Agency Info

A full time business owner, finance clerk and bookkeeper.  Shawna Whitney‘s largest role in life has been to support those around her helping to grow and shape the businesses and managers around her for success.  As executive producer of her first film The Perfect Pickup, she dove into a new world in 2015 that has taken hold of her heart.  She has learned a tremendous amount in the past 4 years on filmmaking and the backend to the industry. Creating lasting memories and friendships.  Film and supporting good storytelling have become a large fascination of hers that has led to the desire to help an industry grow within her own community.  She sees such amazing talent all around the Okanagan and wants to help foster and to assist clients in reaching new levels of their careers. Outside of her regular job, Shawna is involved in Tae Kwon Do coaching, co-founding Athlete Performance International. She was also a charity organizer, fundraiser and minor soccer coach. Shawna’s same work ethics and philosophy with Teresa had helped elevate the agency to the next level when she joined Teresa May Agency over a year ago as they shared in the same vision of helping talents grow and develop. Now she is the proud new owner of Teresa May Agency and looks forward to continuing the growth of the agency.

Director of Talent Recruitment and Lead Agent



Julia came to Teresa May Agency with previous experience in the industry as a young child actor – working commercials, films and TV in Vancouver. Registering as one of our local Okanagan talent after moving from Vancouver to Kelowna and seeing the growth and opportunity in the industry here in her new home. Recently Julia and her partner welcomed their beautiful baby girl and Julia decided with her new family life; her marketing and knowledge base in this industry and a desire to promote the amazing talent we have in BC made way for the decision to look at alternatives in film other then being an actor herself. This switch will serve her, Teresa May Agency and our registered actors well. Julia will be working with Shawna on all casting calls.

Principal Agent





Dustin has a background in sales and hospitality spanning over 25 years. Also with 15 years of  International modelling experience in Milan, he understands the professionalism of the industry. Now an entrepreneur and consultant, he is passionate about developing successful entertainers and he is here to guide and mentor the relationship between the talented team at Teresa May Agency and the opportunities available in this high speed film industry. Dustin is a family man driven by the success of anyone and everyone he has the pleasure of working with. He has managed large teams of people and is such a pleasant people person to work with.  Dustin will be focusing on Agency Click, and our background roster representing talent all over BC and the Island.  Dustin will head all of Agency click emails and responses and assist in any and all casting calls.  Dustin is the father of two children, he plays touch football and snowboards with his kids in his spare time. Dustin is also musically talented, playing 5 instruments and sings.

Background Agent


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Teresa is the founder of  Teresa May Agency, as she learned about the growth of the filming industry and the need to recruit Principal Actors and Movie Extras, there had been no other registered talent agency in the Okanagan. So with her determination of carving out a new path, reinventing herself, Teresa May Agency became the 111th  BC licensed Talent Agency and the first in the Okanagan. Teresa has always immersed herself in distinct careers, community services and social activities that resulted in her diverse, successful career path.  Her motivation is to help others succeed by building relationships, making connections, and attaining the goals.

That is why she has now moved onto the position of Executive Producer in the film industry and has stepped away from being a talent agent.  The talent and team at Teresa May Agency with Teresa nothing but success and fulfillment on her new journey as  Shawna steps into the position of owner and lead agent of  Teresa May Agency.  


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