Are you feeling like it’s going to a long long road waiting to get back into acting, voiceovers and filmmaking, or treading the boards? Yes, us too! And that’s why we want to help you stay as productive as possible by offering a few FREE online Tweetups. If we can’t go hang and have a wine at Gerry’s (gutted!) then let’s meet up in your living room instead.

Casting Director Shakyra Dowling has kindly volunteered to come and do a virtual Q&A with us to talk shop about castings, chat about her upcoming film, Wolf, starring George MacKay, Lily Rose-Depp and Paddy Considine, and answer any casting director questions you might have.

As usual, you’ll need to register here on Eventbrite and secure your FREE TICKET for the event so that we can send you the Zoom link before the Tweetup for you to log on. 

But right now, here’s more about our guest:


Shakyra Dowling, twice nominated in The Inaugural UK CDA Casting Awards 2017, has been working for over two decades on Sundance, BAFTA, Berlinale and Oscar nominated films whilst zealously promoting diversity in casting. Last year Shakyra cast Nocturnal, which had its world premiere at London Film Festival, directed by Nathalie Biancheri and starring Cosmo Jarvis, as well as Toronto Film Festival’s White Lie; starring Kacey Rohl (Canadian Rising Star for her performance and Amber Anderson, UK ES Rising Star 2017). She has cast genre-spanning British and international films including  Cuban/Canadian co-production Un Traductor (staring Rodrigo Santoro) which was in World Cinema Competition at Sundance 2018 and has been selected as the Cuban Academy Award entry for 2019, French social comedy Naked Normandy (staring Toby Jones) and No Fathers In Kashmir by Oscar nominated Ashvin Kumar. 


DATE: Tuesday 7th April

TIME: Usual time of 7pm-8pm for the talk; And FREE networking online after if you want to stay on 🙂

FREE TICKET: book one here on Eventbrite

VENUE: Your house, my house, Shakyra’s house!

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