Reel Athletes talent agency supplies talent to clients for Film, TV, Commercials, Photography, and Sponsorships. The agency has had a long standing reputation for its high level of professionalism and for providing top notch talent to their clients.

We represent talent in the following categories:
Professional and Elite Athletes, Stunts, Sports and Fitness Models, Actors, Fashion Models, and Real People.

Please view our talent galleries for a sample of talent represented in the above categories.
NOTE: not all represented talent is displayed in galleries.
Please contact agency if you are seeking a specifically skilled individual.


We have placed people in 100s of commercials, TV shows, movies, and print advertisements. Some of our clients include: Smallville, BMW, Arcteryx, Nissan, Toyota, Pacific Life, Mountain Dew, Sportchek, Huggies, Suburu, AT & T, Nike, Dove, Starbucks, Cisco, Verizon, Pizza Hut, Mini Cooper, Hershey’s, Lenovo, Sports Experts, and many others.

“From our searches in Canada, Australia, Singapore and Thailand, you were the only ones able to find us anyone so efficiently and I really want you to know how much I appreciate your efforts. Thanks again for your help and I look forward to working with you again very soon.”
—Bill Donovan, Biscuit Films


Sonya Bertolozzi started her career as an athlete when she was a figure skater who wanted to be a professional at the sport. After her hopes were dashed due to injury, she then focused on becoming a fashion designer and graduated college with top honors from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Upon graduating, she became a clothing designer and wardrobe stylist for fashion shoots, films, and commercials.

One day while styling clothes on set, she was asked to also do make up for the talent. This began a very unexpected and successful career as a professional make up artist in commercials, music video, print, and fashion worlds.

In 2000 in New York City, Sonya founded and launched a sports management agency called Athlete Tank Management. Athlete Tank represented professional athletes and sports models for advertising, print, and commercials. The talent she represented included many X sports athletes such as rock climbers, mountain bikers, skiers, kite surfers, and runners. Athlete Tank agency clients included Nike, Adidas, RedBull, ABC television, and National Geographic Channel.

While running Athlete Tank in New York, she continued to work as a professional make up artist on shoots and while doing so, acquired more in depth knowledge and experience in various arenas of the business. Sonya worked very closely with advertising clients, directors, photographers, actors, and professional athletes and their sponsors.

In Vancouver BC, she met Rich Vigurs, who founded Reel Athletes in 2000. Sonya began managing the agency and eventually purchased Reel Athletes Agency.


Rich Vigurs started Reel Athletes Talent Agency in 2000. Having grown the agency from a mere 60 clients to over 3000 talent 12 years later, his knowledge and experience of the Vancouver film industry is quite extensive. Having moved onto new projects he still works with Reel Athletes as a consultant.


Reel Athletes is licensed (ER114-835) under the Ministry of Labour, Province of British Columbia. We do not charge any fees for our services. We do not sell any courses or provide any photo/video services. We do charge a commission: 15% Agent Fee for all talent, on all work that our clients perform.

Interested in joining our roster? Please submit an application.