Colt Talent Services Offered

In this challenging business climate you want to ensure that your overseas client has a positive and professional filming experience here in South Africa and returns again and again.  Nothing is more disappointing than your suppliers letting you down on what would otherwise be a 100% perfect shoot.  Take the worry out of your casting and background talent requirements by using one of the largest and longest running casting agencies in Cape Town.

Our main priority has always been to strive for 100% service and dedication to our clients and our artistes.

Pitch/presentation service

If you are pitching for a job and would like to supply your client with a look and feel package showing the types of faces available in South Africa please do not hesitate to contact us for this free service.

Colt Crowd

Colt Talent has assisted with large crowd numbers on a number of jobs. Our unique rig system allows us to save you overtime by ensuring arrival and wrap procedures are efficient. Our trained Coordinators and wranglers work with production to establish the most efficient procedure before, during and upon completion of the shooting day. Catering and Transport can also be coordinated by us. With over 3200 people on our books and over 9000 in our archives we can deliver the crowd you require. In addition if the numbers are in excess and specific to a look and feel, we coordinate with our fellow agencies to make up numbers.

On-set cast co-ordination

We can supply fully trained cast coordinators and wranglers to support your AD’s on set in all aspects of crowd control and general cast co-ordination.  Depending upon numbers of artistes booked this service is often included free of charge or on smaller shoots a nominal fee may apply.

Catering

We have discounted packages available on catering for medium to large shoots where we use established reputable catering companies.  A variety of pricing and meal options are available to suit every type of shoot.

Background artistes (Extras)

We currently have approximately 3200 extras on our books ranging from babies through to old age pensioners in a variety of looks and races!  We can supply you with bespoke presentations in either pdf or jpg format in a very short turn-around time (we aim to send initial presentations within 30 minutes of the request depending upon the requirements involved).  If availability is to be checked first we would look to deliver this in 1-2hrs depending on numbers involved to allow time to contact artistes. We are able to search our extensive database by age, race, gender, skills, sports, nationality, languages (even eye colour!) to name a few options.

Characters and Walk-ons

We have a large selection within our Character Division of artistes who have done featured work in the roles of Characters/ Featured Extras and Walk-ons in commercials, film and stills.   We can easily supply a photo presentation of these artistes or supply them to your casting.

Action Extras

Our group of Action Extras have been trained by one of the leading stunt companies in Cape Town in minor stunt work and have worked on many productions under the guidance of stunt professionals.   Using action extras on your shoot gives you the flexibility of obtaining large numbers of artistes for scenes which involve a certain level of stunt experience under the supervision of your stunt coordinator – cost effective whilst remaining safer than using ordinary background extras.

24 hour hotline

Short on extras at 4am and the casting agency doesn’t pick up the phone?  With Colt you won’t have that painful experience.  We have backup extras available for every shoot and our after-hours cell (0827110858) is manned 24 hours a day since 2002 for these types of emergencies.

Call-in Service

At Colt Talent we speak to each and every person we are placing on set giving them location, wardrobe, call time and any additional information.  We do this so your cast coordinator doesn’t need to, saving you time and money on that last hectic day before filming begins.  Many other agencies suffice with a sms response – we always ensure we speak to each individually personally to avoid wherever possible issues or non-arrivals.

IRP5 generation and income tax submission

Our IRP5 and PAYE submissions are handled by Galbraith Rushby & Pty Ltd who are one of the leading Entertainment Industry Accountants in Cape Town.  Save on laborious accounting costs by letting us handle the workload and don’t be caught short when relying on fly-by-night casting agencies to supply this service for you. Referred to as Agency Payroll we will process the PAYE and pay the artistes.

Film Industry Support & Development

Being the Founding Member of OSACA (Official South African Casting Association) we strongly believe in supporting and developing the film industry in South Africa and the people working within it.  We have also set up our cast co-ordination training initiative with this view in mind.  At Colt Talent we have supplied artistes to many low budget local film projects (including Twist, Cape of Good Hope, The Flyer, Divers Down, Known Gods, Stokvel and more) along with numerous PSA’s, VUKA and film school graduate programs such as many AFDA graduation projects.

Giving back to the industry in all its components is an important part of our company vision for a long term and sustainable entertainment industry in South Africa.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your specific shooting requirements.  We look forward to working with you in the near future!


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