Casting Principal Actors for Film & Television
Vicky Johnston – Freelance Casting Director
Freelance Casting Director Vicky Johnston finds Utah’s most talented and professional performers on time and on budget and offers a personalized service that takes care of all your casting needs.
Talent is sourced through local talent agencies and unrepresented talent on file. I have been involved in the film industry since a teenager (back in the 80’s) in New Zealand. I started as an actor with small speaking roles on Betty’s Bunch, Crimewatch and Shortland Street. Since then, I have been heavily involved in the Utah film market training talent and as crew directing, producing and began casting in 2009 for locally made feature films, shorts and web videos. Casting is my personal love and I take great pride and joy in being part of a well cast film. I provide a dedicated, professional and well orchestrated casting service for my clients.
Comments from a few past clients:
Vicky provides outstanding results! One member of our team who had just finished a major casting week for an Apple commercial, commented that Vicky’s work was the best he’s seen in the State hands down. We went into the casting expecting to find maybe one actor half as talented as the 5-6 choices who were above and beyond the level of talent we’ve previously worked with in Utah. We went from mild hopes to a seriously hard decision between what actors to select. That just doesn’t happen in Utah if you know this scene. Our team really isn’t sure how Vicky works her magic but I wouldn’t go into pre-production on any commercial or short without her help now. Her rate is incredibly fare and she delivers talent we simply didn’t know existed in the Salt Lake and Utah county area. Casting went from this heavy weight looming over our production to the least of our worries because we were so confident in Utah Casting. I consider the talent Vicky found for us on par with any of the choices we would of found in LA and she accomplished all this in less than a week because we had such a fast turn around time. I apologize for this long rant of flattery but its really rare to find someone so professional and talented as Vicky in Utah.
Arrius Sorbonne – Director | Spark Atomic (2014)
I contacted Vicky Johnston with Utah Casting to cast 2 parts in a short feature I produced. She was very easy to work with. Also having the actors I was looking for. Joseph Batzel by anyones standards is a professional and Andrew Numbers, for a young student was great. Both rose to the challenge. Working with Vicky was a great experience. Thanks for your help. Certainly I will call again when I need help again.
Chris Brimhall – Director | Ghost Rider Films (2013)
Vicky Johnston was a vital asset as my Casting Director for “Scavenger Hunt”. Her dedication and professionalism are second to none. I gave her the task of casting 8-10 children in starring roles, not an easy task. But Vicky provided us with a large number of willing hopefuls. Her networking skills allow her to be in touch with the filmmaking process and provide thoughtful and creative input regarding casting choices. I would not hesitate to use Vicky at any time, and will be using her again soon.
Steve Gehrke – Director | Scavenger Hunt (2011)
Vicky is an extraordinary Casting Director. She has a keen eye for talent and has excellent resources. She picks out the best in people and brings it to light in the best possible manner. Vicky is intuitive and very realistic. I utterly enjoyed working with Vicky. Our film would have never been possible without her. Thank you Vicky.
Jorge Quinones – Director | All Mine (2009)
I typically will accept any reputable union or non-union casting job for Film, TV, Commercial, Industrial, Promotional, Educational, Corporate, Music and Web videos. I have a personal love for Dance and Music and absolutely love the opportunity to cast for Musical Films or Television Programs.
Recent Casting Project for ‘Project Greenlight’ short film contest headed by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and HBO. Pictures of the Winner Announcement Event held in LA on Friday, November 7, 2014. Directors Arrius & Ellessee Sorbonne won a top 10 spot for their first video and a top 3 spot for their final video. It was a pleasure to cast both of these short films.
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