SAMDB evolved through Showreel Africa, and is a database with a built in intelligent search engine for everyone in the model and film industry. Jointly we have over 30 years experience in the film and IT arena and felt South African's need to be catapulted to a world-class level. We have incredible talent in this country and South Africans have a worldwide reputation for having a very strong and professional work ethic. But they need to be seen!
We have created a platform to showcase all of South Africa's talent and make them more accessible locally and internationally. Simultaneously SAMDB creates a platform to market all agencies, production companies, and crew agencies, and freelance industry professionals.
Different packages are available and we have a free membership for actors and industry professionals who have a film or TV credit. We offer Free, Standard, Gold and Platinum memberships. Please refer to the 'join' link for more details.
SAMDB offers profiles for all, both those in front of the camera, and behind, related agencies, companies, and services. Information is searchable, and browsable by the public, the fans of what we create. Rentals stores can have lists of their titles, along with stock quantities linked to their profiles.
Our database offers searches for actor / model, agency, casting house / studio, casting directors, production company, producer, director, assistant director (AD), director of photography (DOP), crew, photographers, photographic studios, makeup / hair stylist, wardrobe stylist, film, TV, theatre, commercial, which countries commercials are flighted in, voice-over, persons co-starring, coaches, training facilities, training courses, video store, location companies, stunts / special effects, miscellaneous services, off-set maintenance.
As new members sign up in each category, so the searches will return more comprehensive results. Searching by name, company, job title will return results. The film, TV, theatre, voice-over pages list credits of members of SAMDB. Video rental stores will provide access to movie titles in stock at the relevant video stores that have signed up with SAMDB.