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Nominated Work




An independent panel of industry experts are currently deliberating on the winners of the Casting Awards 2018.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony, in London, on 3rd May.


Best Casting of a Short Film:

  • Emily Tilelli for “Sketch”
  • Shakrya Dowling for “Christmas Jumpers”
  • Sue Odell for “His Wake”

Best Casting of a Music Video:

  • Amanda Tabak for Sam Smith – “Last Song”
  • Camilla Arthur for Mount Kimbie – “Delta”
  • Emily Tilelli for Tom Walker – “Heartland”

Best Casting of Stills:

  • Camilla Arthur for Heist Studios “Silks and Hoola”
  • Chris Snode for Samsung “Wearables”
  • Sue Odell for Barnardos

Best Casting of an International Commercial:

  • Ali Fearnley for Vonage “Virtual Reality”
  • Amanda Tabak for Latex “Don’t Call Mom”
  • Leanne Flinn for Berlei “Womankind”

Best Casting of a UK Commercial:

  • Anna Stark for Levi Jeans “Levis Circle”
  • Brendan McNamara for Samsung “Giving is a Gift to be Shared”
  • Claire Toeman for Huawei P10 “Your Face Tells a Story”

Best Casting of an Online Commercial:

  • Ali Fearnley for Capital One “Spring Quick Check”
  • Emma Ashton for Edeka “Eatarus”
  • Maddy Hinton for Mooncup “Period Drama”

Best Street Casting of a Commercial:

  • Anna Stark for Sainsburys “Every Bit of Christmas”
  • Emily Tilelli for Pampers “Little Fighters”
  • Leanne Flinn for Sport England “This Girl Can, Phenomenal Women”