Heather Basten

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Casting Director | Casting Associate



Heather Basten began in the industry at the British Film Institute. It was there she met casting director, Jeremy Zimmermann, and went to be casting assistant on NBC’s ‘A.D’. She moved on to become casting assistant to Dixie Chassay, and then resided with Des Hamilton where she assisted on BAFTA-winning TV Feature ‘Ellen’. Heather is now casting associate to Kharmel Cochrane, and most recent associate works include Netflix’s ‘The End of the F**king World’ and BFI’s ‘Pin Cushion’. Heather is also a Freelance Casting Director, and has cast for notable directors such as Rob Savage and Joan Fuentelsaz.

Notable Projects

Casting Director: SALT (Short for FOX) Starring Alice Lowe. FELINE (Feature for NFTS) Starring Archie Reneaux Casting Department: THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD (TV for Netflix) Starring Alex Lawther and Wunmi Mosaku. PIN CUSHION (Feature for BFI) Starring Joanna Scanlan. IN DARKNESS (Feature) Starring Ed Skrein, Natalie Dormer and James Cosmo.


TV, Film

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Geographical Experience

UK, North America, Eastern Europe

Membership Type

Probationary Member