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.
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”.
“The Media Rights Capital production will wrap in early July 2013. Filming locations include Jemez Pueblo, Shiprock, Bonanza Creek and Chama. The production will employ more than 1200 New Mexico crew members, 2000 New Mexico background talent and about 20 New Mexico principal actors.
The New Mexico film has been in the works since late last year with the comedic mastermind setting his sights on locations all over the state.
Since we’ve learned many of the top tier names recruited to join the cast including Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
Click through the images below to blow-up a sneak peek at a possible filming location in the remote New Mexico desert. AND check-out one of our favorite break-out NM stars, an almost unrecognizable Jackamoe Buzzell getting set to shoot a featured role in the film, hanging with MacFarlane himself!
Click and scroll through here for local casting opportunities on this #NMFilm!
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.”
After much ado about casting and re-casting, in round three of who will kick-up some dust and dig in his spurs opposite Oscar winner Natalie Portman in her New Mexico western “Jane Got a Gun”, her Star Wars co-star Ewan McGregor has come into focus!
Both are experienced in NM filming as Portman has been here for both “Thor” and “Brothers”, and McGregor starred in “Men Who Stare at Goats” back in and returned with Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano for “Haywire”.
As everyone knows all too well nothing is confirmed until all hands are on deck, all stars are on their mark and the director yells, ACTION!
So here’s to a great shoot for all involved, how ever things fall out on this and every AWESOME production rolling right now here in New Mexico!
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.
Gone are the array of make-shift dreads, gobs of charcoal makeup, and swaths of flowing gypsy-like fabric; Also missing is the soon-to-be modernly iconic crow headdress, Native American chestplate, and all other accessories and makeup that the world has come to recognize as signature Johnny Depp. Though in a few of these pics it appears that he could be wearing a minor facial prosthetic and is perhaps sporting some applied scruff.
A slick shutterbug or two captured these images of Depp on the Los Angeles set of his next film, Transcendence – due to shoot in New Mexico within the next few weeks. This Peek at The Lone Ranger star shows dress, cut and shave more similar to some of his very early roles like Officer Tom Hansen or even doomed teen Glen Lantz!
In Trancendence Johnny Depp heads an all star cast including Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphey, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara. Details of the film’s intriguing plot is being held tightly under wraps, though it has been reported that it will be a psychological, science fiction thriller, which follows a scientist whose brain is the first to be downloaded onto computer creating a sort of mainframe that can think for itself.
Seeing Depp in an intense thinking man’s role over his more animated caricature stints is sure to be met with interest. Maybe a little Mort Rainey meets Donnie Brasco…
Keep it here for New Mexico casting info. on “Transcendence”.
A favorite event at the three day PowWow is the Miss Indian World Pageant, which is where star Natalie Portman stopped by to meet with the lovely contestants from all over North America, representing an unprecedented number of Native American Tribes. Portman is pictured above with the beautiful Brittany Clause from Six Nations, Ontario Haudenosaunee Territory.
This annual New Mexico based event is “the mecca of Indian country”, promoting and preserving Native American pride and culture for over thirty years, the Gathering draws thousands of people to Albuquerque every year. The multi-territorial, authentic PowWow, “is an experience for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see the colorful PowWow dancing and to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness! Over 3,000 indigenous / Native American / Indian dancers and Singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States come to Gathering of Nations PowWow annually to participate socially and competitively.”
You can see a live stream of this spectacular event here.
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.
May 12 to May 16
Sunday to Thursday 3:00, 7:00
Dir. Antoinette Beumer – 2013 – 100m – Netherlands – In English & Dutch with English Subtitles,
“Rambling road trip film Jackie is a real honest-to-goodness charmer as two Dutch twin sisters head off to the US and the wide open spaces of New Mexico to spend less-than-quality time with their surrogate mother Jackie, a woman they have never met but are forced to deal with when she is hospitalised … the twins are wonderfully played by real-life sisters Carice and Jelka van Houten, while Oscar-winner Holly Hunter has a fine old time playing the weathered oddball Jackie, a woman who has little time for the intrusion in her life but who comes to appreciate the sister’s assistance …Directed with a lot of warmth by Antoinette Beumer (sister of actress Famke Janssen and who made Dutch hit The Happy Housewife with Carice von Houten)” – Mark Adams, Screen Daily
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!
UPDATE 4/23/1013: Unofficial confirmation continues to roll in! This exceptional looking production IS NEW MEXICO bound!
As we first broke the news here, Johnny Depp is expected back in New Mexico for his upcoming film “Transcendence”. Though no official confirmation of the production making its way to the Land of Enchantment has been announced, lead casting details are abundant!
Cinemablend reports that Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN co-stars Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphey have joined the cast of the film which is helmed by Wally Pfister, Nolan’s director of photography on the famed Dark Knight trilogy.
The cast rounds out with Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, The Town), Paul Bettany (Legion, Creation), Cory Hardrict (Battle Los Angeles, Gran Torino) and Kate Mara (127 Hours, Brokeback Mountain) to co-star.
Very little information has come out regarding the plot of the film, penned by Jack Paglen, except that its likely something of a sci-fi/fantasy, physiological drama in which “a scientist’s brain gets uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world’s first machine that can think for itself”.
Production is expected to begin later this month for release on April 25, 2014.
Keep it here for what we hope will be an official word on at least some of the project getting underway here in NM!
Here’s hunky Jason Isaacs, best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the epic Harry Potter movie series, back in New Mexico filming “Things People Do” in downtown Albuquerque this week. The star recently took a turn as the Prophet Josiah in another NMFilm, “Sweetwater”.
Hunger Games star Wes Bentley leads the “Things People Do” cast including Isaacs, Haley Bennett, and Vinessa Shaw.
The film features Bentley and Shaw as husband a wife who struggle when Bentley loses his job and turns to a stranger for guidance. The stranger (Bennett) turns Bentley on to a life of crime. Isaacs plays a detective who befriends Bentley along the way.
Saar Klein and Joe Conway co-wrote the screenplay for the film directed by Bourne Identity producer Doug Liman, who serves as executive producer with Kurt Billick, Nicolas Gonda, David Klein, Michael Macs and Ryan Retti. Hans Graffunder, Sarah Green and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, producers. Production is now underway in New Mexico.
“If you’ve seen Breaking Bad then you already know that the city of Albuquerque is one of the show’s main characters.” -USA Today
Well over half way to our $2,000 goal! Remember 100% of the net proceeds donated in a bid to win this one-of-a-kind Breaking Bad Fan Pack will go to the Barrett Foundation of Albuquerque – benefiting homeless women and children for over 25 years!
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Now through M̶a̶y̶ (EXTENDED) June 1, 2013 Breaking Bad fans all over the world are invited to make a donation in a bid to win a Breaking Bad Fan Pack assembled by OneHeadlightInk.com.
The pack includes cast & crew exclusive wear, hand signed; crew photo, full size “All Hail the King” poster and script cover, New Mexico made Breaking Bad themed products, Trolley tour of filming locations around Albuquerque and MORE!
100% of the net proceeds of this online raffle will benefit the Barrett Foundation, Inc. of Albuquerque – a leading homeless resource and housing facility for women and children in the Albuquerque area since 1985. The virtual raffle tickets can be purchased below.
Each five-dollar increment donated counts as one entry to win!
All donations are processed with the secure online payment system PayPal, and all donations are updated and tracked above. The raffle fundraising goal is set at a modest $2,000.00. One winner will be chosen at random on May 1, 2013, provided that the minimum fundraising goal has been met or exceeded, otherwise the raffle will be extended. All Fan Pack contents will be shipped or delivered to the winner within two weeks of the final drawing.
We strongly encourage everyone to visit the Barrett Foundation website to learn more about what they do in building futures for homeless women and children in New Mexico and what can be done to help. Breaking Bad cast & crew leave behind a long legacy of community support and service, let’s follow their lead, while taking a shot at having your very own piece of the historic show.
Deadline Hollywood reports that AMC has announced, the world will be waiting until AUGUST 11, 2013 to get their last eight episodes of Breaking Bad!!!!!!!
The news, delivered at the AMC upfronts today, debunks the gun-jump tweeted out, then reneged by star Aaron Paul declaring July 14 the premature premiere date.
The network also revealed plans for a half hour show titled, “Talking Bad” to air live after each of the last episodes. No word or whisper on whether or not there’s any truth to the rumor that multiple series endings were in fact filmed before the production wrapped here in NM…stay tuned.