The show format required multiple roles, with an application for couples, and for singles. This was a key requirement by Lion to ensure the differentiation was made. This wasn’t an issue as the Cast Suite, as it was able to handle an unlimited number of roles, each support by their own custom application form, which can be branded to the shows colours, branding, and relevant role questions. With the onboarding delivered, and questions discussed, approved and uploaded to the applications the casting went live and immediately the results started to roll in.
With the 2-stage application forms, designed to capture the criticals in case of application form drop out – this ensured that there was a secure separated bank of hopefuls in case the team started to struggle for good cast talent. This turned out to not be the case as the mobile-first designed forms started to attract completed applications, leading to a healthy number of quality contributors to shows. All incoming with the correct information required, with media and location pinpointed on the map dashboard to give the team an overview of the casting hopefuls.
The integrated 4-way auto-recording video calling started to put to work – giving cast team members the ability to not need to leave the ShowWorks ecosystem and manage all casting from one single tool. With the Video calls finished, they are auto-saved to the profile they are related to, ready for download or for use in the video editing suite, which allowed the senior members of the casting team to put together edited clips of the hopeful cast members into casting reels to show to Lion’s executives for approvals.
Finally, with the visual casting workspace, the casting team were able to quickly piece together the final line up ready for use in Lion’s latest show, Just One Night, airing on BBC Three this year.