Casting Executive (current)
Senior Casting Producer (Before being a leader)
I am a Casting Executive, born and brought up in Camden, North West London, with 15 years of experience working across a wide variety of TV genres, both on commissioned productions and development projects. My first experience of working in the industry was as a work experience placement while finishing my Masters degree on ‘Bo’ in the USA’, the cult Channel 4 comedy sketch-show starring Leigh Francis, who went on to create and perform the character of Keith Lemon. I pride myself on being a trusted, reliable, and organised Producer with a successful track record in delivering entertaining and interesting characters for all formats, as illustrated by my consistent and frequent re-bookings. I specialise in sourcing lively and outstanding contributors for Game, Quiz, and Entertainment shows. Equally, I am also comfortable discovering a cast of engaging characters with a story to tell for Reality and Talent shows, or even tracking down willing contributors for new Fact Ent formats and social experiments of a sensitive nature. In addition to having cast across development slates for indies such as Bandicoot, OMG Entertainment, and Tiger Aspect, some of my broadcast credits include ‘Jimmy Carr’s I Literally Just Told You’ for Channel 4 and ITV’s ‘The Cube’ and ‘Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow’.
Being a Break Through Leader is not only a privilege though in equal measures, it is a responsibility too. The scheme has enthused and given me the confidence to indulge in these responsibilities and where possible, help those that remain under represented in the industry be it on or off-screen.
Nominated by Anna Meadows , Commissioning Editor – Entertainment – ITV
I have worked with Mo in production and he’s also cast shows I’ve commissioned and he has always really impressed me.
He is a brilliant casting producer who always delivers and also delivers more than you ask for! For example on the last show he cast for me I asked for twin contestants – in that annoying way commissioners do. Through clever targeting he delivered hugely likeable, female identical twins – who were also junior doctors from a diverse background.
He is skilled at finding fantastic, entertaining contributors from underrepresented groups which obviously, and importantly, helps on-screen diversity.
Mo is also very conscientious, great at managing his teams and is a lovely person.
I think this opportunity would really benefit Mo. I’ve mentored him over the past year and can see that he has probably missed out on opportunities in the past due to not ‘selling himself’ in the way that some others find comes naturally.
He is an asset to the shows he casts for and I think any additional assistance in making him see this, and in helping him progress in his career would be beneficial. Beneficial to everyone involved – to Mo, his employers and his future colleagues as he’ll be able to pass on what he learns and gains from this opportunity.