Morning Wood Productions in association with FilmNation Entertainment are set to begin shooting a teen comedy feature film titled "Premature". Top industry veteran casting director Bill Marinella has been contracted to cast all of the movie's extras, and an open casting call has been scheduled in the Atlanta, GA area. The starring and co-starring roles have been cast in Los Angeles, while additional casting for smaller speaking roles will take place in Georgia.
"Premature" tells the story of a high school senior named Rob, played by John Karna, who begins testing the boundaries when he finds his epic day repeating itself. Also cast is Katie Findlay as Rob's long time friend Gabrielle; the amazingly beautiful Carlson Young will play a very promiscuous student that Rob tutors; newcomer Adam Riegler has been cast as Arther, a short nerdy Armenian 12 year-old prodigy; Atlanta based actress Cara Mantella will play a hot and busty teacher named Mrs. Hartnett; and another Atlanta based actor, Jonathan Kleitman, portrays Rob's friend Uzi.
Karen Lunder and Aaron Ryder of FilmNation Entertainment will produce "Premature". The company is an independent international sales, distribution and production company. Their upcoming slate includes the recently completed films "Red Dawn" starring Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, "Magic Mike" starring Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer, "To the Wonder" starring Rachel McAdams and Jessica Chastain, and "House at the End of the Street" starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue, among many others.
Dan Beers will direct "Premature" from a script he co-wrote with Mathew Harawitz. Beers directed, and created (along with Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca) the NBC web comedy series "FCU: Fact Checkers Unit" based on the trio's short film that starred Bill Murray and premiered at Sundance. Mat Harawitz is a highly respected comedy writer who's credits include the television shows "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Blue Collar TV," "MTV Movie Awards," "Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner," Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia," and NBC's "Whitney".
Open Casting Call Details
The extras casting director in Atlanta, GA is seeking people in the local area with a wide variety of looks to play high school students in the new feature film “Premature”. Background actors must be at least 18 years old, but look younger. Here are some specific needs:
• Real cheerleaders
• High School jocks
• Mall rats
• Typical teenagers
• Spring Breakers with bathing-suit bodies
• Anyone with cool and funky hairstyles
• Art gallery looks
• High school sports fans
• Mom and Dad types, with a midwest feel
AMTC/Powers Ferry Center
2000 Powers Ferry Road SE
Marietta, GA 30067
Click Here for directions.
(Free Parking in Garage Behind Location)
Sunday June 24, 2012 from
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wardrobe Notes: They will be taking your photo so follow these guidelines closely.
Please come in high school attire - jeans, ringer t-shirts, hoodies, mini skirts, backpacks, beanies, kangols, eclectic outfits and accessories. If you are a "Spring-Breaker" they encourage you to wear a sundress with a bathing suit underneath. Do not wear shirts with large logos. They also prefer no bright red, off white as opposed to bright white. Please also bring your own recent snapshot with contact info attached.
Proper Identification: You MUST bring 2 (two) forms of valid, Legal ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, U.S. Passport).
If you can not attend the open casting call, please send 3 recent pictures, physical stats, clothing sizes, age and DOB, along with all contact information to the following:
Put "Premature Extras" in the subject line of your email.
Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.
The Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on film and television productions in the Atlanta area:
• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:
• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are 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.
Engine Media Group
PO Box 1859
Venice, CA 90291
Marinella Casting, Inc.
2221 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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.
Morning Wood Productions
3110 Maple Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
345 N. Maple Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
John Karna - Rob
Katie Findlay - Gabrielle
Carlson Young - Angela
Jonathan Kleitman - Uzi
Cara Mantella - Mrs. Hartnett
Adam Riegler - Arthur
17 year old Rob (John Karna) has a big day ahead of him. Not only does he have his all important Georgetown interview (with big pressure from his parents, both alumni), he's got a long-standing date with his good friend Gabrielle (Katie Findlay) to watch the Scripps Spelling Bee - a date he has to cancel when his long standing crush, the hot, sexy Angela (Carlson Young) asks him to tutor her at home in exchange for sex to help with a test the next day. Unfortunately for Rob, there is no "next day" for him, because in a bizarre "Groundhog's Day" curse, he keeps repeating the same day, over and over, until he finally realizes what it is the Universe wants from him.