Christina Asher Casting
Christina Asher Casting

CNA Casting

Kia Ora! Welcome to the CNA Casting Home Page for Christina Asher, Casting Director for Film & TV.

It’s interesting to cast my memory back over the 30 plus years I’ve worked as a Casting Director. The makers of the first movie I ever cast, TE RUA , have now passed on having earned many accolades for their work. Barry Barclay for his superb documentaries and dramas and John O’Shea was considered the Grandfather of the film industry in this country. They were also pioneers who tried to steer the industry in the best direction for film makers. It’s interesting because today I work with many young film creatives who are often unaware of the work that went on to establish the industry. However they are as passionate about story telling as their forebears were.

We are fortunate in Aotearoa to have great stories to tell and our own history is being mined as a source of these tales.

I’ve worked on some wonderful projects and travelled to exotic places to work. I’e met fascinating people in far off places and best of all incredibly talented actors as well.
After three decades I still feel privileged to see actors at work with Directors who also know their craft. Bringing the two together is deeply rewarding.

Christina Asher