the executive team
S. Siobhan McCarthy
Siobhan McCarthy is the CEO and Executive PRODUCER of blyssful PRODUCTIONS and red trike media inc.
McCarthy is the past Managing Artistic Director/ Producer of the absolut theatre company society and the past Co- Artistic Director/Producer of Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture.
Whilst running Kickstart, in 2012 McCarthy produced WAM- BC’s first International Disability Media Festival as well as Executive Producing 5 short films by filmmakers with disabilities from across Canada.
Patience and Absurdity represented Canada at the Paralympics Games in London in September 2012, and Will recently won a Golden Sheaf at the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival for best short drama.
McCarthy originally hails from Toronto where she trained, competed and toured as a National Precision Figure Skater for over half her life. She then lived in Europe before "heading west" and graduating with her Honours Degree in Theatre from U.B.C. in the fall of 1998.
She is a bold, innovative, transdisciplinary artist and educator who is constantly devising new original theatre, film and performance art. She enjoys teaching, conducting experiments/ research whilst working independently and collaboratively with other artists.
McCarthy has been profiled and published in the Canadian Theatre Review where she was credited as being one of “Canada’s foremost cross-over artists”. The University of York has documented her and archived her body of work as she has been identified as a “trailblazer” in Performance Creation across Canada.
McCarthy also loves to perform. McCarthy is a master clown- BLYSS. She was scouted by Cirque du Soliel in 2007 when she headlined the Toronto Festival of Clowns and has been offered several contracts with Cirque. She remains in their talent bank.
When she is not performing or devising new works, Siobhan enjoys teaching and lecturing at various colleges and institutions across Canada. Her critically acclaimed multi-media plays, Who Are You Calling Crazy!?! and Spiraling Within are presently being amalgamated and adapted for the screen. In 2006, Spiraling Within was produced by Syngy Theatre and toured Australia.
Selected past Directing credits include: Spiraling Within, Happy Meal, See Bob Run, altered states- primal scream- the edge of consciousness, edges, Drunken Bliss!?! Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Comedy of Errors and the awarding winning Bold Girls. Equity Co-Op's include W.O.W-wow!!!, and Who Are You Calling Crazy !?!
In 2004-2005 McCarthy was an Artist in Residence with the City of Vancouver at gallery gachet for her innovative community art building project entitled, “The Masks We Wear”
McCarthy has been the Production Manager of the Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum for over a decade and in September 2006 she went back to her Alma Mater - Robson Campus to focus more on her Film Career and Producing. She has a slate of films in development as well as the comedy transmedia series, DADS. DADS recently won the BC Film + media interactive fund and was recently shortlisted for the Independent Production Fund and the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab’s prestigious ideaBOOST program.
McCarthy is one of the producers of the independent feature film, DOWN HERE, which, is presently in post-production.
McCarthy was recently honoured with the award of the Women In Film and Television Vancouver Banff Mentorship program where she gets to work with mentor Alex Raffe from Thunderbird Films on her properties.
When not creating her own work, McCarthy moonlights as an educator, actor, writer and director for hire as well as creating digital strategies and acting as a social media community manager for various broadcast properties which include; W Network’s The Cupcake Girls- Seasons 2&3, HGTV’s Urban Suburban- Seasons 1&2, OWN’s Murder She Solved True Crime- Seasons 2&3 and Food Network’s Family Cook Off.
Her skills, or “special sauce as she likes to call it, recently garnered DADS 100,000 views on YouTube in less than 3 days!
S. Siobhan McCarthy is presently represented by Kim Barsanti at Lucas Talent