Here at the Montana Film Office (MFO), part of helping pictures get made is helping to connect the projects to the right people, locally. With that in mind, we maintain a current listing of projects of all sizes that are hiring around the state. We also have tips on helping you get hired in your first picture, become a production assistant, promote a your location as a filming destination, and much more. Be sure to check back often to see what new and exciting information we’re offering!
NOTE: The information relating to casting calls may include inaccuracies or errors. The Montana Department of Commerce and the Montana Film Office, collectively MFO, does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information. Your use of the information is at your own risk; MFO is not liable for any harm. MFO recommends getting as much information from the source of the call prior to any auditions or submissions. All posted positions must follow all Federal, State, County, and Municipal labor laws.
A production company from Brazil is filming an independent documentary about biomimetics and have interviews in Missoula. They are looking for a local producer who can help gather a crew and guide in this project. If you are interested in working with this project, please submit your resumé and get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
A new Outdoor Media company looking for a talented shooter/editor to seamlessly join their team and turn out projects quickly that are on brand with the company’s vision – focusing on short form digital content (30 seconds to 5 minutes), sometimes brand specific. The ideal candidate will have strong editing skills as well as strong shooting skills. Looking for people that are able to shoot something in the morning and turn a rough cut around by the afternoon. All applicants must be local to Bozeman, MT.
-Be capable of telling a compelling story
-Have experience editing in Premiere
-Be experienced in camera operating/cinematography
-Have knowledge of Sony, Cannon, and GoPro products.
-Make notes and revisions quickly and efficiently
-Be able to choose appropriate music
-Be able to mix and color final pieces and occasionally do graphics
-Knowledge of the Adobe suite
-Have a good attitude, work well with a team
-Be able to take direction from Production team.
-Be able to articulate needs to AEs
-Knowledge and a passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors is a plus.
*Applicants must submit a reel and resume in order to be considered for the position. Please send resumes to email@example.com
We are on the lookout for families, friends, and couples who are planning to build their very own #off-grid home! If you’ve got #blueprints and are excited to lead an off-grid #lifestyle, we want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! #CASTING CALL!
Virtual Open Casting Call!! Casting Montana Local Talent as Paid Extras for:
TV Series, “Yellowstone”
Created by Taylor Sheridan
Starring: Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luck Grimes, Cole Hauser, Dave Annable, and Gill Birmingham
Casting Directors Kelly Hunt and Tracy Dixon are holding another (online) open casting call for those interested in working on the Series, “Yellowstone”, season 2. Those who are selected to work on the project as extras will be paid. Shooting has begun and the production is looking to hire locals to work as extras on the Series through December. The casting call is open to men and women of all ethnicity, ages 16 or older.
Your current photo, sizes to: YellowstoneExtrasMontana@gmail.com
For more info visit: https://extrascasting.wixsite.com/yellowstonemtinfo
Facebook: Yellowstone Montana Extras
Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. Far from media scrutiny, it is a violent world of poisoned drinking water and unsolved murders. Yellowstone is an intense study of the modern west rife with land developers, energy speculators, assorted politicians, estranged family, and tribal players. Within this pentagon of interests, land lust is insatiable and love is weaponized.
About Tracy Dixon: Owner of the Los Angeles based “Casting Associates”. Tracy is best known for her extras casting on feature films. Her team of casting directors’ credits includes The Wedding Crashers, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Lake House, The Break-Up, Oz the Great and Powerful, Booksmart and many more.
About Kelly Hunt: Owner of the Atlanta based “Southern BG Casting” is best known for her extras casting on feature films such as Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip, Anchorman, Little Miss Sunshine, Adaptation, Sleepless, Sharp Objects, Bad Moms Christmas, Booksmart and many more.
NASS TALENT MANAGEMENT is looking for new talent to be in a PSA COMMERCIAL for the Montana Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco Prevention Program. The casting dates, locations, times, rates, and terms are below. If you are interested in having NASS Talent Management represent you please email (contact info below) to set up a time for you at your preferred location.
The dates of this shoot are September 12-16, you probably will only work 1 of those dates.
Based on – up to 10 hr day:
TYPE: Non-union Montana State only TV PSA Commercial USES: TV, WEB, PRINT – TERM OF USE: 2 YR
START DATE: FIRST USE DATE
ROLES (We’ll take people from all over the state. Must be willing to portray the below or be willing to share your real story.)
REAL PEOPLE ROLES:
Casting times & locations:
Bozeman, August 20th, 9am – 5pm
Comfort Suites 2515 Catamount Street
Missoula, August 21st, 9am – 5pm
4559 Reserve Street
Helena, August 22nd, 9am – 5pm
Jennie Saks NASS Talent Management
All Faces Model & Talent Agency (CA, HI, MT)
SAG short film being shot this fall in Montana.
Project Description: While out on a solitary hunt, Dale, a grizzled widower, stumbles upon a murder in progress. His choice is between saving a stranger, or himself.
Shoot Location: Bozeman/Three Forks area
Approximate shooting time: 4 days in early October 2018
Submit to : email@example.com
SAG short film being shot this fall in Montana.
Project Description: While out on a solitary hunt, Dale, a grizzled widower, stumbles upon a murder in progress. His choice is between saving a stranger, or himself.
Shoot Location: Bozeman area
Approximate shooting time: 4 days in October 2018
Dale, 60-70 – Retired blue collar man.
Jon, 30-40 – Rancher.
Tom, 40-50 – Quirky small town police officer.
Miguel, 10-13 – Young Latino boy.
Juan, 30-40 – Latino man.
Antonio, 30-40 – Latino man.
Matt, 30-40 – Rancher.
Ty, 30-50 – Rancher.
Jake, 30-40 – Rancher.
We are accepting submissions via email. Send headshot, resume and/or reel to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Casting Call:
Saturday August 18th 3:00 pm -5:30 pm
Ghostown Coffee Shop
Approximate shooting time: 3 days in May 2019
Project: Eagle Rock: A young woman is drawn into a Manson family type cult in the late 1960s.
Jay, 35 – a handsome and charismatic cult leader who can make you feel as if you’re the only person in the world. Preferred if 6’0 or taller
Marcia, 40 – Alex’s stepmother, with whom she has a contentious relationship.
Please submit headshot, resume and reel to email@example.com. Chosen candidates will be contacted to submit self-tapes.
Indie Film Casting Montana Locals! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!
Mickey and the Bear is an indie coming-of-age drama set in in Anaconda, MT.
Directed by Annabelle Attanasio
Young Adults, Age 18-25
Young Athletes, Age 18-25
Middle Aged Men + Women
Elderly Men + Women
And all other ages!
Friday, 7/13 from 2 to 5 p.m. HEARST FREE LIBRARY
401 Main Street
Saturday, 7/14 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you can’t make it, please send your name, a clear photo of yourself (selfie, family photo, etc.), your phone #, and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a family of 4 to star in a non-speaking role for a Montana Tourism Commercial.
We’ve got two shoot dates and we could use a different family for each shoot.
June 18 & 19
$1600/day ($400/person) + expenses paid
Parents age 35-45 | Kids age 7-13
Must love the outdoors with wardrobes to match! We will have you hiking, paddling, fishing, stargazing, etc. in beautiful Montana locations. The biggest part of this job will be staying positive and natural with a camera crew filming you in these settings.
Please email me for more information at email@example.com and to set up a time to meet for a 15 minute casting call! The casting call will involve a quick filming session with your family outdoors (doing something simple near/in town) to provide footage for the client to review options.
Rene Haynes Casting – Open Casting Call
For the leads in an upcoming 1800s Action Adventure – Major Motion Picture
Casting Director Rene Haynes (The Revenant, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Winter in the Blood, New World, and Skins) and her team, who specializes in Native American and Indigenous casting, will be traveling to Lawton, OK to conduct a casting search for the LEADS in a Major Motion Picture that will be filming in the Fall 2018.
Seeking for both roles ages 18 to 24:
Young Female Warrior (a teenage Native Action Hero!)
Young Male Warrior (the girl’s brother)
Must be physically fit, good at running and comfortable with lots of action. No previous acting experience necessary or required. For female applicants who are self-taping: We require a natural look, no heavy eye make-up. To submit remotely, click on the link below for instructions and audition materials:
If you are unable to access the link, or are prompted to pay a fee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 AT NOON.
Verizon Go 90 is searching for a few females ages 19-23 to be in the next season of Young Guns. Young Guns is filmed in Montana and follows eight young men and women as they explore their environment. The Young Guns like to drink beer, ride horses, shoot guns, and will do anything to get an adrenalin rush. Please watch an episode before you apply to see if this cast matches your personal sensibilities.
You can find episodes on: https://www.go90.com/shows/0tpzHg7hoqM
Please send photo and write a paragraph as to why you think you will be great to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is expanding its program to develop and promote authentic and culturally appropriate tourism in Montana’s Indian Country by creating a new Tribal Tourism Officer position.
Although Commerce already supports tribal tourism through its Office of Indian Country Economic Development, this is the first time it will be dedicating a full-time employee to it.
“Tourism is one of Montana’s leading industries and an economic driver for communities across the state,” said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote. “Respectful development and promotion of tribal tourism experiences can help Montana’s Indian Country to grow its share of that impact.”
An estimated 12.5 million visitors from out of state added $3.3 billion to Montana’s economy in 2017, and the market for tribal tourism already exists. In an October 2017 national survey of leisure travelers, 82 percent said they would be interested in exploring sites and experiences related to Native American culture and history.
During the 2017 regular session of the Montana Legislature, Senate Bill 309 created and funded a new Indian Country tourism region administered by the State Tribal Economic Development Commission.
The new position’s key areas of responsibility will include tourism marketing, visitor orientation, and the development of tourism products, services and facilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic vision and planning and collaboration with local/tribal governments and tourism partners.
For a job description and to apply, visit the State of Montana Careers website. Recruitment ends Feb. 26.
Montana filmmakers Robert Kollar (Bozeman) and Adam Danielson (Livingston), are teaming up to produce a documentary (working title: The Fight for Orphans) on the current crisis orphans are facing in 2018, here in the state of Montana.
The production is now accepting resumes for crew positions, and will be looking to hire folks for the shoot to begin in March 2018. Qualified local crew members are encouraged to apply, by submitting resumes to: KollarGroup@gmail.com
Inquiries about the project may also be directed to this email address.
The School of Film & Photography seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable instruction in the following areas in the School’s Film Option: film and related media studies, film and video production (all aspects), film industry, acting, directing, script writing, production management, science communication, wildlife and nature filmmaking, and digital media.
Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable level instruction and/or related functions. Applications are accepted on a continual basis (unless otherwise indicated) and will be maintained in pool for two years. After two years, candidates need to re-submit materials for continued consideration.
The department or program search committees or hiring authority will review and evaluate the submitted application materials. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the non tenure track faculty hiring pool.
Appointments are on a part-time basis and vary in duration, a couple weeks, a semester or an academic year, depending on the specific needs of the department/program. Salary is dependent on number of workload units assigned and duration of contract.
Responsibilities may include:
We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.
We are currently looking for an on-set costumer with significant experience working in the costume department. We require someone ideally from Wednesday, December 27th – Wednesday, January 24th. We are based in Livingston, Montana and ideally we would like someone local, however, if need be we can provide accommodation for them. It would be fantastic if anyone interested could please send their resumes to: email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017 — 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? Do you have a talent you’ve always wanted to showcase? Do you like telling stories? If so, come check out the local casting/storytelling call we are having at the Anaconda High School this Wednesday, December 20th, from 12:30 – 6 p.m! Sign ups are first come, first served. Please bring a piece of material that showcases your talents: you can tell a story, show us your athletic skills, perform a song, or give a speech – anything goes! NON-ACTORS ENCOURAGED TO COME!
**Specifically looking for HIGH SCHOOLERS ages 15-18, but all ages encouraged to come!**
A bit of background: I am a filmmaker looking for supporting and background actors for my upcoming feature film, “Mickey and the Bear,” which will shoot entirely in Anaconda, MT this coming summer! My film is about a teenage girl seeking independence from her veteran father, who she cares after in the wake of her mother’s death. I am extremely committed to featuring as many people from Anaconda as possible in the film, and would absolutely love to meet any and all of you next week. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message. Thank you all!
Lizzie Shapiro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producers are seeking CREW MEMBERS to work this summer in Anaconda, MT for filming of the feature film, “Mickey and the Bear.”
CREW positions needed are as follows :
Please send your resume & cover letter to : Lizzie Shapiro: email@example.com Thanks!
Dark Frames Films is now looking for cast and crew for a non-union, micro-budget feature film from the director and writers of “Unfreedom” (2014).
“Brown” (working title) is the story of an illegal immigrant who tries to make a new life in a small town. Despite his efforts to land a legitimate job, he falls in with the wrong crowd. Along the way, he’s befriended by a street-wise orphan girl who gives him a new perspective. Will he be able to save himself and the little girl, or will he fall into the hands of ICE Agents? Will he be able to make an honest life, or become ensnared by the criminal society that welcomes him?
“Brown” will be shot in Butte, Montana, after Thanksgiving to the first week of January, with a break for Christmas. All roles and positions are meals/lodging, credit, and copy (some positions may have additional/discussable perks). Community theatre types and graduates encouraged to apply. Please find the complete Cast and Crew calls, with email submission instructions, below the credits.
We are hosting an Open Casting and Crew Call in Missoula, MT on Saturday, November 4th, from 1pm-5pm, at Downtown Dance Collective. The link above is to the Facebook Event- please join and share with your friends and colleagues! A Bozeman casting call is tentatively scheduled for Saturday the 11th of November. Details to come. Even if you plan to attend the Missoula call, we welcome your information by email in advance, and will start a conversation with you from there.
Thank you, and Good Luck!
The Dark Frames Core Team is a collection of talented filmmakers, including experienced and award-winning professionals such as:
Dark Frames Films – http://darkframes.com/
• Producer/Director: Raj Amit Kumar – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4189373/
• Executive Producer/Co-Writer: Damon J. Taylor – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3998602/
• Director of Photography: Hari Nair – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619749/
• Sound Design: Resul Pookutty – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1017076/
• Music Composition: Wayne Sharpe – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0789278/
• Locations Manager/DIT: Don Andrews – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6564693/
• Line Producer/UPM: Jenni L. Johnson – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6824408/
• Kat – Lead – (28-33) (Some nudity required) Caucasian, sweet, always speaks her mind. Modern prostitute who enjoys her job. Falls in love with the lead male.
• Rob – Lead – (40) Open Ethnicity, drug dealer, shake-down artist, crazy but likable. Sees killing his father for his inheritance as the only way out of the drug game.
• ICE Agent (30-45), Male, Caucasian, “deskjob chubby”
• Dark (30-40), Male, edgy, brusque
• Meth-Head (30-40), Male, Caucasian, scruffy
• Rowdy Guy 1, 2, 3 (25-30), working-class rednecks out drinking
• Paul, Rob’s Dad (75), Same ethnicity as Rob
• Mother of Babysitter (40), Caucasian
• Larry (40-50), Caucasian, middle-class guy who made a bad deal
• Taxi Passenger 4 (40-50), Male, clean-cut
• Strange Woman (recognizes Sasha) (30-50), edgy, addict, nosy
• Police Officer (smokes) (35-40), male, chubby
• Stabber (50-70), male, addict, scruffy
• Landlord (40-60), female, friendly
• Grocery Store Cashier, female, open age/ethnicity, bland
• Gruff Taxi Passenger, male, stern, doesn’t tip, no lines
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
• Full Name
• Phone Number
• Preferred Email
• Resume/Reel/Website (if you have one)
• Current City
• Age Range
• The following pictures (professional or cell phone is fine):
o Shoulders up (headshot) straight on to the camera or 3/4
o Full body in good lighting, plain, fitted clothes, hair down, light or no makeup
o An action or fun shot if you have one. Something you love to show off!
• 1st AD
• Script Supervisor
• 1st AC
• Camera Assistant
• Key Grip
• Hair and Makeup
• Art Director
• Prop Master
Please email ‘email@example.com’ and include the following:
• Full Name
• Phone Number
• Preferred Email
• Resume/Reel/Website if you have them
• Current City
Zero Point Zero West Job Openings:
ZPZ West is an outpost of Zero Point Zero Productions, a NYC-based production company best known for No Reservations and Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, MeatEater with Steven Rinella and Mind of a Chef. We have one position open now.
Editor / Junior Editor for Digital Video Content:
ZPZ is looking for an experienced editor to cut digital web content for our television show MeatEater, as well as cut development Sizzle’s and short videos for our sponsors for social media. This individual has experience editing with AVID. Experience or willingness to learn the program is a must. Prospective start date would be October ’17 and would be on an as-needed/part time basis. Knowledge of and passion for outdoor living and hunting will be an incredible help but is not necessary.
Please send resumes and reels to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmmakers-Shire Productions is accepting content for distribution and looking for original content, as well as staff.
As with any business transaction, review all contracts carefully, and do not hesitate to clarify terms.
You must do your own due diligence.
Disclaimer: The Montana Film Office presents connections to filmmakers, but does not
sponsor or endorse these connections.
Sales and Marketing Division
We are looking for an energetic, self motivated and organized individual to join our dynamic sales team. Responsibilities with include, but are not limited to:
The position being offered is a non-exclusive independent contractor sales position. It is a commission based position and the following is an example of said compensation.
Sales staff compensation
2% upfront for total amount of budget procured by sales associate
Up to 60% of Net remaining budget balance
20% of gross Revenue from advertisement spots sold on the Shire Network
5% of cash value pertaining to product placement, sponsorship or barter transaction
$.50 for each $2.99 membership sold
$2.00 for each $5.99 membership sold
$4.00 for each $9.99 membership sold
Weekly show: 3% upfront of gross seasonal budget amount and 10% Net remaining budget balance paid per episode
Full length feature: 2% of gross budget and 25% of net remaining budget
Mini-series: 3% upfront of gross seasonal budget amount and 15% Net remaining budget balance paid per episode
Musical Content for Jukebox: 10% of monthly subscription sale price, paid per month
Projected / estimated amounts for advertising products
*3 month plan for once a day commercial on streaming channels (Prices increase based on time zone broadcast peak hours)
$1000 for 3 months (3:01am – 6:00am)
$3,600 for 3 months (6:01am – 9:00am)
$5,400 for 3 months (9:01am – 12:00pm)
$7,200 for 3 months (12:01pm – 6:00pm)
$9,000 for 3 months (6:01pm – 9:00pm)
$7,200 for 3 months (9:01pm – 12:00am)
$1,800 for 3 months (12:01am – 3:00am)
*Prices for product placement, sponsorships, seasonal series, or theatrical budget funding and/or single show sponsorship are subject to the terms of that agreement.
Jennie Saks, owner of NASS Talent Management, ALL FACES Model & Talent Agency, will be auditioning for another MT Anti Tobacco PSA TV /commercial shoot next week and would love to submit new talent. If you are interested and available for the casting and shoot dates, and you want her to submit and represent you for this project plus future projects please EMAIL current photos of yourself, 1 close up and 1 full body, along with your: date of birth/age, height, weight, location, phone and email. If you are under 18 yrs old, please include your parent’s name and contact information.
Specs: male and females age 17-20 Punk / alternative types, Skater, Preppy, Athletic, etc.
Available dates needed for the shoot (1 day during this time frame) August 15-16-17.
$500 per day per spot.
FYI This is a State of Montana Government project so a background check form will be needed from everyone who is hired.
The Casting will be July 20th in Bozeman.
CASTING CALL for “BIG FORK” FEATURE FILM –
“BIG FORK” is currently looking to cast several roles in their upcoming feature film!
Story line: A group of friends reunite in Montana for a weekend wedding. The problem is, the
wrong people are getting married.
Actors should email me at email@example.com if they would like to be considered,
and I will send sides/self-tape instructions to anyone who may be a fit for the roles outlined below.
This is a SAG Ultra Low Budget feature, so actors are paid $125/day.
[GREGG]24 to 29 years old, all ethnicities male. Introspective, kind, likable. He is the shy one of the
group, but with a little nudging from his gregarious buddies, he starts a committed romantic
relationship with his last-minute wedding date. ABILITY TO PLAY PIANO PREFERRED, BUT NOT
REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ACTORS WHO ARE LOCAL HIRES IN
[SAM]22 to 27 years old, all ethnicities female. Sweet, flirtatious, spontaneous. She is working as a
waitress when she meets Gregg, and quickly agrees to be his overnight date to the wedding. PLEASE
ONLY SUBMIT ACTORS WHO ARE LOCAL HIRES IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA.
[CAMILLA]18 to 25 years old, all ethnicities female. Sexy, intuitive, curious. She works as a stripper
and is in love with her client, James, even though he is engaged to someone else. There is no
nudity in this role, but the actress will be scantily clad and the role involves simulated intimacy. P
LEASE ONLY SUBMIT ACTORS WHO ARE LOCAL HIRES IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA. MUST BE ACTUAL
18+ FOR CONSIDERATION.
[RAVEN]18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. Casual, cool, inherently comedic. A female version
of Brad Pitt’s character in True Romance. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ACTORS WHO ARE LOCAL HIRES IN
[ANNIE]45 to 60 years old, Caucasian or Black/African American, female. Nurturing, understanding,
maternal. She is Emily’s mother, getting ready to celebrate her daughter’s wedding day. PLEASE ONLY
SUBMIT LOCAL HIRES (AT ULB SCALE) IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS, and BEST OF LUCK!
Brittani Ward, Casting Director
This position will assist the film office in creating media content, answer production phone calls, and scout filming locations for productions coming into the state. The ability to operate a PC or MAC computer is required.
Qualifications: Interest in PR, Website Communication, Film and Media production, Adobe Suite, video editing, photography, videography, database, Excel, and other Microsoft office tools.
Full time, First year Intern.
Montana Law requires that a student intern be a person who has been accepted in or is currently enrolled in an accredited school, college or university (2-18-101 MCA).
Application Process: Letter of application with specific attention to why this program of interest, resume with concentration on collegiate career, rank of Internship opportunities for which you are applying in order of preference, and if you have a full or part time preference.
Please send all application materials electronically to:
Penny Fassett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is March 24th, 2017. Interns will be selected by April 7th, 2017.
Montana State Government and the Montana Department of Commerce do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.
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