Extra Mile was founded by Leah Luu in May 2002 to target the abundant need of casting directors booking background talent in the New York City Metropolitan area. Leah's broad film background and extensive casting experience are the foundation on which Extra Mile is built. She received her B.A. in Cinema from Columbia College-Hollywood and gained much of her early experience working in Los Angeles on both studio and independent features.


Gilleon Smith got her training from traveling around the world and casting with some of the best names in the industry. Gilleon soon realized her ability to thrive in fast paced casting environments. Working in just about every medium, from extras, to beauty, editorial, fashion, print, commercial, and even cater-waiter booking, Gilleon is the go-to for finding eclectic beauty in unusual places all over the world, while exceeding client standards. To read more on Gilleon Smith and her work, go to www.gilleonsmith.com.