Wellness is a new comedy show starring Erin Karpluk (Being Erica).
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Alberta-born Erin Karpluk first started to make waves after landing a part in FOX’s Dark Angel, for which she was hand-picked by award-winning director James Cameron to play the pregnant X5 Gem. Since then she starred as ‘Erica’ in the hit CBC series Being Erica, which had 4 seasons air in over 180 countries. In 2009, Erin received the Gemini Award for Best Actress and the Leo Award for Best Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series. She has starred in the mini-series Delete, Disney XD’s The Wonderful Wayney’s, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, features such as Bailout, Reasonable Doubt, and the comedy feature A Swinger’s Weekend. Currently, Erin can be seen currently on Family Channel’s Holly Hobbie as a Series Lead.
Montreal born Viv Leacock is a Vancouver based actor with extensive credits in film, television, voice over and stand-up comedy. He has played roles in comedies such as I Spy with Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson, Intern Academy with Dan Akroyd, and Are We There Yet? With Ice Cube and Tracey Morgan. Viv played a supporting role in This Means War, directed by McG and starring Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. In BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Viv plays Gripps, acting with Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett. Viv’s recurring roles include Facebook Watch’s Limetown, ABC’s A Million Little Things, and the upcoming third season of Loudermilk.
Diana Bang was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. She is an actor and sketch comedian. Film/TV credits include The Interview, Entanglement and CBC’s Unspeakable. She is a founding member of Asian-Canadian sketch comedy group, Assaulted Fish. Currently, she performs with The Lady Show, a comedy show where they put the “joy” in “feminist killjoy”. Diana has performed and produced solo shows, SELF-ish and Possessed at the Vancouver and Toronto Fringe Festivals. She has also written and directed a short film, Karaoke Mamas, with her sister Andrea Bang, and will be co-directing a short film funded by HGF with Mayumi Yoshida this coming spring.
A graduate of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre with a focus on comedy and genre-based writing, Jonathan has developed multiple feature screenplays with producers both in Canada and the US. He is best known for writing and directing the acclaimed web series Riftworld Chronicles, starring Erin Karpluk (Being Erica) and Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural). Among its many awards are Best Drama Pilot at the New York Television Fest, Best Series at the Vancouver Web Fest and the Audience Choice Award at Denver’s Series Fest. Jonathan’s most recent project and first published work is Riftworld Legends, a historical-fantasy graphic novel which expands the Riftworld universe.
Leah Mallen has produced film, television, and digital content for over twenty years. Her past credits have garnered many awards and accolades including a Best Short Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critic’s Week, a Best Documentary Film at the Zurich Film Festival, and multiple Best Apps Awards at Kidscreen. She has distributed her content around the world, including such platforms and broadcasters such as HBO, Sundance, Hulu, BBC, ARTE, CBC and Knowledge Network. She was one of six international producers selected to attend the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam, is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producer Lab, and has chaired or sat on many creative boards, including the Hot Docs International Film Festival board, DOCBC, and Vancouver’s Cinematheque.
Creative, independent producer who plays well with others. Budget and schedule driven Marc delivers high end projects with a flare for the innovative. Never pleased with only going down one path in the entertainment business, Marc has found himself producing feature Films with the biggest stars in the world to creating award winning guerilla style advertisements and trailers. The ultimate jack of all trades, Marc has extensive experience in an enormous variety of media. From development to production, business affairs, feature film, Documentary, prime time TV, on-set production and all facets of animation: 2D, 3D, Stop Motion, Performance Capture and VFX. Award winning Art House feature films: Heater (2000), On the Corner (2003), That Burning Feeling (2014) All three films won best Canadian Feature Film at VIFF. Screened at TIFF, Valencia and Sundance.