goal of this website
Well informed, you'll get further faster
The motivation behind this website is to inform newcomers and guide them through this world. As a director, producer and casting agent, I, Kris De Meester, have many years of experience in the film and commercial industry under my belt. The knowledge and insights I've accumulated I wish to share with you here.
I started my career in 1990, taking on different roles with many of the film industry’s finest. Over the decades, I've teamed up with numerous award-winning directors. Such included big names like Lars von Trier, Terence Davies, Thomas Vinterberg, Timo Vuorensola, Wolfgang Becker, Philippe Grandrieux, and Koen Mortier. I've directed and wrote two of my own feature films, which garnered a good amount of awards on the international film festival scene. At the same time, I also took on roles as a casting director in a number of films. My repertoire includes titles such as "A Quiet Passion", "Ex Drummer", "Ich und Kaminski" and "Un Lac". I was also the casting director for Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" Volumes I & II, both of which have been featured on Netflix. Meanwhile, as a producer, I have worked on dozens of award-winning independent films to date. Such include "Little Wing", "Vessels", "Share with me Your Brightest Colors", "Menthol", and "All About the Feathers". In recent years, I joined Hal Hartley as an executive producer in the production of the feature film “Where to Land” that has yet to be released. Finally, I've run a casting agency for over 25 years, giving me a good understanding of the ins and outs of this industry.
Note that while I cannot give you jobs, this website is meant to help you prepare in the best way and guide you to making a fully-fledged career out of acting, modeling or voice work.
Preparation and knowledge are the building blocks of any successful career. With the right attitude and mindset you can forge skills into experiences. Make sure you are informed well enough before stepping into this business. This website can give you some insights to guide you through the process.
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You want to profile yourself as a model or actor. But where do you start? And what should you pay attention to? What are casting agencies, what do they need from you, and what can they do for you?
On this website you will find a step-by-step plan to put yourself on the market; an overview of casting agencies, photographers, and makeup artists; answers to frequently asked questions and the casting process.
how to put yourself on the market
01 - preparation
what do you stand for, and what do you need to profile yourself?
02 - registration
agencies will hopefully include you in their portfolio and promote you
03 - follow-up
brand awareness and brand connotation will help you get recognized