Actor & Producer
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...
- Jack Kerouac
Mélanie's film and television credits as an actor include The L Word, Psych, Year of the Carnivore, Rain Down, Rosie, and (Un)Certainty. She has appeared in numerous commercials and was the voice of Sam on the CBC Radio Drama Swimming to China.
Mélanie is a Dome Theatre graduate. She worked with Vancouver's Théâtre la Seizième several times, and was nominated for a Jessie Richardson award for her role in Comment Devenir Parfait en Trois Jours. She had the pleasure of working with the Playwright's Theatre Centre on several occasions. In Toronto, she was cast in Les Zinspirés 2.0 at the Théâtre Français de Toronto (TfT), as well as in Hogtown at the Campbell House. Hogtown was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2018 for Best Ensemble in a Musical Production.
Originally from Montréal, Mélanie has worked across the country in both English and French. After studying Film and TV Production at Langara College, Mélanie started out as an office P.A. and researcher. She quickly moved up to voiceover coordinator, 3rd A.D. and casting director for the television series Eaux Troubles du Crime/Dark Waters of Crime (Red Letter Films). Mélanie has also worked with Out TV, Productions Testa/Unis TV, Proximity Films and Médiatique.
Mélanie has produced 3 short films: watermarked (Moonstone Productions), Assini and Rosie (Assini Productions/Gail Maurice). Assini screened at festivals around the world, as well as on Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment system. It was also nominated for 4 Golden Sheafs at the Yorkton Film Festival: Best Short Drama, Best Aboriginal Film, Best Director, and the Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan). Rosie, the short film, is currently doing the festival circuit and is being developed into a feature film.