Casting Call for Kids on upcoming Movie “Wonderstruck” Starring Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore

06/06/2016

Movie casting for kids in NYC

NYC kids who can pull off a 70’s look – GWC in New York City is now casting kids ages 9 to 13 to work as paid background actors on Amazon’s upcoming original film “Wonderstruck” which is currently filming in NY. The film’s casting directors are seeking children to play kids in the 70s. Specifically, they are seeking Caucasian girls with medium hair length, Caucasian boys with shaggy hair, African American children with natural hair.  There may be some required haircuts for those cast in the roles and the kids chosen will need to attend a costume fitting in Manhattan. There are multiple work days on this with most days falling on a weekend beginning at the end of the month and running through June.

Wonderstruck” is a period film based on the Brian Selznick’s children’s novel.  The Amazon original film will star Julianne Moore and according to The Wrap will be directed by Todd Hayne.  “Wonderstruck” follows the intertwined narratives of two deaf children, Ben and Rose. Ben lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977, when a mysterious note prompts him to run off to New York following his mother’s death. Rose, who is locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey, also escapes to New York to see her idol, film actress Lillian Mayhew. The film will be set in 2 very different decades, the 20s and the 70s as it follows the interconnected lives of Ben and Rose.

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Please see the pictures below for example of 70s looks.

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Seeking non union boys any ethnicity around 9-13 years to portray 1970s Boy Scouts in the Todd Haynes movie “Wonderstruck” 

Fitting: Thurs 6/9 in Lower Manhattan
Works: Sat 6/25

THIS IS A NIGHT SHOOT call time will most likely be 5pm-1:30am

This scene takes place in 1977. must have some length to their hair. Hair should be shaggy and come over the ears or styled in a kinky or curly afro. No crew cuts, shaved heads, etc.

Dyed & highlighted hair is fine but no bright unnatural colors (blue, pink, purple, green, etc).

To submit please email a current photo of your child to wonderstruck@gwcnyc.com with subject line reading:
Your Child’s Name, Boy Scouts, Union Status, Phone #

In the body of the email please include:

-Your Child’s Name
-Union Status
– Your Child’s Age and Date of Birth
– Confirmation of work permit & expiration date (If you have)
-Availability for fitting Thurs 6/9
-Availability for shoot Sat 6/25
– Confirmation OK with night shoot
-Confirm you are ok with haircut/ hair alterations if necessary.
-ALL SIZES: Height, Weight, Waist measurement, Shirt measurement & Shoe
-RECENT NON-PROFESSIONAL photos that show your child’s current look and hairstyle

Also Seeking:

SAG-AFTRA/ NON UNION Children ages 9-13 years , Caucasian Boys with shaggy, longish hair (must come over ears).

AND African American boys with afros (small or large afros)

AND Caucasian Girls with any length hair but not super long. A little past the shoulders is ok AND African American Girls with afros, natural hair, straight hair is ok too. Braids might be ok.

To portray 1970s Kids in the Todd Haynes movie “Wonderstruck” starring Julianne Moore & Michelle Williams.

See below for work dates:
Saturday 5/28 (Non-Union)
Friday 6/10 (SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)
Saturday 6/11(SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)
Sunday 6/12 (SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)
Thursday 6/16 (SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)
Saturday 6/18 (SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)
Sunday 6/19 (SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)
Saturday 6/25 (SAG-AFTRA/NONUNION)

Fittings/ Haircuts are 1-2 weeks before shooting. Fittings are in Lower Manhattan (Wall Street Area).

To submit please email a current photo of your child to wonderstruck@gwcnyc.com with subject line reading:
Your Child’s Name, 1970s KIDS, Union Status, Phone #

In the body of the email please include:

-Your Child’s Name
-Union Status
-Availability Saturday 5/28
-Availability Friday 6/10
-Availability Saturday 6/11
-Availability Sunday 6/12
-Availability Thursday 6/16
-Availability Saturday 6/18
-Availability Sunday 6/19
-Availability Saturday 6/25
-confirm you are ok with haircut/ hair alterations if necessary.

-ALL SIZES: Height, Weight, Clothing Sizes & Shoe
-RECENT NON-PROFESSIONAL photos that show your child’s current look and hairstyle.

Also, casting adults 18 to 80:

Seeking NONUNION Men/Women, 18-80s age range, all ethnicities to portray NYC Down and Out Types: Druggies, lower class, homeless for work on the Amazon Original Movie “Wonderstruck” starring Julianne Moore and directed by Todd Haynes.

Work date is Saturday, May 28th.

Must be available for a fitting either 5/13, 5/14 or 5/15 in Lower Manhattan. (PLEASE NOTE WHAT DAY YOU ARE AVAIL IN SUBMISSION)

Rate for shoot: $100/10
Rate for fitting: $25

This scene will be Exterior Summer Season! You will be in short sleeves, shorts, tank tops, skirts, etc.

We are seeking SLENDER bodies. Men and women with little or no tattoos. This scene takes place in 1977 and will require women who are mostly pretty slender with hair all different lengths but no longer than mid-chest length. Dyed & highlighted hair is fine but no bright unnatural colors (blue, pink, purple, green, etc). Men must have some length to their hair. No crew cuts, shaved heads, etc.

Please email wonderstruck@gwcnyc.com with the following information:
– Clear Candid Photos (selfie and full body)
– Full Name
– Phone Number
– Union Status (This is a NU spot)
– Confirmation that you avail 5/28
– What form(s) of ID you would bring to fill our your I9. Ex: Unexpired US Passport
– Wardrobe Sizes:
Men: Height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam and shoe
Women: Height, weight, dress, bust, waist, hips and shoe

PLEASE CHANGE THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL TO:
FACEBOOK – 1977 DOWNSCALE TYPE

 



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