What Does Your Headshot Say To A Casting Director?

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Have a look at your actor headshot and think about what it says. Because that’s what it isn’t it? It’s a piece of communication an actor headshot.

You like it, it’s a really great shot, your mum loves it, your agent says it’s really powerful.

What does it say to me? A casting director.

What it says to me is that you’re an actor.

Now if I’m casting True Detective, The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, Romper Stomper, Chopper, I’m not looking for an actor, I’m looking for an individual, I’m looking for somebody that populates that community. Your actor headshot doesn’t say that, it says ‘Actor’.

Think about communication in the digital world, there are some great opportunities that are being missed.