actor | director | writer
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.
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.
Film, TV & Voice
Theatre (select credits)
Characters Talent Agency