Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10’ Movie Open Casting Call

Richard Linklater Casting Calls
LOS ANGELES - JAN 16: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Richard Linklater and Ethan H arrives to the Critics' Choice Awards 2015 on January 16, 2015 in Hollywood, CA (Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Richard Linklater‘s new space movie Apollo 10 is now casting actors in Austin, Texas.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Austin, Texas.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Casting a new Linklater film and looking for “real” kids, ages 9-19 —non-actors who are funny, smart, extroverted and full of life.
  • Kids with big imaginations who know how to confidently express who they are!
  • No acting experience necessary!

About Richard Linklater’s Apollo movie:

Richard Linklater’s next movie is a coming-of-age story about the moon landing in 1969. The movie is written and directed by Linklater, who broke the news during an interview with The Houston Chronicle. Linklater is known for many hit movies including ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Everybody Want’s Some,’ and ‘Boyhood’.

In a recent interview, the director revealed his next project will be another coming-of-age story set in Houston, Texas in 1969. The movie will center around the historic moon landing. Linklater was inspired to make the movie while filming ‘Boyhood’. He says that he “egan thinking about his own childhood and that pivotal summer when he was watching man walk on the moon just weeks before entering third grade.”

The movie will unfold from the kid’s point-of-view and we can expect a soundtrack with “Regional hits”. The director says:

You had so much going on in Houston at once: NASA, the Medical Center, the Astrodome… There was a communal atmosphere. You had all these kids with parents working at NASA for a common goal.”

Linklater is also actively looking for old home videos and footage from that time period to add authenticity to the project. Here is what they are looking for:

“Director Richard Linklater needs your Houston area photos, videos from the 1960s for a new movie. Have a home movie from Astroworld or the Astrodome, or a recording of your little brother with Kitirik? Did someone you know use a Kinescope to record the moon landing? If so, we want to see it and anything else that documents that era.”

Anyone with great footage or photos for the production team is encouraged to email [email protected] with details.

How to apply:

Richard Linklater’s Apollo Movie Casting Call

Extras Casting Call

CASTING CALL – APOLLO 10 1/2

– Richard Linklater Feature Film

Austin, Texas

Seeking the following featured roles for period film. Takes place in late 1960’s.

Will shoot one day between mid Feb-Mid March.

Rate if booked is $64/8hrs-$150.day plus fitting fee.

HOODS “Bad Boys” – Males, age range 17-20, all ethnicities. Hoodlums, post-greaser, guys who would be kicked out of classroom causing trouble in the neighborhood.

NASA ENGINEERS/STAFF- Males, age range 25-45, Caucasian, military and scientist look.

TEACHER/SEAMSTRESS/NASA STAFF- Females, age range 25-55+, all ethnicities.

AMUSEMENT PARK CHARACTER PERFORMER – Age 20+, anyone with experience in costume character experience.

KIDS – INFRANTS-7 YEAR OLDS – Seeking kids, boys and girls, age range 6 months – 7 years old, Caucasian, Blonde or light brown hair for featured family role.

COLLEGE STUDENTS- Men and Women, age range 18-25, African American and Latin/Hispanic.

To submit please email [email protected] and put which role you are submitting for in the subject line. Please include the following:
– Attach two current photos (color) -smartphone photos ok!
– List Name
– Contact Number
– City of Residence
– Height

IF SUBMITTING INFANT/CHILD
– List all of the above
– List Age

Thanks and we look forward to receiving your submissions soon!

Kids Casting Call

CASTING KIDS AND ADULTS FOR RICHARD LINKLATER FILM

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight Everybody Wants Some) is currently in production for his latest feature film titled APOLLO 10 ½.

Michael Druck Casting is seeking featured actors and background for this period based film.

All talent will be hand picked and will work indoors in studio setting.

This is an amazing project and one you will be proud to be in.

Start date is February 12th – March 8th
**Most kids will work on the weekend.

Rate is $64/8hrs + time and a half after 8 hrs guaranteed pay plus wardrobe fitting fee.

Featured Talent will be paid based on extent of role and prep needed before hand.

Seeking the following:

NEIGHBORHOOD & CLASSROOM KIDS, BOYS AND GIRLS, Age Range 8-13 years old.

MILITARY SCIENTISTS, Male, Caucasian, age range 25-50.

COLLEGE STUDENTS / YOUNG ADULTS, all ethnicities, Men and Women, age range 18-25

YOUNG MOTHERS & FATHERS, Caucasian, Men & Women, 20’s-40’s

For consideration please email [email protected] be sure to include the following information:
Attach two current color photos – (smartphone photos work great)
List Name
Contact Number
City of Residence
Height

IF SUBMITTING A CHILD PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE:
Please list current age
List if they have any experience with the following:
Little League Baseball, Kickball, and Swimming

Those selected will be notified to check availability of shoot date, schedule a mandatory fitting, possible hair appointment if needed for a trim and styling.

Thanks and we look forward to receiving your submissions soon!

Speaking Role Casting Call

Vicky Boone Casting is seeking women, ages 20-50, for speaking role who can play the piano in new Linklater film. No acting experience required.

Project: APOLLO 10 1/2
Director: Richard Linklater
Casting Director: Vicky Boone
Callback Dates: TBD
Shoot Dates: 2/10/2020 – 3/06/2020
Shooting Location: Austin and surrounding areas
Rate: SAG Scale

CASTING:
Must be able to play piano. 20 to 50 years old, female, all ethnicities. She is the music teacher at the local Elementary School.

Sound like you or a someone you know? Project details and submission instructions below.

Interested parties can submit to [email protected] with the following info:
*Name
*Two recent photos
*City of residence (Must be local to Texas)
*Describe experience/level playing the piano.
*Do you have any acting experience? (This is not required!).
Please use the subject line “Apollo: Music Teacher”

Please share widely in your Central Texas circles!

We look forward to your submissions!

VBC Team


Open Casting Call

We are casting a new Linklater film and looking for “real” kids, ages 9-19 —non-actors who are funny, smart, extroverted and full of life. Kids with big imaginations who know how to confidently express who they are! No acting experience necessary! Sound like you or a kid you know? Project details and submission instructions below:

Project: APOLLO 10 1/2
Director: Richard Linklater
Casting Director: Vicky Boone
Audition Dates: 12/19/19 – 1/15/20
Callback Dates: 1/6/20 – 1/24/20
Shoot Dates: 2/10/2020 – 3//06/2020
Shooting Location: Austin and surrounding areas
Rate: SAG Low Budget Scale

Interested parties can submit to [email protected] with the following info:
*Name & age
*Names & contact info for parents/guardians
*Two recent photos
*City of residence (Kids must be local to Texas)
*What are your favorite sports, outdoor activities or hobbies?
*Do you have any siblings?
*Do you have any acting experience? (This is not required!).
Please use the subject line “Apollo: Male/Female” (adjust for the gender of the kid).

Please share widely in your Central Texas circles!

Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls

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

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