​​​​PETER BUNDIC

YOUNG MOVIEMAKERS ALUMNI

Peter first came to Young Moviemakers as a 12 year old aspiring actor. He and his friends created “Lord of the Guys” at one of our summer camps and has since taken our programs many times. Peter has won several awards for his performances and filmmaking abilities with films he made in our programs!

Peter continues to pursue a career in acting. His many bookings include television shows such as Netflix's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", Disney’s “Mech-X4”, "He Loves You Not",  and “Eureka”. Peter has also booked roles in feature films such as “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and has racked up an extensive resume in commercials, for brands such as Nascar, Nissan, Crayola, Hot Wheel & Kellogg’s.

Besides acting, Peter is the annual host for the Young Moviemakers Red Carpet Gala and has hosted many episodes on the EveRIAthing Show.

Check out this clip from some of his work on Disney’s “Mech-X4”!

​​​​MAIA COSTEA

YOUNG MOVIEMAKERS ALUMNI

Maia first started Young Moviemakers when she was 7 years old with "Hairy Tale". She has since made many films which have won international awards, including "Teen Chick" which won Best Narrative at the Calgary International Film Festival!

In 2015 Maia created Behind the Rocks, her first film independent from Young Moviemakers. It has since been screened at 40 national and international film festivals, including the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood! Maia made history as the youngest ever director to be showcased at the Vancouver Short Film Festival as well as the Vancouver Lab Art Show! 

Young Moviemakers wins the 2017 BC Job Makers Award

Besides filmmaking, Maia studies acting​ and has landed many roles, including an episode in "Hit the Road" with Seinfeld's Jason Alexander!

Check out this article on some of her success!

​​​​AIAS DALMAN

YOUNG MOVIEMAKERS ALUMNI

Aias was scouted by Young Moviemakers at the age of 5 and was offered a Crescenzo Grant to participate in the program. Neither Aias or his parents ever imagined that he would enjoy acting, not only because of his age but also because he was diagnosed with autism. Aias was nervous at first, but decided to try it out.

What happened next was a life-changing surprise. It turned out the entire acting process brought out a whole new side of Aias where he was able to be his best and happiest self. At Young Moviemakers he shined, and all he talked about was wanting to go back. Aias returned to Young Moviemakers several times over the next few years and has since had much success!

In 2017 Aias was signed to one of Vancouver’s most prestigious Talent Agencies, Premiere Talent Management and has won many awards including Best Film Overall at the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Young Filmmakers Showcase for “The Fortune Teller” as well as Best Narrative at the Calgary International Film Festival for “Teen Chick”. He was also nominated for Best Young Actor at the 2016 Joey Awards and won Young Future Star at the 2017 Our Voices Film Festival.

 

Aias aspires to someday have his own “Bill Nye” style Science Show and ultimately to give his own TED Talk.  

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​​​​ESABELLA STRICKLAND

YOUNG MOVIEMAKERS ALUMNI

Esabella started her career in film with Young Moviemakers at the age of 12. Her group created "My Red Ball" which went on to earn over 50 local, national and international film festival award accolades.

Esabella had the honour of co-hosting the 53rd and 54th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon as their Youth Ambassador. Esabella was also an EveRiathing red carpet host to support the 2019 Joey Awards. Esabella was also the ambassador and host for Geektopia 2019 to help raise money for the Amanda Todd Legacy. Esabella is also the ambassador and virtual host for the 2020 MeowFest to help raise money for the Langley Animal Protection Society, and Regional Animal Protection Society.

Esabella was invited to the 2019 Adobe Summit as an Adobe Insider and speaker. She was the youngest influencer's to attend the Las Vegas event and was in the top 10 in Social Media Engagement during the week of the Summit. Many were impressed by her empathy, compassion, and insight of a GenZ'r.

Check out this article on some of her success!

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