A feature film in the making from Cayle Chernin and Andrew Faiz


Cayle Chernin

Cayle Chernin, Toronto actor, writer, film maker, teacher got her start as Selina in Don Shebib’s acclaimed feature Goin’ Down the Road and has been on that road ever since, acting, writing, teaching, creating award-winning documentaries and original Theatre productions with Rhubarb, the Fringe and Summerworks.

She served two terms on the Board of Directors of St. Christopher House and was President of The Albert J. Latner Public Library, has taught several Guest Artist in Schools programs of a course she developed: Creating your own Video.

Cayle played Ruth Steiner in Mea Culpa’s critically acclaimed Production of Collected Stories at the Tarragon Extra Space and acted in the Summerworks Production Talk 60 To Me. She faithfully attends The Monday Night Acting Group unless she is working and is dedicated to ‘The Life Of The Imagination’, to Acting and to The Theatre.

Awards for Producer/Director/Actor Chernin

  • 2008 recipient of THE HAROLD Independent Theatre Award
  • Moon Shadow, one act play won Third Prize In the Fringe New Play contest 2007
  • Awarded Canada 125 Medal for her work in The Community, particularly her work with the Elderly, a Cable series Aging In Institutions and The Marcus Adeney Celebration created with a special grant from The OAC, celebrating life continuing in Old Age, when Mr. Adeney, a Writer and Cellist was resident of Central Park Lodge Retirement Home. .

Award Winning Documentaries

  • I Am Home Premier Cape Town International Film Festival, South Africa 1998 In The Shadows and A MAN OF CONSCIENCE, also screened CTFF also Honourable Mention, Jewish Video Competition
  • Uncle Boris and My Russian Relatives Vancouver Women’s Works Festival, 1995
  • The Man Who Couldn't Lose Honourable Mention, Columbus Film Festival~ 1993
  • In The Shadows: Internationally acclaimed and awarded The Houston Film Festival, Bronze Medal;U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival, Certificate for Creative Excellence;Honourable Mention from the Columbus Film Festival~ 1991 - 43 min.
  • Aging in Institutions McLean Hunter Seniors Category Award~ 1989, 90 min.
  • The Party's Over Children's Broadcast Institute Award~ 1983, 20 min.
  • Bonk Sells Out Trinity Square Video Archives Award~ 1983 20 min.

Cayle has mentored and consulted on many projects, including most recently Miriam Lawrence’s wonderful documentary on Acting delivered via the honouring of her prestigious mentor Madeleine Sherwood.

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