APEX, N.C. (August 8, 2011) – “The Rusty Bucket Kids” (TRBK) television show nominee of Three regional Emmy® nominations for Set Design, Music and Writing. Winner of a Silver Telly award for Children’s programming and a Bronze Peoples Choice Telly Award for Children’s programming. The Dove Foundation from Michigan has also, given us their highest approval of all age family viewing.
The series is pre-casting for the role of 15-year-old Thomas Edison in Port Huron at Studio 1219 on August 11, in the afternoon. The casting is by appointment only; you may still make submissions to Stephen Detheridge with HB Productions by email at RustyBucketKidsCasting@gmail.com See photo for look of young Edison at 15.
THOMAS ALVA EDISON (NEWS BUTCHER & FRUIT SALES)
A fifteen years-old Caucasian boy with dark (some slight red) brown hair. He is short and for his age and a
little stocky. No actors over 5’8”. Thomas has a puckish (mischievous and playful) grin. He is the type of
personality that has a twinkle in his eyes. Thomas has an outgoing, likeable and sincere personality. (94 lines) GUEST STAR
Michigan Casting Director, Stephen Detherage, HB Productions is handling the acceptance of headshots and
resumes. Experience is a plus, but not mandatory. Looking like Thomas Edison. Any one fitting this breakdown should submit to email for Stephen at RustyBucketKidscasting@gmail.com .
Directing this episode is well-respected Hollywood talent coach Kevin Robert McDermott. The Rusty Bucket Kids, Thomas Edison script is written by Kevin Robert McDermott, and based on the story created by John Demers. McDermott is a noted and well-respected Hollywood youth talent coach. His coached protégés have been nominated or won 15 national and international awards. These include the Oscar, the Emmy, the Golden Globe, and Peoples Choice awards.
“The Blue Water Film Festival and Kelly Kennedy have been instrumental in our finding Studio 1219 to hold the casting session. The Rusty Bucket Kids are looking forward to participating at some level in this years Blue Water Film Festival in October,”
said John M. Demers, the shows creator and one of its Executive Producers. Currently we are planning to film during an October window. The production has already been given approval to film inside the baggage car at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum. While I am here this week in Michigan, I plan to lock down the rest of the locations to be used for the Edison episode. The production also hopes to work out locations at Cross Roads Village and the Huckleberry Rail Road. For now, the most important item is to pre-cast the role of young Thomas Edison. Anyone that is interested in an appointment and looks like young Edison
is encouraged to submit a photo or headshot to Stephen. Stephen has been sending us photos and we will have a few good actors to see.
TRBK satisfies a growing need for quality family-friendly programming. A critical research effort which supports this push was conducted by the Association of National Advertisers Alliance for Family Entertainment in spring of 2009. The research was designed to better understand what consumers are seeking in family-friendly TV as well as the impact of programming on the efficacy of advertising. The most important finding was the clear desire for more options when it comes to quality entertainment for the family. In fact, only 23% of respondents reported being satisfied with the amount of family-oriented programming currently available. And in another study conducted jointly between Walmart and Procter & Gamble (P&G), 85% of respondents said they would go out of their way to “find and watch quality family-friendly programming.”
The Rusty Bucket Kids live in the small southern town of Peak City, played by the Town of Apex, North Carolina. Roxanna Demers, age 13, (as Roxanna Peakssen) and JohnColeman Demers, age 10, (as JohnColeman Peakssen) travel back in history on Steamy, played by The New Hope Valley Railway Steam Locomotive No. 17 and Caboose No. 308. Roxanna and JohnColeman visit famous people of American history, who are still in their teenage years.
About The Rusty Bucket Kids
“The Rusty Bucket Kids” is a new family friendly, web-based television show combining educational content with family entertainment – edutainment. A brother and sister learn they can travel back through time in American History to meet teenagers who become some of America’s greatest historical heroes. The show also represents a new method for providing local content to broadcast television stations and the Internet working with local sponsors. Web site: www.TheRustyBucketKids.com
Contact: John Demers, 919-291-7225, John@theRustyBucketKids.com
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