Calling all “real people” who want a shot at a TV commercial appearance.
Aladdin Bail Bonds is looking for real people to appear in its next series of commercials to air on television and the casting director will be in Waxahachie to try to find them.
Those interested can attend an open casting call with Chris Freihofer, the casting director for the commercials, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Drive.
The commercials are being produced by Epoxy Films of Tulsa, Okla., with Strategic Perceptions of Los Angeles serving as the advertising agency. The commercials will be shot in Waxahachie from Aug. 18-21.
Those selected to appear as a main character in the commercials will receive $300 per day compensation. Some roles shoot only one day and some shoot for up to three, depending on the role. Extras will also be selected from the casting call and will be paid $100 per day to appear.
The commercials call for a number of characters and people wishing to be considered should attend the casting call dressed as the character that most closely matches their look. Applicants do not need professional experience, photos or resumes but any professional experience is welcome. At the audition, the casting director will take a digital photograph of each person and will provide each a simple line of dialogue to say into the video camera. The video will be sent to the advertising agency in Los Angeles, which will make selections at a later date. Only those selected to appear in the commercial will receive a telephone call.
Applicants do not need to make an appointment and the audition process should only take a few minutes.
Freihofer has worked in the casting department on the feature films “Elizabethtown,” “The Gray Man,” “Four Sheets to the Wind,” “Convicted” and the upcoming films “Ivory” and “Splinter.” He has cast dozens of commercials in Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee, including national spots for Toyota, Blue Cross & Blue Shield and the National Cable Television Association.
“Please only attend the audition if you are appropriate for one of these roles,” a spokesman said.
For more information, contact Chris@FreihoferCasting.com.