Tyler Hynes Interview



Tyler Hynes is a Canadian actor and filmmaker.

Tyler Hynes, born in Toronto, Canada, was born May 6th, 1986. He grew up on a 60 acre ranch near Russell, Ontario. His acting career started when he was just 7 years old on the TeenNick series, ‘The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo’. Since then he has directed the hit short film ‘Firefly’, won  awards, and has played a variety of roles and characters. He currently is starring in a Canadian Police Drama Series called ’19-2′ where he plays a rookie cop.

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Bellus Magazine sits down with actor Tyler Hynes…

BM:  How long have you been acting?

TH:  I have been acting since I was 7 years old.

BM:  What have you been working on these days in acting?

TH:  I’ve been shooting a show called 19-2 in Montréal Canada where I play a rookie cop. but it’s not your typical hot cops doing hot cop things. It’s nudity, swearing, sex, …you know the fun stuff.

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BM:  Tell me about the film “Firefly”

TH:  Firefly is a film I directed, it was a dark emotional experimental film that explored the material in a visual and visceral way that tried to capture more the emotion of the character than a linear story.

BM:  What is appealing to you about directing?

TH:  The final post production process of putting image and story and sound together. I think it’s a beautiful process. There’s a magic that happens when you put all the elements together.  It’s can also be the most arduous part of the process.

BM:  What advice would you give to other actors out there trying to break into the industry?

TH:  Work hard at being what you like. you’re only going to excel at what you naturally love, so make the process and experience whatever YOU want it to be. Not what others say it is.


If you have not had a chance yet, watch “Firefly” a short film directed by Tyler Hynes below…

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