Heather Basten

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Job Title

Casting Director

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+44 (0) 7380 994 997



Heather Basten began in the industry at the BFI. Since moving into casting swiftly after this, she has cast for notable directors such as Rob Savage, Joan Fuentelsaz and Charlotte Regan.

Heather currently has 2 films in competition at BFI London Film Festival 2018. Past clients include Fox TV, Delaval Films for Sky Arts and DMC Films.

It was at the BFI she met casting director, Jeremy Zimmermann, and went to be casting assistant on NBC’s ‘A.D’. She moved on as casting assistant to Dixie Chassay, and then resided with Des Hamilton where she assisted on BAFTA-winning TV Feature ‘Ellen’, as well as part of the NYC streetcasting team for 'WHITE BOY RICK'. Past associate works include Netflix’s ‘TEOTFW’ and BFI’s ‘PIN CUSHION’ with Kharmel Cochrane Casting.

Notable Projects

Casting Director: SALT (Fox TV) Starring Alice Lowe. FELINE (NFTS) Starring Archie Reneaux. NOSEBLEED (Sky Arts) starring Lily Newmark.

Casting Associate: THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD (Netflix) Starring Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden. ELLEN (Ch4) starring Jessica Barden


TV, Film

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Geographical Experience

UK, North America, Eastern Europe

Membership Type

Probationary Member