Bolden! The Buddy Bolden biopic begins filming this summer.
A new project that will be filming this fall in Atlanta is now casting actors with experience for recurring roles.
The project’s casting directors are seeking African American actors who are willing to grow out their hair to be cast as a core group that works regularly from the month of August into October. You can see the information for submissions below. These roles will require in person auditions.
The film will star Anthony Mackie, Jackie Earle Haley, Wendell Pierce, Michael Rooker and Michael Irby. This film has actually been in the works for quite some time. It was filming back in 2007 and experienced production delays. Seems that the film will finally getting finished, you can read more about the previous production delays on Deadline.
Bolden! will be a mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans – BOLDEN! – an amazing historical project about the life of rag-time legend Buddy Bolden
This will film in the Atlanta area and casting directors will only be considering those that live fairly close to the area.
CORE GROUP: African-American men & women between the ages of 18 & 30, with acting experience to be part of a CORE group that will work regularly and start end of August thru mid-October. MUST HAVE FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE. If interested, please start growing your hair out NOW. No modern styles, edges, etc.
Put CORE in subject line. Please include your acting resume as well as the requested info below. Ideally, we’d like people with theater experience. Our director will be hand selecting and auditioning all of these particular CORE roles.
Also looking for:
SPEAKEASY WOMEN: African American, ages 18-30, natural hair & bodies. Please state if you are comfortable with being nude. Put SPEAKEASY WOMEN in subject line.
Rate & specific shoot dates are TBD.
PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO: email@example.com
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
To be considered please read the following instructions and send an email to the appropriate project you are submitting for with the below information:
Include the following information:
Contact Phone Number:
PLEASE NOTE ANY TATTOOS YOU HAVE AND LOCATION OF TATTOOS
List Days You are NOT Available: (ex: Not available Tuesdays and Thursdays, etc)
We shoot Monday thru Friday, 12 hour days. Please keep that in mind when accepting a booking. You cannot leave to pick up kids, walk dog, doctor’s appointments, etc. If you are available all days please put TOTAL AVAILABILITY in the body of the email.
Please Including 3 Photos of yourself :
– 1 Head shot style
– 1 Medium
– 1 Full Length
*Photos must be well lit, clear & in focus, no hats, glasses or other props
**These photos should have been taken recently and MUST reflect exactly what you currently look like
Make sure to note the role you are submitting for in the subject line of your email.
While we love the enthusiasm of some of you, it is not necessary to submit multiple times a day or mulitple times for a single role. Thanks!