Lisa Durupt“As long as I can remember, I have always been coaching or teaching. I love it!”
Lisa Durupt is an established Film & Television Actor actively working in the Film Industry and has been a Tri-Cities resident since 2010. Lisa has a degree in Theatre & Drama from the University of Winnipeg and a diploma in Musical Theatre from the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
In 2006, Canadian comedy legend, Mark McKinney (‘Superstore’ & ‘Kids In the Hall’) cast her in the hit dark comedy series ‘Less Than Kind’, earning Lisa a Gemini nomination, as well as multiple Leo nominations, for her role as ‘Shandra’, the lovable villain. Since then she has gone on to work alongside some of Hollywood’s best: James Caan (The Godfather), Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) Danny Trejo (Machete Man), Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), Molly Ringwald (Riverdale & Pretty in Pink) and many, many more. She has over 60 Film and Television credits for major studios and networks such as FOX SEARCHLIGHT, UNIVERSAL, NICKELODEON, SONY, MIRMAX, HALLMARK, LIFETIME, The CW, ABC and more.
Durupt is currently a recurring guest-starring on CBC’s ‘Heartland’ and in 2019, she co-starred in 2 feature films; the faith-based drama ‘Breakthrough’ (FOX 2000); & the second installment of the comedy franchise ‘Benchwarmers’ (UNIVERSAL). Next up, look for her in several Netflix shows including the comedy ‘Love, Guaranteed’ with Rachael Leigh Cook & Damon Wayans, Jr.
“As long as I can remember, I have always been coaching or teaching. I love it! Musical Theatre, Hockey, Ice Skating, Fitness classes, you name it. I adore my Tri-Cities community and I am so excited to provide a supportive space that will help others find their creative voice!”
A graduate of the BFA program at the University of Calgary, Stacie was the founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Valley in Cochrane, Alberta and is a director, actor, producer who recently moved to the lower mainland to work in B.C.’s Film & Television Industry. She is a highly respected acting instructor with over 20 years experience, a Primary Instructor at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio (Calgary) and is the co-founder of Any Road Productions.
Stacie’s Film & Television credits include ‘Damnation’ (USA Network), ‘Wynonna Earp’ (Syfy), ‘Heartland’ (CBC/NETFLIX) and this year’s breakout show ‘Jann’ (CTV). Some of her favorite credits include ‘Chasing Justice’, the 2019 Telus Original ‘Realization’, as well as ‘Faultline’, ‘Who Is Riley Oakes’, ‘The Great Fear’, ‘Dryland’ and ‘My Misspent Youth’ (w/ award-winning filmmaker, Cam Christiansen/Anlanda).
With an extensive directing & assistant directing resume, Stacie has done countless productions with well-known theatre companies like Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, New West Theatre, Theatre Calgary, FUSE TC, Shakespeare Company, Rogues Theatre, Dark Forest Theatre, and Seraph Theatre.
Select theatre credits include ‘A Beautiful New City’ (Rogues Theatre), ‘A Beautiful View’ (Sage Theatre), ‘A Beautiful Average’ (Uproar /Downstage), ‘Dying City’ (Pangloss Productions), ‘The Frozen Limit’ (theatreBOOM), ‘Marion Bridge’ (UBC), ‘Brooklyn Says It’s An Onion’ (UBC), ‘Email Diaries’, (Solocentric/OYR), ‘Dangerous Corner’ (Seraph Theatre).
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers recently awarded Stacie the first inaugural ‘Stinger Award’ for Best Actress for ‘Faultline’.
Born and raised in Vancouver BC, David James Lewis knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor. At the beginning of his career David cut his teeth on commercials, independents and numerous short films. One of them being 1999’s “Shoes Off” which won the Best Short Film International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival. David continues to enjoy and contribute to the independent film scene and in fact finds it some of his most rewarding work to date.
Over the years David has becoming one of Vancouver’s busiest working actors, working opposite some of the best: Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly on “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, William H. Macy in the award winning film “Door to Door” and most recently with Aubrey Plaza on the reboot of “Childs Play”.
Previous television work includes “Dead Like Me”, “The L Word” “X-Files” “Supernatural” “Fringe” and every third Movie of the Week over the past 10 years. David has had recurring roles on “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” “Rogue” “Motive” “Intruders” and “Dirk Gently Holistic Detective”. Also a writer, David worked on writing and helping with the creation of the web series “Parked” as well as writing a variety of short films. One of them being “Stalled” which went on to play in 23 film festivals worldwide.
David’s work has earned him many nominations but his latest win, a Leo award, is one of his favorites……so needless to say, he keeps it next to his bed.