5 to watch/10 to watch

Geoff Ashenhurst

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Geoff Ashenhurst

The editor got his big break when he was selected to cut 2009′s Defendor, which premiered at that year’s TIFF.

EchoBay_Dupuis&Wilson

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Andre Dupuis & Scott Wilson

The duo formed Echo Bay Media while in college and their first TV series Departures is widely regarded as a successful take on the travel show genre.

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The 2011 Ten to Watch: Lindsay George

This Vancouver-based cinematographer is impressing many with her aesthetic sensibilities and keen eye.

9. VIKO - Director PHOTOLarysa Kondracki

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Larysa Kondracki

The director’s first feature, The Whistlerblower, stars two Oscar winners and has earned praise around the world for its recent premiere.

Jenn_Engels Head Shot

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Jenn Engels

This screenwriter may have a Bay St. background, but she’s firmly entrenched in the world of comedy now, having penned scripts for HBO series and CBC comedies alike.

SARAH GADON in The Endings

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Sarah Gadon

With two David Cronenberg movies already under her belt, this young actor is already making a splash internationally.

Ryan and Jason Belleville

The 2011 Ten to Watch: Jason and Ryan Belleville

“We don’t have a mean bone in our bodies, comedy-wise,” the writing and producing duo behind TV series Almost Heroes say.

Charlotte Sullivan

10 To Watch: Charlotte Sullivan

One of the lead characters on Rookie Blue, greenlit for a second season just weeks after its debut, she’s also up for her turn as Marilyn Monroe in History Channel’s The Kennedys

Missy Peregrym

10 To Watch: Missy Peregrym

There was a moment while playing Rookie Blue character Andy McNally when Missy Peregrym had to ask herself, “Why am I saying her lines in real life?”

Amy Matysio

10 To Watch: Amy Matysio

Just wrapped a stage run of one-woman play The Syringa Tree, earned a Canadian Comedy Award nod with her troupe General Fools and currently in development on her series inSAYSHAble, co-created with Minds Eye Entertainment for Citytv.

Kyle Mac

10 To Watch: Kyle Mac

Discovered on CBC’s Triple Sensation, Mac has landed guest spots on Flashpoint and Unnatural History as well as snagging a cast spot on Shaftesbury’s Baxter

Adam Higgs

10 To Watch: Adam Higgs

Writing professionally for two years, Higgs has snagged gigs with Marvel Comics, animated series and Republic of Doyle. Now he’s working on a slew of new film and TV projects.