Guest Speakers

June 22

Sarah Gadon first appeared on stage at age seven, as a lamb in the National Ballet School of Canada's production of 'The Nutcracker'. Since then she has worked consistently on Television from 'La Femme Nikita' to 'Being Erica'. But Sarah wanted to do more than act. Her passion for film has led her to pursue a degree in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto where she is learning as much as she can about the art of cinema, storytelling and the great directors... like David Cronenberg. When Sarah sent her audition tape to Mr. Cronenberg, she thought it was a long shot. But the great Canadian Director liked what he saw and cast her as psychiatrist Carl Jung's rational and loyal wife Emma in 'A Dangerous Method', which had its premiere at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival.

In fact, Mr. Cronenberg was so impressed he put her in his next film, an adaptation of Don DeLillo's 'Cosmopolis' which played in competition last year at Cannes. In 2011 Sarah was officially named one of TIFF's Rising Stars and that same year Sarah worked again with a Cronenberg, this time she was cast in Brandon Cronenberg's feature film debut "Antiviral" which also screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. This year Gadon has banked two film's, one by the Oscar nominated directed Denis Villeneuve, "An Enemy" and the BFI film directed by Amma Asante, "Belle". She looks forward to shooting her first Major studio films, "The Amazing Spiderman 2" and Dracula this spring.