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Casting for extra footage- Hobbit

The Shire

Apr 24 2013, 4:29pm

Post #1 of 8 (1342 views)
Casting for extra footage- Hobbit Can't Post

Hi guys! I'm new to this site so... Hello! Smile I heard that pick-ups and extra footage of The Hobbit will be shot in NZ from May.... and I was wondering if anyone knew anything else about it? I'm in NZ now with a work permit, match the spec for an Elf, archery trained, studied acting.... I know I missed the boat on previous castings, but if there's even an ounce of hobbity hope left, please might someone point me in the right direction? Smile Thank you. x


Apr 24 2013, 8:45pm

Post #2 of 8 (599 views)
Welcom Delta!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to TORN! I have not heard anything about that, so I can't really help you there. SorryUnsure

Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2013, 9:21pm

Post #3 of 8 (551 views)
Keep checking here at TORn and [In reply to] Can't Post

Jobs on Trademe.nz under "other" category. You can specify 'Jobs anywhere in NZ' or 'Wellington', which is where the last open casting call was announced and the likely location if more extras are needed.

If you are an actor and have photos, you could contact one of the local talent agencies, who, I understand, are contacted first before an open call.

Welcome to TORn, and "break a leg".Wink


Apr 24 2013, 9:46pm

Post #4 of 8 (592 views)
Considering they will be shooting the BO5A.... [In reply to] Can't Post

You can imagine there's gonna be a huge call for extras at some point in the next few weeks.


Apr 24 2013, 9:50pm

Post #5 of 8 (574 views)
A lot of people are self taping (auditions) these days [In reply to] Can't Post

Find out who is handling casting... casting directors usually operate as a business in their own right and therefore are surprisingly easy to contact. The real challenge is timing... casting, especially for principle roles usually happens very early on, way before shooting (which for TH is almost upon us again). On the other hand, sometimes casting for background actors is ongoing depending on the scene shooting schedule.

Since time is of the essence, look around the web for tips on how to self tape an audition rather than waiting for an open call. Send it to the appropriate casting director or their associates. If you can't track down details about the casting director for The Hobbit, you probably aren't trying hard enough...

Once you've sent your demo reel, etc, to the casting director, resist the urge to pester them. If they like what they see, and have a spot for you, they will be in touch.

The Shire

Apr 25 2013, 11:03pm

Post #6 of 8 (360 views)
Thanks guys! [In reply to] Can't Post

All really great advise, much appreciated! Smile I'll let you know how I get on. Thank you! Smile x

Tol Eressea

May 7 2013, 7:08am

Post #7 of 8 (269 views)
Here it is, Delta. [In reply to] Can't Post


And follow this thread on the first page.

Now, go for it!

(This post was edited by Lissuin on May 7 2013, 7:11am)

The Shire

May 7 2013, 3:04pm

Post #8 of 8 (278 views)
Thank yoooou! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you soooo much! :) Do you suppose this is for dwarves/hobbits, as it's 3foot7 ltd. I wonder if it's more the dwarf option, as they don't specify height... Hmmmm. Oh heck, let's send my photos in anyway, what have I got to lose? :) Fingers crossed! (And thank you Lissuin!) :)


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