Place Category: Casting
Meet Peter, Casting Director + Acting Coach
Peter Rasmussen prides himself on providing creative and innovative casting to productions. As a casting director and member of the Casting Guild of Australia, he has cast many major and minor productions and is adept at navigating the many pitfalls of acquiring a quality cast. He believes that keeping the process enjoyable for the client while providing a watertight process is key to a job well done.
Peter has over 20 years’ industry experience and 10 years’ specialising as a casting director. He began his casting career with Maura Fay Casting before branching out with his own company in Queensland. Peter Rasmussen has cast feature films including AACTA nominated The Butterfly Tree and Celeste.
While with Maura Fay Casting he worked on many Network Television Shows including Neighbours, Packed to the Rafters, Sea Patrol, H20 – Just add water, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and the Underbelly Movies Files to name few.
The process of building exciting and believable work has fascinated Peter throughout his career. He is dedicated to helping actors become more creative, directable and personable.
Peter has a strong foundation in actor training with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from QUT graduating in 1997.
Peter has been profoundly affected by various techniques including Lee Strasburg, Ivanna Chubbuck, Eric Morris, Uta Hagan, Sanford Meisner, Robert Cohen, Mark Travis, Practical Aesthetics and Howard Fine.
With an acting career including Film and TV and Shakespeare for schools, Peter has drawn his influences together to form his own methodology.
Peter’s acting classes are much sort after and he has taught at major schools all over Australia including the Queensland University of Technology – Fine Arts Program, Griffith Film School, Queensland Conservatorium’s Performing Arts Progam, The Howard Fine School and the Melbourne Acting Academy.
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