If you always dreamed about being an extra in an Indiana Jones film,
now is your chance! Billy Dowd Casting will be organizing an open
casting call for Indiana Jones 4 on June 11 and 12.
If you're over 18 and want to get paid for possibly standing in
the background on New Haven's Chapel Street as Harrison Ford is
filmed on his motorcycle, go to the Omni Hotel at Yale between 1
and 9 p.m. on either day.
And don't forget to bring a publicity photo of yourself to the casting
call! Your photo is not returnable so make sury you keep a copy
of the photo for yourself.
Haven Register tracked down some big Indyfans who want to breathe
in the excitement of the production and have come out of the woodwork
since it was announced last month that they will be filming for
Indy 4 in New Haven and, possibly, West Haven.
"I could be scenery that moves. I
could be the tree that breathes or anything in the background,"
said Mitchell Hallock of Trumbull, who
met Ford years ago.
One would-be minor cast member would even fly from Bologna, Italy,
to be an extra. "A single frame in
the whole flick would be enough, even if you can't see me at all,"
wrote Antoni Conteddu in an e-mail he hopes will get to director
"My concern is: can I get there on
time (for the casting call)?" Conteddu wrote. "I'm
half the world away, you know. What if I take the first plane
to New Haven and then miss the casting calls? That would be a
"Oh wow! I've been obsessed with 'Indiana
Jones' since I was a kid," said Andrew Bonia, who
lives in New Haven's East Rock neighborhood and once worked at
Long Wharf Theater. "It's just weird
that it's happening right under my nose."
Blair Ribeiro of Stratford said she's not looking for a big role.
"It's basically wanting to be a part
of the film because I have the whole DVD collection. If there's
my foot in it, I'll be happy."
Russell Stepan of Oxford is going to film school and has posters
of all three "Indiana Jones" movies on his walls. When
he heard the fourth would be filming in New Haven, "I
jumped up and down," adding, "If
only I was joking."
So don't forget:
Open extras casting call for Indiana Jones 4
- Monday June 11 & Tuesday June 12
Between 1 and 9 p.m. on either day.
at the Omni
Hotel at Yale:
155 Temple Street - New Haven, Connecticut 06510
And be sure bring a headshot of yourself!
Good luck if you're planning to attend the casting call! And be
sure to let
us know how it went or share your casting experience with fellow
Indyfans at our forums.
Read the original announcement online at New
Thanks to Stefan Zwanzger, Mitchell Hallock and Brett Hopkins for
the news link.