At Shack Artists, we’re proud of the work we and our artists do. We represent actors and performers from all aspects of the industry, and have a love of breaking down barriers on behalf of our talented and versatile clients.
November 2020 - a message from film director Jon S Baird:
"To all at Shack Artists. 2020 might feel a write off, but the industry will only come back much stronger. There are exciting times ahead. You are in the best place at Shack Artists with my buddies. They will go above and beyond to look after you. Keep going guys!"
NEW ARTISTIC CONSULTANT
We are delighted to welcome Mitchell Harper onto the team. Mitch is one of this country's most exciting young choreographers. His advice and guidance will be a huge help to our family of performers. Beyond his extensive performing experience, his creative and choreographic credits include:
Movement Director: Falstaff (The Grange Festival) Choreographer: Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Grange Festival) Choreographer: Dick Whittington (Lighthouse Poole) Choreographer: Around the World in 80 days (The Union Theatre) Choreographer: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Grange Festival) Offie Nomination; Best Choreographer Twang!! (The Union Theatre) Choreographer: HMS Pinafore (UK Tour) Choreographer: The Mikado (UK Tour) Associate Director: Fabulous 50 (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) Choreographer: Loserville (Ivy Arts Centre and Electric Theatre) and Choreographer: Jack and the Beanstalk (Freshwater Entertainment).
INDUSTRY EVENT WITH JON S BAIRD
Shack Artists spent an inspirational evening with the celebrated British director Jon S Baird. Jon shared insights into the casting process in the film business, and took Q&As from our actors.
Baird's highly acclaimed feature Filth (2013), which he also wrote, directed and produced, was based on the best selling novel by Irvine Welsh and starred James McAvoy. Filth won numerous awards and played at several international film festivals. Filth is in the top ten highest grossing UK 18-certificated films of all time.
In 2014, Baird directed the television drama Babylon for Channel 4, which was produced by Academy Award Winner Danny Boyle. Baird was approached by HBO in 2015 to direct an episode of their Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger-produced show Vinyl, created by Terence Winter.
In 2016, he directed the second episode of I'm Dying Up Here for Showtime, produced by Jim Carrey.
In 2018, Baird directed, for eOne and BBC Films, Stan & Ollie, a feature film about comedy legends Laurel and Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.