Sini Kiias

PA, AD & Casting Assistant

An aspiring casting talent Sini is a former Make Up Artist and Hairdresser who’s shifted into assistant directing and casting in 2022.

Sini’s speciality is open, hands-on attitude with exceptionally good social skills. She’s in her element with cast, extras, elderly, kids – anyone who needs a little extra care and love (may we say most of filmmakers in the middle of any production!). Her energy is contagious and it makes her a wanted team member though her career in film is just starting up.

Sini hopes to gain more experience especially in casting. She’s also interested in evolving her skill set in productional work – on everything regarding preparations for productions, administration, HR and so on. Every now and then Sini also jumps back into Make Up and Hair – she’s assisted on larger productions and even has few shorts as the Designer under her belt.

Sini’s next step would be working either as the 3rd AD on a local, smaller scale production (eg. lower budget TV series) or as a part of casting & extras team on a larger one. She’s also a potential worker for any production office or set – helping hand for the production team starting from running errands to coordinating cast and extras.

Skills

Extras casting
Extras coordination on set
Working with kids
Production assisting
Make up and hair

Softwares

MMS (basics)
GEST (basics)
MS Office (basics)

Languages

Finnish (native)
English (professional working proficiency)
Swedish (professional working proficiency)
Norsk (limited working proficiency)

Education details

BA in scriptwriting and media content production
(Film & Television) / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences / Graduating in 2023
Participant at BBG AD Bootcamp – 8-week further education course of Assistant Directing / 2022
Beauty Marketing Degree / Helsinki Design School / 2014
Vocational School studies of Hair & Makeup Artist / International Make Up Centre / 2008

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Selected works

TV Series

AS A 3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TRAINEE

Dance Brothers / Endemol Shine Finland / 2023 – dir. Taito Kawata

AS A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT INTERN

Sininen Enkeli / Solar Films / 2022 – dir. Aleksi Mäkelä – also credited as MUAH Assistant

Shorts

AS AN ASSISTANT CASTING DIRECTOR

Stump / Reel Issues Films / 2023 – dir. Silva Kuusniemi – also credited as Runner

AS A 1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Rakkauden juhla / Metropolia School of Applied Sciences / 2023 – dir. Senni Lätti

AS A MAKEUP & HAIR DESIGNER

Kosketus / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Gyöngyi Fazekas
ASAP / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Hannu-Pekka Peltomaa
Tikkari / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Sameli Muurimäki

Commercials

AS A CASTING DIRECTOR

John Nurmisen Säätiö/ ELO Film School / 2022 – dir. Alicia Corpas

AS A CASTING ASSISTANT

S-pankki / Pictures Helsinki / 2023 – dir. Pekka Hara – background casting

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