Rose Marziale is an actor, acting teacher, writer, producer, and casting director. She got her start as a professional dancer before graduating from Vancouver Film School's full-time year-long acting program. Shortly thereafter, Rose moved to Los Angeles where she continuing studying acting, as well as comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade, and writing, producing, and acting in short films.
A few festivals Rose's films have been in include PBS's Shorts Showcase, Women in Comedy Festival (Audience Award), and the Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards (North American Winner). While at UCB, Rose performed on an improv house team and performed in and produced weekly live comedy shows. Producing live comedy led to working in television production, eventually landing in casting for Film, TV, and digital platforms. Her casting work can be seen on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and more.
The Long Version
Hi! I’m Rose! I’ve been an actor my whole life. For the past few years, I’ve been working in Film & Television Casting (mainly in the kids/teens world) as well as privately teaching acting for eight years. Check out my resume on IMDb here.
As a child, I spent every possible moment performing and training in acting, dance, and singing. After high school, I graduated from Vancouver Film School’s yearlong TV & Film Acting intensive program, where we focused on acting but also learned about all aspects of filmmaking, including writing, directing, editing, etc. I then studied acting at The Actor’s Foundry in Vancouver for three years before moving to Los Angeles in 2009, where I continued training at various acting studios.
In 2012, I began studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, where I discovered my comedic voice. I trained and performed at UCB for five years in improv, sketch comedy, and storytelling and graduated from the Advanced Study Improv program. During my time at UCB, I performed on a house team, worked at the training center, and created, produced, and performed in countless shows.
Simultaneously, I started making short films to create more acting opportunities for myself and learn what it actually takes to make a film. This opened my eyes to the collaborative world of filmmaking and film festivals allowed me to meet artists from all over the world. Some film festivals my projects have been in include PBS's Shorts Showcase, Women in Comedy Festival (Audience Award), San Francisco Dance Film Festival (Audience Award), Dances with Films, Shorts NonStop (North American Winner), Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards (North American Winner), and Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival.
Producing short films and comedy shows led to jobs in TV & Film production where I absorbed as much as I could, working with great mentors in many aspects of the industry including showrunners, development executives, producers, and more. Working with talent was always my favorite part of the job, which led me to become interested in casting. I was soon hired to be the Casting Director for a feature film, followed by Casting Assistant for Alyssa Weisberg Casting, and then landed with Sheryl Levine Casting, where I eventually became her Casting Associate, working on various kids & teen TV shows, feature films, and digital series’.
Working in casting was an eye-opening experience. Filmmaking is such a collaborative art and there are endless moving parts and factors. Actors tend to think it’s all about us, but we really are a small, essential part of the larger team filled with many small, essential parts working together. This revelation gave me a newfound freedom in my acting and made it frustrating to watch actors come into auditions and self-sabotage, so overwhelmed by nerves and the need to get it “right” that they were unable to communicate honestly. This led me back to one of my first love's, teaching.
It’s been an honor to learn from industry professionals with so much knowledge and I love to share the lessons I’ve learned, peeling back the curtain for as many actors as I can. Despite studying acting for most of my life, working behind the scenes taught me so much that none of my acting teachers could have ever known. Working in casting added fuel to my fire for teaching, particularly child actors, who need more professionals in this industry advocating for them long-term.
I aim to provide actors with all the tools they need to be great, combining my practical knowledge of the industry, deeply crafted acting technique, natural teaching gifts, and abnormally joyful attitude. 🙂 I hope to encourage actors to celebrate and express their uniqueness and discover how to carve out a space for themselves in this challenging industry.