Frequently Asked Questions
“Who are you?”
Kool Kids was established in 2000 and we have grown from strength to strength. We have extensive experience having operated in this industry for over 20 years and we are proud to be recognised as one of the most reputable kids casting agencies in Cape Town, South Africa. We have celebrated many successes over the years, with so many of our models being featured in local and international productions.
“I wonder if I or my child would be suitable?”
- Personality and character is very important – this industry is not suited to very shy and quiet people.
- Babies best suited are happy and easy going little people who are comfortable facing a camera.
- Toddlers should be easy going with a bubbly personality and
- Older Children and Adults should have confidence with an outgoing personality.
“Is previous experience or training necessary?”
We are finding that our talent who attend acting and casting workshops are definitely more confident and better prepared at castings, which increases their chances of being confirmed for a shoot. (We let our talent know what kind of courses / acting workshops are available during the year). However, please remember that our rising stars need to start somewhere and fresh spontaneity is what attracts the clients. Child models should have a passion for performing and enjoy entertaining others. Versatility and a wide range of related performance skills such as dancing, rollerblading, skate boarding, riding a bicycle, horse-riding are especially useful.
“Some people have said that castings are held at the last minute with no warning”
Majority of castings are confirmed with at least one days notice, but it can happen that we are only informed at the last minute and its very important that you have flexibility with time, reliable transport, the ability to find your way to new addresses and most importantly to be very punctual / always on time.
“Is there a guarantee that all models enrolled will definitely get work?”
This is an important question that we are asked often. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee when or how often our talent will be confirmed for a shoot.
We receive a brief from a client requesting what kind of talent they are looking for, this could be a specific look, age group or skill set. We then submit our talent who we feel are best suited / matched to the roles briefed to us. From that point on we have no control or say over who is selected by the client to attend a casting and possibly be confirmed for the shoot.
This is important to understand, as we have realised over time that there is a misconception around signing up with an agency and if that it guarantees work.
It is a very exciting industry, and amazing experience… and of course there is money to be made.
If you are interested why not get in contact today?