Yvette Reid graduated from Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School in 2006 and began as a freelance Casting Assistant the following year. She became an independent Casting Director in 2011 and quickly built an exciting and varied resume working with emerging and established Directors, specialising in film, commercials, street casting and working with children.
Yvette has quickly established a reputation for her ability to cast difficult and unique dramatic roles. She prides herself on scouring the country and across the globe to cast the perfect person for every role.
Yvette has worked on Blockbuster films such as Avatar, The Hobbit and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 . And also worked as an Acting Coach for kids, teens and non-actors for films: Run, Lambs, The Dark Horse, Orphans and Kingdoms plus various TVCs. Yvette is based in central Auckland and holds studio auditions regulary in Kingsland.
Yvette has a strong interest in Psychology and NLP which feeds into her direction techniques. Her highest value is authenticity. She enjoys painting, youtube yoga and is a keen Fisherwoman. She also moonlights as a Marriage Celebrant through summer and one day dreams of sailing around the world. She has a cat called Dexter – and yes, he is named after the serial killer.