A New Thriller Needs Talent + More Regional Gigs

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From Chicago casting calls to gigs in Washington, D.C., you’ll find a variety of offerings in this go-to roundup of regional auditions. This week’s list includes a sci-fi music video and a thriller feature film about a radio host.

“Speakeasy”

The sci-fi feature film “Speakeasy” is looking for talent. Set in the near future, the story is about renegade musicians navigating an illegal music scene. The production wants female talent with singing and percussion skills, aged 18–25, to play Skye, male talent with singing and guitar skills, aged 18–25, to play Weston, plus more. Rehearsals are this summer, with shooting later this year in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Talent will be paid $200–$300 per day, plus meals, lodging, and transportation.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Anarchy Radio”

The feature film “Anarchy Radio” is looking for talent. The psychological and supernatural thriller is about a provocative radio host coming up against a strange conspiracy. The production wants white or multiethnic male talent, aged 30–40, to play Andrew, an intelligent and sarcastic radio talk show host with an edgy voice, female talent, aged 21–38, to play Samantha, a corporate businesswoman, plus more. Shooting is this March in Phoenix, Arizona. Talent will be paid $150–$250 per day, plus meals and travel expenses.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Spilled Milk”

The short film “Spilled Milk” is seeking Black or multiethnic talent for two roles. The story is about a 30-year-old man with a family of his own discovering that his absent and deadbeat dad was actually abducted. The production wants male talent, aged 18–25, to play Zaire, the eldest son of a family, and female talent, aged 27–48, to play the mother of a family. Shooting is this March in Portland, Oregon. Talent will be paid $200 for a 2-day shoot, plus meals.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Mobile Game Trailer

An online commercial for a mobile game is looking for talent. The production wants male talent, aged 35–50, to play a convenience store customer, female talent, aged 25–40, to play an Uber passenger, plus more. Shooting is this February in the DMV area. Talent will be paid $150–$450 for a 4-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Neurostatic”

The music video “Neurostatic” wants female talent, aged 18–29, to play the principal role. The video has a sci-fi theme and little to no dialogue, and talent will perform with makeup and effects. Shooting is in Portland, Oregon. Talent will be paid $100–$150 for a 4-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Atlas Unplugged”

The short film “Atlas Unplugged” is looking for male talent, aged 35–60. The story is about a sentient robot grappling with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Talent will play Simon, an obsessed scientist who fails to see the warning signs of the robot’s impending rebellion. Shooting is March 25 and 26 in the Allendale and Grand Rapids areas of Michigan. Talent will be paid $100 per day, plus travel, housing, and food.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Cursed Frontier”

The feature film “Cursed Frontier” is seeking talent for various roles. The film is about a bloody-thirsty force that invades the western frontier every 25 years. The production wants female talent, aged 30–45, to play Catherine, an intelligent and determined teacher, male talent, aged 30–45, to play the dependable Charles, a former solider, plus more. Shooting is in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Talent will be paid $100 per day, plus a gas stipend.

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“Life After You”

The short film “Life After You” is looking for talent. The production wants female talent, aged 18–35, for a nonspeaking role as a spontaneous yet grounded woman, male voiceover talent, aged 18 or older, to play a solitary man, and female talent, aged 45 or older, to play a waitress, a nonspeaking role. Shooting is for 1–2 days, depending on the role, in Seattle and Olympia, Washington. Talent will be paid $100–$300 per day, plus food.

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Holiday Storage Commercial

A 30-second online commercial for a storage company is looking for talent. The production wants female talent, aged 28–45, to play a mom creating holiday cheer for her child, and female talent, aged 7–14, to play a daughter running around the house looking for Christmas presents. Shooting is in Seattle, Washington. Talent will be paid $500 for a 12-hour shoot.

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“His Eye Becomes the Sun”

The short film “His Eye Becomes the Sun” is seeking male talent, aged 20–40, for a principal role. The story is about a pair of friends who venture into the forest to perform a dark ritual that one of them will not survive. Talent will play Cory, a depressed introvert who reluctantly agrees to his friend’s plan. Shooting is in Feb. in Fort Collins, Colorado. Talent will be paid $100 for a 1-day shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Layla and Lou”

The feature film “Layla and Lou” is seeking talent for two roles. The drama is about a grandmother and her granddaughter who are forced to live together for six months. The production wants Indigenous Peoples, Latina, white, or multiethnic female talent, aged 45–70, to play the fiercely independent Lou, who loves gambling and alcohol, and Indigenous Peoples, Latina, white, or multiethnic female talent, aged 18–23, to play her delinquent and under-performing granddaughter, Layla. Rehearsals are Feb.–March 2023. Shooting is from April–May in Phoenix, Arizona. Talent will be paid $150–$200 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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