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VIRGINIA LEIGH   
Representation: Butler Ruston & Bell
Height: 5'4'' .  Eyes: blue .  Hair: brown .  Location: Toronto, Canada .  Union: Actra
Film & Television (selected)
Film & Television
EVEYTHING CHANGES poster

Everything Changes

Short film, drama.  

 

Written and directed by Simeon Taole. 

Produced by Cinematoscape, Danielle Ungara. 

Starring Virginia Leigh and Simeon Taole.  

AWARDS & SCREENINGS

Winner Best Short Film, San Diego Black Film Festival 2016

Nomination: Best Narrative Fiction Short, San Francisco Black Film Festival 2016

Official Selection, Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival 2016

Official Selection, North York Arts Festival 2016

Official Selection, Hollywood Glam Gala 2016

Official Selection, Toronto Short Film Festival 2015

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Waiting for Summer

 

Feature Film, drama.

 

Written and directed by Senthil Vinu.  

Produced by Newground Films, Bruno Marino, Krzysztof Pietroszek.  

Starring Caleb Verzyden and Virginia Leigh.

AWARDS & SCREENINGS

Red Carpet Media Screening Richmond Hill 2016

Magic Lantern Screening Carlton Theatre, Toronto 2014

Best Actress Hamilton Film Festival 2012

Best Drama Hamilton Film Festival 2012

Best Feature Length Film, Huntsville Film Festival (Film North) 2012

Rising Star Award, Canadian International Film Festival 2013

Official Selection, Edmonton International Film Festival 2012

Official Selection Mississauga Independent Film Festival 2012

Official Selection & Premiere, Canadian Film Festival 2012

Aired on Super Channel, Available on Rogers on Demand, Atlas Grove (distributor)

PRESS

MIFF Coverage  - The Gateway

MIFF Showcases Canadian Cinema  - Toronto Film Scene

MIFF Rolls Out the Red Carpet  - Mississauga.com

K!PictureWaiting for Summer screens at Mississauga Independent Film Festival - 

MIFF: What to See and Where  - Mississauga Life

MIFF is coming  - InSauga

Toronto Director Places City at Centre Stage in Debut Feature  - PhotoMusicOgraphy

Review: Waiting for Summer - Next Projection

Waiting for Summer Premieres at Canadian Film Fest!    - K!Picture

First Stills and Teaser of Waiting for Summer - The Cultural Post 

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Leatha Acidents

Feature Film, Dark Comedy.

 

Directed by Nicholas Kinsey.  Written by Robert Fleet.  

Produced by Carlton Films, Cinegraphe Inc.  Doug Sutherland.

Starring Kristin Wallace and Virginia Leigh.

SCREENINGS

Special Jury Remi Award, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival 2012

Official selection, Toronto Independent Film Festival 2011

Official Selection, Silver Wave Film Festival 2011

Available on Super Channel

PRESS

Leatha Acidents US Premiere @ Worldfest-Houston International FF - Press Release    

Leatha Acidents was made with the help of several New Brunswickers  -  Daily Gleaner    

Toronto Independent Film Festival 2011 Preview - BlogTO

Official T(Ind)FF Selection - Press Release

Leatha Acidents invited to Toronto Film Festival  - Life in Quebec                  

Cinegraphe Productions Press Release  - Life in Quebec

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Killer God

Feature Film, Thriller.

Written and directed by Stasch Radwanski.   

Produced by Academy One Productions, Chris Agoston.  

Starring Frank Zupancic and Virginia Leigh.

AWARDS & SCREENINGS

Best in Show, @ ITVFEST International Television Festival, LA 2011

Best Independent Feature, Toronto Independent Film Festival 2011

Best Production Design +10 noms including Best Actress, Maverick Film Awards 2011

Official Best of Fest selection 2011

Official Selection, Stepping Stone Film Festival 2011

Available on Amazon

PRESS

Killer God Takes Top Honor at ITVFest Awards in Los Angeles  - Press Release         

ITVFest Interview with Stasch Radwanski   - ITVFest

This Week in Trailers: Killer God  - Slash Films

Indie Thriller Alert: Killer God to Complete Production May 2011  - 28 Days Later       

A New Kind of Slasher in 'Killer God'   - Bloody disgusting

Trailer Debut Home to a Killer God   - Dread Central

It's Cold and Deadly in Canada Thanks to Killer God   - Twitch Film

Never Piss Off a God Especially a Killer God!   - Cinehouse UK​

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The Darkside

 

Short film, drama.

 

Produced and created by Lorne Gross, Fifth Season Media. 

Directed by Raha Shirazi.  

Starring Virginia Leigh and Michael Finkbeiner.

Special Skills

Voice

ADR, French speaker, Accents (British RP, New York, Southern US), Singing 

Movement

Cycling, Canoeing, Dance, Jogging, Sailing, Skating (Rollerblading & Ice-Skating), Skiing (downhill, cross-country, water), Swimming, Yoga

 

Misc.

Computer Skills, Driver’s License, Guitar, Masseuse, Songwriting, Reiki, Writer

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Virginia Leigh in 'Waiting for Summer'
TRAINING
Special Skills
Training & Professional Development

Hon. BA Semiotics and Communication Studies, U of T

Extensive On-Camera & Scene Studies Training

  • Walter Alza Acting Studios ~ Advanced On-Camera Scene Study: Walter Alza, Dean Bajramovic, Tim Kacurov

  • E.V.N. Studios ~ Scene Studies, Audition Workshops, Private Coaching: Earl Nanhu

  • Straeon Studios ~ Private Coaching, Scene Studies, Audition Seminars: Jock MacDonald  

  • Toronto Casting Film Audition Intensive: Marc Baur

  • Breaking Away From the Pack: Brian Levy, CDC

Audition Workshops & Coaching

  • Lynne Cormack ~ Nailing the Small Role audition workshop

  • Lewis Baumander Acting Studio ~ Private Coaching for Auditions: Lewis Baumander

  • Private coaching: Barbara Deutsch

Theatre, Voice & Dance

  • Toronto Theatre Academy ~ Classical Theatre: Tim Kacurov

  • Linklater Workshop: Miranda Handford; Acting with a Director Workshop: Steve DiMarco

  • Voice for Musical Theatre: Deborah Staiman

  • The Singer's Body: Orville Heyn

  • Dance - Bellydance: Arabesque Academy

  • Flamenco: Academy of Spanish Dance

  • Ballet, Modern: University of Toronto

Content Development

  • Theatre Creation: Yoshi Oida

  • Various theatre creation and acting seminars: Theatre Ontario

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