Throughout her accomplished entertainment career, Canadian born theatrical artist Rebekah Miskin has continually demonstrated the multi-faceted nature of her acting talents.
Well versed in a myriad of creative abilities such as acting, writing, producing, djing and dancing, Miskin has established an impressive track record for such a young talent with her increasing presence in the Canadian film industry, as well as abroad.
Given her passion and talent for the arts, it’s not surprising that Miskin has built a repertoire of award-winning productions in which she has played a myriad of diverse roles, but what is astonishing is the fact that she is not even 20-years-old.
One such part includes her role on Mayday, a documentary television program investigating and reenacting a range of disasters such as air crashes, hijackings and more. The series received a Gemini Award as well as numerous nominations at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards. Some of Miskin’s other recent acting projects include Records for Maggie, Long Story, Reviving Ophelia and Murdoch Mysteries.
“I think the most important quality to possess as an actor is the ability to diversify… I think I’ve been incredibly lucky in the sense that I haven’t gotten boxed in or typecast into playing one certain kind of role,” says Rebekah Miskin.
The film A Subsequent Life, which was released last year, is yet another testament to Rebekah Miskin’s diverse talents in the industry. In the wake of her only brother’s death, A Subsequent Life is an account of selected excerpts of a young woman’s life forever changed by tragedy.
A Subsequent Life was chosen as an Official Selection at The Toronto International Short Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, LA Femme International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts– Los Angeles, as well as Montreal and New York’s Zero Film Festival, and others.
Starring alongside Katie Boland from The Master, The Life Before This, Sex After Kids, Growing Up, and Daydream Nation, and Kit Weyman from Warehouse 13, Flashpoint, and Degrassi: The Next Generation, Miskin gave a knockout performance in the starring role of Zoe. Proving her broad understanding of all aspects of filmmaking, Miskin not only played the leading role in the film, as well as produced the film through her production company Matchstick Motion Pictures Inc., but she also co-wrote and co-directed A Subsequent Life alongside Katie Boland. Boland has received countless awards over the course of her career including Best Screenplay at the Hamilton Film Festival and Best Actress at the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival for the film Sweetieface, a Young Artist Award for her role in Salem Witch Trials, as well as numerous Gemini and Leo Award nominations. Boland and Miskin also star alongside one another in the hit television series Long Story, Short.
When asked about her upcoming goals, Miskin says, “I plan to act as long as I can talk and walk! I want to continue to collaborate more and more with awesomely talented and wonderful people!” She further elaborates, “I’d like to play roles that genuinely connect with an audience - enough for me to make someone think, or laugh, or reflect. I think the greatest actors eternalize certain characters that take on a meaning and importance of their own.”
Rebekah Miskin embodies authenticity in her projects and professional life. Over the years she has proven time and time again that she is a leading force in the entertainment industry, and she promises to continue to show us more of her astonishing talents for many years to come.