MODELLING IN CAPE TOWN 2018

 One of the many numbers I was at the castings ;) 

One of the many numbers I was at the castings ;) 

This is a little resume of my 2 months stay here in Cape Town. Just some quick information on the side if you have missed my recent posts here. I came to Cape Town for the modelling season for the first time end of January. As I always heard so many good things about this City and are an avid traveller, South Africa has always been on my list. So luckily this year I had the opportunity to escape the cold winter in the UK for 2 months and see what it's all about.  

I honestly have to say that I had quite high expectations regarding the model work out here. I’ve always heard people saying how amazing it is to work in Cape Town, as often you can land the big money jobs. 

Clients have always been coming to Cape Town as they get long days of daylight, stunning locations and it's much more affordable to shoot here than in the rest of the world. However this season sadly has been a big struggle for almost everyone. As soon as the `Water restriction problems`hit the headlines across the world, {If you have missed my post `The struggle is real! Water restrictions in Cape Town! You'll find it HERE} Clients cancelled their productions. Which means, less clients came out here than expected, but still tones of models, photographers, make up artists etc. are on stay. Which is great when you want to update and revamp your model portfolio. As Cape Town got such stunning locations and amazing light you would be silly not to do some test shoots out here. I had organised a few shoots myself and can’t wait to share those images with you very soon. Also wherever you go, you always see a production filming or shooting on the streets, by the beaches etc. 

Most people in this industry know each other already and you will see big groups hanging out together at the beaches or going for hikes etc. It seems like that most of them treat this trip more like a holiday get away to have lots of fun with their friends from home, rather than a work trip. I did not expect anything else in a hot country like this with fun things to do and to explore hehe. 

So all this means, that there have been not many castings as everyone had wished for. I felt often castings were over run by all the models, even though they apparently were requested ;). Which means that you end up being a high number for example 299. This just shows you how high the competition can be! I have to add that this particular client has casted 5 different roles, from a mountain bike enthusiast, to rock climbers and a yogi etc. No wonder they cast literally everyone to find the right models. 

Oh well, I’m not the only one struggling to seek some work and tried to make the best out of it. I had obviously a lot of time to explore and check out what Cape Town has to offer. I’ll be writing about some tips to where to go and what to do in Cape Town very soon, so stay tuned! xx Annabell 

 Beautiful studio space for an Aldi casting

Beautiful studio space for an Aldi casting

 Waiting to get called in for an audition for a shoe client

Waiting to get called in for an audition for a shoe client

 Casting/Fitting for a bridal client 

Casting/Fitting for a bridal client