Top acting tips from Casting Director Aisha Bywaters

On Tuesday 17th April, Mandy had the pleasure of hosting Aisha Bywaters, the Casting Director of Black Mirror, to lead our latest #MandySurgery. Aisha was persistent in delivering key insight and career advice to our shortlisted Mandy members.

Top Tips from Aisha:

  • When at an audition, make sure you control the room and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when auditioning and also remove any old credits.
  • Judge your proactive emailing by your own social standards.
  • Look at the scene order on your showreel and make sure you are ‘seen’ within the first few scenes so you stand out.

Testimonials from our actors:

"Aisha was incredibly engaging and relaxing. She was straight to the point with her answers, giving me a clear and concise way to plan for the next steps in my career. Thank you Mandy for making this 1-2-1 happen!" Thomas Beatty

"The 1-2-1 was so nice and Aisha was really helpful and honest. It was great to hear she doesn’t have a ‘list’ of agents and will see all submissions. Feels like she’s happy to meet and see new talent." Samantha Spurgin

"Very useful and informative session. It was refreshing to hear Aisha’s thoughts and improved my confidence."Duaine A’ Samuels

"Incredibly informative, reassuring and useful session. Thanks Mandy!" Mattias Penman

"Meeting Aisha gave me specific direction for future goals and I wished the session was longer!" Ciaran Duce

"Aisha gave me very detailed advice on my Mandy profile and tips on how to improve my showreel." Lucy McCabe

"I feel even more determined now I met with Aisha. Thank you for helping me out!" Ruby Padwick

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