Open casting call for feature film 'Machete Kills' in Austin, Texas

Machete Kills Open Casting Call
"Machete Kills" begins filming on June 14, 2012.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

The sequel to the 2010 action film "Machete" titled "Machete Kills" is set to go before the cameras on June 14, 2012 in Austin, Texas. The film's casting directors are auditioning actors for co-starring and supporting roles in Los Angeles, and additional casting will take place in Austin. The extras casting director is holding an open casting call for all types of people to work as paid general background performers on the film.

Returning for the sequel from the first film is Danny Trejo as Machete Cortez, the ex-federale who went on a rampage for revenge; Golden Globe Award nominated Jessica Alba as the beautiful Immigrations Officer Sartana Rivera; and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Michelle Rodriguez as the taco truck lady Luz. New cast members include two-time academy award winner Mel Gibson, who will play a "James Bond type" villain; two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Sofia Vergara, who will play a leather-clad mistress whose prostitutes have information for Machete; Teen Choice Award winner and "Avatar" star Zoe Saldana in an unspecified role; and the stunning beauty Amber Heard will play an assassin named Miss San Antonio.

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will direct "Machete Kills" from a screenplay written by Kyle Ward. Rodriguez shoots and produces many of his films in his native Texas and Mexico. He has directed such films as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Rodriguez and producer Elizabeth Avellan own one of the film's production companies, Troublemaker Studios based in Austin, Texas. Immediately following completion of "Machete Kills", Rodriguez will start shooting "Sin City: A Dame to Kill" - which will also be filmed in Austin Texas.

Also producing "Machete Kills" is Rick Schwartz, owner of Overnight Productions; Sergei Bespalov and Alexander Rodnyansky of RF Releasing; Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who are producing under the banner of their production company The Weinstein Company; Aldamisa Entertainment, the sibling company of RF Releasing, is the film's worldwide sales representative. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation will distribute ""Machete Kills" domestically in the United States.

Open Casting Call Details

The casting director is seeking all types, 18 years of age and older to work as paid extras in Austin, Texas. The following open casting call is free to attend.


Austin Studios
Red Building Production Offices
1901 E 51st Street
Austin TX 78723
(Use Gate 2 by the water tower)
Click Here for directions.


Saturday June 2, 2012
10:00am - 6:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call and are located near the Austin, TX area you can submit a recent color snapshot, full name, age, all clothing sizes including hat and shoe, physical stats, and contact information to the following:

Put "Machete Kills Extras" in the subject line of your email.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas and in the United States.

The 2012 Austin 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 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 2012 Austin Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

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.

Los Angeles:

Mary Vernieu
Betty Mae Casting
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Austin, TX:

Beth Sepko Casting
501 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78702

Extras Casting

Austin, TX:

Third Coast Extras
501 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78702

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.

Quick Draw Productions
920 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Troublemaker Studios
4900 Old Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723

Aldamisa Entertainment
15760 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1450
Encino, CA 91436

127006, 3/2, Uspensky,
Moscow, Russia

The Weinstein Company
375 Greenwich Street
Floor 3
New York, NY 10013

Overnight Films
15 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013

Dimension Films (distributor)
345 Hudson Street
13th Floor
New York, NY 10014


Alexander Rodnyansky
Robert Rodriguez
Sergei Bespalov
Aaron Kaufman
Iliana Nikolic
Rick Schwartz


Robert Rodriguez


Danny Trejo - Machete Cortez
Jessica Alba - Sartana Rivera
Amber Heard - Miss San Antonio
Sofia Vergara - Madame Desdemona
Mel Gibson - "James Bond" style Villain
Michelle Rodriguez - Luz/Shé
Zoe Saldana - TBA


Machete is back in Robert Rodriquez's "Machete Kills" starring the ultra-cool Danny Trejo as the former Mexican Federale - this time he is hired by the President of the United States and must take on a "James Bond" style villain (Mel Gibson). There is a space element and Machete will have a much bigger playground. Machete must take on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.