Originally from Montréal, Mélanie Bray is a bilingual actor and producer who has worked across the country in both French and English. Mélanie’s film and television credits as an actor include: QUÉBEXIT, THE L WORD, PSYCH, YEAR OF THE CARNIVORE, ODD SQUAD MOBILE UNIT, RAIN DOWN, (UN)CERTAINTY, and ROSIE (the short film).
Mélanie is a Dome Theatre (Dawson College) graduate. In Vancouver she worked with Théâtre la Seizième and was nominated for a Jessie Richardson award for her role in Comment Devenir Parfait en Trois Jours. In Toronto she was cast in Les Zinspirés 2.0 at the Théâtre Français de Toronto, and in Hogtown at the Campbell House. Hogtown was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Ensemble in a Musical Production.
After studying Film and TV Production at Langara College, Mélanie began working as an office P.A., researcher, and writer. She quickly gained experience as a production coordinator, 3rd A.D. and voiceover coordinator. She was the casting director for two seasons of the television series EAUX TROUBLES DU CRIME/DARK WATERS OF CRIME (produced by Red Letter Films and aired on OWN). Over the years, Mélanie has also worked with Out TV, Productions Testa, Unis TV, Proximity Films and Médiatique.
Mélanie has produced three short films: watermarked (Moonstone Productions), and – with her partner Gail Maurice – ASSINI and ROSIE (Assini Productions). The award-winning Assini has screened at festivals around the world, as well as on Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment system. It was nominated for four Golden Sheafs at the Yorkton Film Festival. ROSIE, the short film, has also screened at festivals worldwide, and was nominated for Best International Short Film – Comedy category at the NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival (2020).