How to Get Cast in Netflix’s ‘Archive 81’

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Netflix’s Archive 81 is now casting and hiring actors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming this December 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Actors
  • Photo Doubles
  • Stand-ins
  • And More

About Archive 81:

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Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Patrick Wilson, James Wan and Jason Momoa at the 2018 CinemaCon – Warner Bros ‘The Big Picture’ held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA on April 24, 2018. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Vampire Diaries, The Boys) will write the new Netflix series, which is loosely based on found footage supernatural horror podcast Archive 81. James Wan, the writer behind Aquaman and Saw, all produce under the Atomic Monster production company.

The eight-part series will star Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi. Stranger Things director Rebecca Thomas will direct half the series and executive produce the project.

Here’s the longline from Deadline, “When archivist Dan Turner (Athie) takes a mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994, he finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras (Shihabi) and her investigation into a dangerous cult. As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.”

Sonnenshine described the show, “With Archive 81, we’re hoping to give the supernatural horror genre a new twist — while keeping a dark, deeply emotional romance as its core. Alongside the talented Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi, and visionary partners Atomic Monster and Rebecca Thomas, I’m excited to take Netflix viewers on a terrifying and visually thrilling adventure.”

How to apply:

To audition for a role on Netflix’s Archive 81, check out the casting call breakdown below.

Netflix’s Archive 81 Casting Calls

Extra (Party Scene), Netflix’s ‘Archive 81’

FOR ARCHIVE 81
NETFLIX SERIES FILMING IN PITTSBURGH!

We are looking for the following for our LAST BLOCK OF FILMING!
MARCH 23rd – MARCH 29th!

(with COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE ALMOST A MONTH OF VARIOUS PAID COMMITMENTS – SEE BELOW)
*DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ALREADY ARE WORKING ON THE SHOW*

1920’s PARTY SCENE
*AGES 20 – 50’s*
MALE/FEMALE
ALL ETHNICITIES
* YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN METHOD OF TRANSPORTATION – Either your own personal vehicle or someone within your household.

*BECAUSE OF COVID 19 – THE COMMITMENT TO BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS REQUIRES FOLLOWING TESTING PROTOCOLS AND WEARING PPE WHILE ON SET.
SEE BELOW FOR THE TIME FRAME.
DATES NEEDED:
MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OF THESE DATES.

TESTING:
* YOU WILL TEST 2-3 DAYS PRIOR TO A FITTING (could be as early as 2/24 or 2/5)
– Once Cleared you will report to a fitting.
PAID FITTINGS:
1 DAY BETWEEN MARCH 1 & 12th

SEQUESTER:
8 DAY POST FITTING PAID SEQUESTER
(You will be asked to stay home and not go anywhere for 8 days, If you cannot sequester at home, we will put you in a hotel)

TESTING AGAIN:
You will test 1-3 days a week at the studio until your first day of work and test throughout filming.

FILMING:
MULTIPLE DATES BETWEEN 3/26 & 3/29 (to be determined)

RATES:
WORK DATES: 170/12
SEQUESTER PAY: 13 hours of your rate per day
HOTEL & PER DIEM PROVIDED: If Necessary to Sequester alone
FITTING: 1/4 Check of Rate
TESTING ON NON WORK DATES: 2 Hrs of your rate

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