At Chicken and Chips Casting, we are committed to doing our bit to help others + the environment.
Eco Friendly Office
Who Gives a Crap? We absolutely do! So we use their tissues, loo paper and paper towels. They donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world - which we feel pretty great about. Other company’s we love and use include Thank You and Organic Care.
As far as our waste is concerned - we compost a lot of it and gift it to our cute little worm farm.
We are basically an inner city over priced farmers market, what can we say?
In 2018, we implemented Australian Casting’s first paperless check in system. This means, we said goodbye to pesky paper wardrobe forms and clunky 1980s systems and hello to a digital system allowing actors to check in to a session digitally.
By 2020 we aim to be completely paper free!
Campaigns We Support
1 Million Women
A world wide, women led campaign for climate action. We have committed to reducing our carbon emissions, and donated to the cause. Read more about them, and join up here.
A grass-roots visibility project to celebrate diversity on our stages and screens. We are in the process of organising a mega photo shoot in Sydney to showcase some brilliant talent, and prove that the old “but there’s just not that many…” industry excuse is outdated! You can follow their social media adventures here.
Make it Australian
Because our stories are important! We care about the future of Australia’s screen industry, and have joined the campaign. We recently emailed our local MPs to request the implementation of Australian content quotas for streaming services like Netflix. Which you can do too, by clicking here.
Sydney Film Festival - Director's Lab (Young Patron Program)
As passionate supporters and champions of emerging filmmakers Steph and Al are proud to announce their involvement with the 2020 Sydney Film Festival.
The Director’s Lab brings together young Sydney philanthropists to support Sydney Film Festival’s Short Film Program, celebrating its 50th year in 2019. SFF Short Film Program kick-started the careers of such Australian film industry luminaries as Jane Campion DNZM, Phil Noyce, Gillian Armstrong AM, Warwick Thornton, Kriv Stenders and Chris Noonan.
SFF Short Film Program not only provides a prestigious showcase for emerging filmmakers, it also facilitates important industry connections for them to further their careers.
Ambassadors include: Mia Wasikowska (Actor, Writer), Damon Herriman (Actor), Mirrah Foulkes (Director, Actor. Winner in 2012: SFF Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Short Film Director), and Nash Edgerton (Director, Producer, Stunt Coordinator, Actor).
You can become a Director’s Patron by visiting the SFF website.