feature film – ithaca – open call – boys – june 22nd, 2014 – casting complete


Seeking boys ages 4 to 14 years old for an Open Casting Call for the feature film ITHACA.  We are searching for outgoing boys for a variety of roles, both speaking and background!  No experience is necessary.  All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

Directed by Meg Ryan, ITHACA is adapted from William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and will film in and around Richmond, VA in July and August 2014.

This Open Call is ONLY for boys ages 4 to 14:

Open Call Date:  Sunday, June 22, 2014

Open Call Time:  1pm – 4pm

Open Call Location:  Art Works, 320 Hull Street, Richmond VA  23224


  • Parking adjacent to Art Works is a paid lot
  • Audition will consist of a short interview
  • Please do NOT contact Art Works regarding this Open Call
  • Read signs for FREE street parking
  • Questions? Email: [email protected]

Here are tips and things to know:

  • The wait could be long, so bringing along a quiet activity for your boy can be helpful.
  • We appreciate you limiting each boy’s “entourage” to one guardian per child if at all possible.
  • Each boy will need a filled out Information Sheet, which will be provided at the Open Call.
  • Headshots and resumes are not required, but if your boy has a headshot and resume, please bring one.  Headshot and resume need to be STAPLED together.
  • Wardrobe and size information will be needed for your boy.  Know how tall he is, how much he weighs and what his pants/shirt/shoe sizes are.
  • This film is set in 1942, so if your boy wears braces which are not appropriate for the period and cannot be removed, that would be a problem for speaking roles.
  • To best prepare your boy, let him know that for most boys, a brief interview and having his picture taken is all we will need him to do.
  • For a small number of boys, we may be asking them to read a line or two from the script.  For those who are curious and would like to see what those lines might be, click here.

IMPORTANT:  If you cannot make it to the Open Call, please submit virtually per the submission instructions found here.  This in-person Open Call is for boys 4 to 14 only.  Others are invited to submit here.  Also, there will be future casting notices for this project regarding OTHER roles and audition opportunities.  To receive future casting notices, audition opportunities, and open calls directly in your inbox, we encourage you to open a talent application OR update your Agency Pro for Casting Directors account: www.arvoldcasting.com/actors

As you may already know, you do NOT have to pay to open an account. A non-active account grants two photos and a resume and this is all we need! It will take a little bit of time to submit a new talent application, but please make certain your account with us is as complete and accurate as possible. To update your portfolio, find (at the top of your account) the link to “PORTFOLIO” and then “EDIT” and complete the instructions below. Fill in ALL the information you can, including wardrobe sizes and acting experience.  Thank you!


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