Casting Opportunities

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On This page you will find recent Casting Opportunities For Young People. Details of who to contact are beside each listing.

Please note these are OPEN AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES that we pass on to our students and are not directed through our Casting Agency. Apply directly to the contacts supplied. The Drama Studio can take no responsibility for your experience of dealing with them.  

The status will show you if the opportunity is taking place now (CURRENT) or has passed (EXPIRED)



Treading Water is a short film supported by Scottish Film Talent Network and Creative Scotland, produced by Shakehaus and directed by Joséfa Celestin.

This is a swimming pool scene on Saturday the 25th of November from 17:30 pm to 20:00 pm in Dalry swim center for this short film TREADING WATER
It would be a good set experience for those who don't have film credits yet and fun day out in the pool.
If you think anyone would be interested please get in touch directly with Margarita the Casting Director and she will give you any other details/answer questions etc.
Her contact details are :

+44 7949 405 185


COMPANY OF WOLVES - Female Actor Aged 18 (EXPIRED)

 I am a directing student based in Edinburgh, currently working with BAFTA winning production company Seventh Crow, and BAFTA-winning DoP Alan McLaughlin on a short drama film inspired by the short story “Company of Wolves” by Angela Carter.

Please find the Casting brief attached.

RED follows the thematic implications of many Red Riding Hood adaptations, exploring virginity and innocent, and the sexual awakening. However, RED expresses a modern perspective; the young woman finds empowerment in her moment of vulnerability, and embraces and defends it in the face of the wolf’s aggression. RED has a central message of female liberation and sexual acceptance, and utilises the ‘coming-of-age’ themes from Red Riding Hood, but applies a more modern and empowering resolution. We have an amazing crew already supporting the film, who are keen to capture the power and elegance of the story.

We’re looking for an actress with an 18-20 playing age with long hair (brown to dark hair preferred). The actress must be confident riding a bike, and interacting with an animal under supervision. There is also a scene of partial nudity (No frontal shots, back only) where the actress will also be standing in water up to her waist (wetsuit provided). We have an experienced costume standby from Outlander and Rilington Place who will oversee the costume and always be on hand during these sensitive scenes, and we have been advised by Glynn Henderson regarding the Health and Safety of the water work.

We will be shooting in the Aviemore area around Loch an Eilein and Loch Garten. The travel and shoot dates I have put below for your reference;

Thursday 26th October: Travel to Accommodation in Aviemore

Friday 27th October: Full Day Shoot

Saturday 28th October: Half-day shoot. Travel back to Edinburgh/Glasgow

Please also find attached a detailed casting brief and the script. I have also included below the storyboards for your consideration, in addition to the film references we hope will give you an idea of the film style;

Storyboards -

Moodboard -

Film References;

Johnna Under the Ice -

We have a fee of £200 available (for both days including agency fees and all media in perpetuity) and will arrange all travel, food, and accommodation.

It would be fantastic to receive recommendations of actresses you feel would be suitable for the role. Once completed the film will be submitted to festivals where we are confident it will make a great impression.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns at any point.

Very best wishes,

Kayleigh Boyd


KAYLEIGH BOYD | Director t0131 538 5256 m07792 005 364



My name is Bryony, I am a Casting Researcher at the BBC. I hope this email finds you well and you don’t mind me getting in touch.

I am contacting you with regards to a very exciting TV opportunity and wondered if you might be able to help.

The BBC is bringing back the popular game show, THE GENERATION GAME and we are on thelookout for contestants to take part!

This show will be hosted by the fabulous Mel and Sue and will be for BBC1.

I wondered if you might be able to help us spread the word about the show, to help generate interest and encourage people to apply!

We’re looking for fantastic family PAIRS to take part, all with the chance to win some AMAZING PRIZES and have what it takes to take on that mighty conveyer belt!

Our family pairs must be from DIFFERENT GENERATIONS, aged 18+ by the 1st October 2017 and have the right to live and work in the UK.



We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender. The only requirement is that there is a generation gap between the pair…It really is open to all!



I have attached a flyer for you which explains the show in a little more detail. It would be fantastic if you were able to circulate this amongst your colleagues and post on any of your social media platforms. 

Our auditions are starting very soon, so would be great to get this information out to as many people as possible! We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun! 



Actors Wanted - Casting Notice (Children for Fringe Show)- EXPIRED


My name is Erin Simmons, and I’m the producer for Floating Tower, a cross-cultural music and theatre company based in New York.

We are very excited to be taking our children’s show Ami and Tami to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a sold-out run in Manhattan. Please find the press release at the bottom of this email for more information on the show, including the run dates and times.

I am writing to you to offer the members of your choir/your students an exciting opportunity to be a part of the production! Ami and Tami features a small chorus of children (5 in total) who sing on their own as a group and with the other cast members. In previous incarnations of the production, the children have also played small musical instruments, and we would love to incorporate this in the Edinburgh production. While some of the children who performed with us in New York are attending the Fringe, we need to be able to stagger their performances so that we have a rotating cast of young people. We are therefore looking to bring 4-5 local children on board for the festival. They can be any age, as long as they are talented and want to perform! Any child that is interested will need to have a quick Skype audition with our Artistic Director and Composer, Mátti Kovler.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this notice to members of your organization. Any interested parents can contact me with questions at any time on this email address or at +1 469-826-1224. We look forward to working with some wonderful new cast members!


 I coordinate the Youth Hub at EIFF this year. Youth Hub runs from 23 – 26 June with lots of free filmmaking related events for young people between the ages of 15 and 25. I wanted to make you aware of our great programme of events this year, which I think will be relevant to some of the young people you work with.

Friday 23 June we’re hosting an In Person event with Scottish actor Ewen Bremner from Trainspotting and Wonder Woman which should be really insightful and offer lots of advice for aspiring actors. Saturday 24 June we’re offering a casting advice session with Scottish casting director Orla O’Connor and British actress Emily Beecham , which includes a mock audition. A rare opportunity for young people to get advice on how to nail auditions and what to do/not to do. I hope these events would be of interest. Of course we have lots of other exciting sessions on offer, a link to the full programme is here:

Our careers advice session on Saturday 24 June is always very popular. It enables young people to speak directly to industry experts and filmmakers and get first-hand advice from them – maybe something aspiring actors would like to participate in?

Youth Hub will be based at the Lyceum Rehearsal Space at 30b Grindlay Street. All events are free with a Youth Hub pass which costs £5 and gives access to all Youth Hub events as well as discounted tickets to EIFF films.

It would be fantastic if you could share this opportunity with anyone you feel would benefit from attending. 

Janine Koppe

EIFF Youth Hub Coordinator

+44 (0) 131 228 4051

               CBBC - Aged 8-14 and Adults (EXPIRED)

My name is Alice and I work on the CBBC show, ‘Remotely Funny’.

I’m getting in touch as we will be filming our new series this August and we are looking for children (ages  8 – 14) with big, sparky personalities who would love to take part in our fun remote gameshow. 

As in series 1; three teams, living all over the UK connect and compete in crazy challenges (in their own homes) against each other and link up via webcams to our presenter SAARA.  But it’s not just the kids playing in this series!  We’re taking the fun up to a whole new level and are looking for teams with at least two adults (mums, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc) and two children – with the child who applies being the team captain – to take part.

The application can be found using the following link:

Alice Black.

Alice Black (Glasgow)


If you're aged between 13 and 18 you'd best get your wand ready because Pottermore wants YOU to audition for a role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

Harry Potter HQ has issued an open casting call for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16 to audition to play younger incarnations of Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange (portrayed in the first film by Zoe Kravitz) and an unidentified character called Sebastian.

They're also on the hunt for teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to play younger versions of Albus Dumbledore (who'll be played by Jude Law in the sequel) and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

K Rowling has previously hinted that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald’s complicated relationship will be dealt with in the five film run. Casting teenage versions of the characters suggests that fans may finally get to see their famous beach duel and the death of Ariana Dumbledore, as well as the development of their obsession with the Deathly Hallows.
The casting of a young Newt and Leta, meanwhile, suggests that we may well see exactly why the young magizoologist was kicked out of Hogwarts – and discover the true nature of his relationship with the mysterious Ms Lestrange.

To apply for the Fantastic Beasts open casting call you need to send an email to with a recent colour photograph, (i.e., taken within the last two months), contact telephone number, your home address and date of birth. Anyone under 18 must ask a parent or guardian to send the application.

No previous acting experience is necessary, but applicants need to be eligible to work in the UK (meaning they must be a UK, Irish or EU passport holder), and be available for filming between August and November 2017.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at midnight GMT.

Life Of A Ten Pound Note - Girl Age 8-11 years (EXPIRED)

BrokenBlonde Productions is casting the role of Elaine to play the part of a young girl playing age of 8-11 years old, who starts us off on the adventure of the ten pound note at the start of it’s life as it’s passed from father to daughter. We are looking for someone based in the Edinburgh area or the Glasgow area. This job is UNPAID.


The “Life of a ten pound note” is a short film which follows from the point of view of a ten pound note various different people’s lives and how money plays a pivotal role in their daily interactions and how it touches and affects everyone in a different way. Following the note from it’s point of view we gain an idea into just where our money goes.

Shooting will take place around Edinburgh towards the end of May with confirmed dates subject being flexible to accommodate actors.

If you have any pupils who are interested could you please forward on their

Details to or give me a call on 07572373849

To arrange an audition with the director.

For reference here is our website to see some previous work

Jack Cowhig


Life of a ten pound note.

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