Edmonton Local Making it in the Big Time

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Lloydminster local Scott Patey is starring in two films this month. One of which is being shot in Calgary.

Scott Patey had a dream of being a professional film and tv actor. In 2005 he moved out of Lloydminster to pursue that dream. Being accepted into Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts full-time program was his first big step. With not much more than a burning desire Scott charged headlong into his dream. Scott’s journey over the last 5 years have been filled with ups and downs of show business. More of the ups rather than the downs. “I’m lucky to have had the breaks that I have gotten, the training at VADA and the showcase were pivotal for me” Scott recalls.

Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts Artistic Director Simon Longmore recalls Scott.
“ He had natural talents, especially for comedy. We just needed to refine his skills so that they transfer well to the screen”. It didn’t take long for others in the industry to take notice of Scott either. He was introduced to an agent at school and was auditioning as soon as he graduated. “Scott knew what he wanted from the get go, he was focused and driven. Don’t let his funny personality fool you, he is a very focus actor” says Longmore.

Since taking the leap of faith Scott has landed recurring roles on Vancouver TV series Reaper and Fringe. Landed lead roles in: Slapshot 3 The Junior League, Freestyle and The Odds (currently shooting). Next month in Calgary, Scott will be starring in “Lloyd the Conqueror”. Other note worthy shows would be Caprica and Supernatural. What Scott says about his success “It’s really about making choices and committing to them. You hear that a lot in acting classes. What I learned from my training at VADA was to do that in your real life”.

In the near future you will get to see Scott on the big screen. In the movie The Big Year starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Scott had a chance to work with them and Steve Martin. “although I only had one line, it was still the highlight of my career”. When not shooting Scott runs a regular stand up comedy night at a local Vancouver bar. Scott tells us “It gives me a chance to make people laugh, that brings me joy”.

Scott Patey is a graduate of Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts full-time program. Other noteworthy Edmontonians students:
Meghan Heffern (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1725322/),
Eduard Witzke (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3552604/)
Beatrice Ilg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2782080/)

For more information on VADA contact info(at)vadastudios(dot)com or call 604-633-1525
Visit the studio on the web at http://www.vadastudios.com

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