Episode Twenty-Nine: Agam Darshi
Agam Darshi has worn a lot of hats in her award-winning career in film and television: actress, director, writer, and film festival producer. Agam played Kate, a kickass former con artist, on Sanctuary, and she played undercover cop Khali on CTV’s action drama Played. She’s got a couple of Leo Awards on her mantle: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama for 2012’s Crimes of Mike Recket, and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. In 2013, Agam wrote and directed Fade Out, a short film about an aging starlet struggling with self-doubt on the night of what should have been her triumphant comeback premiere – and a few years later, she followed up with Burning Point, a one-woman theatrical show in which Agam played a wealth of characters of her own creation.
In this illuminating interview with Sabrina Furminger, Agam reminisces about the characters she’s played (and the characters she wants to play and write in the months and years ahead), how the industry-wide conversation about on-screen representation is affecting her work in the biz, and the impact that becoming a mother to twin boys has had on her art.
This episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast is sponsored by UBCP/ACTRA. http://www.ubcp.com
Host and executive producer: Sabrina Furminger
Editor: Simon Furminger
Producer: Paul Furminger
Technical support: Tyson Bradock
Original music: Dane Deviller