Filmmakers seek young actors from Yakima, Tri-Cities for upcoming movie

Image credit: Cargo & Buhl Casting

YAKIMA, Wash. — Representatives of a casting agency that specializes in working with young people seeks participants from Yakima and the Tri-Cities for an upcoming film about teenagers embarking on a journey.

According to a release issued by Jesy Rae Buhl of Cargo & Buhl Casting, the agency will host open call auditions in Yakima and the Tri-Cities beginning next Friday for an upcoming feature film. They’re hoping to cast four or five young adults from the Pacific Northwest to play themselves in a coming-of-age film being produced by the Department of Motion Pictures.

Here is a short summary of the details:

  • WHO: Young Adults (18-25) in South/Central Washington
  • WHAT: Open casting call auditions for a feature film
  • WHERE: Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities regions
  • WHEN: April 30 (Yakima) and May 2 (Tri-Cities)
  • HOW: Text your 1. Name 2. Age 3. Hometown and 4. A Photo/Selfie to Jesy at (504) 233-0016 OR submit online by clicking here

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The following short synopsis was provided for context about the film: “Longing to escape from their lives, four teenage friends run away from home and embark on a coming-of-age journey across the Pacific Northwest in search of hope, opportunity, and adventure.” Buhl describes the film as “docu-fiction,” meaning it’s a combination of documentary filmmaking with a narrative structure.

Cargo & Buhl are looking for South Central Washington natives age 18 to 25 who are willing to play themselves in this film. With a non-traditional approach to casting, Cargo & Buhl cast actors and actresses who connect and relate with the characters they portray. By doing this, they hope to instill authenticity into all of the projects they work on. Their most noteworthy credentials include casting roles for HBO’s Euphoria and commercial casting roles for Coca-Cola, Adidas, Seat Geek and Crown Royal.

The auditions are more of an interview in which the casting directors will ask questions about who you are, where you come from and what you believe in. For more information on the film and what they’re looking for, click here.


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