A Scripted Sci-Fi Comedy Podcast Needs Talent + More Sci-Fi Gigs

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Calling all sci-fi fans: If you’re hoping to find a gig that features post-apocalyptic storylines or other out-of-this-world elements, you’ve come to the right place. Every week, we update this roundup to include the latest sci-fi casting calls in the industry. From a scripted comedy podcast to a war epic, these are today’s biggest gigs.

“Space Race”

The race is on for “Space Race,” a scripted sci-fi comedy podcast about a bombastic billionaire who, while trying to one-up his rivals, accidentally strands his spaceship crew in another galaxy. Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted for various roles, including the starring role of Desmond Gold. Recording will take place in October or November in Burbank, California. Pay is $135 per four hours of work.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Tactical Samurai Investigations”

Join the cast of “Tactical Samurai Investigations,” a sci-fi/martial arts drama miniseries with a punk style. Three actors, aged 18–35, are wanted for the supporting roles of Anna, Vicky, and Carl. Filming will take place in Massachusetts in October. Pay is $25–$100 per day for five days of work with meals and snacks provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“The Monolith”

East End Cinema is seeking talent for “The Monolith,” a sci-fi war epic that will film in the desert. A Black or white male actor, age 25–45, is wanted for the lead role of Rick Phoenix, an ex-military leader who must join a private mission to stop aliens from entering a portal that leads to Earth. Filming will take place in Santa Clarita, California. Pay is $200 for five hours of work with food and travel provided.

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“The Hunter”

Arbroath Entertainment is seeking talent for “The Hunter,” a post-apocalyptic micro-budget sci-fi feature film. A female actor who has horseback riding skills, age 18–32, is wanted to play the protagonist. Talent will be required to be skilled at or learn sword fighting and archery for the role (will be taught on set if needed). Filming will begin at the end of September in Oregon. Pay is $1,000–$3,000 for 14 days of work with meals and transportation included.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“That Alien, Sound”

Casting is underway for “That Alien, Sound,” a comedy/sci-fi feature film about an alien sound wave that takes over a woman’s body. Ann actor of color, age 50–75, is wanted to play a store clerk in a day player role. Filming will take place in West Covina and Los Angeles with the date TBD. Pay is $100 for the day with copy, credit, and meals provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Humanize”

Casting is underway for “Humanize,” a branded sci-fi commercial that follows a doctor and his team of try-hard lab techs as they attempt to bring the perfect customer to life. Actors, aged 25–65, are wanted for the leads and supporting roles in the commercial, which will shoot in October in Philadelphia. Pay is $500 for one work day, with meals and travel provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“2”

Join the cast of “2,” an independently produced new media series that’s a mix of psychological thriller, classic tragedy, urban fantasy, and modern-day myth. Actors, aged 8–75, are wanted for various on-camera and voiceover roles, including the starring roles of Hope and Dowan. The project is also hiring several crew positions, including first and second assistant directors, costume supervisors, and more. Rehearsals will take place in California and/or Nevada, with the first season filming in early 2023 in Nevada. Pay is undisclosed by the production; travel, meals, and lodging, are provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Henchin” (Online Series)

Casting is underway for “Henchin,” a Kickstarter-funded sci-fi–comedy web series about the lives of henchpeople in a city full of superpowered individuals. Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted for lead and supporting roles. Filming will take place in Austin, Texas, in early December. Pay is $100–$200 per day for up to five days of work, with meals provided.

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“Upstream”

Casting is underway for “Upstream,” a short student sci-fi drama about a female sex robot who tries to learn what love is after being activated by a mysterious woman. Two female actors, aged 18–35, are wanted for the starring roles of Juno and Erin. The role of Juno will require nudity (back and bust only). Rehearsals and filming will take place in the L.A. area, with filming scheduled for mid-to-late October. Pay is $150 per day, with meals provided. 

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Immersive Theater Dark Sci-Fi Experience

Brooklyn-based startup Unshut is seeking a performer of any gender, aged 24–34, to play a hacker in an interactive, dark sci-fi experience. A background in immersive theater and/or dramatic improv is a plus. Talent will work in NYC. Pay is TBD, with the potential for a full-time salaried position after the project launches in January.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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