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.

Now Shawna is the proud owner of Blue Horizon Talent Inc. and looks forward to continuing the growth of the film industry and helping her talents connect to the many auditions that are coming to British Columbia.

Owner/ Director of Talent Recruitment and Lead Agent



Julia came to Blue Horizon Talent 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, Blue Horizon Talent 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 Blue Horizon Talent 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


Q&A about Dustin Martin on Okanagan Got the Edge