Meet the Staff

Larissa Mair, C.D.C.
Casting Director
Larissa Mair: She has cast many feature films, television series, movies, documentaries, and musicals. Currently, she is the Canadian casting director for 'Secret Society of Second Born Royals' (Disney +) Tallboyz (CBC), Holly Hobbie for Hulu/ American Greetings, Odd Squad (Season 3), Ghostwriter on Apple +, Many movies for Hallmark and Lifetime, The Beaverton (Season 3), The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She also just finished casting two new web series for Shaftesbury and a new series for Sinking Ship called Endlings (Season 1 and 2) for CBC/HULU. Previous credits include 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 last year, etc. She is also a board member for the EDA Foundation.

Colleen Rush
Casting Associate & Assistant Manager

Colleen is the Associate and Assistant Manager. 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 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. It is 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.