Hallie McKeig launches Creative Soul Management

Hallie McKeig. (Photo: Penny Lane)

Phoenix Raei, Shannon Berry, Cooper Van Grootel, Kate Lister and Daisy Axon are among the first actors on the roster of Creative Soul Management, a new talent management company just launched by Hallie McKeig.

The Perth-based McKeig has spent the last decade at the helm of Filmbites Talent Agency, but has decided to launch a more individualised management company given many of her actors are landing major roles in Australia and overseas.

“Creative Soul Management feels like the natural next step as we work more closely with actors on building rewarding international careers and lives in the film and television industry. We have a long term, comprehensive view towards working with great people, characters and stories,” she said.

McKeig will continue to run Filmbites, continuing its youth focus, while Creative Soul Management will specialise in national and international opportunities for breakout emerging and established talent.

Of the roster, Raei was recently declared one of 2019 Rising Stars by the Australian Casting Guild Awards, and is among the headline stars of Netflix’s Clickbait, as well as ABC’s upcoming Stateless and The Heights.

Phoenix Raei, Shannon Berry, Cooper Van Grootel, Kate Lister and Daisy Axon.

Berry was a series regular in sci-fi series Hunters for Syfy, before scoring the role of pregnant runaway Brody Jordan in Offspring for 10. Shannon is currently in New Zealand filming Amazon Studios series The Wilds.

Based in LA, van Grootel stars in upcoming Aussie feature Go! and has appeared in ABC dramas Mystery Road and The Heights. He has just been cast in One of Us Is Lying for NBC Universal in the US, an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller.

A series regular in the Seachange revival, Lister appeared has also featured in multiple episodes of Bad Mothers for the Nine Network and appeared in The Warriors on the ABC.

Daisy Axon can currently be seen in Mirrah Foulkes’ feature directorial debut, Judy & Punch following her starring role in John Sheedy’s H is for Happiness, which won CinefestOZ’s 2019 $100,000 film prize earlier this year.

“We work incredibly hard and feel so lucky to be surrounded by really good people. I’m passionate about helping actors build rewarding careers and lives in this industry,” said McKeig.