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Nominated Work


Casting Directors Association Awards 2020



Best Casting of a UK Commercial

Stark Casting: “Jumpers” M&S

Kharmel Cochrane: “Nicholas The Sweep” Sainsbury’s

Leanne Flinn: “Wedding Day” McDonalds

Best Casting of an International Commercial

Ali Coffey Casting: “The Joy of Connection” Vodafone Ireland

Emma Ashton: “The Small Escape” BMW

Kharmel Cochrane: On The Board” USA State Farm

Best Casting of Online Commercial

Anna Kennedy: “Act of Love” Teva Hairspray

ET Casting: “Granny Got Pants” Sloggi

Lou Clouter: “Football” Dovera Insurance

Best Streetcasting

Stark Casting: “It’s My Name” Starbucks

Camilla Arthur: “Can’t Believe The Way We Flow” James Blake

Kate and Lou + Ro Casting: “National Lottery :25th Celebrations” National Lottery

Best Children’s Casting

Kharmel Cochrane: “Cupboard Raider” Cadbury’s

Lou Clouter: “We Cover Courage”Allianz Insurance

Sue Odell: “A Short Film In F Major” Dir: Kerry Harrison

Best Casting of Charity/Public Awareness

Anna Kennedy: “Anthony Nolan” Anthony Nolan

Leanne Flinn: “Men In Nursing” NHS

Sue Odell: “We Are Nurses” NHS

Open Media

Kharmel Cochrane: “This Is Parenthood” Water Wipes

Pearson Casting: “Six, The Musical” Tour Cast

Nikki Meadows: “D- Day”

Best Casting of Stills Campaign

Ali Fearnley: “Great Shows Stay With You” Amazon Prime

Claire Catterson: “E45” –E45 Beauty Brand

Jody Furlong: The Eye Casting: “Tena Woman” Tena

Best Casting of Short Film

Kharmel Cochrane: “Goldfish” Dir: Hector Dockrill

Sue Odell: “My Brother Is A Mermaid” Dir: Alfie Dale

Shakyra Dowling: “Innocence” Dir: Ben Reid

Best Casting of Film and Drama

Kharmel Cochrane: “End of The F**king World” Dir: Lucy Forbes/Destiny Ekaragha

Nikki Meadows: “Spy Wars” Dir: Gareth Lewis/David O’Neil

Shakyra Dowling: “Nocturnal” Dir: Nathalie Biancheri