Casting Call: New Film Looking for Pow Wow Dancers and More!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 4th, 2015 Last Updated on: February 4th, 2015


The producers of the new film Waabooz have put out a casting call for speaking and non-speaking roles for their upcoming film. The story is about a young Ojibwe boy from Red Cliff, Wisconsin named Rabbit who is obsessed with comic books. According to a synopsis from the casting call, “Twelve year-old Rabbit spends most of his days collecting comics, keeping his little sister out of his hair and avoiding the teasing of his peers for being an outcast. It’s not easy being different on a remote Wisconsin reservation. He keeps busy drawing and has perfected Waabooz, a superhero that embodies Rabbit’s desired self. Rabbit dreads dancing in the upcoming powwow; he’s awkward and shy and would rather be left out of this community event.”



Here's a list of folks they're looking for:

Rabbit [Lead] [Male, 11-13] Native American, Ojibwe, lanky build. Rabbit is a shy, quiet, pre-teen who is bullied by his peers

Rabbit's Grandfather [Supporting] [70's] Native American, Ojibwe. Rabbit’s Grandfather is mostly bedridden but completely engaged. He uses his gift of storytelling to connect with his grandchildren.

Sunny [Female, 5-8] Native American, Ojibwe. Sunny is Rabbit's little sister. She's precocious, outgoing and loves to be the center of attention.

Rabbit's Mother [35-45] Native American, Ojibwe. Rabbit's Mother does her best to get the kid's dancing regalia ready for the powwow. She juggles the commotion of parenting while caring for her ailing Father.

Bullies: Teen One, Teen Two, Teen Three. [12-16] Native American, Ojibwe. They bully Rabbit as a way to impress one another. They are also excellent powwow dancers!

Cashier [Male or Female 35-55] Native American, Ojibwe.

Family in Minivan A handsome, well to do family passing through the reservation on a road trip. Dad (33-43) Mom [Non-speaking] (33-43) Son [Non-speaking] (7-10)

Delivery driver [Non Speaking] [Male 22-45] Tall with a strong build. Delivers the newest instalment of comic books to the gas station.

Old Lady [Female 50-70] Witnesses bullying, is a friend of Rabbit’s.

*We will also need many background dancers in full regalia for the powwow scenes. We are looking for willing dancers, but will also cast many background powwow participants as well aspowwow attendees in street clothing.

If you're interested in any of these roles, please call to schedule an appointment at: 612-709-2958 or email: [email protected] with your name in the subject line. Please send your headshot (or picture), a resume if you have one, your contact information, and what role you're interested in. Filmmakers will respond to set up an audition time.

Auditions will be held at:
Legendary Waters Resort and Casino.
3 Miles N. of Bayfield, WI on Hwy 13.
37600 Onigamiing Drive
Red Cliff, WI 54814

You can also find the movie on Facebook for any updates at https://www.facebook.com/Waaboozmovie.

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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 PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Nickolas Shepard

Hope you got my comments

Nickolas Shepard

im very interested in being cast for your movie I am also a dancer and a believer in our traditional ways

Nickolas Shepard

i am a dancer who loves to dance and be apart of our culture I believe in all our traditional ways. I would love to be on your movie and help out anyway I can

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