Jesse Griffiths Casting Director - CDC
After over a decade working as an actor in film, tv and theatre, Jesse switched his focus to behind the camera. Learning the trade from some of the busiest and most respected Toronto Casting Directors, he opened Jesse Griffiths Casting (JGC) with the goal of combining his passion for the arts and knowledge of local talent. His focus is, and will always be, to push for more inclusion and diversity in the casting process and to nurture the next generation of artists. Jesse is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School with a BFA in Theatre Performance.
Izad Etemadi Casting Assistant
Izad Etemadi is an Iranian-Canadian actor, writer, and producer originally from Victoria, BC. He is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and the proud recipient of the 2017 Emerging Queer Artist Award from Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. He has created several solo shows that have toured across North America and is currently developing a comedy special in residency with Green Light Arts. His most recent project is an Instagram comedy series called Cyrus and Chels (@cyrusandchels). Izad has spent the last several years working in commercial casting and is thrilled to be part of the JGC team. @izadetemadi