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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: Eagle Rock

Casting featured extras for parts in feature length film. Non-speaking, 3 shoot days. Shoots September 2020 in Denver.

 In the early 1970s, a young woman in prison for murder explores her role in a doomsday cult, her relationship with the leader and several of its members, and the breakdown that ultimately leads to the act.

Information

  • Film

Roles

Featured Female Extras

  • Casting Calls Denver
  • Denver, CO
  • Female
  • 18 - 24
  • 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: LIL & LOUIS a play with music

NOW CASTING for LIL & LOUIS, a play with music

WHAT: Non-Equity, paid production of LIL & LOUIS, a full-length play with songs, about Lil Hardin Armstrong and her husband Louis Armstrong.  
WHEN: Rehearsals start December 16; performances: January 21-25, 2020; 5 performances. 
WHERE: Submit your profile for location information.

  • 6 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTORS (4M, 2F); STRONG SINGERS WHO MOVE WELL.

 

‚ÄčPRINCIPAL ROLES:
LIL HARDIN ARMSTRONG… Age range 18-73. Preferred actor age about 30-55. Slender, small. Feisty, vivacious. Laughs easily and often. Memphis native with light Southern accent, always drops the final “g,” resulting in a lilting speech pattern. Strong singer, pop style.  
LOUIS ARMSTRONG…  Age range 22 -70. Preferred actor age about 30-55.Short, stocky, dark-skinned.  New Orleans accent (similar to Brooklyn). No need to play trumpet. Must sing and otherwise convincingly portray Louis.
SWING/ENSEMBLE: 3 M, 2 F. (UPDATE: 1 F.) Each will portray at least one character plus multiple ensemble roles.

    • F, 20s-30s, Attractive. Able to do a cartwheel. 
  • M, mature. 45+.
  • M, light-skinned to play Creole roles. 25-40.
  • M, 30s-50s.





It’s the Roaring ’20s and “Hot Miss Lil” is a star! Barely 20, she’s already a bandleader, arranger, composer, singer—and usually the only woman in Chicago’s hottest bands. As pianist with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band she’s unimpressed when “Little Louis” Armstrong, a pudgy bumpkin with a cornet, arrives from New Orleans, but shy “Satchelmouth” wins her over. Lil becomes his friend, mentor, co-composer, arranger, manager and wife—the second of four. LIL & LOUIS is a unique love story about “the First Couple of Jazz.” 

 

Watch jazz and theater history come alive—and celebrate Women’s History Month—as this new play unfolds in its final step (script in hand) before a full production. Enter the world of LIL & LOUIS, presented in an intimate setting with talented performers from Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and authentic songs (live and recorded) and dances of the era.

 

Information

  • Stage

Roles

Lil Hardin Armstrong

  • Tampa Bay Casting
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Female
  • 25 - 50
    • Black

  • 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: My Truth

Fun and Fascinating path to discovering more about you and your world.

Information

  • TV

Roles

Business Owner

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Business Owner

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Suspicious

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Step Parent/Child

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Smitten

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Sticky situation

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Big Announcement

  • Casting Calls Austin
  • nationwide
  • Any
  • 15 - 99
  • 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: Male Models for Hair Cut Videos

Looking for male models who are willing to have their hair cut short for a video series.

You will play someone who has to have their hair cut short for some reason (lost bet, work requirement, etc). Hair cut will be given on film by a hobby barber. You will be asked for reactions before and after the hair cut. 

Information

  • Film

Roles

Customer 1

  • Philadelphia - Casting Calls Philly
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Male
  • 19 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Barber

  • Philadelphia - Casting Calls Philly
  • Philadelphia
  • Male
  • 18 - 99
  • 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 Book of Revelation

A movie series that we want to create about the whole book of Revelation.

Information

  • Short Film

Roles

John the Disciple

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral Florida
  • Male
  • 60 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

12 Disciples

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 20 - 60
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Mary Magdalene

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Female
  • 30 - 40
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Mary, The Mother of Jesus

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Female
  • 50 - 60
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Martha

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Female
  • 30 - 45
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

8 Pharisees

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 60 - 80
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Lazarus

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 30 - 45
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

High Priest

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 50 - 70
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Roman Soldiers

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 25 - 40
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Prisoners

  • Faith Based Casting
  • FLORIDA
  • Male
  • 20 - 70
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Gabriel (Angel)

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 25 - 35
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Angels

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 20 - 35
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

24 Elders

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 40 - 50
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

4 Living Beings

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Cape Coral, FL.
  • Male
  • 25 - 40
  • Any
  • Yes
  • 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: Webseries: The Strange Case of Lucy Chandler

The Strange Case of Lucy Chandler is a web series that draws inspiration from shows like Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer while mixing in elements of 40s noir, Dashiell Hammett-esque hard-boiled crime fiction, and the horror films of John Carpenter.

Writer/Director: Christopher Schrader

Lucy's father was a private eye who disappeared while working a case. Now she's picking up where he left off to see if she can uncover the truth about what happened to him. Unfortunately for Lucy, "truth" is painfully subjective. She suffers from a condition that often makes it difficult to distinguish reality from her delusions.

An unsolved murder... a series of missing persons cases... black-market pornographers... a phantom boogeyman lurking in the shadows...

As her investigation grows increasingly bizarre and dangerous, Lucy's left to wonder who she can trust when she can't even trust herself.

Information

  • Film

Roles

Spencer

  • Chicago/Skokie
  • Male
  • 28 - 47
    • Caucasian
  • 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: Mama's Boys

Currently casting Inseparable Mother/Son Duos and the People Who Love Them. This is a reality show that is being produced by Magilla Entertainment for a Major Cable Network. 

The series will document what it is like to be in a relationship with a guy who has an incredibly close bond with his mother. 

Information

  • TV

Roles

Mother who Loves her Son

  • Casting Calls Tennessee
  • nationwide
  • Female
  • 25 - 45
  • 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: Selfie Videos: Product and Service Reviews and Promotions

We are a Gig Based Production Company. Through our app "Gigsters" (aka content creators and actors/actresses) submit selfie videos that review and promote products and brands. We believe content is valuable and that people should be paid for their work.

An example of work you may do with us would be brand promotions such as this one for Sam's Club:

Stephanie shares her Sam's Club story from GigPig on Vimeo.

Information

  • Web

Roles

Chicago Gigster

  • Chicago Area
  • Any
  • 23 - 50
  • Any
  • 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: Huckleberry Finn: A Close Place

An independent feature film adaptation of Mark Twain's immortal anti-racist novel ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. 

America, 2017: A poor Missouri boy named Huckleberry Finn runs away from his abusive alcoholic father and joins an undocumented Somali immigrant named Jimal "Jim" Suleman as he escapes the threat of deportation. Together, Huck and Jim develop an unbreakable friendship as they float down the Mississippi River on a makeshift raft toward freedom in this contemporary adaptation of Mark Twain's immortal anti-racist novel ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.

Information

  • Film

Roles

Jimal "Jim" Suleman

  • Twin Cities Casting
  • Oregon, IL
  • Male
  • 18 - 40
    • Black
  • 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 Badge

Independent film that will be pitched for television

This story follows a new police officer Cindy Lewis as she enters the criminal underworld of Steel City

Information

  • Film

Roles

Nikki

  • Pittsburgh Casting
  • Pittsburgh
  • Female
  • 21 - 28
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • No
  • NON-union

Nikki

  • Pittsburgh Casting
  • Pittsburgh
  • Female
  • 21 - 28
  • 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: Soul Saver - Reality TV

Reality TV show seeks participants who are seeking answers to life's deepest questions. Those willing to study the Bible and share their story with the world.

Seeking seekers, the non-religious and those with little to no Biblical knowledge or background. Those who are curious, inquisitive, open to learning and willing to explore what the Bible can teach them. We are also seeking those who may question God, eternal life, etc, and those who may have "religious baggage" or "issues" yet are open to Biblical answers and finding resolution.

Filming will take place mostly in Brevard County, Florida possibly at the residences of participants and other locations related to the participants.

Interested? Please, make a 3-5 minute video of yourself sharing why you would like to be considered for the program and why you think you would be a good fit. Please, email the video link to Soul Saver and please, share this audition notice with everyone you know. Thank you!

Information

  • TV

Roles

Seeker

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Florida
  • Any
  • 18 - 99
  • Any
  • Yes
  • 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: Merci Chronicles Episode 1 Andrea

This is a short film series detailing out the backstories of the main character of my upcoming series Merci

Andrea is a story of her ascent from student of Forensic Sciences to Assistant Director of the FBI.

Information

  • Short Film

Roles

Harold "Hal" Garrett

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas
  • Male
  • 35 - 50
    • Caucasian
    • Hispanic
    • Native American
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Marcus Black

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas
  • Male
  • 25 - 35
    • Black
  • 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: Mercy

We are writing a new suspense thriller and are looking for talented individuals to attend table reads, play their role, and be a part of a very passionate Indie film venture. Pay and scheduling will be discusses once you have been casted for a role.

Mercy is a retired FBI Profiler that finds himself caught up in a web of killings again. He is reluctantly brought back on to help solve a string of murders and what it will reveal will send you spiraling with him out of control!

Information

  • Web

Roles

Karli Jepson

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis
  • Female
  • 18 - 29
  • 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: Relative Race Now Casting Season 7

We are currently casting teams including couples, spouses, siblings, cousins and other family members who are searching for their biological parents for season 7 of BYUtv’s Award winning and hit competition series, Relative Race. The show uses DNA to locate the missing family member while each team races across America to find them, for a chance to win $50,000.

Compensation:

  • - $900/ day per team each day continued in the race
  • - All travel expenses are covered by production (not including lost wages during the 14 day shoot)
  • - 1st place team will win the $50,000 prize

 

Relative Race Flyer

 

 

Information

  • TV

Roles

Cast Member

  • Casting Calls Houston
  • Nationwide
  • Any
  • 18 - 40
  • 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: Moving On

 Everyone has been in a dark place at one point or another in their lives. We often call it the darkness, our nightmare. What I went through was the darkest time of my life. Often times we can compare it to being pushed down a dark hole and we're falling deeper and deeper into the darkness. We reach our hand out to the light above us but it keeps getting further and further away. From my experience and writing my script, I was able to get through the darkness and see the light again. The light for me was my happiness. There is a quote that read " in order for one to be reborn, their water must break." What this means is whatever pain you're going through, whatever darkness you're going through, whatever nightmare you're going through, sometimes we have to break and by break I mean with our emotions. The message I want my viewers to feel is that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. If I can get through my darkness so can they. I've moved on.

Melanie Parker is an openly gay female who decided to give one last guy a chance after not dating one for many years. He is manipulative, possessive, and is anti-lbgt. She goes through what she called 'her nightmare' when it came to getting away from her ex. She meets a trans female and the two form a romantic companionship.

Information

  • Short Film

Roles

Abby Suely

  • Casting Calls Orlando
  • Orlando
  • Female
  • 24 - 31
  • 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: Hero

Young Bobby idolizes his neighbor, Mr. Speelman, and is convinced he is the real life version of his favorite comic book hero, Supersonic. Intent to prove his suspicions correct, he follows his neighbor one night in the hopes of catching him in some heroic act of goodwill. But instead, what Bobby sees that night shatters his adoration of Mr. Speelman – crushing his heart. By confessing his weakness, can Mr. Speelman regain Bobby's admiration?

Bobby is stuck on superheroes being pure and good – as portrayed in his comic books. But after his neighbor confesses to his transgression, Bobby learns that the real heroes are not ones that wear capes and fight bad guys, but those who are brave enough to bare their sins and acknowledge their need for help.

Information

  • Film

Roles

Mr. Speedman / Supersonic

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Male
  • 30 - 40
  • Any
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Bobby

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Male
  • 7 - 12
  • Any
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Mom

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Female
  • 30 - 40
  • Any
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Mrs. Speedman / Wife

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Female
  • 30 - 40
  • Any
  • Yes
  • 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: Maggie (Working title)

Maggie is the focal point of our web series called Mercy. With this project we would like to do a 5 part short film run showing the rise of Maggie and her backstory before her actual appearance in our main series.

Maggie Manes is a small town girl living a double life. That life leads to money, power, and control. Well at least what she thinks is control. Only to be swept up into a world of deceit and betrayal, then coming face to face with the harsh reality that control is an illusion and she is about to find out how painful it is.

Information

  • Short Film

Roles

Maggie Manes

  • Indiana Casting
  • Indianapolis IN
  • Female
  • 18 - 25
    • Caucasian
    • Hispanic
    • Native American
  • 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.