Open casting call for feature film 'Dolphin Tale' extras in Florida

Dolphin Tale Open Casting CallThe film is based on the bottlenose dolphin 'Winter'
Authors:Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff

The extras casting director for the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures "Dolphin Tale" is holding an open casting call for extras to appear in the film. No Experience Necessary. No Appointment Necessary. All types and ethnicities. This is for Florida residents only. Shooting will take place from September 27, 2010 through December 10, 2010 in the Clearwater, Florida area.

Winter the Dolphin, who gained national fame because of her prosthetic tail, will be the star of the movie. While most of the film will be shot at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a robotic dolphin double will be used to shoot scenes Winter can't do herself. 'Dolphin Tale' is a fictional story but it has a lot of fact in it about Winter's real life.

Two 80,000-foot stranding pools are being constructed for the film on the Clearwater Marine Aquarium property and, when filming is over, the Aquarium gets to keep these pools and use them to rehab dolphins in the future.

Open Casting Call Details


Ruth Eckerd Hall
The Great Room
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, September 11, 2010
11:00am - 5:00pm


You will be photographed. Women please arrive looking your best with hair and make up done and men should be neatly groomed. Please dress according to your best character or type. Wear more than just a t-shirt to give us an idea of what type of clothing you may have in your wardrobe. If you are college age, dress hip and trendy, wear conservative casual attire if you are clean cut, or wear more urban and edgy if you are less conservative. Layered clothing and accessories look great in photos. If you are a business type, look very upscale and sharp.

Know your measurements and clothing sizes. Women should know current bust, waist and hip measurements, dress size, pant and shoe sizes. Men should know collar, sleeve length, coat size, waist, inseam, shoe and hat size if you have it. Please give your exact sizes.

Although you will have your picture taken, please also bring a headshot or recent digital photo. Does not have to be professional. All minors must have their Social Security Number and Date of Birth for Child Labor Permit, and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Dolphin Tale
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 West 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001

Production Companies:

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.

Bottlenose Productions, LLC
400 Cleveland Street
2nd Floor
Clearwater, FL 33755

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Alcon Entertainment
10390 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Producers: Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Richard Ingber, Steven P. Wegner

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr.


Based on the true story of a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin's missing tail. Connick Jr. plays Dr. Clay Haskett, a vet who rescues the mammal and brings her to runs the marine hospital he runs. Judd plays Lorraine Nelson, the boy's mother while Freeman is Dr. Ken McCarthy, a doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for Winter.