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).

Jennifer Smardenkas
Casting Associate

Colleen Rush
Casting Assistant

After graduating from the prestigious Music Theatre Program at Sheridan College, Jen had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Walt Disney Company. During her time at Disney she brought some classic characters to life, from a beautiful princess to Mr Potato Head! She also was the host of many internal videos for Disney Cruise Line (DCL), Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Land and had the opportunity to provide assistants with DCL auditions. Jen is thrilled to be working on the other side of the table once again and she couldn't be happier to be embarking on this new chapter of her career with this fantastic team!

Colleen has her B.A.H. in Drama and English from Queens University. She went to Queens knowing she wanted to work in the film and TV industry. At Queen’s Colleen was heavily involved in theatre productions in roles such as acting, lighting, costumes, stage management, writing, front of house management, producing, directing, and casting. It is through experiencing the many sides of theatre that Colleen 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. That led to her start in casting where she landed her first job as a casting assistant for Milo Casting. And now she is super excited to begin her career in television and film casting with Larissa Mair. She is honored and thrilled to be a part of this killer team!

Rebecca Moran
Casting Assistant
Rebecca is a recent graduate of Queen's University, where she received her BAH in Drama and Film & Media Studies. In her time at Queen's, Rebecca was heavily involved in several student productions, taking on a variety of roles including performer, crew member and director. After completing her degree, Rebecca immediately began working in the Toronto film industry as a talent agency assistant. She is thrilled to now be working in the exciting world of casting, a field that she has dreamed of being a part of for many years. She continues to actively create and collaborate on new theatre pieces in her spare time.