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Brenda M. Crichlow
Artistic Director/ Instructor
Brenda is one of the busiest, dynamic, and most versatile women in Vancouver's film industry.
As Artistic Director of Crichlow Actors' Studio Inc. (CASt) , she brings more than 20 years of experience in film, television, and radio as a professional actor and instructor.
Brenda's background cultivated CASt'sexcellent reputation among industry professionals, peers, and students alike.
The aim of the studio is to foster capable and confident actors of all ages in a safe and nurturing environment.
Brenda leads drama workshops as an educator, organizes film industry panels, and has worked as a child wrangler for companies such as Young & Rubicam and Tyco.
is a champion for mentoring youth through the arts.
co-created the Gloria Crichlow Memorial Scholarship, an award established in honor of her
mother for young actors that exemplify an outstanding and unwavering commitment to the craft of acting.
In 2004, Brenda
sponsored the Gordon Edwin Science Scholarship for young actors who also demonstrate achievement in the study of science.
is committed to encouraging her
students to keep striving towards their dreams and to pursue excellence.
A graduate of the "Studio 58" Theatre Arts program in Vancouver, Brenda
has merited guest starring and lead roles for film and television, voice-overs, radio, hosting, and commercials.
In the last year, her
film and television appearances include Jeremiah, Smallville, Twilight Zone , Vice, Blade, Dead Zone, Firewall, and Good Boy.
movie-of-the-week credits include Five Desperate Hours, Y2K, Someone to Love Me, and Who Killed My Daughter.
Brenda has worked in the industry for just over two years and has appeared in more than 40 commercials.
She also works as a company child wrangler for such clients as Young & Rubicam, Tyko, Nickelodeon, Hasbro and, most recently, the New York-based production teams of N Ur Eye Films and X-1 Films.
Brenda coaches children privately for film and television auditions.
Brenda M. Crichlow
Artistic Director/ Instructor
As my piano teacher once said to me a few weeks before a major competition, after arriving at a lesson yet again having barely practiced, "You have the potential, Brenda, but why be mediocre?
Brenda Crichlow provides a nurturing and supportive environment for the beginning actor, pushing them to discover their hidden talents and giving them the tools and confidence to enter the professional world. - Candice Elzinga, Casting Director
Brenda M. Crichlow's
educational and professional qualifications are exceptional, and her
fellow teachers at the Crichlow Actors' Studio
are always of an extremely high caliber.
team of instructors are amazing.
We know Brenda Crichlow
and the staff of instructor's at Crichlow Actors' Studio
have what it takes to give an actor that "step-up"; to land the role! - Trudy L Aronson and Shannon Richardson, Premiere Talent
is top on my list of recommendations.
She is a very inspirational acting coach, and I feel confidant to put my new and seasoned actors in touch with her.
is realistic about the business and challenges students, but also elevates their hope that they too can make it.
Brenda Crichlow was hired by GEP Productions "Just Deal" to coach one of our series leads.
We found Brenda
to be extremely intuitive in assessing where to focus our actor's attention, and we were happy with the results; so happy in fact, we were able to cast Brenda
in one of our episodes.
I found it very pleasurable dealing with Brenda
when scheduling the coaching sessions, she
was always flexible in accommodating us, as I had numerous changes. - Janice Golden, Assistant to the Producer, Larry Sugar, Episode: "The Tutor" Directed by William Gereghty
team are all highly motivated, professional and experienced.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before establishing the studio, Brenda Crichlow founded the Shoreline Actors' Studio.
Brenda started CASt with more than 20 years experience in film, television, and radio as a professional actor and instructor.
For more details on Brenda and the other instructors at the studio, see the Instructors page.
You can also book a private one hour session with Brenda Crichlow , artistic director and acting teacher, or any of the other coaches.
Staff - Studio 3 Media
Brenda Crichlow - Kids & Teens, Film/TV Instructor
is one of the busiest, dynamic and most versatile women in Vancouver's film industry.
brings more that 20 years of experience in television, radio, and film as a professional actor and instructor.
Brenda is also an ongoing instructor of the Performer`s Orientation course developed in partnership with Union of British Columbia Performers/ACTRA and the British Columbia Institute of Film Professionals at the University of British Columbia.
is a graduate of the "Studio 58" Theatre Arts program in Vancouver, and some of her
credits include "Smallville", "Eureka", "ELF", "LUNA: Spirit of the Whale", "Flicka 2", "Firewall", "16 Wishes", "Fantastic Four","BLADE: The Series" and "The L Word".
provide a nurturing and attentive environment where you can learn the rules, express yourself, and realize your aspirations.
Trust me, it's not an easy thing to do - and it's certainly not for everyone.
But it may be for you!