Episode Five: Rukiya Bernard
Rukiya Bernard was nominated for Leo and UBCP/ACTRA Awards for playing Doc – a medical professional turned bloodthirsty vampire – on SyFy’s popular post-apocalyptic vampire series, Van Helsing. Rukiya’s lengthy list of credits includes The Magicians, Freaky Friday, Supernatural, Travelers, Android Employed, and the award-winning short Reel Women Seen, which explores the shoddy manner in which women are treated in the film industry. In this boisterous episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast, Rukiya chats with Sabrina Furminger about her journey to Van Helsing, as well as Christmas jeans, playing charades with Millie Bobby Brown (pre-Stranger Things), and adventures in parenting. Also: we solve racism! (Not really – but we do talk about it!).
This episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast is Neverland Tea Salon. http://www.neverlandtea.com.
UBCP/ACTRA East Asian diversity roundtable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw0HBWradSU&list=UUZetdd4kui_yBLjrujeU4Nw&index=9&
UBCP/ACTRA African Canadian diversity roundtable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW7vvl9OB-Y&list=UUZetdd4kui_yBLjrujeU4Nw&index=13
Host and executive producer: Sabrina Furminger
Editor: Simon Furminger
Producer: Paul Furminger
Technical support: Tyson Bradock
Original music: Dane Deviller