Open casting call for family feature film

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Sarah Dowling Casting is conducting a nationwide search for spirited, interesting, smart and

creative boys (ages 6-10) to be considered for leading roles in the upcoming Hollywood

family film, "Midnight Special." For story reasons, we are only looking for Caucasian boys

at this time.

"Midnight Special" is written and directed by award-winning director, Jeff Nichols (Mud,

Take Shelter).

There will be an open casting call held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in Baton Rouge, LA at:

The Crowne Plaza

4728 Constitution Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Time: 10am-4pm

There is free parking at the hotel. The casting call will consist of a brief talk with a member

for the casting team and possibly an interview on camera. All participants should bring a

non-returnable photo. Interested parties may email us at

or call our Information Line at 512-373-3269 for more information, though no appointment is


While acting experience is not necessary, the production will provide compensation on the

scale of professional actors. Filmmakers are specifically looking for children who are

creative and interesting, perhaps with a particular wisdom, intelligence or 'old soul' quality.

Boys who are in gifted and talent programs are encouraged to apply. All looks and body

types are encouraged. We are especially looking for a boy with large or unique eyes. If your

child speaks Spanish or another second language, please let us know at the time of your


Sarah Dowling has worked in casting on such films as "Mud" (starring Matthew

McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon), "The Tree of Life" (starring Brad Pitt and Sean

Penn), "The Girl" (starring Abbie Cornish), and "Seven Days in Utopia" (starring Robert