Bespoke Street Casting is a newly formed specialist casting agency set up by Jo Cook and Gill Soper to source fresh and exciting real talent for productions in the world of fashion, film, TV and advertising.
Both Jo and Gill have been deeply involved in home grown music and youth cultures spanning a number of decades, and in that time have pooled a fantastic selection of aspiring talent and contacts from these sources.
Their deep rooted knowledge of both vintage and contemporary British musical culture gives them the edge to find talent from genuine sources otherwise hidden from standard casting agents.
They have cast most notably for Elaine Constantine’s critically acclaimed debut feature ‘Northern Soul’, the multi awarded Shredded Wheat ‘Live From The Heart’ commercial with director Finn McGough (Knucklead Films), Lisa Stansfield’s recent music promo ‘Carry On’, and bespoke fashion label Tommy Nutter alongside other productions from across the spectrum of TV and advertising.
Bespoke Street Casting’s mission is simple - to provide genuine, characterful and exciting new talent for your production. BSC give every production their utmost commitment, passion and creativity.
Jo & Gill / July 2015
In 2015 Shredded Wheat ‘Northern Soul’ won a D&AD pencil for casting, and rightly so. Gill and Jo came on board at the last minute and with a very specific brief.
Within days she unearthed a wealth of great options which put casting central to the creative and made it such a rewarding process.
The film has received considerable praise for it’s humanity and personality, Gill and Jo's ability to street cast authentic, confident personalities truly helped bring the film to life.