The Train Directed by James Douglas, Barker Street Cinema
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Composer & Voice Actor
Canadian singer-songwriter William Kuklis has been commanding stages with his powerhouse vocals and lyrical emotion, as a musician and an actor for over 20 years. Musically, Kuklis takes his inspiration from a wide array of genres and has been compared to artists such as Matt Andersen, Van Morrison, Steven Page, and John Popper.
William's music has been featured on international radio, film and television and he has performed live throughout Canada and internationally including a show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has shared stages with such artists as Alicia Witt, Craig Cardiff, David Ross Macdonald, The Be Good Tanyas, and John Bottomely.
In addition to his music, William continues to pursue his other passions as a professional actor and writer. He has writing and acting credits in several indie film and television productions including A Great North Christmas (Barker Street Cinema), X Spots the Mark (Vancouver Film School) Quickies (Moviehouse Pictures) and The Distance of Truth (Pageturner Productions) You can also see William's voice acting work in LEGO Jurassic World- The Legend of Isla Nublar as the voice of Dennis Nedry which originally aired on Nickelodeon in the US, The Family Channel in Canada and continues to air world-wide.
In 2019, Kuklis along with fellow singer-songwriter Joe Shea (Trundled) teamed up with fiddle virtuoso Finn Scott-Neff to form the band The Ebbs. Based out of Prince George British Columbia, trio brings their years of experience creating and performing music to the stage and combine a range of instruments and vocal harmonies to create a new and inescapable sound. Receiving rave reviews for their energetic live shows, The Ebbs have recently toured north western BC on their Northern Roadshow tour and are releasing a full-length album of original material later this year.
In 2021, William Kuklis along with The Ebbs, and Ellen Braun together to created single entitled The Train for the soundtrack of an upcoming film Ariel Alpha. The single earned support from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia which awarded a grant for the production of a music. Set in a dystopian world besieged by economic depression and environmental depredation, The Train takes place a decade or more before the events of Barker Street Cinema's upcoming science fiction short film, Ariel Alpha, and is visually rooted in the early-20th century aesthetic of a collapsed civilization that has yet to fully experience the game-changing effects of advanced robotic and artificial intelligence research integral to the storyline of ARIEL ALPHA.
Throughout the story, it is implied that the protagonist (William Kuklis) is a rough-sleeping, cybernetically enhanced humanoid on the run who is looking to keep his existence a secret from the rest of society while desperately trying to find a mysterious woman who is trapped, alone, on The Train.
Most recently William was cast as Dennis Nedry in LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, which originally aired on Nickelodeon in the US, The Family Channel in Canada and continues to air world-wide.
Check out William's interview on his role as Dennis Nedry on CBC Daybreak North here
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