Hi Backers!

We are excited to announce the team is expanding! Introducing Sophie Aikens and Dane Millward who are joining as our Casting Directors.

Finding the perfect actors for the role of Lottie and her Father are vital and we know these 2 are the pair to do it!

Read their bios below.


Sophie graduated from the NFTS Casting Course in 2022. Previously, she had several different careers but always had a passion for the arts and actors.

Sophie has been lucky enough to find a home at Jina Jay Casting, having also worked for Kevin Riddle previously. Over the past year she has worked across various high-end film and television projects for several major streaming services and is looking forward to seeing these on screen soon. Earlier this year she cast ‘The Woman Who Went To Her (Flower) Bed’, a short film created by NFTS students.

You’ll usually find her at the cinema with an Ice Blast in hand! 


Dane graduated from the NFTS Casting Course in 2022 and immediately went into working in
casting offices, prior to this he worked for several years in the retail sector, but realised his love
lies within watching copious amounts of TV and a love of actors.


Dane currently works for Daniel Edward’s CDG across film and television projects, where
recent credits include Heartstopper for Netflix and Grace for ITV. Previously Dane has
worked for Theo Park Casting and The Casting Office earlier this year.


Outside of work Dane can be found with his friends or at the Theatre or walking his
miniature Dachshund T-Rex.

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