Alberta’s film and television scenes are thriving right now which has been pretty incredible not only for small talk and tourism but for anyone in the area with big dreams of being on the small screen. With crews, cameras and elaborate sets scattered from one corner of the province to the other, production companies are in need of extras, ready and willing to appear in shows like HBO’s The Last Of Us and now, Under The Banner Of Heaven, a series based on the Jon Krakauer novel of the same name.
Produced by an impressive team of people including Dustin Lance Black, Jason Bateman as well as Ron Howard (among others), starring Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Under the Banner of Heaven is a story of polygamy, delusional and violence.
Casting Call 🎥
TV Series “Under the Banner of Heaven” is looking for BG extras in the Calgary Area for October – December
All Ages (2-100)
— Keep Alberta Rolling 🎥✨ (@KeepABRolling) October 8, 2021
A depiction of a well documented true crime case, the show will follow Pyre, an elder of The Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS) who begins to question his faith after a strange encounter with Ron and Dan Lafferty, two men charged with the murder of their Sister-In-Law Brenda Lafferty and her infant daughter.
According to the non-for-profit organization Alberta Keep Rolling, the casting process has already started and will continue on into open to everyone and anyone from 2 years old to 100.
If you’re interested you can check out the posting above. They’ve asked that anyone sending in submission do so with a headshot or 3rd-person photograph (not a selfie) and their name and age.
Good luck and have fun, Calgary.