Open Casting Call for Native American Actors in Great Falls, Montana

Primetime Emmy Award nominated and Artios Award winning Casting Director Rene Haynes (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Directors Andrew and Alex Smith (who together co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning feature film, The Slaughter Rule, starring Ryan Gosling, David Morse, and Amy Adams) will be conducting an Open Casting Call April 10th and April 11, 2010 for the upcoming feature film “Winter in the Blood".

Shooting will take place this summer starting in June at The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, and along the Montana Hi-Line region. The film will be featuring a large cast of American Indians.

Here is what they are seeking:

● Native American BOYS (ages 10-17) for PRINCIPAL LEAD speaking roles. No acting experience necessary.

● Native American MEN and WOMEN (mid 20's through mid 50's) for both speaking and non-speaking roles.

To help you prepare for your audition, the following scenes have been provided:

1. Two brothers (ages 12 & 14) are caught in the rain. Click Here to download.

2. Two lovers (20's to 30's) who haven't seen each other in awhile catch up in a bar. Click Here to download.

3. A rancher (40's to 60's) woos a widow (40's to 60's) and teases her elderly mother. Click Here to download.

Open Casting Call Details


Great Falls Civic Center
2 Park Drive South
Great Falls, MT 59401
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 - Commission Chambers
Sunday, April 11th, 2010 - The Rainbow Room

11:00am-3:00pm both days.

Casting Calls can take time. Please be prepared to wait if necessary. If you have attended another Winter in the Blood Casting Call, you need not audition again.

“Winter in the Blood” is written in the first person by an Indian man of 32, who straddles the “rez” world with the world of self-doubt, addiction and a deep, foreboding identity crisis. He is a modern Indian in a modern world, struggling to find his roots. Set on the Fort Belknap Reservation, the novel shows with stark, unromantic and unflinchingly realistic imagery life on the reservation and one man’s struggle to find his identity through a haze of alcohol, anger and meaningless sex. It is partly based on the life that Author James Welch knew and saw while growing up.

Click Here to download the complete film synopsis.