Open casting call now scheduled for ‘Bachelors Grove’ extras in Chicago


“Bachelors Grove” is inspired by true events that have happened at Bachelors Grove Cemetery.
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UPDATE 6/11/2013: Open casting call for extras now scheduled. Details below.

Chicago based ALPHA Studios is gearing up to begin shooting the feature film suspense thriller “Bachelors Grove” inspired by events that have taken place at Bachelors Grove Cemetery, a small, abandoned cemetery in section 8 of Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois. The casting directors are now accepting submissions for lead, co-starring, and supporting roles. Filming will take place in Chicago beginning in July, 2013. “Bachelors Grove” is the first movie ever made inspired by the terrifying ghost sightings at this cemetary. Filmmaker Ricardo Islas will direct “Bachelors Grove”.

 Bachelors Grove Extras Open Casting Call Details


Humphrey House
9830 W 144th Pl
Orland Park, IL 60462


Saturday, June 22, 2013
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Please bring a photo and all contact information.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Illinois and in the United States.

The 2012 Chicago Resource Guide eBook 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 Illinois and the United States:

• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet
• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet 2
• Illinois Child Employment Certificate Application
• Illinois Night Waiver for Child Actors Application
• Illinois Child Statement of Physical Fitness Form
• Illinois Child Labor Complaint Form
• Illinois Teenager Employment Certificate Information
• Parent Guardian Approval Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Chicago Actors Resources:

• Chicago Casting Directors List
• Chicago Extras Casting Directors List
• Chicago Talent Agents List
• Chicago AFTRA SAG Franchised Talent Agents
• General Talent Agent Information
• Chicago Acting Schools and Classes List
• Chicago Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Miscellaneous Chicago Resources
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• The Casting Process
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please include the character(s) you wish to be considered for in the subject line:

Union and non-union actors are welcome to submit.

Production Companies:

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.

ALPHA Studios


Ricardo Islas


To Be Cast


A series of bizarre murders terrorize the peaceful community of Bachelors Grove. Friendly citizens suddenly turning against their own families. What’s causing such aberrant behavior? Who’s next? The key to solve the mystery and stop these horrible crimes might be in something that happened at Bachelors Grove Cemetery decades ago… Or maybe in something that didn’t happen?


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