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Paddington Station Rent-A-Crowd

Do you need to hire a large group of extras for your activity?

Rent-A-Crowd were approached by an agency who needed over 155 people to be part of a new train launch taking place at Paddington Station in London. You can imagine the excitement in the office when this proposal came in and our amazing bookings team ran castings to select and book the perfect talent for the project.

The crowd needed to represent a broad cross section of rail users, going to and from the platform and getting on and off the train (all on a cold winter morning!)

You can imagine such a large group of people getting a lot of attention with other travellers and visitors asking lots of questions and creating a buzz about the new train (which had already been spotted in advance by the keen railway enthusiasts!)

Our experienced bookings team took time to read and digest the clients brief before selecting the most suitable candidates from the client’s desired demographic groups (young, old and families)  The client had specified in their brief the number of individuals required within each age category and we provided this to ensure they captured the exact required media footage for their train launch.

We Can Also Provide Onsite Event Managers!

When dealing with such a large crowd, Rent-A-Crowd can provide you with dedicated Event Managers.  For this job we allocated three on site event managers to meet and greet the extras at the venue, allocate them into their groups and answer any questions they had.  Having these EM’s in place meant they could work with the client directly and then communicate the client instructions as needed, freeing up the client’s time to focus on the job in hand (capturing the required footage) – this is part of the service we offer and does not incur additional fees.

Feedback both on the day and post filming was great and the activity was a success – they were delighted with the service we gave them!