I have been casting now for over 35 years and have been responsible for putting numerous stars in their first stand out roles.
My log line “Casting Tomorrow Stars Today” simply relates to the fact that I find the next big star before they pop.
Some of the names I have helped discover are Russell Crowe, Eric Bana, Jacki McKenzie, Rachel Griffiths, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and more recently Geraldine Hakewill in Channel 7’s break out series ‘Wanted’. This is just a small smattering of names.
My career started as an actor in such films as Sunday Too Far Away, and Mad Dog Morgan with the late Dennis Hopper. Plus the original production of Rocky Horror Show, playing Brad.
So yes you can see I have been around for quite a while.
I believe anyone can cast an actor. In today’s world all you need is a computer.
But finding the character that works within the genre and story is another thing altogether. This should be what casting is all about.
It is for this reason that I choose not to do fast turn around television where character is secondary to physical attributes.
If you truly want memorable characters, then I’m your man.
If you want celebrity casting where you need a ‘poster’ cast, please find someone who is better suited for your project.
I am passionate about what I do. I am passionate about actors and most of all I am passionate about great characters.
If your project is character driven then I’d love to hear from you.
I am currently the inaugural President of the Casting Guild of Australia.