New open casting call for indie film 'Something Whispered' starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Something Whispered Connecticut Open Casting Calls

"Something Whispered" will shoot through November, 2012 in Connecticut.
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The independent feature film "Something Whispered" is filming in various locations in Connecticut from late September to mid-November, 2012. There are two open casting calls scheduled for locals to work as fully paid background performers on the shoot. The casting director in Connecticut is seeking Caucasians, African Americans or Africans at least 18 years of age and able to portray ages 18 to 60. Both SAG-AFTRA members and non union people are welcome to attend. No prior experience working as a film extra is necessary.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is playing the lead role in "Something Whispered". Set in 1850, the story centers on a man named Samuel, who attempts to free his family from the brutality of institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations. Heading north towards Canada, via a network of secret routes and safe houses used by slaves in 19th century USA (aka the Underground Railroad), they are tracked by a group of ruthless hired slave hunters, who constantly threaten Samuel and his family's survival. It is said that there will be many musical numbers in the film.

Australian actor Peter Cousens will direct "Something Whispered" from a screenplay written by filmmaker Tim Chey. Although Cousens has guest starred in a number of major Australian television productions, he is most well known for his work in musical theatre. This film will be his directorial debut. Tim Chey is a feature film writer and director who also worked as an entertainment lawyer for 2 years. Chey studied law at Boston University and Harvard University, attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and then got accepted to the prestigious USC Film School where he was the recipient of the prestigious "Spirit of the Independent" award for Best Director.

In addition to directing "Something Whispered," Peter Cousens will also produce the film. Co-producing is Managing Partner of Monolith Pictures, Michael Goodin. Monolith Pictures is a startup enterprise engaged in the development and production of independent motion picture films for theatrical release. Goodin has been working as a producer in New York City for over five years with a specialization in independent films.

Open Casting Call Details

The casting director in Connecticut is holding an open casting calls for people who are located within reasonable driving distance of New London, Connecticut. Both union and non-union extras are needed to portray men and women who can portray Africans, and Caucasians who look 18 to 40 years old. These are paid background acting positions. SAG-AFTRA members should bring their paid-up membership cards.


The Garde Arts Center
325 State Street
New London, CT 06320
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Thursday October 4, 2012
2:00pm - 6:30pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit a recent color snapshot and all contact information including phone number to:

Make sure your photo is clear and in-focus, you should be the only person in the photo, and don't wear any hats or sunglasses.

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:

Sig De Miguel
Stephen Vincent
780 3rd Avenue
35th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Extras Casting


Mary Ellen Scanlon
Casting Revolution
Hartford, CT

Crew Members

Experienced crew members in Connecticut are needed - Lighting/Grip, Art Department, Production Assistants, Crafty, Assistant to Director, etc. This is a 27 day shoot (5 days per week) begins September 18, 2012. Paid positions. Please send resume and IMDB link to:

Put "Attn: Kelly Crisp" 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.

Monolith Pictures
755 Washington Avenue
Suite 104
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Production One, Inc.
New Haven, CT


Peter Cousens
Michael Goodin


Peter Cousens


Cuba Gooding Jr.


It is 1850, and the brutality of institutionalized slavery has pushed Samuel (Cuba Gooding Jr.)and his family to attempt to escape from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations. Heading north towards Canada, they move from one "safe house" to another - accompanied by a friend named Big Hand and guided by members of the highly secret “Underground Railroad”. As they run, they are tracked by Plimpton and his men, ruthless hired slave hunters who constantly threaten Samuel and his family's survival. As they journey, his frail Grandmother Adira, who was born into slavery, as were her parents before her, tells the story of John Newton, a sea captain and slave trader in 1748 whose spiritual awakening in a storm in the mid Atlantic, inspires one of the greatest anthems of hope and freedom ever written. Stirred by Adira's story, Samuel takes up the cause for freedom as he tries to overcome the dangerous pursuit and the threat of a society determined to re-enslave him. Finally as the Canadian border beckons, he is faced with the greatest challenge of his life. Will he only save himself and his family, or take the life of another in the name of freedom?