Cory C. was featured in his local paper for his commercial!!
 

Cory C. was featured in his local paper for his commercial!!

 

From the St. Mary’s Independent!!!!

Super Bowl ad latest acting gig for DCVI grad By Dan Rankin

Just over a month ago, Cory Castillo, 21, traveled to Toronto to film a commercial for the new Canadian social media platform Hubub.com. It was an exciting experience for the young aspiring actor as it was his first appearance in a television ad campaign but, at the time, he had no idea if or when the TV spot would air. So he was surprised, on Super Bowl Sunday, when he got a text from his friend: “Oh my God! I just saw your commercial!” Castillo appeared dressed as a football fan in two ads (30 seconds and 15 seconds) for the web startup that aired around Canada during the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. The campaign, sponsored by Bell Media, is still on the air, but they can also be seen on YouTube under the name “Hubub 2015 Super Bowl Commercial.” Castillo, son of Carpe Vinum owners Becky and Rene Castillo, graduated from DCVI in 2010 and currently attends Georgian College in Barrie where he studies Automotive Business. He credits his parents for always being so supportive as he’s begun what he hopes to be a lengthy career in show business. About five years ago, Castillo attended an event at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford that eventually led to his being contacted by a talent agency, he said. Since then, he’s been sent on numerous auditions in Toronto and gotten to appear as an extra in a number of music videos by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Karl Wolf and Sean Desmond. “I’ve done quite a few music videos,” he said. “One I’m really visible is Simple Plan’s “This Song Saved my Life.” It’s gotten over a million views on Youtube.” He even got to spend a day on set during filming of the recent RoboCop remake in Toronto. “I was in full costume the whole day waiting for them, for my part,” he said. “There were explosions and stuff, it was really cool.” Castillo shared a little of what it was like on set at the recent Hubub.com commercial shoot. “It was interesting,” he said. “There were nine different mini-sets in this studio and the camera filmed us from the ceiling down.” While in the commercial Castillo and most of the other actors appear to be sitting at computer desks, they were actually all lying on their backs horizontally. “It was the most uncomfortable thing ever,” he said. “My legs lost circulation as I was sitting there for like 40 minutes and I had to work to keep my head up so my neck was sitting properly.” But for Castillo, who local residents might remember from his performance at the So You Think You Have Talent, St. Marys finals back in 2011, the experience trumps the discomfort. “It all goes on my acting resume,” he said. “I’d love to do more.”

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