First Nations people across Canada are being invited to an open casting call for a feature film production titled Indian Horse, based on Richard Wagamese’s novel by the same name.
A notice on the call was issued last week by Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Victoria Weller.
The casting search is being conducted via online audition submissions.
The deadline for submissions is April 17.
Details on the submission process are available at http://www.screensiren.ca/indianhorsecasting/
Weller said the film is scheduled to begin production this fall.
Producers are seeking First Nations male children, youth and adults ages six to 25 years old. Weller said there are roles for hockey players of all ages, some speaking and some non-speaking roles.
“This is an open call,” Weller said. “No acting experience is required and there is no charge to apply to be in the movie.”
She said filming will take place in Sudbury, Ontario; Oka, Quebec; and Kamloops, B.C. Candidates do not have to live in these locations to be considered for a role in the movie.
“There will be tutors and time set aside while filming so children do not fall behind in their schooling,” Weller said.
People who need assistance with the process or who have more questions are asked to contact the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission at 250-377-8673, or 1-877-8673 toll free or at email@example.com.