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Actress Michelle Nolden sat down with us for an intimate chat about the 2013 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, Saving Hope, short films and much more.

Michelle Nolden is best known for playing the role of Dr. Dawn Bell on CTV’s Saving Hope, playing opposite Erica Durance, Michael Shanks & Daniel Gillies. She also plays Allison Jenkins on the hit CBC show Republic of Doyle and as Kathleen Spencer in CW’s Nikita. She has appeared in numerous other television programs including Numb3rsCrossing Jordan and Murdoch Mysteries. She also received a Gemini Award nomination in 2011 for her performance in an episode of Rookie Blue.

She also has an extensive film career, best known for playing Julie Foley in 2002’s Men with Brooms, written, directed and starring Paul Gross. Her performance earned her an ACTRA Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist. Other films she has been involved with include The Time Traveler’s Wife, Red and Foxfire. She will be seen later this year as Estelle Parsons in the Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie as well as Jessie Demas in Charles Minsky’s Skating to New York.

She is the Artistic Director of the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, a festival produced by Fifth Ground Entertainment Inc. in association with Lakeshore Arts. The festival celebrates its third year in 2013.

Enjoy the interview!