Casting call for Warner Bros. Pictures feature film 'Transcendence' starring Johnny Depp

Transcendence New Mexico Casting Call

"Transcendence" is scheduled to hit theaters on April 18, 2014.
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Alcon Entertainment and Syncopy in association with Evolutionary Pictures and Straight Up Films are in production on the epic Warner Bros. Pictures sci-fi thriller feature film "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp. Shooting will take place in New Mexico beginning mid-July. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and four-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner John Papsidera has cast the film's starring and co-starring roles in Los Angeles. Now the extras casting director has issued a casting call for all ages and types in New Mexico.

"Transcendence" centers on a scientific team consisting of husband and wife Will and Evelyn, and Max. The three are attempting work on stem cell and advanced computer technology, which will change the fundamentals of human life. After an anti-technology organization assassinates Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer attempting to create the world's first machine that can think for itself. When the anti-technology organization finds out that the procedure was successful, they set out to take possession of the machine with the intent of demolishing it along with Will and the technology to ever create another like it.

Starring in "Transcendence" is the superlatively talented and incalculably popular actor, film producer, and musician Johnny Depp playing the role of Will. Only after completion of "Transcendence" will Depp concentrate on reprising Captain Jack Sparrow in Walt Disney Pictures "Pirates of the Caribbean 5". Johnny Depp's staggering acting accomplishments include being nominated for three Academy Awards, ten Golden Globe Award nominations with one win, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with a win. Golden Globe Award nominee Rebecca Hall is playing Johnny Depps' wife Evelyn. Hall recently completed playing the role of Maya Hansen in "Iron Man 3". Also joining the cast is Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, and Cole Hauser.

Academy Award winning Cinematographer Wally Pfister is making his feature film directorial debut from a screenplay written by newcomer Jack Paglen. Pfister has been the long time director of photography for three-time Academy Award nominated director Christopher Nolan. Among their collaborations are "Insomnia" starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams, "Batman Begins" starring Christian Bale, "The Prestige" also starring Christian Bale along with Hugh Jackman, "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises," and "Inception" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Christopher Nolan and Academy Award nominee Emma Thomas are executive producing "Transcendence" under the banner of Nolan's production company Syncopy, Inc. Academy Award nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are financing and producing for Alcon Entertainment. Johnson and Kosov are also producing under the banner of Evolutionary Pictures. Straight Up Films co-CEO's Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen are producing with partner Regency Boies. Scott Andrew Robertson is co-producer. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film.

Transcendence Extras Casting Call Details

The local extras casting director in Albuquerque is seeking people of all ages and types to work as fully paid background performers. Interested talent must be available to work in the Belen, New Mexico area beginning mid-July, 2013.

Send a recent clear color snapshot along with all clothing sizes, contact information, and your location to the following:

Transcendence Extras
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

All talent must and be legally eligible to work in New Mexico and the United States.

The 2013 New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film productions in the State of New Mexico and the United States:

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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• New Mexico Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Extras Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New Mexico Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• New Mexico Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Mexico Actors Resources
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

Los Angeles:


Hannah Cooper
John Papsidera, CSA
Automatic Sweat, Inc.
5243 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Extras Casting

New Mexico:

Elizabeth Grabel
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

EG Casting

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Transcendence Production Office
Evolutionary Pictures, LLC
1201 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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

Straight Up Films
435 West 19th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Syncopy, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 81
Room 203
Burbank, CA 91522

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

Executive Producers:

Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas


Marisa Polvino
Kate Cohen
Broderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove
Annie Marter

Director: Wally Pfister


Johnny Depp - Will
Rebecca Hall - Evelyn
Kate Mara - Bree
Paul Bettany - Max
Cole Hauser - Military Officer


A present-day science fiction film, in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception. The story follows three scientists Max and the husband and wife team, Will (Johnny Depp) and Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), attempting work on stem cell and advanced computer technology, which will change the fundamentals of human life. Depp plays Will, a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world's first machine that can think for itself. A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera up to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it.

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