Kiem Media/The Netherlands is casting for an independent, non-union TV documentary series, broadcast on National Geographic. The local project is a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission. Shoot dates are May 19-21.
Several short, multi-episode documentaries will be shown in Holland. Needed are people who look like traditional stereotypes of Dutch persons and persons who appear to be of North African descent.
Synopsis: For the Dutch audience, broadcast on National Geographic, a staged “hostage” scene will be created. Four short documentaries contain informational aspects about a hostage situation where a Dutch family needs to be saved. The rescuers will show their specialties and communicate/work together to rescue the family from the house where they are kept hostage. This scene is simulated to be in Africa, so talent that appears to be North African is needed as extras and as “terrorists.” Aerial photography, explosives and gear props will be used (all under supervision).
The hostages are a mother, father and daughter. Mother and father between 40-55 years old. The appear to be Dutch, so preferably blond / light brown hair and typical Northern European apperance. Daughter should at least be 17 years old or older. The father is passed out and injured on his leg (special effects makeup will show his injury: cuts and bruises makeup will be applied to face and leg). Should look like a family since family portraits are needed.
NOTE: This is a set up hostage scene, so it needs to appear to be frightening.
Imprisoners appear to be Tuareg-looking North African men between 20-45 years. Some acting experience will be needed. They will keep the family hostage, holding special gear, look threatening. One of the three will play that he got shot.
Extras include a North African-looking man between 20-45 years / 50 years or older. No lines in the role, so less acting experience is needed. He will be standing and walking on the shooting area.
Interpreter is a North African-looking man between 25-40 years old. Some acting experience is helpful, there will be a scene where he’s not feeling well and one of the rescuers will help him.