Casting call for speaking roles in NatGeo miniseries ‘The Long Road Home’

The Nat Geo miniseries “The Long Road Home” is currently accepting email submission from actors to play speaking roles. They are looking for males who have real military experience, and who are between 18 to 38 years old. Shooting will take place in Austin, Texas and Killeen, Texas from March 15, 2017 through June, 2017. The submission instructions are posted below. Crew members are also needed, and can submit resumes to the production office listed below.

“The Long Road Home” is based on the award-winning book by ABC News chief correspondent Martha Raddatz, who spent years covering the Iraq War. The miniseries will relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War when the First Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday”. The event series will cut between the soldiers on the ground and the homefront in Texas, where their wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst. The incident, which took place 11 months after President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, changed the American military’s view of Iraq from a peacekeeping mission to a fight against domestic insurgents. The story is told in real time through the eyes of untested soldiers in combat for the first time, as well as their families that anxiously wait for news on the home front. The miniseries will give an intimate and unforgettable look at what it is really like to go to war.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Mikael Salomon and Primetime Emmy Award winner Phil Abraham will direct the miniseries from an adapted teleplay written by Mikko Alanne. Alanne will also executive produce along with Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jason Clark, Benjamin Anderson, and Edward McGurn.

“The Long Road Home” Casting Call Details

The Nat Geo miniseries “The Long Road Home” is currently casting the following speaking roles. Shooting will take place in Austin, Texas and other nearby locations from March through June, 2017.

To be considered, all actors must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Austin, Texas. You can find eligibility and work permit information in the Austin Actors Resource Guide eBook.

REAL SOLDIERS – Males, any ethnicity, between 18-30 years of age. Must have real (former or active) military experience, from any branch of the armed forces. Must be willing to be clean shaven and have military haircut. VARIOUS PAID SPEAKING ROLES.

For audition consideration email current snapshots along with name, phone #, height, weight, and military background (branch, rank, training, and service information). Please also list experience or training in driving of any military vehicles. Please make sure photos submitted are in good lighting, high resolution, and include a close up headshot AND full length body shot.

E-mail with the subject line “SOLDIER”

IMPORTANT: Filming to take place near Killeen & Austin, TX. Please only apply if already living or based nearby in Texas.

Will consider non-soldier athletes if have similar physical training experience or regimen.
Application does not guarantee audition. Application does not guarantee work.

Los Angeles Casting Director:

Cami Patton Casting
4640 Lankershim Blvd.
Suite 511
North Hollywood, CA 91602


In Los Angeles, roles are being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent in Los Angeles and wish to self-submit, 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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Extras Casting

The following is needed for roles as extras:

• People between 18-25 to play soldiers.

• Also need people of Middle Eastern ethnicity to portray the Iraqis.

• Anyone with military firearms and weaponry background are encouraged to apply.

If you are available to work in the Austin, Texas and surrounding areas as an extra, you can submit two up-to-date photos (face-forward head and shoulders photo, and one face-forward full length photo), full name, phone number, email address, actual age, height, weight, top size, pant size, shoe size, and current city and state, to the following email address:

Put “THE LONG ROAD HOME EXTRAS” in the subject line of your email.

Crew Members

Experienced crew members available to work in Austin, Texas can submit resumes to the following:

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

The Long Road Home
Production Office
6301 East Highway 290
Austin, TX 78723

Phoenix Pictures
10203 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Fuzzy Door Productions
5700 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 325
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Executive Producers:

Mikko Alanne
Benjamin Anderson
Jason Clark
Edward McGurn


Mike Medavoy

Line Producer:

Melissa Wylie


Mikko Alanne


Phil Abraham
Mikael Salomon

Production Manager:

Hans Graffunder


To Be Cast


American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in Baghdad, forcing the men to take desperate measures to save themselves.