Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Karen Tusa is an award winning Actress and Producer. She has appeared in many films and commercials and recently won an award in LA for her lead role in a TV Pilot. She decided to help out behind the scenes as a producer recently. As Producer on Jenny & Jeff Mini-series, the series went on to win 16 awards all over the world including 5 in Los Angeles CA and nominated for over 35 awards screening at festivals worldwide. As Producer on Closing Time Documentary, it won Best Documentary at the World Premiere Film Awards in Ottawa and nominated for Best Documentary Short and screened in Long Beach, California at Long Beach Indie Film Festival and was acquired by CBC Land & Sea for national broadcast as well as screening as part of Culture Days across Canada at the Manitoba Documentary Film Festival. Her first project as Producer was Bandages is screening at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. Karen was also President/CEO of Family Friendly Video Inc., (Canadian based operation for US Company) Karen successfully ran this company which rented and sold Family Friendly and Christian movies all over the world for over for 4 years.
3 part mini-series
Beverage Rooms are slowly disappearing from the prairie Landscape
Part one of a 6 part Anthology
ACTRA MIP Short Film
Big Talk, A New Kinda Talk Big Talk is all about "Discussions that need to be heard"
Gold level award - Price of Spice
Best Web Series Long Beach Indie - California Rising Star Award - TV Pilot Canada International Film Festival Vancouver Best Romantic Comedy - Miami Web Fest Silver Jury Award - North America Film Awards Best Webisode - Los Angeles Cinefest 4 Awards of Merit - Rome Web Awards 1 Silver Award of Excelence - Best Editing Rome Web awards Cassandra Tusa won Gold Level Award - Best Leading Actress for her role of jenny Cassandra Tusa won Young Artist Award in Hollywood - Best New Media Performance Cassandra Tusa won a Joey Award in Vancouver for Best Young Actress in a Web based series Cassandra won Best Child Actress at LA Film Awards Best Trailer Vimeo/Awardeo
World Premiere Film Awards - Ottawa