thunder commercial – casting complete


Arvold Casting is searching for local actors for a commercial filming in the Central Virginia area on Monday, November 23rd.

Non-Union Commercial
Production Company:  Biscuit Filmworks
Advertising Agency:  Droga5, LLC
Casting:  Arvold Casting

Shoot Date:  Monday, November 23rd
Shoot Location:  Central Virginia area
Audition:  Until November 17th by self-tape, or in-person in Charlottesville or Arlington
Skype Callback Date:  afternoon of Wednesday, November 18th
In-Person Callback Date:  Thursday, November 19th in Charlottesville

MEDIA:  All media, including, without limitation, broadcast TV (both free and pay), nonbroadcast/industrial (including, without limitation, in-store, cinema, jumbotron, and tradeshow/public display), and all electronic media now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, the internet, social media, and new media).

TERRITORY:  North America; with the exception of digital media where the territory is worldwide.


  • $500.00 USD SESSION; plus 15% agent fee, for twelve (12) hours.
  • $200.00 USD REHEARSAL & FITTING; plus 15% agent fee, for up to ten (10) hours prior to shoot day.
  • $2500.00 USD USAGE; plus 15% agent fee, payable upon first use date only if Materials are used and Performer remains in the final Materials as a recognizable featured performer.

TERM:  One (1) year from date of first use, with the exception of social media and third party non-downloadable sites where term is in perpetuity.

RENEWAL OPTION:  One (1) additional year at 110% of initial fee commencing upon expiration of the initial term to be exercised solely at the discretion of Agency and Client.

PRINT OPTION:  $1000.00 USD for one (1) year of any and all print media (including, without limitation, newspaper, magazine, OOH, in-store/retail, and collateral) within the Territory to be exercised solely at the discretion of Agency and Client.

EXCLUSIVITY:  Technology/Mobile


Phil the Re-enactor – Male, Caucasian, age 28-40.   Phil is completely committed to his role in the re-enactment.  Good physical presence with interesting face.  Actor should have a nice range of facial expressions, with the ability to be funny without hamming it up.  Re-enactment and/or improv experience a plus.

Re-enactor’s Friend – Male, Any Ethnicity, age 25-40.  Anxious friend of Re-enactor who is worried they are going to be late for the battle.  Re-enactment and/or improv experience a plus.

Cashier – Female, Any Ethnicity, either age range of 18-23 or 50-60.  Deadpan Cashier has seen it all and nothing fazes her.   Open to both age ranges of 18-23 and 50-60 years old.

Store Patrons – Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Age 7 and up.  These people are casually shopping when suddenly their world gets a bit surreal.  Interesting faces, Parent/Child pairs, and those in their 20s are especially encouraged to submit.


If you are appropriate for this project, please select only ONE of the three options described below to submit:

Option 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express.

Option 2:  If you are NOT using an agent but you DO have your own Actors Access account, then submit through Actors Access (project is called Thunder) and ALSO fill out this form:  Form Link Here.

Option 3: ONLY if you are NOT using an agent AND do NOT have an Actors Access account, then follow the instructions in the bullet points below.

  • Fill out this form:  Form Link Here.
  • Send your headshot and resume in PDF format to [email protected]  ASAP (also copy the resume into the body of the email if possible, please do not worry about formatting).  NOTE – If you have a reel then include the link to your reel at the very top of your email.
  • Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your headshot & resume e-mail (personalized to YOU as shown below):


For example:
Jane Smith, CASHIER, Richmond VA

Once you have submitted (or been submitted by your agent) following ONE of the three options above, then your submission is considered complete.  Only submit once!

We are accepting both direct submissions and agency submissions for this project as well as via Breakdown Express and Actors Access. Please submit only ONCE. Thanks so much for following our instructions! We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but it does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!


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