The historic film “The Birth of a Nation” is beginning production in the Savannah area this summer.
An open casting call is coming up this weekend in the Savannah, Georgia area. The movie is seeking paid background actors ages 7 to 65 to fill roles in scenes filming shortly. The production is also hiring experienced stand-ins who would be available for on-going work for the productions duration. If you live in the Savannah area and would love to get a small paid role in a movie, here is your shot…..
The film is based on the Nat Turner rebellion of 1831 in which Turner and his group of rebel slaves rose up killing over 50 people in the Virginia area, the most people ever killed in a slave uprising. The rebels were eventually caught but Nat Turner escaped and survived for a few months. According to a report in Variety, Armie Hammer has joined the cast of historical drama “The Birth of a Nation.” Nate Parker wrote the script, will star and will also make his directorial debut in the project. Also starring in the Nat Turner biopic are Aja Naomi King (“How to Get Away With Murder”), Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Arnie Hammer.
Armie Hammer will star in “The Birth of a Nation”
And yes…. The project chose to use the same title as the highly controversial, D.W. Griffith’s silent propaganda film, “The Birth of a Nation” of 1915.
“The Birth of a Nation” is being produced by David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen of Phantom Four along with Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker, Jason Michael Berman, Michael Finley, Manu Gargi and Ben Renzo.
OPEN CASTING CALL – THESE ARE PAID POSITIONS.
SEEKING AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN.
CAUCASIAN MEN AND WOMEN.
SEEKING AFRICAN AMERICAN and CAUCASIAN CHILDREN AGES: 7-17
Everyone must have valid identification to work (UNEXPIRED) if you have a valid PASSPORT that takes care of everything.
SEE LINK FOR IDENTIFICATION:
ALSO SEEKING STANDINS/DOUBLES (MAY WORK THE DURATION OF THE FILM)
“THE BIRTH OF A NATION”
A FILM BASED ON THE HISTORIC
NAT TURNER’S REBELLION
PRODUCTION: BOAN 5 GA, INC.
Marinella Hume Casting Seeking Talent
OPEN CASTING CALL: SUNDAY, April 26th, 2015
SCAD-SAVANNAH FILM STUDIOS (STUDIO A)
Location: 2315 Louisville, Road, Savannah, GA 31415
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm (FREE PARKING)
ADULTS 18-65 of all looks: Seeking CHILDREN ages: 7-17yrs of age. Children must have two forms of identification or a valid passport.
Experienced Stand-Ins: with a resume and headshot: Positions that could work the entire run of show
Depression Era Hard working types, No multicolored hair, nails with French tips, colored polish, fake lashes, or any modern looks, No facial piercings. Please have your hair and makeup as camera ready as possible! Please know your measurements including your hat and neck, waist, inseam, shoe, jacket, dress size, bust & bra size etc. Wardrobe will be provided by production
Identification: Bring 2 (two) forms of valid, LEGAL I.D to WORK with you (e.g., driver’s license, birth certificate, U.S. Passport). If you cannot attend EMAIL recent pictures, contact number, sizes, age and date of birth to TheNationMHC@gmail.com