Curator Zoie Palmer

Zoie Palmer

I love movies that move me, that provoke me to think differently and challenge my belief system, even the ones that make me uncomfortable. I want to explore the unknown through the experience of the characters and their journeys in the story. I know I’ve seen a great movie when I feel somewhat exhausted by the end even though all I’ve done for 120 minutes is stare straight ahead. Ultimately I need to feel, I need to care, I need to invest, if a movie can make me do that I’m in. In saying that, not every movie needs to be deep and life changing. I love a good action flick that I can get lost in too, or a great comedy with a quirky character or two. In the end, I need to care and invest be transported off to another land for a short while, any movie that can do that gets me excited.

Zoie Palmer’s love of acting began at an early age. Raised in Cornwall, England, Palmer moved to Toronto where she graduated from York University’s Theatre Program with a B.F.A.

Palmer has appeared in an array of television productions, notably starring as Ronald Reagan's daughter, “Patti”, in The Reagans, the critically-acclaimed MOW that was nominated for a slate of Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

Palmer also appeared in the Emmy Award-winning TV movie, Out of the Ashes, co-starring alongside Christine Lahti and Beau Bridges. Other series regular credits include the hit CTV series Instant Star and The Guard for Global TV. She has guest starred on such shows as Flashpoint, Call Me Fitz, Nikita, King, XIII and The Listener. Zoie is best known for her role as “Lauren”, scientist to the Fae, in the Showcase series Lost Girl and is currently shooting the new series Dark Matter for Syfy.

Palmer has starred in two acclaimed short films: Snapshots for Henry, which was nominated for a Genie Award as Best Live Action Short Drama, and Terminal Venus, by Alexandre Franchi, for which she was honoured with the Best Actor Award at the Baja California Film Festival. 2010 was an especially busy year for Palmer as she landed a supporting role in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Devil, along with her starring role in The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, for which she was nominated for a prestigious ACTRA Award. She reunited with her co-star from The Guard, Ryan Robbins, in the crime thriller Cold Blooded, and she stars in the ensemble cast of Sex After Kids, for which she was nominated for a 2014 Canadian Comedy award. In 2014, Zoie was awarded The "Fan Choice Award" Canadian screen awards for favorite Canadian screen Star.


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