If you're a freelance filmmaker looking for work and are struggling to find film jobs near your then this blog might help! Film crew agents, the same as casting agents, work for filmmakers to help them find work on projects they are interested in. If you don't have an agent yet then this will be a crucial next step to finding steady work in film and TV production. Below we have put together a list of 40+ london film crew agents.
Each of these agents all specialise in something slightly different so we recommend that you look through each one and shortlist ones that are the most relevant to you. You will find some agents which mainly work with production assistants, some that mainly find jobs for camera operators and so on. You'll also find that some specialise in film, some in TV and some in commercial projects.
Aside from looking for an agent you can also take a look at our list of film job sites here, which will give you a list of all the different platforms and websites where both recruiters and individual companies post jobs. You will be able to apply for the jobs right on these platforms.
You can also go down the route of preemptively emailing and calling film production companies, letting them know that you're interested in working for them and asking if they have any vacant positions. If that strategy sounds interesting to you then take a look at this blog with a list of London film production companies.
Finally Facebook groups are still a great place to find work especially if you're a freelancer looking to get jobs on smaller projects. We have put together a few list of useful Facebook groups which you can check out below:
Film Crew Agents
We hope you enjoyed this blog about finding work as a freelance filmmaker. Although the competition is high, whether you are looking for runner work, camera operator jobs, editing jobs or any other positions there are hundreds of jobs being advertised every single day in cities such as London - you just need to know whether to look. As we mentioned before take a look at some of our other resources for building a film career below:
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions - we'd love to hear from you!
If you are looking to find work as a freelancer in the film industry and would like some more guidance and help, then take a look at this Udemy course which goes through a detailed client acquisition strategy. The course outlines three separate strategies for finding steady work as a freelancer without using any paid advertising or social media promotion.
We also offer a series of courses on funding and distributing your film online which you can browse using the links below:
Feature Film Funding and Distribution Course - 14+ hours of video tutorials will guide you through the entire process of funding and distributing your film. It will go through a variety of methods and strategies including crowdfunding, private investors, product placement, online distribution, cinema releases and much, much more!
Feature Film Producing Course - 4+ hours of video tutorials teaching you how to fund and distribute a feature film with a budget between 50–500k.
Film Crowdfunding Course - 4+ hours of video tutorial teaching you how to prepare for, launch and market a film crowdfunding campaign.
Online Film Distribution Course - 4+ hours of video tutorials teaching you how to self-distribute a feature film online.
Finally, you can also take a look at our upcoming online and in-person London-based events here.