actor | director | writer

About

Bio

For the last seven years, Kyle has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, anime, voice-over, film and TV. He was the recipient of two Jessie Richardson Awards and was honoured with the Sam Payne Award for Outstanding Performance. Upcoming, he will rejoin the Electric Company’s Studies in Motion which tours to Toronto’s CanStage and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre.

Being both an actor and an artist fuels his passion for directing. He is self taught and recently wrote and directed the short film, Hop the Twig which is currently being submitted into the international festival circuit. Obsessed with the flow, image and story of his work, he storyboards each shot, and on Hop the Twig drew over 200 storyboards for a 9 minute short. His next film, Wait for Rain, won the 2010 National Screen Institute Drama Prize and is slated to shoot in early August on location in Vancouver.

In 2010 Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein teamed up and created Motion 58 Entertainment, a company focused on creating new scripts and projects and currently Kyle and Josh have a feature film, a TV series and musical in development.

A graduate of Studio 58, Kyle is based in Vancouver, Canada with his wife Eliza and lovely daughter, Esmé.

Directing Style

My fundamental focus and mantra, “How can I serve the story better?”  For me, moving the camera is not as important as focusing on the content and capturing a truthful moment.  I am an actor.  I was trained as an actor.  I trust their instincts, these are my roots.  And yet I must concede I find the artist in my eye strives for beauty, a delicate selection of colour, and a world that is stretched beyond the norm, educating the imagination.  I remember very clearly when I was just a boy in kindergarten.  My teacher, Miss House, told the class somewhat seriously, “If you learn anything from me, learn this, never lose your imagination.” I was terrified, worrying constantly that one day my imagination might accidentally fall into the barbecue or out the car window onto the freeway.  But it didn’t.  It’s still here.  It’s the place where my stories are bred and nurtured with every last droplet squeezed out with love.

Resume

Film, TV & Voice

Red Pole Rising
Principal
CBC Radio/Kathleen Flaherty
Hop the Twig
Principal
Motion 58/Self
Klepto
Lead
Independent/Oren
Sword of the Stranger
Supporting
IPP/Keith Goddard
Swimming to China
Supporting
CBC Radio/Kathleen Flaherty
Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Various
IPP/Karl Willems
The Story of Saiunkoku
Supporting
IPP/Mark Matsumoto
Da Vinci’s Inquest
Principal
Da Vinci’s Pro./George Mihalka


Theatre (select credits)

Studies in Motion
Henry Bell
Electric Company/Kim Collier
Romeo & Juliet
Romeo
Bard on the Beach/Gibson
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Puck
Bard on the Beach/Gibson
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Peter
Pacific/VanderGriend
Titus Andronicus
Chiron
Bard on the Beach/Kim Collier
The Tempest
Fransico
Bard on the Beach/Meg Roe
The View From Above
Roland
Ruby Slippers/Diane Brown
The Stone Face
Buster Keaton
Damfino/Kevin McKendrick
The Taming of the Shrew
Lucentio
Bard on the Beach/Miles Potter
A Christmas Carol
Young Scrooge/Fred
Playhouse/James Fagan Tait
Measure for Measure
Claudio
Bard on the Beach/Kathryn Shaw
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Alfred
Bard on the Beach/Gibson
Halo
Jansen
Pacific/Morris Ertman
Hamlet
Hamlet
Studio 58/Campbell Smith


Directing/Writing

Wait for Rain (in preproduction) – Motion 58 Entertainment/NSI Drama Prize
Hop the Twig (Short) – 10 min, Motion 58 Entertainment


Training

Ongoing Voice-Over Private Coaching: Michael Dobson
Ongoing Film & TV Private Coaching: David Richmond Peck
Voice Workshop: Cathy Weseluck
Studio 58, Graduate, Acting Diploma


Awards

2010 NSI Drama Prize winner, Wait for Rain (in preproduction)
Jessie Richardson Award for Best Supporting Actor, Farndale Christmas Carol
Jessie Richardson Award for Most Promising Newcomer, 2005
Jessie Richardson Nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Halo
Sydney J. Risk Award for Outstanding Performance, Hamlet

Portfolio

Hop the Twig Trailer
A View From Above
A View From Above
Romeo & Juliet
The Stone Face

Contact

Characters Talent Agency

200-1505 2nd Avenue West
Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4, Canada
T +1 604 733 9800
F +1 604 733 6000

 

Leonard Bonnell, Film & TV Agent
leonardb@canadafilm.com

 

Caroline Young, Voice Agent
caroline.young@canadafilm.com