Chris Freihofer, CSA
Chris Freihofer has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years as an actor, theatre director, theatre producer, acting teacher and casting director. In early 2004 he launched Freihofer Casting and in a very short time, quickly became the leading casting director in the state of Oklahoma, considered the go-to casting office for feature film and larger regional and national commercials. His name is now synonymous with filming in Oklahoma.
He has worked for such noted filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, William H. Macy, Cameron Crowe, John Wells, Nick Cassavetes, Andrea Arnold, Amiel Coultin-Wilson, Michael Winterbottom, David Boyd, Oliver Stone and many more. He has also cast major commercial projects for some of the most recognized brands in the world.
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Always looking at fresh ways to serve his clients, he is one of the first CDs in the country to utilize social networking as a protocol to source short-notice and specialty casting needs. His Facebook group, one of the oldest in the country, has a membership of over 4,000. He has an email database of over 20,000 people and stays in contact with them at least once per week. He was the first casting office in Oklahoma to offer online casting sessions to his clients, recorded not only from his office in central Oklahoma, but from anywhere in the country. He has cast projects in 25 states and counting, and is completely mobile with little more than a suitcase and a laptop.
His full-time, full-service studio in central Oklahoma (Norman) boasts the largest and most-accessible casting room in the state. It is seconds from I-35, 15 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City and 2 1/2 hours from downtown Dallas.
He is skilled at principal casting and extras casting, has negotiated SAG-AFTRA contracts and deals on every agreement level from Oklahoma to Los Angeles and New York, and has experience hosting open calls for extras in several cities in the U.S., processing and logging as many as 3,500 people in one day.
Freihofer has years of experience in front of the camera, too. As a principal actor, he has appeared in motion pictures with Academy Award-winning directors, television on all three networks (including a recurring role on the hit series BREAKING BAD) and national commercials, while being an active member of the Screen Actors Guild. For ten years Freihofer served as Artistic Director of Stone Soup Theatre, and for four years as Producing Artistic Director of Duty Free Productions, producing over 65 stage plays and directing dozens more.
Since 1996 he has taught acting and auditioning techniques privately, as well as guest lecturing in high schools and universities as well as film festivals and theatre conferences.
He is a member of The Casting Society of America; the only CSA-member Casting Director in Oklahoma, and Freihofer Casting is the only CSA-approved casting office within 200 miles of Oklahoma City.
Tiffany Feese has worked in the casting office since December 2012 and has assisted in the casting of every film and commercial project in our office since. That's over 30 feature films and literally hundreds of commercials.
She has assisted in the casting of Francis Ford Coppola's proof of concept DISTANT VISION, Andrea Arnold's upcoming AMERICAN HONEY, as well as HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT, CHLDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY, FRACKERS, HEARTLAND, KREEP (starring Judd Nelson, Charles Baker and Linda Gehringer), GOSNELL, GREAT PLAINS, LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR, RUDDERLESS, directed by William H Macy, MONDAY AT 11:01 AM, HIGHER MISSION, starring Casper Van Diehn, LIGHT FROM THE DARKROOM, starring Lymari Nadal, YOU CAN'T WIN, starring Michael Pitt, THE VEIL, starring William Mosely and Serinda Swan, ELEMENT, with Michael Ironside and Steven Michael Quezada, THE HEART STAYS, AMERICA and TE ATA.
Commercial casting credits number into the hundreds for clients like Nike, Oklahoma Tourism, Gatorade and many, many more.
Tiffany is also an award-winning filmmaker, earning honors for her short films POTATO and MEET MIKE.
Director of Extras Casting
Chantel is from Capetown, South Africa, joining the office in 2014. She got a trial by fire immediately working on set on the feature film MONDAY AT 11:01 AM. Since then she has assisted the casting on the films RED STATE BLUES, KREEP, HEARTLAND, GREAT PLAINS, GOSNELL, HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY, WICKED LOVE and Andrea Arnold's AMERICAN HONEY, starring Shia Lebeouf as well as additional photography for a major TV series for the STARZ network. She has also assisted the casting on several commercials, including huge spots for Nike, Oklahoma Tourism and St. Francis Health and many, many more. If you have worked as an extra in feature films or major commercials in Oklahoma in the past couple years, you have come across Chantel.
Originally from Houston, TX, Bethany is the newest member to join the staff, first interning in the office beginning January 2016, working on the films HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY and FRACKERS as well as many commercials. Upon graduating college from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Theater, Bethany joined the staff at Freihofer Casting in May, 2016, immediately going to work on a commercial for Nike, assisting in the casting of extras on a cable TV series for STARZ, and assisting on the feature film WICKED LOVE for MarVista Entertainment.
Bethany's husband Connor is attending the University of Oklahoma College of Law.