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Our Story

Trigger is owned and run by Scott & Julie Tallarida - us!  Somehow we created Trigger, a place for creative people and amazing events.  3 years in we've had countless photoshoots, video shoots, weddings, bar mitzvahs, bridal showers, meditation weekends, corporate workshops, yoga parties, and MORE!  Basically everything you can imagine has happened in our little corner of Chicago.  You can learn all about it in this great article from Voyage Chicago.


There's a sign in Trigger that says "Work Hard and Be Nice".  That really sums us up.  Come on over to Trigger and jump in...the water's warm.



The Space

Trigger is a 5000 square foot single story modern loft located at 2810 West Addison, on the North side of Chicago.  

  • Wide open, warm and spacious

  • 2 kitchens! One "warming" with island, one full on restaurant style

  • restaurant grade kitchen ideal for catering or commercial food shoots

    • 8 burner high BTU commercial range

    • 90 second commercial dish washer

    • huge commercial fridge and freezer

    • copious prep tables, shelves

  • 4 full ADA compliant bathrooms

  • abundant free street parking + back lot for 5 vehicles

  • business class high speed wifi

  • integrated music system

  • 14 foot high ceilings

  • 2 42 inch rolling displays for presentations, tethering, etc.

  • Mobile PA for presentations, toasts, etc.

  • tons of power split on multiple circuits

  • comfortable, open space designed for maximum hang quality


If you want to learn about how we transformed an old flooring warehouse into Trigger, click here.



Trigger Castings

Freaks, geeks, soccer moms and beauty queens. We can find them all.  Once the talent is wrangled, you will be introduced to them in the most efficient, tech forward casting universe you've ever stepped into.  We like things simple, sleek and friendly.

Julie is our Street Casting guru...she will go to the ends of the earth to find just the right fresh face. We're talking Vikings, yogis, old-timers, newbies, and rockers to doctors.  Hit her up at

Sarah works her magic on the live castings.  She weaves a wide net to bring in the best agency talent this city has to offer.  Need talent in other cities?  She can rock that too.


Interested in booking a casting with us? Fill out the form below!!!

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Book The Space!

Booking at Trigger is simple.  Our rates are our rates.  No funny business. Tell us what you are planning - an event or a production shoot - and let's get you booked!  

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