We are very excited to have Edward Rea join the ActorVan Studios team! Edward brings unique insight with a solid career spanning over two decades having diversified as a talent agent, casting director and now producer. Edward’s goal with this master class is to move actors to the next level in their careers.
Edward Rea’s broad industry experience includes everything from production to talent management, consulting to casting….and pretty much everything in between. His production credits include feature Producing, aiding the development of a network series and a MOW, as well as Directing a pilot for market.
Edward has over 100 Casting credits in film, TV & multimedia. Notable clients include Universal, MGM, The CW & Netflix. Edward has cast films with premiers worldwide including Canes, Toronto & Vancouver International Film Festivals. Edward is the recipient of a Leo Award for his Casting work on the series “The Romeo Section” by veteran showrunner Chris Haddock for the CBC.
More recent credits include the Emmy nominated series “Project Mc2 – Season 2” & the feature “OKJA” starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tilda Swinton for Netflix, “DRONE” starring Sean Bean, the hyped horror film “RESiDUE” with cult cameos from Matt Frewer, William B. Davis & Costas Mandylor, the dance spectacle “BRING IT ON: INTERNATIONAL”.
In 2019 you will see some of his most anticipated works with the feature documentary “Writing Bethune” in which Edward secured Canadian acting legend Donald Sutherland and indy horror award winning “Woodland.”
Edward has assisted in the management of talent for over a decade at various top talent agencies. His comprehensive experience in the area of talent management and development has made Edward a sought after commodity in many forums across Canada. As a workshop instructor, Edward brings a unique background spanning over 20 years with experience as an actor, agent, casting director and now producer. He has been requested at top acting facilities nationwide for sold-out workshops.
Through his work as a frequent guest instructor on industry topics Edward has been called on by such institutions as Emily Carr, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver Youth Theatre, Actorvan, Biz Studios, Act One Studios, Vancouver Acting School, New Image College of Fine Arts, PullFocus Film School, the Rock Star Academy & Anthony Meindl`s Actor Workshop.
His involvement and outreach in the entertainment community continues to expand by volunteering as a Casting Director workshop host & film selection panelist with the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 4 years running, Vancouver’s Crazy 8’s in 2016, and consulting with new productions, teaming them with industry leaders.
Edward has added Producing, Writing & Certified Yoga Instruction to his 2019 coat of arms.