Actor/Director/Producer/Financier Matthew Willson
Matthew Willson is an award-winning Canadian actor, director, producer and financier of the arts with more than 500 stage performances to his credit. A versatile and talented character actor, he also boasts numerous TV and film credits, including roles in Rookie Blue, Murdoch Mysteries, The Strain, Arrival and Queer as Folk. Through his production company, Willson Entertainment Productions, he has produced, directed and starred in several cutting-edge short films.
He also finances several small and large scale film and television projects across Canada and this past year, Matthew has become the sole individual financier of the National Theatre School Drama Festival (previously Sears Festival), which has trained Canadian celebrities such as Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Matthew is an industry expert that has been involved in the Canadian film and art community at every level.
Matthew shared fantastic advice and insight on being an actor, director, and producer in Canada and some great auditioning tips since he has been a casting director for his own projects. We also talk about our love/hate relationships with social media, the joy of podcasting and he makes a case for why I should listen to Howard Stern. I don't want to, I don't like him, but maybe I'll give it a try. I hope you enjoy it.
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