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Casting

CASTING, BACKGROUND EXTRAS CASTING, AUDITIONS, READ-THROUGHS AND OTHER CASTING SERVICES...

We at Blockbusters Gang do casting mainly through our own channel BBG Casting – a network of actors, actresses and other artists. Our database includes hundreds of different performers with individual talents. We always build an individual package depending on our client’s needs - with auditions, tapes, special details or pictures, and anything else essential to the casting process. Due to the wide selection of choices, we can offer you a casting solution for any kind of production.

Are you an actor/actress or performer?

...or non-experienced but interested to be in front of the camera?

You are welcome to join our Performer Database by sending the following information to casting@blockbustersgang.com:

Join also our community BBG Casting on Facebook to find our open casting calls!

Paula Haukinen

Production & Locations Staff
paula(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 41 38 160

Hanna-Mari Kuivalainen

Casting / Journalism & Copywriting
hanna-mari(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 566 8949

Newcomer

Jaana Hiltunen

Production Staff / Casting
jaana(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 375 3741

Newcomer

Juanita Kananen

Production & Post-Production Staff / Marketing / Casting
juanita(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 400 651 639

Newcomer

Aino Niemi

Production Assistant / 3rd Assistant Director
aino(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 4906264

Newcomer

Aija Ronkainen

Production Staff
aija(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 546 4447

Check my latest works here

Hanna-Mari Kuivalainen

Casting / Journalism & Copywriting
+358 40 566 8949
hanna-mari(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Art (Television and Radio)
Namibia University of Technology and Science: PR Campaigns & Special Events, Digital Art and Design, Media & Comm. Research Methodology
Laajasalo Folk High School: Diploma in Radio Journalism
Lahti Folk High School: Theatre acting
Minna Canth Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Elementary proficiency)

Software skills:

Feed Streamer (basics)
Flockler (basics)
Faarao/Yle (basics)
Processwire (intermediate)
Wordpress (basics)
Epressi (basics)
MS Excel (basics)
MS Word (basics to intermediate)
Mac OSX / iOS (basics)
Google Software (basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe InDesign (basics)
Avid (basics)
Quick Edit Pro (basics)
Zenon Easyedit (basics)
Cubase (basics)
AudaCity (basics)
MailChimp (basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Creative content creation (text, radio, TV)
Attention to detail
Effective
Easily adaptive
Casting
Down-to-earth, professional approach to all situations
Working with actors and talents

Statement:

Whether I’m the one who’s creating or the one who’s helping to get someone else's view through, I work to reach excellence. As casting director and production staff I want to make sure all is going according to plan and everyone around me has all they need to get their job done the best way possible. Wherever I go I carry a smile with me!

Check my latest works here

Aino Niemi

Production Assistant / 3rd Assistant Director
+358 50 4906264
aino(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts: Finnish Matriculation Examination (Spring 2016)
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences: TV and Film Production (Undergraduate)

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
French (Limited working proficiency)

Software skills:

Excel (intermediate)
MS Word (intermediate)
Mac OSX / iOS (intermediate)
Google Software (intermediate)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe Premiere (basics)
Final Cut (basics)
Studio One (basics)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Background actors coordination
Callsheets and schedules assistance
Casting assistance
Self-imposed
Fast learner
Organised and effective

Statement:

The first time I got interested about filmmaking was when I realized the complex entirety of it - how the small pieces are set in place to create the bigger picture. I'm fortunate to be part of that in the AD and production department. My goal is to be the piece that streamlines the production for others. My strengths are working under pressure and the equally efficient approach to every task, from each one there is something new to gain.

Check my latest works here

Jaana Hiltunen

Production Staff / Casting
+358 50 375 3741
jaana@blockbustersgang.com

Education:

JAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture and Arts
The Helsinki Conservatory of Music: Vocational Qualification in Music
The Kuopio Upper Secondary School Of Music And Dance: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Elementary proficiency)
Spanish (Elementary proficiency)
German (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Word (Intermediate)
MS Excel (Basics)
MS PowerPoint (Basics)
Movie Magic Scheduling (Basics)
Mac OS X/ iOS (Intermediate)
Windows (Intermediate)
Adobe Photoshop (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (Basics)
Adobe Dreamweaver (Basics)
Avid Pro Tools (Basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate
Alcohol Passport

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Organized
Effective and precise
Fast learner
Team working
Forward-thinking

Statement:

My goal is to do what I love and love what I do. I have an enthusiastic and humble attitude when working and I am ready to challenge myself. I have a huge passion for films and music is my greatest inspiration. I am looking forward to learn more of all kind of production duties and casting. I am reliable worker who has ability to create good team spirit and turn problems into solutions. I am an experienced production assistant and with me you’ll get things organized and warm-hearted workmate.

Check my latest works here

Paula Haukinen

Production & Locations Staff
paula(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 41 38 160

Education:

Vocational School of Helsinki Audiovisual production, Media assistant
Sibelius Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

Movie Magic Scheduling (basics)
Movie Magic Screenwriter (basics)
Celtx (basics)
MS Excel (basics)
MS Word (basics)
Mac OSX / iOS (basics)
Google Software (basics)
Avid ISIS (basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe InDesign (basics)
Final Cut (basics)

Additional training:

PKS katutyöt (required if needing permits from the Public Works Department in Helsinki Metropolitan Area), valid until 05/2022
Hot Work Certificate (Tulityökortti), valid until 05/2022
Emergency First Aid Course 1 (EA 1), valid until 05/2020

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Logistics and transportation coordination
Always alert
Brave and self-imposed
Handy and practical
Great problem solving skills
Background actors casting, coordination & directing

Statement:

I have worked in film since graduating from upper secondary school and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Most of my studies and experience is based on working in production staff in the field. In future I hope to gain experience in different scale productions in Finland and abroad. As a working in part of a production crew I am also keen on developing my knowledge in technical and creative side of projects. I promise to maintain myself as a person who is open and eager to learn from the industry. I’m a teamplayer who always tries her best to make the team proud.

Check my latest works here

Juanita Kananen

Production & Post-Production Staff / Marketing / Casting
juanita(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 400 651 639

Education:

TAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture & Arts, Film & Television Production, specializing in Editing
Stenden University of Applied Sciences: Erasmus+ Programme, Branding & Marketing Communications
University of Glasgow: Politics & Film and Television Studies (Undergraduate)
Joensuun Lyseon Lukio: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
Swedish (Limited working proficiency)
German (Elementary proficiency)
Dutch (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Word (Advanced)
MS Excel (Advanced)
MS PowerPoint (Intermediate)
Apple Mac OSX / iOS (Advanced)
Microsoft Windows (Intermediate)
Final Cut Pro X (Advanced)
Final Cut 7 (Intermediate)
PluralEyes (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Basics)
Adobe Photoshop CC (Basics)
Adobe After Effects CC (Basics)
Motion 5 (Basics)
DaVinci Resolve (Basics)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Internationally oriented
Innovative
Curious and involved
Focused on solutions rather than problems
Persistent and reliable
Proficient in multiple languages
Social media marketing

Statement:

Career in film and television has always been my number one choice. While searching my place in the industry through studies and working, I have obtained a variety of experiences and skills from editing short films to coordinating a music video shoot. My latest ambition has been to deepen and enhance the knowledge of social media marketing for films and television series. Altogether, I have worked mainly on television productions while engaging in occasional music video or commercial shoot every now and then. Being educated in English in three different countries and for most of my adult life, I feel deep passion for international productions and working abroad in near future.

My deepest dream is being involved in creating a horror or Nordic noir television series, since the inspiration for my chosen path arises from the exceptional Nordic television phenomena, namely The Killing and The Bridge.

Check my latest works here

Aija Ronkainen

Production Staff
+358 50 546 4447
aija@blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Metropolia University Of Applied Sciences: TV and Film Production (Undergraduate)
Koillis-Helsinki Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Office 365 (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (Basics)
Google Software (Basics)
Movie Magic Scheduling (Basics)

Additional training:

PKS katutyöt (required if needing permits from the Public Works Department in Helsinki Metropolitan Area), valid until 05/2022
Hot Work Certificate (Tulityökortti), valid until 05/2022
Emergency First Aid Course (Hätäensiapu), valid until 10/2017
Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Scheduling assistance
Organizing
Calm and intuitive
Assertive
Efficient

Statement:

After a long time of searching I finally found myself in the field of work I love. Now I am able to use all of the skills I've learned working in the service industry so I can work to my maximum potential in TV and film. As a team member I'm always ready to work hard and learn new things. I stay on schedule, I'm focused and for me personally it's important to keep team spirit high and stay positive trough even the longest days.