Open Call in Syracuse New York Area for Kids and Teens to be in a Movie

By | June 12, 2024

Opportunity to Join a Film Project in Central New York!

Casting directors in Syracuse, Ney York, are hosting a casting call for background actors for their upcoming project, a new teen comedy helmed by director Jillian Bell (“Brittany Runs a Marathon”). They are seeking a wide range of roles, including an entire marching band, a soccer team, a competitive cheer team, high school students, and specific roles like 9-year-old kids, 12-year-old kids, and Japanese teens.

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Seems that the movie is being filmed at American High, which is a movie studio in central New York which was converted to a movie studio from a previous High School.  It is a popular filming location for High School and teen oriented films in the area after it was abandoned as a school back in the 1970’s.

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This project marks the feature-length directorial debut for Jillian Bell, known for her roles in “22 Jump Street,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” Bell also appeared in “Murder Mystery 2,” directed by American High founder Jeremy Garelick.

While it’s unclear if the movie will be set in 1969, the production team recently indicated a possible historical setting as they also seem to be in need of older vehicles like a 1967 Cherry Red Jaguar Convertible for potential use as a “picture car” on screen.


Roles Available:

  • Marching Band Members (age 16+ or college)
  • Competitive Cheer Team (age 16+ or college)
  • Soccer Team Players (age 16+ or college)
  • High School Students (ages 18-20)
  • Children (specifically age 9 and age 12)
  • Japanese Teens (ages 17-20)

To apply, directors/coordinators of large groups and individuals interested in any role must apply online at AND Casting for Adults (age 18 or older) or AND Casting for Minors (for minors under 17). Questions can be directed to, but all applicants must register online at the AND Casting website to be considered.



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