Casting directors for the upcoming feature film "Sweet Cheeks" are holding an open casting call seeking children available to work on the film in the Austin, Texas area. They will be casting two boys with great imaginations and natural wit for the lead roles in the movie. The boys should be extroverted kids who are full of ideas, comfortable around new people and environments, and who like hearing, telling, or creating stories. Kids with interesting faces and timeless, non-modern looks similar to those in "The Little Rascals" are especially encouraged to attend the open call or submit by email. No acting experience is necessary, and these are fully paid positions. Shooting will take place in August, 2013.
"Sweet Cheeks" is being directed by Todd Rohal, who has won numerous film festival awards including the Jury Special Award for Best Film for "The Guatemalan Handshake" at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2006. Rohal also wrote the screenplay for "Sweet Cheeks". His latest release was the feature film "Nature Calls" starring Johnny Knoxville. He is responsible for the short films "Single Spaced," "Slug," "Knuckleface Jones," and "Hillbilly Robot". Rohal attended filmmaking classes at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He currently resides in New York. "Sweet Cheeks" is about an incident that happened to Rohl when he was a child. When Rohal was a Boy Scout, some scoutmasters faked a death as part of a first aid test. The film will center around the effect the incident had on the boys' lives.
Lacey Leavitt will produce under the banner of her production company Leaky Pictures, which she founded in 2011. Leavitt produced "The Off Hours," "America's Fighting Dinosaur," and "The Catechism Cataclysm". She co-produced "Safety Not Guaranteed," "Touchy Feely" and "Lucky Them". She also executive produced "The Immortal Augustus Gladstone". Lacey was the 2011 Creative Producing Lab's Sheila C. Johnson fellow with the project "Sadie".
Here is what the casting director is seeking:
[TYSON] Male, 6-8 years of age. African American, a practical joker with natural intuition and a mischievous smile. A young Richard Pryor or Dave Chapelle.
[TYLER] Male, 6-8 years of age. Caucasian, Tyson’s more gullible counterpart, easy to wind-up and set into a panic. A young Gene Wilder.
Open Call Details
1901 E 51st Street
Austin, TX 78751
Saturday May 18, 2013
11:00am - 4:00pm
The casting call will consist of a short talk with members of the casting team and possibly an interview on camera. No appointments are required. Kids will be seen on a first-come, first-seen basis. Interested parents/guardians should email in their child’s name, best contact phone number, town of current residence, and two recent photos to casting director Vicky Boone at:
This film is under SAG-AFTRA contract, however both union and non-union talent are welcome. All meals, lodging, and transportation will be provided.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas and in the United States.
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• Child Labor Laws in Texas
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• Texas Limitations on Employment of Child Actors
• Texas Application for Child Actor - Performer Authorization
• Texas Application Exceptions for Child Extras
• Texas Workforce Commission Teen Application for Certificate of Age
• Texas Child Labor Complaint Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Vicky Boone Casting
1901 E 51st Street
Suite # 106
Austin, TX 78723
To Be Announced
The extras will be hired throughout production beginning in August, 2013.
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.
1800 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Muddy Muddy Pictures
To Be Cast
"Sweet Cheeks" tells the true story of two Boyscouts who are traumatized after their troop leaders stage a fake death as part of a first aid test.