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You are invited to become part of our talent data base. There is no fee to be paid for this service. We welcome all actors, directors, vocalists, musicians, dancers and background performers. Your portfolio will be exposed to industry professionals from around the world. FREE OF CHARGE. FilmGander.com is also open to individuals who have technical experience in camera work, make-up, costume, lighting, sound and writing.

Click here to complete the form online. If you prefer to complete and return a hard copy of the form, click here to download a printable Information Form in PDF format. (Note: you must have Abode Acrobat Reader to view this file). When completed email (gregblumer@gandercanada.com) or fax (709.651.5961) to the Film Development Officer, along with your headshot. If you do not have a recent picture, drop by our office at the Gander Arts & Culture Centre, we’ll be glad to take it for you.

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Actors

Robert G. Barnes

Address: 34 Hamilton St., Gander, NL
Phone: 709.651.3706 Email:rgbarnes@roadrunner.nf.net
Credits: Background performer in two feature films "Secret Nation" and "Rare Birds"
Skills: Visual Artist and self taught in the area of Video Production
Languages / Dialect: English. Character voice-over's for cartoons and imitate a number of dialects such as Australian, English, Scottish, etc.
Represention: N/A

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Anne Marie Blumer

Address: 13 Elizabeth Dr., Gander, NL, Canada, A1V 1G4
Phone: 709.256.8776 Email: iamgus40@hotmail.com
Credits: Misery Harbor, 1998, Production Asst. (Feature Film), Stay Out Of The Basement, 2000, Actor (Radio Play), Gander: An Aerial View, 2003, Actor/Writer (Stage Play), Avion Players Community Theater, Performed on local, Provimcial, National & International stages.
Skills: Singing, Improv, Tap Dancer, Makeup Artist/Workshop Facilitator
Languages / Dialect: English, Newfoundland
Represention: N/A

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Steve Harris

Address: 7a Fitzgibbon Street, St.John's, NL, A1E 2E9
Phone: 709.754.4429 Email: ImperialGrand@hotmail.com
Website: (Click for website)
Credits: Six+ years in the Theatre, including but not limited to Adam (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare), Reynardo J. Snagg (The Red Shoes), Aaron Leonard (West Moon), Scarcow (Wizard of Oz)
Skills: Modeling, Juggleing, Accents, Physical Acting, Improv, and screenwriting. Digital Video and Eletronic Music Production
Languages / Dialect: English and French; Scottish, German, Southern American accents
Representation: N/A

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Patrick Joesph Keough (age 13)

Address: 85 Fraser Rd., Gander, NL
Phone: 709.256.5052 Email: N/A
Credits: Lead on high school drama productions
Skills: Loud, clear voice, creative and outgoing
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: Pamela Anne-Marie Peckford

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Melissa Glover

Address: P.O. Box 445, Gambo, NL, A0G 1T0
Phone: 709.674.5073 Email: dramaqueen_724@hotmail.com
Credits: Active member of the Smallwood Academy Drama Club for 3 years. Attended the Regional Drama Festival in Gander in 2003 where i won two awards in the categories of best supporting acctress and outstanding scene. Played the lead role in a play about drinking and driving called, " Just One Night ". Other productions include; A Not So Merry Christmas, Reunion on Gallows Hill, The Ransom of Emily Jane, and A Christmas Carol.
Skills: Loud, clear voice, creative and outgoing
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention:N/A

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Mike Hayes

Address: Box 17, Site 15, Eastport, NL, A0G 1Z0
Phone: 709.677.3283 Email: jhayes@nf.sympatico.ca
Credits: N/A
Skills: Stand-up comedy, Acting, Writing
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Nicholas Mercer

Address: 35 Byrd Ave., Gander, NL, Canada, A1V 2A1
Phone: 709.256.4972 Email: rmercer@nf.sympatico.ca
Credits: Ten years of Competitive Vocal training (Kim Wiseman), one year of dance/movement training (Heather Harris-Cooper). Group founder and cordinator of Youth Xpressions, prepared and directed four musicals with this group. Focusing on the areas of singing/dance/miming and acting. Group members ranged in ages from 6 to 19. Played one of the lead roles of Sonny in the hit musical "Grease" presented by Gander Collgiate. Co-Directed "Voices" the 2001 Award winning High School Drama Festival play with former theatre teacher Wayne Hurley. An Employee of Acting Up Entertainment, performing in various forms of theatre, including dinner theatre. A memeber of the local award winning theatre company Avion Players
Skills: Acting, Singing, Dance, Writing, Directing, Miming and Mentoring
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Stacie Clark-Nelles

Address: 12 Tilley Place, Gander, NL, A1V 2P5
Phone: 709.651.2579 Email: jandsnelles@nl.rogers.com
Credits: Starred as Sally Talley in Talley's Folly and won an EODL award for "Best actress in a major role". Played Suzette in "Don't Dress for Dinner" for the Belleville Theatre Guild. Starred as Peggy in "Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii" for Theatre Collingwood. Performed a part in "Butterflies Are Free" as Jill. Principle in "The Marriage Counselor" for Empire Entertainment
Skills: Ice Dancing, Ballet, Jazz, Basic Tap.
Languages / Dialect: English, Basic French, Dialects as requested with time to study.
Represention: N/A

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Technical

Lorne Keating

Address: Gander, NL
Phone: 709.256.3859 Email: lornekeating@hotmail.com
Credits: Lamp Operator, Snowbound (Yukon)
Skills: Set Etiquette and Protocol (March 23, 2002) Mount Royal Cottage, Calgary. Lamp Operator Course (April, 2002) I.A.T.S.E. 212. Previous experience as construction labour for Set Deck, Assistant Pryotechnical, CRAFT Services, Production Assistant, lighting for various stage shows and also DV camera operator/production assistant for Rogers television's show "Skyways".
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: Was a permitee with I.A.T.S.E for locals 58, 873, 212 and also worked with the Yukon Film Commission.

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Brian Tremblett

Address: 4 Lee Street, Gander, NL, A1V 2L1
Phone: 709.256.5057 Email: briant@roadrunner.nf.net
Credits: "Long Harbour...A Place in Time" 1989 Advantage Productions Camera, Camera Assistant, Sound Recordist, Lighting Assistant. "Newfoundland Dockyard" 1989 Advantage Productions Lighting Assistant, Production Assistant, and Sound Recordist. "Fragile Fishery" 1989 Advantage Productions Camera, and Production Assistant "Colleen" Rawlins Cross Music Video 1990 Production Assistant and Sound Recordist for documentary. "Welcome Aboard...The Joseph and Clara Smallwood" 1990 Advantage Productions Camera, Camera Assistant, Lighting Assistant, Production Assistant. "Blackhorse Beer TV Ads" 1989 McWaters and Associates Film Corp. Production Assistant and CRAFT Services "Newfoundland Wilderness" 1993 -1996 Cable Atlantic Producer, Videographer, and Editor of this weekly hunting and fishing series in and around Newfoundland and Labrador. Recipient of Atlantic Region Galaxi Award 1994. "Sessions" 1993 -2000 Cable Atlantic Executive Producer, director and editor for this weekly series dedicated to the entertainers of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Winter Games 2002" Rogers Television Exective Producer for this games update show broadcast provincially throughout the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games 2002.
Skills: Acting, directing, Camerawork, Sound and Lighting
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Costumes

Laura Piercey

Address: 76 Rickenbacker Rd., Gander, NL
Phone: 709.651.2530 Email: lpseams@warp.nfld.net
Website: LP Seams (Click for website)
Credits: Created patterns for and constructed dance recital costumes for local dance schools for 4 years. 110-150 costumes each year.
Skills: Sewing, pattern construction and manipulation, garment construction and creation, alterations costume design
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Brenda Hiscock

Address: 36 Hawker Cresent, Gander, NL, A1V 1T2
Phone: 709.651.3026 Email: jhiscock@nf.sympatico.ca
Website: N/A
Credits: Diploma in Food Administration -college of Trades & tech. 1979. Certificate in Cake Decorating - CONA. Certificate in Gourmet Cooking - CONA. The Allan R.Hillier Award for Excellence in Costume Design - 2003. The Allan R. Hillier Award for Excellence in Costume Design -2004. Sewing assistant at Gander, NL location for MISERY HARBOUR. Costume Coordinator for Gander Collegiate's production of "Grease". Costumer Designer for various musical productions at Gander Academy. Currently costume coordinator for Avion Players, Gander.
Skills: Good organizational skills in the field of cooking, sewing, costume design. 33 years expeience in sewing. Advanced quilter. Experience in costumes for community theater. Experience in drapery sewing. Extensive experience in operating computerized sewing machines, machine embroidery, sergers, regular sewing equipment.
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Musicians

W. Jon Stacey

Address: 21A Wright Cres., Gander, NL, A1V 2G9
Phone: 709.256.3262 Email: jstacey22@hotmail.com
Website: The Phantom 4 (Click for website)
Credits: Galatic Ninjas of Dakota EP "Robots In Disguise", Matt Carpenter Project album "Turn Your Back"; Audio and Video Editor with the Town of Gander Media Centre (2001-2003)
Skills: Guitar, Keyboard and Piano; Photography, Audio/Video Editor, proficient with computers, Graphic Design
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Katherine Connors

Address: 15 Peterson Drive, Gander NL A1V 1X7
Phone: 709.256.8990 Email: bkconnors@nf.sympatico.ca
Credits: Musical Dinner Theatre, Gander NL, major singing/acting role in summer production of a Newfoundland play "The Admiral's Feast". Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" outdoor summer production, Gander NL Role, Courtesan. Performed as musician and background volcalist on locally produced CD- entitled "Gander One." Performed own compositions of music and poety on local CBC program, entitled "Spindrift." Performed in various local concerts and productions with Avion Players and other projects in Gander and surrounding area.
Skills: Piano/Vocals/Songstylist/Arranger, Songwriter, Writer: Short stories/Essays/Poetry, Musical Facilitator of Poetry workshops at the Junior Highschool level, creating musical poetry with young students. I have a passion and flair for poetry and creative writing and have attended and facilitated workshops in these genres. I am very much an "ideas" person and I am currently involved in heading up a local writer's group associated with the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Languages / Dialect: English. I also have a flair for other accents especially British.
Represention: N/A

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Susan Watkins

Address: 22 Solberg Cres., Gander, NL, A1V
Phone: 709.256.8635 Email: eus87@hotmail.com
Credits: Eight years with the Heather Harris school of dance. Seven years vocal training and seven years of piano training. Participant in the Gander Kiwanis Music fetival for eight years. Participant in the regional Drama Festival 2002 & 2004. Volounteer for the Canadian Cancer Society and Hip-Hip Hooray.
Skills: Tap and ballet dancing, opera, musical theatre and other, piano and acting.
Languages / Dialect: English, French
Represention: N/A

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Other

Amanda Penton

Address: 7a Fitzgibbon Street, St.John's, NL, A1E 2E9
Phone: 709.754.4429 Email: me@amandapenton.com
Website: AmandaPenton.com (Click for website)
Credits: Assistant to the Film Development Officer during International Trade Shows and Location Shoots, Actors Assistant and Prop handler with Avion Players, Graphic Design, Web Development, Administrative capabilities
Skills: Proficient with computers, high energy, excellent people and organizational skills
Languages / Dialect: English
Represention: N/A

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Kathryn Taylor

Address: 8 Dawe Crescent, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, A2A 2T2
Phone: 709.489.5563 Fax: 709.489.0891
Email: paris.taylor@warp.nfld.net
Credits: IWK Children's Hospital Telethon
Skills: Writer, currently completing first novel in the romantic suspense genre (100,000 words), Eight years as manager of the New Brunswick broadcast of the IWK Children's Hospital Telethon which included scripting, developing a "two-day live concert event", and on-air hosting. Program aired on ATV and raised 3.5 million dollars annually, a significant portion of which emanated from NB. Experience as a writer/producer in the Promotions Department of ATV/ASN Halifax.
Languages / Dialect: English and French
Represention: N/A

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