The Slop Podcast: Interview with Casting Director

SLOP is back with a bit of a different episode this month.

Last week we released the first episode of SLEUTH, our new investigative video series, which covered the use of Time-Shifted Characters (aka the casting of younger and older versions of a character) in film and TV. Since we were also making a short film that featured such a concept, we went looking to find a set of rules or guidelines to help us cast three people to play one person at different ages (15, 35 and 60).

So, we ended up interviewing Tom McSweeney, a brilliant Hollywood casting director and an invaluable source of information. We featured some of it in the episode, but thought you guys would enjoy the entire 30 minute interview โ€“ as Tom takes us through not just casting younger and older versions, but his career, casting tips, and some fascinating anecdotes about mermaidsโ€ฆ We hope you enjoy!

As an Emmy Nominated casting director, educator and director with over 200 credits, some of his recent work includes: H2O: Just Add Water, Tidelands, The Family Law, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Find more from Tom here:

http://www.mcsweeneynewman.com/

http://www.warehouseworkshop.com.au/

https://www.warehousestudio.com.au/to…

The SLOP Podcast is a monthly interview series where host Harry Sweby showcases talented youth and shares some bizarre, thrilling, and unexpected stories of success and failure. It releases at the end of each month.

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