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Montana Film Office

Now Hiring

Here at the Montana Film Office, 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 documents here to help 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.

Nov
3
2017
Dark Frames Films is now looking for cast and crew for a non-union, micro-budget feature film

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!

Ainsley Patterson
Production Coordinator
Casting Director

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/

Casting Leads:

•       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.

Casting Supporting/Featured:

•       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 brownthefilm@gmail.com and include the following:

•       Full Name
•       Phone Number
•       Preferred Email
•       Resume/Reel/Website (if you have one)
•       Current City
•       Age Range
•       Height
•       Weight
•       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!

Crew call:

•       1st AD
•       Script Supervisor
•       1st AC
•       Camera Assistant
•       Key Grip
•       Hair and Makeup
•       Art Director
•       Prop Master

Please email ‘brownthefilm@gmail.com’ and include the following:

•       Full Name
•       Phone Number
•       Preferred Email
•       Resume/Reel/Website if you have them
•       Current City

Sep
27
2017
Zero Point Zero West Job Openings

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 zpzwest@zeropointzero.com.

Jul
31
2017
Shire Productions Content Distribution and Staffing

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.

ShireProduction Letter

Sales and Marketing Division

Job Description

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:

  • Procuring funding for production projects
  • Retaining advertisers for Shire network
  • Selling subscriptions for Shire streaming network
  • Finding content for Shire network, affiliates and movie production

 

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

  • Production Projects

2% upfront for total amount of budget procured by sales associate

Up to 60% of Net remaining budget balance

  • Advertisers

20% of gross Revenue from advertisement spots sold on the Shire Network

5% of cash value pertaining to product placement, sponsorship or barter transaction

  • Subscription Sales for Shire

$.50 for each $2.99 membership sold

$2.00 for each $5.99 membership sold

$4.00 for each $9.99 membership sold

  • Finding content and Projects for Shire Productions

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.

 

If interested in a sales position with Shire Productions please contact, Phil Walley (702) 292 – 5010, phil@shire-productions.com or Carl Carter (571) 215 – 9252, carl@shire-productions.com.

Jul
13
2017
new post – MT PSA TV COMMERCIAL TALENT SEARCH

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.

Once we receive your information, we will contact you with script and audition details.

Jennie Saks
NASS Talent Management
All Faces Model & Talent Agency (CA, HI, MT)
knownagent.js@gmail.com

Apr
18
2017
CASTING CALL for “BIG FORK” FEATURE FILM –

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 brittanismithcasting@gmail.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.

CHARACTERS —

[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

WHITEFISH, MONTANA.

[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

WHITEFISH, MONTANA.

[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

office: 323.468.8899

cell: 815.715.6925

Mar
20
2017
Film Intern

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: pfassett2@mt.gov

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.

 

Feb
2
2017
SHORT FILM CASTING CALL – MISSOULA

University of Montana Filmmaker, Hyein Kang, invites local talent
to participate in a casting call for an upcoming short film, entitled
“THE ATTEMPT” – interested individuals may email Hyein directly
at  ‘jh6929d@gmail.com’ for inquiries, additional details, time,
place, roles available, script readings, and auditions.

Dec
5
2016
PROPMAKERS & FINISH CARPENTERS, MASTER PAINTERS

The Montana Film Office is currently updating our database of EXPERIENCED set designers, set propmakers, finish carpenters, and master painters. Thorough knowledge of industry standard set construction techniques is an ABSOLUTE must. Please register or update your current crew listing in our Reel Scout database. List build credits, job titles, and film/project worked on and year. Resumes containing your additional experience may also be uploaded into your profile. Carpenters & painters with exceptional finish and interior specialty skills are also asked to update or create new profiles within the database. All new profiles & updates will be reviewed and verified. Finish carpenters & master painters with experience in local high-end & specialty shops (I.E. ‘Yellowstone Traditions’, ‘OSM’, and other ultra fine-craft oriented shops) may potentially qualify as on-set finish propmakers & master painters, without necessarily working on a previous film or television project. The waiving of such requirements will be at the discretion of the hiring entities.

We are compiling this workforce referral information for a number of projects that are considering Montana for multi-episode TV series, and film projects. There has been an emphasis placed on the need for traditional, frontiersman, 1880’s western, and ranch styles of construction, finish craftsmanship, and period painting skills.

Please feel free to email the Montana Film Office with any additional questions, however, DO NOT email resumes & updates for your crew listing to the office. Crew listings and updates may only be submitted through the Reel Scout database.

Updates & new profiles may be created by following the link tab button “CREW & SERVICES” and then ‘Crew & Services’ in the pop-up menu. Select ‘register’ to create a new profile, or ‘login’ to edit & update your existing listing.

The Montana Film Office maintains the crew referral database as a means for producers, keys & department heads, to contact would-be employees for potential employment on film & television projects. The Montana Film Office does not hire nor place employees on projects; nor does it function as/or in lieu of your local hiring hall, job rep, or any other agency. The database is maintained as a courtesy for projects seeking to hire local Montanans, utilize their valuable skills, and contribute to the overall economic health of our Montana communities.

Nov
30
2016
Associate Documentary Film Producer

Seeking Associate Film Producer to work on a feature documentary film project with a small crew. This project will have national distribution and covers a timely story that is environmentally focused.
– Advanced organizational, communication, and computer skills are absolutely necessary.

– Project management skills in long-format storytelling and workflow. Experience as a producer is a plus.

– Ability to work independently.

– Starting office hours (approx 24h/week) are Monday through Wednesday – more hours w/experience. Office located in NE Bozeman.
Position Responsibilities:

The Assistant Producer is responsible for pre-production office support and on-location production assistance including:

· Interview and shoot planning

· Developing interview questions

· Developing shot list and researching locations

· Pulling permits and other compliances

· Researching issues related to film

· Assembling the production crew

· Arranging travel and transportation for production

· Researching funding options

· Managing database and assets

· Office support
During this process the Associate Producer will be helping to develop the story and will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding about the issues presented in this film. These are key issues that will affect our country at large and must be handled with respect and professionalism.

Compensation:

This a part-time hourly office position (~24h/week) with no medical benefits, paid sick leave, or other benefits. Starting pay is $18/h with a possible wage increase after two months. Position will last at least six months up to one year.

To Apply:

Please send Resume in PDF or Word document to elphias_doge@icloud.com. In addition, expand on three to five of your project management oriented resume listings with details on your specific contribution. Please note that further details about the project will not be given until the candidate applies for the position.

Position open until filled.

Oct
18
2016
Montana Film Producer Michael Wickes, is seeking to bring an Assistant Documentary Film Producer on-board

Montana Film Producer Michael Wickes, is seeking to bring an Assistant Documentary Film Producer on-board:

Job Description : Assistant documentary film Producer.
–       Advanced film making, organizational, communication skills and computer skills are absolutely necessary.
–       Experience as a producer is a plus. Project management skills in long-format storytelling and workflow.
–       Starting office hours (approx 20 per week) are Monday through Wednesday – more hours w/experience. Office located in n.e. Bozeman, MT

Position Responsibilities :
The Assistant Producer is responsible for pre-production office support and on-location production assistance including:

– Interview and shoot planning
– Assembling the production crew
– Arranging travel and transportation for production
– Working with categorical production budgets
– Developing shot list and researching locations
– Pulling permits and other compliances
– Researching issues related to film
– Developing interview questions
– Media asset management (Digital masters and storage)
– Basic editing
– Researching funding options
– Manage database and assets
– Office support

During this process the Assistant Producer will behelping to develop the story and gain a detailed knowledge and understanding about the issues presented in this film. These are key issues that will affect our country at large and must be handled with respect and professionalism.

Required Education and Experience :
– Associate or Bachelor degree in communications, broadcasting, or film with an emphasis on digital cinema production.

– 2-4 years of production experience in documentary filmmaking or similar production experience.

-Ability to demonstrate organized project management skills for media production.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities :
Knowledge of current production tools, i.e. Cameras, lighting, audio, digital workflow, and media management. Postproduction knowledge is a plus.

Please send Resumes to :: elphias_doge@icloud.com

Thank you!

Sep
8
2016
Talent needed for PSA TV Commercial being shot September 19-23, 2016 in MONTANA

NASS Talent Management will be accepting photos and audition videos from new talent for a non union TV PSA COMMERCIAL that will be shooting in the BILLINGS, BUTTE, MISSOULA, BOZEMAN AREA this September. If you are interested in submitting please email knownagent.js@gmail.com. Include a CURRENT close up picture of yourself and one full body along with your contact information. Once received, an agency representative will contact you with further instructions and script. Acting skills a plus but not required.

If you wish to audition in person, you must email Jennie Saks to get an audition time. Auditions will be held this Friday, September 9th in Bozeman from 2-7 pm at:
The Commons (aka Journey Church)
1794 E Baxter Ln,
Bozeman , MT 59718

Follow signs to the entrance on the far right of the building, and continue to the Summit Rooms at the north end of the base camp wing.

If you want to self tape and email your audition, the deadline for all self-taped auditions is Saturday, September 10th, at 5 pm. Please contact us for instructions.

Talent needs( all ethnicities) : Men 18-25, Missoula
Men 65-70 Butte,
Men 40-55 Bozeman
Women 18-24 40-55 Billings and
an actual Mother Daughter would be great but not necessary
Woman 40-55 Bozeman
girls 11-15 Bozeman
boys 14- 17 Bozeman

Please email NASS Talent Management ASAP to move forward.

Aug
17
2016
EXTRAS CASTING – OPEN CALL

The Ballad of Lefty Brown –  independent feature film

shooting September in Virginia City and Bannack Montana.

 

Thursday, August 25  ENNIS  4pm – 6pm – deck behind The Sportsman

Saturday, August 27  DILLON    4pm – 6pm

– Kiwanis park Pavillion across from Big Sky Cinema

                        (in case of bad weather: Old Depot Theatre)

 

(you may come any time – expect to be there about ½ hour)

 

We are looking for typical townspeople of an 1880’s street

ages 18-80  (primarily male) + a few women and children

 

No modern looks – no modern hair cuts/dyed hair

 

Specifically:

Young men 18 – 30 – cowboys/ranch hands/soldiers

Whores + bar patrons

*Especially looking for

Redheads, Asians , African Americans, and Native Americans

 

If you own period (1880’s) western wear, please come dressed

Everyone must know their exact sizes.

 

People cast will work 1 – 2 days, tentatively :

Virginia City – September 8/9

Bannack – September 27 – October 1

Pay is $100 cash with gas $ for those traveling more than 50 miles

 

ADDITIONAL CASTING CALLS will be held in Bozeman and Butte

Time and Location will be announced

 

inquiries/photos/resumes to Tina Buckingham, Casting Director castingleftybrown@gmail.com

Aug
11
2016
Safety Expert/Set Medic Needed

Television film crew shooting in the Great Falls area is looking for an experienced Safety Person.

 

Location:

Great Falls, MT

 

Shoot Days:

August- October

 

Job Duties Include:

-Providing crew with added support

-Making sure crew and cast are performing tasks safely

– Providing Emergency Medical Assistance if needed

This could be a great opportunity for a retired Firefighter, Medical Expert, or Officer. To inquire please contact Kaili Gregory at kailigregory@yahoo.com or via Phone: (714) 345-9998.

Aug
5
2016
Production Assistant Needed

Television film crew shooting in the Great Falls area is looking for an experienced on set production assistant.

Location:

Great Falls, MT

Shoot Days:

August- October

Job Duties Include:

Providing crew with added support

Running production errands

Loading/Unloading Equipment

Crafty

Compensation: 

$150/day (12 hrs.)

 

This is a hands on opportunity for someone interested in learning all facets of production. To inquire please contact Kaili Gregory at kailigregory@yahoo.com or via Phone: (714) 345-9998.

Jul
7
2016
Location Coordinator position open at the Montana Film Office

chalkboard-background copyThe Montana Film Office is seeking candidates for the Location and Project Coordinator position to join the team at the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development. This exciting position is a combination of marketing and technical assistance, promoting Montana as a filming destination and providing support services to productions in state. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Montana towns, roads, parks, rivers, mountain ranges and Native American nations, working knowledge of the film production process and players, and high level communication skills for working with permitting agencies, location owners, government agencies, filmmakers, producers and studio executives.

Job duties will include:

  • Location scouting and photography of Montana locations
  • Management of the film office location, projects and contacts database
  • Planning travel and accommodations and escorting production personnel (producers, directors, location managers) on film location scouts as acting liaison between productions and location owners
  • Office authority on permitting regulations related to commercial filming on public and private land
  • Providing location packages, crew information, support service contacts and other technical support for in-state productions or inquiries
  • Attendance at trade shows, film festivals and other events promoting Montana to the film industry
  • Cultivation of industry relationships and networking to elevate Montana’s industry presence as a film-friendly state

This position is currently open for application through Sunday, July 17. View the posting and apply online by clicking the submit button below!

SUBMIT

 

 

Jun
11
2016
Web Series Seeking Talent

Comedy web series “Welcome to Big Sky Adventures” shooting in Billings September 2-6 is seeking talent for multiple roles in their pilot episode.

Open casting will take place at BOSS Studio, 2814 2nd Ave, behind the Babcock theater in Billings at the following times:

  • Saturday June 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday June 26th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Interested parties may email ted@furnacefilmworks.com to inquire about the script.

Roles:

[Hildi – 30] Home from Law School to be with her dying Mother, hates her sister Sarah with a passion.

[Sarah – 28] Running from something, came home to see her dying Mother, hates her sister Hildi with a passion.

[Ruth – 80] On the verge of dying wants here two Daughters to get along , she has a plan…

[Kyle – 40] Hildi’s ex husband, still in love with Hildi, is forced to work with her.

[Bennie- 30] Know it all, who knows nothing transplant from Neww York dress’s in nothing but Italian suit’s.

[Katie  – 40] Cowgirl-frontier woman, might be a ghost might be real only the episodes will tell.

Day Players:

[Mrs. Wexler – 40] From New York just lost her husband bring her son to Montana for a wild west adventure.

[Brock Wexler – 11] Just lost his dad looking for a father figure to replace him….

[Dr. Ganz – 55 to 60] Ruth’s Doctor.

[Jill – 35] Realtor.

[Brian Sullivan – 55] Lawyer for Ruth.

May
17
2016
FEATURE FILM CASTING MULTIPLE ROLES

A feature film by an award-winning filmmaker is casting several supporting and background roles in an upcoming modern western. Must be available in June and possibly July. No acting experience necessary, but please be comfortable in front of a camera. (Interested in discovering new or up-and-coming talent. This is a great opportunity for people looking to break into acting in films. Experienced actors are also encouraged to apply.)

Roles:

RANGER CODY (female, age 30) — Key supporting role. Forest Ranger working in Gallatin Valley, who comes into direct conflict with the protagonist.

FRANKIE (male, age 65-75) – Key supporting role. Korean war vet who enjoys collecting antiquities.

RESERVATION POLICE OFFICERS X 2 (male, age 25-45) Featured.

ROCK SHOP OWNER (age 60) Featured.

OLD WOMAN (age 70) Featured.

FILE CLERK (age 60) Featured.

OLD NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN (age 70) Featured.

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN (age 30-50) Featured.

GAS STATION CASHIER (age 55) Featured.

BUS PASSENGERS X 20 (age 20-60) Background.

HIPSTER COUPLE (age 30-40) Background.

CHINESE WOMAN (age 70) Background.

If you are interested in auditioning please email a headshot, resume (including link to acting reel if possible), and contact information to mtfeaturefilmcasting@gmail.com

If the casting team thinks you might be a good fit, they will contact you to schedule an audition in Bozeman.

May
17
2016
Casting Call – Three Roles in Short Film

A short film shooting in the Bozeman area this summer, “Willow Creek Road,” is seeking the following roles.

Synopsis:

Ruth (30), a lonely housewife in rural Belgrade, Montana, becomes obsessed with her neighbor Joey (40), a seemingly neglectful, single mother. When Joey fails to pick her kids up after school one day, a painful secret propels Ruth to intervene.  She slowly assumes the responsibilities of a mother as she takes the kids home and tends to their needs. The two women must face each other, and ultimately themselves, when Joey catches Ruth trespassing. Willow Creek Road explores the complex inner lives of these two women as a mirror to the external character of Montana itself: vast big skies, stretches of winding road, endless plains and majestic mountains.

Roles:

TOM – (40’s), dutiful career man. Works long hours as a Surgeon. Loves his wife Ruth but is feeling the strain of their childless marriage.

LILLY – (age 9-10) head of the household during her mom Joey’s long working hours. Serious and very responsible, Lilly had to grow up fast. Looks after her younger brother Sam (6) when her Mom’s not home. An old soul.

SAM – (age 5-6) the baby of the family. Raised by a single working Mom, and quite often his 10 yr old sister, Lily. Playful and free, with limitless energy. Unhinged, but also seeks love and affection.

Please send a headshot (or recent picture) and resume (or biography for the kids) to: willowcreekroad1@gmail.com. Selected applicants will receive instructions on how to self-submit a taped audition. No need to travel, as we’re casting from NYC.

For more information, find the project on Facebook and Indiegogo!

Apr
13
2016
Casting Call: Supporting Role for Short Film

A short film project is casting a young boy in a supporting role. The project shoots in Belgrade in July, $50/day (1-2 days).

LOG LINE:

Phil and Julia struggle to raise their son, Peter, given the financial hardship hitting their farm. When Phil makes a terrible mistake, it threatens to ruin not just his family’s life, but everything he knows.

ROLE:

[PETER] Male, age 9-11. Phil and Julia’s son. Loves the farm and idolizes his father, but has a hard time understanding the financial issues his parents are experiencing.

Shoot Dates: July 15-17
Location: Near Belgrade, Montana

Interested parties please submit a headshot/resume (and any video, if available) to jerryterhorst@gmail.com.

Apr
7
2016
Casting Call: four male roles for Kalispell project

Production team now casting for significant supporting roles for an independent mystery/thriller/horror feature film. Shooting will take place in April and early May for 5-7 days. The film will be shot in Kalispell and surrounding areas. The roles are paid (pay rate TBD).

ROLES:

SPENCER: (Male, mid-to-late teens, caucasian) Has a snarky sense of humor. He is best friends with Jeremy and although he can be domineering and manipulative, he does genuinely care for him. (2-3 days)

JEREMY: (Male, mid-to-late teens, athletic) Is an honest, loyal friend. Has a mild resentment of his very conservative Christian upbringing. He is integrous but doesn’t like confrontation and has trouble standing up for himself. Has been best friends with Spencer for about two years. They met when his family starting attending a new church. Spencer is pretty much the only friend he made there. (2-3 days)

TRENT: (Male, mid-forties, caucasian) Soft spoken. Has been in law enforcement for over twenty years and a detective for ten of those years. Is very thorough and methodical in his investigations as well as his life. Has seen a lot and carries it with him. Has always been a bit cynical but is driven by his genuine compassion for people. Is utterly uncompromising in his convictions. (3 days)

SIMON MILES: (Male, mid-thirties) Was declared insane after killing his parents when he was a teenager, but he may have been faking. Has since been found to be sane. He is intelligent, patient, meticulous, and calculating. (1-2 days)

Interested parties please submit a video audition by email to Ridge Mallery at ridge@malleryvideoproductions.com.

Scenes to perform can be found at thebeastthemovie.blogspot.com.
Submission guidelines: Quicktime H.264 is the preferred video format. One take per scene.
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2016.
The film contains mild language and thematic material and some violence.

Apr
1
2016
Casting Call – Commercial Shoot in Missoula

UPDATE: This role has been cast and the call is closed.

Television director is casting for 30 second spot for meth prevention and awareness in Montana and surrounding states.

  • Both union and non-union actors and actresses are encouraged to audition.
  • Non-actors and actresses are encouraged.
  • There is little dialogue in the ad, we are looking for actors and actresses that can tell the story through their faces and expressions.

Production Details:
Shooting Saturday, April 16th
The shoot will take place in Missoula, MT
Night exteriors, 1 location, 1 shoot day

Roles:

FATHER 40’s, Blue collar, rugged Montanan at a low point in his life.

DAUGHTER 12-14, Young typical Montana teenager\tween. Older girls and women will be considered if they look the part. Ideally has braces. Parental supervision during all aspects of the production, casting, rehearsal, etc. is required. No Exceptions.

DEALER 20’s-30’s, Young Man, rough around the edges but charming.

If you’d like to submit for a role please send headshot, links to work, and credits to info@montanafilmsociety.com

Feb
10
2016
Casting Call: Model needed for still shoot

UPDATE: THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED. The role has been cast.

A Montana production company is seeking talent for a still shoot that will take place in Superior, MT as soon as the role is cast. Compensation: $100.

ROLE:

Male aged 21-25, very thin, lanky (tall is ok) and gaunt. Character: a fatigued and battle-weary World War II soldier fighting the battle for Peleliu

This shoot will provide artwork for an upcoming film project – talent cast for this shoot may be considered for a film role if they have adequate acting experience.

Interested parties should email a headshot and resume to mountainjackstudios@yahoo.com OR mail to:

Ron Gulette
176 Second Creek Road
Superior, Montana 59872

 

If selected talent should expect a brief phone interview and possible test shots.

 

 

Jan
28
2016
Flairdog Productions to Hold Open Casting/Crew Call

Flairdog Productions will be producing its second fiction feature movie this spring entitled “River Rats”. The road trip comedy will be shot in the Helena, Montana and the surrounding areas. A casting call will be held in Bozeman at the Video Communications Building on the campus of Montana State University at 10 a.m. and going to 4 p.m. on February 13th.

We are looking for local talent for both lead and supporting roles in the project. The leads are male with several female supporting roles. We are also interested in seeing actors or any age and experience for possible minor roles.

You will cold read from a script of our choosing for the initial casting call. A lot of the scenes are duets so if you want to read with your friends you are more than welcome. We will have an actual scene from the movie for you to read if you are called back after the casting call. We are interested in seeing how you adjust your talents on the fly and interpretation of the material given.

We are also interested in crew members who want to gain some experience on set. In particular, we are interesting in two or three people to shoot for us during the project. It will be a great opportunity to get something on your reel and get some work out to the festival circuit. We will pay a stipend plus any travel expenses to any crew members we select. You can sign up at the casting call or e-mail us marqfpr@gmail.com to show your interest.

Shooting will start at the end of February and end in early June. We will be shooting weekends unless otherwise specified due to location availability.

Any questions please e-mail MarQ Piocos at Falirdog Productions marqfpr@gmail.com

 

Dec
8
2015
Feature film casting role for female age 18-25

A feature film by an award-winning filmmaker is casting female talent, age 18-25, in a key supporting role in an upcoming modern western. Must be available 2-3 weeks in February 2016 and a week in June 2016. No acting experience necessary, but please be comfortable in front of a camera. (Interested in discovering new or up-and-coming talent. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to break into acting in films. Experienced actresses are also encouraged to apply.)

ANNIE (age 20) — Intelligent, sarcastic, independent young woman interning at a museum. Develops into the major supporting role in the second half of the film.

If you are interested in auditioning please email a headshot, resume (including link to acting reel if possible), and contact information to mtfeaturefilmcasting@gmail.com

If the casting team thinks you might be a good fit, they will contact you to schedule an audition in Bozeman for later next week.