March 2015 Photoshoot Date Announced

March 05, 2015

NEW PHOTOSHOOT DATE!

We often get asked how can improve my chances / how can I improve my profile. The answer is simple, GET A GOOD PHOTO!!!

Extras NI have a photoshoot on Saturday 14th March. If you don’t have the means to take a great photograph at home then make use of this opportunity and start selling your face to us and productions.

Extras NI are 99% in charge of getting your face on screen as an extra.

So what’s the other 1% I hear you ask?
It’s the most important %, THE DIRECTOR’S INPUT.
We have literally presented Directors with 1000s of photographs over the years; when trawling through our system for options it is extremely disappointing to see photos that are of poor quality, because you are hanging out with your mate or a dog or because they have distracting backgrounds. These photos do not illustrate someone who is professional and capable, why would a director give you responsibility on his/her set if you don’t portray this in your photo? What makes it even more disappointing is that we have met many of you personally and know that you are capable and right for the role but have to be passed over.
Photoshoots are also a great opportunity for you to meet our casting team, we love meeting people face to face and you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to our team about your profile, productions, our systems and procedures, we also love hearing all your stories from set!

We strongly recommend you book your timeslot now.

The booking form is online, all you need to do is go to our website, login to your personal profile and click “Book a photoshoot”. Please note you MUST have agreed to our terms and conditions 30 days prior to the photoshoot to be eligible to attend.

https://www.extrasni.com/extras/sign_in

You will be emailed a confirmation to tell you where to go (Belfast City Centre Location) and what to do before the photoshoot itself, make sure to check you spam/junk folder if it doesn’t appear in your inbox.

Getting your photo taken costs £25 (pay on the day) we will update your profile for you and email you the final photo to keep within 4 weeks.

We hope to see many of you there and get lots of poor photos replaced with some amazing ones.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IF YOU BOOK A SLOT ONLINE AND CANNOT MAKE IT PLEASE LOG BACK IN AND CANCEL YOUR SLOT.

Extras NI - Winners of Best Small Business 2014

November 21, 2014

On 20th November 2014 we were crowned the winners of “Best Small Business 2014” at the Women into Business Awards.

We are unbelievably proud. We’ve said it before and we will say it again, it couldn’t have been achieved without YOU our amazing extras, you are the face of Extras NI, on the front line working hard (and long) everyday to keep us in the number 1 slot.

Let the back slapping begin because we all deserve this.

Extras NI
Best Small Business 2014

New Photoshoot Date!

October 30, 2014

Extras NI have a photoshoot on Saturday 8th November. If you don’t have the means to take a great photograph at home then make use of this opportunity and start selling your face to us and productions.

Extras NI are 99% in charge of getting your face on screen as an extra.

So far this year we have viewed every profile on our system numerous times looking for a range of looks, shapes, sizes and skills. Before your profile is explored by our team, the 1st thing we see is your photo and if it isn’t of the quality or standard that we require, well I think you can guess what happens… Please listen when we tell you YOUR PHOTO IS TOO IMPORTANT TO GET WRONG.

So what’s the other 1% I hear you ask?

It’s the most important %, THE DIRECTOR’S INPUT.

We have literally presented Directors with 1000s of photographs this year; when trawling through our system for options it is extremely disappointing to see photos that are of poor quality, because you are hanging out with your mate or a dog or because they have distracting backgrounds. These photos do not illustrate someone who is professional and capable, why would a director give you responsibility on his/her set if you don’t portray this in your photo? What makes it even more disappointing is that we have met many of you personally and know that you are capable and right for the role but have to be passed over.

Photoshoots are also a great opportunity for you to meet our casting team, we love meeting people face to face and you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to our team about your profile, productions, our systems and procedures, we also love hearing all your stories from set!

We strongly recommend you book your timeslot now!

The booking form is online, all you need to do is go to our website, login to your personal profile and click “Book a photoshoot”. Please note you MUST have agreed to our terms and conditions 30 days prior to the photoshoot to be eligible to attend.

https://www.extrasni.com/extras/sign_in

You will be emailed a confirmation to tell you where to go (Belfast City Centre Location) and what to do before the photoshoot itself, make sure to check you spam/junk folder if it doesn’t appear in your inbox.

Getting your photo taken costs £25 (pay on the day) we will update your profile for you and email you the final photo to keep within 4 weeks.

We hope to see many of you there and get lots of poor photos replaced with some amazing ones.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IF YOU BOOK A SLOT ONLINE AND CANNOT MAKE IT PLEASE LOG BACK IN AND CANCEL YOUR SLOT.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE - WE HAVE A NEW PHOTOSHOOT DATE!

August 07, 2014

We are currently in the throws of a number of productions and our casting team are trawling our website daily looking for the right faces, these selections are presented to directors, assistant directors, costume departments, make up artists and hair stylists. So please listen to us when we say YOUR PHOTO IS TOO IMPORTANT TO GET WRONG.

The people we show your pictures to, and us ourselves, look at your photos very quickly, not only do we need to be able to see exactly what you like NOW but your photo has to grab us – you need to look engaging and professional – that you take being an extra seriously and have made an effort to be involved, as why else should we consider bringing you onto a multi-million pound set it you haven’t or aren’t serious about it? We also don’t want our image of you to be tainted by the association with a nightclub, a wedding, or a holiday location, we want to see you as a blank canvas that we can then imagine you in either a futuristic sci fi robot battle or a medieval banquet. Therefore a neutral expression also will lend you to more roles too.

You’d be surprised by the reasons that people get quickly discounted and how many people were not selected for different roles and different productions on the basis of a shoddy photo!

We know lots of you have been gagging for the new photoshoot date, and apologies it has taken so long, but here you go:

SATURDAY 16TH AUGUST 2014

We strongly recommend you book your timeslot now! The booking form is now online. All you need to do is go on to our website, log in to your personal profile & click on ‘Book a Photoshoot’. You will be emailed a confirmation email to tell you where to go(Belfast City centre location) & what to do before the photoshoot itself – make sure to check your spam/junk folder if it doesn’t appear in your inbox.

Getting your photo taken costs £25 (Pay on the day) we will update your profile for you and you will be emailed the final photo to keep 4 weeks after the photoshoot.

Many thanks, & hope to see lots of you at the photoshoots and lots of poor photos replaced by amazing ones!

ENI x

Introducing our newest member of the team: Michael Hooley!

June 12, 2014

We are extremely proud to announce the recruitment of our newest staff member Michael Hooley who has came on board with Extras NI through NI Screen’s Casting 2014 training scheme. Michael has taken up the position of In House Extras Coordinator.

Michael signed up to Extras NI in April of last year and was cast in Game of Thrones, Dracula and most recently in a speaking role in The Fall, he also impressed us with his acting skills in a promotional video for the Ulster University (link below).

https://www.youtube.com/user/StudyAtUlster

He always stood out as an extremely talented individual and now he is heading in the direction of being an outstanding coordinator.

A massive thanks to Michael for all he has done so far and also to NI Screen for their help with the Casting 2014 training scheme.