Rising Stars 2013

Each year, TIFF Rising Stars showcases new Canadian and international acting talent during the Toronto International Film Festival, placing the emphasis on the next generation who are poised for international success.

Cara Gee

Most recently, Cara has performed in Arigato, Tokyo (Buddies in Bad Times) and the remount of The Penelopiad (Nightwood, Dora—Best Ensemble). Other theatre credits include Settlers, The Physical Ramifications of Attempted Global Domination, 36 Little Plays About Hopeless Girls, Dead Wrestlers, and Family Story (Birdtown and Swanville), Ally & Kev (SummerWorks), The Real World? (Tarragon), The Rez Sisters (Factory), The Jones Boy (surface/underground), Stitch (SummerWorks-Spotlight Award), Tout Comme Elle (Necessary Angel), Spirit Horse (Roseneath Theatre), Flowers (Rose City Theatre Festival), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Resurgence). Film and TV credits include King (Showcase) and the lead role in the upcoming feature film Empire of Dirt (Narrow Path). Cara was named one of the top 13 People to Watch in 2013 by the Toronto Star. Cara has a BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor.

Evelyn Brochu

A graduate of the Montreal Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2005, Evelyne Brochu has already made the transition from stage actress to screen actress.

Some of her more notable television credits include the Quebec series as Aveux, Mirador as well as the popular series La Promesse, which garnered her three Gémeaux award nominations in the categories of Best Supporting Actress and Best Lead Actress in a television series. In 2013, she made her English language debut on the BBC America hit show Orphan Black playing the recurring role of ‘Delphine’ opposite Tatiana Maslany.

Recent film credits include a supporting role in the critically acclaimed films Polytechnique, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) as well as café de Flore, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, (C.R.A.Z.Y., Young Victoria) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. Last fall, Evelyne starred in the lead role in Inch’ Allah, directed by Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette which played at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, winning the Special Mention Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Her performance garnered her a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Lead Actress. Upcoming projects include leading roles in the highly anticipated Xavier Dolan film Comme A La Ferme as well as Les Loups directed by Sophie Deraspe.

Jonathan Sousa

Toronto born Johnathan Sousa is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Performance Acting Program, and most recently, the CFC Actors conservatory. Since graduating Johnathan’s career has been on a steady incline. His recent credits include the CFC short film The Haymaker, the web-series WereWoman, a large principal role in this upcoming season of Rookie Blue, and a principal role in Maxime Desmons and Damon D'Oliveira's latest feature film What We Have. Johnathan also landed a lead role in Ingrid Veningers' latest Untitled Feature, which has been submitted to TIFF 2013.

Megan Park

Megan Park will next been seen opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan in the feature film The F Word. Park recently wrapped the Dimension Films / James Wan Picture Demonic, directed by Will Cannon.

Park is best known for her role as Grace Bowman on the hit ABC Family show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Park’s additional feature film credits include So Undercover opposite Miley Cyrus for the Weinstein Company, Girls, Guns and Gambling opposite Christian Slater and Dane Cook, Charlie Bartlett, opposite Anton Yelchin and Robert Downey, Jr, Some Things That Stay, Kaw and the telefilm A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song alongside Lucy Hale./