Larissa Mair Casting and Associates are very excited to be embarking on the next chapter of their casting business. Larissa Mair has been casting film, television and theatre for almost ten years. At Larissa Mair Casting and Associates we take pride in discovering “new faces” and we are responsible for launching the careers of many young and talented performers. We have cast dozens of feature films, short films and television series which have gone on to critical and financial success.
"Larissa is a true professional with an unparalleled eye for talent and an extraordinary ability to quickly understand what a production needs.
She worked tirelessly through our entire search and wasn't happy until we were happy. Would unreservedly recommend her and her team."
FULL OUT is based on the true story of a gifted young gymnast, Ariana
Berlin, who qualifies for the Olympic team and then suffers debilitating
injuries in a car accident. Stripped of her former identity, she finds a new
passion and focus in coaching a hip-hop dance team to victory.
Young Drunk Punk
Living in the 1980s in a townhouse community that features a man-made lake and a model home, Ian McKay and Andy Shinky are best friends who stare down society with their funny, weird and sometimes inept behaviour.
Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story
Buddy – The Buddy Holly story tells the true story of buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘that’ll be the day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “the day the music died”.
“ODD SQUAD” is a new live-action series that follows the adventures of two kid agents as they investigate weird activity in their town and figure out how to put things right again.
Evil Dead, the musical
This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, “Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.
The casting for CATS is now complete and the show is on at the Panasonic Theatre until September 1, 2013. For tickets click here.
Earlier this year we worked on Anthony Zuiker's exciting new project, Cybergeddon. The trailer has been released - check it out!
Life With Boys
Catch Life With Boys on YTV
Catch The L.A. Complex Season 2 on Much Music
We just completed casting for The Birder, starring Tom Cavanagh. A comedy where birds of a feather plot revenge together!
We've just finished casting this new web drama, produced by Anthony Zuiker.
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is coming up this April and we've cast the comedians for the CBC gala shows - be sure to tune in for plenty of laughs!
Deal With It
We've just finished casting the hosts for a new and hilarious hidden camera game show, produced by the "Just For Laughs" team.
In Real Life 3
Be sure to catch our brave challengers race to the finish on YTV's "In Real Life" every Monday at 7pm.
Life With Boys
We are thrilled to about the upcoming premier of LIFE WITH BOYS! Watch it Sept 9th at 6:30 on YTV
Bullet In The Face
Feature Film – Co-casting
From Alan Spencer (creator of Sledge Hammer!) and director Erik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop) comes a new comedy series called Bullet In The Face, shooting this fall. This violent and twisted comedy follows the new life of Gunter Vogler, a psychotic career criminal, who, after getting a bullet in the face, wakes up in a hospital with a brand new face. As it turns out, his new face is the face of a detective that he killed. He is now being forced to work in the police force to bring down his old crime lord boss. Bullet In The Face is an ultra-violent comedy about people who will stop at nothing to have a good time. PREMIERES IN 2012 ON IFC.
Feature Film – Toronto Casting
We have recently worked on the film “Hiding”, directed by Thomas J Wright and produced by Anthony Leo. 17-year old Josephine Russo is placed in witness relocation after witnessing the murders of her parents. She moves from New York City to a tiny town in Montana, however, Jo suspects that despite her new identity, she’s not out of danger yet – and she’s right.
Get your shift together with the film “Servitude”, coming this fall. Directed by Warren P Sonoda, this comedy about a group of waiters’ revenge-filled night features a cast that is sure to serve the laughs: Joe Dinicol, John Bregar, Dave Foley, Linda Kash, Margot Kidder, Enrico Colantoni, Aaron Ashmore, Lauren Collins, Jeigh Madjus, Rachel Skarsten and Kristen Hager.
We have recently finished casting the film "Offline", and what a cast it is! Starring Mischa Barton, Ron Lea, Dan Levy, Marco Grazzini, Nathalie Brown, it is to begin shooting this month.
Life With Boys
TV Series – YTV
We have finished casting the episodic for a new YTV show called Life With Boys.
We are currently co-casting Laurent Cantet's next feature, Foxfire (based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates). Cantet directed "The Class" which won the 2008 Palm D'Or award at Cannes and was nominated for an Oscar. It is a thrill to work on such a unique and exciting project.
What's Up Warthogs
TV Series – Family Channel
What's Up Warthogs has recently finished wrapping and what a fun series it was to work on! Coming to Family Channel in 2011, this is a new show about an unlikely team of high school students who host the morning announcements. With a stellar cast and loads of laughs, we can't wait for the premier!
TV Series – CBC
InSecurity, a new comedy in which Larissa was the Casting Associate, premiered this week and is off to a very strong start! This sitcom follows a team of bumbling spies as they attempt to keep our nation safe…ish. Catch it on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm on CBC.
TV Series – TVtropolis
Stay tuned for Wipeout Canada, a zany show in which contestants run a huge obstacle course for a grand prize. Our fantastic hosts, Jonathan Torrens, Ennis Esmer and Jessica Phillips will keep you in stitches as these crazy contestants make their way across the Big Balls, the Sucker Punch and the Wipeout Zone to try to get their hands on the $50,000 that goes to the winner. Set to air in Spring 2011, this show will be impossible to watch without cracking up!