Casting director, Stark Casting
Stark Casting is an award winning company, established for over 25 years by Founder Anna Stark. Stark Casting is renowned for providing authentic and real representation for commercials, stills, branded content and short films, championing diversity and inclusion across these fields.
Stark Casting originally specialised in street casting, Anna has trained and developed a unique casting team that works across the country. Stark Casting's exceptional approach to sourcing remarkable talent is called on by top directors, producers, advertising agencies creating award winning content, last year winning a British Arrow, D&AD and Palme d'Or for We the15 which opened the Paralympic games, directed by Sam Pilling and produced by Pulse.
Stark Casting works with global brands in multiple markets, most notably Dove. Dove have worked with Stark Casting for over 16 years to find 'Real Women' (no actors or models) to feature in their online, TV and digital global campaigns.
Anna Stark is co-chair with Ali Fearnley of the Casting Directors Association (CDA), an alliance of professional UK Casting Directors dedicated to upholding industry standards, offers support to professional casting directors and welcomes up-coming casting directors (associates) into the CDA. Anna Stark exemplifies great leadership, the importance of inclusion and positive (real) representation, while championing and celebrating outstanding castings at the CDA annual awards.