Jesse Griffiths Casting Director - CSA,CDC
After over a decade of working as an actor in film, tv, and theatre, Jesse made a pivot and began his career in casting. He opened Jesse Griffiths Casting (JGC) with the goal of combining his passion for the arts with his knowledge of local talent. His focus is, and will always be, to push for more inclusion and diversity in the casting process. He devotes part of his time to the development of the next generation of artists and has taught at Toronto Metropolitan University, Sheridan College, Actra Toronto, and leads a monthly workshop for Toronto's BIPOC community. He is a mentor at the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory, a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), serves on the Executive of the Casting Director's Society of Canada (CDC), and is on the professional advisory committee for Seneca College, George Brown College, and Toronto Metropolitan University. He is the proud recipient of the ACTRA Toronto Sandi Ross Award. Jesse is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University with a BFA in Theatre Performance.
Leah Galloway Casting Assistant (she/her)
Leah Galloway is a graduate of Humber College’s Film & Television Production program! Coming from an acting background, she has had the privilege of understanding both sides of the casting table. She made her directorial debut in 2020 with the documentary short “Friendly Faces & Safe Spaces” and is currently developing a new web comedy. As someone who strives for inclusive casting, Leah is over the moon to be part of the JGC team!
Tanu Ravi Casting Assistant (she/her)
Hailing from rainy London England, Tanu Ravi is an actor and writer based in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Acting for Film and TV program at Humber College and her goal is to be a working actor between the UK and North America. As a passionate advocate for destigmatizing mental health, Tanu is currently working on writing a potential TV series involving the stereotypes and discrimination surrounding these issues. Tanu also aims to create her own content to showcase more diversity and inclusion within the industry. Knowing that Jesse is equally passionate about this, Tanu cannot wait to hop on board the team and get involved in doing work that truly matters.