John Cassini is one of the most recognizable actors in the Vancouver screen scene.
He’s been in the business for decades, and his lengthy credit list includes blockbuster fare such as Seven and Alive and starring roles in Intelligence and Robson Arms.
Cassini has played reluctant heroes and villains and scum. He’s poured his guts into unlikable characters, and made audiences care about really bad dudes.
He’s not afraid of vulnerability.
But Daughter — the feature film that has its world premiere this Saturday at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival — might be his most vulnerable work to date, and he’s feeling the weight of it.
“I do feel a little — in a good way, and it’s fine, I’m a big boy — but I feel a little exposed in this film,” says Cassini. “I feel like it’s an extended private moment to a certain degree, of which I’m a big fan in the work and the process.”