Watch: ACTRAToronto@Work (NCA)

The second episode of ACTRAToronto@Work zooms in on four actors who worked on commercial sets under COVID safety protocols. V.P. David Gale interviews Jamaal Grant and Reid Janisse who shot two McDonald’s commercials, one from home and one on location. ACTRA Toronto’s Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair Samora Smallwood and Robert Ifedi shot a Subaru commercial on location. The panel also discuss tips for Zoom auditions; changes to wardrobe, hair, makeup and food; and the joys of reconnecting with fellow performers now that some auditions are taking place in person again. Did they feel safe on set? Reid Janisse says, “I felt safer on set than in my front yard.”

Jamaal Grant

Reid Janisse

Robert Ifedi

Samora Smallwood