Actor - Writer - Producer - Director

Melissa D’Agostino – Actor I Writer I Producer I Director

With over a decade working as a writer and story editor in television and film, in addition to an award-winning collection of comedic shorts, I bring an expert sensibility to writing, filming, and editing cohesive and compelling stories. My experience across disciplines and platforms has strengthened my ability to create exciting and dynamic content.

My select production credits include five seasons of Rich Bride Poor Bride, Cake Walk, and Our Family Vacation for Buck Productions, Slice and Alliance, as well as the viral internet shorts Wolverine vs. Gladiator, Kinder Surprise for Girls, and Man of Steel Song, which won the Silver Dragon at the DragonCon Film Festival in Atlanta. I also directed the the short films Fuck That Dog, Outback Mac and St. Mary.

In the spring of 2015, I was the recipient of the Cayle Chernin Media Arts Award for my short film script, The Female Front, which is now in development as a feature film. I currently released and star in the series Tactical Girls. I am also the Executive Project Consultant on the latest feature film project in development at First Take Entertainment (Dr. Cabbie, Breakaway).

An accomplished coach and teacher, I have been a regular instructor at the Toronto Film School, and a guest sessional instructor at the University of Toronto and Max the Mutt School of Animation.

As a theatre artist, I am an award-winning independent producer, actor, and writer. I have presented 10 live productions since 2008, including co-producing the Toronto Premiere of The Motherfucker with the Hat (2 TTCA Awards, 2 Dora nominations, 1 Dora win) with Diana Bentley through our company Bob Kills Theatre. I’ve worked with: Nightwood Theatre, Canadian Stage, and Tarragon Theatre, and my original live work has been featured at the Rhubarb Festival, Harbourfront Centre and Luminato. I am currently the Associate Producer of the exciting Indie company, Coal Mine Theatre.