Major feature film 'Sicario' open casting call for extras

An open casting call is scheduled this Saturday July 12, 2014 seeking Hispanic adults and children to work as fully paid extras in the thriller feature film Sicario starring Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro. 

The casting director is looking for people that are willing to work as Albuquerque, NM local hires. Union and non-union actors are welcome to attend the open call. The casting directors have stated that newcomers are welcome.

Sicario centers on a female cop from Tucson, Arizona who heads to Mexico with two mercenaries tasked with hunting a very rich but cowardly drug kingpin named Fausto. Once they cross the border, all hell breaks loose as they must deal with a corrupt Mexican cop who is also a drug-runner and participates in other illegal activities. Golden Globe Award winner Emily Blunt plays the lead role opposite Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro.

BAFTA Film Award nominee Denis Villeneuve will direct Sicario from an original screenplay written by Taylor Sheridan. Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill of Black Label Media will produce along with Molly Smith. AFI Award winner Basil Iwanyk will also produce. Executive Producers are Erica Lee and Ed McDonnell.

Sicario Open Casting Call Details

The casting director is holding an open casting call seeking the roles below. Both union and non-union talent are welcome to attend. No acting experience is necessary.




Saturday July 12, 2014
2:00pm – 4:30pm


Los Padillas Community Center
2117 Los Padillas Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

All talent including minors and foreign actors must and be legally eligible to work in New Mexico and the United States.

The 2014 New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 the State of New Mexico and the United States:

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New Mexico Actors Resources:

• New Mexico Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Extras Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New Mexico Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• New Mexico Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Mexico Actors Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

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.

New Mexico:

Angelique Midthunder
Jennifer Schwalenberg
Midthunder Casting
Garson Studios
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Los Angeles:

Melissa Kostenbauder
Francine Maisler Casting
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Sidney Poitier Building
Room 3200
Culver City, CA 90232


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.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

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

Elizabeth Gabel Casting
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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.

Thunder Road Pictures
1411 5th Street
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Black Label Media
9301 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 604
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Maple Shade Films
4000 Warner Boulevard
Building 133, Room 88
Burbank, CA 91522

Executive Producers:

Erica Lee
Ed McDonnell


Basil Iwanyk
Molly Smith
Trent Luckinbill
Thad Luckinbill

Writer: Taylor Sheridan


Denis Villeneuve


Emily Blunt
Benicio del Toro


An officer from Tucson, Arizona travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.