THE KOOL KIDS STORY
Kool Kids started in 2000 and from being a small project has flourished into a constantly growing business with an excellent reputation and recognised as an industry leader.
We are able to provide our clients with a professional reliable service and wide variety of talent of ethnicities. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is what kind of clients do we deal with…wow where does one start because we really do deal with such a wide spectrum. The larger portion of our business is from the International market visiting Cape Town to do shoots, we also deal Regionally within Africa and then locally with South African products.
We take great pride and pleasure being a smaller hands on personalised business. All it takes to start your new exciting venture with Kool Kids is to call or e mail our office and set an appointment to enrol On the day of your registration one of our photographers will be there on hand to take photographs for your mini portfolio. We deal with many different shoots daily & are continuously recommending artists for various jobs. As your agent we will inform you of all your casting invites, if your child is successfully chosen for a shoot we will negotiate all contracts on your behalf, advise you of wardrobe fittings/rehearsals (if applicable),shoot locations and call times, collect the shoot fees from the Production Company/s and process payment to your child.
The type of shoots we get involved in varies from lead roles and extras in TV adverts, Series, Films, Corporate Videos, Internet, Social Media, Viral to Stills for Magazines, Catalogues, Billboards etc. Some of the larger worldwide names we have been involved with are Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes & Toyota, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Nestle & Kelloggs, Pampers & Huggies, Metropolitan, Bridgestone, McDonalds, Kleenex, Caprisonne, Nikon & Electrolux To also name a few of the local brands KFC & Spur, Clothing houses like Foschini, Woolworths, Cape Union Mart, Nurofen & Lifebouy. As you can see there is no limitation to type of products we deal in – the opportunities are limitless.
This is an amazing upbeat interesting industry, and unbelievable as it may sound, we still get such a wonderful feeling of excitement and achievement each and every time someone is confirmed for a shoot. We would love that someone to be ‘your child’ next!
MEET OUR TEAM
After being in management in the Travel Industry for many years I decided it was time to move into something different where I could be more flexible and spend more time and be more involved with my 2 children growing up. In the very early days of Kool Kids they both did castings and shoots which was wonderful because it allowed me the first hand opportunity to experience being behind the scenes (as the agent) as well as on set and get a fabulous all round exposure.
Annelise is our casting co-ordinator and has been an extremely dedicated and hard worker who has been with Kool Kids since 2007.