September 25, 2017

YouTube Tuesday: Good Faith Casting

If you’ve been on the UAT campus recently, you may have noticed large groups of actors coming and going. One day it’ll be all middle-aged men auditioning for a national commercial; the next day, tall athletic models auditioning for a magazine fashion shoot; another, pre-teens taking an acting class… you get the idea! And sometimes, actors are even here to audition for UAT Digital Video Program productions. But what do all these groups have in common?

Good Faith Casting!

Faith Hibbs-Clark and her daughter Bella Hibbs run Good Faith Casting, a full-service casting service that has had a relationship with UAT since they helped Professor Paul DeNigris cast his Master’s Thesis film “Parallax” in 2010. Faith is Arizona’s only casting director who is a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), and she brings a level of professionalism and expertise to casting UAT projects that helps the DV Program raise the quality bar with each film.

Recently, Good Faith Casting was forced to move out of the office they had been in for years as the building was slated for demolition to make way for a new highrise in Central Phoenix. It was at that point that Professor DeNigris let Faith and Bella know that UAT’s facilities were open and available to the community and that having them run their casting sessions and seminars on the UAT campus would not only be great for the DV students to see how its done, but it would also be a great way to strengthen UAT’s community ties.

Faith Hibbs-Clark runs an acting seminar for kids in the UAT Greenscreen Studio

Faith Hibbs-Clark runs an acting seminar for kids in the UAT Greenscreen Studio

Since then, it’s been a terrific partnership that has resulted in opportunities both in front of the camera and behind it for DV students (and faculty too – check out Professor DeNigris in this AAA Arizona spot that was cast by Good Faith), and has also brought DV students new actors to work with for films such as “SCP – Secure. Contain. Protect.” and “The Composer,” both of which are in post-production as of this writing.

Get to know Faith and Bella by watching this “Community Partner” profile shot and edited by DV student Saphire Tillmon!

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