Sharon Sorrentino Casting

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A confident and enthusiastic casting associate/senior assistant with with over a decade of experience in professional casting. I have worked on a wide range of productions from West End musicals and plays, feature films, television dramas and sitcoms, corporate and music promos and even the creation of a music band. In addition over the last 17 years I have cast or assisted on many independent/fringe productions for both stage and screen.


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Commercial Experience

Gary Davy Casting, Senior Casting Assistant, Dec 2011 – August 2012
Strike Back 3 10 part drama series Various HBO Cinemax for Sky
The Crash (credited as Casting Assosiate 2 part drama Sarah Waters Darlow Smithson for BBC3
Darkness Visible Feature Film Neil Biswas Newscope Films
Fleming 4 part drama series Paul McGuigan Ecoss Films for Sky Atlantic
Montana Feature Film Mo Ali Moli Films
Bypass Feature Film Antonia Bird Kassander Productions
Alive Alone Feature Film Trailer Khurram Longhi Parti Productions
Buddha's Little Finger Feature Film Tony Pemberton Roh Film/Amerique Film
Mad Dogs 3 4 part comedy drama series Adrian Shergold Left Bank Pictures for Sky
Amelia Hashemi Casting, Casting Associate Jul 2011 – Sep 2011
The Nanny State Feature Film Aurthur Landon Sara Giles/Neil Tuohy
Zoytoun Feature Film Eran Riklis Bedlam Productions
Jordans Alma's Hair Feature Film Rik Cantor Grey London
Syson Grainger Casting, Casting Assistant May 2010 – Dec 2010
The Raven Feature Film James McTeigue Intrepid Pictures
Happy Feet 2 Feature Film Animation George Miller Fox Studios
Weekender Feature Film Karl Golden Benchmark Films/Momentum
W.E Feature Film Madonna 90210 Films
Burnett Granger Crowther, Agents Assistant April 2009 – April 2010

Part time assisting in the office, covering administrational duties and making client suggestions.

Andy Morgan Casting. Casting Assistant August 2009
Luther 6 part drama series Brian Kirk BBC1
MacFarlane Chard Associates. Agent cover June 2009 – Sep 2009

Part time covering one of the Agents who was ill, I suggested clients for work and took over the main duties of the agent I was covering except for negotiating the deals.

Maggie Lunn Casting CDG, Casting Assistant May 2007 and May 2008 – April 2009
Great Expectations 3 part drama series Brian Kirk BBC2
Robin Hood III 13 part drama series Various Tiger Aspect for BBC2
Trinity 6 part drama series Various Roughcut for ITV3
All The Small Thing 6 part drama series Various BBC1
Framed 1 off drama Andy De Emmony BBC1
The Bridge Project: Winters Tale / Cherry Orchard BAM/ Old Vic / Tour Sam Mendes Neal St Productions/ BAM
Dirty Dancing The Musical Aldwych Theatre James Powell Jacobsen Entertainment
Trial & Retribution 2 part series Tristram Powell 2 part TV series  La Plante Productions for ITV
Marilyn Johnson Casting CDG, Casting Assistant Nov 2007 – March 2008
Clone 6 part comedy series Various Roughcut TV for BBC3
Touch Of Frost – Dead End Episode of drama serial Roger Bamford ITV
Purves & Pekala Pilot drama Annie Griffin Pirate Productions  for BBC1
Liberty Globe and Tour Guy Retallack Lifeblood
Kate Rhodes James Casting CDG, Casting Assistant April 2007 – August 2007
Diary Of Anne Frank 5 part drama  series Jon Jones Darlow Smithson for BBC1
The Passion 6 part drama series Mike Offer Deep Indigo for BBC1
Spartacus Part of Warrior series Tim Dunn BBC
Billy Goat's Gruff 1 of a 4 part drama series Euros Lynn Hat Trick for BBC1
Churchill At War Film Thaddeus O'Sullivan Rainmark Films/ HBO
Ginny Schiller Casting CDG, Casting Assistant March 2007 – July 2007 and March 2009
The Hypochondriac Liverpool Everyman Gemma Bodinetz Liverpool Everyman
Much Ado About Nothing Regents Park Timothy Sheader Regents Park
The Tempest Regents Park Liam Steele Regents Park
The Winslow Boy Bath, Rose Theatre Stephen Unwin Bath, Rose Theatre
Imagine This Plymouth Theatre Timothy Sheader Plymouth Theatre
The May Queen Liverpool Everyman Serdar Bilis Liverpool Everyman
Dancing At Lughnasa Lyric Belfast Mick Gordon Lyric Belfast
La Ronde ETT Stephen Unwin ETT
Felix Holt  Radio Play  Lucy Bailey Radio 4
The Last South Edinburgh Festival Mel Smith  
Gardner Herrity, Senior Agents Assistant May 2006 – Oct 2007

As an agent's assistant, the understanding I have gained of 'the other side' as it were has been a really valuable learning experience. In addition to the general running of the office I was also required to gain a knowledge of the actors we represented watching their TV shows and seeing them in the theatre. I became the senior assistant and as such suggested clients for appropriate character breakdowns across all media, took casting directors to see clients in shows and process contracts

Pippa Ailion Casting, Senior Casting Assistant June 2003 – May 2006
Wicked Victoria Apollo Joe Mantello Act Productions
The Lion King Lyceum Theatre Julie Taymor Disney Theatricals UK
We Will Rock You Dominion Theatre Ben Elton Phil McIntyre Entertainments
Billy Elliot the Musical Victoria Palace Stephen Daldry Working Title/Universal
Blue Man Group New London Theatre Matt Goldman/Phil Stanton/Chris Wink Stage Entertainment
The Legend Of The Lion King Disneyland Paris Craig Revel-Horwood Disney Theatricals
We Will Rock you - Germany Cologne Ben Elton Stageholding
Tonight's the Night Victoria Palace Ben Elton Phil McIntyre Entertainments
Poe Abbey Road Studios Eric Wolfeson  
Slamdunk Hackney Empire Felix Cross Nitro
Acorn Antiques - The Musical Theatre Royal Haymarket Trevor Nunn Phil McIntyre Entertainments
Follow My Leader Birmingham Rep Mark Clements Birmingham Repertory Theatre
The Gingerbread Lady Bath Theatre Royal Mark Clements Bath Theatre Royal
The Postman always rings twice West Yorkshire Playhouse Lucy Bailey West Yorkshire Playhouse
Tonight's the Night 2006 Tour CJ Ranger Phil McIntyre Entertainments
Aspire Qatar Nasser Ashkanani Capacity World
Jerry Springer - The Opera 2006 Tour Jenny Arnold Andrew Fell
Sidewinders Band MD Blair MacKichen Creative Head - Rupert Lord
My Fair Lady Danish Tour Mark Clements Mikkel Ronnov
The Sisters Postponed Aurthur Siedelman Haymarket Theatre Royal
6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks Premliminary Stages Aurthur Siedelman Haymarket Theatre Royal
Corpse Bride Feature Length Animation (Additional casting on Bone Jangles) Tim Burton Warner Bros.
Talking to Mr Warner Workshop Nickolas Grace  
Acorn Antiques - The Musical Workshop Trevor Nunn Phil McIntyre Entertainments
Seagulls Dance Workshop Mark Clements  
Porgy & Bess Workshop Trevor Nunn Andrew Fell
Bush Tales Demo album to acompany a childrens' book Writer Matt James Brian Brolly
Jean de Florette Workshop Roger Haines Mathew Gale, Jenny King

I started as work experience and I progressed to trusted senior assistant. As well as the general office duties I would take auditions for Pippa when we were busy, she would be at one set and I at another, sometimes the initial round just myself and a pianist, other times with the creative team. I would brainstorm actors for roles.

Rachel Freck Casting, Casting Assistant Adhoc cover March – April 2005 & May – June 2011
Holy Flying Circus TV Film Owen Harris  
Man Stroke Woman TV Comedy series Various BBC 3
The Green Wing TV Comedy series Various Channel 4
Those Guys Films, Casting Assistant Nov 2003
I Like To…Artist - Ashaman Music Promo Jonathan Pearson Those Guys Films
Uden Assosiates, Casting Assistant Sep 2003
Side-by-Side  Samsung Internal Promo Rain Chapman Uden Associates

Independant Experience

I have been actively involved in independent film and fringe theatre both in Nottingham and London for 14 years. During my time with the Best Shot Films co-operative I organised a national casting drive for some of the productions.

Independent projects dating – 1998 - 2011

As Casting Director
LittleCowboys 15 minute short film Carl Rock Keen City Productions
12 Angry Women 2 hour stage play Lance Nielson Gutted Film & Theatre Co
Fragile 1 hour stage play Lance Nielson Gutted Film & Theatre Co
Siberia 10 minute short film Ross McElwain  
Invisible 13 minute short film Harry Chapman Primal Screen Ltd
Jericho's Walls Are Falling Low budget feature film Lance Nielson Gutted/Freestyle Productions
Those Who Trespass Against Us US micro budget filmed play Lance Nielson Gutted Film & Theatre
Aftermath 2 minute teaser Tom Ross Up All Night Productions
Jericho's Walls Are Falling Trailer for feature to secure funds Lance Nielson Gutted/Freestyle Productions
Vanmen site specific installation Amelia Hashemi vanman productions
Abbey National radio adverts (non broadcast) Maddy Morris Leo Burnett creative dept
Weight Watchers TV adverts (non broadcast) Maddy Morris Leo Burnett creative dept
Souvenir 13 minute short film Anna Axster London Film School
Phil Lears To Curse 15 minute short film Tomm Ross Tom Ross Films
The Lighthouse 20 minute photo play Sabrina Doyle Lighthouse Films
Nine Circles 40 minute radio play Roman Ilyushenko Beyond The Margins
Who Killed Wendy 1 hour stage play Maddie Semper Pheonix Productions
Fish Tales 20 minute short film Miriam Sorrentino Sorrentino Sisters Productions
As Casting Assistant
Get A Life 15 minute short Jack Herbert Northern Film School
Making Time 90 minute stage play Panton Hall Sheperd Hall Productions
Bedtime Story 15 minute short film Julius Ayodeji Ayodeji Films

Best Shot Films, Head Of Casting/Production Manager - March 1995 - November 1997

As Casting Director
Kiss 10 minute short film James Heppell Minor Immortals Productions
Sweet Dreams 5 minute short film Panton Hall Shepherd Hall Productions
As Casting Assistant
Death comes from the touch of a funnyman Low budget film Lance Nielson Best Shot Films
Turn right at the lights 15 minute short film Lance Nielson Best Shot Films

Other Relevant Experience

 

NATS Post Production, Facilities Co-ordinator - May 2002 – May 2003

I started as a runner and was quickly promoted to Facilities. Co-managing a team of 12 runners I was responsible for client service, stock control, shifts and holiday rosters, interviewing of new staff, building services and general administration.

Spring IT Personnel, Contract Recruitment Resourcer - Nov 1997 – Jul1999

For almost 2 years I was a core member of a busy team at one of the largest recruitment firms in the UK.

I was responsible for sourcing personnel, liasing with clients, maintaining databases and finding new business.

Education

1994-1996: New College Nottingham.BTEC National Diploma: Performing Arts.19 units Merits/ Distinctions

1991-1993:High Pavement 6th Form College/GCSE 9 passes at grade C and above

1986-1991: Arnold Hill Comprehensive School