Trisko & Principals Talent HEROES & VILLAINS Party
Fortune Sound Club was filled with an overflow of great energy and talent last night as actors, casting directors, agents, producers, performers and many others came to support each other and grace the venue with their characters (pun intended). It was great to see so many people commit to the theme, dressed up head-to-toe in costumes like Batman and Robin, Ace Ventura, Enrique Iglasias, Zorro, Dark Winged Duck and even a Probiotic Pill.
While Dylan from Trisko (dressed up as Ryan Gosling from ‘Drive’) was up on stage, in character of course, announcing the best costume results, I had tracked down Principals Talent owner, Jason Ainslie (dressed up as Zorro), and had a few moments to talk to him about this popular event. It had never dawned on me to ask in the latter years why the two agencies came together to host one of the most talked about parties in the city, but with the intention to start a convo and get some answers Jason was more than happy to share his thoughts. “ It’s good to show camaraderie in this industry, it’s not just all about competitive spirit”. And let me just say that as an actor, last night was a perfect example of just that, another reason of why I am so proud to be from Vancouver.
It truly was “a good social event where all walks of life from the industry come together to celebrate the year we just had.” Jason couldn’t have put it better; some got up on stage with host DJ FlipOut and hip hop karaoked for us showing off their skills and others ( like myself and local artist Andrew McKeachie) walked around photobombing while staying in character.
I think it was one of most fun filled nights the Vancouver film community has had this year. But when you have a room full of people (all vying for the spotlight), interesting situations are bound to happen. But what better way to network, share stories and get to know your competition a little better than over a few drinks, karaoke and standing in a wonderful costume representing that inner hero or villain we all have.
Jason Aislie summed up the event with three simple words: “…a great success!”