Upcoming psych-thriller 'Double Booked' reserves renowned Canadian actor for starring role

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Calgary actor Cody Sparshu, one of Canada's up and comers to watch, is starring in the forthcoming feature film, Double Booked. From writer-director Neil Webb, Double Booked is currently wrapping post-production and is bound for the independent film festival circuit this summer.

The film follows a group of friends who go to a remote cabin to get away, but their stay is interrupted when they find a couple that claims to have already booked the cabin. Tensions mount between the groups as their pasts are revealed and true intentions become clear.

Sparshu plays Jeff in the ensemble cast. "I've played soldiers, cowboys, cops, even a stalker," he said. "In this, I played a hipster and it was a new type of character for me to explore. Jeff is very dynamic. He's a guy who feels like he has nothing to stand up for, and no conviction for anything. Jeff learns what's important to him and what is worth standing up and having a backbone for."

Webb said, "Cody goes above and beyond creating a character from a place deep down, bringing to it both the truthfulness of himself as well as creating the unique intricacies the character requires to tell the story. A lot of actors play themselves in every film, but Cody really uses his training and on-set experience to enhance characters and present relatable dimensions."

Sparshu is previously known for acting in Cody Fitz, an independent drama that won the Calgary International Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Best Drama and Best Cinematography awards at The Indie Gathering 2012 and Best Screenplay at the World Music and Film Festival. He has also appeared in Poker Girls, Pet Heroes, Missing Link and the upcoming No Good Deed, in which US soldiers question their purpose during the US-Afghan-Iraq war after Osama bin Laden was captured. Sparshu has also recently acted in the forthcoming period drama, Drawing Home, starring Julie Lynn Mortensen and Juan Riedinger.

Sparshu is next acting in Fortune's Ashes, a short film set in the 1930s from director Dylan Pearce (I Think I Do), which is set to shoot in May. He will also star opposite Gemini nominated actor Shaun Johnston (Heartland) in Hurt, a western that's eyeing a summer shoot and fall release. Sparshu is repped by Kelsea Forzani of Calgary's Details Talent.

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