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Casting call for Native American actors for historical video

2010-04-26
By Tosawi Marshall, Executive Director, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas


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If you or someone you know is interested in appearing in this historical video. please contact chris@freihofercasting.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 5:00 PM APRIL 26.

CASTING CALL - Native Americans for Paid Video


Project: Historical video
Client: Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Producer: Leslie Gee
Shoot Dates:
Day 1: Wednesday, April 28 -- Children
Day 2: Thursday, April 29 -- Adults and children
Shoot location: Shawnee, OK
Union: Non
Rate:
Day 1: $50
Day 2: $75

SYNOPSIS


This video is part of the Tribal Heritage Project for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. We are looking for extras to serve as historical re-enactors during the 1830s. All extras must have a strong Native American look. Acting experience is not required.

BREAKDOWN


DAY 1: Wednesday, April 28

9 Native American Girls, Ages 5-16
5 Native American Boys, Ages 6-14

Call time will be approximately 1 p.m.

Boys must be able to provide black slacks and plain white button-up shirts.
Girls must be able to fit into one of the costume sizes below. (Do not submit if they would not fit one of the sizes). Girls' sizes 5, 6, 8, 10, 14 and Women' s size 6.

DAY 2: Thursday, April 29.

15-20 Native American actors of all ages.

Call time will be approximately 9 a.m.

The scenes for this day involve a day on the forced march. We will be getting shots of a single file line of Potawatomi on their forced removal, all ages. I 'd like to invite 2 girls and 2 boys from the previous day's shoot to participate today also. The people in these scenes will have marched for miles, very exhausted, sick, etc. They won't be dolled up.

The scene we're depicting is set in 1838, and the previous day's shoot is set in the 1850s.

TO SUBMIT:


-- Email a low-resolution photo and all contact information to chris@freihofercasting.com
-- Make the SUBJECT LINE of the submission: NATIVE EXTRAS
-- Make sure all contact information is on your email submission. Contact information includes your phone number. IF YOU HAVE A TALENT AGENT, MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR TALENT AGENT IN THE SUBMISSION!
-- Please indicate for which day(s) you would be available to film.
-- If submitting for Day 1, Please indicate the age and wardrobe sizes for females.



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