Originally a theatre actor, Albert Nicholas has had the pleasure of performing in such shows as Barefoot in the Park and Blood Wedding. In the last few years, he has focused his career towards film and TV, landing roles on hit shows such as Lucifer, Supernatural and Unreal. Albert is thrilled to be stepping back on stage and honoured to be part of the Pull Festival for the first time.
Quynh Mi is delighted to be a part of Pull Fest VI. Originally from Calgary, she moved to Vancouver in 2009 to pursue acting. Here, she was also introduced to yoga, and is now both an actor and a yoga teacher. Selected film/TV: The Flash, UnREAL, Continuum, and Nightmare Time. Theatre: The Theory of Everything, and the MSG Lab public reading of Trig Variations, both with the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre. Quynh's training includes Canada's National Voice Intensive, the Arts Club Actors Intensive, and ongoing studies with Andrew McIlroy. She enjoys observing wildlife in their natural habitat and is especially enthusiastic about sea otters, penguins, lemurs, and red pandas. Thank you to my partner Randy, and to our tabby kitties, for all the love and support.
Nathania Bernabe is an actor who loves Theatre, Film, Voice Over Work and Improv. She is grateful for the incredible opportunities to intensively train as an actor in different mediums abroad. Training with such Schools and Companies like the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, SITI Company, Zen Zen Zo and Second City Chicago. Nathania has a profound love for movement based theatre. She is an actor combatant with Fight Directors Canada and is training for her Advanced Certification. You can catch her training with a sword at Academie Duello and creating performance fights with her fight partner Jackie Hanlin for Vancouver events and their Youtube Channel, Affair of Honor. As well you can see her doing improv shows with Instant Theatre. She is very excited to be a part of the Pull Festival and to meet new people in the Vancouver Theatre community.
Krys Yuan is a young Singaporean theatre-maker and anthropology student at UBC. Having graduated from the theatre program at School of the Arts, Singapore, she dances between disciplines and continues her theatre practice outside of school as an actor, director and writer. She finds herself perpetually in the 'in-between', drawn to the stories and people that live there. When she isn’t busy with words or fancy theories, she enjoys birdwatching, learning about music, chasing after cats and watching sunsets.
Kayleigh Sandomirsky is a graduate of the Simon Fraser Contemporary Arts Program, where she had the opportunity to perform in Women of Troy (written and directed by Bill Dow), The Alice (written and directed by Penelope Stella), Machinal (directed by Steven Hill), Blackbox 2009, and in a variety of student directed productions. Kayleigh is now the Artistic Associate of Resounding Scream Theatre as well as performing in three of their shows: Hive: The New Bees 3, Plunge, and Listen to Me. She has also devised and performed with rice and beans theatre on The Gods Detest You and Loomings; The Whale, the Troika Collective on a piece for Belarusian Dream Theatre, and Excavation Theatre on Meanwhile; which won “Best On-Sight Show” at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. She has also dabbled in the production side, assistant managing at Club PuSh at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, as well as stage managing The Dark by Rebel Haunt Theatre at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is her first time being involved in the Pull Festival and she is excited to be working with such a great group of emerging artists.
Jessica McLeung is thrilled to be back on stage again for her first production with Pull Fest. Her unfaltering support for local talent and artistic story telling leads to her participation in various festivals throughout the city. She was involved with Point Grey’s Theatre Company and competing in the Canadian Improv Games, when her love for acting began to grow. A focused and passionate performer, Jessica has an earnest energy that captivates. Her notable roles include Marge in The Gentleman Caller, Elizabeth in The Role of Della, and Melissa in Relationship Renovation. A former musician as well, she has over a decade of Classical training, earning several distinctions with B.C.C.M. and the Royal Conservatory of Music throughout her piano career. She had her first theatre-directing debut in 2011 for The Meet, a 10-minute pantomime, and was the recipient of the Point Grey Theatre Award in 2012.
Douglas is a theatre aficionado with lots of hobbies -- including music, puppets, books, movies and Vancouver (his hometown). After studying with an array of acting teachers and coaches in Vancouver, he was accepted into the National Theatre School of Canada, as one of only twelve students in his year. Since graduating in 2016, Doug has had the good fortune to make theatre with some brilliant, emerging Canadian artists, listed below. He is looking forward to working in this city, and across this beautiful land.
Camille is very excited to be a part of the Pull festival this year! She is a recent graduate of the Acting Program at Studio 58. Her Studio 58 credits include ‘Ajax’ in Troilus and Cressida, ‘Martin’ in Angels in America, ‘Tina’ in George F. Walker’s The Crowd, and ‘Romeo’ in Romeo + Juliet. She also played ‘Mowgli’ in Carousel Theatre’s production of The Jungle Book. Camille would like to thank all of her friends and family for their support, as well as everyone involved in making the Pull festival happen.
Credits include: Love, Lust & Lace (Firehall); Integral Elimination (Vines Art Festival); Face to the Wall & Fewer Emergencies, Eurydice, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Bacchae 2.1, Marion Bridge (UBC); The Children's Hour (Ensemble Theatre Company); Shipyard Pals (NVMA/Presentation House); The Rimers of Eldritch, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Romeo and Juliet (Malaspina Theatre). Originally from Vancouver Island, Meegin completed her Theatre Diploma at Vancouver Island University, then moved to Vancouver to complete the Acting BFA and graduate from UBC. She is excited for this years’ Pull Festival and is even more ecstatic to be a part of it.
A triple threat performer originally hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, Nhi Do is an actress, producer, and director. Nhi's career originally stemmed from the lyrics and rhythm of musicals, swiftly transitioning to film and television upon her arrival to Vancouver and proceeded to work on a variety of productions including Warner Brother's Watchmen, the award-winning indie feature, Mulligans, and Lifetime Network's thriller, Stranger with My Face. Recent projects include the Jessie Richardson-nominated Canadian premiere of Heathers: The Musical, the original play, Patch (NOW! Theatre), an adventure fantasy Dungeons and Dragons webseries directed by Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) called D20 Babes, Hallmark's holiday film, Magic Stocking, and recently booked a supporting lead role in an upcoming feature film. In addition to acting, Nhi has a BA in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies from the University of Victoria and has recently completed the Summer Training Congress at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. When not acting, Nhi teaches and coaches students while co-hosting and directing a talk/variety webseries called Dog's Breakfast.
Born in New York and raised in Toronto, Gavi a classically trained chef made his way to Vancouver to work in the culinary arts. An offer from a friend to collaborate on the short film “The Protege” would ignite a passion for acting. Since that time Gavi has been “Yes and'ing” to all acting opportunities. His recent work includes Metro Theatre's production of “Comic Potential”, several short films, supporting roles in the independent feature “Idle Thoughts” and the web series “The Babysitter”. Gavi loves the theatre and is excited to be part of the Pull Festival working with talented emerging playwrights, directors and actors.
Samantha Hum is an Australian-Singaporean actress whose most notable roles include the lead in “The Third Bandit” featured in the Storyhive/Telus Competition, a lead role in "Feel Good Lost" and a supporting role in “Mining Moon” for which she won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Indie Film Fest.
Recently in the Women in Film and TV (WIFTV) mentorship program being mentored by Tammy Gillis (Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Continuum, Unleashing Mr Darcy), Samantha thinks of herself as a constant student, always soaking up new ideas and perspectives that she can apply to her work as an artist.
Raised in Singapore, Samantha has been drawn to performance from a young age, finding deep joy in her ability to entertain and audience. She has always been passionate about singing and acting, and throughout school, she appeared in at least one play each year, graduating as one of the top drama students at United World College (S.E.A.). After college, she was accepted into the prestigious Australian Film School - 16th Street Actors Studio, where she studied the teachings of Uta Hagen, Lee Strasberg, Ivana Chubbuck, and Mike Leigh under the tutelage of such notable masters as Kerry Armstrong, Noni Hazelhurst, and Larry Moss.
Curious by nature and with a ferocious energy that she directs fully at the project at hand, Samantha is a powerful young actress who adds to any film in which she appears. She is currently residing in Vancouver, BC.