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Gural, Altaire


Altaire has directed and coached actors (youth and adult) who have gone on to star in film and television: Dream Scenario for A24 (TIFF), The Bearded Girl (upcoming feature), Before Darkness Falls (upcoming feature), Welcome to Derry (upcoming IT prequel),This Time (upcoming feature), You Can Live Forever (Tribeca), DC's Titans, Shazam, Clarice, Ginny & Georgia, Heartland, Hudson & Rex, Nurses, Northern Rescue, Frontier, October Faction (Netflix), Locke & Key (Netflix), Burden Of Truth and Coroner (CBC), Circuit Breakers (Apple tv), Left For Dead:The Ashley Reeves Story and The Good Father for Lifetime, Castle In The Ground (feature@ TIFF), Flint, Emerald Code, Degrassi, Once Upon A Time, Break Any Spell (Blood In The Snow Festival), Life With Boys, Motives and Murders, The Railway Children (Mirvish), and the Toronto Fringe.

Altaire's students have also been accepted into prestigious dramatic academies like LAMDA and RADA, NTS and other Canadian and American institutions.

A member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Altaire has adapted and directed various plays for youth: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Magician's Nephew (performed by The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit), Through The Looking Glass, (and The Breakfast Club with permission of Universal Studios and the estate of John Hughes).

Her original play, Forgotten (a re-imagining of Peter Pan taking place some years after Wendy leaves Neverland, and with a cast of 30+ youth and adults) was produced at The Academy Theatre in Lindsay, Ontario in 2014, and has since been performed by numerous companies and schools around the world.

Nominated for Best Director for PROOF at EODL (also nominated for Best Production).

Altaire offers private and group classes for acting, and for clients looking to acquire representation, as well as self tape audition coaching sessions for film/television.

Her short story State Vs Hades appeared in the June 2022 edition of the American anthology Luna Station Quarterly (currently being adapted into a short film), and her dystopian short story Clocks Are Meaningless Here (appearing in the 2021 anthology Matters of Time) is also being developed into a television pilot. Her short story Unreasonable was a runner up for the New York City Midnight international short story contest, and later appeared in the anthology Kawartha Lakes Stories. Altaire's full length novel FORGOTTEN has just recently been completed. She has been tapped to write a feature script for DTRM Inc, on an undisclosed project to go to camera in 2024.

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