Brenda M. Crichlow
Artistic Director/ Instructor
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.