Shauna MacDonald

READER FEE
upto 15 mins : $ 10.00
upto 30 mins : $ 20.00
upto 60 mins : $ 35.00

Hello Fellow Actors,

My motto is to prepare for an audition like you would if you had the part already and were shooting it! Having a reader and coach with professional experience is essential to elevate your performance and book gigs. We can work on your timing and character in comedy to elevate the funny and dig deep into a drama to discover the emotional connections to bring the text to life.

I have 25 years of experience in television and film as an actress, sharing screen time with Sir Ben Kingsley, Jeff Goldblum, Famke Janssen, Katie Holmes, Richard Schiff, Billy Zane and James Franco.

Credits include:
HEMLOCK GROVE
TRAILER PARK BOYS
11.22.63
THE COMEY RULES
THE KENNEDYS
REIGN
SAW VI
FLASHPOINT
SAINT RALPH
ROGUE
BACKSTABBING FOR BEGINNERS
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE
POLARIOD

I produced and co-directed my first feature film, TRU LOVE, which has screened at over 75 international film festivals, taking home 15 awards.

Since 2014, I have been actively coaching performers in person in my home city, Toronto, for both on-camera and voice. Now it's time to start zooming around the world! I love helping actors find their voice, uncover the truth behind the text and create an authentic connection with their scene partners and their audience.

Need help with an accent? Russian, British, French, German, Irish and many North American dialects. Please ask!

Let's dig in, do the work, have FUN and book you a job!

Looking forward to meeting you!
Shauna Mac

Canadian Actress (producer/director) SHAUNA MACDONALD has worked for over 20 years in television and film as an actress, sharing screen time with Sir Ben Kingsley, Jeff Goldblum, Famke Janssen, Katie Holmes, Richard Schiff, Billy Zane and James Franco. Credits include HEMLOCK GROVE, TRAILER PARK BOYS, THE KENNEDYS, REIGN, SAINT RALPH, SAW VI, ROGUE, 11/22/63, BACKSTABBING FOR BEGINNERS, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, and POLARIOD. She recently filmed ABSENCE, the much anticipated debut short film of Arshile Egoyan, son of acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan.

Shauna produced her first short, STORMCLOUD, in 2012. She then produced and co-directed her first feature film, TRU LOVE. After screening at over 75 international film festivals, TRU LOVE took home 15 awards, including Best Feature Film Audience Award and the Emerging Canadian Artist Award at Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, as well as a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Song and an ACTRA Award nomination for lead actress Kate Trotter. In 2014, TRU LOVE was acquired by NETFLIX USA and NETFLIX Australia for two years of distribution on their network. It received a theatrical release in Canada in January 2015, as well as worldwide distribution.

Shauna is also an accomplished Voice Performer and was the notorious Promo Girl on CBC Radio 1. Some of her commercial voice clients include T-Fal, Lysol, Trebhome, The Bay, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, OLG and Marshall’s. She has narrated five seasons of The Mighty Cruise Ships for Bell Media and has performed in several CBC Radio plays.

Since 2014, Shauna has been actively coaching actors for both on-camera and voice. She loves to help performers find their voice, uncover the truth behind the text and create unique and powerful interpretations.

Shauna holds a BA with Honours in Russian and Slavic Studies from McGill University and resides in Toronto with Leo, her very dramatic whippet.
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Credits Include

Year
Credit
2021 [IMDB]
Absence
Short
2020 [IMDB]
The Comey Rule
TV Mini-Series
2020 [IMDB]
I Do, or Die - A Killer Arrangement
TV Movie
2020 [IMDB]
Road Kill Renegade
Short
2020 [IMDB]
Spinning Out
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Polaroid
Film
2019 [IMDB]
Ring Ring
Short
2019 [IMDB]
Business Ethics
Film
2019 [IMDB]
Carter
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
Little Dog
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
Backstabbing for Beginners
Film
2017 [IMDB]
Ransom
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Unplugged
Short
2017 [IMDB]
The Girlfriend Experience
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
A Nutcracker Christmas
TV Movie
2016 [IMDB]
Group Home
TV Movie
2016 [IMDB]
World of Warcraft: Legion
Video Game
2016 [IMDB]
Rogue
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
11.22.63
TV Mini-Series
2015 [IMDB]
Bitten
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
The Plateaus
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
Lead with Your Heart
TV Movie
2014 [IMDB]
Remedy
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Reign
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Hemlock Grove
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
The Divide
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Siren
Short
2014 [IMDB]
Le prince de minuit
TV Movie
2013 [IMDB]
Cracked
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
Hard Rock Medical
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
Saving Hope
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
Rookie Blue
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
Tru Love
Film
2013 [IMDB]
The Twelve Trees of Christmas
TV Movie
2012 [IMDB]
Murdoch Mysteries
TV Series
2012 [IMDB]
Seven Years
Short
2012 [IMDB]
Moving Day
Film
2012 [IMDB]
Attachments
Short
2012 [IMDB]
Degrassi: The Next Generation
TV Series
2011 [IMDB]
The Kennedys
TV Mini-Series
2011 [IMDB]
Combat Hospital
TV Series
2011 [IMDB]
Salem Falls
TV Movie
2011 [IMDB]
Covert Affairs
TV Series
2010 [IMDB]
Republic of Doyle
TV Series
2010 [IMDB]
La fièvre du dance-floor
TV Movie
2010 [IMDB]
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars
TV Movie
2010 [IMDB]
Ninety-one
Short
2010 [IMDB]
Warehouse 13
TV Series
2010 [IMDB]
Lost Girl
TV Series
2010 [IMDB]
Love Letter from an Open Grave
Short
2010 [IMDB]
Saw: The Final Chapter
Film
2010 [IMDB]
The Dating Guy
TV Series
2009 [IMDB]
The Listener
TV Series
2009 [IMDB]
At Home by Myself... with You
Film
2009 [IMDB]
Saw VI
Film
2009 [IMDB]
Doppelganger
Short
2009 [IMDB]
Aaron Stone
TV Series
2009 [IMDB]
Majority Rules!
TV Series
2009 [IMDB]
Being Erica
TV Series
2008 [IMDB]
Production Office
Film
2008 [IMDB]
Life with Derek
TV Series
2008 [IMDB]
Loving Loretta
Short
2008 [IMDB]
Flashpoint
TV Series
2008 [IMDB]
Toronto Stories
Film
2008 [IMDB]
Bienvenue à Paradise Falls
TV Series
2008 [IMDB]
Less Than Kind
TV Series
2008 [IMDB]
Testees
TV Series
2007 [IMDB]
Friends and Heroes
TV Series
2007 [IMDB]
The Mad
Film
2007 [IMDB]
The Best Years
TV Series
2007 [IMDB]
Breakfast with Scot
Film
2006 [IMDB]
ReGenesis
TV Series
2006 [IMDB]
Puppets Who Kill
TV Series
2006 [IMDB]
Sons of Butcher
TV Series
2006 [IMDB]
Runaway
TV Series
2006 [IMDB]
Jeff Ltd.
TV Series
2005 [IMDB]
This Is Wonderland
TV Series
2005 [IMDB]
Riding the Bus with My Sister
TV Movie
2005 [IMDB]
Undo
Short
2005 [IMDB]
Terry
TV Movie
2005 [IMDB]
Love Is Work
Film
2004 [IMDB]
Kevin Hill
TV Series
2004 [IMDB]
While I Was Gone
TV Movie
2004 [IMDB]
The Porcelain Pussy
Short
2004 [IMDB]
Saint Ralph
Film
2003 [IMDB]
Spinning Boris
Film
2003 [IMDB]
Touchée en plein coeur
TV Series
2003 [IMDB]
The Newsroom
TV Series
2003 [IMDB]
Trailer Park Boys
TV Series
2003 [IMDB]
The Blobheads
TV Series
2002 [IMDB]
Undercover Brother
Film
1999 [IMDB]
These Arms of Mine
TV Series
1999 [IMDB]
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
TV Series
1999 [IMDB]
Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend
TV Series
1998 [IMDB]
Invasion planète Terre
TV Series
1998 [IMDB]
Jack & Jill
Film
1998 [IMDB]
Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm
Video
1997 [IMDB]
Someone to Love
Short
1997 [IMDB]
Diabolik
TV Series
1996 [IMDB]
The Restlessness of Water
Film