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Figurehead Theatre & Film

Figurehead Theatre & Film

Tyler Lionel Parr is a Toronto based actor, director and filmmaker. He has spent the last 30 years performing on stage and 18 years in film and Television.

Tyler began his theatre training working with Dave Conron – professional clown and mime instructor who studied with Marcel Marceau. With Jim Schaefer – founder and artistic director (78-91) of Port Stanley Festival Theatre, and with Art Fidler – educator, director, and mentor.

He has trained under Canadian Film Director and Screenwriter Carl Bessai; with Writer/Producer Vic Perillo and with Actor/Acting coach Michael Caruana. Tyler continues to train and sharpen his skills, having completed both the Core Level II and Advanced-Level acting class at Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto ON. He has trained and continues to train at the Pro-Actors Lab in Toronto. Tyler attended Lester B. Pearson School of the Arts and took extensive workshops at The Second City & The Grand Theatre.

Tyler is the Artistic Director of Figurehead Films, launched in 2010. In 2012 he wrote, produced, directed & starred in his first professional short film DRAGONFLY, which was an official Selection in the Court Métrage, Festival De Cannes – 2012.

In 2015 Tyler completed writing, producing, directing and performing in his second professional short film IRONIED.  Tyler won the Brian Linehan – Best Actor Award for the National Screen Institute of Canadaand Best Actor Award for the Open World Toronto Film Festival.Ironied has gone on to win 11 awards

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