A New Sci-Fi Short Film Needs Talent + Other Futuristic 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 and action gigs in the industry. From short films to podcast series, these are today’s biggest projects. 

"Alkebulan”

Casting is underway for “Alkebulan,” an absurd sci-fi comedy about a grave-digging broker who must find their employee after they are abducted by two of the town’s original aliens. Talent, aged 23 and older, is wanted for various roles, including the lead roles of Lillian and Damion. Filming will take place on Sept. 23–25 in Boston. Pay is TBD with food provided on set.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Didn’t I Save Your Life?”

Join the cast of “Didn’t I Save Your Life?,” a short sci-fi film. Two actors, aged 25–55, are wanted to play the lead roles of Tej Orips and Niliep Ouk. Stage combat/fight training is a plus but not required. Filming will take place on July 28–31 in New York City and the Jersey Shore area. Pay is $250 per day.

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“Coda Anamnesis”

Join the cast of “Coda Anamnesis,” a sci-fi short film and the third and final in a trilogy. An athletic female actor, age 21–35, is now wanted for the lead role of Celesta. Rehearsals will take place in June and July with filming scheduled for one day TBD in August in NYC. Pay is $100 per day with meals and travel provided. 

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Abducted/Sci-Fi/3D Short Film

Prosper XR is now seeking talent for an animal rights short film that will be distributed to a global audience by a widely recognized non-profit organization. An actor with physical theater skills, aged 18–30, is wanted for the role of Abductee 2. Rehearsals and filming will take place in June and early July with filming scheduled for July 7–8 in Los Angeles and Lancaster, California. Pay is undisclosed by the production with travel and meals included.

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“Gene Pool”

Casting is underway for a short, proof-of-concept sci-fi film. Actors, aged 18–80, are wanted for various leads and supporting roles. Filming will take place during the first week of August in L.A. Pay is $150 for one day of work.

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“Save State”

Drunk Justice Productions is seeking talent for “Save State,” a sci-fi, character-focused comedy about a desperate man with a time machine who keeps trying to save a doomed relationship while trying to figure out what went wrong. Talent, aged 25–35, is wanted for various roles, including the lead roles of Chris and Veronica. Rehearsals will take place via Zoom in August, followed by filming in September in Grayslake, Illinois. Pay is $50–$100 per day for up to seven days of work with meals provided.

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“Virtual Date”

Casting is underway for “Virtual Date,” a sci-fi short film following Victoria, who is searching for a real man to date in a near-future world wherein most people are virtual uploads and physical contact is unusual. A female actor, aged 22–40, is now wanted for the starring role of Victoria. Filming will take place on July 9 in L.A. Pay is $120 for the day with a meal and snacks/drinks provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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 a strong dramatic improv background is a plus. Talent will work in NYC. Pay is TBD, with the potential for a full-time salaried position after the product launches in January.

Want this gig? Apply here.



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