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2015 MCs

Vancouver Web Fest was honored to have the following MCs for the 2015 festival:

Awards Gala MCs

Greg Kettner - Awards Gala Host
Vancouver, Canada

Greg was "Made in China" and imported to Canada at the tender age of six.

Greg Kettner brings a refreshing brand of comedy to the stage at clubs and corporate events alike. His comedy career began when he was asked to replace a comic at SAP's Annual Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas in front of 3,500 co-workers.

After an accomplished 12 year career in sales, Greg made the leap from corporate sales to stand-up comedy with much fanfare and success. Three years later, he is one of the hardest working, up and coming comics in North America.

Greg realized he had "made it" when he was asked to open for Norm MacDonald, Saturday Night Live, and responded with “You made me laugh. Keep doing what you’re doing—you’re a great comic.”

Greg has helped raise over $45K for various charities such as Jest for Joy, Movember, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society and Kayak for a Cure.

Greg has been featured at the Vancouver Comedy Festival, Calgary FunnyFest and on XM Radio.

Sharai Rewels - Awards Gala Trophy Presenter
Vancouver, Canada

After nearly a decade of acting in and creating short films as a hobby, Sharai Rewels has been acting professionally since 2012. Awarded Heavy Hitting Horror Fest's 'Best Actress' on three separate occasions, and 'People's Choice' award 2013, for a short she wrote/produced.

Sharai was also the star of the 'Best in Show' film Katch-up at WSSF 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown 2013. Another short film she wrote, produced and acts in, The Twisted Slipper, was one of 6 winners in this year's prestigious Crazy 8s Film Festival.

The tenacity and dedication she brings to each project inspires us to expect big things from her in the next few years.

Screening Block MCs
Brady Roberts
Vancouver, Canada

Brady Roberts is an actor and celebrity personal trainer. He starred in the feature films After the Storm (2013), Russell Madness (2015), and the viral online series Nightwing: Prodigal (2014). He is the personal trainer to many actors, including Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Willa Holland (Arrow), Candice Patton (The Flash), and Lindsey Morgan (The 100). Brady travelled the world for 12 years as a professional wrestler, WWE style, before focusing on acting and personal training

Joely Collins
Vancouver, Canada

Joely Collins is a Vancouver based, award-winning producer and actress. After spending years in front of the camera, Joely's desire to tell her own stories led her to produce, direct, write and star in her first production, Summer Love: The Documentary. In 2011, Joely produced the feature film Becoming Redwood, a quirky, heart-warming, coming-of-age story that became an instant hit on the festival circuit. Joely is actively developing and producing stories for all screens, big and small and CODED the series is her latest project. Joely is passionate about creating bigger and more challenging roles for women in film, on both sides of the lens.

Laura Adkin
Vancouver, Canada

Laura is an actor, writer and producer who has been working in the Vancouver Film & Television industry for over a decade. Acting credits include Arrow, Almost Human, the indie smash hit Its A Disaster and the award winning webseries Hitman 101. Laura also runs a production company, Flat/Head Films which has produced award winning short films and is in post production on a romantic comedy I Wanna Date U, in which Laura wrote and stars in. Laura is also a massive coffee addict and a die hard canucks fan.

Lisa Durupt
Vancouver, Canada

Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Lisa began studying musical theatre after shoulder surgery postponed her plans to play hockey for an American college. Catching the eye of Canada's funny man, Mark Mckinney, in a routine casting call for the HBO Canada/Audience Network Series 'LESS THAN KIND' (Shandra), she eventually made her way to Vancouver in 2009.

Best known for playing Sonja Bennett’s sister in the 2014 VIFF Viewers Choice Winner ‘PREGGOLAND’ (Hillary), she just joined the cast of Hallmark’s newest mystery series based on the New York Times Best Selling books by Joanne Fluke.

Lucinda (Cindy) Bruce
Vancouver, Canada

Lucinda Bruce is a Vancouver based Australian Actor/Producer who started acting in Theatre and TV when she was 8 years old. She graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003 as an Audio Visual Technician and quickly produced a short film called "The 5 Steps to Breaking Up" Directed by Paul Calleja. She went on to work as an Outside Broadcast Technician and Tape Operator for several years.

Lucinda moved to Vancouver in August of 2013 and in her short time here has produced one short film, "The Starlight Heist" and a feature length independent film, "FSM", both set for release in the coming months and volunteered as PA, Stills and Continuity on the well received short film "Through the Pane' Written and Directed by Pauline Egan which can be seen on the festival circuit. She is currently Producing a Web Series called "Hipster Horror House", a TV Pilot called "Stendhal" and is involved in the development of several short films, TV Series, Web Series and Feature Films including an 1800's historical Feature and a Sci-Fi Feature trilogy.

She has also provided the female voices for the SciFi Video Game Darkout (2013) & has been able to occasionally pursue her love of acting by casting herself as an extra in some of the projects she has been involved with - one of the perks of being a Producer

Mackenzie Gray
Vancouver, Canada

Mackenzie Gray was born and raised in Toronto. A professional actor for over 35 years, he has appeared in over 150 films and television shows and acted in or directed over 100 plays.

Mackenzie was recently seen as JAX-UR, in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman film THE MAN OF STEEL and in the film METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER as the band's Tour Manager. Since moving to Vancouver as a lead for the TV series THE NET, he has appeared in guest starring or lead roles in many TV series, including SUPERNATURAL, THE HAUNTING HOUR, PSYCH, ONCE UPON A TIME, FRINGE, ALCATRAZ, SMALLVILLE, DA VINCI’S INQUEST, THE COLLECTOR, FIRST WAVE and countless other shows and TV movies. Cult fans know him from GRAVE ENCOUNTERS and THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS. He is also well known for his many Animation characters, including "Obadiah Stane" in IRONMAN.

He co-produced and acted in the award-winning feature film POE: LAST DAYS OF THE RAVEN, and has written and directed 5 short films. Mackenzie is a 2-time Leo Award Best Actor winner and a 13-time Leo Award nominee and has won or been nominated for many other awards. His Crazy 8's Film Noir short UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR was shown at The Cannes Film Festival, The Vancouver International Film Festival, the Whistler Film Festival and has been bought by the CBC. He is currently in a recurring role in the TV Series SPOOKSVILLE and recently guest-starred on the new series BITTEN and the new web-series ROGUE. His next directorial effort, "The Starlight Heist" has just been completed and will be at festivals around the world in 2015.

He will next be seen opposite Heather Graham in IF THERE BE THORNS, part of the VC Andrews trilogy on Lifetime and in the lead role in the upcoming feature film "Charon's Toll", which he also co-produced and wrote music for.

Mike Cavers
Vancouver, Canada

Mike Cavers is the owner and creative director of the award-winning live entertainment company, The Character Guys Inc. He writes and produces live shows for high-profile international conferences in Canada and the USA for Pfizer, AT&T, Facebook, BP, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Rendez-Vous Canada many more.

Some highlights of his company are writing, producing and performing in a two-man comedy show for YUM Corporation with President Bill Clinton, winning Best Writing Award for Telus 2008 national sales conference and writing and performing "What the Heck Do You Know?" -a comedy game show for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Mike is the co-producer, co-writer & co-star of the Leo and LA Webfest award winning comedy webseries "Fools For Hire", a Frostbite Pictures production screening at Vancouver Webfest this year. He's done lots of other stuff but is kind of drawing a blank. Go VWF!

Susie Lee
Vancouver, Canada

Susie Lee is an avid world traveler and adventurer. She has lived and journeyed extensively throughout North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some of her favorite voyages include; sailing through Croatia, exploring the medieval castles in Scotland, riding camels through the desert of Tunisia, trekking the jungles of Malaysia, and kayaking and swimming with the sea lions in Baja.

Apart from her travel exploits, Lee's other passion is doing humanitarian work. She has developed and led social programs for at-risk youths in New Jersey. In Canada, she has counseled and rehabilitated prisoners and adolescent sex offenders.

She has the amazing privilege of sharing her love for travel and adventure by hosting two travel shows, West Coast Adventures TV and Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism.

She is also an actor based out of Vancouver. She has trained and studied with some of the industries leading teachers. Lee was discovered after acting in an award-winning commercial. In her spare time, she writes for Living Your Best and loves getting her hands dirty by baking.

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Yvette Lu
Vancouver, Canada

Yvette Lu is an actor, filmmaker, and family physician in Vancouver, BC, Canada. As an actor, she has appeared on FOX's Gracepoint, BBC America's Intruders, and TLC's Untold Stories of the ER. As well, her films have screened on television and in film festivals across North America, including at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, the Route 66 Film Festival, and on Shaw Multicultural Channel.

On the other side of the camera, Yvette has worked as a producer, director, and/or composer for numerous projects. She produced "Alive and Kicking", a documentary that won Best in Show at the Near Enemy Film Festival in New Jersey. Dr. Lu is passionate about projects that improve health and well-being and has written a research-based play about chronic illness. She has also appeared on CityTV's Breakfast Television, CBC News Now, and The Weather Network as a medical expert.

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