Matt Damon’s ‘Stillwater’ Open Casting Call

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Actor Matt Damon attends the 'The Martian' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (BAKOUNINE /

Matt Damon‘s new movie ‘Stillwater‘ is now hiring background actors in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Casting directors are now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 9th and Monday, November 11th.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • CHURCH GOERS – Males and females, 50s-80s.  They attend a Bible study meeting at a small church in a small Oklahoma town. Real couples would be great.   We will ask these people to use their cars in the film for an additional $25. Please include a photo, year, make and model, of your vehicle. Older cars and trucks are a plus. We prefer no red, white, black or brightly-colored vehicles.
  • MONICA – Female, 40-55. She is a member of the church congregation.
  • ON-AIR NEWS REPORTERS – Males and females, 30-45. Clean professional look.
  • NEWS CAMERA OPERATORS – Males or females. People with news camera experience preferred.  Please list your experience in your submission.
  • ELECTRIC LINESMEN – Males or females. Actual electrical linesmen preferred. Please list your experience.
  • CONSTRUCTION WORKERS – Males, rugged. Caucasian, Hispanic, African American. They work to clean up after a devastating event in a small town.
  • DEVASTATED RESIDENTS – Males and females. These people have had a tragic event in their neighborhood. These are lower middle class people in a small neighborhood who might have lost everything. 
  • OLDER COUPLES – Males and females, actual couples, aged 60+. Please send photos of the two of you together. They are middle to lower middle class..
  • VOLUNTEERS – Males and females, 25-60, any ethnicity. These are people that look like they cannot do heavy lifting, but they are there to support the ones that do. They hand out water, hand out sandwiches, and do what they can to support the people that are working hard.
  • GUY WITH TRAILER GRILL – Male, any ethnicity. He has brought his giant grill on a trailer and cooks a large number of hamburgers and hotdogs for the rescue volunteers. Please show a photo of you with your grill and the vehicle you will bring to haul it.  There is a $25 bump for using the vehicle and grill.
  • DISCOUNT SHOPPERS – Males or females, 20-80. Any ethnicity. These are lower-income, unemployed, fixed income or otherwise economically challenged people, shopping in a discount store.
  • ELDERLY WOMAN IN A WHEELCHAIR, WITH ADULT DAUGHTER – Females. Any ethnicity. An elderly woman 70+ who uses a wheelchair for mobility. She has an adult daughter that accompanies her.  Actual mother and daughter preferred.
    RANCHERS – Males, 20-60, any ethnicity. The real thing. These guys work the farm and they look like it. We would like actual ranch or farm-hands.

About ‘Still Water’:

‘Stillwater’ stars Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin in a new movie directed by Tom McCarthy. Damon is set to play an oil worker who decides to travel and visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she says she did not commit.

How to apply:

All extras have to be Oklahoma residents and follow the following instructions:

Email a recent, clear photo to the casting office. A full body and a closeup are preferred. No filters, face-tunes or anything that doesn’t accurately depict you. (Change the file name of your photo to YourNameClose and YourNameFull and try to make the file size of the photos less than 200KB each if you can, please.

If submitting for the Church Goers, please include a photo of your vehicle, along with make, model and year.

Include your wardrobe sizes:

  • Men:  Ht, Wt, Shirt (neck and sleeve), Pant (waist and length), Shoe
  • Women: Ht, Wt, Dress, Pants, Shirt, Bra, Shoe

Include all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS and CITY/STATE of residence.

Make the subject heading of your email STILLWATER – Name of Role.  Example:  STILLWATER:  Church Goers or STILLWATER: Volunteers


Send the email to [email protected](If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission WILL NOT BE SEEN)

If you are selected to appear in the project, you will be contacted by email. Check emails regularly and allow the [email protected] email address in your address book.

NOTE:  Extras must be provable Oklahoma residents. You must bring certain documentation with you to set.  To save time after we book you, and to make sure you get paid properly and on time, go ahead and have that documentation prepared now, so you aren’t scrambling for it if you are selected to film. Just make a copy of at least two of the items from the list below and put them in a place you won’t forget. Don’t forget to bring it with you once you are selected:

  • OK Driver’s license or other government photo ID that lists an OK address
  • OK student ID
  • OK high school diploma
  • Utility bill (electric, gas, cable television, water or phone landline)  in your name, listing your home address.
  • School transcript
  • Bank statement showing your home address
  • Voter’s registration card
  • Gun permit with photo ID
  • Any official piece of mail with your name and an OK address

For more information, click here.

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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