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Showing Roots Movie Now Filming and Hiring in Louisiana


Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Showing Roots is now filming in Baton Rouge and looking for and actors to work on the upcoming feature film.

From the company that brought to you “Seven Psychopaths” and 's “Man with the Iron Fists”, comes “Showing Roots”. Showing Roots will film in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and producers are hiring crew members, stand-ins, and actors to work on the movie.

Almost exclusively known for its work assisting other companies with the use of its post-production facilities this will be the first feature film to be made by Upload Films. Upload Films will be entirely producing their own feature film, from shooting to sound to promotion and everything in between.


“It's a story that right when I saw it, I knew it was something I'd always wanted to make but just couldn't quite put my finger on it,” said local Upload Films producer Todd Williams. “We'll be contracting certain services out that we wouldn't be able to provide otherwise, like professional casting directors and that sort of thing,” Williams said.

Williams who is always looking for new ,  has an extensive background in producing films. Upload Films has done production work for films like Quentin Tarantino's “Man with the Iron Fists” and Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh's “Seven Psychopaths.”

Upload Films is using Louisiana's tax incentives to film throughout Louisiana. But, producers have also pointed out that Louisiana has a great quality for storytelling. “Not only have there been great stories made here in Louisiana, but we feel like there's still a lot more the state has to offer as well,” Williams said. “It's a great place to make films and a lot of are starting to see that.”

Upload Films feature film Showing Roots will shoot December 1st-20th in Baton Rouge. Please send resumes to [email protected]. In addition, casting directors are casting actors, models, and talent to work as an extra in the movie. To for a role, check out the casting call details below:

Showing Roots Casting Call

We are excited to announce that we are beginning to cast background actors for the upcoming film, SHOWING ROOTS!!! We will primarily be filming in the Plaquemine and Donaldsonville area right outside of Baton Rouge.

This project takes place in the 1970's and some present day, and has a very small town feel like Mayberry in the Andy Griffith show! We are looking for people of all races, gender and ages. We are especially looking for men and women with very unique facial features and charactery looks.

We will be casting for some picture picked background actors/actresses that will work multiple days, recurring from December 1st through December 20th. If you have a very flexible schedule during the month of December, please email us! If your schedule is not open completely but you would still like to be a part of this fun production, shoot us a submission!

To submit:
Email: [email protected]
Subject: General Submission
Include: Name, Age, Height/Weight, Contact #, Current city you reside in, tell us if your schedule is very flexible YES or NO, and include 2 current, clear photos. The photos will help us for when we need to send photos off for parts that are picture picked by the director. See the photos attached as

Stand-ins Casting Call

NOW CASTING STAND INS for the film “Showing Roots” filming in the Donaldsonville, Baton Rouge and Plaquemine area for the month of January.

Must have an open schedule from Jan. 12th- Jan. 31st. We will film Monday-Saturdays!

Shirley SI: Caucasian , thin, brunette and fair skin between 5'7″-5'10”.

Bud SI: Caucasian Male, brunette, thin and fair skin between 5'9″-6'0″.

To Submit:

Email: [email protected]
Subject Line: Shirley or Bud SI
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, and two current, clear photos. See the photos attached as an example to follow. We need one head shot and one full body. Please list any stand in experience you may have.

Thanks so much!

Cars Casting Call

SHOWING ROOTS is looking for older cars from the 1960's-70's to work various days from Jan 12th-31st in Baton Rouge, LA and surrounding areas!

If you own a 1960's-70's car, please send us your information and photos of car. If you know someone with an older car, please share this post!

Email: [email protected]
Subject: Antique Car
Include: Name, Contact # and photos of your antique car!

We will be in touch!

Featured Roles Casting Call 


Caucasian Females over 18 with very small tight braids around the head or dreadlocks to work tomorrow, Tuesday the 13th on Showing Roots in Plaquemine, LA.

Email: [email protected]
Subject: BRAIDS
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight and 2 current photos with braids/dreadlocks!

Natural Hair Casting Call

NOW CASTING 3 women over 18 with NATURAL hair to work tomorrow in Plaquemine, LA for SHOWING ROOTS!!


Submit: [email protected]
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, height/weight and photos of yourself with your natural hair. See photo example attached.

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

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Photo Credit: CBS Films/Seven Psychopaths

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