In May we launched our 2021 Rising Star competition, inviting up and coming acting talent of all ages from around the world to apply to be in to win a chance to be signed by a top agency, a cash prize, and more.
We received over 12,000 applications across all of the categories: Female, Male, Teen and Child and managed to narrow down a shortlist to 40 fantastic applicants.
They sent us some incredible monologues and material to showcase their talent, which made for an incredibly tough decision to pick just one winner for each category - there's so much talent out there!
Finally the StarNow team has decided on our four 2021 Rising Stars.
And the winners are…
Check out the winner's profiles to view their showreels and experience.
We loved hearing more about how StarNow has helped so many of you on your journey so far.
Kahmal told us "I started on Starnow five years ago, I literally remember my first short 'Lester and Isabella' and from being an extra in Olly Mur's Music Video, to now being up for roles for Disney (Greek Freak, it was advertised on StarNow) - this platform has been pivotal for my career."
Remy was inspiring too, as a young indigenous actor, he said "I aspire to be an inspiration to young people like myself, especially to young indigenous people as I am a New Zealand Maori. My inspirations like Director Taika Waititi have shown me that we can all achieve our dreams. My ultimate goal is to pursue and achieve my dream of becoming an actor so that I can inspire other young people to chase their dreams with everything they have." We love that we can help support this vision!
Bibi has been working in the industry since she was 12 years old, and said "I've been using Starnow for more years than I can count, and I owe it so much to boosting my career! I gained a West End role at the Leicester Square Theatre from Starnow and several other amazing jobs."
Our youngest winner, Jessi, was really excited to win some recognition for her hard work - she's been cast via StarNow 19 times and is currently starring on Netflix show 'Escape and Evasion'.
Congratulations to our winners and all of our wonderful members who wowed us with your work! You impressed us so much with your talent, and we know you are all going to continue to do great things with your acting careers.
Thanks again for all of your amazing applications - it's another reminder of what an incredibly talented community we have here at StarNow.
Keen for more acting work? Check out our latest casting calls.