TCMedia and OlyFilm’s ‘Live at Five’ Will Film Seniors at the Hands on Children’s Museum


Submitted by Thurston Community Media

“Live at Five” is teaming up with the Hands On Children’s Museum and Senior Services for South Sound to produce a skit for the live sketch comedy program presented by Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) and Olympia Film Collective (OlyFilm).” The production will take place on Wednesday, November 8, from 5 p.m. -8 p.m.. Community members who wish to participate should RSVP to the email

“‘Senior Day at the Children’s Museum’ is a digital short that gives actors and extras over 60 the freedom to ad-lib creative scenes for our comedy show,” says director Robert Kam, “They also get to play on the exhibits at the Hands On Children’s Museum.”

“There are some great actors in our senior community, many of whom have featured in short movies made by Senior Services for South Sound’s fundraising events. (See our latest movie)”, says Mike Gregory, Development Director for Senior Services for South Sound, “We also have a dedicated group attending our Reader’s Theater activities each Tuesday afternoon. We’re very happy to be able to partner with HOCM in this endeavor.”

“We loved the idea of switching up the roles – giving seniors the chance to play in the museum and the kids a chance to play adults,”  says Beth Garson, HOCM senior marketing and communications manager. “Kids of all ages enjoy the museum. It’s going to be fun to watch the seniors have their day!”

“Live at Five brings together the local creative media community for a collaborative and fun event,” says Deborah Vinsel, TCMEdia CEO. “We’re looking forward to what they come up with for this episode.”

This digital short will be the headliner for the next episode of Live at Five. The program will feature over one hundred local actors, writers, filmmakers and extras. Seattle band, “Dublin Abbey”, who composed the theme song for the show, will be performing as the musical guest. The program will be cablecast live 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, December 2 on Xfinity cable channel 22 in Thurston County.

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