Casting calls for indie feature film 'The Squeeze' actors and extras in Wilmington, North Carolina

The Squeeze casting calls for actors and extras in Wilmington

"The Squeeze" begins shooting in Wilmington on October 18, 2013.
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Pathos Films and Jastrow Productions are now set to begin shooting the indie feature film "The Squeeze" on October 18th in Wilmington, NC. The six-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director, Mary Jo Slater, has been auditioning actors in Los Angeles for starring and co-starring roles. Additional principal actor casting has been taking place in Wilmington by Fincannon & Associates. Now the extras casting director in Wilmington is sending out casting calls for some small speaking roles, featured background actors, and general extras. This is a SAG-AFTRA project, however both union and non-union talent is being hired. Additional filming will take place in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

"The Squeeze" centers on a talented young golfer named Augie, who's never been outside his small Southern rural town and has the sexy girlfriend Natalie that all the guys want. One day Augie is recruited by a smooth-talking gambling addict named Riverboat and his over-the-top Southern belle wife Jessie to go to Las Vegas and win some big bucks. Augie soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of one upmanship between Riverboat and Jimmy Diamonds, a mobster who would rather kill than lose a wager.

Starring in "The Squeeze" is Young Artist Awards winner Jeremy Sumpter playing the lead role of Augie. Sumpter is a quickly rising star whose credits include the role of J.D. McCoy in the NBC series "Friday Night Lights," the title role in Universal Pictures 2003 feature film "Peter Pan," and the TriStar Pictures feature film "Soul Surfer". He also has three feature films in post-production, and three films in pre-production. Also starring in "The Squeeze" is Daytime Emmy Awards nominee Michael Nouri playing mobster Jimmy Diamonds, and actor Christopher McDonald has been cast as Riverboat.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Terry Jastrow will direct "The Squeeze" from an original screenplay that he wrote himself. Jastrow's beautiful and talented Academy Award nominated wife Anne Archer is co-producing with him under the banner of their production company Jastrow Productions. Terry Jastrow has a deep love for the sport of golf. He was Texas State Junior Golf Champion in 1966, attended University of Houston on a golf scholarship, and is a Member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Also producing "The Squeeze" is Tommy Ardolino and George Parra of Pathos Films, long time Tom Cruise assistant and associate producer Michael Doven, Brian McCormack, and Jenny Hinkey.

"The Squeeze" Casting Call Details

Vanessa Neimeyer, the extras casting director in Wilmington, is seeking people to appear in the indie feature film "The Squeeze" as general extras and possible featured background actors. There are some speaking roles she is casting also, however most of the speaking roles being cast locally are being done by Fincannon & Associates. Also being cast is a full time stand-in for the lead role actor. These are fully paid positions and no prior experience working as an extra or stand-in is required. Filming begins October 18, 2013. Everyone submitting MUST be available all days from October 18th through November 14th. You will not work all days, however the director has not set the shoot dates for all scenes yet. The following are the casting needs:

Speaking Roles

[STAKEOUT] Male extremely good left-handed golfer. This is a speaking role. Plays in a high-stakes, no-rules golf match. Must submit a video of yourself playing golf.

Photo Doubles

[JEREMEY SUMPTER PHOTO DOUBLE] Male, Caucasian. 6ft 2", 170lbs, chest-37, waist-32, inseam-33, suit-38L, shoe-11-11.5, shirt-medium. Must be a very good golf player as you will be shooting scenes playing golf. Click here to view a picture of Jeremey Sumpter.

To be considered for the Jeremey Sumpter photo-double position, submit two recent color snapshots (one headshot and one full body shot), your full name, age, physical stats and measurements, all contact information including phone number, and a video of you playing golf if possible (not required). Email your submission to and put "JEREMEY SUMPTER PHOTO DOUBLE" in the subject line of your email.

[HORSESHOE'S DOUBLE] Male, Caucasian. Must be a very very good horseshoe player.

To be considered for the HORSESHOE'S DOUBLE photo-double position, submit two recent color snapshots (one headshot and one full body shot), your full name, age, physical stats and measurements, all contact information including phone number, and a video of you playing horseshoes. Email your submission to and put "HORSESHOE'S DOUBLE" in the subject line of your email.

Extras and Featured Background Actors

[GORGEOUS GIRLS] 25-30 years old, very attractive Caucasian females. Prefer if you have your own upscale long dress, with high slit, sparkly. Think girls watching guys play in a Vegas casino. If you do not have this type of wardrobe please include in email, so wardrobe knows. If you can take a photo of you in the dress that would be preferable but not necessary.

[BODYGUARD] Male, any ethnicity, 30's-early 50's. Well built, looks like someone that would be hired to be a professional bodyguard. Here is the kicker, if selected you will also be joining the cast and crew to Las Vegas, you have no lines but a free trip all expenses paid to Vegas.

[ATTRACTIVE MAN] 30-40 years old, any ethnicity. You must own your own suit and tie. Submit photo in the suit and tie.

[ATTRACTIVE ASIAN WAITRESS] 25-30 years old. Very attractive Asian female.

[GUITARIST] Male, ethnicity. Submit video of you playing the guitar, and state how long you have played.

[BOAT EXTRA] Someone in the Wilmington area that has a small boat that would be used in a scene. The boat owner would also appear in the scene with the boat. If you are interested in having you and your boat in the film please email a picture of yourself, your boat, and a quote of the use of your boat. You will be paid as an extra, as well as an additional negotiated fee for the use of your boat.

For any of the extras or featured background roles posted above please email your submission to

Include in the subject line the role you are submitting for along with a recent body and head shot and the following info:


If you are submitting for more then one role, please send a separate email with that role in the subject line as well.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors/extra MUST be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.

The 2013 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in North Carolina and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• North Carolina Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Extras Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Talent Agents List
• North Carolina Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• North Carolina Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous North Carolina Resources
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guide

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Mary Jo Slater
Slater/Brooksbank Casting
Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Stage 6, 5th Floor
Suite 523
Burbank, CA 91521


Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
1560 Point Harbor Road
Wilmington, NC 28401


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras Casting


Vanessa Neimeyer
2202 Plaza Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

Las Vegas:


Film Crew


Experienced film crew members and production staff located in the Wilmington, NC area can email resumes to:

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".


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.

Pathos Films, LLC
225 N. Maryland Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206

Jastrow Productions, Inc.
501 S Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Tommy Ardolino
George Parra
Anne Archer
Michael Doven
Terry Jastrow
Brian McCormack
Jenny Hinkey


Terry Jastrow


Jeremy Sumpter - Augie
Michael Nouri - Jimmy Diamonds
Christopher McDonald - Riverboat


A young golfer is recruited by an addict to head to Vegas to make fast cash, but is caught between the addict and his mobster connections.