Auditions and casting calls in Los Angeles and New Mexico for feature film version of Dean Koontz bestseller 'Odd Thomas'

The first film in the "Odd Thomas" quadrilogy is now in pre-production and auditions for the film's cast is underway. The four novels are titled "Odd Thomas," "Forever Odd," "Brother Odd," and "Odd Hours". Fellow Minnesota native Stephen Sommers will direct "Odd Thomas," and he also wrote the screenplay adapted from author Dean Koontz' New York Times Bestseller novel.

Steven Sommers has been the writer/director on such hit films as "The Adventures of Huck Finn," "The Jungle Book," "The Mummy," "The Mummy Returns," "Van Helsing," and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra". John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan of John Baldecchi Productions will co-produce "Odd Thomas" with Steven Sommers. Baldecci has worked with Sommers in the past as co-producer on Disney's "Oliver Twist" and executive producer of Disney's "The Adventures of Huck Finn". Louis Rosner will executive produce.

Starring and co-starring roles are being cast out of Los Angeles while supporting and day player roles are being cast in Albuquerque. "Odd Thomas" is under Screen Actors Guild contract and all actors cast in speaking roles will be paid at least the SAG minimum scale pay rate. Extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast throughout filming.

The two following day-player speaking roles are being cast in New Mexico, however submissions are also being accepted from Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona:

[Levanna] Female, 8-10, African American. Viola’s (the local waitress) adopted daughter. She understands desertion and survival. She watches over Nicolina, her younger sister. She is endearing and adores Odd Thomas.

[Nicolina] Female, 6-8, African American; 6-8. Levanna’s little sister and heartbreakingly luminous and endearing. She must emanate through her eyes. Our heart goes out to her.

For the above two roles, you must schedule an audition for your children. Please ONLY submit if your child is African American and between 5 - 11 years of age. Previous acting experience helpful but NOT required. Just looking for girls who aren't shy and have a lot of personality. Under any circumstances, DO NOT submit to the following email address for any other roles or for general inquiries.

The film shoots in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM from May 12, 2011 through July 15, 2011.

To submit your child for audition consideration, please email a recent color headshot or small snapshot and resume, along with all current contact information, and your child's age to:

Put "Odd Thomas Audition-African American Girls" in the SUBJECT LINE of your email.


The following day-player speaking roles are also being cast in Albuquerque. Submissions are being accepted from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

[Young Odd Thomas] To play age 12. Young Odd is terrified of his Mother. Must resemble young version of actor Anton Yelchin. Click Here to see photo of young Anton Yalchin.

[Young Stormy Llewellyn] To play age 8. A teary orphan, must resemble actress Lilly Collins at 8 years of age. Click Here to see photo of young Lily Collins.

[Foreman] 30's - 40's. Likable Marine Corps-type with stunt experience.

[Brittany] 18, any ethnicity, extremely sexy squeeze of Odd's Dad.

[Nurse] 24-60, any ethnicity, one of many female nurses attending to the hero.

[Carnival Guy] 16ish, any ethnicity, angry boyfriend who is pissed at the Fortune Teller.

[Carnival Girl] 15ish, any ethnicity, she's crying over the Fortune Teller's prediction.

[Barefoot Mom] Late 20's, any ethnicity, ravishing, barefoot at a pool party.

[Foster Dad] Mid 30's, Well to do husband, part of a couple that wants to adopt Stormy Llewellyn.

[Foster Mom] Mid 30's, Wife, part of a well to do couple that adopts Stormy. Mom freaks when she finds out her husband is a pervert.

[Rosalita] 60's-80's, Older, timid Spanish woman who speaks to Odd Thomas.

[Mexican Teen] Male, 18-25, also sees dead people and talks to Odd about it.

The following co-starring and supporting roles are being cast in Los Angeles.

[Harlo] 21-28, was the guy in high school with the cool car. High school is over and he's still clinging to the car. Should be strong with the appearance of being bigger and tougher than Odd.

[Robert "Fungus Bob" Robertson] 30's-50's, creep, pasty man. A wanna-be mass murderer.

[Odd Thomas' Father] 45-55, handsome, tan. Player who likes his revolving squeezes to be under age 20.

[Kevin Goss] 24-44, Stormy's teacher at college, ordinary looking thin man who's the shooter at the mall.

[Tom Jedd] Late 30's to 50. Comic role. He was Odd's Little League Coach. Died driving drunk and singing. He drove off the road and severed his arm. Big and strong.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New Mexico:

Kathryn Brink Casting
721 Solano Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Los Angeles:

Courtney Bright
Nicole Daniels
"Odd Life" Casting
539 Colonia De Los Cedros
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Extras Casting

New Mexico:

Tina Kerr
On Location Casting
2132A Central Avenue SE
Suite 295
Albuquerque NM 87106
Click Here to register for "Odd Thomas" extra work.
Local Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico residents only.

Production Companies:

Actors and extras please do NOT contact or send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

"Odd Thomas" Production Office
224 E. Palace Avenue
Second Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Sommers Company
204 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Kathy Morgan International
12250 Sky Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Fusion Films
2657 Greenfield Avenue
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Producers: Louis Rosner, Steve Sommers, John Baldecchi, Howard Kaplan

Writer/Director: Stephen Sommers


Anton Yelchin - Odd Thomas
Lily Collins - Stormy Llewellyn


The story centers on a young man named Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) who is able to see and partially communicate with the dead. He can speak to the dead, but they can not speak themselves, however they can make signs or mouth words to try and communicate with Odd. Thomas works as a short order cook in a desert town, and has become the spirits' reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, although he can flip around a spatula and skillet the way Tom Cruise did with "flair bartending" skills in "Cocktail". Endowed with a good deal of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill, Odd Thomas is passionately in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn (Lily Collins). Odd believes that he and Stormy will be together forever due to an encounter with a carnival fortune telling machine. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd’s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo’s sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it’s different. A mysterious man who Odd Thomas calls "Fungus Man" comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades called "bodachs" following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15. Today is August 14. In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate Lilly and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll - Elvis Presley's spirit. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares. And it is a testament by which to live - sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.