About Chicken & Chips Casting
At Chicken and Chips our Casting Directors pump great Aussie talent into inspired TV, Film, Commercial and Online projects. We work with some of the world’s leading directors, Australia’s best advertising agencies and production companies and our credits span across all formats of entertainment.
We’re most proud of the work we’ve done for local TV and Film projects, many of which are now airing across the US and the globe.
CnC HQ is based in our light-filled, beachside studio in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, with a wall mural we are particularly proud of! With studio spaces that span across the East Coast of Australia, we cast all formats of projects between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Our credits list also boasts a knack for street casting talent all across Australia.
Our passion lies in becoming the most innovative and collaborative casting directors. We pride ourselves on having a nurturing and welcoming casting agency and believe this contributes to delivering the best performances.
We are also proud advocates for diversity, inclusion and representation in casting and currently strive to be Australia’s most inclusive casting directors, constantly collaborating and aligning ourselves with other game-changers.
You can also find us splitting our time between casting across Australia, and meeting new talent and directors in the US.
So who’s who at Chicken and Chips? Keep scrolling...
Al is an ex-advertising suit, and having worked on brands like KFC, Telstra, Lend Lease and St. George Bank, is immensely familiar with the advertising process and #agencylife.
Whilst it turns out advertising wasn’t her jam, her passion for casting originated from earlier years in front of the camera as an actress (you’ll still find her finessing her American accent just in general conversation).
Now, as one of Australia’s emerging casting directors, Al gets a kick out of the very unique smile you get from a happy director and discovering & casting unsurfaced talent.
Launching Chicken and Chips became her platform for advocating for change and diversification within the casting industry and for future female entrepreneurs. So much so she now proudly displays her 2018 B&T 30 Under 30 Award for the Entrepreneur category at CnC HQ.
Steph is an ex-ballerina and production assistant. Her love for behind-the-scenes world of entertainment has led her to a long career in casting.
Over the years, Steph has built a solid reputation in the Screen industry as being one of the country’s most promising Casting Directors.
Married to an ex-chef turned Head Brewer and mum to a 1 year old daughter, Ziggy she is an encouraging voice and role model for young working mums.
Her ambitious nature and drive led her to win the Entrepreneur category for the 2018 B&T 30 under 30 awards. She is a passionate advocate for inclusive casting and representation on screen and has a knack for discovering emerging young talent.
Since graduating with her Bachelor of Comms, Laura has worked in the Entertainment Industry as a performer, talent agent assistant and now in casting. She is also passionate about the not for profit sector, and has worked creatively with a bunch of organisations including The Starlight Children's Foundation, Camp Quality & Milkcrate Theatre.
When she's not in the C&C office with her pooch Juno, she's teaching comedic improv classes or making bad jokes.