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Current Projects

Below find all the casting calls and roles posted on this site by casting directors/producers, that are currently accepting submissions from Chicago area actors/models/talent.

Project: narrators for true crime video podcast

We do true crime and true encounters with the strange. These are SCRIPTED video presentations.

We're looking to add narrators and writers to our core group.

The main host needs regular fill-in hosts. If you enjoy doing this, we plan to have a couple of scripts a month for you. If you have a good personality for video presentations, the job is easy! You'll record the video in your own home on your own time. We'll show you a free teleprompter link. So all you need is a decent mic and a laptop. Green screen is a plus, but not essential.

You'll get "hosted by" credit and IMDB. You can also take the opportunity to pitch yourself or your work.

The scripts are usually around 4000 to 5000 words. This should be a half to an hour's work. We edit out mistakes, so you just have to have fun and read. 

If you are familiar with Mr. Ballen's channel, this is a perfect example of the type of storytelling we want and the style of video presentation. 

 

 

Three things are needed for a great story: an engaging storyteller, an audience, and of course the story.

The storyteller: A good storyteller is animated, brings energy, looks the audience in the eye and says "come with me on this journey". 

The audience is a critical part of the equation. In a live setting, the storyteller can sense the audience's attention drifting away, and adjusts her story to recapture it. This adjusting shows how the vital interaction between the storyteller and the audience shapes the story itself. With a youtube channel, that feedback is limted to comments below. But a good storyteller can still imagine that audience and create the sense of interaction. A wry small or perfectly placed inflection. The storyteller instinctively understands the audience interaction and gets better at this over time. It's a crucial skill for stand-up comics, educators, actors and boardroom executives. 

The story itself is where the all-important but seldom appreciated writing comes in. We want a small team to work together, growing in their skill at crafting stories that hook an audience and hold it. 

Information

  • Video

Roles

narrator

  • Casting Calls Boston
  • Andover
  • Any
  • 18 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: AVA... Next step in human evolution

Family orientated action / science fiction to be shot in locations in California and beautiful Costa Rica locations. 

Non-union 

 

Information

  • Feature

Roles

AVA

  • Casting Calls LA
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Female
  • 19 - 35
    • Caucasian
    • Hispanic
    • Indian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Asian
    • Mediterranean
    • Ethnically Ambiguous

  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: OXO CIR

We are shooting a documentary style profile of a Boston chef.  We are looking for two female actors as customers at the restaurant.  One or two hours of shooting.

Information

  • Commercial

Roles

Female Customer

  • Casting Calls Boston
  • Boston
  • Female
  • 25 - 50
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Feed My Sheep

Production Title: Feed My Sheep

Union / Non-Union Status: Non-Union

Production Type: Short Film

Project Length: 10-13 minute runtime

Project Format: Digital (Shooting with ARRI Alexa Plus)

Production Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Directors: Brenton Oechsle, Glenn Johnson

Brenton is a freelance cinematographer and editor. His experience in documentary and narrative filmmaking extends over a decade. His work has been promoted through The Atlantic and Nowness, and screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Glenn is an editor at 12 Stars Media. He’s edited multiple documentary features that have been screened at Heartland Film Festival and nominated for Emmys. 

Producers: Victoria Britton, Andrew Coons

Audition Location: Self Tape *audition script sides attached

Shooting Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Shooting Schedule: June 15 - June 18, 2022

Compensation: 

Pays $150/day for lead cast, plus one meal per day and a one-time $50 travel stipend. IMDB credit, film festival exposure, footage for your reel. Lodging not included.

Pays $125/day for day players, puls one meal per day and IMDB credit, film festival exposure, and footage for your reel. Travel & lodging not included.

Pays $100 flat fee for background/minor speaking roles (police & John Owens)

The producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA New Media Micro-Budget Agreement.

Dates and Times of Film Auditions: Now through May 31st

 

Casting ‘Feed My Sheep’ a short, contemporary drama. A pastor in a small town struggles to do what's right in the midst of a tragedy. Note: quick casting turnaround!

Information

  • TV Short

Roles

Ian Owen

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Male
  • 30 - 50
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • Union (but also accepting non-union submissions)
  • SAG-AFTRA Micro Budget

David Bates

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Male
  • 20 - 35
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • Union (but also accepting non-union submissions)
  • SAG-AFTRA Micro Budget

John Owen

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Male
  • 60 - 75
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • NON-union

Mike

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Male
  • 40 - 55
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • Union (but also accepting non-union submissions)
  • SAG-AFTRA Micro Budget

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Educational Videos

We are producing a series of 8 videos with a range of business management scenarios. 

The stories will vary and include diffent business scenarios for eductioanl objectives.

Information

  • Other

Roles

Marvin Gonzalez – Smiles Hair Salon Co-Owner (Hispanic Male)

  • Principal
  • Chicago
  • Male
  • 21 - 35
    • Hispanic
    • Middle Eastern
  • paid
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Not Bad for a Punk Band

Deft Pictures is pleased to announce they are casting for their upcoming feature film, Not Bad for a Punk Band. With production in two phases, shooting the short film (proof of concept) on August 13th and 14th, 2022 with the feature film shooting in Spring/Summer 2023. Both shooting in the Twin Cities metro area.

Eight years after their band’s breakup, Charlie and Etta find themselves meeting again at a wedding, and must finally reconcile with the past that is holding them back or risk losing each other forever.

Information

  • Feature

Roles

Etta

  • Twin Cities Casting
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Female
  • 25 - 35
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Claire Bikes

Searching for actors for a short film set in the Twin Cities about homelessness, cycling and being better to each other. Shooting October 2022 (prospective).

When Claire (they/them), an actor, crosses paths with Richie (he/him), an expert bike mechanic who is homeless, the two butt heads, but eventually come to a point of mutual understanding while fixing a flat tire.

Information

  • Other

Roles

Richie

  • Twin Cities Casting
  • Minneapolis
  • Any
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: THE SHIELD OF HONOR

The project is base off of three detectives fighting crime on the streets of Chicago.

Information

  • TV Series

Roles

Detective HATTIE SHAW

  • Supporting
  • Chicago
  • Female
  • 25 - 28
    • Caucasian
    • Black
    • Hispanic
    • Indian
  • paid
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Mothers’ Day

A breakout play; After the death of Mother, a father and son take a road trip to visit her grave; along the way they are faced with some challenges that will test them both.

Information

  • Other

Roles

Perry

  • Principal
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Male
  • 30 - 45
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Eli

  • Principal
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Male
  • 16 - 21
  • Any

  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Adoptees or people looking for biological family

We are looking for adoptees and others who are looking to meet their biological families for the award winning reality TV show, Relative Race. We are now casting for season 11. We are looking for people of all ethnicities, aged 18 to 50, who live in the USA. Please share with anyone who may be interested. 

 

We are interviewing select candidates ASAP to discover if we can help them to locate and meet their biological relatives. To find our contestants’ families, we use Ancestry DNA in combination with some of the industry's top genealogists and research methods. If chosen to appear on the show, contestants will travel with a teammate on a ten-day journey across the U.S. to discover new relatives and compete for $50,000. Please apply ASAP with notes about your story and who you are looking for to begin the process. Thanks for submitting!

 

Information

  • TV Series

Roles

Adoptees or people looking for biological family

  • Casting Calls Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Any
  • 18 - 50
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Workshop and UNTITLED Immersive Show

Seeking talent for an upcoming workshop and UNTITLED immersive show in Dallas, TX.

We are looking for specialty acts, aerialists, circus artists, musicians, and character actors. Prior experience performing in live theater is a must. This is a non-union contract. Please submit a video reel along with your headshot and resume. (Please note we are not looking for dancers at this time. Dancer audition will be held TBD)


A new entertainment company providing electrifying, thrilling, and emotion- provoking live theater. We create worlds from story-driven cabaret-styled shows to extravagant and immersive parties bringing in the world’s most talented artists. Founders and creative directors aim to build a bridge between experiences mostly seen in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, straight to the heart of Dallas, TX. Their combined resumes from Cirque Du Soleil to Broadway stages and beyond have built the foundation for what you can expect when stepping into the alluring world of Productions

Join our team and help create an alternate reality, an intricately detailed evening, and an immersive experience like no other. From hand-crafted cocktails to twirling acrobats and gravity-defying acts, let the world we build together guide our patrons through the wonders of their curiosity.

Information

  • Other

Roles

specialty acts, aerialists, circus artists, musicians, and character actors

  • Casting Calls Dallas
  • Dallas, TX
  • Any
  • 21 - 70
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Amma’s Ashes, a short film

"Amma's Ashes" was just selected by the Access Sacramento film studio as one of 10 screenplays to be produced this summer for the Place Called Sacramento Film Festival. 

We're looking for South Asian women, men and teens, including one genderqueer teen/young adult actor. 
 

There is no pay at this tome, but if you're traveling to Sacramento from out of town for the shoot, we can compensate for gas expenses. We can offer the chance to work with some of Sacramento's top professionals in a down-to-earth and supportive creative environment, as well as a movie credit. The film will be submitted to the festival circuit, and developed as a television series. 

Here's a synopsis of "Amma's Ashes, or Mystery at the Sacramento River":

As eldest daughter and executor of her mother’s estate, Kaveri has three days to disperse her mother’s ashes in the Sacramento River, but first she must marshal her ragtag family and solve her mother's mystery. 

Information

  • Feature

Roles

Shakti

  • Sacramento Casting
  • Sacramento
  • Female
  • 35 - 45
    • Indian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Asian
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.


Project: Untitled Conservative Musical

A Musical Documentary following the making of a musical for off-Broadway. We'll be following the cast and crew through the whole process. Actors cast in the lead roles will be participating in the behind the scenes of the making of the musical as well as the staged musical itself should it come to fruition. Think project greenlight from HBO but focused on a staged musical production.

 

Our musical itself follows the story of a family that fights back against a super villain intent on world domination.

Information

Roles

Dr. Gates

  • Casting Calls Orlando
  • Oregon --Travel and lodging included
  • Male
  • 45 - 80
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Brandon

  • Casting Calls Orlando
  • Oregon -Travel included
  • Male
  • 7 - 15
    • Caucasian
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

PLEASE NOTE: All casting calls and audition notices posted on Casting Calls Chicago have been posted directly by the casting director/producer of the project and role(s) being cast. Profile submissions through this site go instantly to the casting director/producers submission management dashboard for their review.