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Monday, March 15, 2021

The Birch Season 2 drops on March 26th

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The Birch, starring Portland’s own Xaria Dotson in the lead role as Evie, has been a blast for us to work on. And now Season 2 is about to premiere!

Season 1 of this killer Facebook Watch series has managed to tally millions of views so far, and the publicity stills of the next installment look amazing:

New episodes are scheduled to drop on Fridays at 3pm PT / 6pm ET beginning on March 26, 2021. The finale is scheduled to air May 28th.

Check out the synopsis of S2:

Picking up where season one suspensefully left off, the second season of Crypt TV’s The Birch follows newcomer Rory, who calls on the vengeful woodland tree monster, The Birch, to help her combat the cyberbullying and harassment from her peers. As the second season unfolds, Evie gets her shot at redemption as she tries to stop Rory from making the same mistakes she did, leading to many thrilling and supernatural adventures along the way.

You can watch Season 2 on The Birch‘s official Facebook page, as well as on Facebook’s Crypt Monsters page.

Did you miss Season 1? Be sure to catch up here before next Friday!

Keep an eye out for Xaria and other Pacific Northwest talent, coming to a screen near you!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Trinkets Season 2: Netflix Announces Release Date

by Cast Iron Studios Staff

We’re Back!

We’re thrilled to report that Netflix just announced a release date for the brand-new season of Trinkets. The series, which takes place and was filmed right here in Portland, will kick off Season 2 with its premiere slated for Tuesday, August 25th, 2020.

The series is fresh off an exciting win at the recent Daytime Emmys, scoring two awards: Outstanding Young Adult Program and Outstanding Writing for a Young Adult Program.  Tune in to 10 new episodes for the second and final season of this incredible series.

Catch a glimpse here:

AND! Don’t miss these Pacific Northwest actors who appear throughout the entire season. We’re excited to have cast so many local actors in series regular, recurring and co-starring roles!


Seth Burnham, Kiah Butts, Dana Green, Parker Hall, Hillary Jones, Enzo Martin, October Moore, Thomas Mor and AC O’Neal



Sebastian Adams, Kiah Butts, Edric Carter, Munther Dajani, Nicholas Ealy-Elder, Dana Green, Parker Hall, Sara Hennessy, Beth Moesche, October Moore and Jessica Lynn Skinner


Quinn Allan, Munther Dajani, Bryce Earhart, Dana Green, Parker Hall, Patricia Hunter, Jacob Skidmore and Jessica Lynn Skinner


Adriana Bordea, Jensyn Clement, Michael Cojocaru, Reed Morris, October Moore, Anna Lynne Nelson, Jacob Skidmore and Jessica Lynn Skinner



Nic Chase, Shannon Day, Degundrea Harris, Paige Johnson Jones, Shelley B. Matthews, Thomas Mor, Anna Lynne Nelson and Jessica Lynn Skinner


Nic Chase, Diane Kondrat, Jonah Kersey, Thomas Mor, Anna Lynne Nelson, Amy Newman, Claire Rigsby and Eric Simons



Adam Dunlap, Dana Green, Parker Hall, October Moore, Katie O’Grady, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Tim True and Sydney Winbush


Nic Chase, Dana Green, Kenneth Woods, William Igbokwe, Parker Hall and October Moore


Jeb Berrier, Nic Chase, Jason Rouse, Sydney Norvell, Anna Lynne Nelson, Jacob Skidmore and Victoria Geil



Enrique Arias, Bryce Earhart, Doren Elias, Kristina Haddad, Anna Lynne Nelson, Jessica Lynn Skinner and Jacob Skidmore

Friday, November 8, 2019

AM Northwest talks 20 years of Oregon casting with Lana Veenker

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On November 7th, Lana dropped in on AM Northwest to chat with Helen Raptis about Cast Iron Studios’ recent anniversary.

As reported by KATU:

Portland’s own Lana Veenker is celebrating 20 years as a casting director! In that time, she’s made a name for herself both here and abroad — having just returned from the Rome Film Festival where she rubbed elbows with Italian film royalty. Lana joined us to look back at the last 20 years of film and TV productions in Oregon. For more information about Lana Veenker, check her out on IMDb.


Many thanks to the team at AM Northwest for helping us celebrate this milestone! We’re so grateful for our community.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

KATU & KGW: Oregon is abuzz with film and TV production

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With series and features such as Trinkets, Stumptown, Pig, and Sorta Like a Rockstar currently underway, Oregon is abuzz with film and television production this fall.

KGW’s Keely Chalmers and KATU’s Lincoln Graves recently dropped in on Casting Director Lana Veenker to get the inside scoop on what it means for Oregon actors and crew.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cast Iron Studios & True Crime: The Wonderland Murders Season 2

by Cast Iron Studios Staff

THE VERDICT IS IN: The Wonderland Murders Season 2 is live!

Word is out that Season 2 of the hit true-crime series, “The Wonderland Murders”, has just premiered on Investigation Discovery.

Set in the backdrop of the vast and oftentimes dense and dark PNW, the series tells the real-life stories of local Pacific Northwesterners who encountered tragedy, and the subsequent pursuit for truth, answers and closure.

Production kicked off last winter, and took over the region leaving no clues uncovered. With a host of characters from all corners of the state, our local actors brought these stories to life, portraying real people and giving a voice to the voiceless.

Be sure to catch it Wednesdays at 6:00p PDT on ID. (Check local listings.)

A HUGE CONGRATS to the entire production team and special shout out to Ken Charles, Greg Klein and everyone at American Chainsaws Entertainment.

Whether for the storytelling and suspense, mystery, or pursuit of justice – check out The Wonderland Murders Season 2 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 6:00PM Pacific (check local listings).