Love HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’? Audition for These Fantasy Gigs

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HBO’s original “House of the Dragon” premiered to nearly 10 million viewers on Aug 21. Set 300 years before the original “Game of Thrones,” the prequel series follows the Targaryens and is based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.” GOT fans eager to return to Westeros (or a place similar) are in luck. While there aren’t any current casting opportunities in the GOT world, we've decided to round up some similar gigs. From fantasy projects to action/dramas, check out these gigs as you wait for more “House of the Dragon” casting updates. 

“The Outlaws of Mendocino”

Casting is underway for “The Outlaws of Mendocino,” a Western feature film based on the true story of a notorious train robber, thief, and murderer. Production is looking for talent to play several lead and supporting roles. Additionally, several crew positions are available, including an assistant director, sound recordist, art director, and more. Rehearsals will run via Zoom, followed by filming from August through November in California. Pay is TBD with meals and credit provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Untitled Horror/Fantasy Short Film

A new horror fantasy short film about a group of girls who realize they are part of an evil plan needs talent. Casting seeks bilingual (any language) female talent, aged 23–36, bilingual (any language) female talent, aged 22–36, and bilingual (any language) female day player talent, aged 24–36. Films TBD in California. Pay is $350 per day plus meals. 

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Production calls this fantasy series “Game of Thrones'' and “300” meets “Black Panther.” The project is casting Black male talent, aged 45–55, and Black male talent, aged 45–55. It shoots on Sept. 25 in New Jersey. Pay is $150 for 5 hours of work.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“The Feast”

This historical fantasy tells the story of an African princess born in the 17th century, who obtains immortality and becomes a modern-day vigilante. The project seeks a Black male performer, aged 18–21, to play the lead role of Olujimi; a Black male performer, aged 30–45, to play the lead role of Chima; and more. Shooting starts in November in Zebulon, North Carolina. Pay is $100–$300 per day with travel and meals provided. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

“The Soldier and the Samurai”

Casting for this short-feature fantasy film is now underway. Set in 1989, Josh begins to experience hallucinations of a Demon Samurai intent on claiming Josh’s soul power to become immortal. Productions seeks a white male actor, aged 8–12, to play the lead role of Josh, and a white actor, aged 25–35, to play the supporting role of Josh’s father. Shoots late September to early October in Los Angeles. Pay is $250 per day with meals included. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Still searching for your Iron Throne? Check out Backstage’s TV audition listings!

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