Friday, June 28, 2013

uwantme2killhim trailer



The two young stars of uwantme2killhim, Jamie Blackley (represented by United Agents) and Toby Regbo (represented by BWH) have jointly won the Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for their portrayal of the two dysfunctional schoolboys.

It's a film to watch out for.

Here's the synopsis:

When 16-year-old Mark, a handsome and popular boy, meets local girl Rachel on the Internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship. Besotted, he will do anything for her - even befriend and defend her bullied, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped in an abusive relationship, is murdered, Mark and John are determined to avenge her death. Their actions draw the attention of a female MI5 agent as they unwittingly stumble into an ongoing operation. Soon, Mark is recruited to commit a devastating crime, one that made British legal history.

Based on true events in the UK in 2003, uwantme2killhim? is the story of the dangers of the internet, the new crime scene of the 21st century.

And check out the trailer:


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Young Talent Auditions


Friday, June 21, 2013

Young Les Miserables star joins Into The Woods

13 year old British actor Daniel Huttlestone, who starred as Gavroche in the Les Miserables movie, is set to play Jack in the new Rob Marshall-directed Disney musical feature Into The Woods, based upon Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, according to Deadline.

He will join an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick and James Corden in the film which is due to start shooting in London this September.

The film is about a baker and his wife who so desperately want children they strike a deal with a Witch. She promises to give them a child if they can bring her the cape of Little Red Riding Hood, the milky-white cow of Jack (of beanstalk fame), the slipper of Cinderella, and some of Rapunzel's golden hair. In order to do so, the baker must travel into the dark and mysterious woods and battle a Giant (again of beanstalk fame) who threatens to destroy the entire village...

Daniel (represented by CK Casting in the UK) from Hornchurch, Essex, played Nipper in the opening run of Oliver! in 2009, and went on to play Gavroche in the long-running West End production of Les Miserables before landing the same part in the musical feature film. He will next be seen as Shay, co-starring with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Liv Tyler in London Town, a coming-of-age story based around punk band The Clash.

Into the Woods has a scheduled release date of spring 2014.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dani's Castle returns for Series 2

Dani's Castle, the spin-off from popular CBBC series  Dani’s House, is set to return to CBBC for a second series.

The new series follows Dani Harmer as she becomes a Hollywood star while continuing to look after her Bogmoor Castle home.

Joining the cast for the new series is 11 year old Toby Murray (represented by Mark Jermin Management) from Brighton, who will play the new regular lead role of Dylan.

Toby made his stage debut last year in the original cast of ‘Matilda the Musical’ in Stratford Upon Avon and in London's West End. He appeared in BBC comedy The Blandings and has recently filmed on feature film The Promise in France

He has already relocated to Northern Ireland to film Dani's Castle throughout the summer, but Toby is not there unaccompanied - he is taking his pet Bearded Dragon who shall also be starring in the show. Lucas (The Lizard) also had to go along to a casting where he was offered the role too!

“Dani has a huge following on CBBC and in this new series we’ll be taking the opportunity to introduce new talent, new characters and plenty of interesting guest stars,” said Elaine Sperber, who is executive producing along with Melissa Hardinge.

The 13 x 30 minute episode new series of Dani's Castle will air on CBBC later this year.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Actors wanted for TV Pilot

Casting Paid Lead Roles for TV Pilot IMPERTINENCE, directed by NAJAN WARD

RATES: £100 per Day
LOCATION: London
DATES: Autumn/Winter

IMPERTINENCE takes a dark and subtly humorous look at multiculturalism in Britain whilst pushing the boundaries of political correctness. Hard-hitting performances from this character driven story, shatters the ideology of modern day Britain, and delves into the underbelly of our collective consciousness. Unearthing many surprises and unexpected realities. This prime-time production is not for the faint-hearted or the easily offended.

Several stories interweave during a heat wave in London involving a collection of interrelated characters. An illiterate builder helplessly copes against the emotional abuse from his fiancée and seeks solace from a Vicar who is dealing with his own internal conflicts, and external pressures to modernise his church. A foreign shop assistant faces language barriers and has no family to turn to, all alone and in London she battles to escape her dark past. A British born Islamic science teacher diplomatically deals with the constant pressure from his Mosque to change his teachings to fall in line with his faith, alongside increased tension stemming from recent terrorist attacks. A newly converted EDL member faces the turmoil of his sister dating an immigrant, with the world on her shoulders; her choices will affect the course of all their lives forever.

Shot in a similar style to Hollywood movies such as CRASH and MILLION DOLLAR BABY, the cinematography and direction will highlight the journey and subtext of our leading cast.

IMPERTINENCE is being produced by Award-Winning production company KINGDOM VISION PICTURES. (Best Film & Best Screenplay, Virginia Film Festival, USA, 2012)

The production is being directed by the multi-talented filmmaker NAJAN WARD. His recent filmmaking credits include:

THE CHARLATANS (Writer/Producer, directed by ASHLEY WALTERS),
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY (Writer/Producer, screened at BAFTA, Warner Bros HQ, Google HQ)
THE CODE (Producer, screened at LIONSGATE FILMS, Los Angeles, California).
NAJAN WARD is also directing his full-feature film DISORGANISED CRIME in 2014.

If you would like to audition for a role in this production, please email us with the CHARACTER you would like to be seen for clearly stated in the SUBJECT LINE, along with your actor headshot and CV to

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED


CASTING BRIEFS

Eva
Female
18 - 30
Any Ethnicity
Foreign Accent

Eva is new to England and is beginning to pick up the language. She left her homeland for a brighter future in the UK. In her younger years she was very overweight and struggled to fit in at school. Her father served in the military and passed away when she was only 11 years old. His death was due to an incident on the army base, the full story was never uncovered. Rumour has it that he was going to go public with some sensitive information he had on the army. At only 18, she was disowned by her mother due to pressure from her new husband. Coming from a sheltered upbringing she wasn’t ready for the harsh streets of her country. She learnt quickly and took responsibility for her life. She worked excessively towards financial freedom and set her sights on moving to the capital of the world, London. She worked hard to get herself into shape physically and mentally. Through meditation she began to rid herself of her childhood scars. Upon moving to England she was served a real culture shock. Everyone was so free and had endless opportunities. On staff nights out she often feels alienated as she doesn’t enjoy drinking, and is sometimes misunderstood as a snob. Eva just doesn’t understand why anyone would put their bodies through such a beating. Eva is a strong advocate of, ‘you are what you eat’.

Gemma
Female
18 - 30
Any Ethnicity
British Accent

Gemma’s a real party girl but can be sensible when she needs to. She’s a straight talker and does not mince her words. She really can’t stand people who sit on the fence, you’re either in or you’re out. Her addiction to social media can be seen by some as unhealthy, she has a profile on every platform. Gemma loves people watching and has an uncanny skill for reading body language. Gemma had an older sister Louise who worked as a sports reporter. She lost her life on her honeymoon when she went swimming in the middle of the night. On the outside Gemma looks like she is handling the situation well but inside there is complete turmoil, a piece of her has died with her big sister. She’s studying performing arts and is embracing every moment of it. The creative outlet keeps her sane. Unlike some, she truly loves herself in a healthy way and wants to do her sister proud.

Nathan
Male
18 - 30
Caucasian
British Accent

Nathan has had a healthy childhood and has always been a sporting figure throughout school. He is quite a hit with the girls and is never short of female attention. He’s highly educated and was awarded a First Class Degree in Software Engineering from Bournemouth University. Nathan is a passionate character and will always stand up for what he believes in, even if it goes against the grain. He would put his life on the line for any of his family and friends. Nathan joined the EDL whilst he was studying at Bournemouth University. Nathan is not a racist and has many friends from ethnic minorities. His problem is with people trying to implement foreign laws in the UK which promote the suppression of woman, intolerance of homosexuality and disrespect towards the armed forces. Nathan’s sister has recently got into a relationship with an ethnic minority which has caused deep tensions within his groups. He is at a crossroads and is really struggling with the current situation.

Anna
Female
18 - 30
Caucasian
British Accent

Anna is a free spirit and has a close relationship with her parents and brother Nathan.Anna and her brother Nathan have always looked out for one another and have done most things together whilst growing up. Anna has a caring nature and is the agony aunt amongst her circle of friends. Anna loves all types of music but has recently caught the dance music bug and can not stop rocking her Rudimental and Disclosure albums. Anna recently completed a one year Erasmus programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

John
Male
45 - 65
Caucasian
British Accent

John owns a double glazing firm and has been running the business for the last 25 years. He’s crafted a good living for himself and has been able to give his children a good education. He feels guilty sometimes that he hasn’t been able to spend as much time with his children growing up as he would have liked to. In the early days of his business he was working over 60 hours a week. He tries to make up for it now as much as he can. His marriage has seen a few up as and downs but his wife has truly been his rock, he’s a better man for being with her. He’s hoping to retire soon and buy a second home in the south of France, he is just waiting for his two children to settle after university. His son has recently joined the EDL which has been creating conflict in the household, he is desperately trying to keep things under control.

Matthew
Male
18 - 30
Any Ethnicity
Any Accent

Matthew comes from a highly disciplined background where creativity was suppressed and never encouraged in his household. The discipline went as far as forcing him to be right-handed although he was naturally left handed. Matthew later developed a speech impediment, which worsens when he becomes nervous. He is highly intelligent and has an almost freaky photographic memory. He can be described as quirky or annoying depending on your standpoint due to his idiosyncratic tendencies. Matthews parents had hopes for him to become a doctor or a lawyer, however he went on to study Architecture at Bath University where he indulged in an illicit affair with a senior lecturer. He became quite a legend in the underground pick-up community at his university.

Dave
Male
20 - 30
Any Ethnicity
British Accent

Dave is a builder by trade and know’s his job well. He suffers from heavy dyslexia which has gone by undiagnosed. At school he was teased for being thick but in reality he is very bright. He can work out mathematical equations in his head at lighting speeds and is awesome at managing numerous technician’s around a building site. He is physically fit and likes a good scrap, he gets an adrenalin rush from the mayhem. He’s engaged to his highschool sweetheart, however there’s a darker secret that lurks below. Over the years his relationships with his fiancee has turned into emotional abuse with Dave being on the receiving end. He keeps his sanity through street fighting as this is where he finds his much needed release.

Victor
Male
21 - 30
Any Ethnicity
Foreign Accent

Victor is an extremely intelligent young man, he’s a computer programmer and is completely self-taught. He has only moved to the UK in the last 6 months, he obtained a fake degree from his country in computer programming. His dream is to work for Google in Old Street, East-London. Finding work hasn’t been as easy as it had been promised by the people who he bought his degree from back home. In the meantime he works in Maplins and finds the work a complete bore but tries to make the most of it whilst he applies for new jobs. He is strongly considering moving back to his homeland as he is missing his family. He has a strong will and tries to make the most of his opportunities but silently he feels alone in his new country.

Steven
Male
25 - 35
Caucasian
British Accent

Steven is a car mechanic and runs his own garage. He has been fixing cars since he was 14 years old. Steven is in the process of opening his third garage and has been feeling the financial pinch whilst setting up the new company. He has a keen eye for business and is a fantastic boss to work for. He tries to create an environment where he would like to work, which in turn attracts loyal staff that always go the extra mile. He enjoys betting on the horses, a small guilty pleasure that he hides from his wife. He’s always looking for ways to live life on the edge, be it gambling, creating new business or participating in extreme sports. He is a strong advocate of the church which plays a significant role in keeping him grounded. His son Danny is the apple of his eye, after his son was born it gave him a whole new outlook on life. He plays a strong role in his son’s life, he is always building things with him, attending football matches and cheering him on in karate tournaments.

Sarah
Female
20 - 30
Caucasian
British Accent

Sarah has had quite a troubled past having grown up in foster care. She really found balance in her life when she met Steven who is now her husband. He encouraged her to go to University even though she was pregnant. She managed to raise her child and go to University with a lot of support from her husband and family. She has come into her own and now her childhood almost feels like a distant memory, Sarah no longer feels the pain from old scars. It is the emotional scars that have made her compassionate and tolerant. Her past has given her strength and purpose. She is also planning on having a second child and has decided that once the baby is old enough she wants to start her own bakery, a dream that she has had since a child.

Paul
Male
35 - 60
Caucasian
British Accent

Paul is a Vicar and has been serving his church for just over 20 years. He has seen many changes to his area in London during the course of his life, and the Church has played a pivotal role in keeping the community together. In recent years he has been feeling the pressure to modernise his church and teachings which does not sit well with him. He knows the answers will come in their own time as they always do. He is determined not to dilute his work and reach as many people in his community as he can. In this sense he is very inventive and is always organising community events at their local hall. Two young men were shot in a crossfire at one of his events, this was the first time he has ever questioned his faith.


If you would like to audition for a role in this production, please email us with the CHARACTER you would like to be seen for clearly stated in the SUBJECT LINE, along with your actor headshot and CV, to:

casting@KingdomEntertainmentGroup.co.uk

http://www.kingdomentertainmentgroup.co.uk

We Are The Freaks trailer



Screenterrier spotted We Are The Freaks, a new teen comedy directed by Justin Edgar and produced by Alex Usborne at 104 Films back in March last year when it started filming.

Starring two Skins alumni, Mike Bailey (represented by Waring and McKenna) and Sean Teale (also Waring and McKenna), alongside fast-rising star Jamie Blackley (represented by United Agents).

The cast also includes Michael Smiley, Rosamund Hanson, and Adam Gillen, and the film is set to premiere at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Check out the trailer below!

New faces join Waterloo Road

Up and coming British actress 22 year old Naomi Battrick has landed a regular role in the BBC school drama Waterloo Road.

Naomi is set to play the new regular character of ‘Gabriella Wark’, and has moved to Scotland where she is due to start filming this week.

Naomi (represented by Mark Jermin Management) says "This is my dream role, where I can develop a character over a long period of time. I can’t wait to see where the character goes with the story lines that are coming up".

She recently finished filming the lead role in American feature film Abducted directed by Don Michael Paul for UFO Productions. Best known for her role as Toyah in CBBC's My Almost Famous Family, she will also appear in new thriller Blood which has just  been released.

Naomi's character is set to debut in Waterloo Road from September.

Also currently filming is 18 year old Mark Beswick from Droylsdon, who beat off competition to land the role of another new regular Darren.

"It’s a great character though I can’t reveal much about him at the moment," said Mark. "He has some really strong storylines and is definitely going to ruffle some feathers." 


Mark is the voice of kids TV character Trollee, in hit CBeebies series Mike The Knight and appeared as Joe in CBBC's Rocket Island.

Mark trained in acting at Manchester’s David Johnson Drama where he was talent spotted by MediaCity based Scream Management, who specialise in finding young talent for the screen.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Disney's Cinderella finds its ugly sisters

Two more young British actresses have been cast alongside Lily James in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Cinderella.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, as previously announced Lily James takes the title role of Cinderella, with Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden cast as The Prince.

Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera are set to play the two mean stepsisters, Drisella and Anastasia, daughters of Lady Tremain (Cate Blanchett).

Holly (represented by Troika)  can currently be seen playing Lucrezia Borgia in Neil Jordan’s TV series The Borgias, and she recently starred as Estella in the feature film adaptation of Great Expectations.

27 year old Sophie McShera from Leeds (represented by Curtis Brown) played Ros in Waterloo Road before going on to appear alongside Lily James in Downton Abbey, and can currently be seen on TV in ITV sitcom The Job Lot.

Cinderella is due to start shooting in the UK in the autumn.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moonfleet

Aneurin Barnard is set to star alongside Ray Winstone in Sky1's brand new family drama Moonfleet, a two-part adaptation of the much loved John Meade Falkner novel, written by Ashley Pharoah.

Aneurin (represented by Ken McReddie Associates), won an Olivier award in 2010 for best actor in a musical for his West End debut as Melchoir in musical Spring Awakening after graduating from RWCMD in 2008. He will next be seen as the lead in feature film Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box and on TV as the Duke of Gloucester in BBC One's The White Queen.

Set in the small Dorset village of Moonfleet, Aneurin plays young John Trenchard who is desperate to join the local band of smugglers led by Elzevir Block (Winstone). Together they embark on an adventure full of action, friendship and humour, and hunt for a fabled lost diamond. Their journey takes them from 18th Century Dorset, to the Jewel quarter of The Hague and on to a gripping, final sea voyage.

Newcomer Sophie Cookson will also be joining the cast as John’s first love, Grace, who is also the daughter of Moonfleet’s anti-smuggling magistrate, Mohune (played by Ben Chaplin). Sophie (represented by The Rights House) has just graduated from Oxford School of Drama.

Moonfleet will be directed by Andy de Emmony and produced by Dan McCulloch, and will begin filming in and around Dublin this summer.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Agency looking for new talent

On It Artists is expanding

Following the success of our young newcomers at The Cannes Film Festival with The Selfish Giant, we are now looking to expand our books.

Over the years we have been lucky enough to discover and develop aspiring actors from the most unlikely places. Our actors have since gone on to appear in major feature films and and well known TV series. We know that the best talent is found in the most remarkable places and we are now looking for new faces.

If you are between 10 and 18 years old, please submit your CV with a photo and a cover letter about you and your experience to onitpa@gmail.com
 
We are holding auditions in Manchester on the 6th July and in London on the 14th July and will contact all successful applicants by the 26th June to schedule a time.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

First look at Skins Series 7

Series 7 of Skins marks a departure in style with former stars Hannah Murray, Jack O'Connell, and Kaya Scodelario returning to the roles which shaped their careers in three individual stories, each broadcast in two, one hour parts.

In Skins Fire, Effy (Kaya Scodelario) has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi (Lily Loveless) tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes.

Skins Fire is written by Jess Brittain, directed by Charles Martin and stars Kaya Scodelario, Lily Loveless, Kayvan Novak, Craig Roberts, Lara Pulver and Kathryn Prescott.

In Skins Pure, Cassie (Hannah Murray) is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?

Skins Pure is written by Bryan Elsley, directed by Paul Gay, and stars Hannah Murray, Charlene McKenna, Olly Alexander, Daniel Ben Zenou, Bobby Pearse, Red Madrell and Neil Morrissey.

In Skins Rise, Cook (Jack O'Connell) has a job delivering drugs to Manchester Revellers. When he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house and finds that he is irresistibly attracted to her, he sets off a train of events which will lead him into a world of savage revenge and a confrontation with his own violent past.

Skins Rise is written by Jamie Brittain, directed by Jack Clough and stars Jack O’Connell, Liam Boyle, Esther Smith, Hannah Britland, Jamie Michie and Lucien Laviscount.

Skins Series 7 will screen on E4 in July 2013, dates to be announced.