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Larissa Mair, C.D.C

Casting Director

Larissa Mair has cast many feature films, television series, movies, documentaries, animation, and musicals. Currently, she is the Canadian casting director for ‘The Parker Andersons/ Amalia Parker,’ ‘Overlord and the Underwoods,’ ‘Ghostwriter’ (Season 2) (Apple +), many movies for Hallmark and Lifetime, ‘The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2021,’ and an animation series called ‘Summer Memories.’ And she just finished the Canadian casting for a new movie for Disney+ called ‘SPIN.’

Larissa recently finished casting projects such as ‘Endlings ‘(Season 2) (CBC/HULU), ‘Tallboyz’ (Season 2)(CBC), ‘Odd Squad Mobile Unit ‘(Season 4) (PBS & TVO), ‘The Young Line’ (CBC Kids), ‘Lucas The Spider’ (Warner Brothers), and ‘Locked Down’ (Season 1 & 2) (YouTube).

Previous credits include ‘Tallboyz’ (Season 1) (CBC), ‘Ghostwriter’ (Season 1) (Apple +), ‘Endlings’ (Season 1) (CBC/HULU), ‘Secret Society of Second Born Royals’ (Disney +), ‘Holly Hobbie’ (Season 1 & 2 (Hulu/ American Greetings), ‘Odd Squad Mobile Unit’ (Season 1, 2, & 3) (PBS & TVO), ‘Detention Adventure’ (Season 1 & 2) (CBC), the feature film ‘The Vegas’ JA Productions Inc., and the feature film ‘Nightriders,’ ‘Riviera (Series, Toronto Casting) starring Julia Stiles, ‘Astronaut’ (Feature Film) starring Richard Dreyfuss and Colm Feore, ‘From The Vine Came’ starring Joe Pantoliano, Wendy Crewson, Marco Leonardi, ‘Milton’s Secret’ (Feature Film), starring Donald Sutherland, Raising Expectations (Series) starring Jason Priestly and Molly Ringwald, and ‘Degrassi: Next Class ‘(Series), ‘Clara’ (Feature film) had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, etc.

She is looking forward to collaborating with you on your next project.

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Colleen Rush

Casting Associate & Assistant Manager

Colleen is the Associate & Assistant Manager at Larissa Mair Casting & Associates. Colleen has been working with Larissa for over four years and she has enjoyed every moment. The last four years have shown her that Casting is where she wants to be; every day she enjoys overcoming the challenges of the casting world. Colleen works closely with Larissa’s clients alongside Larissa, making sure everything is in place so that every casting job runs efficiently.

Colleen has an honors B.A. in Drama and English from Queen’s University. She went to Queen’s knowing that she wanted a career in the film and television industry. At Queen’s Colleen she was heavily involved in all aspects of theatre productions: acting, lighting, costumes, stage management, writing, front of house management, production, directing, and casting.

It is through experiencing the many sides of theatre that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in casting. After graduating, Colleen’s first job in film and television was working on “The Amazing Race Canada” as a talent coordinator. That led to her start in casting where she landed her first job as a Casting Assistant at Milo Casting, where she learned the print and commercial casting world. From Milo Casting Colleen moved to work in Film and Television casting with Larissa Mair, and she has never looked back.

Colleen is thrilled to be working with such an inspiring Casting Director. She is excited to see what the future holds for this amazing Casting House; the possibilities are endless.

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