From 2013 to 2015 I supported a busy team at Angela Heesom Casting as a casting assistant. Heesom Casting is South Australia’s leading talent casting agency, servicing local and international film, television and advertising industries. My tasks included detailed data basing, taking phone calls, ad hoc administration and hospitality tasks as well as assisting with street casting, open castings and auditions. At Heesom Casting I had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders of all levels forming professional relationships with clients, actors and directors.
In May 2014 I assisted director Robert Marchand throughout his Mike Leigh character based improvisation workshop at the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). Duties I was tasked with included assisting in the co-ordination of workshop activities, serving as a driver for interstate participants and liaising with SAFC facilities and reception to provide catering and hospitality to Rob Marchand and workshop participants. In this role I was required to anticipate the needs of the director and to understand the client hospitality requirements of the facility.
Film and Television
In 2015 my short film Ella, which I wrote, directed and produced was announced as the winner of the NASA Humans in Space Art Video Challenge. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/humansinspaceart/challenge/gallery/