Casting Lead Roles and Extras in Massachusetts for Percy Jackson Web Series

01/01/2017

Percy Jackson Webseries Extras

Location: Massachusetts

Type: Web series

We are currently casting roles for the first three episodes of a webseries based on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books. For those of you who haven’t read the books, the series follows a 12-year-old boy named Percy Jackson, the demigod son of Poseidon, and his friends from Camp Half-Blood. A few roles have already been cast, but there are many more that still need to be filled. If you don’t see a role that fits you, make sure to check out our first two casting calls. We will also be posting another casting call for extras and we will (hopefully) be posting more casting calls for lead roles if the first three episodes are successful. We are hoping to cast actors who live in New England, but out-of-state auditions are still welcome. All actors must have reliable transportation to and from auditions, table reads, character photography sessions, and filming locations.

Main Roles:

Note: Eye color and hair color are not as important, so feel free to submit for a character even if you have a different eye or hair color. But, actors with the correct eye and hair color will be given priority. Also, the age range is not exact. If you do not fit in the listed age range but feel like you would be a good fit for the character, you will still be considered. Also, this is a very low budget production, and it would never be able to happen if we don’t get help from the actors. It would help us a lot if you could pay for most of your own props. The purchases needed for each character are listed under the character description. The purchases will be kept with the rest of the props and will be brought to set by the producers (except for clothing items). If the prices are too much, you can still submit. We are willing to work out pricing with you. We apologize for asking for you to help pay, but again, this could never happen without your help.

Jake Mason: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 13-16
. any hair color and any eye color
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Jake is one of Percy’s friends at Camp Half-Blood. He does what he is told, and is a very caring person. He is always looking out for his friends.

Silena Buereguard: 
. female
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 13-17
. blonde hair and any eye color
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Silena, daughter of Aphrodite, is also one of Percy’s friends at Camp Half-Blood. Unlike other daughters of Aphrodite, she is not completely self-absorbed. She is very kind, and is one of the only people who can get along with Clarisse.

Will Solace: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 13-16
. blonde hair and blue eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Will, son of Apollo, helps heal Annabeth’s knife wound. Will always looks on the bright side and would never do anything bad, such as stealing.

Chris Rodriguez:
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 13-16
. dark brown/black hair and brown eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Chris, son of Hermes, is one of Percy’s friends at Camp Half-Blood.

Michael Yew:
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 14-17
. dark brown/black hair and brown eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Michael, son of Apollo, is one of Percy’s friends at Camp Half-Blood. He is the head of the Apollo cabin and helps Percy fight the Battle of Manhattan.

Malcolm:
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 14-17
. blonde hair and blue eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Malcolm, son of Athena, is Annabeth’s half brother. He walks in on Annabeth and Percy hugging.

More Speaking roles:

Grover Underwood: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 14-18
. brown hair and brown eyes
. must be willing to pay $5 for a red rasta cap and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Grover, a satyr, is Percy’s best friend and protector. He is responsible for getting Percy to camp safely, but fails when Percy’s mom is taken by the Minotaur. Grover often accompanies Percy on his quests to save the world.

Luke Castellan: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 16-18
. blonde hair and blue eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $10 for a sword, $8 for a scythe, and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Luke is a son of Hermes. He hates the gods, including his father Hermes, resulting in his decision to serve Kronos.

Clarisse LaRue: 
. female
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 12-16
. light brown hair and brown eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $11 for a spear and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Clarisse, daughter of Ares, is a very angry person and is constantly looking for a fight. She hates Percy from the very beginning, but she does have a nice side to her.

Charles Beckendorf: 
. male
. African American or Hispanic
. between the ages of 14-17
. black hair and brown eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Beckendorf, son of Hephaestus, is one of Percy’s close friends at Camp Half-Blood. He is very levelheaded and always has a good sense of what is going on.

Ethan Nakamura: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 14-17
. black hair and brown eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword, $6 for a knife, and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less) and $4 for an eye patch
Ethan Nakamura is a son of Nemesis. Angry with the gods for not claiming him, he joins Kronos, looking to take down the gods and start fresh.

Connor Stoll: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 13-17
. brown hair and blue eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
. if there are real twins who meet the requirements for Connor and Travis, that would be great.
Connor Stoll, son of Hermes, is a very mischievous character. He easily gets into arguments and is always looking for naughty tricks to play.

Travis Stoll: 
. male
. Caucasian
. between the ages of 13-17
. brown hair and blue eyes
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
. if there are real twins who meet the requirements for Connor and Travis, that would be great
Travis Stoll, also a son of Hermes, is Connor’s twin. Like Connor, Travis is very mischievous, gets into a lot of arguments, and is constantly trying to play naughty tricks.

Compensation:
. IMDb credit
. possible payment
. exposure on vimeo
. invite to the premiere party

More Information:

  • Filming will start in March 2017 on Fridays, weekends, and school vacations
  • Before we film each episode, we will meet on a Friday or weekend to read through the script
  • Some episodes require sword fighting. For those episodes, we will choreograph the fight scenes on the same day as the script read-through
  • If we decide to continue the series, filming will continue throughout the summer and possibly early fall. Also, if we continue past the first three episodes, we hope to create at least two more seasons. Season 2 will be filmed in March 2018 and Season 3 in March 2019
  • Character photography will take place on one weekend in February or March. If we continue with the series, we will have more photography sessions on various weekends throughout filming
  • We will try our best to work around actors’ schedules, but you will need to have mostly open availability
  • Actors will be in charge of getting their own transportation, unless we travel outside of New England
  • Note: This series is being produced by high school students. We will not be using the best quality equipment
  • make sure to follow us on Instagram @percyjackson.webseries

Audition Information:
Please submit with your name, headshot and full body shot (these do not need to be professional), resume (if you have one), age, the state you live in, and the best way to contact you (email address, phone number, etc.) Use the part you are auditioning for in the subject line. Feel free to ask any questions. When we get your email, we will send you sides. Please record a video of yourself. Videos taken on cell phones are acceptable. We will review all of the submissions and contact you if we want you to move on to the second round of auditions, which will be an in-person audition in Massachusetts. If we don’t think you are a good fit for the role, we will still consider you for other roles. We don’t have the exact date and location for auditions yet, but we will let you know if you are selected.

Extras Roles:

*Note: The age range is not exact. If you do not fit in the listed age range but feel like you would be a good fit for the character, you will still be considered. Also, this is a very low budget production, and it would never be able to happen if we don’t get help from the actors. It would help us a lot if you could pay for most of your own props. The purchases needed for each character are listed under the character description. The purchases will be kept with the rest of the props and will be brought to set by the producers (except for clothing items). If the prices are too much, you can still submit. We are willing to work out pricing with you. We apologize for asking for you to help pay, but again, this could never happen without your help.
*Note: The age range is not exact. If you do not fit in the listed age range but feel like you would be a good fit for the character, you will still be considered. Also, this is a very low budget production, and it would never be able to happen if we don’t get help from the actors. It would help us a lot if you could pay for most of your own props. The purchases needed for each character are listed under the character description. The purchases will be kept with the rest of the props and will be brought to set by the producers (except for clothing items). If the prices are too much, you can still submit. We are willing to work out pricing with you. We apologize for asking for you to help pay, but again, this could never happen without your help.

Clarisse’s Friends: 
. female
. speaking
. between the ages of 13-16
. must be willing to pay $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Clarisse’s friends are daughters of Ares. They follow Clarisse around and always support her, no matter what the situation. Clarisse’s friends are rude and snobby, and are always looking for a fight.

Campers: 
. male or female
. speaking
. between the ages of 8-18
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword or $8 for a sword/shield combo and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
The campers are children of the Greek gods and goddesses and go to Camp Half-Blood, a camp where demigods can train safely.

Female Ares Warriors: 
. female
. speaking
. between the ages of 13-18
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword or $8 for a sword/shield combo or $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Angry at Percy for embarrassing their cabin, the female Ares Warriors help Clarisse attack Percy during his first game of capture the flag.

Male Ares Warriors: 
. male
. speaking
. between the ages of 13-18
. must be willing to participate in sword-fighting
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword or $8 for a sword/shield combo and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Angry at Percy for embarrassing their cabin, the male Ares Warriors help Clarisse attack Percy during his first game of capture the flag.

Laurel: 
. female
. Caucasian
. nonspeaking
. between the ages of 13-16
. must be willing to pay $5 for a sword and $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
Laurel, one of Percy’s demigod friends from Camp Half-Blood, helps Percy and Thalia during a game of capture the flag.

Campers:

  • male or female
  • between the ages of 8-18
  • must be willing to pay $8 for a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt (the cost could be less)
  • please include in your submission whether or not you would be willing to participate in sword fighting
  • if you would like to participate in sword fighting, you must be willing to pay $8 for a fake sword/shield combo (as well as the $8 for the Camp Half-Blood t-shirt)

Compensation:
IMDb credit
possible payment
exposure on vimeo
meals on set

More Information:
Filming will start in March 2017 on Fridays, weekends, and school vacations
Some episodes require sword fighting. For those episodes, we will choreograph the fight scenes on the same day as the script read-through for that episode
If we decide to continue the series, filming will continue throughout the summer and possibly early fall. Also, if we continue past the first three episodes, we hope to create at least two

More seasons. Season 2 will be filmed in March 2018 and Season 3 in March 2019

  • We will try our best to work around actors’ schedules, but you will need to have mostly open availability
  • Actors will be in charge of getting their own transportation, unless we travel outside of New England
  • Note: This series is being produced by high school students. We will not be using the best quality equipment
  •  Make sure to follow us on Instagram @percyjackson.webseries

Audition Information:
Please submit with your name, headshot and full body shot (these do not need to be professional), resume (if you have one), age, the state you live in, and the best way to contact you (email address, phone number, etc.) Use the part you are auditioning for in the subject line. Feel free to ask any questions. There will be no formal auditions for extra roles, but we would like to meet with you before accepting you into our webseries. There will be a meeting sometime in February or March where you will meet with the directors. Please bring your parents, as there will be a parent meeting, as well. We don’t have the exact date or location yet, but we will let you know if you are selected.

Payment: Other
IMDb credit, possible payment

City or Location of call: Massachusetts
Please submit to: [email protected] by 2017-02-01

This casting notice was posted by: Infinity Productions



4 thoughts on “Casting Lead Roles and Extras in Massachusetts for Percy Jackson Web Series

  1. John Ennis

    Hi!! I noticed you had names like “Nakamura” and “Rodriguez” listed as “Caucasian”.

    Clearly, this was a mistake of simple copy-pasting! No harm, no foul. It’s just silly to think that you could ACTUALLY expect a character with the surname “Rodriguez”, who, in the books, canonically, is definitely not Caucasian, to be caucasian. Oops!! 🙂

    Looking forward to this rectification, since the official movies were lacking any good Person of Color representation and it’d be nice to see a fresh look unburdened by Hollywood’s inherent racism and whitewashing.

    Reply
  2. Braden Anders

    I would like to fill Either Connor Stoll, Jake Mason, or Will Solace. I am turning thirteen this september

    Reply
  3. Angeline Velazquez

    I would love to take part in a Percy Jackson series. I have read all of the books so I’m very familiar with the plot. The role that I would most likr to fill would be one of Ares’ daughters/ Clarise’s friends; however, if I do not make the part I would be happy to act as a fighting/sword fighting camper. Please provide me with all the location and expectation information needed for the audition.

    Reply
  4. Monique

    I saw your post, and I would love to submit an audition. However, you never mention where to send the audition to and what you would like us to say or do in the video. Please post more information!
    Thanks!

    Reply

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