The Edmond Sun

April 11, 2013

Open casting call for feature film set for Quail Springs Mall


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Freihofer Casting will have an open call for extras for the upcoming feature film “Rudderless.” The open call will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Quail Springs Mall at 2501 W. Memorial Road in Oklahoma City.

“The mall will not have additional information for anyone,” Freihofer said. “Instead, this information will be on the casting hotline at 310-4391.”

The film, directed by William H. Macy, stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Felicity Huffman and Laurence Fishburne. It will be filmed in the Oklahoma City area from April 20 until the end of May.

“Rudderless” is a drama written by Oklahomans Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison. It tells the story of a grieving father in a downward spiral who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Macy, an actor known for such roles in the films “Fargo,” “The Cooler,” “Seabiscuit,” “Wild Hogs” and currently on the Showtime series “Shameless,” is making his directorial debut.

The film will need various extras throughout filming.

“We do not need babies or toddlers, but we would like to add anyone else to our pool of possibilites,” said Chris Freihofer, Oklahoma casting director. “All types and ages are needed.”

Freihofer said the film is especially looking for hipsters, skaters, rock and roll fans, clubbers, mall patrons, college students, teens and adult and seniors of all types.

Most extras only will be needed for one day during filming, but those days are scheduled to be eight or more hours. Other extras will work a few days or more.

“We will ask everyone to provide us with contact information and clothing sizes, and we will take everyone’s pictures. The whole process should take less than 10 minutes,” Freihofer said.

Casting decisions will be made throughout filming and those selected to appear in the film will  be notified.

Those unable to attend the open call in person are invited to submit by email at rudderlessextras@yahoo.com.

Casting attendees are asked to include a recent, clear photo and tell them your name, mailing address, email address, all phone numbers and height. List the age of anyone younger than 18 and list all available days.

Hard copies can be sent to Rudderless Extras at Freihofer Casting at 3750 W. Main St., Five Park A, Norman, OK 73072.