2014 - THE MASTER POST

POST : JANUARY 02, 2015


It's been a big year for OSS, quite possibly our biggest yet!

As we welcome 2015 with open arms, we thought we'd take a look back at what kept us so busy last year..and what's in store for the company as it enters its fifth year!

We kick-started 2014 mid-contract with offices at Pinewood Studios, London. The team were working fiercely alongside various production companies at the studios, as well as putting the final touches in place enabling us to introduce 'OhSoTall' to our branding.
With just three months remaining at Pinewood, we made preparations for the agency's open week - a week dedicated to meeting new and existing actors, as well as taking photos for the website & Casting Book! After 40,000 headshots, full lengths and promotional photos, it was time to select our actors images that would sit alongside their info and credits on our new website.
Our website was relaunched in March and received great feedback! The site featured our first ever 'News' page - a section constantly updated with current projects and movie news. The page has since become the most viewed on our website!




Leaving Pinewood in April, we returned to Cardiff and resumed our search for International short & tall actors. We're thrilled to now represent over 150 actors internationally, and look forward to expanding our database of talent.

As we entered mid year, several of our actors began filming for new projects including: Get Santa, Jungle Book, 24: Live Another Day and the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
Whilst plenty of projects were gaining momentum and heading into production, the marketing campaign began for other movies we had been involved with in the previous year. Tarzan 3D, Muppets Most Wanted!, Maleficent and Season 4 of Game of Thrones were all gearing up for release. It's always an exciting moment for us to see the final outcome of months of auditions, preparation and the tiresome hours our actors work whilst filming. Needless to say we are extremely proud of these projects and were excited to learn of their huge success! Maleficent in particular passed over $700million in sales, thus contributing to Disney's whopping intake of $4Billion at the global box office last year!



Fast forward to August and things seemed to pick up dramatically.. Whilst we can't give away details of many of the projects our actors became involved with just yet.. we can excitedly announce the Avengers sequel & Warner Bros reboot of 'Pan' certainly managed to keep us busy! (More details of our involvement with these films on our news page)
August also saw the departure of OSS director Jo, who moved to the United States to be with her husband, Josh
Jo has been a vital part of our company since day one.. and we can assure you her work with OSS does not end here.




Following Jo's departure, we announced the arrival of the OSS app for iPhone and iPad! The app features extended news articles, exclusive announcements and a Studio Finder. The app has been well received with downloads from across the globe!
In October, we joined forces with Little Giant Media - a company specialising in photography and creative media. We used their studios as a base to meet new actors, as well as develop upcoming projects which we hope to benefit both companies in the near future.




The final months of 2014 saw our army of OSS actors prepare to take to the stage for panto season!
Jack & the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington and Snow White & the Seven Dwarves became the talk of the office as we prepared to watch a number of actors perform in various locations across the United Kingdom. The shows have each received fantastic reviews and performances will continue throughout January 2015.



And there we have it, 2014 in a nutshell!




2015 RELEASES
TV & FILM RELEASES WITH OSS INVOLVEMENT :

This year will see a whole host of TV and Film releases in which we are proud to have been a part of! From Into The Woods.. to Avengers : Age of Ultron, our actors have stepped in front of the camera to help create some of the biggest movies of 2015!

  • Into The Woods Into The Woods Released January 09, 2015
  • Jupiter Ascending Jupiter Ascending Released February 06, 2015
  • Cinderella Cinderella Released March 27, 2015
  • Avengers : Age of Ultron Avengers : Age of Ultron Released April 24, 2015
  • PAN PAN Released July 17, 2015
  • Game of Thrones Game of Thrones Season 5 : Released, TBC
  • Robot Overlords Robot Overlords Released : TBC




THE 2015 CASTING WEEK


We'll be starting 2015 with offices back at Pinewood Studios, London to hold our third Casting Week!
With plenty of movies set to shoot here in the UK this year, we're looking for new and existing Short & Tall talent to attend the casting week in order to be placed on our website.

Photography sessions will be available from the 13th January - 17th January.
Full details can be viewed on the official Casting Week page here.