Zack Peladeau stars as Shaun in three-time Leo Award winner Lauro Chartrand’s film Blackburn scheduled to hit theaters this Halloween.
Online PR News – 03-September-2014 – Los Angeles, California – Originally born in Alfred, a small town of 3,000 people located in Ontario, Canada, actor Zack Peladeau, who made his debut several years ago in the film "Onion Skin", is taking the film world by storm with his upcoming feature film "Blackburn".
Set to open in theaters this coming Halloween, "Blackburn" is an action packed horror film riddled with suspenseful twists and turns that is sure to make audiences jump out of their seats. The film follows five college students who, after fighting to survive a fatal rock-slide and a rampant forest fire, take refuge in an abandoned Alaskan mining town only to discover that their newfound safe-haven has a haunted history where few get out alive.
Showing his unparalleled flair for drama and action, Zack Peladeau is a knockout in the role of Shaun, the film’s confident heartthrob who fearlessly risks his life to protect his beautiful co-star Jade, played by multi-award winning actress Sarah Lind.
Peladeau also co-stars alongside Lochlyn Munro who is known for the films "White Chicks", "Scary Movie", and "Freddy vs. Jason", Leo Award winners Calum Worthy and Emilie Ullerp, and Ken Kerzinger from the films "Watchmen" and "X-Men: The Last Stand".
"I can honestly say a talent like Zack’s is rare, he naturally has that "thing" that all directors are looking for. It was a pleasure directing him in "Blackburn", the energy he brought to the set and the way he infused his character with life was incredible," said director and three-time Leo Award winner Lauro Chartrand.
A strong and dynamic actor who has proven his ability to get under the skin of the most intense and challenging characters, Peladeau has continued to take his craft to the next level with every role.
In the Lifetime original film "Crisis Point" directed by Grammy Award winner Adrian Wills, Peladeau played the starring role of Erik Sanders, a naïve teen whose world comes crashing down after he robs a local corner store without considering the consequences. Locked inside the store with three civilian hostages, Erik is left no choice but to negotiate with Cameron Grainger, a top hostage negotiator played by Rhona Mitra.
"Playing the role of Erik Sanders demanded a lot of concentration, emotion and energy," said Zack Peladeau. "I had to dig deep into myself and evoke feelings from past memories in order to bring my character’s tears and overwhelming anxiety to life in a way that was true to the experience."
Audiences have an opportunity to see a less intense side of Peladeau in the multi-award winning SyFy Network TV series "Being Human", as he struts his stuff as Dylan, a cocky teenage ghost who has no qualms with trying out human life in other peoples’ bodies.
This talented young actor also stars alongside six-time Young Artist Award winner and "Big Time Rush" star Erin Sanders in the film "Guilty at 17", which airs on Lifetime and The Movie Network. Having already achieved an irrefutable level of success early on in his career, Zack Peladeau’s future as one of Hollywood’s top actors is set in stone.