DATE/TIME: Wednesday, 6th November @ 10am (approx. 3 hours)
VENUE: London, TBA
Actors will be required to prepare a scene from scripts sent beforehand.
Feedback given on performances.
Shakyra is an independent Casting Director who has worked on Sundance, BAFTA, Berlinale and Oscar nominated films. Actors she has discovered have gone on to be nominated in best newcomer awards throughout the world.
She casts genre spanning British and International projects which include adventure/comedy Swedish film THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED to rock ’n’ roll live film experience GUTTERDAMMERUNG which features Iggy Pop, Grace Jones and Henry Rollins. Other notable International projects include Cuban/Canadian co-production UN TRADUCTOR (World Cinema Competition Sundance 2018, SPACESHIP (BBC FILMS/BFI, premiered at SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2016), British Comedy Feature AMAR, AKBAR AND TONY (Currently on NETFLIX) and RAVERS which opened at FrightFest 2018.
Currently showing on TV4 is the first series in the Moscow Noir Trilogy for TV4 Sweden directed by Mikael Håfström.
Shakyra has successfully worked in the industry for over two decades from producing West End theatre to her recent two nominations in the Inaugural UK CDA Casting Awards 2017 in both the Feature Film and Short Film categories.
Working across a wide range of visual media, Shakyra is a staunch believer in championing women’s achievements in filmmaking, as well as being a zealous advocate for diversity in casting and is a voting member of the European Film Academy and The Casting Society of America.
More information and trailers at: www.shakyradowlingcasting.com
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