Introduction to Commercial Auditions

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Kids Edition

Introduction to Commercial Auditions

Kids Edition

Location: Online event
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm MT
Price: $117.71

What are we always looking for in commercial casting? Kids, kids and more kids!!!

About this event

Join casting director Sue Bristow and actor/filmmaker Joel McNichol as they take you through the basics of self-taping with your kids. Covering everything from common mistakes to industry secrets to get the best audition out there for your child.

Similar to our adult introductory class, this class is aimed at non union or new union kid actors who are trying to turn in their best commercial auditions (with the absolutely essential help of their parents). Experience tells us that quality of a self taped audition can determine whether a director watches a performance or skips over it as they look at someone else. Exactly what all actors need to avoid – no matter their age!

In this class we will cover elements like audio, lighting and camera set up as well as the more creative elements such as wardrobe and improvisation that can make a huge difference for your intended audience. Mostly though… it’s super fun!!


Sue Bristow has been working in the film industry in Alberta for over 20 years in a variety of roles. As a casting director, Sue has focused on independent films, local televisions series and commercials – her clients have included AT&T, Ford, West Jet, Travel Alberta and McDonalds, to name a few.

Joel McNichol is a filmmaker and actor who has been featured at TIFF, Sundance, the Cannes film festival and has performed with the likes of Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling. Joel now balances his time volunteering in various capacities for community social service organizations and working behind and in front of the camera on a variety of projects.

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