Supplying the best Extras in the whole of Scotland, North of England and London.

So Why Choose Us?

At Rentacrowd we believe there’s no such thing as just an extra.

The majority of our clients are looking for real people so we take the time to handpick our talent so that we can place them exactly where they belong. Our talent pool encompasses the young, elderly, unique and the beautiful, thus providing Talent for all types of supporting work.

Working hard since early 2003, our personal-touch, attention to detail and longstanding relationships has made us the “go to” Agency for Background Artists. This has helped us to create and maintain long lasting relationships with the very top Creatives in the industry.

We completely understand that Background Casting is an integral part of bringing authenticity to any production. Our attention to detail and awareness of tight deadlines helps us to create realistic backgrounds for any scene.

Both Client and Talent; you will always have our full attention and we will make you our top priority. It’s important to mention that as a Supporting Artist it’s not likely that you’ll be hitting the red carpet but you will always be a Star in our eyes!

TV Extras

TV Extras

At Rentacrowd we love a bit of Drama! We regularly supply TV extras for a number of well known TV shows such as River City and Outlander and recently we have also worked on productions such as The Syndicate, Waterloo Road, Bobs Servant, Good Cop and many more.

Film Extras

Film Extras

Supplying supporting artists to films is always really interesting as every project is so different to the next. Throughout the years we have been proud to supply to: Filth, The Angels Share, The Railwayman, The Waterhorse, The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby and many more.

Advert Extras

Advert Extras

We love supplying Supporting Artists for TV Commercials. A lot of this type of work is crowd-based work so we are working with large numbers of SA’s to populate crowd scenes. This usually means long hours but is also an enjoyable experience because we only work with the best people. We have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most famous brands in the world over the last 13 years including: Adidas, Guinness, Mars, Irn Bru, Smyths Toy Superstore, Scotrail and many, many more.

Want to get involved?

We hold recruitment and photo days twice a year in January and June. It is FREE to join but unfortunately we can’t take on everyone who applies to the agency. If you would like to come along and have a chat with us then please register your interest today.

Our Skills

Not every shoe fits so it’s important to find the right fit of Extra for our Agency.  It makes work not seem like work and that’s always a good thing.  Our recruitment process involves a face to face meeting and an application process.  This helps to keep us all on the same page expectation wise.

It’s important to keep our Talent base up to date so we hold FREE head shot days in both January and June months so that our Extras can come in ad update their photos for free.

It’s an age-old urban myth that ‘My Agent hangs on to my payment for interest’ well not us!  We never hang on to payments.  As soon as the payment arrives into the Client account we pay it straight back out provided we have a completed invoice from you.  No hassle, no fuss.

We operate an A, B, C booking system.

1st email Availability check

2nd email Booking confirmation

3rd email Call sheet – with all the information needed to do the job

Some of our Clients

Irn Bru
STV
Sky
Mars
ITV
Channel 5

Testimonials

  • I have just done my first film as a Supporting Artist and what a great two days I had. Alana was very helpful in getting the call times over for the dates I was working on.
    Martin Walters, Supporting Artist
  • “I have been with Alana’s agency since September 2014 and since the have had numerous assignments.  These have been most enjoyable and I have learned lots about filming, something which I’m keen to pursue as a future career. Alana has always been professional and friendly, quickly answering any queries I have had, and is always on hand to offer advice. I love being a part of her team.”

    Aaron McDonald
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • ‘’Working for Alana and the Agency has been a fantastic opportunity for me, I have met many people from all walks of life, including actors and had some laughs along the way. Her professionalism, attention to detail  and immaculate administration is impeccable. I look forward to being on set again and being an ambassador for Alana and the Renta Crowd team’’

    David Blair
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • “Probably about 10 years as an extra now and Alana, at Rentacrowd comes highly recommended. Quick with the bookings and quick with the payments – this is all you need to know. The Best.”

    Hamilton Semple
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • I’ve worked on quite a few productions for Alana and always enjoy the experience it brings.
    The agency is very professional and are always on hand to give support and advice when needed.

    Kenneth Martin
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • I signed up with Alana when I took early retirement and my experience to date has been very enjoyable. Alana is spot on with offering a variety of roles to her clients and is great at letting people know if they have been chosen. The Agency’s professionalism is first class and the team highly respected for that. I’m glad I chose Alana and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. So far……so brilliant!

    Patricia Clark
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • Alana is the kind of agent who you could work with only for a short period of time, but can make you feel like you’ve known each other for years. An incredibly hard working and honest team who have their peoples best interests at the forefront of their priorities. I hope to be able to work with Alana and the team for many years to come.

    Adrian McCallum

    Adrian McCallum
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • Alana is a First Class Agent for aspiring supporting actors of all ages and backgrounds. Experienced actors are always welcome. For first timers being on a film or TV set is very interesting to watch; Cameras, Lighting, Audio technicians all working with Directors, Producers, Make up people and many others.
     

    Jim Gillies
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • Having wanted to work for an agency for many years, I finally plucked up the courage to do it and joined Rentacrowd. I am so glad I did!! I have had such good fun, the other supporting are great to work with and we all get on really well. I wish I had done this years ago!!

    Dorothy Brown
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • I have been with Alana’s agency for over 4 years. She has always been very professional, helpful and supportive towards me during this time. Alana always keeps everyone up to date with ongoing and potential projects. I am very happy to be involved with her agency.

    Silvana Haworth
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • I’ve experienced the most personal and encouraging, invites to attend auditions, put myself forward for roles, and I’ve been kept updated with the goings on of the agency too. This has set the Rentacrowd apart from any other – online and real world agency I have dealt with before.

    Toni Benedetti
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • Alana and Rentacrowd I’ve been with now since around 2005.  I’ve had loads of exciting castings and work through them and they have been a very reliable Agency when it comes to information on the job and of course, being paid.  I’ve done television, film and commercial modelling through them and have been very well represented throughout.  I would highly recommend Alana and her team to anyone looking to break into the exciting world of extras and featured artists.

    Lynsey Milroy
    Trained Actor/ Dancer, Entrepreneur and Rentacrowder
  • I have been with Rentacrowd for five years and have found the service professional and helpful. Information given is comprehensive, dates and times always accurate and invoices are honoured within a short time scale. The agency offers a good variety of interesting work and I have been privileged to work on TV ads Outlander, River City and films. Keep up the good work.

    Jim Findlay
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • I have a really high opinion of the agency and Alana has always been very friendly yet professional and helpful.  She has always answered my queries and payments have been made very promptly and efficiently.  I’ll certainly be sticking with Rentacrowd for the foreseeable future.

    Pamela Aitken
    Model, Extra & Rentacrowder
  • I have only been registered as a supporting artiste with Alana and Rentacrowd for a few months, but they have been excellent to work with.  I have been offered numerous opportunities to work with them. Emails always contain very clear instructions, regarding venue, start time, and any other essential information.  Payment for work is also received very promptly.  Rentacrowd is a very professional, efficient and friendly organisation.  Alana clearly very much enjoys her work, and her happy personality shows through.  For anyone looking for the opportunity to be involved in filming opportunities as a Supporting Artiste, (Film Extra) I would very much recommend joining Alana and Rentacrowd. You will not regret it!

    Laura Purdy
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • Alana keeps me updated, informed and feeling cared about.  We have no upfront fees, which is so professional.  I had my first major improvised comedy/featured role from Alana and I loved every minute of it, thanks for believing in me!! Cant wait for 2016 and what it brings for us all.

    Anne Irvine
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder
  • Alana is a constant workaholic, which is shown through her dedication and work ethic towards the industry.  She never fails to support her Actors and always remains professional even in the most hectic of situations.  I am proud to be involved with the Agency and always look forward to what the future will bring.

    Cole Stewart
    Rentacrowder
  • I have been with Alana for 18 months. I have heard some horror stories about other agents with respect to late payers, sloppy organisation, etc, and I’m glad to be one of those lucky people with a great agent!

    Sophie Houston
    Professional Supporting Artiste and Rentacrowder