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August 14, 2019

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Meet the 2019 TIFF Rising Stars: Kacey Rohl

The Touchwood PR team is excited to be working alongside the TIFF Rising Stars once again! Each year, a handful of emerging actors and actresses are chosen to participate in this unique and intensive professional development programme which takes place over the course of the Toronto International Film Festival. Four Canadian actors and four international actors are recognized for their talent and provided with opportunities and access to mentorship, industry events, red carpets, and valuable networking opportunities at the festival.

We want you to get familiar with these talented young artists as they’re well on their way to international success!

Meet Kacey Rohl.

Kacey Rohl is a Canadian actress from Vancouver. You’ll likely recognize her from an impressive list of television roles and appearances. She featured most prominently as Alena in the most recent seasons of the CW’s Arrow series, as Kerry Campbell in Wayward Pines, and as Abigail Hobbes in Hannibal, although her full television filmography includes appearances in iZombie, Once Upon a Time, The X-Files, Supernatural, The Magicians, and so much more.

Kacey will be at TIFF 2019 as a Rising Star, and to support the world premiere of her film, White Lie. She stars as a young woman who becomes a campus celebrity after fabricating a cancer diagnosis. The fearless and emotional feature film comes from Canadian directors Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis (Amy GeorgeThe Oxbow CureSpice It Up). Watch the trailer here.


Following the festival, you’ll be able to see Kacey as part of the lead cast in Fortunate Son, a new CBC spy drama set in the social and political chaos of the late 1960s. The series is currently shooting and expected to premiere in winter of 2020.

Find Kacey Rohl on Twitter and Instagram and follow her journey at TIFF 2019 and beyond!