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Hollywood Star Troy Ruptash

Episode 113: Discovers His Story Back in Alberta


Things that happen to us at a young age have a habit of sticking with us. That's what happened to Troy Ruptash when he was competitive figure skater. Born and raised in Vegreville, Alberta, Troy had many days where he found it hard to be the only male in the figure skating group, and absorbed far more than his fair share of belittling and bullying. Those incidents shaped Troy's later decisions to leave skating altogether and when he should come out to his family, and later publicly, about his relationship with his life partner Craig.


In this episode, you'll hear about Troy's journey as the figure skater who frequented the Glenora and Glencoe in Edmonton and Calgary, to becoming an actor in New York. You'll hear about the dozens of roles he's played on films and shows you have certainly watched, and he discusses encounters with actors like Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jon Hamm and George Clooney.

You can see what movies and TV shows Troy has starred in here.


But more importantly, Troy has put his heart and soul into a new movie which encompasses much of what you will hear in this podcast. They Who Surround Us is a new movie written and directed by Troy, about a Ukrainian farmer living in Alberta who loses his wife in a tragic accident. Guilt and grief send him into an emotional spiral where mysterious and inexplicable events force him to relive traumatic incidents from his childhood in Ukraine.


Next week's episode will feature Spencer Beach. I know some people might have heard Carrie on 96.3 The Breeze talking about that episode, but we made the switch because Troy's movie is going to released at the Edmonton Film Festival. Check out the trailer here.

Watch for free on Super Channel here.


The movie airs October 9th, 2020 at 6:30pm Mountain Time.


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