OUR team


 

AYISHA ISSA

FILM/TV/VIDEO GAME ACTOR - COACH - 4POINTS STUDIO OWNER & DIRECTOR

Ayisha is an award winning actress who got her start in acting with “Immortals” in 2011, and has held a steady stream of film, TV and video game work ever since. Her 6 seasons a the villain on Unite 9 solidified her place in Quebec and earned her a “Prix Gemeaux” (Gemini Award), but it was her part in 2014's Brick Mansions that introduced her to international audiences. In 2017 she launched the 4POINTS FILM & TV ACTOR STUDIO program, which boasts career and skill building workshops with renowned stunt coordinators, agents, producers and directors, summer camps to develop practical skills and personal growth in children, as well as coaching and other professional services for actors. This year she will be appearing along side Jesse Eisenberg and Salma Hayek in “The Hummingbird Project” and opposite Mads Mikkelsen in “Polar”. One of her favorite things about acting is how it taught her about the power of vulnerability, on set and in life. Her goal for the program is to help everyday people explore their options in the world of film and tv acting, and provide quality support services to actors who are pursuing their goals.

 

JOHN STEAD

DIRECTOR - STUNT COORDINATOR - FIGHTING FOR FILM & TV PROGRAM DIRECTOR

John Stead is a Canadian director and stunt coordinator, who has directed on Designated Survivor, Dark Matter, Bitten, Lost Girl, XIII and Mutant X to name a few. Currently stunt Coordinating for HBO,

He has co-ordinated the action sequences for more than 500 film & tv episodes all over the world and performed stunts on over 250 TV episodes and films. He has over 600 professional theater credits as a fight director both in Canada and internationally, including 20 seasons as the fight director for the Shaw festival and is in his 25th season as head of stage combat for the Stratford Festival of Canada. He has taught at the Birmingham Conservatory, the Universities of Toronto, Waterloo, Humber and Wilfred Laurier, and has an international reputation for creating exciting action and molding solid, well respected performers of all levels.

He is a member of the Society of Canadian Fight Directors. Stage Combat Coordinator for The National Theater School, a registered stunt coordinator with ACTRA and a Master Instructor-Emeritus with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.

 

ANITA NITTOLY

STUNT WOMAN - ACTRESS - FIGHTING FOR FILM & TV INSTRUCTOR

Anita Nittoly is a graduate of the Humber Acting for Film and Television program. She started her career as a dancer and choreographer, and during her time in college found a natural talent for film combat and stunts. She attained her Advanced Actor Combatant certification from The Academy of Dramatic Combat and has since undertaken film and television stunt work, as well as theatrical fight direction with Havoc Stunts. Her recent credits include "Blood", "Boss of Me", Book Club", "The Statement", "Charon's Obal", and "Under".

 

GEOFF SCOVELL

STUNT PERFORMER - ACTOR - FIGHTING FOR FILM & TV DIRECTOR

Geoff Scovell was born on August 9, 1980 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He is known for his work on Suicide Squad (2016), 12 Monkeys (2015) and Dark Phoenix (2019).


JONATHON LEROSE

ACTOR - READER

Jonathon LeRose is a Canadian born Film and Television actor of Italian, Irish and Aboriginal descent. He studied theater at York University in Toronto, Canada where he received an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Jonathon was a Canadian Improv Games finalist when he attended Milton District High School and began acting professionally in 2017 in the CBS series Salvation. Recently, Jonathon appeared on the 5th season of Bell CraveTV's Letter kenny and is upcoming in the feature film Mommy's Little Princess. Theater credits include; Road by Jim Cartwright, Yeats in love by Anne Smith and The Stronger Variations an adaptation of Strindberg's The Stronger, Created by Allyson McMackon.







 

AMANDA LYNN PETRIN

ACTOR - READER

Amanda Lynn Petrin has been acting since she was a toddler, starting with commercials and after school theater programs. After completing her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and History, she dedicated herself to acting full-time, training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), as well as with various teachers in Los Angeles, New York and here in Canada. She recently moved to Toronto from Montreal, where she worked as a professional reader for various casting directors, aiding hundreds of actors to deliver their best performances