Michaela Kurimsky is Toronto-based actress, award-winning filmmaker and a formerly trained singer (Royal Conservatory of Music). Her eclectic background in music and filmmaking has allowed her to collaborate with Canada’s new wave of independent filmmakers. Michaela took the lead role in Scott Cudmore’s award-winning music video for Wintersleep, entitled “Amerika.” It was this very nuanced and devastating performance that caught the eye of Toronto based filmmaker Jasmin Mozaffari, who cast Michaela as the unapologetically bold lead in her first feature, Firecrackers (2018). From here, Michaela’s talent and voice have been sought out for numerous film and commercial opportunities. Most recently, Michaela was cast as the lead in the Chapters Indigo Christmas campaign, “Every Gift Tells a Story”, where she played a lead singer of a band, requiring her to sing live on stage. The ad was released on television, YouTube, and movie theatres nationwide.