PREVIEW: Breaking Into Independent Film - With Casting Director Claire Bleasdale!

casting directors Feb 05, 2021

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Claire is one of the most experienced casting directors in Independent film.

Responsible for casting super successful shorts like Judy, starring Maxine Peake, Jason Wingard's brand new film Pavement, and the BAFTA-winning Cowboy Dave, she loves nothing more than seeking out new, raw talent!

In this 2 HOUR mastermind, we dive deep into Claire's love for independent film, discuss why it's so effective at putting new actors on the map, find out EXACTLY how to get on Claire's casting radar - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • Claire's entry into the industry as an actress.
  • Her transition into casting and her love for independent film.
  • Claire's casting process and how she seeks out new talent.
  • 'Cowboy Dave' - the BAFTA-winning short Claire cast.
  • The type of actors Claire loves to cast.
  • How to get on Claire's casting radar.
  • Why actors should always be looking to SOLVE casting directors' problems.
  • Claire's foray into TV comedy casting.
  • Tailoring your showreel for independent film casting.
  • Online film festivals and why you actors should attend them.
  • Staying in the casting loop via social media - even without an agent.
  • Utilising independent film as a springboard into TV.
  • Self-tapes and the importance of your ident.
  • The ONE thing Claire wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

This is such an incredible education!

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