“Wild” Feature Film Casting Call

Wild Films, Inc. is looking for talent to fill a number of roles for the feature film “Wild”, based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed and starring Reese Witherspoon.

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Interested talent must be based in Oregon or Washington, able to work as a local in Portland, and be available for an audition on Friday, September 20, 2013 in Portland and a possible callback on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Portland.  Shoot dates are October 5 through November 25, 2013 (though roles will likely only work one day in that date range).

Boy, 5-8 years old.  MUST HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BOY SOPRANO SINGING VOICE!  A solemn, somewhat odd child, he’s walking on the trail with his grandmother, Vera, as they go looking for their lost llama, who’s managed to find Cheryl.  He speaks in a rather formal, proper manner, telling Cheryl that his grandmother is looking after him because “I have some big problems that I don’t want to talk about with strangers.”  Kyle seems to take to Cheryl, and sings a song for her—The Red River Valley—beautifully and with feeling.  Auditioning children should be prepared to sing a portion of The Red River Valley.

Male or Female, 30s to early 40s.  Heavily inked tattoo artist doing matching tattoos on Cheryl and Paul is startled to learn that they’re getting a divorce, and tries to do a little marriage counseling.

Male, 20s.  This angry guy in dreadlocks storms out of the Ashland Oregon Post Office, furious at his treatment by the woman behind the counter.

Wardrobe for all roles: Casual
Rate for all roles: SAG-AFTRA Scale

Qualified talent who fit the above specs should attend our OPEN CALL:

Friday, September 20, 2013
Cast Iron Studios
1430 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 100, Portland 97214

20 Responses to “Wild” Feature Film Casting Call

  1. Madeline says:

    By chance would they need to see any young females 16-20?

  2. Melissa Givvines says:

    Do you want kids actually 5-8yrs for the part of Kyle? Or kids a little older who can portray the part? My son is 10 years old. Great singer and has done several community theater productions-but don’t want to bring him if he is “too old”. Thanks for the clarification!

  3. ranielle says:

    No, the roles listed are the ones we need to see.

  4. ranielle says:

    If the child has an exceptionally beautiful young boy soprano voice, we’d be willing to consider.

  5. Ian Stout says:

    Will this be a cold read? I’m interested in the Tattoo artist role. Thanx!

  6. admin says:

    Yes, all roles listed have lines. Sides will be provided at casting.

  7. seth says:

    If not heavily inked, can we still read for tattooist?

  8. jane says:

    Had to laugh at the Ashland Post Office casting — dime a dozen down here.

  9. Don Wright says:

    Thanks for giving us some great acting options.

  10. ranielle says:

    Sorry, but no. For the purposes of an open call with this kind of specificity and the time constraints that we’re under, we ask that you adhere closely to the descriptions listed.

  11. Seth says:

    I am a local, union actor without representation. Any way I can submit pic / res for other roles?

  12. ranielle says:

    You can find our submission instructions on the Actor page, but fair warning that we are not looking at unrepresented talent for this project at this time.

  13. caleb brouk says:

    Will you be doing more than one day of casting? I fit your tattoo artist role and would love to do a read for you.

  14. ranielle says:

    Nothing more planned at this time, but keep an eye on our blog/Facebook/Twitter.

  15. caleb brouk says:

    Thanks for the fast response. I certainly will and hopefully ill get the chance to read for you.

  16. Unfortunately, I am scheduled to take one of our choirs on retreat at 4:00 today. We do, however, have a wonderful boy soprano who would love to sing for the part of Kyle. Is
    there any chance we could have an actual appointment time so that I can get back to the bus and travel south with others in the choir? His mother can bring him otherwise, but I would love to be with him and accompany him.

    Thank you so much!
    Sandy Miller, Artistic Director, OCCYC

  17. ranielle says:

    It’s very difficult for us to give appointment times during an open call, but our open call begins at 3PM.

  18. Ray Lenihan says:

    I’m 68 years of age, bald, not what you’d call pretty and can’t sing worth a damn, but I actually hike. Pick me! Pick me!

  19. Corinne says:

    Do you have your wardrobe team sorted out? I am a freelance stylist and would love to be a part of this movie!

  20. Jim Walsh says:

    When might you be casting in LosAngeles? There was a truck driver who gave her a ride, who I would love to portray along with several other middle aged craggy faced characters, which by the way is my look

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