Casting director and founding member of the CDG’s EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) group – Sonia Allam AND BAFTA award winning casting director – Aisha Bywaters”.
Sonia has been working in casting since 2008. After working alongside some of the UK’s leading casting directors on various projects over the years, Sonia founded her own company in January 2019. Her credits include projects for BBC, Starz, Amazon Prime, ITV, C4, E4, National Geographical, Comedy Central, CBBC, Disney, Nickelodeon & BFI.
Currently Sonia is working on projects with SISTER, NEW PICTURES & ZODIAK. Sonia is a member of the The Casting Directors Guild and proudly champions diversity as one of the founding members of the CDGs, equality, diversity and inclusion group.
Aisha was recognised as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2021. Her TV credits inclide We Are Lady Parts written and directed by Nida Manzoor and Enterprice (written by and starring Kayode Ewumi). Aisha’s film credits include the critically acclaimed County Lines and the Last Tree which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Aisha was nominated for a British Independent Film Award alongside Shaheen Baig for their work on The Last Tree. Her upcoming projects include The Baby for Sister Pictures and HBO, Netflix’s Man Vs Bee and working title’s TV adaption of Everything I Know About Love. In 2022 Aisha won a BAFTA TV Craft Award for Scripted Casting for We Are Lady Parts.
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