Refinery develops and manages the careers of performers for film, television, commercial, voiceover, theatre and industry projects. Our Talent Agency office is in Vancouver, Canada and our Management office is in San Francisco. However, our business is global. From Los Angeles to Shanghai to Montevideo, our clients live and work all over the world.


Ryan Thomson

Since founding Refinery in 2009, Ryan has acted as the lead theatrical agent to a focused group of clients, ranging from developmental newcomers to seasoned pros. He has also curated a super-select commercial roster containing many of Vancouver's most sought after commercial actors.

Ryan is also a manager to purposefully small group of high achieving, recognizable artists. 

Ryan is married and calls San Francisco home. His husband, Dan is a is a world renowned psychiatrist who is regarded as a pioneer in his field.  Dan and Ryan were adopted by a sweet black lab named Rilke.



Heading Refinery's commercial department is a job that gives Breann a ton of excitement and variety, plus the chance to meet new people everyday. Best of all, she's constantly got a reason to celebrate.

Refinery is known in Vancouver, which is one of the world capitols of commercial production, as one of the very first places agencies will look to get their job done. Their job being, to find the BEST talent possible for their clients.  

Breann's major focus is working with the best resources available to her to continually grow and strengthen our commercial business unit. In addition to these tasks, Breann acts as a liaison to the casting community for our theatrical actors.




With a magical imagination, Rebecca spends much of her free time getting lost in her amazing screenplays other narrative works

Rebecca's professional film experience has been gathered by over a decade of hard work. Today Rebecca is alway busy working as a producer and screenwriter of narrative short and feature length film projects as well and industrial and commercial work.

Rebecca's dual role at Refinery finds her growing and leading our Voice division as well as providing superb client and casting liaison services.