Chicago Casting: ‘Electric Dreams’ Casting Call for Featured Roles

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Casting directors are looking for people who comply people mover passengers, town hall people, news crew, and EMTs for scenes filming between Tuesday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 31. Filming will shoot in Chicago, Illinois.

About Electric Dreams:

Amazon has picked up Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (fka Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick), a 10-epiosde sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV. The show, based on short stories by the award-winning novelist.

Each episode of Electric Dreams will be a stand-alone based on Dick’s shorts stories as adapted by a writers room made up of British and American writers. Joining Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Dinner (Justified) as writers are Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Bessie) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).

To audition for a role in Electric Dreams, check out the casting call breakdown below.

Electric Dreams Casting Call

CASTING CALL!
PROJECT: ELECTRIC DREAMS – EP. KILL ALL OTHERS
ROLE: NON-UNION EXTRAS
SHOOT DATES: SEE BELOW
LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL
RATE: $84/8 + $25/2 (A WARDROBE FITTING IS RQUIRED)

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN PLAY THE FOLLOWING:
1) PEOPLE MOVER PASSENGERS:
Female, 18-65, Any Ethnicity. We are looking for blue collar workers, maid types, waitress types. People that would take a train to work.
SHOOT DATE: TUES., 5/16
FITTING DATE: WED., 5/10 – MON., 5/15. You will be scheduled 1 day during this time frame for a fitting. Please confirm your availability on each date during this time frame.

2) TOWN HALL PEOPLE:
Male/Female, Age Range: 21 – 75, Any Ethnicity
SHOOT DATE: THU., 5/18
FITTING DATE: WED., 5/10 – MON., 5/15. You will be scheduled 1 day during this time frame for a fitting. Please confirm your availability on each date during this time frame.

3) NEWS CREW:
Male/Female, Age Range: 21-55, Any Ethnicity. We are looking for upscale on camera reporter types.
SHOOT DATES: WED., 5/17, THU., 5/18, FRI., 5/19. You may be selected to work 1 of these date or multiple of these dates. You must be available all 3 dates in order to submit.
FITTING DATE: WED., 5/10 – MON., 5/15. You will be scheduled 1 day during this time frame for a fitting. Please confirm your availability on each date during this time frame.

4) EMTS:
Male/Female, Age Range 21-55. Any Ethnicity. We are looking for people to play EMTS, so you do not have to be a real EMT.
SHOOT DATE: TUES., 5/30 & WED., 5/31 – You must be available both dates to work.
FITTING DATE: There will be a fitting – but the date is TBD.

If interested and available, please send an email to [email protected] with the following:
1) Please put in the role(s) you are submitting for in the subject line.
2) In the submission email include: name, age range, height, weight, city and zip, phone and email
3) Attach close-up candid photo AND a full body in JPEG format. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses against a neutral background. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face!
*NOTE: Rename the title of your photos with your Full Name. You should do this with all your submission photos.
The director is being very specific that he wants to see photos of your current look, i.e. if you have photos with multiple different hairstyles, only send the photos that reflect your current hairstyle.
4) Please confirm your mode of transportation, i.e. Uber, Bus, Own Vehicle, etc.
5) This show requires wardrobe fittings for all the extra roles, we will reach out to you with a separate email with date and time if you are under consideration, but please give us the day and date, i.e, TUE. 5/17, that best work for you to come in for a wardrobe fitting.
6) Please complete master survey.
7) If you have worked on Electric Dreams previously, please let us know in what role.

You must be registered with us at www.4starcasting.com to be considered. DO NOT FORGET TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY ATTACHED!

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeofMrLkLpelxZvtb…/viewform

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