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Manuel Puro

Manuel has over 20 years casting experience working across feature films, television, computer games, music videos, commercials and shorts.

Projects include MOON and MUTE directed by Duncan Jones, SHAUN THE SHEEP: FARMAGEDDON for Aardman Animation and PLANET OF THE APES: THE LAST FRONTIER, the first in-house video game from Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium.

Manuel is regularly invited to host mentoring sessions with organizations such as the National Film and Television School, iFeatures and the Directors Guild of Great Britain, and has held casting workshops all over the world.

He was the winner of’s inaugural Casting Director of the Year Award – voted by actors for the CD they felt most comfortable with and who they thought got the best out of them.

In 2017 Manuel created The Acting Habit, an innovative online platform where actors from all over the world can share their work, receive and give feedback, experiment creatively and learn new technical skills.

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About this Course

A 10-day course designed to take your audition preparation to the next level.

How Does The Course Work?

  • at 7pm on the first day you'll receive a new piece of material for you to interpret and upload within 24 hours.
  • I'll feedback on your tape, and give you direction for another interpretation of the same material that has to be uploaded within 24 hours.
  • I'll feedback on the second interpretation.
  • repeat for different five pieces of material over the ten days.