Growing up in St. Catharines I developed the love of film at a very young age. My first movie I ever saw on the big screen was Jaws. This classic instilled in me the power of movies. St. Catharines had two classic downtown theaters. The Lincoln and the Town Cinemas were classic movie houses. Growing up these theaters gave me and my friends many hours of escape into the many worlds that film offers. After moving to Hamilton I joined Blockbuster video and took my love of film to a profession. I joined Cineplex Odeon at the old Center Mall Theater and continued my professional career showing the movies. As industry developed I moved to the SilverCity Ancaster and we marched the theater into the modern era. I am thrilled the join The Westdale. We look forward to bringing a state of the art facility with a totally classic atmosphere! See you at the movies.
Bryan Kellam is a graduate from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts. During his undergraduate studies he discovered in himself an affinity for film and photography concomitant to his practice as a painter and writer. He currently resides in Hamilton yet has gained professional exposure in the arts in varying environments including set design production at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake and project coordination and gallery preparation with the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
If so inclined you can follow his film reviews on Letterboxd.com, of which he updates on an irregular and infrequent basis.
Victoria holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration & Cultural Management from Humber College, and a Certificate in Shakespearean Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In addition to her work with The Westdale, she is currently a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Development Manager for Theatre of the Beat, Playwriting Workshop Leader for Laurier Brantford, and the Founder & Artistic Producer of Grandview Theatre Company, Brantford’s first and only professional theatre company. Her favourite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, her favourite movie is James Cameron’s Titanic, and her favourite band is The Lumineers. She lives in Brantford with her partner Bryant, their puggle Biggie, and their two cats Jessheca and McChubby.