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Alanna Bale · Rae

Alanna was born in Canada, but as the daughter of a diplomat, had the privilege of moving countries every three years. Being exposed to many diverse cultures and communities, Alanna developed a deep appreciation for other people’s stories, lives, and  experiences. Her curiosity and passion for exploring these stories lead her to pursue acting as an investigative outlet. 

While living in Warsaw, Poland, Alanna was cast in the film Thr3e, which subsequently led to her being cast in the film House, by the same director the following year. After finishing high school, Alanna was accepted to Ryerson University’s prestigious Performance Theatre Program in Toronto. After completing four years of classical theatre training, Alanna graduated with Honours and dove head first into a career in theatre. She was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to explore some of her favourite roles with various classical theatre companies in both Toronto and Ottawa. Throughout her time in theatre, Alanna noticed her curiosity shifting toward the expansive possibilities of working in film and tv. While exploring this path, Alanna has had the opportunity to work with award winning directors from across the globe. She has been a part of over 20 film and tv productions, ranging from the award winning show Cardinal to the soon to be released action film Enhanced. Alanna is beyond thrilled to work with the entire We Burn Like This team to bring this beautiful and important story to life.

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs · Chrissy B.

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs was born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk territory and is an actor/filmmaker. Jacobs is mainly known for her award-winning leading performances in features, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) and the Sun at Midnight (2017). Her recent work includes playing Sam Duchene in season 3 of CTV’s Cardinal (2018), Lilith in the Netflix Original The Order (2019), and Sam Black Crow in season 2 of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (2019).

Jacobs has explored the other side of the camera, and her recent short film as a writer/director, Rae, was an official selection of the 2018 Palm Springs Shortfest and won Best Youth Work at 2017 ImagineNATIVE Film Fest. The feature
film This Place (2019), co-written by Jacobs, was recently named a recipient of the Talent to Watch fund from Telefilm Canada, and Jacobs is currently producing the film adaptation of the award winning play, What I Call Her (2021).