Testimonials

Throughout my career I’ve been very proud and fortunate have worked with some incredible people – here’s the bit where some of them have said nice things about working with me...

“I have worked with Nikki on two feature length projects for BBC1 and it has been a real pleasure. She totally understands what we need, and has found great actors who have given brilliant performances. I will definitely be working with her again”

Emma Frank
Director

"I had the great pleasure of working with Nikki on a recent high profile documentary drama. Our film had very particular casting requirements, but Nikki was able to see beyond the obvious to give us options that were always imaginative and often inspired.

She combined a great feel for our story and its characters with unfailing good humour, generosity, patience and a wholly delightful manner. She made me look cleverer than I am."

Jonathan Jones
Producer/Director

"The reason I love working with Nikki is because she has impeccable taste, a fantastic eye for performance and an ability to grasp the style of a film immediately. I can’t recommend her enough!"

Danny Baldwin
Director - 3Angrymen

“Nikki, not only delivered a breadth of incredible talent, she was also instrumental in coaxing great performances during the auditions. With Nikki helming our casting we got exactly what we wanted and needed all under the most pressured schedule.”

Waiel Al-Nour,
Director ‘GIFT OF LIFE’, Channel 5/5Creative

“I have worked with Nikki for 2 years now and quite simply, if I have a shoot that involves any kind of production, the first person I call is Nikki. Working with Nikki means I don’t have to worry about what she is doing, or look over her shoulder as I know she will ensure she completely understands the job and the purpose of the shoot.

She is highly creative and experienced and will bring things to my attention that I may have missed, and at the same time is extremely collaborative, there is no ‘big ego’ to have to deal with.

She creates a strong sense of team and family on shoots and all my technical crew love her. In short, creative, meticulous, extremely hard working and a pleasure to have around.”

Ranald Mackechnie
Photographer

"We came to Nikki via a recommendation with a slightly tricky and very sensitive film to cast, with little time to play with.

She immediately got a handle on the characters, the ambition of the project and our style of working and very quickly produced a plentiful choice of actors, from which we got our key characters first time. I’d highly recommend Nikki – she’s professional, delightful to deal with and clearly has a great working knowledge of current UK actors and agents."

Jessica Ross
Lightbox, Project: Netflix Drama – Director Ed Perkins

“We’ve had the joy of working with Nikki on a couple of projects lately.  Both wildly different to each other.  One needed very precise, needle-in-a-haystick casting, the other a huge diverse range of colourful characters. In both projects, the casting would make or break it.

Nikki got totally on board with our style of working, had an instinctive feel for what we were after, and delivered on all fronts.  She also happens to be a pleasure to work with!  Props to Nikki – we look forward to working with her again”

Jonny Madderson
Just So Films , Project: Clarks – Directors: Jonny & Jono

“Nikki provided a great choice of actors who fitted the bill perfectly”

David O’Neill
Director

“We worked with Nikki on the Football Manager advertising from 2012-14. Her casting was spot on and, thanks to her meticulous pre-production planning, every shoot proved a great success”

David Kempshall
Marketing/Brand Manager, SEGA

“Nikki you made what seemed a pretty impossible project actually happen. Despite the short timescale and with very difficult items to source your team handled every aspect professionally, calmly and on budget.

Nothing was too much of an ask and all the hard work and dedication to getting the job done truly showed. You made the whole experience truly enjoyable and stress-free. Can’t wait to work with you in the future.”

Kate Phillips
Senior Creative, Innocent

“Early in 2015 I had a little shoot to do for a client new to film. All the usual attendant issues. Wanted Spielberg production values for a can’o’spam budget.

Nikki rallied. We had fantastic talent. Fantastic crew. And made the whole thing work. The next issue was that the client went off the actress he chose so we had recast and reshoot her part and then edit the new actress seamlessly in to the first shoot material. No easy feat on a shoe-string.

Again Nikki rallied, and we won the day. In film it isn’t whether challenges are going to crop up, it’s when. When they do, that’s when you find out whether you’re really cut out for the business. Anyone can breeze through a simple shoot with loads of money and a fair wind. Nikki is one of those consummate professionals that’s good when it really counts. When the sh*t hits the fan.

That’s worth its weight in budget. Between you and me, she’s quite literally an arse saver.  So the real question is, can you afford not to hire her?”

James Sinclair
Global Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

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