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BUD HOPES

Bud Hopes Film and Television Casting is a specialist Extras casting company based on the Gold Coast in QLD Australia.

With extensive industry experience of 15 years and over 50 Film & TV credits, Bud Hopes Casting is recognised for its delivery of high calibre and committed performers for all projects of any size or genre.

Through relationships with community organisations and quality talent agents, we're able to increase the production value of any show, with a commitment to the story being told in an accurate way.

Bud Hopes Casting is passionate about bringing realness and authenticity to all the stories we tell, and we'll go to any length to nail the brief every time.  

BRINGING THE HUMANITY TO CASTING

MEET THE TEAM
A SMALL TEAM, COMMITTED TO A CAUSE BIGGER THAN
THEMSELVES CAN ACHIEVE ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING.
OLIVIA GORDON

COORDINATOR

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NANCY SCOTT

COORDINATOR

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NICOLE LEO

COORDINATOR

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Liv is our Tech Queen and Massively scared of bugs. Get her to tell you about the story of her friend's car and the homeless person.

Nancy is the nicest one on our team and loves a stone and wood.

Nic is fluent in 3 languages and has a mum (and dad) who makes the best dumplings in the world.

Ticket to Paradise

Everyone should be so lucky to have the Bud Hopes experience. He and his team worked hard and brilliantly, filling our movie with the faces and personalities we needed. I'd work with them all again in a heartbeat.

Ol Parker

Director

Aquaman &
San Andreas

Bud and his team were not only hard working, professional and reliable but you could always count on their creative choices in hand selecting large to small groups of background tailored to each scene. Bud has a great calm about his approach and is a pleasure to work with.

Rob Cowan

Producer

Wanted

Just finished shooting Wanted and have to say an enormous thank you to Bud Hopes for providing such a wonderful colourful array of background artists for our series. Bud has such a creative eye and his choices have really added something special to our show.

Rebecca Gibney

The Ruins

Finding an entire community of "Mayan" villagers in Australia was one of my biggest concerns going into THE RUINS.  Somehow, Bud managed to find people that were both visually interesting and ethnically correct, but also were completely able to convey the sense of fear and drama that we needed for several very difficult scenes.

Carter Smith

Director

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I recently completed filming the Chronicles of Narnia: The voyage of the Dawn Treader. Our Film presented quite a few challenges for Extras Casting in that we had many different looks for our various locations, from 1940’s Cambridge to a fictional outer Narnian Island, as well as the crew of an eponymous ship. The group that he put together was great mix of faces and ethnicities. His briefings to this group built a very cohesive unit that worked well with the film crew and never complained. By the end they were almost like family. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an Extras Casting Director”

Michael Apted
Director

PIRATES 5 EXTRAS 3

Pirates of the Carribbean: Salazar's Revenge

I wish that I could bottle up Bud and take him with me, wherever I shoot in the world. Bud Hopes and his staff have impressed me both professionally and personally. This company would be a great asset to any film production.

Chris Castaldi
1st Assistant Director