Sag, Aftra & Non Union Feature Film, Casting Call May 20th, 2013
The comedy, “Abe Makes A Movie” is currently casting lead roles in this funny film about an underachieving want-to-be filmmaker who assembles a ragtag crew of misfits to help make a movie and enter it into a local film festival in hopes of winning his ex girlfriend back. Starring Matt Peterson (The Bigfoot Election).
This will be a Sag Ultra-Low Budget film shooting early to late fall 2013 in Albuquerque, NM.
Producer/Director: Ryan Turri
Written by: Matt Peterson and Ryan Turri
Female 20-35, caucasian
Abe’s long time best friend. Dry sense of humor and witty. Sweet. Smart. Thinks Abe is great. Almost like a sister to Abe.
Male 50-70, Caucasian
Pyrotechnics guy. Gruff on the outside but very like-able once you get to know him. Served in the reserves and never saw any action, though he would lead you to believe otherwise. Jack of all trades, master of none. Loyal follower of Abe. Big hearted.
Female 60-80, Caucasian
Old starlet. Been in 135 movies, but never starred in a single one. Worldly seasoned. Has had several marriages and one daughter. Single now, and lives in the moment. Spent some time in Toas “finding herself” through the guidance of a guru.
Male 50-68 Caucasian
Abe’s stepfather. Classic American-old school dad who believes in hard work and earning an honest dollar… but plays the lottery religiously. A constant skeptic. Hard on Abe. Believes his way is the right way. Likes to prove his point to anyone who will listen. Doesn’t trust anyone who isn’t American or American made. Grew up in a small town, had his aspirations crushed early in life, gave up on his bowling career and settled for a 9-5 job spending his lunch hour talking sports and how once he was a big deal.
Male 25-37 Caucasian
Napoleon complex. Swarmy. Sarcastic. Classic Bro. Uses the term “Bro” and “Brah” and “YOLO”. Thinks he’s hot shit. Classic wannabe filmmaker, wears the right filmmaker clothes, knows the right filmmaking terms and tells everyone about it. Won the 168 hour film festival the previous year. Creates his own handshakes.
Local casting director Lorrie Latham is looking for a toddler girl who is just beginning to stand up a walk and a 7 – 8 month-old infant with big, expressive eyes to work as extras in the upcoming Fox series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The reboot of the 1980s PBS program hosted by Carl Sagan.
To submit for these background roles – please POSTHEREASAP!
To submit for these background roles – please POSTHEREASAP!
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “Enemy Way” for work on WEDNESDAY 5/15/13 in the LOS LUNAS, NM area.
Pay rate is $110.00 for a 12 hour day. (on a 12 hour guarantee plus overtime after 12 hours).
We do NOT have Call Times yet but they could be VERY early in the morning or go late into the night. You MUST have the whole day/evening open if submitting so that you can work whatever the call time ends up being.
LOCATION IS IN LOS LUNAS!! You MUST be able/willing to self-travel to Los Lunas.
BAR/NIGHTCLUB PATRONS: male and female, Hispanic & Caucasian, age range 35-65 years old, variety of types, will need some who can dance to Cumbia music (please SPECIFY if you can).
To submit for work – please POST HERE ASAP with your first & last name. Your contact number and profile in the OLC database MUST be up to date. **DO NOT SUBMIT FOR THIS WORK DATE if you have previously submitted under a another date or category!! We will submit you to Director ONLY once!
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT or POST if you don’t fit these casting specs!! Thanks!
To submit for these background roles – please POSTHEREASAP!
**PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE ABOUT THIS BOOKING!!**
**ALL Roles on this project are being Picture Picked by the Director. Once you post that you are available on these work dates, we will then add your photo to the submission list for the Director to choose from. IF you are chosen, we will contact you by phone as soon as we have Director selections. **Your photo in the OLC database MUST be recent, not blurry, only have YOU and no one else in it, you can NOT be wearing sunglasses. If photo doesn’t meet these requirements, we can NOT submit you to the Director!
**MUST HAVE A *RECENTLY UPDATED* TALENT PROFILE IN THE OLC DATABASE in order to be booked! If you do not have a profile with us, please go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending email that you are available. It is FREE to register and you do not have to pay for the OPTIONAL paid ‘active’ account upgrades. ***
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is already garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of Cecil Gaines in “The Butler”, coming to theaters on Oct. 18, 2013.
While the world waits to see that film in which Whitaker co-stars with Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, and many more stars bringing the riveting, real-life story of one man’s rise above a tragic and violent past to an epic life of service under a record seven U.S. presidents, the actor is hard at work in New Mexico on another dramatic film set.
The Land of Enchantment is full of rising stars, pictured above with a very slim Whitaker is one to watch. Local actor Joshua R. Aragon (Force of Execution, 2 Guns) is currently at work with Whitaker on “Enemy Way” in Albuquerque.
The production has been underway for a couple of months in the Deming, New Mexico area, the shoot is expected to continue to roll through the end of May.
“Enemy Way” is the story of ex-convict, Willie Garnett, who tries to use his second chance to escape his former life of crime. While imprisoned, he converted to Islam, which makes him a target of the local sheriff who is hell bent on exposing Garnett as a violent man.
Click and scroll here for cast & crew opportunities on this #NMFilm!
“Enemy Way” is due for theatrical release in the fall of 2013. In the meantime check out the first official trailer for “The Butler”.
In 2011 it was announced that Fox ordered 13 episodes of a new documentary series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, slated to air some time this year.
The original series was broadcast on PBS in 1980, the first of its kind, space exploration docu-series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning scientist and author Carl Sagan, became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television for ten years running.
MacFarlane told Wired Magazine in the summer of 2012, “I’m dismayed at the rejection of science that’s reemerging in America. There’s nothing out there that glamorizes science the way Cosmos did.”
The year before MacFarlance told the New York Times of his passion for the final frontier, saying, “We’re obsessed with angels and vampires and whatnot when there are many more exciting and very real and much more spectacular things to be excited about, that are right in our own planetary backyard.”
And now the home of America’s first and only commercial spaceport can announce that the ultimate throwback into the future will be based in our own backyard.
Months of top secret preparations ensure that this upcoming odyssey into the earthly explorations of the vast reaches of the universe will be sure to amaze.
New Mexico, here is your first chance to begin vying for your own part of Seth MacFarlane’s version of Carl Sagan’s, Cosomos:
From Lorrie Latham:
Local casting is looking for a 14 mo (more or less) toddler girl to work in a scene on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey She needs to be just learning to walk and still tottering between walking and not.
This is a paid position and will be a one-day shoot at the Santa Fe Studios. It pays more than standard background pay.
CORRECTION 4/25/13: IT IS THE NMDPS TRAINING CENTER who is seeking talent for police training NOT the New Mexico State Police Department, as previously worded.
PLEASE ONLY CONTACT the training agent listed below to take part in acting in these workshops. Thank you!
Calling New Mexico Talent:
Sharpen your craft, flex your chops, build your resume, and help train New Mexico’s police force!
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training and Recruiting Division will be holding training workshops May 13, 2013 through June 4, 2013 at the National Guard in Santa Fe.
Volunteer actors are needed to perform various roles representing victims and criminals in a variety of circumstances for the officers in training to practice procedure. A minimum of 20 actors per day are needed.
All workshops are held on weekdays, some during the day and some at night.
EG Casting is looking for East Indian, U.S. Military, tattooed, hipster types, amputees, etc. for a SCI-FI film shooting in New Mexico this spring/summer. If you are interested, send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
4. Phone number/email
5. Current photo of yourself (please refrain from sending photos where you’re wearing sunglasses, hats, costumes, etc)
6. PLEASE TRY TO SEND A LARGER PHOTO. I’M GETTING POSTAGE STAMP-SIZED PIX. Photos need to be at least 500K and preferably at least 1megabyte.
If you are already in the EG Casting Database there is no need to resubmit, those who fit the specifications will be contacted.
*Reminder* Baxter is also looking for 10 Cowgirls 30-50 yrs old and have cowgirl attire for the cattle auction scene also 10 kids – 18 yrs old that look younger male and female for Tuesday April 30.
UPDATE From Robert Baxter Casting 4/24/2013:
We are looking for clean cut, clean shaved Cowboys to be in a Cattle Auction scene with the attire of well Dressed Cattle Buyers. We are also looking for trucks with over cab campers, and several 18 to look younger teens for a scene shooting on Tuesday April 30th. If interested please send a recent picture and phone number to email@example.com.
Location: Santa Fe Area
Compensation: $10.71 per hr.
Image via KRQE
New Mexico Casting Director Robert Baxter is looking for several 35 to 50 year old, Cattle Rancher types to play the Role of cattle sellers. Also Several 35 to 50 year old Business type Cowboys to play the role of cattle buyers. All cast for these parts will have to bring the proper clothing for these background scenes, such as “nice Boots, nice Cowboy Hats, nice starched pressed shirts, nice Pants Creased jeans etc., to appear as Ranchers/sellers and Wealthy cattle buyers.” Those interested who fit these specifications and have proper attire must be available and commit to working all day Thursday April 25th 2013.
For work on TUESDAY 4/23/13, WEDNESDAY 4/24/13 & SATURDAY 4/27/13 in the Albuquerque, NM area. MUST be available ALL (3) DAYS – NO EXCEPTIONS! Possible additional days MAY be added.
Would need to come in for a Paid ($17.00) INTERVIEW on SATURDAY 4/20/13.
Pay rate is $68.00 for an 8 hour day. ($8.50/hr with an 8 hour day guarantee plus overtime after 8 hours) – Although you DO need to have full day availability and not just 8 hours!
We do not have Call Times yet but it could be VERY early in the morning or go late into the night. You MUST have the whole day open if submitting so that you can work whatever the call time ends up being. Location is Albuquerque area. You would need to have the whole day/evening available MINIMUM 10-12+ hours).
**EXTRAS** WES BENTLEY PHOTO DOUBLE: male, Caucasian, age range 28-40, height range 5’9″-5’11″, weight range 150-170, medium to dark brown hair, clean-shaven (NO facial hair).
To submit for possible audition – please POST here ASAP with your first & last name (your contact number MUST be up to date in your talent profile). We will reply to your facebook post as soon as we can, IF we can schedule you for an auditions so PLEASE make sure you are checking for a reply!
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT or POST if you don’t fit these casting specs!! Please DO NOT SUBMIT if you aren’t available ALL (3) days!! Thanks!
DEMING, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “Enemy Way” for work on THURSDAY 4/18/13 -AND- FRIDAY 4/19/13 in the Deming, NM area. **MUST be available BOTH days, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Pay rate is $110.00 for a 12 hour day. 12 hour day guarantee.
TENTATIVE work dates are THURSDAY 4/18/13 -AND- FRIDAY 4/19/13 in DEMING. (LOCALS only or those willing to self-travel to the area from other areas (El Paso, Las Cruces, etc.))
We do not have any Call Times yet. It could be VERY early in the morning and may go late into the night. You would need to have the whole day/evening available MINIMUM 12+ hours)!!! If you can not commit to being on set for 12-13+ hours consecutively from your call time (whatever it may be!) please DO NOT SUBMIT!!
COW FARM WORKERS: male, Hispanic, age range 18-65, rugged, outdoor types, farmers, MUST have some previous experience working with COWS and must be comfortable around livestock/cattle. MUST be legal to work in the US and have a valid social security number & photo ID.
To submit for work – please EMAIL us ASAP at: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com with subject line COW FARM WORKER and you MUST include your first & last name, contact number and and a recent snapshot/photo of yourself.
–PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT FITS THIS DESCRIPTION!!–
**IF YOU REPLY THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE – we will assume that you are available when we reply to your email!- Please be PATIENT and do NOT send multiple emails! – If you are submitting for work – PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY and answer your phone if an unknown number calls!!!**
The first western comedy from Seth MacFarlane, “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is currently in production here in New Mexico. The film stars Macfarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and many more!
Local casting director Elizabeth Gabel is seeking stand-ins for the film as follows:
Blonde Female 5’4″
Blonde Male 6’1″
Brunette Male 5’10″ to 5’11″
Email a photo and sizes to include height, weight AND phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the film:
The storyline centers on a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) when he ducks out of a fight. He goes on to meet the wife (Charlize Theron) of a notorious gunfighter who teaches him how to shoot, but runs into trouble when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) returns to town seeking revenge. The hapless farmer is then befriended by town prostitute (Sarah Silverman) who has had her way with just about everyone, “but refuses to have sex with her fiancé (Giovani Ribisi), believing that as Christians the couple should wait until marriage before lying down together.”
As many guests as possible are needed. If you want to participate, please come to the shoot by 3:30 tomorrow afternoon wearing clothing in muted tones (pastels preferred, no brights/reds or black dresses) suitable for a springtime wedding reception.
Please email: Mariahtaylan@hotmail.com if you are coming to provide an accurate headcount as food & refreshments will be provided.
Bring a friend and spread the word, all are welcome who know how to behave on set! Should be wrapped by 6 p.m. Thanks!
CASTING CALL FOR MODELS! Feel free to come and also share this with your friends IF YOU’RE APPROPRIATE for the CASTING. If you have an agent they will receive an additional 20% above your rate of $600. Here’s the info:
MODELS for professional PHOTO SHOOT
Men and Women 18-28 years old
Young, attractive ALL TYPES
What we are seeking:
+A mix of students and working professionals living in urban and suburban areas of the Midwest. ALL ETHNICITIES
+Overall the look and feel of the cast could be described as “hipster light.” Interesting but approachable; healthy and vibrant.
+The cast should feel “real” and not like a bunch of super wholesome cookie-cutter models, but not too grungy or heavily tattooed either.
+native “New Mexicans” **BE YOURSELF!**
+ Just show up. No experience necessary
We are a production company in Santa Monica, California looking for a interesting individuals, groups, business or families in the city of Roswell, New Mexico that has ties to the Roswell alien lore or an interest in it.
Are you a local UFO enthusiast living in Roswell? Are you a UFO Chaser? Do you collect UFO memorabilia, Are you currently researching UFOs in the area is the whole idea serious yet fun for you as subject matter? Do your friends consider you the UFO expert ? If so and you currently reside in the Roswell area send us your story along with a pic and a contact number at email@example.com or call 310-392-4410.
Local casting director Elizabeth Gabel is looking for a jug player, washboard player and a wash tub bass player. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo and a phone number.
Robert Baxter is now casting for the second season of Longmire filming in Northern New Mexico.
A few very pretty 30 to 40 year old women, country girl types for the Red Pony saloon, which reoccurs weekly and requires use of the same people weekly (Cheers like). If you are interested Send a recent picture and phone number to email@example.com
Baxter is also currently seeking Police Officers or Police officer types. If this is you and can spend all day on set April 5th please send a pic and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Location Casting is currently filling roles for the feature film, Things People Do. Shooting will take place 4/3/13 – 5/4/13 in the Albuquerque area. Male, female, all ethnicities, all ages background talent are encouraged to apply for the following types:
Detectives (with own suits), Coffee Shop Patrons, Bowling Alley Patrons (make sure you have bowling listed as a special skill in your OLC profile), Gang types, Bartenders (with experience), Uniform Police (prefer previous military or law enforcement experience), Little League Players and more! Visit the OLC Facebook page here for full details.
HOW TO SIGN UP: (*If you are already in the OLC database, DO NOT create new profile -just make sure your current profile is up to date!
Submissions to our website ASAP at: www.onlocationcasting.net. Enter on Talent, Click Register and Talent Application. Complete application and upload 1-2 photos. It is FREE to register so you should NOT pay for the suggested ‘active’ account upgrades that will be offered twice a month. There is NO charge and you can be booked for work with the basic ‘not-active’ profile. DO NOT PAY FOR AN ‘active’ ACCOUNT!!!
-Recent photos of yourself should be taken within the past (6) months. Please submit one head/face shot and one full body shot if possible.
-**PHOTOS should be of clear good quality, facing forward to camera, NO sunglasses, NO hats, NO silly gestures or faces, and should include ONLY those being submitted for the project.
If you have additional questions about this project or On Location Casting – please feel free to email us at: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com with subject line “Things People Do”
Edit House Productions, LLC will hold auditions on Monday, April 1st (9am to 6pm by appointment) and Tuesday, April 2nd (Open Call from 2pm to 5pm), for actors for an upcoming video production. We’re looking for a male and female, both to appear about 50 to 60 years of age, as an upper-middle-class married couple.
Actors with prior experience in on-camera speaking roles will be considered, with a sample script provided at check-in. The video production is estimated to be completed in mid-May in Santa Fe, likely a full day production. Talent will each provide their own wardrobe, as well as transportation to Santa Fe. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and be full buy-out agreements.
Actors associated with talent agencies are encouraged to email a recent headshot and resume to email@example.com by Noon on Friday, March 29. Appointments will be scheduled with those respondents, for Monday, April 1st, at the Edit House Productions offices, 918 Pinehurst Rd SE, Suite 102 in Rio Rancho. The location is the Northwest corner of Highway 528 & Southern Boulevard in Rio Rancho, between Walgreen’s and New Mexico Bank and Trust.
An open audition for those not affiliated with a talent agency will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2-5pm, also at the Edit House Productions office.
Due to the nature of the project, applicants who are selected must have no felony arrests or pending criminal charges. Misdemeanors or speeding tickets are okay.
Extras casting director Elizabeth Gabel is currently casting the upcoming comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West, from Seth McFarlane. The film stars Charlize Theron and the funny man himself – who also takes on directing, producing & writing the film.
If you are trained in couples dancing, i.e. ballroom, country western, salsa, or square dancing, please email a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE remember to include your phone number. No minors.
Buffalo in the Room is a comedy series project featuring Native Americans.
Two non-union open casting calls for several roles in Buffalo in the Room will be held, on April 5th and April 6th, 2013. Auditions are open to anyone interested in acting. Experience is not required. Actors outside of New Mexico who cannot make it to the auditions can email (below) to submit a video audition.
Buffalo in the Room is a series sitcom with an expected run of 15 episodes, that primarily features Native Americans and the often comedic expectations and stereotypes when dealing with the entertainment industry.
Shooting will begin in mid-late April in New Mexico. The pilot is being pitched to broadcast TV networks, and will initially commence as a web series.
Executive producer Brian Vallie created and co-wrote Buffalo in the Room along with Brian Young, a Yale graduate filmmaker and actor for a predominantly Native cast and crew. Vallie worked as a talent agent for New Mexico’s biggest talent agency while in college which
prompted writing Buffalo in the Room. Vallie wanted to see more Native productions with comedy, so he wrote a lighthearted comedy sitcom based on actual characters and events.
The series will be directed by Allistair McCray who has been involved in the film industry for many years. “I’m excited to be working with Native writers and cast. I believe there are undiscovered talent out there and we want to give them a chance. Buffalo in the Room is a production that can give them that chance, both cast and crew,” said director and producer, Allistair McCray.
Most roles require Native ethnicity, but there will also be several other roles requiring nonnatives.