Frequently Asked Questions
“Who is Kool Kids?”
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 recognized as one of the most reputable kids casting agencies in the industry. We have celebrated many successes over the years with so many of our models being featured in local and international productions.
“I wonder if 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 need to have confidence with an outgoing personality.
“Is previous experience or training necessary?”
We are finding that our talent who attend 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 is available during the year) However please remember that our rising stars need to start somewhere and fresh spontaneity is what attracts the client. 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 and 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 the 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 a specific look, age group or skill set. We then submit our talent who we feel are best suited to the roles briefed to us. From that point on, we have no control over who is selected by client to attend a casting and/or possibly be confirmed for the shoot. This is important to note, as we have realised over time, that there is a misconception around signing up with an agency and that it then guarantees work.