‘Thank You For Your Service’ Atlanta Casting Call for REAL Veterans

‘Thank You For Your Service’ casting call for real military veterans in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rose Locke Casting is looking for real veterans that served in the Middle East to work on the upcoming feature film, Thank You For Your Service filming in Atlanta, Georgia starting February 2016 through May 2016.


About Thank You For Your Service:

“Thank You for Your Service” follows three U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to integrate back into their civilian lives with their families since they are still haunted by the horrific memories of war.


To audition for a role on Thank You For Your Service, check out the casting call details below:

Thank You For Your Service Casting Call

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We are currently seeking veterans for our upcoming feature film
“Thank You For Your Service”.
It is very important to the director and I that we make these scenes as authentic as possible. The script will bring to light many of the issues (PTSD) that some soldiers face on their return from war. It’s a story that needs to be told and we want to do it in the best possible way. I have included more info below on the novel and script.

The two major scenes that we are seeking veterans for are:
There are some smaller scenes but we will check all your availability once you have decided that you are interested.

1) Soldiers’ plane ride home from Iraq

2) VA hospital

1) The Plane scene at this time will shoot on Feb 8th.
We will shoot a different portion of the scene (on the tarmac) on Feb 17th, so ideally you would be able to work both days!
These dates could change and in the movie industry, they often do.

We are seeking younger veterans and active duty for this scene. Ages 18-30
Feb 8th – Plane Scene will shoot at the Delta Museum in Atlanta
Feb 17th – Tarmac will shoot in Kennesaw

2) For the VA scene, we are seeking ALL ages 18 and up.
As of now this scene shoots Feb 9th and/or Feb12th. Again this could change as well.
We will shoot in the Emory Hospital area.

What does being an extra entail?

Often times, it’s a lot of waiting around in a holding area while the Director and Crew are setting up the shots. So, there will be lots of down time and you should bring books, cards, etc to entertain yourselves. I don’t have the time that you will need to report, until the night before. We will start sometime in the morning. You would need to be available the entire day of shooting. So if you are interested, you need to adjust any other obligations and clear the entire day. For continuity’s sake, we can’t let you come late, leave early, or sneak out for an hour in the middle of day. When you arrive, we will have four square breakfast for you, as well as lunch. There will also be drinks and snacks around throughout the day. For the VA scene, we may ask you to bring multiple items from your closet. I will give you a description of what is wanted and then when you arrive, the Wardrobe department will help choose your outfit that they would like you to wear in the scene. There are many things that factor into their decision.

If you are interested in being apart of this project, then this is what I need:

Please email [email protected]
Please send us some CURRENT pictures of you now.
We would love to see some ones from your military days, too, just so I can get a better feel.
List your age, what years you served, and if you served in a war, please list it/them. Also, include your phone number.

If you are selected to be a background actor, you won’t get rich off of this, but it is paid.
You receive 8 dollars an hour for the first 8 hours then 12 dollars every hour after.

Please feel free to pass this email onto anyone that may be interested as well. This will truly be an amazing expereince.

THIS CASTING IS ONLY FOR MILITARY VETERENS!! 

 

Below is some more information about the novel/film:

THE NOVEL

“Thank You for Your Service” is based on the novel by David Finkel.
Please see below a summary about the novel and author
The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever. In Finkel’s hands, readers can feel what these young men were experiencing, and his harrowing story instantly became a classic in the literature of modern war.

In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16?but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like?not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done.

The story Finkel tells is mesmerizing, impossible to put down. With his unparalleled ability to report a story, he climbs into the hearts and minds of those he writes about. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of these two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?

THE SCREENPLAY
Our screenplay is written by Jason Hall. He also wrote the Oscar-nominated script “American Sniper”. Below is a synopsis of our script.

ADAM, WILL, and SOLO return from Iraq, but it’s soon clear that they’ve brought the war back with them. Traumatized by their experiences, Will is unable to cope with the betrayal by his FIANCEE upon his arrival home and commits suicide, leaving Adam and Solo to work hard not to follow him. Their wounds are mental rather than physical, making it difficult for friends and family to understand their issues, also leaving them stigmatized by their SUPERIORS and languishing in a system that’s impossibly slow rendering aid to vets. Adam and Solo’s wives SASKIA and THERESA (respectively) struggle to cope and understand the trauma of war, and only get glimpses of the problems with the help of AMANDA, a widow who is herself seeking answers and closure after the death of her husband DOSTER. At a loss and unable to find his way, Solo’s desperation drives him into the drug trade while Adam can barely hold his sanity together, feeling guilt over Doster’s death and critically injured friend, EMORY. Though hurting, Adam begins to find respite thanks to Amanda’s forgiveness. He saves Solo from certain death by drug dealer DANTE and finds him the long-term care he needs. Adam then follows Solo into the same facility and ultimately finds healing to put his life (and family) back together.

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

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