Excited for ‘Andor’? Apply to These 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 coming-of-age short to a scripted comedy podcast, these are today’s biggest gigs.

“Privacy, Please”

Join the cast of “Privacy, Please,” an artsy sci-fi short film. Two female actors, aged 18–45, are wanted for two lead roles in the project, which will shoot Nov. 5–6 in Santa Cruz, California. Pay is $250 per day for two days of work.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“There’s a Lake in the Woods Behind My Parent’s House”

Casting is underway for “There’s a Lake in The Woods Behind My Parent’s House,” a sci-fi coming-of-age short film focused on self-acceptance. Talent of all genders, aged 18–60, is wanted for three roles, including the lead roles of Whitney and Made. Rehearsals will be held over Zoom, followed by filming in Cleveland, with dates TBD. Pay is $200 for five hours of work for the supporting role, and $900 for two days of work, with copy and credit provided.

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“Space Race”

Join “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 to play the host and several characters in the podcast. Recording will take place in October or November in Burbank, California. Pay is $135 for four hours of work.

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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 day of work, with meals and travel provided.

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“Killing Time”

Short Tale Sounds is seeking talent for “Killing Time,” a six-part audio drama that follows a man looking to find his place in the world when a mysterious stranger hands him a coin from 2042. The company is seeking English-speaking voice talent in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., and Spain, aged 20–70, for various roles in the series, including the starring role of Sean. Auditions must be received by Sept. 23. Recording dates are TBD. Pay is £50–£250.

Want this gig? Apply here.


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, lodging, and credit will be 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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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 strong 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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