How to Apply to Star in a Major New Wiltshire 1930s Film
Want to know how to apply to be part of the big new 1930s film set to be filmed in Wiltshire?
A brand new feature film will begin production in the county in March and locals are encouraged to apply to star as extras.
If you’re interested in earning money, while having the actual on-set experience, then you’ll want to know how you can get involved.
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There are four things you will need before you start your application: three recent photographs, your body measurements, your right to work in the UK and your national insurance number.
The application will take about 15 minutes to complete and you can save it and come back to it later if you wish.
Once you have submitted your form, Casting Management will contact you via email and text if they believe you are a suitable candidate.
Don’t worry, you can change your mind! You can delete your app at any time from the app itself.
How to apply to be extra
The first three steps will take you through a few questions to find out if you meet the criteria to apply, as well as the consent on the method of payment and the protection of personal data.
You will then be presented with a multi-step form to complete, including contact details, a physical characteristics form (hair length, tattoos, piercings, etc.), any previous experience in a support role, and other information.
Finally, you will need a recent headshot photo, a photo of yourself, and another photo of your choice to upload to your application. The rest is a waiting game!
Successful applicants will play citizens in the 1930s film, for a single day, a few days or more during the filming period. Dates will depend on particular characters and scenes.
No experience necessary
Casting Collective director Laura Sheppard said: “Application is free, so you have nothing to lose at this stage and we will contact you as soon as possible.
“We want to involve as many local people as possible in this project. Filming will take place in the Wiltshire area (as well as some locations in London), so we would really like people from the Wiltshire area and surrounding areas to join in. register to participate.
“Often, the shooting days are very long and start early, which makes it easy for locals to get to the editing and shooting locations.
“It’s great to film on location in a specific location to engage people who live nearby. It’s exciting for the local community and we can offer ‘new faces’ to production specifically for their work and it creates a real freshness and energy within the crowd on set.
“You don’t need any experience to participate, The Casting Collective will give you all the information you need along the way.”
Who can apply?
Anyone over the age of 17, with good availability and living in the Wiltshire area is welcome to apply – click here to apply.
The Casting Directive also issued specific casting calls for a demographic of extras needed prior to production.
Casting Collective seeks to find many young men to play the YOUNG MEN of the 1930s, as well as “sporty” young men and women with particular athletic skills.
The Casting Collective issued separate casting calls for young men aged 17-40 of all ethnicities, and specified that applicants must be no taller than 6ft 1 to be considered (click here to apply ).
The third Urgent Call is for experienced athletes and sportspeople between the ages of 17 and 40, to appear in scenes where one of the following athletic skills is required (click here to apply):
- soccer players
- basketball players
Is the casting still open?
Applications are expected to remain open until early June, as the production requires a steady stream of people to appear as extras throughout filming.
At this early stage, no further information has been released about filming locations or who was cast in the lead roles.
Filming is due to take place from March to the end of June 2022 and anyone over the age of 17 is welcome to apply.
Successful contestants will need to be able to travel to Reading for costume fittings before filming days and while owning a car is an advantage, it’s not crucial, according to casting officials.
What happens next?
When the casting directive has more detailed requirements and dates for each sequence, she contacts the people she wants to suggest via email with dates, locations, travel plans, and payment information.
It is up to the successful candidate to let the team know if he can be free or not. The Casting Collective then suggests who is free and final decisions of who gets cast for what role are made by production.
Do appearances matter?
In the meantime, male applicants are urged to start growing their hair short (nature permitting) so that they can have the correct 1930s back and short sides, longer on top cut by the hair of production and the make-up team during the fitting of their costume.
Much longer hair for men will also need to be cut shorter when fitting and women will ideally have long hair from chin to bust with no obvious dye or highlights.
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