APEX, N.C. (July 25, 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. See photo for look.
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.
TRBK show is produced in Apex, New Hill and at the New Hope Valley Railway in Bonsal. The show also travels to locations where some of our historical characters actually lived. TRBK also 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, home schooled (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.
Contact: John Demers, 919-291-7225, John@theRustyBucketKids.com