Open casting call for biopic feature film 'Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story'

Midnight Rider Casting Call

UPDATE 2-24-2014: This project has been put on hold indefinitely. New casting calls will be posted here as soon as filming resumes.

UPDATE: The Open Casting Call Scheduled for Sunday, February the 23rd has been cancelled at this time. Due to the tragic train accident that occurred on Thursday, the Open Call scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd has now been CANCELLED. Thank you to those that wished to come out and for your understanding at this time.

Film Allman, LLC and Unclaimed Freight Productions are getting ready to begin shooting a biopic feature film about the life of Gregg Allman called Midnight Rider.  The production has scheduled an open casting call seeking extras, and featured background actors. Experienced film crew members can submit resumes via email. Filming is set to begin on February 24th and run through March 27th in the Savannah, GA area.

Midnight Rider is a biopic on Gregg Allman, who was part of the Southern rock group the Allman Brothers, whose heyday was in the '60s and '70s with such songs as Ramblin' Man, Midnight Rider, Whipping Post and Jessica. Despite the success, Gregg Allman found himself beset by tragedy: His brother Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash only two weeks after the band’s third album went gold. Less than 13 months later, bassist Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle accident. The hand of death followed him to his relationships: two girlfriends committed suicide after Allman broke up with them. Allman also married six times (once to Cher) and spent years in and out of rehab.

Starring in Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story is Academy Award winner William Hurt playing the role of present-day Gregg Allman. Hurt recently wrapped shooting on the feature films Days and Nights starring opposite Allison Janney and Katie Holmes, and Winter's Tale starring alongside Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Jennifer Connelly. Also starring in Midnight Rider is singer-songwriter Tyson Ritter playing the younger version of Gregg Allman. Vampire Academy star Zoey Deutch will play a groupie named Mae, and rising star Wyatt Russell will play Duane Allman.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Randall Miller will direct from a screenplay that he wrote with three-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Jody Savin. The screenplay is based on Gregg Allman's autobiography "My Cross to Bear", which made the New York Times Bestseller list and Rolling Stone Magazine's 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time list. William Hurt actually helped director Randall Miller's career in the beginning. Hurt made an anonymous financial donation to Miller's American Film Institute thesis film. And when Hurt's identity was revealed, he even agreed to do the voice-over on Miller's film. This is the first collaboration since for Hurt and Miller.

Randy Miller and Jody Savin will also produce under the banner of their production company Unclaimed Freight. Co-producing is Brad Rosenberger and Andre Danylevich. Greg Allman and his manager Michael Lehman are working closely with the production and will both serve as executive producers. Also executive producing is the same team behind the feature films CBGB and Savannah - Nick Gant, Don Mandrik, Jay Sedrish. Jim Tharpe rounds out the exec producers. Open Road Films will handle domestic distribution, while The Exchange will handling international sales.

Midnight Rider Open Casting Call Details

The extras casting director in Savannah, GA is seeking people of all ages and types who are available to work in the Savannah, GA area on the upcoming feature film Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story as general extras and possible featured background actors. Stand-ins for the film's stars are also needed. Union and non-union welcome, no experience necessary. An open casting call is now scheduled.

Seeking All Ages & Types, and pre-1970s Vehicles.


Meddin Studios
2315 Louisville Road
Savannah, 31415

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Saturday, February 15th, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, February 16th, 12pm - 4pm

If you cannot make it to the open casting call, submit a recent color snapshot (no one else in the photo, no hats or sunglasses), location, age, and all contact information including phone number, and  general availability between February 24th and March 27th. Email to:

All talent must and be legally eligible to work in the State of Georgia and in the United States.

The 2014 Atlanta 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

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

The 2014 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:

Rick Pagano
3815 Hughes Avenue
4th Floor
Culver City, CA 90232


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.

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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

Savannah, GA:

Abba Carmichael
Belle Casting

Crew Members

Savannah, GA:

Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in the Savannah, GA 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.

Film Allman, LLC
c/o Meddin Studios
2315 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31415

Unclaimed Freight Productions
556 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Suite 101-212
Pasadena, CA 91105

Open Road Films
12301 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Exchange
4500 Wilshire Boulevard
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

Executive Producers:

Gregg Allman
Nick Gant
Michael Lehman
Don Mandrik
Jay Sedrish
Jim Tharpe


Brad Rosenberger
Andre Danylevich
Randall Miller
Jody Savin


Randall Miller


William Hurt - Gregg Allman
Tyson Ritter - Young Gregg Allman
Zoey Deutch - Mae
Wyatt Russell - Young Duane Allman


Shooting in Georgia beginning in February. With William Hurt.