Paige Locke was born into a family of
creators and entrepreneurs, so her path makes sense.
In addition to acting she’s also founded Lockeport
Productions, an independent film production
company in Toronto, ON with three films under its
belt since its start in 2018.
Its first film, Misfit M. had its world
premiere in Hollywood, CA and has gone on
to be accepted to 21 festivals worldwide
including Vail Film Festival and the upcoming
Oscar-Qualifying LA Shorts 2021. The
film has won several awards including Best
Cinematography from Chelsea Film Festival
in NYC and Best Experimental Film, Best
Cinematography and Best Canadian Film from the Canadian
Cinematography Awards 2020. Misfit M. features a screenplay written
entirely by Marilyn Monroe that Locke secured the rights to with the support of Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. Locke also plays Monroe in the film. She adapted it to the screen after playing Monroe in a one-woman show simply titled Misfit that toured Ontario from 2016-2017 and appeared in both Hamilton Fringe and at the Grand Theatre in London. Lockeport Productions second film, 8+ Weeks, had its world premiere with Canadian Film Fest 2020 and is currently available on both Super Channel and Amazon Prime. Its third, The Smudge, was selected among the top 30 out of over 800 submissions across Canada with the Isolation Short Film Festival 2020. The Smudge is also an official selection of the Isolation Film Festival in the UK.
Based in Toronto since 2014, she’s worked steadily in film & television having been involved projects for both TIFF (where she again played Miss Monroe) alongside Creative Director Rob Lazar and The Canadian Film Festival. In 2019, she curated a one-night-only film festival at Toronto’s The Royal Cinema. Eleven films were screened including the 2019 Oscar-nominee Weekends. As an actor, television credits include season 2 of YTV's Emmy nominated, half scripted/half improvised comedy Undercover High, Carter starring Jerry O'Connell on Bravo, What We Do in the Shadows on FX and Pink Is In (2021) alongside Elley-Ray Hennessy on Bell Fibe. She is represented in both Toronto and Vancouver by Hero Artists. She’s spoken on panels at the Hamilton Film Festival and judges for the One-Reeler Film Competition in Los Angeles.
Outside of film, she majored in Painting & Drawing at OCAD University, has a diploma in Music Theatre from St. Clair College in Windsor, ON and a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree from Capilano University in Vancouver, BC. While in Vancouver, she served as the Artistic Director of Design & Visuals, as well as a writer, actor, singer and dancer, in a number of original productions hosted by the Arts Club Theatre Company and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. She’s also studied photography at George Brown College which has lent itself to part-time work as a wedding and headshot photographer. All that aside, she’s an actor and filmmaker who just happens to have a few other skills in her back pocket.
Locke is currently writing and developing her first series, a comedy. She's also eating a lot of dark chocolate. Stay tuned!