From a background as a professional photographer in London in fashion and advertising, Andy moved to South Africa in the early nineties and created a studio/editing facility specifically for casting. The Casting Studio was officially born in 1995 and with over 20 years experience, has built the company up to be an industry leader.
Francois graduated from Pretoria University of Technology in Theatre. He has 15 years experience in Casting Directing, specializing in Location casting, street casting and kids castings. He’s travelled all over South Africa and internationally to cast TV commercials and award winning documentaries. Give him a camera and put him on a plane and he’ll find you amazing people. His second love is children’s theatre where he entertains 100,000 children a year.
Jono has 8 years experience in Casting Directing specializing in Hair and Beauty castings. In addition he's also been video editing for 6 years and is popular for his model v-cards.
Bridget graduated from UCT drama school and then worked as an actress in both theatre and film. After working some years in Production, she turned her talent to casting directing allowing her to continue her passion. In addition, she is a teacher of drama to children always creating the right conditions for children to 'act naturally', the right pace and pitch for dramatic scenes and timing for comedy also give her huge job satisfaction. She still performs in improvisation theatre and claims that often being a casting director requires exactly that skill.. Improvisation!
After graduating in 1999 in Speech and Drama at UCT, Dan was nominated for a 'Most Promising Student' Fleur Du Cap Award. For the next 5 years, he acted in numerous Theatre Productions. For the last 8 years he's been working as a Casting Director as well as featured in dozens of commercials and a few TV series. He also teaches acting students at ACT Cape Town Film Academy.