PRODUCTION TITLE: Hold the Dark
MEDIA: Feature Film
STATUS: Union – Non-Union talent may also apply
OPEN CALL DATE: Sat. Feb. 4th
OPEN CALL TIME: 10:00am to 7:00pm
OPEN CALL LOCATION: 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 1L4 (MAP)
Producers of a Netflix movie that will begin shooting in Alberta in late February will hold an open casting call on Saturday for First Nations actors and extras.
Hold the Dark begins production on Feb. 27 under director Jeremy Saulnier, the filmmaker behind cult hits Green Room and Blue Ruin.
On Saturday, there will be a casting call for First Nations men, women and children of all age, with both long and short hair, to act as extras in the production. The tryouts will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 2120 16 Ave. N.E., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hold the Dark takes place in Alaska, where nature writer Russell Core is summoned to track a pack of wolves that are suspected of killing three children. He is hired by the parents of a six-year-old boy believed to have been killed by the wolves. After the mother disappears, the boy’s mentally unbalanced father returns from the Iraq War. No cast has been announced for the film, although Variety reports that Saulnier’s longtime creative partner and co-producer Macon Blair, who also starred in Blue Ruin and Green Room, will write the screenplay based on the novel by William Giraldi.
Areas of the Kananaskis are expected to sub in for Alaska.
Shooting will take place from Feb. 27 to April 14 in and around Calgary.