Writer/Actress Jamie Hart grew up in the Beevision studio. Being in the edit suites, on set and often in front of the camera for Beevision, sparked a passion for acting and writing that led her to Rosedale Heights School of the Arts. There she studied drama, dance and vocals and began to write plays. Her first play was a murder mystery adaptation of the board game “Clue” and was staged as part of the Rosedale Fringe Festival.
After graduating high school Jamie had the opportunity to perform with the Vagabond Theatre Company in Kingston. She was inspired to form her own “squad” to turn her ideas into scripts and over the last two years that group has become Save Ophelia Productions. They are comprised of young women with an interest in fantasy and female lead media. Jamie currently has a number of scripts she is developing including Alice Highcroft, Captain Jenny and Vaccine Gaea.
Jamie has been the “voice” for several broadcast productions such as TVO’s “Pop IT!” which she was also a dancer on, “Big Grin’s House Party” and “Back Seat Barkers.” She had the pleasure of purchasing ecstasy and then over-dosing in the re-enactment segments of “Deadly By Design,” a CBC Doc Zone film by Up Front Entertainment. Her latest performance was a poetry reading with members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Scott Good’s moving Remembrance Day concert.
Jamie’s greatest writing influence is her Riverside Shakespeare, which now has two generations of pencil-marked notes in it—her’s and her mother’s. Other important sources of inspiration include Libba Bray, Emilie Autumn and a passion for Greek mythology. She also has a Black Belt in TaeKwondoe, is a big fan of Martial Arts and is not afraid to use her skills!