Jagged Parts with Kunal Jaggi

Jagged Parts with Kunal Jaggi

Join me in my adventure in the Film/TV industry where I work professionally as an actor, audition and acting coach, director, union liaison and now podcast host. The series will be a hybrid between interviews with leading professionals from all facets of the industry, and reflections on my own experiences and learnings, with a goal to provide value.... Show More

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Best known for her on-screen roles on 'The Handmaid's Tale', Stephen King's 'IT', 'Shoot the Messenger' and many more Film/TV roles, Edie Inksetter is a Toronto based actor and acting/audition coach. Edie chatted with me about her experiences in the industry - what she learned worked with actors like Ann Dowd, Jodie Foster, working as a reader in casting rooms for years and also shares audition, c... Read more

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Known for recently playing the Weather Witch on 'The Flash', Reina also chats about her work on UBISOFT's Far Cry New Dawn, Start Up, Greenhouse Academy and more. Reina also shares some stories on what keeps her inspired and motivated as an actor. 

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Michael Kostroff is best known for his 5 seasons as gang attorney Maury Levy on The Wire (HBO) and dozens of other appearances on shows like Billions, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Luke Cage, The Deuce, Elementary, The Good Wife, Damages, Blue Bloods, Banshee, and opposite Robert De Niro in HBO FIlms' Wizard of Lies. Michael also runs the popular Audition Psych 101 workshop - we chat about acting, auditioning and much... Read more

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Vancouver based actor, coach and creator Veenu Sandhu talks about working on the Netflix hit series 'Lost in Space', upcoming feature 'A Dog's Way Home' and her tips and practices for actors on managing audition anxiety and nerves through her Audition Anxiety workshops. 

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Joy Juckes, the founder of Resonare Voice Studios, chats about coaching actors on projects like "Vikings", "Game of Thrones", "Race", "Lion", the importance of working on your overall voice instrument, dialects and how actors can get more work in the rapidly expanding industry of voice work.   

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Vancouver's #1 Dialect Coach and Founder of Tony Alcantar & Associates, Tony talks about dialect coaching Martin Freeman, Ewan McGregor & Billy Bob Thornton on FX's Fargo & other actors on the many productions he's worked on. We also discussed the necessity and specifics of Standard American dialects, his work as an actor and much more. 

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Shawn Ahmed (The Expanse, Slasher, Saw VI, Designated Survivor etc) talks about acting and writing in Film/TV, his season at the Shaw Festival. We also delve into the unique challenges and opportunities working as diverse artists and creators.

 

 

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Fuck your excuses. 3 acting related lessons learned in the past month. Fuck the "unlucky #13", fuck luck, lets aim for personal accountability.  

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Jason Ainslie purchased Principals Talent from his then agent at the age of 22, and in the 18 years since, has built Principals to be one of Vancouver's premier boutique talent agencies covering all divisions - Film, TV, Commercials and Voice Over. Jason chats about what drives him, the qualities in actors that make him want to work with them, diversity in casting, factors that determine success, social media. He also shares... Read more

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Dale Willman talks about creating her own series 'Silver, Sixty and Single', experiences working in casting in Nova Scotia (CBC's The Book of Negroes), her love of acting and work to overcome sexism and ageism in the industry and acting in Vancouver

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One of Vancouver's busiest actors and most recommended acting teachers, Aaron chats about his initials years in the business, what inspired him to create The Working Actors Gym and Mitch and Murray Productions, upcoming production of "Sex with Strangers", his experiences in LA, his style and approach as a director and acting teacher, what he learned working as a reader for casting and much, much more!

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Adil and I chat about our experiences auditioning and working in Film/TV as ethnically diverse actors, his work on shows like 'The Good Doctor' and how to stay focused and motivated in this business. 

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Arielle Tuliao talks about how she got started acting in Film/TV, singing the national anthems at Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Canucks games, working on 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' (Netflix), 'Chesapeake Shores' (Hallmark) and talks about the importance of persistence and being a professional. 

 

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Darby Steeves and I chatted about her experiences attending American Musical and Dramatic Academy in LA and NYC, auditioning for Film/TV in LA and Vancouver, her work as a stand on Season 4 of CW's The Flash and upcoming events as co-chair of Young Emerging Artist's Assembly (YEAA) at UBCP/ACTRA in Vancouver. 

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Brian Doe, an experienced Voice (My Little Pony, Beyblade, World Trigger) and Film (Wayward Pines) actor talks about how to get started in voice acting, his experience at fan conventions, inspirational figures in his life and creating art. He also shares his hilarious character voices, and unique processes of creating them.

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On my 233rd day in Vancouver, moving here from Toronto in January 2018, I talk about my thoughts and experiences so far - about the Film/TV industry in Vancouver vs Toronto, set life, casting, auditions, classes and much more.

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Actor Adam Murciano & I talk about his journey in acting - including starting professionally at 13, his experiences in the industry in Toronto and now Vancouver, his upcoming guest star on CBC and creating our own destinies. Adam also shares tips for other young actors. 

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An experienced professional dancer with years of training, competing and performing in various styles and credits such as The Flash (CW), Descendants 2 (Disney) and Once Upon a Time (ABC), Kallie Hu talks about her journey and transition into acting in Film/TV. A candid, honest and revealing conversation with many tips for other dancers making a similar move. 

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Serje talks about how his military and martial arts experience led him to stunt and acting work in Film/TV, gives tips to aspiring stunt actors and shares his thoughts on the evolution of action styles in film - from the flashy Hong Kong style action to the more gritty and realistic hand to hand combat styles that have become popular after the Bourne series, John Wick and others. 

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A candid discussion with South African born, Vancouver based actor Derrick Van Wyk. We talked about his unique experiences in the entertainment industry - including working as a dialect coach on 'Skyscraper' (starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson), auditioning for Film/TV, working as a cruise ship director and Blue Crane Ventures, a cirque focused production company he runs with his partner. 

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