Young Actors Strut their Stuff at Premiere

While school has been out for the summer, some local youth have been working hard making movies with Leo award-winning filmmaker Robert Randall. The three films will premiere on September 3, 2013 at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre, capping off another successful season with the Young Actors Project (YAP).

Despite working with micro budgets, YAP has produced some impressive films in the past, including Thirteen and Wonderland High (available on YouTube). These films have helped launch the career of YAP alumnus – and PoCo resident – Nick Purcha, who now stars in the upcoming TV series Spooksville. Nick plans on attending the September 3rd premiere to support a new crop of young actors who hope to follow in his footsteps.

Talent agents will also be at the premiere, and Randall is optimistic that a few more of his students will get noticed. “By creating real movies we’re demonstrating that these kids can tell a story on film – and that’s what being a movie actor is all about. And some pros are noticing.”

Randall knows what being a pro is all about. With over sixteen years in the movie business under his belt, his accomplishments include a Leo Award for best short film, 2nd Unit Director credits on CTV’s Whistler, and First Assistant Director credits on dozens of other projects including Scary Movie 3. He’s worked as Assistant Director to famous filmmakers like Phillip Noyce and even served as co-writer alongside Oscar-winning filmmaker Gavin Hood.

So what will you see at this year’s YAP show? The premiere will feature the romantic comedy Roxanne and the Slam Poets Society, a contemporary high school version of the classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac, which was also the inspiration for the hit 80’s movie Roxanne starring Steve Martin.

A limited number of tickets are available for the show. To get yours, email Robert at To find out more about the Young Actors Project visit

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