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Casting Background Extras for Film in Dallas (Deep Ellum) & Ft Worth (Texas)


PROJECT: Untitled Deep Ellum

Project Type: Indie Feature Film Union Status: Non-Union Extras, No SAG Vouchers PAY: $75.00 / Day (11 hr day) Featured or General Background are paid the same.

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY Submission Deadline:7/20/22 Submit online only, no phone calls, texts or emails.

Booking for Background Extras will be done online only. Change your status to CONFIRM to apply.

Casting Director: Katrina Cook Start Date: Wed, July 27, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 Shoot Location: Dallas, Texas (Metroplex: Deep Ellum & Ft Worth)

Additional Project Info: Genre: DRAMA | CRIME | THRILLER Storyline: An aspiring jazz pianist, must commit murder for a dirty cop in exchange for the forgiveness of his drug debt. Additional Project info: Will be submitted to urban and indie film festivals, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca are the targeted festivals.

LOCAL HIRE to Dallas, Texas (metroplex) Travel/Lodging/PerDiems: Not Available

Background (BG) Extra Roles: Non-Speaking Roles

* Location Restrictions (Bar) require that all extras in bar scenes are legal 21+ with ID.

Overall Look/Feel:

One world will be dark, gritty, extremely colorful with the most interesting people and looks that we can find. Deep Ellum vibe, tatts/piercings/mohawks/colored hair/partiers

The other world will be the polar opposite with class & sophistication. Upscale looks, nice clothes, colorful yet elegant.

FEATURED EXTRAS (FX): Paid $75/day 11 hour day

Bartender-bartender at dive bar, edgy look

Bouncer -Dive Bar male, 25-40, big, tough, tall, muscular, in shape

Cook-Cook at small town diner, graveyard shift, interesting edgy look, tatts/piercings

Homeless Guy-homeless guy, dirty, thin, grungy

Old Man-Older guy eating alone in an old diner

Rocker Girl-Female, 30's, punk rocker girl dancing at the club

Waitress-Female, Waitress at small town diner, edgy alternative look/tatts/piercings/colorful hair

Grungy Tatoo Guy-Male, 20-40s, colorful, lots of tattoos

Girls Night Out Group- Female, 20-30s, club wear/bacholerette party/birthday/etc

Nice Dressed Couple- Male/Female dressed nice on a dateRocker GuysPunk rock guys bar hopping, colorful hair/mohawk a plus

Pimp -Colorful guy checking in on his girls

Prostitutes-Outside a seedy motel, stereotypical hooker on the street corner, colorful outfits, been on the streets a while

BACKGROUND EXTRAS: Paid $75/day (11-hrs) * Must be at least 21+

Business People-Male & Female, 30s-50s, early morning, people walking to work in downtown Dallas, Business types in suits

Classy Club Goers -Male & Female, 21- 50s, Classy club goers, dressed nice, upscale crowd

Edgy Club-Goers-Male & Female, 21s-30s, edgy alternative punk goth interesting looks/tatts/piercings/colorful hair/Deep Ellum vibe, party-goer, all shapes & sizes

Currently accepting general submissions for all listed background roles. Once we get a schedule, we will begin booking. We do not go through agents for extra roles. You must self-submit if you are interested. Make sure you have photos posted that reflect the role you are applying for.

SUBMIT ONLINE ONLY: Follow these directions

  1. Select JOIN DATABASE button at the top of this page (

  2. Create a profile, you must add 2 photos (you can come back later to fill out all the extra info)

  3. Confirm your email (look in UPDATES folder (Gmail) or Spam (hotmail/yahoo)) Star the email as important so you will receive future castings

  4. Find EVENTS tab on the top bar

  5. Select OPEN EVENTS

  6. Find this Casting: BACKGROUND EXTRAS

  7. Select CONFIRM on General Submission and type " (whatever you want to apply to) " and then SUBMIT.

  8. If selected, you will receive an email from KatzKasting - you have 24 hours to confirm the booking or you will be replaced.


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