Sonders understand that what makes them different is what makes them special. They accept their peculiarities and embrace their weirdnesses. Sonders have the courage to be vulnerable and dare to be seen. They connect meaningfully, appreciating the originality in others. Sonders question the status quo and do what they feel is right, living by their own standards. They are the daily heroes that can change the way we think. Sonders have their own singular purpose and build upon their beliefs. They understand who they are and decide who they will become. Sonders are authentic, real, one of a kind. They have the audacity to light up their unique spark and set their world on fire. Sonders break the chains of what’s expected of them and live like no one’s watching.
We’re not a traditional model agency. We are here to create a future where advertising does not make us aspire to be like others, but inspire us to be the best version of ourselves. This is the reason why we have authentic people of all ages, styles and ethnicities shooting commercials all over the world.
Our focus is advertising. We also have a department that places our sonders in promotional jobs.
Yes! We like all ages, from 0 to infinity.
We are here from Monday to Friday to answer your questions. You can always send us questions during the weekend, we will reply to you as fast as we can.
Sonder is currently active in Lisbon, Oporto and Barcelona. If you are in another city you can also be part of our community, but you will have fewer opportunities to work.
I am not a sonder yet...
No. You just have to apply and wait for a response from us.
Our exclusivity agreement is valid for all advertising jobs. What this means is that by being a part of our agency you can not be registered in others to do advertising as well. Note that this does not include modeling jobs and acting jobs.
No, you can do both jobs at the same time, there is no problem.
No, but whenever you make campaigns for the brands that are sponsoring you you have to keep us informed.
To apply you just have to click on this link and give us your information and photos. As soon as we have an answer for you, we'll let you know.
We ask you to apply through our website. You will see that it is much simpler and more comfortable for you!
Send us photos where we can see you features perfectly. It is very important that you do not hide your face with sunglasses, hats or other props. The lighting should be good (no shadows). Overall be yourself, we just want to see authentic people!
Not yet. There are two stages of approval. A first phase in which you will have to send us some photos and basic information (1min.). And a second stage in which we ask for more specific information, photographs and a video.
The video we ask for is very simple and similar to what is requested in casting. We just want you to do a brief presentation and tell us what you like to do in your free time... You can also tell us about your passions! Deep down we just want to get to know you a little bit better.
We kindly ask you to please send a presentation video. We want to know you and not the character you played. It is important for us to feel your energy!
Not yet. Once you submit the second application with the information, photographs and video we will once again evaluate your process and give you feedback as soon as we have an answer. If you are approved at this stage then you will be officially ONE OF US!
I am already a sonder...
The casting is the first step to make an ad. It's a test in which you have to be in front of a camera and do what the casting director asks you. In most situations you will have to do a brief presentation of yourself, just like you did in the video of the second step of this application.
You will be informed of the casting by sms. In this message you will have all the required information for the casting (brand, day, place, clothing and etc).
Once you get the message the most important thing is to book the casting as fast as you can. In the message you will have all the important information for the casting (brand, day, place, clothing and etc). Once you have the casting booked you just have to go on the day and time scheduled. When you are in the casting listen to all the casting director advices, relax and have fun!
The frequency with which you are called will depend on your profile and on the market itself. Unfortunately we can not control this type of situations, but we will always propose you whenever your profile is asked and we will do our best for you to be chosen by the casting director, once again it does not depend 100% on us.
Castings can be done any time of the week, it depends on many factors. However, most of the time they are during the week (between Monday and Friday).
No. The only time when you can receive money is when you get selected to shoot.
The casting outfit is very similar to the outfit you used for your photos and video. The idea is to be as simple as possible and without patterns but with colors that enhance your skin tone or hair and eyes color. Obviously we want you to have your own style and if includes clothing with patterns, go forward! If a specific type of clothing is requested then you must follow the instructions sent.
No. The castings are made in the different production studios scattered throughout Lisbon, Oporto and Barcelona. But as soon as you receive the message you have the place description there.
Just like in castings, shootings can be done any time of the week (from Monday to Sunday) depends on many factors. But one thing is certain, as soon as we have this information, you'll be the first to know!
There is not a definitive shooting schedule as there are many external factors that can not be controlled. In any case one normal day of filming is 10 hours for national campaigns and 12 hours for international campaigns, the schedule can always be changed for more hours or less depending on the efficiency of the shootings.
Usually no. The production deals with everything that is needed for the film (this is the purpose of the fitting). If it is necessary for you to bring anything, the producer will let you know you in advance.
A fitting is where you will try all the clothes and props (ex: hats, jewelry) that you will wear in the shooting day.
We would love to, but on the set there will be only the production team. Either way you will always have a Sonder contact for any emergency or doubts.
For the parents...
We can not predict this kind of situation. It will always depend on how the market is at the moment, there are times, such as at Christmas or back to school period, that we have more jobs for this specific audience.
Usually until the age of 13 it is allowed for the responsible to be on set with the child. Either way the producers always have full attention with these types of situations and leave all the children as comfortable as possible.
There is not a definitive shooting schedule as there are many external factors that can not be controlled. In any case, one normal day of shooting for a child is 8 hours for national campaigns and 10 hours for international campaigns, this timetable can always change.