I have been assisting the casting director in finding the perfect boy to star in the feature film Good Ol’ Boy. Submissions were accepted from talent around the country. Now casting calls are seeking Hudson Valley local hires for additional roles.
Brittany House Pictures and Ponca City, LLC are in pre-production on the film, which will begin shooting in May, 2014. The casting department is seeking a 16-year-old East Indian girl, and an 11-year-old male to star alongside two-time Golden Globe award nominee Jason Lee, The Walking Dead’s Brighton Sharbino, and veteran actor Anjul Nigam. Filming will take place in Hudson Valley, New York and will run through June, 2014.
Good Ol’ Boy National Talent Search Details
Casting director Johanna Tacadena of BreakThrough had asked me to assist her in finding a boy for the lead role in this film. Submissions were being accepted nationally. The role was for an actor to play Anjul Nigam’s son. The new roles require SAG-AFTRA members, and talent must be Hudson Valley, New York local hires.
Location: Hudson Valley, New York- LOCAL HIRE ONLY
SEEKING: SAG-AFTRA talent only
[ BILLY MACNAMARA ]
an 11-year-old bully in Smith’s fourth grade class whose favorite victim is Smith. A kid from a brutal home, he acts out his aggressions. When Smith befriends the only girl (Amy) who is nice to him, Smith becomes the object of Billy’s anger. SUPPORTING
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Subject line: GOB Billy – Alan Baltes Referrals
[ ASHA ]
an attractive 16-year-old East Indian girl. She is leading a double life: popular American teenager outside the house, dutiful Indian daughter at home. She has an uncanny ability to get what she wants by appearing to do nothing wrong. She is deeply devoted to her brother Smith but she tries not to show it. She has fallen in love with America and more dangerously an American boy. She too has an arranged marriage set up by her father and if he were to find out about her double life, everything would change.
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Subject line: GOB Asha – OST Alan Baltes Referrals
For all roles, please mention in the body of your email that your were referred by Alan Baltes.
Valid submissions consist of the following items:
• Name and contact information (phone number, email address)
• Role submitting for – SMITH
• Commercial/Legit Headshot(s) and/or digital Comp Cards
• Resume (in pdf format)
• Union affiliations or eligibility status (if any)
• Representation (if any)
• Links to online examples of your work
• If you are a member of Actors Access, or Casting Networks, One Source Talent, (etc), please submit a link to your public profile(s).
The only attachments you should send are your headshot image(s) and your resume (in pdf format). If you have a reel or other audio/video you would like us to review, please include links only in the e-mail, with a note about the minute and second where you appear, if necessary. Do NOT EMAIL these large files (e.g. MP3 or MP4).
You will not hear anything regarding your submission unless you are under consideration for that role from the client (director, production company, etc.). Otherwise, the casting director will contact you if they are interested in you for a project.
All actors including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.
The 2014 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:
• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements – State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides
The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
P.O. Box 685
Bloomingburg, NY 12721
I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Brittany House Pictures/Ponca City, LLC
1680 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Gregory Scott Houghton
Director: Paul Quinn
GOOD OL’ BOY is the heartwarming, coming-of-age story of Smith, a 10-year-old boy from India growing up in Oklahoma in the year 1979. When Smith falls in love with his neighbor Butch’s daughter Amy, his father Bhaaskar, fearing Smith is losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, banishes him back to India. But nineteen years later when Smith returns to the heartland, will his heart land with Amy again?