Preparing your child for an audition can feel a daunting task – the mix of wanting them to do their best, but also not putting too much pressure on them is a tricky balance! Shakyra Dowling will be drawing on her experience casting children in films, TV and commercials to explain what you can prepare to make the audition process the most enjoyable experience for everyone involved!
Shakyra knows the film and television industry inside out. Having trained and worked as an actor, she spent several years in production before establishing herself as a casting director in 2009.
A fierce champion of new and emerging talent, SDC has carved out a niche specialising in independent British feature films and European co-productions alongside television and commercials – many of which have been internationally recognised and gone on to be nominated for multiple awards including BAFTAs and BIFAs, and at festivals from Sundance to TIFF.
Shakyra is a passionate advocate for diversity in all aspects of casting and a vocal supporter of women’s achievements in filmmaking. She is always on the lookout for new talent and excited to work on fresh creative ideas with both promising new filmmakers and established directors.