Casting Director/Jane Norris Casting
After 20 years with MULLINARS CASTING CONSULTANTS, Jane launched her own firm, JANE NORRIS CASTING, based in Port Melbourne. The highly respected casting guru has just finished working on a bunch of projects including season 4 of Matchbox Pictures’ NOWHERE BOYS; producer Julie Ryan’s heartwarming award-winning family film H IS FOR HAPPINESS (starring Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Emma Booth, Daisy Axon and Wesley Patten); and her husband Robert Connolly’s feature film adaptation of Jane Harpers bestselling, award-winning novel THE DRY, starring Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, Kier O’Donnell, John Polson and Miranda Tapsell. The Adam Cullen biopic, ACUTE MISFORTUNE, beautifully cast by Jane, and starring Daniel Henshall, just opened to 5-star reviews at it’s world premier at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Jane’s eye for on-screen potential has seen her create award-winning casts that merge new and exciting Australian talent with International actors. She most recently cast the hugely anticipated NETFLIX thriller CLICKBAIT, a joint Australian/USA production created by Tony Ayres, filmed in Melbourne, and now streaming. When casting a TV project, Jane works closely with the producers, director and the network about their vision for the show. She facilitates their dream cast but is renowned throughout the film and television industry for her ability to discover new talent, and for challenging the creators mindsets about actors, introducing them to new faces. Jane has cast numerous award-winning television series, championing actors in the early stages of their careers. As well as identifying promising emerging actors, Jane is a strong advocate of diversity in casting. Her career highlights include casting US TV series HUNTERS for Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, travelling to the Tiwi Islands to cast Indigenous ABC TV series THE WARRIORS, and her time in East Timor casting the award-winning feature film BALIBO.