Actors Wanted

Smiles Wanted – for our growing stock video portfolio.

Our stock video footage is downloaded across the world and used royalty free in a wide variety of commercial applications. I am always on the lookout for new actors of all ages (yes from 1 to 101), backgrounds and levels of experience. I make aspirational footage of everyday people and so stereotypical "catwalk model" looks are not what I am usually looking for. In fact a willing attitude and a great smile are most important. NB – these shots never include nudity, and my wife (who assists me) will always be present.

Our footage is available royalty free from a number of the leading international agencies, including iStockphoto, Getty Images, ShutterStock & Pond5

Here are some highlights edits of previous shoots – you’ll also be able to use clips for your own showreel/portfolio



Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your interest in being an actor for a stock video shoot.

Please follow the guidelines below.

1. Email:

Please send all inquiries to ben@benjacobson.co.uk. It would be very helpful if you could also mention how you found this page.

2. Pictures:

Please make sure that the picture(s) you are sending are not blurred or out of focus, and include the following:

  • I need to see you smiling (natural rather than grinning!)
  • Your face from both the front and the side
  • A full body shot (normal clothes are just fine)

3. Biography:

Please tell me about yourself: your age, job, education, experience in the field of photography or video, where are you from, and any special talents or hobbies you have (athletics, ballet, sports, rockclimbing, fishing etc.), or anything else that you think could be relevant.

Model Release:

All actors will be required to sign the following Model Release at the start of the shoot. It is written in fairly "legal" language, but essentially confers just enough rights to your image to me in order for me to be able to offer it "royalty free:". If you are under 18 years old, your parent / guardian must sign as well.