The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Casting Call for Upcoming Annie Baker Film



WHAT: Casting Call for Untitled Annie Baker Film
WHERE: Link to Submission Page 
WHEN: Filming Summer 2022  in Western Massachusetts 

Produced by BBC Films and Dan Janvey, Academy-Award-winning producer known for Nomadland, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Heart of a Dog.

The film follows 11 year old Lacy, her mother Janet, and the three people who come into their lives over one summer in 1991.

LACY: 8-12 years old, any ethnicity. She is herself. Curious, observant, straightforward. Solid in her uniqueness, lives in her imagination. Odd birds welcome.

FILMING BEGINS SUMMER 2022 in Western Massachusetts

For more information on the film, go to this site:

untitledanniebakerfilm.com

Password: Lacy

Shortcut to the submission page:

tinyurl.com/lacyforannie

Please note that we are not looking for those with the most theater experience, though they are welcome to apply! Shy kids who might not think of themselves as actors are very encouraged to apply.

**The quickest and easiest way to submit** is to simply record a video of your child having them do the following, and send it to our email address

(anniebakerfilmcasting@gmail.com) along with their adult’s contact info:

1. state your name, age, and where you live

2. tell us a story (could be about anything - funny, sad) or about a dream/nightmare you once had

3. tell us one thing that not that many people know about you

CONTACT

anniebakerfilmcasting@gmail.com

Text or leave a voicemail: 413.341.9303

THE FILMMAKING TEAM:

DIRECTOR

Annie Baker is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright and director whose full-length works include The Flick, John, The Aliens, The Antipodes, and Circle Mirror Transformation. Other honors include a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and the Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. Her work has been performed in over 25 countries around the world and translated into dozens of languages. She has directed her plays in London and New York and is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas in Austin. She grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.

PRODUCER

Dan Janvey is an independent producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Some past films and accolades include: Nomadland (four Academy Award wins, including Best Picture); Time (Sundance Best Director, Academy Award nominee, Best Documentary); Heart of a Dog (Academy Award Shortlist best documentary, Independent Spirit nominee); and Beasts of the Southern Wild (Camera D’Or prize of Cannes, Grand Jury Prize Sundance, four Academy Award nominations.) Additionally, Dan was the recipient of the Sundance Creative Producers Prize.

CASTING DIRECTOR

Eléonore Hendricks is an actor, photographer and casting director/scout from New York City. She is known for non-traditional or “street casting” - notably with Chloé Zhao’s first feature, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Tim Sutton’s Memphis and Dark Night, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey and HBO’s Euphoria. She was an acting coach for the first

time actors on Beasts of the Southern Wild. She has worked in collaboration with the Safdie Brothers for over a decade on their films: Pleasure of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs, The Black Balloon, Heaven Knows What, Good Time and Uncut Gems. She returned for a third time to the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD to do casting, partnering with Abby Harri on the Untitled Pine Ridge Film by Gina Gammell and Riley Keough - cast entirely with Lakota community members. She is currently working on Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's upcoming Black Flies starring Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker’s feature film debut, both alongside casting partner, Abby Harri.

CASTING DIRECTOR

Abby Harri is a casting director / scout. Specializing in street casting and finding new talent, she has worked on films such as Yann Demange's White Boy Rick, for which she

discovered lead actor Richie Merritt; Matt Porterfield's Sollers Point (NYT Critics’ Pick); Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO’s Euphoria; the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems; Jane Schoenbrun's We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (Sundance 2021), for which she helped discover lead actor Anna Cobb; and Riley Keough and Gina Gammell's upcoming Untitled Pine Ridge Film alongside Eléonore Hendricks. She is currently casting Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's upcoming Black Flies starring Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker's feature film debut, both alongside casting partner Eléonore Hendricks.

CASTING DIRECTOR

Jessica Kelly: Selected Recent and Notable Films: Pieces of a Woman, Midsommar, Hereditary, Jackie, Otherhood, See You Yesterday, Don't Think Twice, Demolition, John Wick 2, John Wick, The Book of Henry, The Wolverine, Noah, The Other Woman, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Southpaw, Labor Day, Young Adult, Precious, The Wrestler. Selected Independent films: Blow the Man Down, Yes God Yes, Luce, Assassination Nation, Lizzie, Skate Kitchen, A Kid like Jake, Patti Cake$, The Incredible Jessica James, Amateur, As You Are, People Places Things, Obvious Child, Little Accidents, 2 Days in New York, Liberal Arts, Happythankyoumoreplease, Twelve. Selected TV: Euphoria, Ramy, Dietland, Taken, Madoff, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Believe, Zero Hour, Pan Am, Mercy. Upcoming Films: After Yang (A24, Cinereach), Boogie (Focus Features), False Positive (A24), The Sky is Everywhere (A24, Apple), X (A24, Little Lamb), The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Lionsgate), Nine Days (Sony Pictures Classics), The Climb (Sony Pictures Classics).


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