'Crafted for Christmas' Chicago Casting Call For Extras


Happy young woman opening a Christmas present box

"Crafted for Christmas" feature film casting call for extras in Chicago, Illinois.

Casting directors are now casting extras to work on scenes filmed in Long Grove, Illinois on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

Producers are looking for the following talent: 

  • A UNION African American Female, 45-60 years old
    • 5'7"-5'8"
    • Size: 6
    • Bust: 34
    • Waist: 27
    • Hips: 35
    • Shoes: 8

How to apply?

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"Crafted for Christmas" Casting Call

'Crafted for Christmas', this story follows an idealistic TV producer who is assigned a puff piece about a Christmas toy manufacturer over the holidays and the charming toymaker who inspires her to search her heart to find true happiness.

We are still going through the RESIGNATION PILOT submissions to cast that show.

This MOVIE is supposed to look like action taking place in Brunswick, Iowa farming town.

For Day 1 (which is this WEDNESDAY, 11-30), we will be filming way up north in LONG GROVE, Illinois. Please make sure you have reliable transportation or live close by. Since we only need a few 'townspeople', we would prefer submitting those that have worked with us in the past for these roles to know their professionalism and dependability.

Rate of Pay: $123.20 for up to 8 hours, plus time and one half overtime if applicable. Free parking.

Covid testing will be on site prior to check in so no extra days needed to be available. Just the one. This production is not requiring covid vaccinations either.

Must be at least 18 years old. Casting 18 and older. If a child is needed, will have a post later. All ethnicities and genders.

Interested? Apply Now

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