In the Spotlight with Atlas Turkmen & Doug Van Loan

Atlas Turkmen & Doug Van Loan

Our next Film Lab Feature is on Atlas Turkmen & Doug Van Loan! They are both recent West Coast transplants from out East, hailing from Toronto!

Atlas & Doug have each recently landed representation for Film & Television with Premiere Talent & Dorothy S Management respectively.

Atlas is inspired by “the art that we create out of our human experiences. We all have stories to tell and seeing life through the eyes of another, with a different perspective on shared emotions and experiences, make us feel more seen and understood. Film Lab has taught me to let go of the perfect outcome and to just play.”

Doug feels acting is a great way to become comfortable with the unknown because it’s “such a great outlet to explore feelings and situations that are both familiar and foreign to me.” He’s also inspired by SNL comedian Chloe Fineman & Schitt’s Creek.

Fun Facts: Atlas sees every movie in theatre if she can, loves Julia Roberts, and speaks Turkish, while Doug has a degree in Ecological Restoration (doing God’s work, really), but he’s also been known to sing a tune or two in show-stopping musicals!

Keep up the great work, Atlas & Doug! You are valued members of our community at Kot Creative Studios!!