Toronto, ON – October 22, 2014
Canadian Screen Award nominated actor Tommie-Amber Pirie stars in the drama feature film Don’t Get Killed in Alaska, making its theatrical release on Friday, November 7, 2014 at The Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street).
Don’t Get Killed in Alaska follows Tommie-Amber’s character Liney, a 20 year-old tomboy as she travels back to Ontario with her new boyfriend Dan after a summer of tree planting. Having lost all their money in a questionable incident, Liney agrees to ask her family for money to get them both to Alaska where they plan to spend the winter working on a fishing boat. Liney is forced to deal with her family dynamics as she meets with her estranged mother, her judgmental older brother and her silent father. Everyone has a plan for Liney, except for Liney.
Written and directed by Bill Taylor, and also starring Rosemary Dunsmore, Gianpaolo Venuta, Ben Lewis, and Oliver Dennis, Don’t Get Killed In Alaska has screened at Cinéfest Sudbury and the Calgary International Film Festival.
Upcoming, Tommie-Amber is set to join the cast of Syfy and Space‘s most-watched original drama series BITTEN as Paige Winterbourne, an outspoken witch with a spitfire attitude.
BITTEN is a werewolf driven tale revolving around Elena Michaels (Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort), the only female werewolf in history. Learning to cope with problems facing the pack and their supernatural world, this emotionally charged thriller examines the age-old battle between man and beast, with Elena at the centre. Season two of BITTEN will introduce a coven of witches with Tommie-Amber as the fiery daughter of the coven’s leader.
Tommie-Amber can be recognized for her Canadian Screen Award nominated role as Claire Webb on CBC’s Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays. She can also be seen in hit television series including CTV’s The Listener, Showcase’s Lost Girl, Syfy’s Warehouse 13, and Global’s Rookie Blue.
Recently, Tommie-Amber Pirie took on the role of Gretchen in the romantic comedy feature film The F Word (What If) alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. She can also be seen in the films Pretend We’re Kissing, The Birder, and The Trotsky.
Coming up, lookout for Tommie-Amber as Polly in the 2016 Canadian feature film How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Tommie-Amber is a dedicated animal lover and former figure skater with a passion for the arts including fashion, food, and interior design.
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