The Chi is now casting new talent in Chicago, Illinois.

Casting directors are looking for talent to work on scenes filming on July 20th through the 26th in Chicago, Illinois. Casting directors are looking for people to play a wide range of roles including mechanics, pedestrians, couples, mothers, and kids.

About The Chi:

Executive produced by Common, The Chi is a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story and follows a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago.

To audition for a role on The Chi, check out the casting call breakdown below.

The Chi Casting Call

CASTING CALL!
PROJECT: THE CHI – EPISODE 105
ROLE: NON-UNION EXTRAS
SHOOT DATES: SEE BELOW
RATE: SEE BELOW
LOCATION: CHICAGOLAND

Seeking the following roles:

REAL MECHANIC – RATE: $150/8 – DATE: THUR 7/20
Male, African American, Darker skin tone, Age range 30 – 40. Will be asked to do “business” around a tire shop and look like he is working on cars. Will be arm/hand photo double for actor in scene lifting a tire.

PEDESTRIANS W/CARS – RATE: $88/8 + $35 CAR BUMP – DATE: THUR 7/20, FRI 7/21, TUES 7/25, THUR 7/27
Male or Female, African American, Age range 18+ Any car color except red and white, Neighborhood folks on an average day.

OUT FOR A WALK – RATE: $88/8 – DATE: FRI 7/21
Female, African American, Age range 60 – 75. Neighborhood ladies on their way to the Beauty Shop.

OLD TIMERS – RATE: $88/8 – DATE: WED 7/26
Male, African American, Age range 60 – 75. Neighborhood gentlemen out surveying their kingdom.

DOUBLE DUTCH – RATE: $150/8 – DATE: FRI 7/21
Male or Female, African American, Age range 9 – 12. Must have valid Work Permit with 4Star casting or local talent agency. Must be able to jump and/or turn.

DINING COUPLE – RATE: $88/8 per person – DATE: FRI 7/21
Male and Female, African American, Age range 60 – 80. A couple of old sweethearts having a cozy dinner at the Chicken Pit like they have every Friday night for 40 years.

WALKING COUPLE – RATE: $88/8 per person – DATE: WED 7/26
Male and Female, African American, Age range 18 – 30. A couple of young sweethearts holding hands on their first walk around the block.

PIMPED OUT RIDE – RATE: $150/8 – DATE: WED 7/26
Male or Female, African American, Age range 18+ A ghetto-fabulous car worthy of carrying a Death Crew. Please provide photo of vehicle.

HEAVY SET – RATE: $88/8 – DATE: WED 7/26
Female, African American, Any Age. A couple of gals sitting guard over their courtyard on a hot summer day.

MAISHA’S COUSINS – RATE: $88/8 per person – DATE: WED 7/26
Male and Female, African American, Age range 16 – 17. Two of the many people living with Maisha in her tiny tenement apartment.

PLAYGROUND KIDS – RATE: $150/8 – DATE: WED 7/26
Male or Female, African American, Age range 5 – 8. Must have valid Work Permit with 4Star casting or local talent agency. Having fun on outdoor playground equipment.

PLAYGROUND MOMS – RATE: $88/8 – DATE: WED 7/26
Female, African American, Age range 20 – 40. Not their real parents, but playing them on TV.

If you are interested and have open availability during these dates, send an email with the following to [email protected]

1) In the subject line put the role(s) you are submitting for ie: REAL MECHANIC, PEDESTRIANS W/CARS, OUT FOR A WALK, OLD TIMERS, DOUBLE DUTCH, DINING COUPLE, WALKING COUPLE, PIMPED OUT RIDE, HEAVY SET, MAISHA’S COUSINS, PLAYGROUND KIDS, PLAYGROUND MOMS. You may submit for multiple roles in a single email.
2) In the body of the email include your: name, age, height, weight, phone number, email, and zip code on your Driver’s License or State ID.
3) Confirm that you have filled out the current Master Survey – https://goo.gl/forms/SUVTz0ionITmqMI33
4) Attach one current full body photo and one headshot. Dress for the role you want! Give us something new and fun for the files instead of the same old pics. No, seriously.

Thank you for submitting. Only those being considered will be contacted.

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If you are not local and/or do not fit the description, do not apply