Tag Archives: Hailey Skye

Marlee Maslove Plays Ruby’s Sister Hailey

21 Oct

Marlee umbrella laughingMarlee Maslove is no stranger to web series — or to playing Hailey.  Over the last two years, she’s shot ten episodes of Hailey Hacks, a web series that shows you cool things to do with your computer.

Marlee has spent a lot of time on stage. For the last four years, she has been a member of the Randolph Young Company.   Not only was she in musical theatre five productions with RYC, each show ran for more than a dozen performances, Hailey at mailboxwhich adds up to a lot of stage time.

She’s also been a featured extra in two TV series: Blue Murder and Metropia.

Marlee is 13 years old and is in grade 8 at an alternative school in downtown Toronto.

Hailey’s Anti-Water Bottle Campaign

15 Oct

Hailey and her petitionIn The Spam Scam, Hailey Skye carries around a petition asking City Hall to ban plastic water bottles. She asks everyone she meets to sign it.

Here’s what Hailey’s petition says:

TO CITY HALL:
We the undersigned believe that water is a human right and urge City Hall to ban bottled water for the following reasons:

Bottled water makes people think that tap water isn’t safe;

Bottling, manufacturing and transporting bottled water wastes massive amounts of fossil fuel.

Bottled water wastes public water that citizens need. It takes three to five litres of water to manufacture a one litre plastic bottle of water. Water shortages have been reported in the Great Lakes region near water bottling plants.

Bottled water creates huge garbage and recycling problems.

Therefore, we ask City Hall to disposable plastic water bottles so future generations can enjoy a clean environment. We hope you understand the gravity of the situation and will support our noble cause. Down with plastic!

When we launch our website, we’ll have an online petition for you to sign if you support Hailey’s cause.

Skye SistersWe’ll also be running the Skye Sisters Tap Water Campaign. You can join Ruby and Hailey in their fight to end plastic water bottle pollution by pledging to stop drinking from disposable bottles.

We’ll have lots more information about water, water bottle pollution and what you can do right here on rubyskyepi.com when the series launches on October 25th 2010.

For now, why not go Change.org’s petition for an international treaty to provide clean water everywhere.  You can sign the petition right here!

Ban Plastic Water Bottles!

15 Oct

It’s Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is water.  Ruby Skye P.I. producer Kerry Young guest posts today explaining how we kept the crew hydrated through some of the hottest days of summer without creating a mountain of plastic water bottles!

This is the cry on the petition signed by many of the characters in Ruby Skye P.I. and the reason our set was a plastic water bottle free zone.

Starting at rehearsals and all through the shoot every member of our cast and crew was given a personal stainless steel water bottle and a marker and some tape with which they could make it their own.

Office Coffee Solutions donated a bottled water cooler and several giant bottles of water so that we could keep everyone hydrated and cool during the shoot. We took our water bottles and our cooler everywhere we went, even out into a park during one of the hottest days of the summer.

From Episode 6, scene 34 of Ruby Skye P.I.: The Spam Scam:

HAILEY:
65 million water bottles end up in landfill every year.  Plus all the ones littering our rivers, lakes and forests.

Tap water is safe and delicious and there are all kinds of different and fun styles of reusable water bottles readily available these days. We at Ruby Skye P.I. encourage you to stop using plastic water bottles and help save our rivers, lakes, and forests!

Taking Blog Action

15 Oct

It’s Blog Action Day:

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.

This year’s Blog Action Day theme is water and we at Ruby Skye P.I. are delighted to take part and to have something to contribute to the conversation.

The impact of disposable plastic water bottles on the environment was a serious concern for the characters in The Spam Scam, the Ruby Skye P.I. mystery which launches on October 25th. Hailey Skye, Ruby’s little sister, spends a great deal of story time collecting signatures on a petition to have plastic water bottles banned by the city.

When my co-producers, Karen and Kerry read the script, they agreed that we should follow the example Hailey Skye was setting. Today, we’re devoting our production blog to Hailey’s cause. There are a few more posts coming through the day. But for now, we encourage you to sign Change.org’s petition calling for an international treaty to provide clean water everywhere.

The text of the petition is below, you’ll have to go to this site to sign:

Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,

I support the UN’s life-saving efforts to accomplish MDG seven: By 2015, halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities are basic necessities required for health and for success in the fight against poverty, hunger, child deaths and gender inequality around the world.

It is also central to the human rights and personal dignity of every woman, man and child on earth.

Thank you for all that you are doing at the UN on behalf of the world’s poorest communities.

[Your name here]

Meet Hailey Skye

14 Oct

Hailey Skye ponders the matterHailey Skye  is Ruby’s 13-year old little sister and roommate. Whose insane idea was that?  Was it a cruel joke to force them to share a room?  Or their parents just have a sick sense of humour?

It doesn’t really matter to the girls…they hate it.   What their lives lack in privacy, they more than make up for in fighting.

Ruby & Hailey walkingThere are times when it seems like the Skye Sisters have nothing in common.  Hailey is Galinda to Ruby’s Elphaba.

Hailey is popular. Ruby is an outsider. Hailey is neat.  Ruby is messy.  Hailey is an A student. Ruby has more important things to think about. Hailey is a picky eater.  Ruby will try anything…once. Hailey loves Broadway show tunes. Ruby loves rock and roll.  Hailey loves shopping.  Ruby hates it.

Hailey at MailboxBut the sisters do have some things in common. They both are obsessive and stubborn.  It’s just that Ruby’s obsession is focused entirely on solving mysteries while Hailey spreads her obsessions around.  One week it’s musicals, the next it’s an environmental cause.  But just like Ruby, whatever Hailey does, she does it big.

Hailey is a computer genius and web wizard. She can find any piece of information that’s out there on the web, infiltrate any computer and basically bend technology to her will. You may know Hailey’s web series, Hailey Hacks.  Ruby may have to beg, bribe or blackmail Hailey, but somehow she always manages to get Hailey to do whatever computer work she needs done for her investigations.Sister Skye laugh and hug

Hailey can be a great ally for Ruby, but then she can turn around stab her in the back.  They have an explosive relationship, but when the sisters come together they are a powerhouse.

Meet Ruby Skye

13 Oct

It’s Teaser 2: Meet Ruby Skye.

Teasing the Teaser

12 Oct

Madison Cheeatow as Ruby Skye P.I.Tomorrow!

That’s when we’re launching our second teaser, Meet Ruby Skye!  It’s a fun look at who Ruby is and a chance to get to know a little more about the actress who plays her, Madison Cheeatow.  You’ll also get up close and personal with Kevin Gutierrez, who plays Griffin Lane and with Marlee Maslove, who plays Ruby’s little sister Hailey.

But that’s tomorrow.

Today, why not take a second look at our first teaser, Ruby Skye and the Case of the Missing Brownies.

If that leaves you wanting more Hailey, here she is in her own web series, Hailey Hacks:

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