Feature film 'My Idiot Brother' open casting calls for dancers in New York

Oscar nominated producers Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) are teaming up with Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to produce the upcoming feature film "My Idiot Brother" starring Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, and Emily Mortimer. Casting directors are seeking people who have a sense of rhythm and physicality to participate in a FLASHMOB scene for the film. A 'flashmob' is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then disperse.

They are seeking professional dancers who are available to work either Saturday July 31, 2010 or Thursday August 5, 2010. These are Night shoots that will require an all night commitment. This means you absolutely must be available to work the entire night, into the early morning hours, with no conflicts whatsoever. The shoot on Saturday, July 31 will be shot indoors. The shoot on Thursday, August 5 will take place outdoors.

SAG members will be paid at the Special Ability rate, per your contract. Non Union background will be paid at a standard rate of $85 based on a 10 hour day.

If you are interested in participating, casting directors will be holding open casting calls. Please come to the open call ready to show your sense of rhythm and physicality, along with a US Passport or a Drivers License/State ID and a Social Security Card. All documents must be originals!

To be considered, you must attend one of the open casting calls. Arrive ready to show your sense of rhythm and physicality. Please bring a US Passport or a Drivers License/State ID and a Social Security Card. All documents must be originals, no copies accepted.

Open Casting Call Details


Central Casting
875 6th Ave.
24th Floor
Suite 2411
New York, NY 10001
Click Here for directions.
Enter the building on 31st Street.


Non-Union Talent

Thursday July 8, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday July 12, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday July 14, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday July 16, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

SAG Members

Wednesday July 7, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday July 9, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday July 13, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday July 15, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm

SAG Open Call Policy will apply and is as follows:

To be seen you must show a paid-up SAG card and you must obtain a numbered pass from the SAG Rep on a first-come first serve basis beginning one hour prior to the start time of the call.

Please remember that the number of available passes is limited by the casting director. Any sign-in list begun prior to the arrival of the SAG Rep will not be honored.

Production Companies:
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Goat Barn Productions LLC
609 Greenwich Street
7th floor
New York, NY 10014

Likely Story
150 W. 22nd Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Big Beach
41 Great Jones Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only. No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Jeanne McCarthy
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Stuite 208
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Extras Casting:

David Waldron
Central Casting
875 6th Ave.
24th Floor, Suite 2411
New York, NY 10001

Producers: Anthony Bregman, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub

Director: Jesse Peretz

Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott


In the comedy Rudd plays Ned Banks, an idealist dealing with his overbearing mother who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters and, in succession, brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc. Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer will play the sisters. Banks is a career-driven single about to get her big break in journalism after spending years writing about accessories at a fashion magazine; Deschanel is a bisexual whose flakiness and lies are getting in the way of moving forward with her caring, responsible girlfriend (Jones); and Mortimer plays a Park Slope mom too worried about having the perfect life and children to notice that her marriage is falling apart.