2 HOUR DOCU-DRAMA
SCOTT FREE / HERZOG & CO.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
Showrunner: Erik Jendresen
Producer: Chris Cowen
Line Producer: Larry Rapaport
Director: Adrian Moat
Writer: Erik Jendresen
Casting Directors: Erica Arvold & Anne Chapman
Casting Associate: Michelle Kelly
Casting Associate: Shannon Cain
Casting Assistant: Andrea Gaines
Start Date: July 9, 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
(Timothy O’Sullivan) 23 yrs., Caucasian male, handsome lad with full moustache. He worked with fellow photographer Alexander Gardner.
(Clara Harris) 31 yrs., Caucasian female. Good friend to Mary Todd Lincoln, fiancée to Major Henry Rathbone. She and her fiancée are in the box with the Lincoln’s at Ford’s Theater when John Wilkes Booth shoots President Lincoln.
(David Herold) 32 yrs. 5’5” Caucasian male. A conspirator with John Wilkes Booth. Escapes with Booth out of D.C. into Virginia. Surrenders and is taken prisoner at Garrett’s Farm. Is hung in front of a large crowd at the Old Arsenal Penitentiary. Horseback rider.
(Lewis Powell) 21 yrs., 6’2” Caucasian male. Hulking frame with a Georgia drawl. A conspirator with John Wilkes Booth. Tries and fails to kill William Seward in a violent attack in Seward’s home. Is hung in front of a large crowd at the Old Arsenal Penitentiary.
(Surgeon General Joseph Barnes) 47 yrs., Caucasian male. Physician who attends to Lincoln in his final hours.
(William Bell) 20s., African American male. The short “colored servant” who works at the home of William Seward. Tries to block the entrance of Lewis Powell who tries to assassinate Seward in his bead.
(J.L. DeBonay) 17 yrs., works in theatre as a prompter, guides Booth under stage.
(William Flood) 20’s, Caucasian male. Young Naval Officer, son of a family friend of President Lincoln.
(Thespians) 25-50 yrs., Caucasian males, classically trained actors, stage combat certified (rapier & dagger).
(Old Slave) 60s-70s, African American male. Newly freed slave who drops to one knee at the sight of Abraham Lincoln walking through the devastated streets of Richmond, Virginia.
(Oswell Swann) 40s, African American male. A free black man who unknowingly leads John Wilkes Booth through the Zekiah Swamp to the Cox Farm. Confirms the news to Booth that President Lincoln has died. Horseback rider.
(Mary O’Melia) 42 yrs., Irish housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy who meets President Lincoln when he visits Richmond.
(Wilson Horner) Caucasian male. Conducts members of the Baltimore Glee Club at the Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg.
(David Bachrach) 18 yrs., a young Jewish photographer
(Soldiers) 20s, Caucasian males. Young Union Soldiers.
(Officers) 20s-60, Caucasian male. Military Officers. Horseback riding and military and/or nautical experience a plus.
(Doctors) 20s-50s, Caucasian males. Various doctors treating President Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth.
STORY LINE – “Killing Lincoln” chronicles the events, the conspiracy and the intrigue that lead to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by the actor John Wilkes Booth.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
**We use Breakdown Services and Actors’ Access as well as the following submission process; please ONLY submit once, whether here or through those services
Please send your resume AND a current candid photo from shoulders up which shows your current hair length/facial hair to klincolncasting©gmail•com (copy the resume into the body of the mail, do not worry about formatting). Please include your headshot as well. Please also include ALL the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER to be considered:
- First and Last Name:
- City and State:
- Union status (SAG-AFTRA or not):
- Role(s) submitting for:
- Age or age range:
- Hair color:
- Eye color:
- Cell phone number:
- Agent, if any:
- Agent’s phone number and email address, if applicable:
- Availability for shoot dates of July 9th to end of July (FULL AVAIL or explain):
- If not cast in a speaking role, are you willing to be a paid extra (YES or NO):
- Are you a local hire to Richmond, VA (YES or NO):
Please answer the below only if any of these apply to your background/skills:
Are you comfortable on/in a boat (YES or NO)?
Horseback riding skills (describe):
Sword/stage combat skills (describe):
Stunt background/skills (describe):
Medical knowledge/background (describe):
Photographic knowledge/background (describe) :
Musical instrument(s) played (instrument, skill level):
If you have been cast in previous Civil War era projects, list all films/roles:
For males only, please answer ALL the following:
Current facial hair (please describe and attach candid photo):
Current head hair (please describe and attach candid photo):
Rate/ability of hair growth by July (describe):
Scottish accent (YES or NO):
Dutch accent (YES or NO):
German accent (YES of NO):
Please put the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME and appropriate ROLE(S).
John Smith, ALEXANDER GARDNER
Jessica Smith, MARY LINCOLN
**Union and non-union actors will be considered for this feature film.
**Talent agency and direct actor submissions are accepted.
We will be having auditions (live and/or virtual) by invitation ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but does get you considered for one. Because of the large amount of submissions expected, we are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we very much appreciate your interest!