This Project is close to my heart and I am beyond honoured to be apart of it. I remember the devastating news breaking when I was 14 years old, about a young girl taken from her home and had been missing for a week. I remember thinking that could have been anybody, that could have been me. There has been a few different retellings of the Elizabeth Smart Story, but this is the first time she's produced, co written and had a say in telling her story, her way. While her story is horrific, there is a silver lining and that's what makes Elizabeth strong, It was her ability to have hope and strength no matter what. The through line in this film is, even though there are bad people in the world, there are good people too. I am also happy to say that I play one of the nice people in her story. In this scene, I act alongside Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy and Alana Boden who all do amazing transformations into character.
Here are some behind the scenes photography of the new webseries #ModelLife captured by Ken Thorne.
This idea started in my head years ago. The project is based on the exploitation that I saw happening in the modelling industry. I wrote it all down and performed it as a 1/2 hour one woman show! I played all the characters, even the guys so it was an amazing experience to be able to cast actors to play the parts that only existed as extensions myself. To hear my words spoken through 200 other people during the casting process was surreal.
All the episodes in this series are based on real events that I've personally experienced in the hopes of connecting with young girls aspiring to get into the industry.
There have been documentaries and interviews on the exploitation of young women, I thought it would be interesting to explore it from a female perspective within the context of a webseries.
Push Start is the story of a woman who begins to push herself to start living life on her own terms.
*World Premier at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2017.
Behind the scenes screen captures from the Showcase & Netflix Series Travelers. Season 2 is coming out on Netflix in December 2017! I play a character called Dr. Chen. An investigative FBI Scientist Doctor.
Continuum ran for four successful seasons on Showcase in Canada, Netflix and Syfy in the United States. My character is a receptionist at a blood bank for a really intense shoot out scene. I appear in Season 4 Episode 4. In this scene I act alongside Ryan Robbins, Michael Eklund and Aleks Paunovic
Desturbia the Series
Desturbia is a webseries created by Alan Roman. In this serial, I play Detective Karen Riley solving the recent supernatural crimes of a mysterious middle America town called Desturbia. This series has yet to be released, I had a blast working on this project!
Air Canada enRoute Film Festival 2015 Trailer // Bande-annonce du Festival du film enRoute 2015
Working with the hair artists at revlon, this look was inspired by a jellyfish with the red on top and blue on the bottom. I was lucky enough to be published in the yearly Contesta magazine!
Lifestyle Photoshoot and campaign for Ferrero Rocher May- August 2017! I had a blast doing this campaign ad for this gold wrapped chocolate! The people were fantastic and all I could do was smile the whole day :) . This campaign ran for four months and was for Mother's day, wedding season and the summer!
Campaign Ad for Benjamin Moore paints! I got to play a wife redesigning a home at the tender age of 20. This shoot was way too much fun! After this, my face was all over The Bay, in this print ad.
Photoshoot for a stock photography company. We shot in Makers Lab in Vancouver which is where artists go to work on their craft. Woodworkers, fashion designers, 3D printers, you name it, they create there.
Lily Andersen Jewlery
Lily Andersen is a talented Jewlery maker from Nelson BC. She handcrafts each bracelet, necklace and ring. Working her her for two consecutive years, she is a talented artist who is as genuine as her jewels!