Playback Fall 2017

Roxann Whitebean

Indigenous voices on the rise: Roxann Whitebean

Keep your eye on the Thunder Blanket writer/director/producer, who is boldly tackling the personal, political and otherworldly to build her body of work.

Michelle Latimer

Indigenous voices rising: Michelle Latimer

Following the world premiere of her short Nuuca at TIFF, the Rise filmmaker talks finding wide audiences for Indigenous content.

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Indigenous voices rising: Eagle Vision

Taken exec producers Lisa Meeches and Kyle Irving talk staying ahead of storytelling trends, using critical acclaim to build opportunities and the work that still needs to be done.

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Why diversity matters

Playback‘s fall issue dives into the business cases behind a more diverse entertainment industry and why it matters to the future of Canadian content.

Joel Thomas Hynes

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Joel Thomas Hynes

The actor/writer/producer who is set to debut Little Dog on CBC this winter, has won high praise from the likes of Tassie Cameron and Sally Catto.

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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Rebecca Liddiard

Following her performances in MsLabelled, Houdini and Doyle and the upcoming Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Christina Jennings and Mary Harron on why the 26-year-old is a star in the making.

Akash Sherman

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Akash Sherman

At just 22, the writer/director and VFX whiz kid has caught the eye of Ari Lantos and others with his filmmaking vision and technical expertise.

Jason Filiatraut

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Jason Filiatrault

The Calgary screenwriter who is grabbing the industry’s attention tackles everything from (super) awkward romances to lonely robots to wish-granting unicorns.

Molly McGlynn

Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Molly McGlynn

Deepa Mehta loves her. Lena Dunham praises her. And with her first feature Mary Goes Round just debuting at TIFF, the Toronto director is one to keep an eye on.