Now Casting Specifically for African American men and women to portray freedmen/slaves for the film Free State of Jones, filming in Louisiana.
If you have already submitted to be on this show but have not been booked, we suggest you resubmit with updated, current photos. It is very important that we see your current hair and beard growth. All photos MUST be CURRENT…, so we can see how you look TODAY.
Please follow the submission process to the POINT: If anything is lacking, including the proper subject line, then you will likely be overlooked. If you fail to include a working phone number, you will likely be overlooked.
SUBJECT LINE: SLAVE/FREEDMAN**
INCLUDE: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, City/State of Residency, do you have reliable transportation YES/NO, list cities you are willing to work in and are willing to travel to at your own expense (New Orleans, Lafayette, North Shore area, and Clinton, LA), and experience in the following areas:
VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SEND CURRENT, UPDATED PHOTOS
NO SELFIES, MIRROR PICS, NO HATS/SUNGLASSES
NO changing color of photo (ALL NATURAL)
NO PHOTO SHOPPED PHOTO
Clear, Recent up to date
Stand in front of solid wall with neutral color wardrobe on
Look straight into camera, no smile but don’t look angry either! Please let hair be free, and natural.
Label photo/Save as: (YOUR) FIRST NAME_LASTNAME
About the project: Starring “Mathew McConaughey” Free State of Jones is set during the Civil War, tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Opposed to both slavery and secession, Knight launched an uprising of poor white farmers that led Jones County, Mississippi to itself secede from the Confederacy, creating a “Free State of Jones.” His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region’s first mixed-race community. Knight, continued his fight into the post war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.