We can’t keep up with Canada’s Rising Screen Stars. They’re everywhere. Halifax’s Ben Proudfoot just won an Oscar. Domee Shi turned her Oscar success with Bao into Turning Red, her love letter to Toronto. Markham’s Iman Vellani will make her debut in a couple months as the new Miss Marvel. Mississauga’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is shooting the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever before kickstarting her movie career. Meanwhile, all those diverse talents on Reservation Dogs who hail from Indigenous nations across the provinces are working on season two. A lot of those names are working down south.
Meanwhile, more and more streamers are buying up all the studio space in Toronto, Vancouver and even Hamilton, making content that takes our talent to the world. During Canadian Screen Week, we’re once again celebrating those who represent us far and wide but also making films, TV shows and web series that blaze a new trail for Canadian storytelling. To quote a former province of Ontario tagline, they are “yours to discover.” Here are Canada’s Rising Screen Stars.