Actor, Filmmaker Tara Hungerford has been performing on stage and in front of the camera throughout her life. At a young age, her stage debut was playing the lead Rosie in Theatre Under the Stars' "Sweet Charity." Born in Vancouver, Tara completed her Political Science/Film BA/BFA at the University of Victoria and did part of her schooling at La Sorbonne in Paris and L'Universite Laval in Quebec City. Tara has landed roles in a variety of feature length and short films including "Providence," "No Consequence" and "Left Overs." She has worked with Actor/Directors such as Richard Benjamin and Bob Saget. Her directing credits include two episodes of Extreme Sport Television and a documentary video commissioned by the Business Improvement Association of Vancouver. Inspired by the rain and a collection of old black and white postcards, Tara wrote Mon Amour Mon Parapluie.
Science fiction writer William Gibson lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. His first novel, "Neuromancer," won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. Gibson is credited with having coined the term "cyberspace," and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. In addition to "Neuromancer," he is the author of "Count Zero," "Mona Lisa Overdrive," "Burning Chrome," "Virtual Light," "Idoru" and "All Tomorrow's Parties." One of his stories was made into the film Johnny Mnemonic starring Keanu Reeves.
Gibson and Coupland
Douglas Coupland defined a generation in his best seller "Generation X." Matching tech with culture, Coupland chronicled the "aimless" in "Generation X" (1991) and the "gifted and geeky" in "Microserfs" (1995). Coupland is a Canadian novelist, essayist, and critic of both pop and art culture. He has a degree in Japanese Business Science and in Sculpture. He grew up and lives in Vancouver, Canada. His seven books, including "Generation X," "Life After God" (1993), "Girlfriend in a Coma" (1998) and "Miss Wyoming" (2000) have been published in twenty-four languages. Since 1992, Coupland has contributed heavily to "The New York Times," "The New Republic," and "Wired" Magazine.
Derek De Lint
Derek De Lint started his acting career in Holland where he appeared on a number of TV series and in Paul Verhoeven's "Soldier of Orange" starring along-side Rutger Hauer. Other credits include "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "Three Men and a Baby." He relocated to Vancouver for the lead role in the TV series "Poltergeist: The Legacy."
Mary Black is a Toronto native who moved west to Vancouver 6 years ago to resume an acting career that was interrupted more than 30 years ago to raise her 4 children. She now has a thriving career in film & TV in series such as "Cold Squad," "Level 9," "Da Vinci's Inquest," "Beyond Belief," "Millennium" and several MOWs and feature films including the recently completed "Door To Door" with William H. Macy.
Jeff Seymour is from Los Angeles where he owned and operated one of LA's most successful theatres, The Gnu Theatre, winning over sixty awards. He has appeared in numerous TV shows and film, including the award-winning independent feature "Rave Review" which he also wrote and directed. Jeff has also been an acting coach for 20 years. He recently moved to Vancouver where he and Mon Amour Mon Parapluie producer Paul Armstrong have produced 3 plays in the past year, including "Cold Storage," starring Len Lesser (Uncle Leo on Seinfeld).