Catch does Casting.
We cast local and international commercials, TV dramas, and films of all lengths. On our days off we cast fishing lines and thoughtful glances. We don't get days off. We've been around since 2002. Time flies. We have three studios, all located under the same roof. That roof is located in Grey Lynn, Auckland.
FILM & DRAMA
THE BREAKER UPPERERS
FEATURE FILM - DIR: JACKIE VAN BEEK & MADELEINE SAMI, PIKI FILMS
Getting dumped feels bad. We've all been there. That's why here at Catch, our employees have chosen (by way of a contractual obligation) to enter into a bizarre yet oddly comforting polygamous arrangement. That's right, we're all happily married to each other. Because if no one's getting jilted, no-one's feeling wilted.
BRUCE ON THE LOOSE
ASH VS EVIL DEAD
"The first thing I gotta do is see a guy about a book, there must be some spell I can say to undo all this. The other first thing I gotta do is some cardio, cause my heart is jack-hammering like a quarter back on prom night."
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
FEATURE FILM - DIR: TAIKA WAITITI, PIKI FILMS
Catch Casting. They’re a bunch of bad eggs. They have a history of offences and reoffences too long to list. We’re talking: casting stuff, making people wait and stuff, asking questions and taping stuff… and that’s just the stuff we know about.
"mini masterpiece" - Washington Post
"Charming and Funny" - New York Times
Largest grossing film at the New Zealand box office
SHORT FILM - DIR: LUCY SUESS, WUNDERHOUSE FILMS
We were stoked to be a part of this beautiful short film, which was accepted to into the Toronto Film Festival. We urge you to go to Toronto and watch it. Fair enough if you don't want to go all that way though. What if there's nothing good to do there after the film gets out? (we haven't been). You might meet some nice Canadians though.. Might be the best thing you ever did?
THE WEIGHT OF ELEPHANTS
Feature Film - Dir: Daniel Borgman, Zentropa Films
"Demos' performance is stunning, and as memorable as James Rolleston's in Taika Waititi's Boy, Anna Paquin in Jane Campion's The Piano and Penelope Stewart in Vincent Ward's Vigil." NZ Herald
SO JUICY, JA!
Black Forest - Organic Gummy Bears - Dir Sam Brown, Imperial Woodpecker/Cherokee
Sometimes you just get lucky. When we found all of these people living together in a village on the Stewart Island, we figured someone would want to make a documentary about them sooner or later.
WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
Spark - Generation Voice - Dir Christopher Riggert, Finch
An important PSA we cast about how (spoiler!) some upstanding parents often have to resort to telling their internet-addled children porky pies, in the hopes of freeing them from the shackles of their robot oppressors. We were big fans of the original with Rowdy Roddy Piper in it, and proud to be a part of the sequel. More talky kids, less phoney.
Playstation - Play Fearlessly - Dir Garth Davis, Exit Films
This is one amazing ad!! Not easy to write a caption about though. Some ads can be a bit like that. Maybe just go watch it and send us your caption for it, and you'll go in the draw to direct the next global campaign for PlayStation!! (Actually that's bollocks, we can't do that. Still keen for a caption though..?)
WHAT'S BROWN AND STICKY?
Skinny - Get the Skinny - Dir Damien Shatford, The Sweetshop
Ok, this one. To be fair... it probably would have been way easier to just get in touch with the real actors? We don't shy away from the hard road though, even if it doesn't make any sens
NZTA - Rats Tale - Dir Nick Ball, Finch
It’s good to see mud wrestling back on the telly, if only for a brief second. It’s so graceful. So precise. No wait. I’m thinking of that gymnastics one where they wave around that ribbon thingy.
NZTA - Drug Driving - Dir:Taika Waititi, Curious Films
Fun fact: the man who invented burnouts was actually Sir Robert Thomas Burnout in the late 1860s. A master horseman, he was able coax his steed into rapidly shuffling its hooves, resulting in smoke and hearty applause from onlookers.
Instant Kiwi Scratch & Win - Dir: Stu Turner
The 90s were a simpler time. An ordinary man could walk into a dairy and win $1000 by scraping silver foil off a little piece of card. To celebrate, the man would then buy all his friends a round of puffy shirts and pleated pants.