May 23, 2019

Lights, Camera, Action! How a mental health wake up call gave Smyth Casting its start!

Lights, Camera, Action! How a mental health wake up call gave Smyth Casting its start!

No headshot required! I sit down with Smyth Casting President Ilona Smyth. I was reacquainted with Ilona a few weeks ago when I was asked by a friend to help out as an "extra" on a set of a movie being made here in Ottawa. I had just finished taping a podcast and figured it would be a fun new adventure and something to check off a "life experiences" list. Ilona had four films in production at the time and I realized she was in charge of a well oiled machine. In our short conversation I learned hat she was raising a young son on her own, had battled a mental crisis that changed the direction of her life and was making her mark in a fascinating industry. I was inspired by her journey and felt others could be too. We don't talk about fitness regiments or eating patterns - this is about dealing with adversity and life's curve balls and finding your way through. She is armed with talent and enjoys finding the talent in others. She has a way of finding that 'diamond in the rough". 

If you have any interest in the film and television industry you can check out Ilona's website as well as facebook page for more informaiton. 

http://www.smythcasting.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/108035170016/

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