Dreamotion Studios and Broken Flames Productions are proud and delighted to announce; Alexandra Finnie has been cast in the role of 'Zoe Carnell' on the 'Once Upon a Riot' film project. Alex is an incredible actor, with superior emotional range and exceptional timing. Additionally, the instantaneous chemistry she established with her now co-star (Joshua Lewis) during the audition process delivered one of the most moving performances you could possibly hope for. She has been sensational from our very first encounter, making the long journey from Scotland to London multiple times in order to audition and meet the cast, which included braving one of the worst wind storms in UK history. Alex is a splendid person and a brilliant actor and we cannot wait to begin working with her.
Congratulations and welcome to the cast, Alexandra! We look forward to supporting you as you continue to make the character of 'Zoe Carnell' your own.
With sincere appreciation and joy,
Paul James, Connie Jo, Ella and Maya.
We would also like to thank all the wonderful and amazing actors who submitted and auditioned for this role. Your collective talent ensured the audition and casting process on this film was of the highest quality, and we truly wish we had roles for you all. Thank you!
Alexandra Finnie Official Bio:
Alexandra states; “Acting is my passion, something I find true joy in. There is fun and laughter in the art form, but it can have a marvelous impact on others. The fact I can touch people’s hearts through a character I play, gives me purpose.”
Alexandra is a 21 year old actress from Glasgow, Scotland. She began training in 2016 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their short courses programme, before successfully auditioning for the Junior Acting Programme, where she trained for 2 years. During this period, she portrayed Suzie Laing in the 2017 Biopic, ‘Mad to be Normal’ starring David Tennant as R.D. Laing. In 2018, Alexandra was featured in the BBC mini series ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ as Young Kirsten and she was also featured in the 2020 film ‘Our Ladies’ directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Alexandra is a member of the National Youth Theatre after completing the 2019 summer intake course. Alexandra took part in the National Youth Film Academy’s Set Ready course, where she portrayed 'Alexis' in the 2020 short film 'In-sight'. It was for this film that Alexandra won 'Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film' at Fusion North Europe International Film Festival. Most recently, Alexandra wrapped filming on Season 7 of ITV’s 'Shetland'.