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Brenda Matthews

actor

Height: 5’5         Weight:147 lbs         Hair: Blonde         Eyes: Grey

FILM & TELEVISION

COMMERCIALS

 THEATRE

OTHER

TRAINING

SKILLS

FILM PRINCIPAL/LEAD/ACTOR PRODUCTION

AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY

PRINCIPAL

K FAIR, HALLMARK

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER

PRINCIPAL

D. WEAVER HALLMARK

ROUGE "ep. 410"

ACTOR

R. LIEBERMAN, DIRECTV

SHUT EYE

PRINCIPAL

L KONDRAKI, HULU

TRAVELERS

PRINCIPAL

H SHAVER, NETFLIX

WHEN WE RISE

PRINCIPAL

T SCHLAMME, ABC

HATERS BACK OFF!

PRINCIPAL

A GAYNORD, NETFLIX

MY GRADE 8 DIARY

PRINCIPAL

A TURNER, STORY HIVE

LIFE ON THE LINE

ACTOR

D HACKL, MARRO FILMS

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

LEAD

BRIANNE NORD-STEWART, BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES

BACKSTROM (EP 101)

ACTOR

D GROSSMAN, FOX STUDIOS

UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER # 142 #114 #118

PRINCIPAL

D MASSAR,P ZILLER.  TLC

THE TOWN THAT CAME A-COURTIN’

PRINCIPAL

D WINNING, UPTV

ARROW (EP 120)

PRINCIPAL

K FINK / THE CW

THE INSPECTOR

LEAD

L HENDERSON, WORKSAFE BC

REMEMBER ME (VIDEO GAME)

PRINCIPAL

D CARRARA, ELECTRONIC ARTS

MR YOUNG (MR FIRST IMPRESSION)

ACTOR

J ROSENBAUM, YTV

SPEED DATE

PRINCIPAL

D CARTER, CHELYRE FILMS

FRINGE (EP 302)

ACTOR

JJ ABRAMS, FOX STUDIOS

WHEN LIFE WAS GOOD

PRINCIPAL

T MILES, SATURNHEAD FILMS

OCTV – Season 2

PRINCIPAL

OFF CENTRE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS

VERY BAD MEN (EP 1.1)

LEAD

F FRAME, MAKE BELIEVE PRODUCTIONS

VICE

PRINCIPAL

R INGLIS, STAGE 18 PICTURES

EDUCATED GUESS

LEAD

ML PICHE, PRODUCTIONS LARE

BLUE

ACTOR

A MARS, SILVERLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

ABRIDGE

PRINCIPAL

D LESSOWAY, OEM PRODUCTIONS

FADING

PRINCIPAL

D LESSOWAY, OEM PRODUCITONS

SEXUAL HARASSMENT VIDEO

PRINCIPAL

D MASSAR, ART MECHANICS

WHAT’S BLACK WHITE AND RED

PRINCIPAL

A BECKER, VFS

BLOODLUST

PRINCIPAL

S SERGEV, PATHWAY FILMS

INQ

ACTOR

C BRYCE, CYANOLUNA

TITLE PRODUCTION

BOOST

CoMPANY

K-Y

TOOL OF NORTH AMERICA

ENTRESTO

CoMPANY

JIMMY DEAN

SKUNK

DENNY’S

TBA

METAMUSCIL

TOOL OF NORTH AMERICA

AETNA

CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS

NBC TV ANYTIME

CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS

DATERSEARCH

B NORD-STEWARD

BCSC – STOLEN DREAMS

BC SECURITY COMMISSION

DAFFODIL CAMPAIGN

CANADIAN NATIONAL

LEGAL MARKETING

INDUSTRIAL

SUDDEN LINK - SPECIAL DELIVERY

NO SMOKE

SCHIFF MOVE FREE

RADIUM

SUDDEN LINK – ONE BILL PHIL

NO SMOKE

BECEL

MAD / PROCINE

CURVES 

CINECURE

RBC

SOFT CITIZEN

MACYS

RADICAL MEDIA

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

STEAM FILMS

GOLD SHIELD AUTO BODY

W REID / CBC

VERNON TOYOTA

W REID / CBC

TILE ROLE PRODUCTION
THIS IS A PLAY OLDER FEMALE ACTOR M YOSHIDA, ODE
PINK FLAMINGO JANETTE S HUNT, RED HERRING
LET'S KILL GRAMMA THIS CHRISTMAS GRAMMA R PARLIAMENT, GHOSTLIGHT
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR LILY MORTAR R PARLIAMENT, GHOSTLIGHT
MOTHER MAY I MOTHER R PARLIAMENT, GHOSTLIGHT
A GUIDE TO MOURNING DEIRDRE D MOTT, UPINTHEAIR/GENUS THEATRE
HOUSE OF YES MRS PASCAL M POPOFF, POINT B PRODUCTIONS
FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE CHEETAH BEE B WIENS, POINT B PRODUCTIONSK GORDON, NORTH VAN PLAYERS
MOON OVER BUFALLO CHARLOTTE HAY D MOTT, UPINTHEAIR THEATRE
BORBORYGMI DEATH A SUNMERS, ALCHEMIST THEATRE
MACBETH HECATE E RYS MILLER, UPINTHEAIR THEATRE
WAGABONDI HO GYPSY TAMARA MCCARTHY, SCARLET SATIN
THE LAUNDROMAT ALBERTA SIMON LONGMORE, VADA PRODUCTIONS
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR MS FREMUS/SEN CLARK KEEP YOUR HEAD UP PRODUCTIONSVARIOUS
KYHU SKETCH COMEDY CLUB VARIOUS J BLACKMORE, VFS
STAND UP COMEDY MYSELF  
VFS SKETCH COMEDY TROUP VARIOUS  
THE BOOK OF LIZ
(RECIPIENT – CTDC BEST ACTRESS 2006)
LIZ PENELOPE CORRIN, PICKLED THEATRE
SLEEPING BEAUTY GOOD FAIRY FLAVIS NORTH SHORE THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM OATSIE CAREW R PARLIAMENT, PICKED PRODUCTIONS
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION OUISA KITTRIDGE MICHAEL ROBINSON, PICKLEDPRODUCTIONSE
TONY & TINA’S WEDDING AUNTROSE / MRS.V HOARSE RAVEN THEATR
THE LOAF NO 2 L KOHEN, WALKING FISH FESTIVAL
RUNS IN THE FAMILY ROSEMARY BROOK JEWELL, STAGE 43
SINNERS MONICA MEL STEWART, MILLENIUM PLAYERS
WHO'S ON FIRST CAMILLE DAVE BARON, WHITE ROCK PLAYERS
WEDDING FROM HELL MOTHER OF THE BRIDE JUDY MOODY, STAGE 43
BLACK SNOW KONIKA / EULAMPIA IRINA TROUCHENKO, UNITED PLAYERS
ROMEO & JULIET BENVOLIO / LADY M GLYNIS LEYSHON, BC FOTA
TALKING WITH... DRAGON C GARDNER, THEATRE WEST VAN
BOEING BOEING JANET NEVILLE OWEN, STAGE 43
LADIES WHO LUNCH LADY AMELIAV JUDY MOODY, STAGE 43E
OTHER
VOICE OVER – UBC DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY
PRINT – JULIA WHOLESALE CLOTHING CATALOGUE
PRINT – BC TRANSIT PRINT AD CAMPAIGN PRINT – WESTCOAST EXPRESS AD CAMPAIGN
PRINT – MEMORY BOX BROCHURE PRINT – LIFESTYLES, REDPATH PHOTOGRAPHY
TRAINING
IN THE ROOM WITH STUART AIKINS STUART AIKINS
ACTORS FOUNDRY VARIOUS WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
STUNT FIGHT TRAINING VINCENT PALERMO
VARIOUS WORKSHOPS PAMELA WISE, DOROTHY SYZMANSKA, MARK BRANDON, MARC
THEATRE/STAGE BAUER,SID KOZAK
SHAKESPEARE STUDIO 58 - THE SHAKESPEARE CENTRE
IMPROVISATION VANCOUVER THEATRE SPORTS
SCENE STUDY - ONGOING ANDREW MCILROY
SPECIAL SKILLS
RIDING (ENGLISH & WESTERN) GOLFING SWIMMING
MOTORCYCLE RIDING CLASS 6 DRIVERS DIALECTS LICENSE CLASS 5
STUNT FIGHTING
Brenda Matthews

Production Heads Article

biography

For "Beat Around the Bush"
Brenda Matthews

CBC Interview

Beat Around the Bush

demo reel

Personal Life

Brenda loves to travel and in the past few years has visited Jordan, Dubai, Denmark, France, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Laos, Miramar, Belize, Guatemala,  Chile, Scotland, Iceland, the Farrow Island, and the Shetland Islands.  Brenda tours the west coast on her Vulcan 800 motorcycle as often as she can get away.  In the past she has jumped out of perfectly good airplanes, shot down level 4 rapids, ridden camels through the desert and elephants through the Golden Triangle.  Divorced, Brenda has 2 biological children and two step-children – all of whom she spends as much time as possible with.

Recent Projects

In 2014, Brenda was cast as the lead in the short film ‘Beat Around The Bush’, this film is currently touring the festival circuit with it's world premier at the Vancouver International Women's Film Festival and has been screened at the Dawson City International short Film Festival, and the Newport Beach International Film Festival - additional screening announcements to come.  She is also cast in a recurring role in the web series ‘My Grade 8 Diary’.

 

One of Brenda’s other passions is creating masks. She started making leather masks when she decided she wanted to use a mask for her role as the witch Hecate, in Shakespeare’s MacBeth.  She has created masks for various theatre productions and cosplayers throughout Vancouver.

 

In everything she does, Brenda seems to be listening to her own counsel, not following any typical playbook. "You've got to keep growing and learning, taking on new adventures in life otherwise you become stagnant." she once explained.

Early Life

Brenda is the daughter of a successful business owner; her father's job necessitated a number of moves during her youth. In her high school years, she attended 3 different high schools before dropping out to pursue a career in modeling.

 

Brenda returned to school as a mature student after the birth of her first child, attending Langara Studio 58 where she studied theatre.

 

Brenda returned to her love of stage when her youngest daughter graduated from high school.  Her first few years were spent performing with various community theatre groups throughout the Vancouver lower mainland.  Her performance as ‘Ouisa in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ became a turning point and soon after she won the CTC (Community Theatre Coalition) award as best actress for her role as Liz in ‘The Book of Liz’.  At this time Brenda started training for film and TV and soon found an agent, Jason Ainslie of Principals Talent who she is still represented by.  It wasn’t long before Brenda starting booking roles in the film industry.

Acting Career

Brenda Matthews was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After studying at Langara Studio 58, Brenda became a stage actor, working on projects with various theatre companies in the Vancouver area.  Although not a singer she did two musicals right after leaving Langara – South Pacific and The Owl and the Pussy Cat.  Soon after beginning her acting career Brenda stepped away from the stage to raise her family. Brenda has 4 grown children and five grandchildren.

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