Casting Call for Native Actors – New DiCaprio Film

Casting Call for Native Actors – New DiCaprio Film

A notice from the New Mexico Film Office show that there is an open casting call for Native American teens, women and men. Check out the details below.

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Producers: Steve Golin, David Kanter, Arnon Milchan, Keith Redmond, James Skotchdopole, Feature Film, New Regency

Native/First Nations Casting: Rene Haynes
Native/First Nations Casting Asst: Tara Mazzucca
Start Date: Sept. 2014
Filming Location: Western Canada

THE REVENANT, an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, is the story of a 19th century fur trapper, Hugh Glass, who gets mauled by a grizzly bear. Near death, the terrain makes it impossible for his colleagues to carry him back to their fort. They leave him for dead but he survives and sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him and left him for dead.

Seeking: Native American Teens – MALE – age 12 – 18
who can look age 14 – 15, with a strong character face, who spend a lot of time outdoors! Minors should have a guardian with them – or written permission from a guardian to be videotaped.

Native American Men – ages 30 – 50+ Weathered and rugged outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Native American Women – ages 30 – 40 Strong female warrior, outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Meetings will be with Casting Director, Rene Haynes. No acting experience is necessary. No need to prepare anything, just come in for the meeting and you may be interviewed on Video Tape for the director. All cast actors will be compensated at applicable SAG/AFTRA or ACTRA rates. Transportation and Lodging will be provided.

WHEN: MONDAY, June 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

WHERE: Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 ST. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

*Parking at The Film School/The Screen
*Enter under “THE FILM SCHOOL” sign on building – opposite The Screen
* ROOM #107

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

All questions to: [email protected]

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

15 Comments on “Casting Call for Native Actors – New DiCaprio Film”

  • Avatar for irvin chief blackie

    irvin chief blackie


    Iam a full blood dine aka navajo
    I work and live in yellowstone park wyoming
    I ask a question what dose rugged mean?
    I not act before in any movie I like to try
    I fear I not do good cause I not read or speak a good english
    I try any way

  • Avatar for remona budnick

    remona budnick


    i found your name on fb and decided to say hi. iam half eskimo born and raised in alaska but also am philippino. i love my native heritage and always wanted to be in a movie short or long, i love my indain brothers and sisters. i go to my pow wow in new york, the Daniel ninham pow wow. my 3 year olkd granddaughter just received her indain name this summer, she is Running Bear. i love all native themed movies. thank you for your time, remona

  • Tawan'a Santiago


    Hello mix Cherokee female have been in many extra’s before.over 45 yrs old. No facelift.. It’s 5’4 New Mexican.~¥

  • Avatar for Christine Squakin

    Christine Squakin


    I am 54 look younger did some short films.

  • Avatar for Leslie wilcox

    Leslie wilcox


    Why are you casting in New Mexico that happened in South Dakota so why not use natives local to that area. Just saying.

  • Avatar for Shirley Warren

    Shirley Warren


    My husband and I are a little older than quoted but have experience in movies.We would love to be considered for any part in your movie. Thank You

  • Avatar for Keith A

    Keith A


    ” If shooting in western Canada why not audition in Western Canada, I believe we have the people here to fill the roles. “…………I agree 100% and the First Nations Talent pool ratio vs. mainstream is greater.

    Native American Men – ages 30 – 50+ Weathered and rugged outdoors type. Strong Faces!………..I fit this too a Tee.

  • Avatar for Cecil Russel

    Cecil Russel


    If shooting in western Canada why not audition in Western Canada, I believe we have the people here to fill the roles.

  • Avatar for Rachel Abrahamson

    Rachel Abrahamson


    Wish i could make the trip…..chance of a lifetime 🙂

  • Avatar for Quanah Daniels

    Quanah Daniels


    Will June 30th be the only date to audition for the Native American actor roles? If so this is my agents contact information: Lisa Marie Schwartz. P.O. Box 32003. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. S4N 7L2. Phone (1-306-5363246). Fax (1-866-931-5565). [email protected] I have worked with Tyson Houseman (Twilight Saga), Justin Rain (Blackstone, Twilight Saga, Defiance), Candace Fox (Moccasin Flats), Gordon Tootoosis (Open Season), Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas), and Norman Cohn (Award-Winning Director; The Fast Runner). In a film to debut this coming fall.

    • Avatar for Paul G

      Paul G


      You need to contact them directly.

  • Avatar for Malachi McAdam

    Malachi McAdam


    I’m interested I’m 19 years old and I believe I can help you.

    • Avatar for Paul G

      Paul G


      Please contact them directly. We just posted the notice.

  • Avatar for sly sahme

    sly sahme


    thank you

  • Avatar for sly sahme

    sly sahme


    look younger than i should
    very good a communication
    looking looking for happiness
    and respect

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