Feature film 'Stage Fright' open call for dancers 8-16 years old

Filming has been completed on this project.

Stage Fright Dancer Casting Call Camp Manitou

Filming on "Stage Fright" begins September 6, 2012 in Ontario, Canada.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

The boutique motion picture production company Serendipity Point Films is in pre-production on the horror-musical feature film "Stage Fright", which is being described as Glee meets Scream. The film will feature lot's of singing and dancing kids and teens, as the story takes place at a musical theatre camp. An open casting call is being held for dancers from the ages of 8 through 16 (or appear to be in that age range) to perform for the film's choreographer. In addition, many background performers of the same age range are being cast, although not at this open call. Background must email their photo and contact information in to the extras casting directors.

"Stage Fright" centers on a beautiful and talented teen named Camilla Swanson who works in the kitchen at a snobby musical theatre camp. Camilla ends up landing a role in a Broadway bound showcase at the camp, but soon after rehearsals begin, campers start disappearing. Turns out, the campers are being victimized by a masked slasher named Metal Killer who screams death metal while hunting down every last one of his sworn enemies - the pretentious musical theatre snobs. The film is a fun-filled and frightening horror story that skewers gleeful musical theatre people while they sing their hearts out - literally.

Starring in "Stage Fright" is Allie MacDonald playing the lead role of Camilla Swanson. MacDonald started singing and acting at the age of six, and taught herself to play the guitar and was songwriting by the age of 12. After high school, she was selected to attend the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where she studied classical and musical theatre, vocal technique and performance and many forms of dance and physical theatre. Douglas Smith plays Camilla's brother Buddy Swanson. Smith is also a musical composer, and is in a band called "Alaskan Summer". Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor Meat Loaf will play the role of Roger McCall, the fallen-from-grace Broadway producer, and current director of Camp Center Stage, who desperately tries to keep the camp's show going while campers start to disappear.

Sundance Film Festival Award winning filmmaker Jerome Sable will direct from a screenplay that he wrote himself. Sable also composed the music for the film and wrote the lyrics with Eli Batalion. Jerome Sable is a writer-director and composer who creates genre-bending musicals for film, television, and theatre. In addition to the Sundance Award, his short film "The Legend of Beaver Dam" also won a Screamfest Best Short Film Award, Austin Fantastic Fest Best Horror Short Award, Dallas International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, and has screened at over 75 film festivals worldwide. Sable grew up in Montreal, Quebec where he studied piano and music theory at the McGill Conservatory of Music. He received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in philosophy from Brown University and his Masters of Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Vice President of Production for Serendipity Films Ari Lantos will produce. Jonas Bell Pasht will also produce. Mark Musselman will Executive Produce. Entertainment One Films has acquired Canadian distribution rights.

Open Casting Call Details

Dancers must pre-register for the open call by emailing your name, email address, city you live in, and phone number to:

*** Filming Completed ***

Put "DANCE AUDITION" in the subject line of your email. If under age 16, parent/ guardian information is required in your email.


Camp Manitou (Near Parry Sound)
10 Camp Road
McKellar, Ontario P2A 0B4
Click Here for directions.


Monday August 27, 2012
11:00am - 5:00pm (all dancers to register at 11:00am)

All dancers will register at the same time. Then they will be divided into groups and taught a routine which they will perform for choreographer, Paul Becker.

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.

New York:

Bernard Telsey
Tiffany Little Canfield
Telsey & Company
311 W 43rd Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Jason Knight
John Buchan
Buchan Knight Casting
499 Sackville Street
Toronto, Ontario M4X 1T6

Extras Casting

Parry Sound Casting Database
Put your full name in the subject line of your email.

Production Companies:

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.

Serendipity Point Films
9 Price Street
Toronto, ON M4W 1Z1

Entertainment One (Distributor)
175 Bloor Steet E
North Tower, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 3R8


Robert Lantos
Ari Lantos
Jonas Bell Pasht


Jerome Sable


Paul Becker


Allie MacDonald - Camilla Swanson
Douglas Smith - Buddy Swanson
Meat Loaf - Roger McCall


Starry-eyed, teenage kitchen hand Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) lands herself a role in the Broadway-bound showcase at the musical theatre camp where she works, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill. The production is being terrorized by Metal Killer, a masked slasher who screams death metal while hunting down every last one of his sworn enemies; pretentious musical theatre snobs.