Casting Call for the 2015 Official Production

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Calling all actors! We’re excited to let you know we’re looking for local actors to fill some roles in our upcoming promotional film. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working on a film set (plus, who doesn’t want to be part of a beautiful outdoor “wedding” in lakes country)!

The reason we need local people to play these roles is because they are very short roles and it is a volunteer position (no lodging or gas is covered). You will receive credit on our website. Our definition of local – Fargo, ND to Detroit Lakes, MN, and surrounding cities. If you know anyone in the area, please feel free to pass this along!

This is going to be a super fun shoot – can’t wait to hear from you!


PAY: Volunteer

SHOOT DATES: July 20th-24th, 2015 (you will not be needed all 5 days but depending on the shooting schedule it will be 2-3 days)

LOCATION: Detroit Lakes, MN

Please send a current headshot and resume to If you are selected to audition you will receive a reply and we will schedule a meeting over the phone and/or in person.


GROOM’S FATHER: early 40s to early 50s, caucasian, graying hair (optional). He sits up front with the groom’s mother, watching as his son gets married.

GROOM’S MOTHER: early 40s to early 50s, caucasian, graying hair (optional). She sits up front with the groom’s mother, watching as her son gets married.

GROOMSMAN: teens to 20s, any ethnicity. Friend of the groom.



We need 20-30 people to be the attendees for a “wedding” we are having at the Pens and Needles Lodge in Detroit Lakes, MN.

When: July 22nd or 23rd (depending on weather)


Who: Older children and adults (it will be a long day so no small children or babies please)

What: A mock outdoor wedding for a promotional film

This will be an all day, outdoor event, and potentially very hot. Water and snacks will be provided, but you must bring your own sack lunch and supper.

To apply, please write Hannah at and she will give you all the details. NOTE: You cannot just show up – you must apply. We have to make sure we have an even number of ages attending.

When you write Hannah, please put in the subject line “Wedding Extras” and include a photo of yourself (and/or your family). Also, please give the following information:



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Hannah Kenney is assistant director and co-founder of the academy, and enjoys working with people. She likes to exercise both the right and left side of her brain by running the scheduling and communications, but also doing behind-the-scenes camera work and editing.