Amy Matysio continues to establish herself as one of the country’s leading ladies with a busy schedule set for 2012. With five Canadian Comedy Award nominations under her belt, and a sixth on its way for her work on Showcase’s Single White Spenny, Amy is a comedic force that is not slowing down anytime soon.
Currently shooting on location in Saskatchewan, Amy stars as Ava Cameron in Academy Award Winner Roger Christian’s latest film, Stranded. Co-starring alongside Christian Slater, the story follows four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experiencing a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death. Upcoming, Amy can be seen playing Mary in Jennifer Lynch’s Chained, a thrilling serial killer film. Amy also plays a character name Yolanda in Ferocious, a film that may be screening at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). On a lighter note, Amy stars as a mad scientist named Dr. Warhol in the upcoming family comedy film, Vampire Dog.
Amy starred opposite Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart and Anna Faris in Just Friends (2005). She also played alongside Woody Harrelson in Sleepwalking, which was produced by Charlize Theron and Infinity Features and premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Other notable movies include co-starring in the mockumentary The Guerilla Picture Show (2012), Dolan’s Cadillac (2009) with Christian Slater and the indie hit Mulligans (2008). Her small screen appearances include roles on inSecutiry, Corner Gas, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Redemption SK, renegadepress.com as well as co-starring in the original Showcase comedy series Single White Spenny.
A celebrated stage actress and inimitable “tour de force”, Amy Matysio has grown a resume full of notable and sought after roles. However, it was her turn in The Syringa Tree (Globe Theatre), the one-woman show featuring 23 characters, black and white, male and female, young and old; one reviewer touted her performance as “One of the most powerful performances every seen”, that Matysio notes as “a personal milestone in her work”.
This fall Amy will star in a production of Midsummer [A play with Songs], the story of a great lost weekend of car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and self-loathing hangovers. This production is a collaboration between Scottish artists: indie rocker Gordon MyIntyre of Ballboy, and playwright David Greig. Playing at Saskatchewan’s Globe Theatre, it is directed by award winning actor and up and coming director Michael Scholar Junior (Tom Waits’ Black Rider).
Working with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Amy is the infectious personality and razor witted host behind the ‘Real Men Screen’ campaign; a series of three comedic and candid YouTube PSAs to support Men’s Health Month. Together with the CCS, she is currently developing a fourth spot for women. Continuing her work as a host this fall, she can be seen as the on-air personality for On Site, a new documentary series for City TV.
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