Open casting call for lead role in thriller feature film 'Lost In The Sun' starring Josh Duhamel

Lost In The Sun Austin Casting Call

"Lost In The Sun" will begin shooting in February, 2014.
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Floren Shieh Productions and Two Ton Films are now in pre-production on the indie thriller film "Lost In The Sun" and the casting directors have scheduled an open casting call for this weekend December 14, southeast of Austin, Texas for a lead role in the movie. They are seeking a teen who can play between 13 and 16 years of age. Any ethnicity is welcome to attend. The casting directors are open to seeing both experienced and non-experienced talent. Shooting will commence in February, 2014 in Texas.

The film tells the story of small-time crook who kidnaps a teenage orphan boy named Louis, and develops a very strong bond with the youngster as they set out on a string of robberies. Starring in "Lost In The Sun" is Daytime Emmy Award winner Josh Duhamel playing John, the two-bit crook. Duhamel recently completed filming on the upcoming drama feature film "You're Not You" starring opposite two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe Award nominee Emmy Rossum. He also recently wrapped shooting on the feature film "Strings" starring alongside two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello.

Filmmaker Trey Nelson will direct "Lost In The Sun" from his own original screenplay. This will be Nelson's first full length non-documentary feature film directorial credit. He produced, wrote, and directed the short films "Raccoon" and "Maybe Means No". Nelson has directed four feature length documentaries and dozens of television series. Clay Floren and Aimee Shieh will produce for Floren Shieh Productions. Floren and Sheih will next produce the major feature film "Bone Tomohawk" starring Jennifer Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Clay Pecorin will also produce "Lost In The Sun" under the banner of his production company Two Ton Films.

Lost In The Sun Open Casting Call Details

The local casting director in Austin, Texas is holding an open casting call for a lead role in the feature film "Lost In The Sun". All talent must have the proper paperwork to be considered. All talent must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The following role is being cast:

[LOUIS] Male, ages 13-16. Teenage orphan. Any ethnicity.


Smithville Recreation Center
106 Royston Street
Smithville, Texas 78957
Corner of NW 1st Street and Highway 95 (Royston Street) in Smithville, Texas.
Click Here for directions.


Saturday December 14, 2013
10:00am - 2:00pm

Prior to attending the audition, please email the casting directors at the following to request the script pages (sides) that talent will be reading at the audition:

All talent, including minors and foreign actors, must be legally eligible to work in Austin, the State of Texas, and in the United States.

The Austin Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Texas and the United States:

• Child Labor Laws in Texas
• Summary of the Texas Child Labor Law
• Texas Child Labor Law FAQ
• 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
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Austin Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Austin Casting Directors List
• Austin Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Austin Talent Agents List
• Austin Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Austin Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Austin Resources
• PDF Users Guide

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can send a hardcopy photo and resume to the following:

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.


John Williams
Karmen Leech
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Suite 120
Austin, TX 78752

Los Angeles:

The Casting Station
Silver Layne Studios
6660 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90038


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras Casting


Casting calls and extras registration information will be posted here when available. Please check back.

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.

Floren Shieh Productions
20 West 22nd Street
Suite 415
New York, NY 10010

Two Ton Films
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

Cargo Entertainment
440 Lafayette Street
6th Floor
New York, NY


Clay Floren
Aimee Shieh
Clay Pecorin


Trey Nelson


Josh Duhamel


About a small-time crook who kidnaps a teenage orphan and develops a powerful bond with the youngster as they embark on a string of robberies.