The Icarus Team
Chris Gloyn - C.E.O & Marketing Manager,
has worked in sales, marketing and promotion for most of his life with vast experience as a talent agent, he is responsible for sourcing potential models and film talent, running interviews or auditions, taking Profile Comp Card images, model portfolios, dealing with clients such as Photographers, Casting Agents, Production Houses and their requirements involving our models and talent, sourcing props and or other services involving various outsourcers.
He can be utilized as an on-set production stills photographer, a model and multi media photographer or for event co-ordination if required and has many years experience in the film industry including extra roles, support roles plus stunts in film and TV productions (see profile) .
A dancer and an experienced horse rider, experienced living history Re-enactor in both modern military and medieval and is fully combat weapons trained including modern fire arms.
Petra Gloyn - Talent Manager, Accounts and Contracts
She has run her own business for 25 years and has experience in finance and environmental, and contract law.
She is responsible for booking talent, compiling Comp Cards and online profiles, website development, accounts and contracts and submitting talent for casting briefs and ensuring that talent know their responsibilities and get to auditions and set locations.
An Experienced catwalk model plus glamour modelling experience, a dancer, an actress in stage plays and an experienced extra (see profile) and is the head of our equine talent section,
Marten Bearda - Portfolio Photographer
Marten has worked as a freelance photographer for 50 plus years, a valued member of the agency
He's easy going with a likeable personality
Fully Experienced in Black & White photography he has developed and printed his own images in his own dark room. With his modelling or film stills shoots he is always looking for that different angle or challenge. www.instagram.com/marten1954
He has a background in track and field. surf lifesaving, surfing, mounted horse games, equestrian ODE, farm life, landscapes, family life, and an experienced security officer.
Andy Belcher - Portfolio Photographer
Andy Belcher is a talented Bay of Plenty freelance photographer with 82 top photographic awards to his credit, including British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Australasian Underwater Photographer of the Year and Nikon Photo Contest International.
He shoots a wide variety of commercial photographic imagery from tourism to underwater, he runs photo workshops, offers private tuition, writes and photographs magazine features. He has just completed his third childrens book and works regularly with models.
Video & Film Production
Joel Staveley - Videographer
Joel's ability and skills allow him to work on a wide range of commercial & noncommercial projects in advertising, promotional content, music videos and more. He is fun to work with and has a professional work ethic and works to high standards and professional towards clients.
Joel was a specialist engineer in 3D visualization & industrial meteorology before following his passion into cinematography & photography. This led him into becoming a New Zealand photography & adventure tour guide while starting his own business, a content & video production agency in 2017. Eventually this introduced him into areas of portrait photography which opened doors into catalog, portfolio and lifestyle content photography for brands and models which he has built a reputation on.
Hair and Makeup
Maria Bosma - Head Makeup Artist
Marie studied at The Makeup School In Ponsonby in 2015. Since than she had a number of shows as a backstage Makeup Artist including Miss Bikini 2015, Charity Fashion show, Summer Breeze, Mrs NZ 2017, Miss Russia/NZ, and The Grand Indo Western Wedding fashion show 2018.
She also worked with one of the Top NZ Judges in hairdressing while living in Tauranga and has experience in many salons, eg; Rodney Wayne, Sirrocco and Hairkraft. Her future direction is to progress her talent through weddings, special effects and photo shoots.
Annie Curtis - Makeup Artist
Of British origin, Annie is a freelance makeup artist. She does the makeup 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.
Carla Taylor - Head Hair Stylist
New Zealand born, Carla developed her interest in hair through the intricacies of working on horses manes and tails. She works as hair stylist on various fashion shows and pageants.
She has also done catwalk modelling in fashion shows, and worked as an extra on Shortland Street, 800 Words and the TV movie Kiwi (see profile).
Carla is also on our equine talent team.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Carlas-Nails-And-Beauty-Room-202802893828106/