Michelle Jones – CCO / producer & casting director
Michelle has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry within companies such as The Walt Disney Company, HIT Entertainment, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks SKG and NBC Universal within the UK and international creative, marketing, PR and production departments. Her casting director credits include the international star talent Eddie Redmayne, Simon Pegg, John Hurt, Joan Rivers, Tinie Tempah, Matt Smith, Michelle Dockery, Brian Blessed, Sharon Osbourne, Angellica Bell, Lewis Hamilton, Brenda Blethyn, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Ross, Lorraine Kelly and Lenny Henry for top-rating animated films and TV shows such as HIT Entertainment’s Thomas The Tank Engine, Disney’s Phineas and Ferb, A Poem Is, Randy Cunningham, Henry Hugglemonster, Tinker Bell: Secret of The Wings and CARS2.
“Michelle Jones is one of the most efficient, competent and enthusiastic people I have had the great pleasure to work with. In the often insane and consistently chaotic world of entertainment, and in particular coordinating star talent, contest winners and media on an international level, she shines. We have had the pleasure of working together on several events, promos and episodes and I am always greatly relieved when I know she is on the job and every experience has exceeded expectations. I look forward to working together again in the future as she will always be my first choice.” Jeff Swampy Marsh, Creator/Exec. Producer, Disney’s Phineas & Ferb.
Jennifer Marriott – Casting Assistant & Voice Coach
Having spent the majority of her working life enveloped in the charismatic and creative world of the arts, Jennifer boasts 50 years of experience in theatre, film and TV as a well respected and accomplished actress and writer. Her approach with clients is both supportive and responsive offering a flexible and versatile working relationship resulting in a professional and polished outcome.
Jennifer has cast productions for Theatre in Education, The International School of the Algarve, Portugal and the Edinburgh Festival. She is also a successful voice coach and has coached talent for The Walt Disney Company and various students for top drama school auditions.
Marty MacDonald – Special Projects Manager
Marty’s gregarious personality and infectious enthusiasm bring strength and creativity to the team at Brilliant Casting. He is a highly competent and successful events manager in addition to TV presenting and commentating, directing and producing his own programs.
Marty worked within the international PR arena before embarking on his 10 year long career in the television and entertainments industry. And if this wasn’t talent enough Marty is also an amazing animator, musician and coach. If there is anyone more qualified and capable of keeping kids focused, engaged and amused between takes, it’s Marty!
Sally Todd – PR & Publicity
Sally brings a wealth of experience from the PR and Marketing arena and an enviable list of contacts within the media. Her exceptional creative and persuasive qualities and her passion and enthusiasm is evident in everything she does, bringing clients’ projects to life. Sally is incredibly self-motivated and one of life’s “go getters” and exploits this energy and drive to deliver outstanding results for clients.
Sally has worked in many industries including retail, leisure, education and IT, which provides her with an enormous amount of flexibility and understanding of the requirements of different sectors.
millie rust – pa and company admin
Millie’s ability to communicate across all sectors at all levels, coupled with her unsurpassed organisational abilities, has ensured her a highly successful career. Having worked in Executive Assistant, PA and Office Manager roles for over 10 years within the entertainments industry, Millie has been involved with many high profile projects including red carpet screenings, corporate award ceremonies, international conferences and travel. Her experience, her positive professional approach to delivering exceptional service and her passion for a challenge, make Millie a very valuable addition to the Brilliant Casting team.
Maria Kirkham – kids agent
Having spent over 15 years working as a chaperone, as mother to her three boys who all work in the industry, and running her talent management agency, Maria has built an enviable rapport with children.
It is this unique personable quality, in addition to her competence and her conscientious and disciplined approach to her work and her clients, that makes Maria the ideal choice of agent, and one that is such a pleasure to work with. Maria knows first-hand the commitment and enthusiasm that is necessary from each and every artist and is devoted to working tirelessly to suggest the most appropriate artists for the roles she sees across Film, Television and Theatre. Maria insists on personally meeting every artist on her books ensuring that each individual she represents has the necessary drive, ambition, passion and talent, as well as the “wow” factor, to impress in an audition. Maria has successfully built up her professional reputation over the last 7 years.Starting out with just 9 children in 2006 Maria now proudly represents over 100 artists of every ethnicity and genre.
Nick Willoughby – Creative Director
Nick Willoughby is an extremely talented creative in every essence of the word. As a successful voiceover artist, actor and presenter, as well as being founder and owner of award winning video production company 7 Stream Media, Nick is true expert on both sides of the camera. 7 Stream Media pride themselves on giving their all and in doing so produce exceptional results. Whether a client is looking to create a commercial, documentary, event film, training video, a website welcome, short, feature or fund raising film, the team will work tirelessly from concept to completion. All productions are filmed using broadcast approved HD cinematic cameras.
7 Stream Media are also able to provide live video streaming of events on the World Wide Web. Whether the event is big or small, single or multi-camera, Nick and his team are able to help with all aspects of production at competitive prices.