Creative Soul Management has launched today, a new talent management company representing new talent including Australian Casting Guild 2019 Rising Star and star of upcoming Netflix Original Series, Clickbait, Phoenix Raei (Stateless, The Heights, Below), Shannon Berry (Offspring, Romper Stomper), Cooper Van Grootel (Go!, Mystery Road), Kate Lister (SeaChange, Bad Mothers) and Daisy Axon (H is for Happiness, Judy and Punch).
The new business has been launched by Hallie McKeig after more than a decade at the helm of Filmbites Talent Agency.
“Creative Soul Management feels like the natural next step as we work more closely with actors on building rewarding international careers and lives in the film and television industry. We have a long term, comprehensive view towards working with great people, characters and stories,” said McKeig.
Creative Soul Management will build on Hallie’s background in supporting emerging talent, her eye for scouting and identifying potential, her national and international industry contacts and the combined credits of her clients, with a slew of artists breaking out and now working in lead roles on both American and Australian productions.
Phoenix Raei was declared a 2019 Rising Star at the Australian Casting Guild Awards last week. He is currently filming Tony Ayres’ Netflix Original series Clickbait alongside Adrian Grenier, Zoe Kazan and Betty Gabriel, as well as the second season of The Heights, as series regular Ash. He will also be seen on screens in 2020 in ABC’s upcoming drama series Stateless, alongside Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Clarence Ryan and Dominic West.
Shannon Berry was a series regular in sci-fi series Hunters for Syfy, before scoring the role of pregnant runaway Brody Jordan in the final two seasons of hit series Offspring, for Network 10. Berry is currently in New Zealand filming The Wilds, a new series picked up by Amazon Studios.
Cooper Van Grootel stars in the new Australian feature Go! and has appeared in ABC dramas Mystery Road and The Heights. LA-based Van Grootel has recently been cast in the anticipated new series One of Us Is Lying for NBC Universal in the US, an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller.
Kate Lister appeared as a series regular this year in Nine Network’s revival of cult series SeaChange, as police officer Lillian Liano alongside Dan Wyllie and Wayne Blair. Lister has also featured in multiple episodes of Bad Mothers for the Nine Network and appeared in The Warriors on the ABC.
Daisy Axon can currently be seen in Mirrah Foulkes’ feature directorial debut, Judy and Punch following her starring role in John Sheedy’s H is for Happiness, alongside Emma Booth, Richard Roxburgh, Miriam Margolyes and Deborah Mailman, which won CinefestOZ’s 2019 $100,000 film prize earlier this year.
“We work incredibly hard and feel so lucky to be surrounded by really good people. I’m passionate about helping actors build rewarding careers and lives in this industry.” said McKeig.
McKeig will continue to run Filmbites Talent Agency alongside Creative Soul Management, with Filmbites continuing its strong youth focus and Creative Soul Management specialising in national and international opportunities for breakout emerging and established talent.
Top Photo: Creative Soul Management talent [L-R]: Phoenix Raei, Shannon Berry, Cooper Van Grootel, Kate Lister and Daisy Axon