Niagara actors bring short film to TIFF
Denis Morris alums Paul McGillion, Wesley Salter get the invite
Posted By JOHN LAW
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Long before they wrestled with their acting careers, Paul McGillion and Wesley Salter wrestled each other.
In the mid '80s, they were part of the wrestling team at Denis Morris high school in St. Catharines – Salter as a junior and McGillion a senior. They remained friends, and as McGillion left Niagara in the early '90s to pursue acting, Salter seemed to follow his lead.
McGillion worked on The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis and 24. Salter worked on Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural and Eureka. This year, they finally found something to work on together: A Fine Young Man, a 13-minute short film the duo helped finance and starred in, will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
"We're old friends," says McGillion, on the line from Vancouver where he lives. "A couple of Redmen coming from St. Catharines. I used to coach him when he was wrestling at 12 years old, and now we've got a film in the Toronto Film Festival together."
REST AT LINK ABOVE, and he talks about "V", which could lead to a recurring role!