CASTING CALLS

CASTING BULLETIN  

July 6,  2018
 
Authentic "Rednecks" Needed 
For German TV Show - Temple, OK
 
The very popular German television series WORLD GAMES is coming to Oklahoma to film an episode July 18 and is in need of paid extras.  These extras are to portray his "redneck family", so the more authentic they look, the better.
 
Extras will be paid $150 for the day (shoot times are approximately 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm) in Temple, OK.   Temple is located south of Lawton and Duncan, west of Ardmore, north of Wichita Falls.  One of the extras will be singled out to perform more specific activities (all suitable for television) and will be paid $300.  Acting experience is not necessary.
 
Food and beverage will be provided during the filming as well.  
 
Persons submitting must have their own transportation and should be comfortable getting to/from Temple, OK at their own expense.
 
WORLD GAMES is one of the leading television series on German TV, premiering in 2012. Thirteen shows in five seasons later, the show has even managed to increase its market share as well as the
total viewership numbers, which makes it one of the most successful prime-time TV shows within the young target group in German television history. With an average market share of 17% it is continuously the top show of the day in the target group. The show received the prestigious "Deutscher Fernsehpreis" twice in 2014 and 2016. 
 
The premise: Famous German celebrities are sent to various countries to fulfill special tasks.  In this episode, German celebrity Jochen Shropp is sent to the USA to meet his "distant relatives" living in the south of the US. The main characters of the fake family will be Joan and Skipper,  owners of Big Fish Adventures. 
 
The extras are needed to complete the fake family. They need to be over-the-top redneck or hillbilly stereotypes, according to the producer, but they need to be authentic in look and feel.
 
"Because we want to overstate the hillbilly/redneck cliché, the fake family should be cool with our idea," said producer Hannes Ziegler. "We are not making fun of anyone, and we are not making fun of Oklahoma. We are having fun with our celebrity. We are playing up stereotypes, just like people think everyone in Germany wears lederhosen. The sillier the better"
 
Local casting is by Freihofer Casting, known in Oklahoma for casting projects for filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola, Terence Malick, Andrea Arnold, Micheal Winterbottom, Paul Dano and William H. Macy among many others. Chris Freihofer cast the Oklahoma portion of the television series THE LAST DEFENSE, currently airing Tuesday nights on ABC.
 
 
BREAKDOWN OF ROLES
 
CRAZY COUSINS - Caucasian males, Age 20-35. The crazier the better. Should be comfortable with firearms and willing to do a belly flop in mud.  Also, an enjoyment of beer or moonshine wouldn't hurt.
 
YOUNG BOY - Caucasian male, Age 8-13.  Small town in look and feel.
 
OLDER SISTER - Caucasian female, Age 20-35.  Small town in look and feel.
 
OLDER LADY - Age 45-65 - Caucasian female, Former small-town Beauty Pageant Queen. She doesn't have to be, of course, but that's how she will be introduced to the Shropp.
 
OLDER GRANDPA - Caucasian male, Age 55-75  - Chain smokes cigarettes
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:   6:00 pm Monday, July 9, 2018
 
 
TO SUBMIT TO THIS PROJECT
READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.
 
- Email a recent photo to the casting office.  A camera phone photo is fine.  No other persons should be in the photo. 
- Include all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS and CITY/STATE of residence.
-Make the subject heading of your email WORLD GAMES - (name of role)   Example: WORLD GAMES - Older Lady
- SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.
-Send the email to casting@freihofercasting.com (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission WILL NOT BE SEEN)
-If you are selected to appear in the project, you will be contacted by email. Check emails regularly and allow the casting@freihofercasting.com email address in your address book.
- NO PHONE CALLS