Background Extras Casting Call for feature film "Blackbeard" in Des Moines, Iowa area

Casting Directors will begin casting extras for the feature film "Blackbeard" in mid-August. They will be needing both kids and adults in the Des Moines, Iowa region.

What the casting directors are looking for:

They use nearly all types and ages, and need to make the scenes look like real places, so that means everyone. Because of the nature of film - long days and a lot of waiting - they will likely only use kids aged 10 and older. A parent or guardian must be with a child on set. Which means it's a good idea for a parent to also submit themselves.

Special Needs:

If you look like a hardened, biker-gang type (or can turn yourself into one), they are interested in you! Please send a .jpg photo of yourself (and your bike if you have one).

How To Submit For Extras (on-going general extras list):

You will need to email your information with an attached .jpg photo to the casting directors.

Criteria For The Photo:

It MUST meet the following parameters or your submission will be rejected-

1) .jpg format
2) under 150 kb
3) attached to your email

If you do not know how to make your photo small enough, click on your photo software HELP button and ask how to "resize". It must look like you do NOW. A head & shoulder shot is fine. It does NOT need to be a professional photo. Please send separate emails for each person if you are subitting more then one person.(Do NOT combine family members into one email.)

Include the following information in the body of your email:

Parents Name (if under 18):______
street address:______
City / State:______
cell ph:______
day ph:______
work ph:______
dress / pant size:______
shirt/sweater: S / M / L / XL
----MEN ONLY-----
shirt neck x sleeve:______ x ______

BRIEF description of experience:______
Special Skills (sports, music, hobbies, etc.):______
Anything else we should know about you:______

Email the information with the subject line "EXTRAS - YOUR NAME" to:

Stand-Ins and Photo Doubles:

Information will be posted at a later date.

Click Here for information regarding principal actor auditions for Blackbeard in Iowa.

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

GigaPix Studios
9333 Oso Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Director: Kern Konwiser

Producer: Kip Konwiser


Steve Coogan - Blackbeard
Jimmy Bennett - Cole
Connor Price - Tyler
Christopher Lloyd - Gramps”
John Leguizamo - “Principle McKeever


A pair of brothers Cole and Tyler, stumble upon the ghost of a famous pirate during a much-anticipated school field trip to the museum’s pirate exhibit. The visit erupts into an adventure beyond Cole and Tyler's wildest fantasy.