Category Archives: Casting

“Trapped” Cast Interviews

Our next episode, “Trapped”, is due for release on the 1st of July at 7pm and you can watch the cast discuss their roles and their experiences filming!

And here’s an exclusive preview of the minisode:

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Casting Announcement – Wendy Wason Joins Our Cast!

Scottish actress Wendy Wason has joined our cast!

A Scottish actress and comedian, Wendy launched her comedy career in 2004, getting to the final of Funny Women and semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe the following year. She was already an established actress with roles in Coupling and the IT Crowd working with everyone from Chris O’Dowd and Nicholas Lyndhurst to Johnny Depp and John Malkovich. February 2014 saw Wendy nominated for best actress in Hollywood for British Hustle, the Toscars spoof.

Whilst her acting career continues, her comedy career has taken off. 2008 saw Wendy in America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was also the year she did her first one-woman show at The Edinburgh Festival: Things I Didn’t Know. Her charisma and wit ensured packed houses. After the success of that she returned with three further solo shows culminating with this year’s knock out show, Hotel California. She has performed in all the major UK clubs such as Just the Tonic, The Glee Club, The Comedy Store, The Stand, and Laughter House in Dublin. In 2012 she was invited to the New York Comedy Festival and charmed audiences there too. She currently performs as part of The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store in London and has written and stars in her own sitcom for BBC Scotland – Half My Age Plus Seven, due for broadcast in October 2014 and she writes for the Huffington Post.

Wendy joins James Mackenzie, playing his on-screen wife, and mother to Maya, Lucy Hedges.

Filming for our series 1 finale takes place on the 21st, 27th and 28th of May!

Catch up on our first lot of episodes below:

 

Casting Announcement – CBBC Raven Star James Mackenzie Joins Our Finale!

We can officially announce that Raven star James Mackenzie has joined our cast!

He has worked for many theatre companies including The National Theatre of Scotland, The Tron, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Stellar Quines, Oran Mor, and Random Accomplice to name but a few and has performed all over the country in everything from Macbeth to Sunshine On Leith the Musical.

His TV credits include;  Double BAFTA award winning CBBC series Raven, River City (series regular Gary Trenton), Danni’s House, Still Game (BBC) Rebus & Taggart (STV).

James is delighted to be joining the cast of the award winning Cops and Monsters playing the Role of Neil Hedges. Here’s what he has to say about his casting – “It’s an exciting, fast paced, new web series gaining fans across the internet, it’d be silly not to be a part of it. Especially when fellow actors friends like Colin McCredie, Katrina Bryan, and Sophie Aldred give it high praise. “Let the challenge begin” as my feathered alter ego might say!!”

We will soon be announcing who is playing Lucy, Neil’s wife and Maya’s mum.

Filming will take place on the 21st, 27th and 28th of May around Glasgow.

Catch up on our first 5 episodes now below:

Chris Bain Interview – Scottish Actor Interviews

Scottish actor Chris Bain discusses his role as Jonathan Clark, Minister of Justice, in our upcoming episode, “Fight the Bite”.

The visual effects for the episode are currently being worked on and then we will be sending the episode off for music composition and sound design.

Once it’s complete we’ll set a release date and send a private link to all of our backers!

“Trapped”, the 8th episode of Volume 1, is due to be filmed on the 2nd of April and set for release sometime in Spring.

On March 31st we will be launching our Kickstarter campaign to raise £3300 to shoot and edit our series 1 finale, “Inhuman Nature”.

Casting Announcement – Victoria Gibson Joins Our Cast

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We can officially announce that British actress Victoria Gibson has joined the cast of Cops and Monsters!

Victoria will be playing the role of Karis Jones, aka The Hunter, in our 8th and upcoming episode, “Trapped”, alongside Katrina Bryan and Joanna Harte.

Victoria graduated from Northumbria University in 2011 and moved from Newcastle to London to pursue her acting career. Victoria’s professional career started with North East Theatre Company, The November Club, as she took the role of illustrious explorer Gertrude Bell in ‘Teacups, Zebras and Dancing Kaisers’ and was then invited back to appear in ‘Operation Pied Piper’ the following year, which was nominated for a Journal Culture Award. Victoria has travelled internationally with her career, and has performed alongside the likes of Stephen Tompkinson, Martin Shaw and has developed her own Production Company – Twenty Seven Live Ltd, specialising in immersive, and often site – specific work. Victoria is also an advanced drummer, singer and athlete.

Victoria has just finished filming crime thriller “Black Nest”, on set with Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks) and Neil Grainger (Hebburn), and now looks forward to working with the Silly Wee Films team on Cops and Monsters!

Her screen credits include: Inspector George Gently (Company Pictures), DCI Banks (Left Bank Pictures), Presenter for Andrew James Worldwide Limited, Polly in Ripper (Eighties Doubt Productions), Alice in Black Nest (Linton Pictures, ITV).

Theatre credits: Gertrude Bell in Teacups, Zebras and Dancing Kaisers (The November Club), Kitty Trevelyan in Operation Pied Piper (The November Club) The Art of Not Getting Lost (Little Cog), Snowflake the Fairy in Santa’s Naughty Elf (Customs House), Amelia in Mountain Bluebird (The Courtyard Theatre), Danielle in Last Resort (Northern Stage), Hitlers Headquarters (Twenty Seven Live) The Six O’Clock News (Northern Stage).

6 days remain on the Kickstarter campaign for “Trapped” and you can help us hit our stretch goals by buying a perk at this link!

Cast Interview – Katrina Bryan – Nina and the Neurons Star in Cops and Monsters

“Nina and the Neurons” star Katrina Bryan took time out during filming her debut episode, “Fight the Bite”, to discuss her character and how she got involved.

We hope to be releasing more interviews on the run up to the episode.

Our Kickstarter campaign to shoot our 8th episode, “Trapped”, has until the 7th of March to hit the goal and you can help us and find out more by clicking here.

Casting Announcement – Joanna Harte Returns – Scotland Acting

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We are pleased to announce that Joanna Harte will be returning to the world of Cops and Monsters!

Joanna will be reprising her role as PITS agent Astrid Bennett, last seen in our Roland Moore penned Christmas special, “Astrid’s Secret”.

Astrid will play a key role in our upcoming episode, “Trapped”, which also stars Nina and the Neurons lead Katrina Bryan.

“Trapped” is a spin-off minisode that takes place before sometime before the events of Volume 1.

We have until the 7th of March to raise as much funds as possible to shoot both this episode and our final Volume 1 episode. Lots of perks are available in return for your support and you can find out more by clicking here.

Watch Joanna’s first appearance in the Cops and Monsters universe at the video below:

Casting Opportunities – Scottish Actors – Casting Call

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We’ll soon be casting for our next episode, “Trapped”, which will be shooting in Glasgow on the 22nd of April, with rehearsals on the 15th of April.

If you are an actress with a playing range between 20 and 40 with stage combat experience please e-mail your CV, headshot and showreel to castings@sillyweefilms.co.uk.

We will only be considering actresses from Scotland or those who have a base in Glasgow due to our budget restraints.

We will more than likely short-list potential candidates for the role and hold auditions in Glasgow in March.

This position will pay national minimum wage. 

Thank you!