#CastMeComp is a selftape competition judged by industry professionals which allows actors to keep active and learning, writers scribbling, industry professionals seeing new talent and enable us to help charities who are in critical need.
Rob is a London based Casting Director with a passion for discovering the very best talent and placing them in roles that elevate a project. He is a member of the CDG, the CSA and BAFTA.
Previously working as an agent, he stepped away in early 2015 to move into casting and has since been working on both UK and US Film and TV projects, many that are now globally renowned and have gone on to win multiple awards.
His credits include FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGINS (A&E), UNTITLED 2021 COMEDY (Netflix), WHITSTABLE PEARL (Acorn), DODGER (BBC/NBC Universal), TWIST (Sky Cinema), BULLETPROOF (Sky One), THE A LIST (Netflix), PANDORA (The CW & SKY) VERY VALENTINE (Sony), HER PEN PAL (Hallmark), THE DROWNING (C5), MALORY TOWERS (BBC), THE ROYALS (Amazon, Lionsgate & E!), THE ATHENA (Sky), FREE REIN (Netflix), THE MIDNIGHT GANG (BBC), THE LODGE (Disney +), ALMOST NEVER (BBC), CREEPED OUT (NETFLIX), HARRY & MEGHAN 1 & 2 (Lifetime) , DESCENDANTS 2 (Disney), RIDE (Nickelodeon) & WILL VS THE FUTURE (Amazon).
He is currently casting feature films LAST RESORT, VIOLET, SUNDANCE & BLOODY LONDON.
How it works
- The competition is open to all actors over the age of 18 and with self tape facilities. If you are currently isolating on your own don't worry we don't mind if someone reads in with you virtually.
The competition will cost £8.20 to enter. This will create the CastMeComp money pot, this pot will then be distributed to the winning actor, a charity, creatives involved and our Creative Collaboration Fund. Details can be found below.
To enter you MUST share our social media competition post, follow us on all avalible socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and purchase a ticket.
Ticket sales close on Wednesday 9th June or until sold out.
On Wednesday 9th June at 6pm we will send out scripts to all actors. There are four scripts sent out to choose from, these scripts are to be interpritated how you wish - we rarely give suggested age or gender.
The Winner and Top 5 will be announced on Thursday 21st June*. The actor with the winning selftape will recieve £500 cash prize and the top 5 will also receive written feedback from our industry professional judge.
Self tapes MUST be uploaded to Youtube. They must be titled: (Your name) for CastMeComp (eg: John Smith for CastMeComp). Next, you must to send us the YouTube link to access your selftape. This link must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 12th June at 6pm. Any tapes received after this deadline won't be entered. Please also upload your selftape to twitter using the hashtag #CastMeComp and tag @doordiestudios.
DISCLAIMER: This competition is that - a competition with scope for actors to learn and develop. It is in no way an audition for an existing or planned role with our industry professional.
Creative Collab Fund
When life gets moving Do or Die Studios are going to get creatives together and begin to produce short scenes.
We will open applications for writers to send duologues and successful writers will be paid from the fund.
We will need actors for these scenes who will be cast through self tapes - successful actors will also be paid PLUS they will receive showreel material for free.
We will then get a filmmaker/director involved who will also be paid - we want to work closely with filmmaking school students and graduates.
We will also ensure industry professional mentors are on hand for any guidance and tips.