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ew Image College Co-op Film Acting Conservatory Graduate Sarah Matsushita came from Japan to follow her dream of acting in North America. Dreams do come true when you work hard for them. Sarah has just filmed a guest spot on the hit WB series “THE FLASH”.

What a great start to an already promising career! While in school Sarah met and was signed to one of Canada’s top talent agents, Roxanne Kinsman of KC Talent. Right after graduating, Sarah was cast in the much-anticipated Web Series “AFTER HOURS” shooting in Vancouver, June of 2016.

While Sarah attended the New Image Film Acting Conservatory Program she acted in three plays, including a very difficult role in the play “The Laramie Project” at the beautiful PAL Theatre near the famous Stanley Park.

Sarah immediately stole the hearts of everyone who saw her performance in the hugely successful theatrical production. Sarah was also cast as a street drug-addicted teen in the film DENIAL, as well as playing a leading character in the Web Series film Noir project Nun-Noozle which is currently in post-production.

Yu Sarah Matsushita traveled from Japan in 2014 to New Image to take our Film Acting Conservatory. Sarah took two years with us, dedicating herself to her studies, improving her English, and using her unique experience to become an amazing actress.  “I made a promise to myself I will never give up to continue to create my own work as an artist and a person.

I feel so grateful that I have met so many amazing people through acting.” – Yu Sarah At the end of her two years, Sarah would sign with KC Talent under the formidable Roxanne Kinsman. It wasn’t long before she was out auditioning, and would soon land a supporting lead role in the web series “After Hours”.

Sarah would follow this up with work on a commercial for Johnson and Johnson, this experience would prove to be unique as she would not only be hired as an actress but also as an interpreter. Sarah found this to be an amazing opportunity to learn so much more about filmmaking. 

She recently landed a lead role in an indie film “Slapping Ninja vs The Space Monster” and a lead role in a second sci-fi web series called “Northern Base Adventures: Polaki Eclipse & Stranded”. “I can’t believe how much I have been supported by all those wonderful people starting from New Image College.

I still remember the first time I came to the school I knew immediately wanted to go to this school. I didn’t tell my parents and after I got accepted I told them I’m going to acting school. They were very surprised but couldn’t deny my decision. I only told them to trust me and asked them to give one year to go to school. Then even after one year, they gave me an extra year to study!

I believe they are happy that I keep busy at what I really enjoy doing and have found who I really am. New Image College is my HOME in Canada and the foundation of my artwork.” – Yu Sarah.

We are so proud of you Sarah! Your dedication and hard work will continue to pay off! We are thrilled to have you a part of the NIC family. We are so proud of you Sarah Matsushita!!!! Way to go. OUR GRADUATES WORK!