Well, It's hard to believe its been almost a year since we first opened our doors.
We can honestly say its been one of the most rewarding years of our lives creatively and professionally – and the best part is, we're just getting started!
Some highlights from the 1st year at Silverthorn Studios:
- During our first week, superstar Kiefer Sutherland recorded at Silverthorn in a session lead by our friends at Mint Music
- Other names that came in this year include Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, and broadcaster Alan Cross
- Vintage TV filmed a TV episode here that will air on the Rogers network across Canada, as well as in China, Italy and the UK
- Many sold-out ‘Inner Toon Voice Acting Workouts’ for aspiring and established voice actors led by Taylor Abrahamse
- Co-hosted voice acting events with Emmy-nominated voice director Susan Hart
- Three successful Toronto Harmonica Meetup Workshops led by Bryn Scott-Grimes
- An art show and celebration for dear friend and brilliant veteran actor/artist Aron Tager, (Stumble On A Secret Pool), which raised nearly $5,000!
- Lots of good memories hosting our free community ‘Monthly Mix’ events, allowing artists of all walks to meet, mingle, and make music.
- Many up-and-coming artists recorded singles and albums here, including Aniqa Dear, Lyden Legault, Andrew Ferri, Nerissa Bradley, O Frontera, Peach Flesh, John Hope, Kim Davis, VDG, Helen Janine, Kiko, Joe Kostyk, and more!
- Writing and recording our own personal albums, slated for release next year. Shrouded in secrecy, but they will be worth it!
- Developing an amazing team of engineers, promotions experts, producers, and musicians that we've gotten to form great friendships with
Thank you all for helping us make the first year so magical. Here's to what's to come!
With a pleasing musical sound,
Taylor & Bryn
Silverthorn Studios co-founder Taylor Abrahamse here! I'm delighted to report I've co-lead a professional voice acting workshop with Emmy-Nominated Casting & Voice Director Susan Hart. I have built a career for myself as a voice actor, playing the lead characters in series such as The Stanley Dynamic (YTV), Fangbone! (Disney XD), and Beyblade Metal Fury (Cartoon Network). I've had so many people ask me over the years about 'breaking in' to the industry that over the past year, I decided to provide some private coaching on animation voice acting.
Teaming up with Susan was a great experience, giving insight directly from one of the industry's big decision makers. I had the pleasure of being directed by Susan throughout the episodes we've recorded so far of Fangbone, and she has got to voice direct such heavyweights as Mickey Rooney & Martin Short. Over the past twenty years, she has truly become one of Canada's most sought-after animation voice & casting directors.
Thanks to everyone for showing up!