Big Picture Australia

Maria is always so pleasant and professional to deal with. Over the past 10 years Maria has gone above and beyond to help Big Picture find exceptional Crew members for corporate and Live Music events. We have been able to form long lasting relationships with Freelancer’s provided by Maria and will continue to use these services in the future.

Calling all crew always provide great professional crew, even on very short notice.

Calling all crew are an absolute asset to the industry and their services are highly recommended.  

Many thanks,

Big Picture Australia

Australian Turf Club

Maria is a god send. As the ATC’s coordinator and at most times PA to the AV and Broadcasting Department one of my core jobs is to roster the team for raceday productions and outside broadcast.

At times when I thought I have sent Maria the impossible task finding a cable hand or camera operator at the 11th hour  (because someone has fallen ill, misadventure or simply where extra crew was requested with little or no notice)- Maria was able to work her magic.

Her unfaltering aptitude to pick the perfect person for the role in a unique industry is beyond impressive.  I have placed my trust in Maria and she was able to share her contacts with me.   I hope I have done her proud by facilitating the growth and development of one of her cable hands into a budding and promising camera operator.

Maria- The words “thank you” is just not enough.


Ly Tran

Broadcast & Audio Visual Coordinator

Global Media Desk


 Thank you Calling All Crew for your great work with our shoot in Sydney. You were extremely responsive to our requests and the process was easy and streamline. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and hard work and I look forward to working with you again very soon.

Have a great day and thanks again.

Kind regards,


Dave Janse Van Rensburg 
Global Project Specialist



I have had the pleasure of dealing with Maria and Calling All Crew for almost 15 years. I have worked for a few different Television Broadcast companies during that time and have at times, heavily relied on Maria, and her knowledge of the industry and her crew.

I have always been incredibly happy with the crew recommended by Maria and I know that anyone that comes through CAC are professional in their approach to the job at hand.

I have formed very long lasting working relationships with many of Maria’s Crew, some of which we still engage on a regular basis today at Global Television as we did some 14 years ago.

I would have no hesitation in recommending CAC to anyone that needed Television crews in Australia.

Kind regards

Mandy Hexter

National Crewing Manager
Global Television P/L
02 9690 8071

Gearhouse Broadcast Melbourne


The help and support you as CALLING ALL CREW offer to my colleagues and I at Gearhouse Broadcast is invaluable. 

We really appreciate the way you take our crewing problems and swiftly turn them into solutions.

There is a reason you have survived running the Sydney Freelance open market for so long, there are so many occasions when I have looked to you for a position to fill and you have come straight back to me with a Freelancer that will fill the brief.

Second to this the people on your books tend to have the best manners and be the most responsive crew I deal with.  More times than not I will receive a follow up email from someone I know is on your books thanking me for the booking etc.  These little things don’t go unnoticed.

It’s a please to deal with you and your Crew Maria! 

Kind regards, 
Cheyne Fox 

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey Show

 I contacted 'Calling All Crews' to coordinate and recommend A-List crews for the field shoots in several different cities throughout the country. The Production Manager, Maria Karambelas, went beyond the call of duty, paid attention to detail and was thinking ahead. The crews we hired met and exceeded our expectations. If you are coming to Australia from a foreign land, Maria is definitely a go-to person for crews. I couldn't be happier with the experience.

- Joseph Lecz, Senior Associate Production Manager
The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios

Active TV

Active TV

Your PA/ Talent Wranglers were amazing!!! All of them brilliant, professional, calm and happy! Loved spending the day with them.

Rose was a complete stand out and took over getting the contestants in order, set up with paperwork and challenge attire... just a trooper!

All of them worked non stop and when we had a few quiet patches were asking for more work... they were really great.

Thank you for organising such an awesome team and I really hope to get them on board for more work asap.


TCN Channel Nine Pty. Limited


 Channel Nine has been using Calling All Crew's service since it's inception in 1990.  A lot of our crew requirements come via the freelance network and Maria has a thorough understanding of what our needs and requirements are.  One of the standout qualities of CAC is the speedy response and the quality of the crew.

Channel 7 Production Resources

Michael Healey
Senior Studio Cameraman

Re: Calling all Crew

To Whom It May Concern:

Need H.E.L.P then call C.A.C not N.R.M.A.

 As the senior cameraman at Channel Seven’s Martin Place news studios in Sydney I rely heavily on Maria’s company, Calling All Crew, and the service that she provides.

Our news studios at Seven are emtremely busy and rely heavily on a broad spectrum of freelance technicians. I quite often have up to twenty shifts per week that need to be covered by freelance cameramen. The ability to be able to access Maria’s website to view the availability of crew definitely makes my job easier. Being able to view crew availability, book crew and then receive fast, efficient confirmation by either phone or email is fantastic.

News production is quite often urgent and that’s exactly how Maria treats all of my bookings; with the utmost urgency, and for that I am extremely grateful. 

Channel Seven has also aired a number of outside broadcasts over the years, both locally and interstate. So whether it be The Melbourne Cup, The AFL Grand Final, Sunrise at Seaworld or Dreamworld , Maria has been able to contribute by providing highly-skilled cameramen Australia-wide, quickly and at most times with short notice.

 I have personally known Maria now for more than twenty years. Her passion for the Film and T.V industry remains as strong as ever. She has a great team who she values and works tirelessly for. She is an absolute delight and I will continue to make use of her services for as long as she decides to remain in the business.

Yours truly,
Michael Healey
Senior Studio Cameraman
7 News


Where would we be without Maria and Calling All Crew?  We would not be in
Top Gear.  We'd be Totally Wild needing Rescue (by) Special Ops!

Maria is an indefatigable supporter of those in the television production
industry and, now with her trainee section, those who want to be in the
television production industry.  She knows what's going on, knows what will
work and always has a solution to a crewing dilemma.  

If you're looking for television work or seeking the right team to crew a
production call Maria at Calling All Crew.  She has Insight and you won't be

Cheers Maria,


Pip Gordon
Production Services Manager
SBS Broadcast Operations
ph: (02) 9430 3624
m: 0417 064 402
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