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Casting Call for feature film to be held in Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on June 23, 2014 | 11 comments
UPDATED 23 June, 2014 @ 16:38:04: Lead casting references removed at the request of the production.

Oscar nominated director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is set to film, “The Revenant” this fall in Western Canada.

Synopsis: A period revenge thriller which follows a 19th century fur trapper who is left for dead in the wilderness of North America.

Co-written by Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark L. Smith, “The Revenant” is scheduled for release in late 2015.

Call for Native American talent, Monday June 30, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Casting Director, Rene Haynes is VERY SPECIFICALLY seeking the following, per her official casting notice:

OPEN Casting Call for Native Americans for THE REVENANT
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Producers: Steve Golin, David Kanter, Arnon Milchan, Keith Redmond, James Skotchdopole,

Feature Film, New Regency

Native/First Nations Casting: Rene Haynes

Native/First Nations Casting Asst: Tara Mazzucca

Start Date: Sept. 2014
Filming Location: Western Canada

“THE REVENANT”, an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge the story of a 19th century fur trapper, Hugh Glass, who gets mauled by a grizzly bear. Near death, the terrain makes it impossible for his colleagues to carry him back to their fort. They leave him for dead but he survives and sets out on a treacherous journey to exactrevenge on those who betrayed him and left him for dead.

Seeking: Native American Teens – MALE – age 12 – 18 who can look age 14 – 15, with a strong
character face, who spend a lot of time outdoors! Minors should have a guardian with them – or written permission from a guardian to be videotaped.

Native American Men – ages 30 – 50+ Weathered and rugged outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Native American Women – ages 30 – 40 Strong female warrior, outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Meetings will be with Casting Director, Rene Haynes. No acting experience is necessary. No need to prepare anything, just come in for the meeting and you may be interviewed on Video Tape for the director. All cast actors will be compensated at applicable SAG/AFTRA or ACTRA rates.

Transportation and Lodging will be provided.

WHEN: MONDAY, June 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

WHERE: Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 ST. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

*Parking at The Film School/The Screen.

*Enter under “THE FILM SCHOOL” sign on building – opposite The Screen.

* ROOM #107

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

All questions to: rene@rhcasting.com.

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Discovery Channel casting Native American actors in New Mexico

Posted by on March 25, 2014 | One comment

Coleman Studio Native American Sculpture


MIDTHUNDER CASTING is seeking actors for two significant Native American roles for a 6 hour docu-series for The Discovery Channel.

The docu-series tells the story of the settling of the American West through the eyes of some its most legendary characters.

We are casting NON-UNION actors who have some level of experience HORSEBACK RIDING, STUNTS, AND SIMULATED COMBAT.

Age 25-35. Oglala Lakota (Sioux), Medium Height, Strong Build.
Led Sioux in battles against U.S. Army.

Age 40-55. Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux), Medium Height, Strong Build. Preeminent chief of the Sioux.


Shoot dates: Mid May – Mid June 2014

Shoot location: Utah

Rate: $300 per day

Director: John Ealer


Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Midthunder Casting
Garson Studios @ The Film School
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

From the main entrance off of St. Michael’s Drive, follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs. You’ll see a building with silver letters, “THE FILM SCHOOL.” Enter the building and Midthunder Casting is the first office on your right

Campus Map
Building #15 on Campus Map “Garson Communications”: http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/About/VisitUs/CampusMap.aspx


If you cannot attend the open call, please send an email ASAP to: info[at]midthundercasting.com and include the following:

1) Recent photo(s) no larger than 2 MB
2) Full name
3) Age
4) Native American tribal affiliation
5) Height
6) Your level of training/ability in horseback riding, bareback riding, stunts and simulated combat/weaponry
7) City and state where you reside
8) Phone number

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They’re ba-ack: First casting call for Longmire 3

Posted by on March 14, 2014 | 5 comments

Longmire-Second Season-cast-promo-NM

First call:

50 Native American adults

13 – 15 year old boy for Basketball team

Real Doctors and Nurses

If this is you, email your contact information and a clear photo of yourself to:
robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com NOW!

FILMING BEGINS MARCH 20 in northern New Mexico

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“Tribal Cop” Casting for Table Read

Posted by on January 28, 2014 | Comments Off on “Tribal Cop” Casting for Table Read

Tribal Cop Table Read Casting New Mexico Film

From Roscoe Pond:

Seeking Native American actresses for a “Table Read” of a movie screenplay called “Tribal Cop.” Also seeking Non-native roles too. There is no pay. The table read will be on Feb. 15, 2014 at UNM student union.

If you want to read a part contact Roscoe Pond at: nativetalent1[@]hotmail.com.

Native American Roles:
Maggie Luna /Age 35-40 / Nurse
Jackie Avar /30-35 / Reservation Woman

Non-Native American Roles:
Christine Spencer /30–32 / Channel 4 News Reporter
Shelley Jackson /32–32 / Girlfriend

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Be a part of this special New Mexico Indiegogo film

Posted by on July 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Be a part of this special New Mexico Indiegogo film

Navajo New Mexico Short Film Casting

Official Audition notice:

The New Mexico Film, She Walks In Beauty, is currently looking for actors to appear in their upcoming sizzle reel.

Work on the sizzle reel will be volunteer.

This compelling dramatic short will be an excellent addition to your resume and it will be seen by people all over the country, and possibly the world (via the film’s indiegogo campaign). The sizzle reel will be used to raise money to shoot the full length film this fall and winter.

She Walks In Beauty, is about one Navajo woman’s journey to reclaim her inner strength and leave an abusive marriage. This is a very powerful short film, based on a true story. Please check out the Facebook page here for more information.

Selected actors must be available to shoot August 10th and 11th.

If applicable, interested and available please audition on Tuesday July 30th, at 6:00 PM at 423 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

The following roles will be auditioned:

Jimmy — male lead, a tall, blonde/light brown white male, 28 – 40 years old

Minister — a tall, middle aged man (50-65 years old)

Navajo Grandma 60+ or older speaks Navajo and English

Email contact:
Andrea at good1andrea@ hotmail.com

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Longmire Casting Native American Background Talent in New Mexico

Posted by on June 17, 2013 | One comment


OPEN CALL for Native American Extras age 18-65

Location: Santa Fe Area

Compensation: $10.71 per hr.

Project: “Longmire”

Robert Baxter is currently holding an online casting call for Native American “Background” talent for several scenes shooting Friday June 21st, Monday June 24th, Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th (2013).

If you are interested and available, email a recent picture of yourself and a contact phone number to robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

For more information Call 505-273-5822

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“Buffalo in the Room” Casting Call, NM

Posted by on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on “Buffalo in the Room” Casting Call, NM

Buffalo in the Room Series Casting Native Americans

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.

Santa Fe: April 5th, 2013 at The Lodge in Santa Fe, NM from noon to 4 pm

Albuquerque: April 6th, 2013 at Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, NM from noon to 4 pm

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.

Go to facebook.com/buffalointheroom for list of the main cast and visit www.buffalointheroom.com for more information.

Contact Brian Vallie for specifics, questions, or interviews at 505-917-9509, or email info@buffalointheroom.com.

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New Mexico: Casting Native Boys and Women

Posted by on March 20, 2013 | Comments Off on New Mexico: Casting Native Boys and Women

White Turtle Casting Native BoysAlbuquerque, New Mexico – CASTING PAID SPEAKING ROLES

From White Turtle Casting:

Looking for 12 year old Native Boys (and their mums), Native Women over the Age of 18.

Submit pictures, name, contact number, age, height and weight to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com

Title your subject line, “NATIVE”.

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UNM Play: Call for Native American Actors

Posted by on February 20, 2013 | Comments Off on UNM Play: Call for Native American Actors

Fadeaway at UNM Words Aire Festival

Native playwright Zee Eskeets, is currently casting Native American Actors for a new play to premiere at the UNM Words Afire Festival.

By Zee Eskeets
Directed by Joe Alberti

Jason Black is stuck. Since the death of his sister he has only been certain of one thing: he will never leave Gallup, New Mexico. His only comfort is his beautiful and talented girlfriend Kai, but as he struggles to hold on to her, he begins to lose his grip on reality, leading to deadly consequences.

Auditions are this Saturday the 23rd at 11am in the Robert Hartung building (that is located on the corner of Stanford and Central, next to the Frontier), room 206.

JASON BLACK, 17- 18, a lonely boy that tries to fill the void with his idea of love but darkness constantly creeps in through the cracks.

SHARON YAZZIE, 40s, Kai’s Mother. Well educated, strong Native American woman. After obtaining her PhD, she teaches at the UNM branch in Gallup, NM.

GRANDMA YAZZIE, We can go with an actor in her 40’s or older and age her as needed, if necessary) 60s? (Unknown. She states when she was born, snow as on the ground) Kai’s grandma. Feisty old lady. Loves margar-eats. Sometimes speaks in broken English as many Elders do on the Rez having never been properly “assimilated”.

SHERMAN BEGAY, 40s, the Voice of the Navajo Nation. It’s as if he is everyone’s own private radio DJ.

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Feature Film Casting Native Boys, Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on May 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Feature Film Casting Native Boys, Santa Fe, NM

Casting Call: Man Called Buffalo

Rene Haynes Casting is holding an Open Casting Call for 7 to 14 year old NATIVE BOYS for the feature film “Man Called Buffalo,” directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals).

Two young Navajo brothers escape their abusive stepfather in search of the buffalo from their favorite book, a determined local police officer teams up with a half-Sioux highway patrolwoman but the rescue mission becomes more than they expected.

When: Saturday, May 19
And Sunday, May 20

Time (both days): 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Garson Studios, Stage C
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
1600 St. Michael’s Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505

For Parking follow posted signs from University entrance to Stage C.

Director: Chris Eyre
Producer: Edward Parks
Genre: Coming of Age Feature Film
Paying SAG Scale – Modified Low Budget

Please bring recent photo (or one will be taken there) and a parent or guardian OR a note of permission. Boys will be given audition material at the location.

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African American, Native American, Latino & Asian Casting Call #ABQ #NM

Posted by on January 31, 2012 | One comment

UPDATE 2/23/2012: Sarah Dowling Casting will be holding additional auditions in Albuquerque tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday for Untitled Feature Film. The family film will shoot in New Mexico in Spring 2012.

At this time, we are looking for African and African American men, women, and children with athletic physiques. Any training in dance, sports or movement is a plus. We are primarily looking for men (ages 18-60), but still have a couple of slots open for women (18-40) and children (6-10).

Those interested should submit two recent photos (one to show face, one to show body type) to SarahDowlingCasting@gmail.com ASAP.

We will be contacting those we are interested in scheduling! Many thanks! We are excited to come back to Albuquerque!

UPDATE 2/1/2012: From Sarah Dowling Casting, “We will also be collecting submissions by email, and are available by phone to answer any questions about our casting process. We will be holding on-camera interviews with selected applicants who we feel may be a good fit for this project.”

Interested parties may call the Sarah Dowling Casting Information Line at (512) 373-3269 or email SarahDowlingCasting@gmail.com.

Austin based Casting Director Sarah Dowling is holding an OPEN CASTING CALL for a major motion picture in ALBUQUERQUE, NM Thursday February 2.

The Nativo Lodge / Nativo Ballroom
6000 Pan American Fwy
Albuquerque, NM 87109

8:30AM – 1:30PM and 4:30PM – 7:30PM

Casting Principal (but non-speaking) roles

Specific Types:

Men (ages 18 – 60) – African, African American, Native American, or Latino

Women (ages 18 – 40)- African, African American, Native American or Latino

Children (ages 6– 10)- African, African American, Native American, or Latino

For the purposes of the story, casting is predominantly seeking people of African, African American, Native American, Latino or Asian descent especially of LEAN to MEDIUM MUSCULAR BUILDS who have been trained in athletics, dance, or who have had other movement training.

Women should have similar athletic builds but should still embody the softness/grace of a woman. Would like to see women who have also had movement training in any of the above.

Children should be soulful and comfortable in their bodies.

In addition:

For one role, are especially looking for long-jumpers or decathletes.

We are also looking for an African American mime.

Applicable candidates will be briefly interviewed by casting staff and may be asked to speak on camera.

Email SarahDowlingCasting@gmail.com with any questions including NEW MEXICO in the subject line.

You may also call 512-373-3269

Filming is scheduled to begin in April.

More from the ABQ Journal Online here.

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Santa Fe, NM – Native American Casting Call

Posted by on November 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Santa Fe, NM – Native American Casting Call

From On Location Casting:

SANTA FE, NM area notice – feature film “STARS” for SATURDAY 11/5/11.

*EXTRAS*: NATIVE AMERICAN MOM-female, Native American, age range late 30s-40s.

NATIVE AMERICAN KIDS-male or female, Native American, ages 8-14.

WINNEBAGO WIFE-female, caucasian, age range 40s-50s, plain, slightly overweight, camper living type.

Location is in GALISTEO and call time is 05:45AM.

MUST have full day available (12+ hours) and be able to self travel to location in Galisteo, NM.

MUST be in OLC database.

Please post here only if you fit the casting specs.

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Western Casting in Southern NM

Posted by on August 10, 2011 | 3 comments


Just in time for (post) spirit-week a “MAJOR MOTION PICTURE” will be holding an open casting call for extras in Silver City, NM later this month. The production will shoot in Silver City and Deming this October before moving to the Albuquerque area before the end of the year (scheduled).

Sunday August 21
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Western New Mexico University
WNMU Student Memorial Building
1000 W. College St.
Silver City, NM

WHAT, From Elizabeth Gabel Casting:

The production is looking for Native Americans, Asians, Anglos, Hispanics and African Americans of all ages, as well as expert horse riders to appear in non-speaking roles in this major Hollywood film. These are all paid positions.

Please bring a headshot and know your sizes in inches. If you have a profile on *THIS SITE you DO NOT have to attend the casting call.

*Note: To register with the extras casting director for this project without attending the call click here.

This site, OneHeadlightInk.com is not a casting agency nor casting director affiliate.

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Ranch Hand Casting Call

Posted by on May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Ranch Hand Casting Call

As we’ve been following for you here and here, production of the A&E television pilot for the series titled Longmire, starring Lou Diamond Phillips is underway in New Mexico.

BBS Casting, LLC is currently seeking:

Native American Children ages 6-10

Hispanic Ranch Hands 30-40 years old for BACKGROUND EXTRA ROLES

email: bbaxbox@yahoo.com w/

Candidates must provide a Birth Certificate & Social Security Card to work on the project.

BBS Casting, LLC
Extras Casting Dept
Robert Baxter
Casting Director
Julie Barbarito
Casting Assistant

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Big Sky Punkin’

Posted by on July 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Big Sky Punkin’

Writer/Director, Brooke Pepion Swaney, is casting her film, “Spark the Punk”, and she needs to find some New Mexico NativeAmerican/Canadian actors, union or non, either will work.

Here is what we are looking for:
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