Info Session: Casting Films and Commercials in the Digital Age
—Published on 12th Jan, 2022.
The pandemic has called for innovation and creative ways for many businesses to function. In a post-COVID world, efforts have been made across multiple industries and employment sectors to limit the amount of person-to-person contact in their business operations. The entertainment industry has been no different. There has been an increase in self-tape and virtual audition requests by casting directors around the world.
In 2020, Triston Wallace – the Head of Casting at the Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network – developed a unique format for presenting talent for consideration to his clients. In his casting dossier, the shortlisted candidates’ headshot, relevant stats and self-tape audition are presented side by side in the same digital document. Whether this document is presented as a digital flipbook, downloaded as a PDF or printed and brought into the physical world, producers and directors can review shortlisted candidates and their audition tapes using any device with internet access; and in this Info Session, Triston will show just how it works.
About the Presenter
Triston Wallace is a versatile performing arts professional, and the Founder & Managing Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network. At the Network, he also functions as the Head of Casting, and has collaborated with local, regional and international theatre/film makers, event producers and content creators to find the best talent for their creative projects. Some of his casting credits include: Sins of the Father (in production), Telepath: Come Find Me (in production), Asha (2020), Positive and Still Here: The Male Perspective (2019), The Apartment: About Last Night (2015), as well as numerous Television, Print, Advertisement and Music Videos projects. Triston studied in the Art of Casting under international Casting Director – Luci Lenox, and is a firm believer in the international potential of our local talent, and the viability of the performing arts as a sustainable career in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, has collaborated with Douglas/Day (UK) and b/dscvrd casting (Canada) to cast Trinbagonian talent for projects in those respective territories. In 2013 he created the Theatrebuzz Callboard, Trinidad and Tobago’s first and only casting website, and trusted digital hub where producers/directors can find talent and other creative collaborators for their projects. It has since facilitated OVER 500 casting calls. In 2021, the website hit its highest milestone to date of OVER 10,500 subscribers.