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
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
DIR: TAIKA WAITITI
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
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."
BORN TO DANCE - Dir: Tammy Davis
At the age of one I uttered my very first words: “are you available on the shoot dates?”. As a toddler I made my parents fill out forms and wait outside the house before I’d let them in. They hoped I would grow out of it. But I didn’t. I was born to cast.
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
Short Film - Dir: Zia Mandivwalla
Night Shift is a New Zealand short film centred around an airport cleaner named Salote. Grand Jury Silver Medal at the 24fps International Short Film Festival, and a Best Actress Award for star Anapela Polataivao.
NZTA - Rats Tale - Dir Nick Ball
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.
Once, to impress a girl, I claimed I was the person who invented the word “chillax”. Unfortunately, SHE was the person who had invented the word and had substantial paperwork to prove it. Anyway, it didn’t really matter because I’m super attractive.
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.
ACCOMMODATION & ELATION
Booking.com - Anthem - Dir Traktor, Wieden & Kennedy
My favourite thing about staying in a hotel is the mini bar. I don't drink anything, I just knock all the tiny bottles of spirits over whilst pretending I'm giant godzilla-type creature terrorising a poorly stocked liquor store.
Lipton's - Iced Tea - Dir Mark Albiston
This is just the kind of ad that thaws my icy heart. I’d like to travel back in time and give my bus driver a Christmas present. And then I’d give “child me” a high five and a bunch of stock exchange tips.
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.