Understanding the Diverse Roles within OTHER PRODUCTION CREW

Behind every successful film production is a team of dedicated professionals working tirelessly to bring the story to life. From casting directors who meticulously select the perfect actors for each role, to storyboard artists who transform words into captivating visuals, and caterers who keep everyone fueled with delicious food – these are just a few of the unsung heroes that make magic happen on the silver screen.

Join us as we peel back the curtain and explore the fascinating world of those who work behind-the-scenes in film production.

Casting Director

Works closely with the Director and Producer to understand requirements, suggests artists for each role, as well as arranging and conducting interviews and auditions.

Storyboard Artist

Visualises stories using sketches on paper. Quick pencil drawings and marker renderings are two of the most common traditional techniques, although nowadays Flash, Photoshop and specialist storyboard software applications are being used more often.


Catering is provided by specialist companies who drive catering trucks packed with food and a range of equipment including ovens, gas and water to each Unit Base for filming.

Unit Nurse

Provides first aid cover and primary healthcare to the cast and crew on a film production. This includes ensuring that people are looking after their own health.


Unit Publicist

Responsible for Unit press and the publicity budget set by Producers. Work on a freelance basis, and are hired only for the duration of each shoot, although may also be employed to handle distribution publicity in the run-up to the film’s release.

Stills Photographer

Stills Photographers usually work on set, recording scenes from the film, but they may also be required to set up photographs in the style of the film in a studio environment.


The world of film production is a vast and complex one, with many different professionals coming together to bring a story to life on the big screen. From casting directors who search for the perfect actors to caterers who keep everyone fueled during long days of filming, each person plays an important role in the success of a movie. Unit nurses ensure the health and well-being of cast and crew, while stills photographers capture moments from behind-the-scenes.

And let’s not forget about unit publicists who work tirelessly to promote the film before its release. Without these dedicated professionals working behind-the-scenes, our favorite movies would not be possible. So next time you watch a film, take a moment to appreciate all those involved in bringing it to fruition.


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