Casting director of feature films, shorts, commercials and music videos, working with everyone from Tinnie Tempah to David Beckham and also casting award winning Resident Evil ads and Blind Faith promo, super positive Nicci Topping answers questions for Wonderful Women Wednesday ‘The Interview’.
Describe a typical day for you?
Manic, challenging and meeting deadlines – you just never stop. Sifting through talent and finding the best actors that meet the casting brief, and shortlisting them to attend a casting session where they will meet myself and the director.
What do you feel are your biggest achievements? Achieving to break through into a competitive industry?
Doing a job I so desired to do.
What’s in your handbag?
Everything apart from the kitchen sink – Mobile phone, Make-up bag, business cards, diary, notepad, pen, perfume, credit cards, Ipad, charger, gloves, eye drops, anti-bacterial hand gel, tissues.
What are your ambitions in life?
To visit all the countries I haven’t seen and to peak at the highest point in my career.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Living in either New York or Barcelona – Casting & Producing high end Feature Films
Finally, happiness is...Spending time with my amazing family, friends, loved ones, working with like minded people – spontaneous laughter, Good food, great holidays………having a great time and a good night out!!
Nicci was the Casting Director on Feature Films: Dementamania, Northern Soul, and Casting Associate on When the Lights Went Out. She currently has 2 feature film projects in the pipeline for 2013, that she will be casting and co producing. Nicci’s website Topps Casting.
Photograph ©Nicci Topping