You have a lot more freedom to explore and improvise in a Canadian film, which you might not have when there's 13 different production companies that all have serious equity investments.
I grew up always wanting to act, always knowing that's what I wanted to do.
The fundamentals of what I'll do to prepare for a role don't really change. They evolve as you work with more actors and you pick up more tricks.
There wasn't even a movie theater in the town. Nothing. Not even any fast food chains of any kind. Regardless, I knew that I was going to leave and become an actor, and be in film and television, and I've done it.
I know for me, specifically, L.A. is just an overwhelming and scary place. I like spending part of my year there, but I love having Canada as my home to come back to.
For me, selfishly, Toronto is my favorite city in the world. It's the greatest city and you have the whole world here.
Generally Canadian films are smaller. I think the market here is a tenth of the size of the States. So there's less resources to put into the films.
A lot of films in Canada are subsidized by the government, and compared to a studio, the government really stays out of your face creatively.
By far, the content of Canadian films. You're able to push the envelope in ways you can't in the U.S., I find. But also, because of the budgets and everything, it's all condensed, quick, and short.
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