In December 2020, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama, where I double majored in Gender, Media, & Cultural Studies and Creative Media (Film), with a research interest in media literacy and children's media. I am currently an Associate Casting Director at Central Casting Georgia.
I currently cast hundreds of background weekly for a variety of clients: major network pilots, streaming series, commercials, feature films, etc. I approach background casting with that same sense of artistry and care that I give my personal work as a director, editor, and producer. Although I never imagined I would find my way into the industry through background casting, I have developed a real love for crafting a story with my background which complements the bigger picture of any given project. I love this industry, and I love working
working with background here in Georgia. Background is a wonderful space that allows "regular people" access to film and TV, a world which is often out-of-reach for working class Southerners.
My personal work as a filmmaker has been selected for the Cobb International Film Festival in Marietta, GA; the Sabira Cole Memorial Film Festival in Pittsburgh, PA; the Black Warrior Film Festival in Tuscaloosa, AL; and the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL. My thesis film "Overgrown" was winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2021 Black Warrior Film Festival, and it was a finalist for the 2022 Cinema Touching Disability Short Film Competition.
In 2019, I was named one of Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women of the Year!
Although I currently live and love in Southeast Atlanta, Talladega County, Alabama is home.
My God-given name is Annabeth,
but my friends call me Abba.