MELISSA A. SMITH, CDC
Melissa A. Smith is a Toronto based Casting Director and owner of Melissa A. Smith Casting Inc., a casting company specializing in film & television and Opal Entertainment Inc., a production company based in Northern Ontario. Melissa has been involved in the casting of a number of successful feature films, movies of the week and television series. Melissa was named Playback Magazine's 5 To Watch in 2016 and won the 40 Under 40 Award in 2017. Melissa is a proud member of the Casting Directors Society of Canada.
Originally from Sudbury, ON, Melissa received her start in the industry as an actor at the age of fourteen. She secured representation with one of Canada’s top talent agencies in Toronto, and had the opportunity to work on a number of films. In 2010, Melissa found herself on the other side of the camera, working at a busy casting company in Toronto. Melissa trained with two of Canada's top Casting Directors before branching off and opening Melissa A. Smith Casting. At present, Melissa is working on a number of feature films with Canadian, American and U.K. producers.
Credits include: The Rest of Us, Indian Horse, Bad Blood (Northern Casting), Letterkenny S:1 (Northern Casting), What Would Sal Do? (Northern Casting), Away From Everywhere, Two Lovers and a Bear, His Master's Voice, The People Garden, Spare Parts, Extracurricular and more.