Casting Call - Warriors, Regiments, Camp Followers

1663 Media Arts, LLC presents an Adventurous, Family-Friendly Historical Drama based on the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army And Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling.

The movie tells the adventures of a young camp follower as he encounters famous figures of the American Revolution on his search for his father who has gone missing during the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Described by its creators as “Tom Sawyer Meets The Patriot” (with historical accuracy), the film will highlight the often-forgotten lives of young camp followers who served alongside the armies of the conflict, and will appeal to families and viewers of all ages, lovers of history, and of course appreciators of good film-making.

Thank you for your interest in joining the cast of Elijah and George! We are asking for a "raise of hands" for interest in the roles outlined below.

Please note the following before contacting us.

Special note:  As an INDEPENDENT movie production we count on folks who are aligned with our films message to join us in making this very timely historical drama steeped in Family, Freedom and Home. We humbly ask you to share our crowdfunding campaign with friends and family. A $5.00 or more donation adds up quickly and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for believing in us and the story of Elijah and George - A Revolutionary Tale! Let's do this! ~ Andrea M Clarke, Producer  
**Learn more and share the following links on social media and with friends and family** https://givesendgo.com/ElijahandGeorgeMovie and https://www.elijahandgeorge.com/support-the-movie
  1. Feature film / Historical Drama / Series experience preferred. 

  2. Non-Union. Sorry, no 3rd parties or agents at this time.

  3. Email resume / background of relevant experience, head-shot and body shot in full uniform or camp follower to info@gwarmyandme.com 

  4. If you have previously submitted your interest, please resubmit. Thank you. 

  5. Roles that handle weapons, must be 18 or over. *Exceptions may apply on a case by case basis. 

  6. We plan to film in Central Virginia, Spring 2021 at Berkeley Plantation. Pending the receipt of funding to cover production costs. 

  7. Specific dates will be discussed for each role once funding is locked.

  8. Must be safety conscience, respectful and comfortable around firearms, loud noises, horses, sheep, dogs, cows, other animals and a lot of human beings.

  9. There will be battle scenes, battle arms and extremely loud battle sounds from Cannon and Musket fire.

  10. This is a non-smoking, sober set, no exceptions.

  11. This is a closed-set. No outside visitors. No pets please. 

  12. Soldier Regiments and Militia will camp out overnight on set, similar to a reenactment scenario. Security and restroom facilities are provided. Dates to be discussed. We are aiming for Friday, Saturday weekend dates for the Valley Forge Encampment and Crossing Delaware Scenes. Battle of Monmouth is a 4 day shoot.

  13. 1099 Independent Contractor roles. Please see a Tax Consultant for your personal income tax responsibility.

  14. Please follow us and invite your friends too! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elijahandgeorge/and  Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ElijahandGeorge

  15. This set will have armed security. Outside firearms are not permitted. If you wish to be part of the production security team, please send a separate email with professional credentials to info@1663MediaArts.com 

  16. Everyone will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and will agree to not disclose the shoot schedule or locations. No photographs on set will be permitted. 

Please sign up for Film Upates here: https://www.elijahandgeorge.com/filmupdates 

Roles: Oneida and Tuscaroras Scouts and Warriors - 7
Ethnicity: Native American
Age range: Early - late 20’s
Height: Minimum height 5' 10 - 6′2
Thinner side of athletic, healthy, no facial hair.
Strong, endurance, stands very tall - long hair preferred.

Professional acting experience. Feature films or series preferred.

Non-Union Compensation: $150 a day. Lodging, gas stipend, meals and healthy snacks daily.

 

The Oneida Indian Nation, known as America’s First Allies, sent Scouts and corn at General George Washington’s request to help with the war effort and his starving soldiers at Valley Forge. 

Civilian Impression - Camp Followers - 40 Special Extras - Non-Speaking Roles

Professional Campaigners Preferred.

 

Gender - Female 70%, Male - 30%

Ethnicity - Caucasian

Ages: 8 - 70 (No babies or toddlers at this time please)

Children under 18 must be accompanied by ONE adult parent or legal guardian.

Appearance: On the thin side, height / weight proportionate. Camp followers have only what they can carry on their backs. Lack of food and amenities, they sleep on the ground after marching up to 9 miles a day. They are heat and war battled, with worn clothing, yet strong and determined in family and spirit they long for home.

 

Please let us know if you have your own wardrobe and what duties you have portrayed previously within an encampment.

 

Role: Valley Forge to the Battle of Monmouth. They are on the move and will cross the Delaware River. These roles include all civilian camp personnel such as farriers, sutlers, craftsmen, wagoners, carpenters, wives, kids and loved ones of the soldiers. These roles will be set up to sew,  wash clothes, prepare meals in a traditional "Mound" camp kitchen, transport goods, fetch water in wood buckets, build and repair equipment and take care of animals. 

Non-Union Compensation: $100 a day. Gas Stipend, Meals and healthy snacks daily. Prefer overnight camp in encampment.  

Continental Soldiers & Militia - Front Line - 50 roles - Plus 9 Artillery Soldiers

Will represent one of the following Regiments and Militias: 1st PA; 6th PA; 13th PA; 1st MA; 1st NJ; 2nd NJ; 2nd CT; 3rd MD; 2nd VA, 3rd NC; Artillery Soldiers.

 

Artillery soldiers must have cannon operation experience.

 

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

 

Gender: Male

Age: 18 - 27

Appearance:  Thin, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, mud, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some soldiers are barefoot. Some soldiers have no shirts. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform, arms and accessories. Uniform coats may be provided specific to a Regiment as decided by the filmmaker. Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes. This role will receive one full day of bootcamp specific to the American Revolutionary War at Monmouth.

Non-Union Compensation- $175 Day plus meals and healthy snacks daily.

Soldier Regiments and Militia will camp out overnight on set, similar to a reenactment scenario. Security and restroom facilities are provided.

British Soldiers - Front Line - 50 roles Plus 9 Artillery Soldiers

 

Will represent the following:Royal Artillery Soldiers; British 1st & 2nd Grenadiers; British Highlanders; British Royal Foot Guards. Artillery soldiers must have cannon operation experience.

 

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

 

Gender: Male

Age: 18 - 35

Appearance:  Professional Soldiers, fit, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform including coats, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes. This role will receive one full day of boot camp specific to the American Revolutionary War at Monmouth.

Compensation- $175 Day plus meals and healthy snacks daily.

Soldier Regiments will camp out overnight on set, similar to a reenactment scenario. Security and restroom facilities are provided.

British 16th Light Dragoons - Horse Soldiers - Non-speaking roles. - 5 

**Note may play dual rider for Continental Army**

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

Horses: Expert Horseback Rider

FULL EQUIPMENT LIST -Note, a summer campaign.

  • Helmet: leather, bearskin crest, faux leopard turban and chains, and red and white hackle. A hair fall or wig is required if your hair is not long enough to be clubbed.

  • Uniform Coat; Red, faced with blue,wool.

  • Shirt: White linen or cotton.

  • Neck stock: leather or horse hair with brass buckle.

  • Small clothes: breeches: of white linen or wool & Waistcoat of white linen or wool.

  • Stockings: white wool or cotton.

  • Shoe: with brass buckles.

  • Gaiters: (brown wool) and Gaiter Tops: brown leather - garter straps.

  • Waist belt and frog:white buff leather.

  • Rawles Cartridge Box and Strap

  • Haversack; white linen with leather strap

  • Water bottle (flask): tin, blue wool covered, with leather strap.

  • Forage cap: red and blue wool

  • Pick and Brush: as well as musket tool and cleaning equipment for musket or rifle.

  • **Not Needed**Wedge Tent: Cavalry pattern, white canvas, with tent poles

  • Water deck: blue water proof canvas tarp to protect man or equipment and as ground cloth.

  • Knapsack: canvas with buff straps.

  • **Not Needed** Sleeping gear, blankets or sleeping bag

 

Appearance: Fit, height to weight proportionate, stoic, professional horse soldiers. You will provide full uniform, arms and accessories.

Arms: Pistol, carbine, sabre.

Gender: Male

Age: 20's - 40's

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Compensation: $300 a day, plus RT gas reimbursement for horse trailering. Let us know if you have your own battle ready horse. Meals and healthy snacks daily. 

Continental Soldiers & Militia - Background Encampment - Valley Forge and Doylestown, PA.

Seeking professional regiments to set up encampments to portray Valley Forge and Doylestown June 1778. 

Gender: Male

Age: 18 - 35 (or older okay)

Appearance:  Close up encampments require Professional Soldiers, fit, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Out of focus encampments, open to age and appearance.

Will represent one of the following Regiments and Militias: 1st PA; 6th PA; 13th PA; 1st MA; 1st NJ; 2nd NJ; 2nd CT; 3rd MD; 2nd VA, 3rd NC; Artillery Soldiers. 

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform including coats, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction. No live fire. 

 

Compensation- $70 Day, $30 gas stipend per person, plus meals and healthy snacks daily. Projected Two - 2 day commitments. TBD Car pooling encouraged. 

Regiments will camp out overnight on set, similar to a reenactment scenario. Security and restroom facilities are provided.

Special notice: We are an Independent Production.  A Health and Wellness Director is attached to our production to oversee the health, wellness and safety protocols for cast and crew. Common sense and individual personal responsibility are equally important. We will recognize "Laws" on the  State and Federal level that may be in place at the time of filming. 

1663 Media Arts, LLC. © 2018-2021

All Rights Reserved

  • Instagram
  • Facebook