Students who sign on for film professor Mike Stasko’s latest project will have a chance to work with a couple of Canada’s best-known comedic talents: actors Colin Mochrie and Kevin McDonald have signed on to the cast of Boys vs. Girls.
The feature is the fifth produced by the Dot Film Company founded by Stasko and Theodore Bezaire, 2002 grads of the communications program. Set in 1990, Boys vs. Girls recounts the battle of the sexes that breaks out when a summer camp is forced to go co-ed.
The film is slated to start production in June, in and around Windsor-Essex County. UWindsor alumni and students will help make up its crew.
Mochrie, who will play the camp director, is best known for his turns on the television series Whose Line is it Anyway? and This Hour has 22 Minutes. McDonald, a founding member of the Kids in the Hall sketch comedy troupe, will play the camp’s caretaker.
Stasko says he can’t wait to see the two bring their characters to life.
“It is very exciting to be bringing these amazing comedy icons to Windsor,” he says. “I know they’ll bring the film to another level and have everyone rolling in the aisles.”
The production team is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise a portion of the film’s budget. Watch a video pitch at https://igg.me/at/boysvgirls.