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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: Psychopomp

Casting the supporting lead role in an indie, horror short film. Looking for a passionate, charismatic MALE (30-60) to take on the challenge of the unique role of 'Carny' - a skeevy swindler who lurks outside the County Fair festival grounds to coerce people into taking a ride on a haunted bus attraction. Our Carny must be charming yet intimidating, and silver-tongued. We're looking for someone excited by playing the "bad guy" and who will put their own special twist on the role! This short film will be entered into prestigious film festivals across the country and seen by film industry executives, agents, and producers.

Information

  • Other

Roles

Carny

  • Principal
  • Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • Male
  • 30 - 60
  • Any

  • 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 Gentle Way

An action-packed martial arts film that demands a cast of skilled martial artists willing to perform their own stunts and master intricate fight sequences. Looking for karate, Taekwondo & Judo practitioner.

Sensei Henada faced a challenge when another dojo proposed a fight to determine the state champion. Despite their insistence, she declined the offer due to the recent passing of her father, upholding the family's tradition of refraining from competition during mourning. The other dojos persisted in their efforts to provoke a match with her, driven by their desire to claim the state championship title. Pressured by the leader of the opposing school, T.O., Henada found herself in a dilemma. T.O., bound by his own sense of honor, felt unable to move forward without defeating her. The situation took an unexpected turn when a security guard named Khano intervened, offering protection to Henada based on his knowledge of her family's history.

Information

  • Feature

Roles

Henada Sato

  • Principal
  • Greenbsy
  • Female
  • 21 - 32
    • Asian

  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Ethan Millz

  • Supporting
  • Greenbay
  • Male
  • 40 - 57
    • Caucasian
    • Black

  • paid
  • NON-union

T-O

  • Supporting
  • Greenbay
  • Male
  • 25 - 40
    • Caucasian
    • Black
    • Asian

  • 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: MY MOMMA'S ERA

The World Premiere Of "My Momma's Era" Is A Momentous Occasion, Celebrating A Poignant Journey Through Music and Drama. This Musical Stage Play Promises to Captivate Audiences with Its Heartfelt Narrative of Migration and Transformation. It's A Story That Resonates with Many, Reflecting the Universal Themes of Hope, Resilience, And the Pursuit of a Better Life. As The Characters Come to Life on Stage, They'll Embody the Spirit of An Era and The Enduring Legacy of Those Who Journeyed from The South to The Bustling Streets of Chicago.

Information

  • Other

Roles

MALE

  • Supporting
  • Chicago iLLINOIS
  • Male
  • 20 - 60
  • Any
  • paid
  • NON-union

FEMALE

  • Supporting
  • Chicago iLLINOIS
  • Female
  • 10 - 60
  • 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: The Stories that Jesus Told

This is a non-union, professional, no budget, collaborative Christian production directed by Nancy Hamilton and produced by Golden Eagle Films. The cast and crew will be required to volunteer their services and will be responsible for all personal participation costs including travel and lodging. However high value professional actor cuts will be provided in a timely manner to all actors. Actors will share in all joint film festival wins and will be invited to add festival wins to their IMDb page.

"The Stories Jesus Told” is a Christian production featuring the deeply spiritual stories (parables) that Jesus told in today's language and in today's world. No long robes and flowing beards just everyday individuals living in today's culture learning from the timeless stories of Jesus. 

Information

  • Web Series

Roles

Nathan: Planter of Seeds.

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Any
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Hannah: Rocky Ground Hearer

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Female
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Arden: Thorny Ground Hearer

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Any
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Alex: Michael’s friend

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Any
  • 18 - 60
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Ariel: Friend’s wife

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Female
  • 18 - 55
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Rowan: Pearl Merchant

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Male
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Ali: Business Associate of Pearl Merchant

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Any
  • 18 - 60
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Briar: Pearl Seller

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Any
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Blake: Blake is Rowan’s faithful friend

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Any
  • 18 - 65
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Jesse: Parodical Son

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Male
  • 18 - 25
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Bella - Mother of Prodigal Son

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Female
  • 35 - 60
  • Any
  • Yes
  • No
  • NON-union

Joseph: Brother of Prodigal Son

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Los Angeles
  • Male
  • 18 - 30
  • 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: Selkiss

This is the first in a series of short films that will be shot for a feature anthology.  The films all center around love.  It will be shot in late Summer in Duluth, MN.  All roles are paid but we will negotiate pay after auditioning.

Logline: After drunkenly drifting into the middle of Lake Superior, a young man encounters a mysterious mermaid, sparking an obsession that disrupts the rest of his life.

Synopsis: Derrick, a man unlucky in love and life, gets intoxicated at a beach party and wakes up to find he's floating in the middle of Lake Superior. At death's door, a chance encounter with a freshwater mermaid saves his life. He bonds quickly with her, falling passionately in love over the course of his rescue. When forced to return to reality, he struggles to deal with the lost possibility of what could have been.

Information

  • TV Short

Roles

Selkiss

  • Twin Cities Casting
  • Duluth, MN
  • Female
  • 20 - 26
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • Union (but also accepting non-union submissions)
  • SAG

Derrick

  • Twin Cities Casting
  • Duluth, MN
  • Male
  • 20 - 26
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • Union (but also accepting non-union submissions)
  • SAG

Jillian

  • Twin Cities Casting
  • Duluth, MN
  • Female
  • 20 - 30
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • Union (but also accepting non-union submissions)
  • SAG

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: AI Voice Over Project

AI Voice Over Project

Information

  • Other

Roles

Voice Over role for talent that speaks fluent Pushto

  • Casting Calls LA
  • Self Record
  • Any
  • 18 - 65
  • 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: Love Comes Softly: The Musical

A World Premiere original musical production based on the best-selling book and movie series by award-winning author Janette Oke.

Christy Stutzman's latest musical Love Comes Softly, based on a Janette Oke book, comes to the Round Barn Theatre stage for the World Premiere, August 8-September 21! The beloved, best-selling book by Janette Oke has been given new life in this brand new musical written and composed by Christy Chavers Stutzman, the same composer who produced "When Calls the Heart the Musical" and "A Musical Christmas Carol" now being performed on stages around the world.
 

Dates: July 15-Sept. 22, 2024

Rehearsals begin - July 16th

Opening Night / World Premiere - August 8th

Pay -  Competitive with Equity rates 

- Apartment lodging with kitchen - within walking distance of the theatre 

- Family friendly community 

- Amish country setting 


The Round Barn Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of this heart-touching, brand new production, "Love Comes Softly: The Musical." It will sweep you away with its big west sounds, toe-tapping rhythms, and soaring ballads.

When newlywed Marty Claridge sets out on a wagon train with her beloved Clem, seeking "The Promise of Home" in the western frontier, she is faced with sudden tragedy and a heart wrenching decision that will determine her very survival in a rugged wilderness. As she struggles with loss and grief, she finds herself surrounded by a community of neighbors who teach her lessons of generosity, kindness, and faith in God. Neighbors turn to family, bringing laughter and hilarity while a marriage of necessity takes a surprising turn. Through it all, Marty finds "The Promise of Home" in unexpected ways as she comes to her own faith and learns that sometimes, Love Comes Softly.

Information

  • Other

Roles

Ben Graham

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Nappanee, IN
  • Male
  • 23 - 50
    • Black
    • Hispanic
    • Middle Eastern
    • Native American
    • Ethnically Ambiguous
  • Yes
  • paid
  • Yes
  • NON-union

Lomasi "Ma" Graham

  • Faith Based Casting
  • Nappanee, IN
  • Female
  • 35 - 50
    • 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.


Project: Beyond Belief the Movie

Beyond Belief the Movie Casting

 

*Agent & Management Submissions, + Virtual Auditions are Due by: June 7th & June 15th.

Dates for In-Person Casting: Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm // June 8 & 9 Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm // June 16 & 17

Beyond Belief the movie is a fun Faith & Family Feature Length 80's movie featuring the

music of PETRA, the most popular Christian Rock band in the 80’s who inspired an entire

generation of people with their God-honoring Anthems!

Beyond Belief the movie is an original narrative, following the journey of Andy, a teenage

rocker who dreams of making it big like PETRA. As an outsider, Andy grapples with the loss

of his father when he hears the voice of God telling him to "RUN." As Andy signs up for a

town marathon, he embarks on a journey of faith, resilience, and self-discovery, he must

learn to hear God's voice and follow it if he is to find and achieve the ultimate purpose for

his life. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

 

PAY RATES:

**TBD** Based on Experience

INFORMATION:

- **This is an Independent film – Both Non-Union and Union Actors are welcome to

audition

- **Shooting in and around the Chicagoland area

- **Shoot Dates - August 12-September 18, 2024 **Can Change**

- NOTE: We are casting Illinois residents for most roles to maximize the Illinois Film

incentive – However we will consider out of state actors based upon the quality of

your audition.

- Out of State actors can submit a self-tape audition along with Headshot and Resume

by following the instructions here

- Sides will be available at the audition – If you are auditioning virtually, please submit

through the form on this page and once we receive your submission, we will send

you a side to audition within on Friday June 7th.

 

Information

  • Feature

Roles

ANDY, Main Character – Character Age Range 16-17 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Male
  • 16 - 17
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

ANDY’s 3 Band Members – Character Age Range 16-17 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Any
  • 16 - 17
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Derrick, Main Character + Band – Bully with competing Band – Character Age Range 16-17 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Male
  • 16 - 17
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Grandpa Jake, Main Character – Character Age Range 60-70 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Male
  • 60 - 70
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Sarah, Main Character – Character Age Range 35-45 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Female
  • 35 - 45
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Leo, Main Character – – Character Age Range 40-55 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Male
  • 40 - 55
  • Any
  • Yes
  • paid
  • NON-union

Martin, Main Character – Character Age Range 35-55 years old

  • Principal
  • chicago, il
  • Male
  • 35 - 55
  • 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: Yeshman 2

My friend David, who has a YouTube channel called DKRACK. He and I came up with the idea of the Yeshman entity before I visited him last year. And we filmed the first movie at the hotel I was staying at. The Yeshman movie had crazy edits that I was new to. His and mine audience really enjoyed the first movie, so I am visiting him again, and we're filming the sequel.

Yeshman 2 is about an entity who haunts a hotel and is known as a mimic. This entity can copy the appearance of those who disturb it. This sequel picks up right where the last one left off. The protag calls a friend to help the situation in this paranormal investigation short film.

First film: https://youtu.be/wokzxbpZ7Io?si=iMoiV7qwUqpLv6rF

Information

  • Other

Roles

Dr. Aero Frutiger

  • Principal
  • Dixon, Illinois
  • Any
  • 19 - 26
  • 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: Documentary Herman Mendoza

This documentary is going to be a feature length (90 minute) documentary. It is going to be partially re-acted, like all the high budget Netflix documentaries that out there right now. 
We are going to Film in September 2024 in New York.

Hermann Menzoda grew up in Queens New York as the youngest of 5 brothers. His parents immigrated to the USA from the Demonican Republic shortly before his birth. His childhood was characterized by problems, he smoked his first joint and at 13 he smoked marijuana and cocaine for the first time.
As a young adult he got into the drug business, he started counting money, but quickly moved up the ladder and made a fortune. He was arrested and when everything seemed hopeless he met God. Today he meets with governors, speaks at the UN, talks to heads of state and travels the world to share God’s hope with people

Information

  • Feature

Roles

Child of Herman Mendoza

  • Faith Based Casting
  • New York
  • Male
  • 3 - 6
  • 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.