Casting with Shakyra Dowling


Shakyra Dowling has been casting from London since 2009 but has been a part of the industry as a whole for much longer on projects that have stretched around the globe. Training and working as an actor and in theatre production before finding her rightful place and making her mark in the world of casting on a large spectrum of visual media. Specialising in British Independent feature films, European co-production films, television and commercials. Many of which have have been internationally recognised and have won multiple awards at various festivals.

Shakyra Dowling Casting has earned a reputation for finding and nurturing new and diverse acting talent, as well as supporting promising new filmmakers and established directors in film & television. A staunch believer in championing women’s achievements in filmmaking, Shakyra is adamant in advocating diversity in casting and is always passionate and excited to work with fresh and interesting creatives.

Shakyra is a voting member of Casting Directors Association the European Film Academy and the Casting Society of America


Students will be given a crash course in the world of casting, what casting directors really do and how best to approach them. Vital information for working and aspiring actors alike. Shakyra’s talk will then be followed by a Q&A session with the chance to ask her all your burning casting questions. From cover letters to CVs, showreels, sides, headshots and more, whatever your query, this is the place to get answers.

Price – £60/Members £54

Please note: The intent of the workshop is educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition.
*Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Due to high demand, the full fee must be paid within 24 hours of booking to secure your place and this is non refundable/non transferable*