Disney open casting call for Movie

12/16/2011

Get into a Disney Movie – ‘McFarland’ is casting for speaking roles.

Open call for actors, experienced or not, who can portray Hispanic track and field athletes.

Disney is shooting the feature film McFarland and is holding an open casting call for the movie.

McFarland will be produced by Mayhem pictures which has produced other Disney movies in the past including Secretariat, Tooth Fairy, The Game Plan,
Invincible, Miracle, “Miracles: Mother’s Daughter and others.

McFarland tells the story of a mostly hispanic running team and their coach Jim White. The track team overcame great odds both on and off the field to achieve their goals and win.

McFarland will begin shooting in California in early 2012 and is now casting for the movie project. McFarland will shoot in the San Joaquin Valley and is looking for Hispanic or Latin men who are between the ages of 17 and 23. The actors will be needed for a running scene, a recreation of a high schools cross country team and casting directors are looking for males who have some running experience to play those runners on the team.

McFarland is casting the following roles:

**please note that all roles are for hispanic males only and are for males who can portray being on a championship track and field team – The following will make up the team and other cast.
• Jose Perezchica
• Jose Arambula
• Galvin Ballardo
• Rudy Ballardo
• Miguel Aguilar
• Amador Ayon
• Thomas Valles
• Ruben Ozuna
• David Diaz

acting experience is not required to audition however experience in track and field is preferred.

The Disney movie open casting call is scheduled for December 17th from 12 to 3pm

Audition location:
East Bakersfield Veterans Building
2102 Ridge Road
Bakersfield, CA 93305 (near the intersection with Mt. Vernon)
Bakersfield, CA

More info about Jim White, McFarland High School and the winning track team:

Jim White and his cross country team did so well that they were featured in SI (Sports Illustrated) in 2004. McFarland won 9 of 15 California State Championships and also 22 of 24 League Titles, 15 Sectional Championships

In the SI article, the writer, Gary Smith of Sports Illustrated wrote, “No one can figure it out, how the runners with the shortest legs and the grimmest lives began winning everything once Blanco (Jim White) took over the program. Jim White took over the track and field program in McFarland in 1980.

If you live in the Southern California area you can tryout to be in a Disney movie next week in the city of Bakersfield which is about 110 miles north of Los Angeles.

The map link is here for the audition location

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