WHO WE ARE
Marketing and Promotions Manager
Chris is responsible for sourcing models and talent, taking Comp Card images, dealing with Casting Agents and Production Houses, pre-production requirements involving our models and talent, props and other services (if required). He has worked in sales, marketing and promotion for most of his life.
He has 20 years experience as a model and talent agent, model and media photographer.
He can also be utilised as an on-set production stills photographer.
Chris has worked as an extra, including support role in film and TV productions (see profile). and is an experienced re-enactor in both modern military and medieval roles, dancer, competent horse rider and a mounted combat trainer.
Talent Manager, Accounts and Contracts
Petra is responsible for booking talent, compiling Comp Cards and online profiles, website development, submitting talent for casting briefs and ensuring that talent know their responsibilities and get to auditions and set locations. She also handles accounts and contracts.
She has run her own business for 25 years and has experience in finance as well as environmental and contract law.
She has performed as a dancer, an actress in stage plays and as an extra (see profile)and also has modelling experience. She runs a Dark Age re-enactment group and is currently NZ’s only female gladiatrix.
Wellington born Maddy Gibson works with our Marketing Manager sourcing new talent for work in the film and TV industry and for modelling assignments.
She started modelling when she was 16 years old and has since walked the runway during the Auckland Fashion Extravaganza 2017, and has modelled for Icarus Talent and Denyse Saunders Model Management. She has done various styles of dance and has performed on TV (see profile).
She also has photographic abilities and has attended many photography courses
Lelaine De la Cruz
Lelaine Dela Cruz, a Filipino-Latina works with our Marketing Manager sourcing new talent for the film and TV industry for modelling assignments.
She began modelling when she was 14 years old and has since walked the runway during the Auckland Fashion Extravaganza 2017, modeled for Icarus Talent and Denyse Saunders Model Management. While songwriting, directing and singing for Smokefree Rockquest, LOJ Music Ministry - The Feast, KBB Music Festival, Psalmo Koro Orchestral Choir and ACT choir on the side. She has done various styles of dances and was one of the lead of an award-winning primary school brass band in Singapore.
She has experience with figure skating and amateur acting with her school productions, and has performed on TV (see Profile).
Originally from India, Kuljeet Soni, our chief photographer, is responsible for taking professional portfolio images for our models. He can be hired as an on set production stills photographer through Icarus Talent if required (Agency rates apply). He can be hired for portfolio work by people who don’t wish to join Icarus Talent, but his rate for non agency work is higher.
Kuljeet’s experience covers a vast array of photographic assignments including portraits, model/actor/talent profiles, children, glamour, product photography (eg jewellery, shoes, T-shirts, bags, purses, home décor and furnishings), weddings, parties, concerts, movie premiere, exhibitions, sports events, production stills, advertising, fashion shows, and more.
Originally from South Africa, Brian Livingstone is responsible for taking portfolio images for our models. He can be hired as an on set production stills photographer through Icarus Talent if required (Agency rates apply). He can be hired for portfolio work by people who don’t wish to join Icarus Talent, but his rate for non agency work is higher.
Brian has received honours from the Photographic Society of New Zealand and the Royal Photographic Society. His experience covers a vast array of photographic assignments including portraits, model/actor/talent profiles, glamour, weddings, balls and parties, concerts and performing arts, beauty pageants, sports events, fashion shows, and more. Over the past four years Brian has mounted exhibitions during the annual Auckland Festival of Photography. Apart from photography Brian also does extra work (see profile).
Of British origin, Annie is a freelance makeup artist. She does the markeup for actors at the Harlequin Theatre.
She is a screen production major at Auckland University and has done some amateur acting, modelling for Cut Above, and can sing and play the piano (see profile).
She can be hired as an on-set makeup artist through Icarus Talent.
Alexander James Holloway
Alexander Holloway is an Actor and Fight Choreographer from England with many shows and productions under his belt. Since being in New Zealand he has already worked with the top theatres in Auckland choreographing many shows and productions. from small productions at schools to 10 week productions at POP UP GLOBE. He runs the NZ Stage Combat School.
Alexander's fighting/fight choreography credits include: The Royal Opera House; The Tower Of London; Secret Cinema; Green street 3; Q Theatre; Auckland Theatre Company; Auckland Academy of Dance; TAPAC; The Actors Program; Pop Up Globe; Sky City Theatre.