Q&A with Heather Basten: Casting Agent
A great opp to have the myths dispelled and the possibilities appear!
Come and meet the amazing Heather Basten; one of the acting industries top casting agents. Heather Basten is an English casting director based out of London. She found her break into the industry at the BFI nearly a decade ago. She then moved into casting for Film and TV, where she has since cast for notable directors such as Rob Savage, Ana Rocha De Sousa, Charlotte Regan, Abraham Adeyemi and Mustapha Kseibati. She was made a member of the Casting Directors Guild (UK), and the Casting Society of America (USA). Heather Basten cast the first ever feature length film to come out of the NFTS: FELINE. In Jan 2020, Heather was selected by Film London as ‘Lodestar’. Casting associate credits include Netflix’s THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD, Robert Egger’s THE LIGHTHOUSE starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson, and TV SERIES, GOMORRAH. Having established herself as a Casting Director, she has cast for Fox TV, BFI Network, BBC, Sky Arts, Pulse Films and more. Heather’s work has screened everywhere from Sundance to the LFF, and recently won at Tribeca 2020 with NO MORE WINGS. I'm thrilled to welcome Heather to The Actors Cove to answer all your weird and wonderful questions about anything casting related! Please send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org