Montreal casting director heads to LA for top voice awards


Nominated for five Outstanding Casting awards at the upcoming Society of Voice Arts and Sciences’ prestigious Voice Arts® Awards Gala, respected Montreal casting director Helène Rousse is heading to Los Angeles for the celebrity-attended November 17 ceremony at Warner Bros. Studios. Founder of Total Casting, Rousse’ nominations include Salma’s Big Wish (Día de Muertos) and Mission Kathmandu: The adventures of Nelly & Simon (Feature Film Animation), and Overwatch (TV Animation & Games). She is honoured to be competing in the same category as blockbusters How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldRalph Breaks the Internet, and Toy Story 4.

Montreal casting director Helène Rousse, Total Casting

The Voice Arts® Awards is a global competition celebrating some of the world’s most brilliant media where the voice is a key creative element. For Rousse, the nominations are coming at the height of her career, I am casting and recording more and more animated shows as well as videogames from around the world. I enjoy working on many different projects; each challenge of finding the star voice or the perfect talent for a given movie still gives me a thrill. And I adore being in LA with my peers and gifted voice actors. 

Along with running a busy casting agency, the ever-on-the-go Rousse is a published author and is also working on a master-class acting book and video for 2020, a YouTube casting vlog, and a celebratory event for the 20th anniversary of Total Casting. I have always worked in this field and love my job; I am grateful to be the entrepreneur I always wanted to be. Being active is my passion. Creative by nature, she is also working on an invention. 

Voice Arts Awards

Formerly a model (finalist for Miss Montreal; winner Miss Rive-Sud and Miss Personality Riviere des Prairies), an actor, and a talent agent, veteran Casting Director Helène Rousse has overseen the casting for multi-million dollar feature films, television series, video games, and audio books for kids and adults. A guest at major gaming events and a panelist at Comicon, she provides valuable insight into the world of casting and voice work. In addition, Rousse is part of a myriad of artistic organizations and cultural development groups and is known for mentoring young professionals and nurturing Montreal`s international presence. Rousse ranks as one of the top casting directors in North America and is a member of CSA (Casting Society of America), CDC (Casting Directors of Canada), ACDQ (Casting Directors of Quebec Association), FCTMN (Women in Films Association) and IGDA (International Game Developers Association).

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