Meet the Staff

Larissa Mair, C.D.C.
Casting Director
Larissa Mair has been involved in the arts on a myriad of levels for over 20 years. She is currently the Canadian Casting Consultant for CBS Paramount on 12 of the network’s new pilots. She recently wrapped the feature film Milton’s Secret, starring Donald Sutherland as well as the upcoming television series Raising Expectationsstarring Jason Priestly and Molly Ringwald. Upcoming projects include Four in the Morning (Series, Serendipity Pictures / CBC), The Beaverton (Series, Lantos Pictures / CTV), The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (Frantic Pictures / CBC),
Country Crush (Feature Film, eOne) and the Canadian flagship series, Degrassi: Next Class (DHX Media / Netflix). Larissa’s other notable credits include Odd Squad (Series, Sinking Ship / PBS), Make It Pop (Series, DHX Media / Nickelodeon), The Kingdom (Series, DHX Media / Family Channel), Full Out  (Feature Film, Family Channel),  The Stanley Dynamic (Series, Amaze Pictures / YTV), and the made-for-TV movie, Bruno and Boots (Family Channel).

Colleen Rush
Casting Associate & Assistant Manager

Colleen has she honors B.A., in Drama and English from Queens University. She went to Queens knowing that she wanted a career in the film and television industry. At Queen’s Colleen 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. Two years ago Colleen started working with Larissa Mair Casting & Associates, casting for film and television. In these two years, she has gone from Casting Assistant to Casting Associate and Assistant Manager. She is thrilled to be working with such an inspiring casting director. She is excited to see what the future holds for this amazing company, and she is honoured to continue her career at Larissa Mair Casting.