Double Barrel is currently casting ACTRA members for a 30 second web-only PSA. Shoot to take place in Hamilton, Ontario on September 30th.
We are filling THREE roles:
(2) female, comedic “Golden Girl” types, age range 50+
(1) female “Director” – age 35+
This is an ACTRA waivered commercial project, categorized as a non-paying PSA. Actors will receive a $250 honorarium. Casting to take place in Hamilton on Friday, September 26th.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Projects begin in all kinds of interesting ways. Our latest, a commercial PSA & website for Hamilton organization ‘Tastebuds’ evolved out of a conversation Double Barrel partners Roz Allen & Lee Hillman had with board director Deirdre Pike.
‘We were just chatting over lunch – and it came up that Deirdre was a part of this great Hamilton organization that feeds 23,000 kids a day,’ says Roz. ‘She mentioned the snack carts that they used and I realized – my son eats off that cart every day. In this really six-degrees-of-separation way – Deirdre’s organization was helping me.’
From there the team at Double Barrel worked alongside what was then known as ‘Hamilton Partners in Nutrition’ – connecting them with Hamilton branding powerhouse Kitestring and creating the commercial PSA based on the new branding ‘Tastebuds.’ Dale Mugford of BraveNewCode helmed the redesign and revamp of the website.
‘We saw the site that currently existed and knew they needed more than a video,’ says Hillman. ‘We didn’t want to just create a video based on what they had – we wanted to help them really reface, come up with a fresh look & feel that would make it clear to Hamiltonians – this is an amazing organization doing great work.’
Written by & starring Canadian comedienne Diana Frances & co-starring Hamilton actress Molly Turcotte – the team at Double Barrel couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
“This is proof that you don’t need a long documentary to get your message across,” says Allen, concluding “a little humour goes a long way.”