WW1 Movie Holding Open Auditions / Casting Call in Philadelphia

By | March 9, 2023


Open auditions to be held this week for a independent WW1 movie in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. The movie is called “The Battle of Henry Johnson” and focuses on a black American who fought in World War 1.

The film depicts the historical event with accuracy, in real time. All content of the film is based on historical record.

About the film:
During World War 1, two African American soldiers, twenty-six year-old Henry Johnson and fourteen year-old Needham Roberts were on a listening post on the front lines. During the night, they were attacked by a German Special Forces Unit consisting of at least thirty men. The event will come to be known as “The Battle of Henry Johnson“.

Open call:

March 11th and 12th
9am to 5pm
1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
The Battle of Henry Johnson
Ultra-low budget


A WW1 film where black American Henry Johnson fights a platoon of German stormtropin.
One role for a black woman, the rest is white and black men under age 30. We rehearse in May and shoot in June 2023.
Either arrive on location or schedule in advance through https://thebattleofhenryjohnson.com/


Here is the trailer for the film:

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