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Talent testimonials

Audrey B

I have been working with BGT since October 2015 and I have really enjoyed it so far. The team is amazingly nice and efficient. They offered me a lot of very interesting jobs. So far, I have been ... read more »

Audrey B

Anne Buckley

I joined my husband working for BGT in 2005, after seeing how much fun and extra money he was making in the short time he had been with the company. Since then I have had endless intriguing roles on ... read more »

Anne Buckley

Brian Horne

To get paid to play make pretend with awsum people on a global scale. What more would you want ... read more »

Brian Horne

Thiago Spacek

My first work experience in NZ was with BGT and I could not start better! This outstanding Agency, with friendly and truly professional staff team, lots of opportunities to work in cool projects and ... read more »

Thiago Spacek

Omar Torres

Working with BGT has been going great, a lot of different roles, locations and always new people to meet. It has been a really nice experience working with them, they always try to help if you have ... read more »

Omar Torres

Hamish Tailor

I joined BGT when they recruited me at their BGT stand at Big Boys Toys in November 2015. I had received free tickets for the show and it was a last minute decision to go. A decision definitely worth ... read more »

Hamish Tailor

Sue Stone

I started with BGT in mid 2016 and I really enjoy knowing that each job I do is different from the last one, different skills and acting changes each time. The opportunities I have been put forward ... read more »

Sue Stone

Jeffrey Bedwell

So far I have played a Roman senator, a judge, I've been on Shortland Street and Brokenwood Mysteries as well as a number of films and TV commercials. It's great fun and I love the work and being ... read more »

Jeffrey Bedwell

Sharon Fergusson

Flexibility is the key to working as an extra which is why it fits well with my lifestyle, and BGT’s user-friendly calendar system and hard-working staff make the process extremely accessible. ... read more »

Sharon Fergusson

Grant Boylan

I would like to say that the girls at BGT are very professional and helpful in getting me a role on a TV program or a movie. I have been with BGT since October 2015 and have been on five different ... read more »

Grant Boylan

Leigh Jelicich

I have been with BGT since 2010. One of the things I love about this work is it really doesn’t matter what you look like. Tall or short, thin or thick, African or Irish, there is always a role ... read more »

Leigh Jelicich

Robert Perham

I have been with BGT for almost 2 years and omg how famous am I (amongst family and friends anyway) As of recent months I've had featured roles in Shortland Street, Online photos for a well known ... read more »

Robert Perham

Alison Dobell

I signed up with BGT at an expo in Oct 2015 and have had a blast working on both TV and in movies I have meet the most amazing people, enjoyed a behind the scenes sneak peek at some of the most ... read more »

Alison Dobell

Gabriel Faatau'uu

I approached BGT a year ago. I got my first job within 2 days of signing up with BGT. One thing I liked about BGT was their flexibility and how it suited my lifestyle being the busy person I am. I ... read more »

Gabriel Faatau'uu

David Maida

I’ started with BGT in 2012 and absolutely love it! I’ve played just about every character you can imagine from a cop to a criminal. My first shoot on Shortland Street got me hooked. The ... read more »

David Maida

Marcia Ashensen

I signed up with BGT the day after I retired 3 years ago. All the staff of BGT are friendly and helpful and it has been great fun working on the various jobs that BGT have put me forward for. I ... read more »

Marcia Ashensen

Glen Stanton

100% happy with BGT! Although only 7 months since I signed I have had heaps of work and a huge variety of jobs which makes it fun. 'Making of the Mob Chicago', 'Westside', 'Jean Batten Movie', Kiwi ... read more »

Glen Stanton

Patrick McMillan

I have been with BGT since 2008 and have had regular work for all that time.I've had regular extra work and also featured work on a few commercials and tv programmes.I have enjoyed the nine years ... read more »

Patrick McMillan

Eric Bristow

Dear Scarlett,I can be a hard man to get a testimonial from. I don’t suffer fools gladly as the saying goes.But in this case I am only too glad to give one. THIS IS THE BEST SECOND JOB YOU CAN ... read more »

Eric Bristow

Terrique Treasurer

The BGT Team are fantastic! Professional, friendly and always ready to help. Since joining BGT I have been involved with movies, tv series, commercials and numerous shoots. From small roles all the ... read more »

Terrique Treasurer

Jeremy Jones

I have been with BGT just over one year now and coming from a technical background I wasn't sure if I would like it. But what a fantastic job working with professional people, the staff at BGT are ... read more »

Jeremy Jones

Sharon Hackett

I have been involved for 18 months now, since I retired and every week I am being put forward for roles.I do not necessarily get to the interview stage for them all but I have had some great parts ... read more »

Sharon Hackett

Kym Martin

I have been with BGT now for 2.5 years and have enjoyed my time with them very much. All of the staff at BGT are amazing people and incredibly friendly and that’s including BGT Extras. I would ... read more »

Kym Martin

Francesco Travaglia

Although I am only an extra, I have found your Agency most helpful in placing my name in various productions, and I am most impressed by the professionalism shown in your field ... read more »

Francesco Travaglia

Liz Philipp

"Calling all retirees! Being an extra has given me such an amusing time in retirement - I am paid to have a hobby. BGT must have an excellent reputation in the media world because there is so much ... read more »

Liz Philipp

Gretta Rodriquez-Jolly

"I have been with BGT for 1 year and recently signed back up again after moving away and back to Auckland. It has been a wonderful experience for me getting to see the film/TV industry first hand. I ... read more »

Gretta Rodriquez-Jolly

Balarama Lauder

I never thought much would happen when I signed up to BGT, but I was honestly surprised how often and the quality of the work I got. I had amazing experiences on set doing lots of different exciting ... read more »

Balarama Lauder

Zakaria Akabai

How would I summarise my experience with the BGT team so far? Effective, enjoyable and entertaining I suppose would be fitting. I first signed up with BGT so I could taste the onscreen atmosphere, ... read more »

Zakaria Akabai

Brent Lewis

I have been with BGT almost a year now. Have been involvedwith TV, Movie,Corporate Videos, Commercials. Its been veryinteresting to be a part of and have met some amazing peoplecast and crew.So if ... read more »

Brent Lewis

Shawn M. Whitworth

I just wanted say thank you to the crew who convinced me to sign up at Big Boys Toys.Not only is everyone I work with from BGT are friendly, they also worked with me on allowing my fee to be paid ... read more »

Shawn M. Whitworth

Erica, Joseph and Sophia - THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY SONS DREAM COME TRUE

Thank you so much to you and all the staff at BGT for helping my sons dream come true of meeting the Power Rangers and filming with them. We had so much fun on the set of Power Rangers. Joseph has ... read more »

Erica, Joseph and Sophia - THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY SONS DREAM COME TRUE

Sandy

I have got 300% more work in two months than I got in 8 months with another agency (who obviously I cannot name). All of the staff at BGT are amazing people and incredibly friendly but the best part ... read more »

Sandy

Ankita

I am Ankita and I am basically from India, I have been working in BGT since last 4 months.The staff are soo helpful and friendly and the jobs are so much fun! BGT are the best in the business :) ... read more »

Ankita

Annemarie

Recently I have been quite busy with my background work. I absolutely love it! I know it's suppose to be the best 2nd job, but for me it's my only job and so having had quite a bit of work this month ... read more »

Annemarie

Marco Fletcher

So today I was paid $180 for a night's work in Auckland, dancing in a grotty basement under a strobe light, knee-deep in foam.I live in Hamilton. I spent more time travelling than I did working and ... read more »

Marco Fletcher

Stephen Ellison - On the books 12 years encounting

My first experience as an extra started about 12 years ago in a movie about swing dancing , which was great fun , so I decided to search for a Talent Agency to further my experience in this field ... read more »

Stephen Ellison - On the books 12 years encounting

Aston Wilson

BGT all the way did my first job on super city season 2 thanx guys Aston Wilson ... read more »

Aston Wilson

Lydia Crick

Working for BGT rocks :) they are the best!!! or should I say we the best!!!! x Lydia Crick ... read more »

Lydia Crick

Craig Walker

Highly recommend this agency, have only been with them for a couple of week and they have already gave me a fair bit of work! Really enjoying myself being an extra and i cant wait for my next job! ... read more »

Craig Walker

Lezley Perkins

Back in 2005 I joined an agency (not mentioning any names but after 2yrs and only 3jobs, I thought was time to pack it in, but in March this yeat,I gave it anothetshot, this tme with BGT, so far ... read more »

Lezley Perkins

Ronny Couling

BGT NZ ! the most amazing talent agency in the whole of new zealand ! i have been to many different companies to try and get into this industry and BGT are the only ones who have helped me achieve ... read more »

Ronny Couling

Amanda Coker

i wish i had started working for BGT years ago, love the company, they look after there clients so well, having a blast with them. ... read more »

Amanda Coker

Nikki Johns

When signing up to BGT I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Since being on numerous TV programmes, adverts, and movies it has pushed me towards joining the South Seas programme and ... read more »

Nikki Johns

Christian Hipolito

I highly recommend to all talents BGT, because I can assure you that you will definitely have a job straight away. One thing I like the most is that they have good rapport with their talents and ... read more »

Christian Hipolito

Jamie Banks

I moved from another agency to BGT last year and I am so glad I did. I have found that the team is flexible to my individual needs, responds quickly to all my enquiries in a friendly and enthusiastic ... read more »

Jamie Banks

Annemarie Baker

Dear ladies at BGT I would like to let you know that so far I'm very impressed with you. I recently signed up with you. I filled out the details on the website (which by the way was very easy to ... read more »

Annemarie Baker

Lisette Vesper

Joined on Wednesday and was working on Thursday awsome crowd great people! Looking forward to more work !! ... read more »

Lisette Vesper

Coralie Owens

I have been working for BGT since 2008 and had some unforgettable experiences within the fluid acting industry; in fact there's never a dull moment with the variety of work on sets and locations ... read more »

Coralie Owens

Christian Hipolito

I love BGT. The first time i joined em. They gave me a job straight away at Shortland street. They have are pretty good communicating with their talents. I highly recommend to all aspiring actors and ... read more »

Christian Hipolito

Ash Smith

I would like to personally recommend BGT to anyone looking for second, or even a first job. BGT restored my confidence to get back into employment. While your working towards your dream job or ... read more »

Ash Smith

Colin Buckley

Since May 2005 I've had many interesting and rewarding days working with BGT; over 100 film and television sets have been worked on, including many TV commercials. Lots of interesting actors, extras, ... read more »

Colin Buckley

Katrena Doreen

I joined BGT in July 2010 and I have met so many people, all shapes and sizes and ages, it is for anyone!! they get heaps of work too. I had previously been with another agency and sure you get ... read more »

Katrena Doreen

Roberta

I have worked with BGT since 2005. My son also registered. I have met lots of awesome tv extras & you get to know the crew. I always look forward to work on the set. Who goes to work to have fun? ... read more »

Roberta

Lucas Young

"BGT make being an extra fun and profitable! They look after you through every step of the process, making sure you know exactly where you need to be and when. Their online calendar and booking ... read more »

Lucas Young

Warren Young

I have only been in BGT for a couple of months now and am no doubt impressed with how much work comes up. I have had fun with every job they have given me and the staff have been very helpful in ... read more »

Warren Young

Liz Marsh

I have only been on the books a little while and BGT lined me up with work very quickly. The website is so quick and easy to use and the online calendar means you can keep your availability up to ... read more »

Liz Marsh

Alex Smith

Being an extra is so much fun! I have been with background talent for a month now and I have already done some amazing jobs. Sarah and everyone in the office are so nice and helpful. Appearing on ... read more »

Alex Smith

Lisa Walker

I have been with BGT since 2005 and can honestly say i have enjoyed every job! Dealing with the staff is a dream, they are so friendly and professional. They always have so many ways of contacting ... read more »

Lisa Walker

Peter Denham Hilliard

The great thing about being an extra with BGT is the freedom and flexibility. Being a full time student has its challenges and the last thing needed by students is the added pressure from a ... read more »

Peter Denham Hilliard

Brendan

My unforgettable memorable moment as a featured extra was bellowing out my own lines at a rather impromptu audition. “These folk are the history of Ponsonby!” I cried out on the set of ... read more »

Brendan

Gordon

I have been with BGT for a number of years now I have had no reason to doubt their integrity I’m positive my name has been out there. I have been given work on regular basis. My reasons for ... read more »

Gordon

John Baanders

To future talent I am very pleased to be able to offer my recommendation for BGT. A great bunch of hard working people who always seem to be very willing to be of assistance when on a shoot or in ... read more »

John Baanders

Michael Delaney

Hi, I have been involved with BGT for the past few years. I have always found them great to deal with via Phone, Email, or Text. All correspondence is both accurate and timely, and the staff seem ... read more »

Michael Delaney

Christine Mundell

Hi I'm Christine I've worked on & off for BGT for a few years now and have never been sent to a job that I haven't enjoyed. I've always appreciated the difference between BGT and the other ... read more »

Christine Mundell

Patrick McMillan

I joined BGT three years ago just wanting to be an extra in different programmes which has happened, but what also has happened I have had the opportunity to be in a leading role in a TVC and other ... read more »

Patrick McMillan

Katarina Lavendar

BGT has given me many opportunities and unique experiences. The staff are always kind, friendly, helpful and professional. I have continued to love the jobs I am sent to and love the way I have ... read more »

Katarina Lavendar

Sue Buglass

I have enjoyed working with you guys and hope to continue for a couple more years yet. On the Just Juice set I heard good things about us and the man I was filmed with said he had had no work for a ... read more »

Sue Buglass

Jock Anderson

Although I have done very little work – because of going back into full time employment not long after I signed up and not being available – I have found BGT and staff professional, ... read more »

Jock Anderson

Annabel

Where to begin???!! Here's a few thoughts:Getting a Background Talent job is a bit of an indulgence for me. Sure, the extra money is useful but, as we all say - don't give up your day job! But the ... read more »

Annabel

Victoria

On the 20th Jan 2011 I worked on Shortland Street as a nurse. I have not yet been with BGT for a year & I have already spoken my first lines on the Small Screen. Well, it was an absolute thrill ... read more »

Victoria

Colin Webb

I am new to BGT...And I have to say the first job i was sent on was awesome...They let me know all that I had to do..I felt So comfortable, everything was s o organised. Having never done work for ... read more »

Colin Webb

Mary

I have been with BGT since 2007 and have found them to be very proactive and professional in the way they have handled my various roles. I have been a featured extra (Doctor) on Shortland Street ... read more »

Mary

Vickii

I've been with BGT for just over a year & my only regret is that I never joined earlier! - I thought you had to be an actor and/or model beautiful - but no you just have to be you! BGT have been ... read more »

Vickii

Joyclen Wintle

Been with BGT for 7 or more years. Wouldnt be anywhere else as no one looks after me like the BGT team. They are not just top prefessionals but take it to a personal level that makes me feel like a ... read more »

Joyclen Wintle

Phillip Tarrant

Woah, who would have guessed that within a week of joining up with BGT, that my little fantasy of being on Shortland Street would come true! And from then to be a part of a TV commercial, another TV ... read more »

Phillip Tarrant

Sarah Hand

I've thought of working as an extra for years now, and after signing up with Background Talent about a month ago, I'm pleased to say that Im finally doing something I've always wanted to do and ... read more »

Sarah Hand

Kristina Wrightson

Hi I’ve been with BGT for one and a half years and I’ve loved every minute of it. I would like to thank all the girls in the office for doing such a great job, when ever I ring into ... read more »

Kristina Wrightson