Indigenous casting call for western film
A casting call for Kevin Costner’s western film Horizon is taking place in Monument Valley on Saturday, August 20 for Indigenous actors and extras.
The film, set in the American west in 1861, has extra roles for indigenous men, women, and children of all ages, along with roles for men aged 18 and older who can ride horses bareback.
Indigenous extras are needed for August 31 through September 2. Lodging will be provided on those days, with compensation of $150 a day per person and a gas stipend.
Interested individuals should attend the casting call at Gouldings Gas Station in Monument Valley or send photos and information to Pyn Francisco Hosteen at BlueFeatherNDN101@yahoo.com or call 505-860-4826.
The casting call will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Photos will be taken on-site. Women are encouraged not to wear false eyelashes or heavy makeup. Those at the open casting call will be measured for sizes, and full-length photos will be taken.
Riders should bring a video of their riding skills viewable on a phone.
Open calls take time, so people should plan accordingly.
Those who are interested but unable to attend can send a current photo and contact info to email@example.com.
According to the Utah Film Commission, the Horizon film is slated to spend $53 million in the Utah counties where it films, which include San Juan, Grand, Kane, Emery, and Washington counties.