About Casting Kids
Elaine Eaglestone – Owner/Agent
As a mum of two children, I wanted to give my children some financial security for when they reached 18, so I decided to enrol my first child into the world of acting and modelling. From the age of 4 my son was going to castings and getting jobs, and very soon my daughter started doing the same. Not only has it given them some spending money, it has given them both huge amounts of confidence and already a great work ethic. Both my children have accomplished acting, modelling, voice-overs, commercials, infomercials and theatre to give them some pocket money, but more importantly, some money for when they both reach adulthood.
Brandon Eaglestone – Child Agent
Having been a performer from the young age of 4 years old, I feel i have many years experience of what it is like to be a child performer! I went to Theatre Train from the age of 6 and performed at many West End Theatres including The Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, The Apollo and Barbican to name a few. I went to Barbara Speak Stage School in London at the age of 12 Years old and studied drama intensively where i then also lived away from home and boarded in London. I then changed my focus and decided to follow my passion as a musician and went to Birmingham Ormiston Academy at 16 where I received an Extended BTEC Diplmo in Music, and then BIMM in Brighton of which I have recently completed my Sussex University approved BA (Honors) Degree in Songwriting. I now await my results! Whilst remaining in education, I also became a part-time manager at the Body Shop which has given me management skills to add to my CV. I am the son of Elaine Eaglestone the owner of Casting Kids and feel very privileged to be able to assist as Head Child Agent and keep everything within the family!
Vinnie Clarke – Casting Kids Acting Coach/Teacher
Acting has always been a passion of mine ever since the young energetic age of 6 and still going strong! Growing up and being fortunate to work on movies, commercials, short films and gaining over 8 years experience as an Actor and 7 years as an entertainer. I combine these two skills to create a truly unique learning experience. Currently on the books at Eaglestone Management. (The adults agency). I like to make every class at Casting Kids, fun, engaging and knowledgeable. I love to use my knowledge and skills that I have learnt along the way and share them with our future generation, implementing positive reinforcement and sharpening their tools that they can put inside their actors tool-box.I keep the classes fresh each time, always working towards a new project, so there is always a new goal to work towards. I focus a lot on Improvisation as I believe this is one of the key elements in any style of acting and is a skillI am highly trained in.I am a fun and energetic coach, with the passion and drive to make sure every child gets the most out of each class and most importantly has FUN and SELF BELIEF! You can guarantee that!
– “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try” – Jack Canfield
They have worked on films such as “Get Him to the Greek” with Russell Brand, “360” with Sir Anthony Hopkins, TV series such as “Foyles War”, adverts such as “Silvikrin Hairspray” and also performed at The Barbican Theatre in The West End in “Carousel” to name a few. The deal was, they spent 20% of what they earned now and saved the rest for when they were 18. My son, just having turned 18, was given his money which has now set him up for his career in Music to go to University.
However not all Agencies are good to work with, some take large sums of money with promises to find work for the kids but all to no avail and YOU are out of pocket! Some Agencies have too many children on their books, therefore they might not put your child forward. Over time my children have been registered with a number of Agencies, but all have been in London as I have never been able to find an Agency locally. Although the castings are nearly always in London, I thought it would be nice for mums and dads to have a local Agency to deal with.
Childrens Casting Agency
‘Casting Kids’ is a bespoke Agency that can provide your children with work within film, commercials, voice-overs, modelling and Theatre, having peace of mind that your children are likely to be put forward for consideration by Casting Directors within the industry. Having over 10 years experience of the industry and hundreds of castings, I can help you to get your children in front of these Directors to give you the best opportunity and chance of your child finding work.
We look forward to working with you in the near future.
Kind Regards, Elaine Eaglestone and Liz Pratt [call me]