Open casting call scheduled for feature film 'A Sort of Homecoming'

An open casting call will take place on Monday February 3rd in Lafayette, Louisiana for the feature film A Sort of Homecoming.

Coming Home Productions and Five Sisters Productions are ready to begin filming this indie film on February 11, 2014. Shooting will take place in the Lafayette and surrounding areas. The film is a coming of age drama set in the world of high school debate. The extras casting director is seeking many types of people, especially those who are 18 years of age and older that can portray high school students.

A Sort of Homecoming centers on Amy Harrigan, a world-weary New York news producer who reluctantly returns to her small Louisiana home town to chaperone the final days in the life of Annie Sonnier, the high school debate coach who first provided her with a ticket out. Questions raised during their difficult reunion catapult Amy back to the events surrounding her pursuit of a high school debate championship and the disappearance of her debate partner and first love. Ultimately Amy reaches a sort of closure with the life she left behind and the love she lost along the way.

Starring in A Sort of Homecoming is Laura Marano playing the central character Amy. Marano is best known for playing Ally Dawson in the hugely popular Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. Her previous film credits include voice-over work on Finding Nemo and Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Jacket starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley, and Superbad starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. Also starring in A Sort of Homecoming is Katherine McNamara playing the role of Amy's unlikely friend Rosa, a veteran debater from New York’s best high school. McNamara has acted in the Disney Channel shows Jessie, and Kickin' It, as well as the Disney Channel Original Movies Madison High and Girl Vs. Monster. She recently completed filming Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn starring alongside Val Kilmer and Jake T. Austin.

Open Casting Call Details

All talent including minors and foreign actors must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The 2014 Louisiana 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 Louisiana and the United States:

• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
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• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary

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• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
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• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
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• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
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• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Casting director Megan Lewis is seeking men and women in Lafayette, LA and the surrounding areas:

A Sort of Homecoming is holding an open casting call for background extras Monday, February 3rd. You must be 18 or older. This call is for background extras ONLY.

Monday February 3, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Staybridge Hotel
128 E. Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA

Please bring a recent photo.

If you cannot show up in person, please send your name and a recent photo to

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.

Los Angeles:

Lori Sugar
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 36
Burbank, CA 91522


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.

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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


Meagan Lewis
RPM Casting
843 Carondelet Street
Suite 3
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

Coming Home Productions, LLC
638 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501

Five Sisters Productions
171 Pier Ave., Suite 207
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Marcus Brown
Lynn Reed
Yvette Brown
Sean Rankin


Maria Burton

First Assistant Director:

Caroline O'Brien


Laura Marano - Amy Harrigan
Katherine McNamara - Rose


A New York news producer, obligated to return to her Louisiana hometown to settle the affairs of her dying former debate coach, triggers a haunting flashback to high school reliving her pursuit of a national debate championship and Ivy League scholarship while suppressing affections for her first love...her debate partner.