PETER BUNDIC

Peter was 12 years old when he joined Young Moviemakers and made his first movieLord of the Guys”. The film became an instant classic and was the first of his many YM films to win countless awards worldwide.

 

Peter has since pursued a successful acting career and gives back each year by hosting our annual Young Moviemakers Red Carpet Gala.

Peter's growing resume includes:

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Netflix

  • Mech-X4 - Disney

  • Planet of the Apes -  20th Century Fox

  • The Hollow - Netflix

  • Eureka - NBC Universal

  • The Trials of Superman - AMC

  • Commercials - Hot Pockets, Nascar, Nissan, CrayolaHot WheelsKellogg's

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 GRAYSON GURNSEY

Grayson was 11 years old when he joined Young Moviemakers and made his first movieLord of the Guys”. The film became an instant classic and was the first of his many YM films to win countless awards worldwide.

 

Grayson has since pursued a successful acting career and his growing resume includes:

  • Van Helsing - Netflix

  • iZombie - Warner Bros.

  • Virgin River -  Netflix

  • Timeless - Universal

  • Art of Racing in the Rain - 20th Century Fox

  • Family Pictures - Lifetime

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               AIAS DALMAN

Aias was scouted by Young Moviemakers at 5 years old and was offered the Crescenzo Grant. Both Aias and his parents didn't think he would enjoy acting, not only because of his young age but also because of his recent autism diagnosis.

 

However, Aias' parents since describe his Young Moviemakers experience as life changing, bringing out the best in their son.

In 2017 Aias was signed to one of Vancouver’s most prestigious agencies, Premiere Talent Management and has since 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.

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 MATTIA CASTRILLO

Mattia was 10 years old when he joined Young Moviemakers and made his first movie "Fidget Spinners". He quickly fell in love with acting and his talent and passion did not go unnoticed. Mattia returned to make several more films and our YM staff worked closely with him to refine his talents.

 

At the following year's Young Moviemakers Red Carpet Gala, Mattia won the coveted Best Performance award for "Mista Fashionista". Little did he know that many talent agents attend the gala, and after they saw his performance he was signed on the spot!

 

Mattia has already landed roles in films like Hallmark's The Christmas House and has a recurring role on ABC's A Million Little Things.

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               MAIA COSTEA

Maia was 7 years old when she joined Young Moviemakers and made her first movie "Hairy Tale". This was the first of her many YM films to win countless awards worldwide, including Best Narrative at the Calgary International Film Festival for "Teen Chick".

 

Maia has since pursued directing and acting, and has landed many roles, including an appearance in Hit the Road with Seinfeld's Jason Alexander!

Maia has since created several films independently and made history as the youngest ever director to be showcased at the Vancouver Short Film Festival as well as the Vancouver Lab Art Show! Maia's films have been screened worldwide including a showing at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood California.

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 ESABELLA STRICKLAND

Esabella was 12 years old when she joined Young Moviemakers and made her first movie "My Red Ball". This was the first of her many YM films to win countless awards worldwide.

 

She has since pursued writing, acting and work as a media host, with recurring appearances at the Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon, Geektopia, MeowFest and EveRIAthing Show.

Esabella has starred in several independent films and even co-wrote her first novel in 2021. She was the youngest filmmaker invited to the 2019 Adobe Summit as an Adobe Insider and speaker.

 

Diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD, and social anxiety, Esabella is now an advocate for those with learning disabilities and wishes to inspire everyone to follow their dreams despite their perceived limitations.

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