I got the following appeal for film extras from the Vikings Extras Department, Ashford Studio, Ballyhenry, Co. Wicklow.
If you thought your chances of making it onto the silver screen were behind or beyond you – this could be your best and biggest chance to shine.
Anyone with Viking blood in their veins – and there’s bound to a few bounding around in our midst – should consider having a go at it – and you’ll get paid for your troubles.
Open Casting Days
“We are coming back to film another season in the coming weeks and once again, we will be looking to employ 1000’s of Film Extras in the coming months.
We are holding a couple of open casting days next week, and we are trying to put out as much information as possible to attract interested people to apply to take part as an extra. It is paid work and the open casting/application days are open to all adults. Would this story be of any interest to you or would be able to help us spread the word via any media outlets available to you?
Casting Days Details
There will be two Extras Open Casting days in 2018 – one day will be held in Wicklow and one day will be held in Dublin.
Filming will begin July 2018. These days are open to adults. To apply, people should come along to one of our Open Casting days anytime between the hours stated, details below…
The Grand Hotel, Abbey St, Wicklow Town on Wednesday 27th June 2018 anytime between 10.00am – 5.30pm
The Complex, 10-14 Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 (Between Capel Street & Smithfield Markets) Saturday 30th June 2018 anytime between 9am -5.30pm
Ideally, you should live in Ireland to be considered and have a work visa/pps number!
This is mainly for adults aged 17years and upwards.
It is for people from all ethnic, religious backgrounds nationalities and heritage. Some of the examples being White/European, African, North African, Caribbean, Slavic, Middle Eastern, Central & South East Asian, Mediterranean, South American and more, it is inclusive of everyone!
No Appointment Necessary
You do not need an appointment and can turn up anytime between the hours stated. You only need to attend one of the days to apply You will be asked to fill out an application form, which we will give you upon arrival. We will take a photo of each person when there after you fill out the application form. Please only attend if you wish to apply, time is limited and we want to give everyone genuinely wishing to apply a chance.
Asked to Leave
You will be asked to leave if you are just hanging out with friends! The process will only take about 20 mins when you get into the venue.
You need to be a full time resident and living in Ireland with a working visa and PPS number.
We will not call anyone from outside of Ireland so please DO NOT travel to our open casting if you Do Not Fit The Criteria!
We will be filming mostly in the Dublin and Wicklow areas and when we call for work/fittings, notice can sometimes be very short so availability should be good.
Please be prepared and arrive with knowledge of your measurements e.g. your Height, Chest, Dress, Shoe sizes etc. as you will be asked to put all these details on the application form.
You do not need to bring an additional CV or Headshots along, but we will accept them if you wish. In terms of specific skills or appearances we are after, there are so many, but here are some examples…Fishermen, Carpenters, Craftspeople, Farmworkers, Axe Men/Women, Skilled swords people, male and female Archers, Bowmen and Women, male and female Rowers, male and female Sailors, Ship hands and Deckhands, Calligraphers, Latin Speakers, Arab Speakers, Greek Speakers, Musicians, Midwives, Nurses, Animal Handlers, Hunters, Blacksmiths, Lumber Jacks, Magicians, Jugglers, Males with all types and styles of haircuts.
No Visible Tattoos
All Sporty types, Martial Artists, Boxers, No visible tattoos, Women with all lengths of naturally coloured hair, all men prepared to grow hair and beards. This is far from a definitive list but it gives you an idea of how broad our search is so have a think beforehand and bring as much information about yourself as you can.
All Types of Adults
– Remember, this is not a definitive list of appearances, skills or hairstyles, we wish to see all types of adults!
Filming will begin July 2018. All jobs are casual/temporary. If you arrive late to the open casting we cannot permit entry as we have only hired the venues out for a set amount of hours and need to vacate the premises at said times.
Rates of Pay
If selected we may call people anytime between now and end of filming.
When called, we will discuss dates of filming and rates of pay with people and ask you to come out to the studio for fittings before your first day of filming.
To give yourself a better chance. Please fill out the application forms fully and correctly, include name, telephone numbers etc!
We will arrange a chance for children to apply separately at a later date. All info you need is on the Facebook link here.
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