Shaheen formed her own company in 2002 after assisting some of the world’s leading casting directors. Working across film and television, Shaheen has cast award winning work with new and established directors. A trustee for Open Door, a non-profit organisation that helps young people access drama schools and co-founder of the Casting Assistant Certificate course with the National Film & Television School, she works to encourage and support a more inclusive industry.
Shaheen started work in film production as a producers assistant and then made the move into casting. Assisting some of the UK’s leading casting directors before forging out on her own in 2002. Shaheen has always had a passion for art, photography, music and film and is always on the lookout for new ways to work and challenge herself. She is a proud Brummie and aspires to have her name added to the Birmingham Walk of Stars alongside Noddy Holder.
Jonny has been doing all things casting for around 10 years, working for Shaheen since 2016. Originally from Chichester where his interest in the industry started, performing at the theatre and then working with the Production and creative team.
Jonny is committed to lowering his carbon emission and cycles around London. He also is regular 5 aside football player and enjoys going to the theatre, cinema and catching up with TV series from the comfort of his sofa. Also has recently taken up photography and is working on his skills.
Gabby has worked in Shaheen’s office since 2016 after graduating from The School of Art, University of Brighton. She now resides in South East London, she loves spinning, memes and reality TV.
Connor graduated from the NFTS Casting Course in 2021 and moved to London from Liverpool to begin work with SBC. Prior to this he studied at ALRA and worked in youth theatre and at a restaurant. Connor loves people, the Lidl bakery and Bimini Bon-Boulash.
Following a drama degree, a yearning to act, a number of jobs that are frankly best forgotten; Naomi began her career in casting and loved every minute of it. She then had a child and for practical reasons retrained as a teacher which was both challenging yet satisfying. She did miss casting though and so is very happy to be back within the SBC family for as long as it may last. As well as an appreciation of a good film and an interesting box set, Naomi loves seeing friends, eating lots of food, the sea and dancing (occasionally on a table).