Shay Nielsen

Casting Director


Based In

  • Los Angeles


Shay Nielsen Casting is a creative consultancy specializing in full-service casting. Nielsen Casting provides casting and talent support, specializing in celebrity, influencers and street casting unique individuals as well as models. She works closely with each client to connect them with the right talent for their specific advertising, editorial, print, commercial and film projects.

Shay Nielsen’s previous experienced included a role as Senior Celebrity Licensing Agent at Art + Commerce in New York City for renowned photographers including Steven Meisel, Ellen Von Unwerth, Patrick Demarchelier, Carter Smith, Solve Sundsbo, Hedi Slimane, among others. She represented their photography archives and produced celebrity content which was featured in top-tier global publications.

Shay Nielsen Casting regularly works with brands such as Gucci, Levi's, Calvin Klein, and Gap, collaborating and consulting on their advertising campaign and content. They work with photographers such as Glen Luchford, Peter Lindbergh, Tyrone Leblon, Terry Richardson, Vivianne Sassen, Hedi Slimane, Theo Weiner, Harley Weir and Willy Vanderperre.

Nielsen works closely on a roster of top tier clients with an upbeat energy and infectious enthusiasm.


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Vogue Germany (Editorial)
published: September 2018
photographer: Julia Noni
Issue 14 by Esther Theaker
Centrefold Magazine (Editorial)
published: June 2018
JONNY Zine - Issue Zero 2018
Various Editorials (Editorial)
published: Spring 2018
photographer: Tim Richardson
Nordstrom Spring 2018
Nordstrom (Advertising)
published: Spring 2018
photographer: Zoƫ Ghertner
Nike Cortez LA by Sean Maung
Nike (Advertising)
season: Summer 2017
Converse Summer 2017 Ad Campaign
Converse (Advertising)
season: Summer 2017
Pretty Girls Make Graves for the Fader
The FADER (Editorial)
published: May 2017
photographer: Kai Regan
Gucci Pre-Fall 2017
Gucci (Advertising)
published: April 2017
photographer: Glen Luchford
Oliver Peoples 30th Anniversary Campaign
Oliver Peoples (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2017
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Calvin Klein: American Classics
Calvin Klein (Advertising)
published: Spring 2017
photographer: Willy Vanderperre

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