By Alexia Macari-Skelly Casting Co-Ordinator @ Extras Ireland Connect with me on Linked In here.
The best thing about working at Extras Ireland is that no job is ever the same. We’ve worked on everything from TV to Film, Commercials and Events. Every job we work on is unique, but some definitely stand out among the crowd! Here are 5 of the most unique jobs we have assisted on, and if you need help with yours, simply get in touch.
Voice Recognition This year we were fortunate enough to collaborate on a Voice Recognition project and some of our talented Voiceover Artists took part in guided voice recordings. The purpose of this project was to collect voice data in order to assist with developing speech recognition technology. This is something that our members wouldn’t have done before and they were super excited to get stuck in. They did a great job!
Zoom Santa It’s safe to say that COVID put a lot of things on hold last year, but it could never stop Santa! We had the exciting job of sourcing the busy man himself for various Zoom meet and greets with all the wonderful boys and girls. Although it may not have been the same as meeting in person, you could definitely feel the magic through the screen!
Medical Shoot Another interesting project we collaborated on was various instructional videos for patients attending hospital appointments. We had a few of our fabulous Actors portray the new COVID procedures that would be in place and what the patients would expect upon arrival to their appointment. It was really rewarding for us and our members to be able to assist on this one!
Food Campaign A really fun job that we worked on recently was a commercial for a food company. Some of our Extras were required to have various vegetables thrown (gently!) at different parts of their body. The campaign was to promote plant based products. A really interesting one and the Extras had an absolute blast! Would you be brave enough?
Automobile Study We have a large database of people – over 3000! We generally place performers in acting or modelling based projects but because we have such a large pool of people on our books, clients will reach out to us for alternative projects such as an automobile study we are currently working on. Our Members will be required to drive a simulated vehicle testing drowsiness while driving. Their talents are endless!
So, although every project we work on is an interesting one, these are just a small bunch of some of the most recent and unique projects we have collaborated on. Never a dull moment at Extras Ireland!
************************************************************************* If you’re in need of Extras, Actors or Models for your next Creative or Commercial Project, get in touch. We’d love to help. Simply email email@example.com or call us on (01) 634 3112 and let’s see how we can collaborate.
Extras Ireland was founded in 2014 as a sister company to the award-winning The Production People. Over the last seven years, we have gone from strength to strength to source Ireland’s finest talent for creative and commercial projects all over the country. If you’re in need of Extras, Actors or Models for your next shoot, do get in touch – we’d love to help! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to guide you and if you have any other questions for us, please don’t hesitate to ask.
🎞️ Do you only source Extras? We source Extras, Actors and Models. When we were founded in 2014, we were strictly an Extras agency. Since then, we have expanded to include a wide range of professional Actors and Models on our books.
🎞️ How many members do you have? At the moment, we have over 3,500 members registered with us.
🎞️ Do you have a diverse range of talent available? Absolutely – we have members of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, levels of ability and experience.
🎞️ What kinds of projects do you work on? We have worked on feature films, shorts films, TV programmes, commercials, print campaigns, voiceovers and live events. If you are in need of performance talent, we’ll always try our best to help you. Click here to see some of the projects we have worked on.
🎞️ Do you have Irish speakers on your books? Cinnte! Yes, plenty of our Extras, Actors and Models are Irish speakers.
🎞️ Do you have children on your books? Yes, we are open to all ages and have newborn babies, toddlers, children and teens on our books.
🎞️ How much does it cost to use your service? It is free for you to use our service – we will source and screen talent for you. You won’t need to pay a penny unless you make a booking with us.
🎞️ Do I liaise with Talent myself? At the moment, we provide full agency service and we always act as the matchmaker between production and talent. We pride ourselves on knowing our talent so we can match them to the right work. When you let us know who you are looking for for your project, we will search our database for the best possible options. We will check their availability and send you options of suitable and available talent so that you can choose your favorites. We’ll act as your go-between up until the shoot day to ensure everything goes smoothly for you. You can find more about our team here.
🎞️ How much does it cost to hire an Extra, Actor or Model? This will depend on the nature of the project, how the material will be used and where, how much performance is required from talent and how long the footage will be made available for. If you let us know a little bit about your project, we can provide you with a quote. We’ll always try our best to work within your budget.
🎞️ How do we pay the Talent? Simple! After the shoot, our team will follow up with you to find out how it all went and how happy you were with our service and the talent provided. We will then invoice you for the talent fees and pay them directly ourselves through our company payroll.
If you’re in need of Extras, Actors or Models for your next Creative or Commercial Project, get in touch. We’d love to help. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (01) 634 3112 and let’s see how we can collaborate.