Tokens is a web series about the actors of an on call casting agency specializing in diversity. It follows actors (like your token Asian characters) who are “on-call” and gets randomly dispatched to productions so producers can meet their diversity quotas. It’s like Uber but for actors.
Created by Winnifred Jong and produced with Trinni Franke, Tokens calls on the challenges of diversity and inclusivity in television and filmmaking. It’s fun, relevant, and relatable in today’s climate of political correctness.
The cast includes Connie Wang (Second Jen) as Sammie Pang, Ryan Allen (21 Thunder), Shelley Thompson (Trailer Park Boys), Sharron Mathews (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Daniel Maslany (Murdoch Mysteries, Four in the Morning), Jessica Greco (Northern Rescue, The Hummingbird Project), Chelsea Clarke (Degrassi: Next Class), Christina Song (Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek) and Russell Yuen (Blood and Water).
You can now stream the full series FREE on Youtube.
Watch the trailer below
Coloured by Scott Hannigan
Sound mixing by Rob Andres