Read about everyday experiences of Castfiers
With Castifi, our talent comes first. We believe that talent should be treated with respect for their craft, regardless of the role or budget. We are always listening to our talent and getting feedback to improve your experience with us.
Read on to learn about why Castifi has been successful amongst the talent community, and why so many trust us with their time and performances.
"Many of the jobs I got through Castifi are on my resume and I got representation with an agent because they were impressed with the amount of good work that I had."
Renato Silva Shippee is a new transplant to Los Angeles by way of Brazil. For 7 years, Renato was a teacher - moving to a new country was not only a big lifestyle change, it was also a huge career change. Renato always thought about pursuing acting, and Los Angeles was the perfect place to try it out. That’s where Castifi came in. We provided him with his first acting gig on the music video “Escape with Me” by Wisin ft. Ozuna, which has since racked up 860 million YouTube views. Working on set for the first time “was my deciding factor in pursuing an acting career,” says Renato, who discovered a love for being on screen quickly during his first production.Since the video for “Escape with Me,” Renato has become one of our most valuable and reliable users. Says Renato, “Castifi has an amazing way of filtering its talent for the right job. This way you are always invited to jobs that fit you and you know you’ll be in a good project. Many of the jobs I got through Castifi are on my resume and I got representation with an agent because they were impressed with the amount of good work I had.” Castifi builds relationships and look to support their actors in achieving their goals. In our interview with Renato, he summed up what Castifi is all about perfectly: “Castifi is more than an app for actors to find jobs. They are improving upon the previous ideas of casting with respect for talent as a priority.”
Regardless of where you call home, we provide opportunities to countless individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
We support performers of all levels, whether it's your first time on set like Renato, or if you're a seasoned professional.
“Other casting companies use complicated voicemail systems that are time consuming and tedious, but Castifi’s app is straightforward and convenient. The accessibility of my set information is the best feature of the app.” That was the first thing Carina Conti had to say when we interviewed her about her experience as Castifi talent. Compared to other casting companies, Castifi simply does a better job at making the process easy for actors. Until she started using us, Carina had never worked as a background actor. Now, Carina has grown to enjoy doing background work. Not only does being on set give her more opportunities to learn the ins and outs of production, but it also helps Carina meet new people and make meaningful connections in the entertainment industry. Says Carina, “it has been a blessing to work on a variety of professional sets because the experience and networking has prepared me for other opportunities.” Using Castifi’s technology has opened up a new world for Carina, helping her make connections and find new opportunities in film.
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Isaac Gooden, a Miami native, had his first experience with Castifi on a digital series called “Grown” that shot in Miami, Florida in June 2017. Produced by Adaptive studios, best known for also producing Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s “Project Greenlight,” “Grown” is set in Miami and was shot on location. Isaac was cast as a stand-in and was on set for all 28 days of filming. This shoot exposed Isaac to how things worked on-set at a higher level than he had experienced before. In our customer interview with Isaac he said, “when you’re in the environment of filming, it’s always a great moment.” “Castifi makes life much easier because they are always communicating with you on updates and what’s new with the app,” says Isaac. “It also helps with location and call times,” which, along with wardrobe notes, are often communicated to talent with very short notice. Castifi’s notification system streamlined the process to ensure Isaac had all the right information when he needed it.On set day-in and day- out for close to a month, Isaac was upgraded to a speaking role close to the end of the shoot. Because of this work on “Grown,” he received a SAG voucher and became SAG eligible. Anyone in entertainment knows that snagging a voucher to qualify for SAG can be difficult. Says Isaac, “Castifi has definitely changed my life and the course of my acting career. If anyone is looking to gain experience in the filming industry, Castifi is 100% the way to go.”
We work with productions that are both Non-Union and SAG-AFTRA, providing opportunities to also join the Union.
Whether it's a one-day shoot or a multiple day job, there are a number of ways to get on set. Whether it's a principal role, supporting role, stuntman, or stand-in.
Sharmita is a frequent user of Castifi. Prior to discovering Castifi, she’s been acting for almost 3 years. She’s been taking acting classes a few times a week and got by using other casting companies for a while. When Sharmita discovered Castifi, it changed everything: now, Castifi’s app makes it easier than ever for her to find work and get paid. “I love not filling out paperwork and getting paid on time,” she says, referring to Castifi’s seamless digital direct deposits. With other companies, it can take up to 3 weeks to receive payment, and it’s not unusual for talent to have to chase down paper checks long after the shoot date. One of our great features, she highlighted, is that she gets paid within a week of working without having to constantly check on the status of her payouts. So far, Sharmita’s favorite experience with us was shooting Nick Jonas’ music video for Find You. “It was a 3 hour drive and I carpooled with some fellow Castifi actors hired for the job. In the trip there and back we bonded well and fully support each other in our acting careers,” Sharmita retells. With us, actors gain new opportunities to meet and learn from each other. Not only have we provided Sharmita with a steady source of gigs, she also expanded her network, advancing her acting career in unexpected ways.
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