HEARSAY

 
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Straight from the horses mouth…

 

“Alison brought an energy, passion and wealth of experience to the casting of Seven Types Of Ambiguity. Form the moment we started working together I could tell she was inspired and focused on creating an ensemble that would bring our story to life above and beyond our expectations. Alison is a true collaborator and I look forward to the next time we work together.”

GLENDYN IVIN | DIRECTOR

7 TYPES OF AMBIGUITY

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“Casting can be the most fun part of the process, but also the most challenging. And you definitely need someone on your team, by your side, in your corner – to support the vision and to ask the tough questions when needed. A casting director who really understands the story and the characters – sometimes better than you do – and can offer a wealth of experience and deep knowledge and understanding of actors. Who will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of the best ensemble possible. That person is Alison Telford. And she’s a great chick too!”

Amanda Higgs | MATCHBOX PICTURES

"Seven Types of Ambiguity" & "Time of Our Lives".

“Alison Telford is not just a casting director, she’s a casting artist. We’ve entrusted many productions to Alison, who has been a treasured collaborator and infinite resource. She is my second gut instinct.”

Laura Waters | PRODUCER

"Summer Heights High", "We Can Be Hero's" & "Angry Boys".

 

 

“Be warned. If you want anarchic comedy mayhem then Kate Leonard is a deadly secret weapon so please employ her responsibly.”

STUART MACDONALD | DIRECTOR

"JA’MIE PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL"

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“Alison Telford has cast many show’s for us, from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, East of Everything to Newton’s Law – her approach to story has always been exceptional, her understanding on how to create an exciting and diverse ensemble is outstanding. She value adds to any production and is a delight to work with. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”

DEB COX & FIONA EAGGER | EVERY CLOUD PRODUCTIONS

"MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES"

 
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“With all my films, I consider there to be no extras and everyone needs to be cast as a character. This required Kate to dig really deep and go the extra mile: this she did many times over.”

Baz Luhrmann | DIRECTOR

"THE GREAT GATSBY"

 

 

“The casting of Mad Max: Fury Road’s many hundreds of background characters was crucial to the ‘world building’ – a big task, at short notice and of the highest degree of difficulty. I was relieved to know that someone of Kate’s abilities was prepared to take it on. What I didn’t anticipate was how far she would exceed my expectations – something which, for me, almost never happens.”

GEORGE MILLER | DIRECTOR

“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD”

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Ali makes casting the most stimulating and creative part of the whole storytelling process. She’s a listener, a thinker, a collaborator – she just “gets it”. She’ll always look outside the obvious to make sure that performers and roles are matched up to get the best out of both, and she will persevere until that glass slipper has been tried on as many feet as is humanly possible. Importantly, she also makes the audition room as warm and welcoming as she can for actors so that they’re able to deliver their best. It’s hard to imagine what Please Like Me would have looked like without the Telford magic touch.

Todd Abbott | DIRECTOR

"PLEASE LIKE ME".

 

 

“Our show had such a huge and particular range of casting demands and Alison tackled every one with brilliance, imagination, skill and enthusiasm. We owe her a standing ovation…”

LOUISE FOX | SHOWRUNNER

“GLITCH”

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