Hooked on NBC’s ‘This Is Us’? Audition for These Family-Centric Gigs

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The hit NBC series “This Is Us” has captured the hearts of fans around the world. The show follows the Pearson family through the years and can just as easily bring viewers to tears as it can make them smile. 

Counting down the days until Season 5 and wish you could be a part of such a project? There may not be any current casting listings for the show (keep an eye on Backstage for updates), but “This Is Us” fans can audition for these family-centric gigs looking for talent!

“GAME DAY!”
“Game Day!” is a coming of age dramedy film about a family of sports fanatics who gather to watch a football rivalry game and “the rivalries within the family become wilder than the game.” Mutiracial or White talent, aged 21–83, is wanted for multiple supporting roles. Shooting will take place in September in Atlanta, GA. Pay is $200 per day plus travel and meals. Apply here! 

“LITA”
This short film sponsored by Film Independent follows a family trying to survive during a record-breaking heatwave in L.A. The short film wants Latina or Hispanic female talent, aged 60–75, for a lead role, talent, aged 25–60, for background roles, and more. Shooting will take place after quarantine lifts. Pay is $250 per day plus meals. Apply here!

“VIRGINIA WOLF”
This coming of age fantasy short film is about a family of adopted werewolves and the middle daughter coming to terms with her brother’s decision to leave home. The film wants female talent, aged 16–18, for a lead role, male talent, aged 18–22, for a supporting role, and more. Rehearsals may take place in mid-August with shooting from Oct. 21–26 in Lynchburg and Bedford, VA. Talent will be paid $100 per day. Apply here! 

“THE CURE GAME”
“The Cure Game” is an action-thriller short film about a family 10 years after the coronavirus that loses their daughter and must exit their home to find her while protecting themselves. White female talent, aged 36–48, is wanted for a lead role, Latino, Hispanic, South Asian, Pacific Islander, or White male talent, aged 44–62, is wanted for a supporting role, and more roles are available. Rehearsals will take place on Zoom with shooting set for August and September if the situation allows. Talent will be paid. Apply here!

“THE MOURNING BIRD”
This short film “pivots on themes of adolescence, morality, family, and grief” and follows a teenager dealing with the murder of his brother and how it impacts the family. The production wants Black male talent, aged 12–16, for a lead role, Black or Multiracial male talent, aged 14–16, for a supporting role, and more. Shooting will take place in London on dates TBD. Talent will be paid. Apply here!

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Lisa Granshaw
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