Career Mentors

Creating Self-Tapes that Maximise Casting Potential

Friday 12th February 2021
Applications for Career Mentoring has now closed.

Have a free 1-2-1 Zoom chat with one of our Career Mentors to get feedback on a self-tape audition you’ve previously done! This can be any scene that you’ve had to record for an audition, on which you would like some feedback on your performance, and any other tips that will help!

To apply, please register for a slot. Selected actors will be contacted with an appointment time between 2pm and 6pm on Friday 12th February. You will need to submit your self-tape before the Zoom chat. Please note that you will only be required to submit this if you are given a time slot. Selected actors will be emailed on Wednesday 3rd February, and you will be able to pick your time slot, your Career Mentor and submit your self-tape.

Coralie Rose

Casting Director
Coralie Rose specialises in street casting with particular focus on promoting under-represented people in advertising and film. She celebrates diversity and individuality, seeking out fresh faces and personalities for music videos, short films, features, branded content and commercials. Rose’s acting background makes her uniquely placed to spot untapped talent via street castings, as well as providing traditional casting solutions.

Emma Bodger

Film & TV Director
Emma Bodger has been directing TV and Film for over 20 years, both in the UK and internationally. She is also an experienced Producer, Executive Producer and Showrunner having produced shows in the UK, Kenya and Bangladesh. She has worked with names such as Stephen Graham, David Harewood and John Hannah and also really enjoys working with and discovering new talent.

She has been involved in giving many actors their first time TV roles. Shows as a Director include Casualty, Where The Heart Is and New Street Law. Award winning Film work includes Emmy nominated Jongo Love, Dead Drunk and Joint Venture. As a Producer River City and The Dumping Ground in the UK and the International Emmy Award Winning Shujaaz. As an Executive Producer Ujan Ganger Naiya.

Nicola Quilter

Film Maker
Nicola is an English-Australian film maker living in London.

She wrote, directed and produced TREASURE for the BBC’s Culture In Quarantine, with Robert Del Maestro.

Her script DISC is top 10 on The Red List (USA), was a semi-finalist in Wescreenplay scifi competition, Script-Pipeline and Screencraft Feature Competition.
It was selected for JETS in 2019 and signed to Global Genesis USA 2020.

Nicola is developing a psychological feminist horror, EDEN, with Arclight Pictures and Redeeming Features.

Her script COMBUSTIONE is currently a semi-finalist in Wescreenplay TV competition.

Nicola regularly script edits and doctors for other writers and is on the board of Eursoscript.
Her short films have screened in festivals all over the world.

She was a resident character on Home and Away and has appeared in shows for the BBC in Radio and TV, Channel 7 and Channel 9 Australia. She worked with Sydney Theatre Company and toured Australia in an award winning production of hair of Hair.

Phil Shaw

Casting Director/Acting & Voice Coach
Phil trained as an actor at The Webber Douglas Academy and has worked in the theatre, film and TV industry for over thirty years. He was also an agent with ICM (now ITG) and has independently cast commercials for JWT, Great Guns and Ridley Scott Associates.

His casting credits include – ‘The Singing Detective’; ‘Talking Heads’ (BBC TV); Marguerite Duras’ Days in the Trees with Corin Redgrave and Rachel Kempson (BBC Radio 4), People Are Living There, and The Chalk Garden with Constance Cummings (Kings Head); The Turn of the Screw (UK No 1 Tour); Alan Bennett’s ‘Enjoy’ (Watford, Palace Theatre); The Last Post with Gael Garcia Bernal (BAFTA nominated; Grand Prize – Berlin Film Festival), Romans 12:20 (Grand Jury Prize, ARPA Los Angeles), Deckies (Channel 4); ‘The Bill’ (Thames TV); The Killing of Sister George (Oldham Coliseum); ‘For Services Rendered’ (Chichester Festival Theatre/Patrick Garland); casting consultant on Leo Media Group’s Love & Virtue, and UK casting on the feature Italian Movies.

He’s currently working on a UK/U.S. TV drama series with writer/exec prod, Neil LaBute; and the epic historical drama, Albion. Phil is also a casting consultant to the National Film & TV School, a guest tutor at Central Film School, voice/audition technique coach, a career marketing consultant at The Actors Centre, and has given casting seminars at RADA, Central, LAMDA, The Old Vic New Voices and Spotlight Stand-Up Drama. He also runs an ‘in demand’ actors’ one-to-one and Skype/Zoom mentoring/career marketing consultancy service.