We are Reel Angels and our mission is to get more women working in technical roles in the film and television industry.
Reel Angels was founded in 2010 by Lulu Elliott, a female technician working in the film and television industry in the UK. The first of its kind Reel Angels focuses exclusively on placing female technicians in paid roles across the film and television industry.
We have over 150 freelancers on our books and are growing. Our crew include DOPs, Camera Ops, Focus Pullers, Sound Recordists, Boom Ops, Gaffers, Best Boys, Editors and Sound Post Production. They have held key positions on numerous high end television projects including Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey as well as major movies like Star Wars, Gravity and World War Z to name but a few.
Reel Angels takes the hassle and bureaucracy out of freelancing for you by taking care of all paperwork and HMRC requirements so you can focus on what you do best – focus on your craft!
We pride ourselves on being more than a booking agency for freelancers. With Reel Angels you can also take advantage of the RA Network, an online network where you can meet and engage with other women working in technical roles in the industry. We host networking events with panels featuring high profile speakers and quality networking to get you acquainted with more professionals in the industry an increase your own visibility and network of contacts.
We recently received funding from the BFI and continue to receive endorsements and support from key organisations and influencers in the film and television industries.
“Reel Angels is a positive agency working to support women in the industry, both through training and career opportunities. Its aim to increase the number of women in roles where they are currently under represented – such as camera, lighting, and sound – is one that we at WFTV (UK) wholeheartedly support.”
Kate Kinninmont, CEO, Women in Film & TV (UK)
“Finally a reliable female fronted crewing company – much needed for this media generation. Ladies can multi task AND take care in their work plus half the people we film are female! I’ll be definitely taking on a Reel Angel!”
Sara Harding, TV Producer/Director – V, Reading and T in the Park festivals, BAFTAS, Classic Rock and Q Awards for C4, Sky, MTV worldwide
“Reel Angels are an excellent outfit. They seem to know the very best up-and coming female crew in the UK. I found exactly what I needed in terms of lighting and camera: plus an enthusiasm and energy from the clients sometimes lacking in the Kingdom of Men that is the film set. I would use Reel Angels anytime. I love the balance that women bring to the television world.”
James Kent (Emmy winning BBC Drama and ‘Testament of Youth’ Director)