Luvia Petersen is a multi-nominated Director and Actor living in Vancouver, BC.

Photography by Jessie Robertsen
Luvia Petersen acting as Garza in Continuum

Luvia is best known for her work as the scrappy soldier Jasmine Garza on SyFy’s Continuum for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and a Leo Award for best actress.

Luvia Petersen in Ghost Wars TV Series
Luvia Petersen as Garza in Continuum TV Series

Her Directing credits include the Leo Nominated short film Dog Bite and the Harold Greenberg Fund-supported short film H.appiness, which has secured distribution in Canada on CraveTV and internationally on the streaming service DUST. Her latest short film iDorothy was made entirely in eight days as part of the prestigious Vancouver filmmaking event, Crazy8s. Most recently, Luvia was accepted into Women In The Directors Chair Career Advancement Module 2021 Fall Edition.

She is currently developing a slate of projects alongside her team at Download Joy Productions, a women-led production company she started with writer Huelah Lander and producer Amanda Konkin.

Nominations & Awards

Canadian Screen Award - Nomination - Best Actress

Leo Awards - Best Actress

Canadian International Film Festival - Award of Excellent - Directing

Uptown Women’s Film Festival - Nomination - Best Director

Harold Greenberg Fund - 2020 Shorts-To-Feature grant recipient 

WFF Women In Focus Series - 2020 - Participant

Crazy8s Director - 2020

Women In The Directors Chair Career Advancement Module - 2021 - Participant