‘Asad’s most astounding achievement
 is boasting an array of brilliant
performances by a cast of Somali 
refugees. Congratulations to
Bryan Buckley and his amazing cast’

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What you can expect

Creativity, Excellence, Innovation

INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Up-to-date technology
creates exciting possibilities

ONLINE TALENT SEARCHES

Links to showcase available talent can be shared with clients to assist in the bidding process

AUDITIONS

Access to South Africa’s largest casting data-base allows a fast and efficient briefing process, allowing quick turn-around times and ensuring the right talent are invited to audition

RESEARCH

Thorough research is done and cast are hand-picked to attend auditions. Everyone who is put forward is considered to have a fair chance of landing the role

BIDDING

Clients are kept up to date with cast fees and usages so that budgets are accurate and competitive

PRESENTATIONS

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About Us

As a young graduate in the 80’s Jeanne spent 7 years in the editing room, learning invaluable film-making skills from award-winning talents like director Darryl Roodt and Peter Weir’s editor, Max Lemmon.

During a 2 year stint in Amsterdam Jeanne freelanced as a Dutch/English translator for Vrije Universiteit. Returning to Cape Town in the early 90’s she briefly worked as a casting director, casting some popular and long-running commercials. She completed an Ogilvy Mather copy test which resulted in job offers from top advertising agencies. Jeanne decided against a career in copywriting, becoming instead a Film and TV Line Producer.  Between 1992 and 2000 Jeanne worked as a freelance line producer for many of Cape Town’s top production companies.

A 4 year sabbatical in the Irish countryside had Jeanne whiling away her time, indulging two of her passions – observing the idiosyncracies of life around her (in this case, her status as an African alien in a tight-knit holy roman catholic culture) and writing stories about it, which sometimes earned her pocket money but mostly served to amuse her family and friends.

A permanent escape from South Africa appeared not to be on the cards for Jeanne. In 2004 she returned once more to her home town, Cape Town, and opened Casting Cape Town, where she continues to surround herself with individuals who share her passion for creative excellence.

Meet the team

Casting Capetown - Jeanne Wegner

Jeanne Wegner

BA Eng Lit, Rhodes
Casting Capetown - Bridget McCarthy

Bridget McCarthy

Performers Diploma, UCT
Casting Capetown - Viviane Mudiwabae

Viviane Mudiwabae

BA Film & Media, City Varsity
Casting Capetown - Lionel- Wahl

Lionel Wahl

Dip, College of Audio Engineering
Casting Capetown - Studio
Casting Capetown - Studio

Virtual Film-Making

Dr Julia Katombe

Alino Katombe

Marelize Viljoen

Marvin-Lee Beukes

Sue White

Virtual Film-Making

Dr Julia Katombe

Alino Katombe

Marelize Viljoen

Marvin-Lee Beukes

Sue White

Creativity in the time of Covid – reaching new frontiers

Hyundai recently announced a bold, ambitious plan to film its latest global campaign remotely, in cities around the world, during the Covid-19 lockdown.  Always up for a challenge, the Casting Cape Town team didn’t hesitate when they were invited to participate in this pioneering project.

Virtual auditions were quickly set up from a remote location on the Aghulas coast, where casting director Jeanne was under lockdown. Actors in Cape Town and Johannesburg took control of auditions in their homes, taking turns with their families and lockdown buddies to double as cinematographers and performers while the casting team directed them from Aghulas and Cape Town. A truly collaborative effort that produced a lot of fun and great performances!

The South African contingent made a strong showing in Korean director John S Park’s final selections. They were sent storyboards, shotlists and detailed instructions from Korea, and set about directing themselves while their homey cinematographers used iPhones, Samsungs and whatever cameras they had, to shoot final broadcast material.

During these strange times of vulnerability and isolation, this emotionally powerful commercial celebrates health care workers around the world, and in its making has also created new frontiers of teamwork and empowerment.

Projects

Recent

Release

Uncle Morris
Films

Neill Blomkamp (dir: Oscar nominated District 9)

Firebase

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Old Favourites

Douglas Green / David Gillard, Velocity

Chaussea / Thomas Tyman, Egg

Spur / Sarel Esterhuizen, Wishbones

Hitachi / Jonathan Bensimon, The Network

Coke / Bryan Buckley, Egg

Asad / Bryan Buckley, The Asylum

Awards

 Nominated

Won

Contact

 Mon-Fri 09h00-18h00
Pentz Drive, Flamingo Vlei, Tableview, Cape Town