(February 6, 2019 – Toronto, ON) We’re going to take it on faith that you already know about all the great Canadian content on Canadian television and, with great hope and fingers crossed, we’re also fairly sure you know which Canadian movies are now playing or coming soon. But what else is going on? Who’s out there and what are they doing that you may have missed? Short answer: It depends on where you look.
On Netflix, if you’re watching the third incarnation of True Detective, look for Sarah Gadon in a small but important role as Elisa Montgomery, a filmmaker shooting a documentary about a crime that happened years before. Indigenous Canadian actor Michael Greyeyes also had a small but pivotal role until he made a rather explosive exit.
Then there’s American Gods on Amazon’s Prime streaming service. Shot mainly in and around Toronto and southern Ontario beginning in 2017. If you’re new to this streaming service and haven’t caught this yet, American Gods is a strange show with a wild opening sequence in the first episode. Well worth seeing, especially if you’re a fan of British Actors Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. Canadian actors include the previously mentioned Michael Greyeyes, Sonja Smits, Olunike Adeliyi, Ron Lea, David Lennick, Scott Thompson and Parveen Kaur. Look for Jonathan Malen, Devery Jacobs, Douglas Myback, Dean Winters and others in more recent episodes. It is weird and you have to pay attention but it’s very well made and worth the time and effort.