Casting call for family adventure feature film 'Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code'

Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code Casting Call

"Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code" is a sequel to "Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy".
10 West Studios

10 West Studios is currently in production on the SAG-AFTRA family adventure comedy feature film "Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code", which is a follow up to the 2012 feature film "Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy". Casting directors in Los Angeles and Michigan are holding auditions for lead, supporting, and day player roles. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the principal actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be hired throughout shooting. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 5, 2013.

In "Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code", buddies Mickey Matson and Sully are thrilled to be re-activated by the Secret Order of Patriots, where his Grandpa Jack and her Grams are already members in good standing. This time, their mission is to steal aboard the dastardly Admiral Joseph "Ironsides" Lee's pirate ship and destroy the Tesla machine that he plans to use to stop the world's electronic grid and bring technology to a stop, so that he can implement his own Pirate Code of Conduct. Mickey and Sully end up working together with Billy Lee, who they put in jail in the first film.

Returning in the title role of Mickey Matson is Derek Brandon, a Michigan native. Brandon started acting when he was 4 years old, and eventually was cast at Disneyland as the voice of Tom Sawyer on the Mark Twain Riverboat Ride. His feature film credits include "The Christmas Bunny," "A Dog for Christmas," and "Holiday Miracle". Matson is repped by Mitchell Gossett at CESD. Also starring in "Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code" is Francesca DeRosa in the role of Sully Braginton. DeRosa started out in show biz in 2008, when she had a 16-episode stint on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?". Aside from the first Mickey Matson film, her lone feature film credit was "Christmas with a Capital C" starring alongside Ted McGinley and Daniel Baldwin. Other cast members starring in Mickey Madson 2 are Emmy Award nominees Christopher Lloyd of "Back to the Future" fame returning in the role of Grandpa Jack, and Patrika Darbo as Grams.

Talented filmmaker and Michigan native Harold Cronk is directing "Mickey Matson and The Pirate's Code" from an original screenplay written by himself and Erick Machiela. Cronk will also produce for 10 West Studios along with partner Matthew Tailford. 10 West Studios has a massive studio lot in Michigan consisting of seven sound stages. Cronk is a winner of the Best Director award at the Beverly Hills International Film Festival. Stephen Afendoulis will executive produce Mickey Matson 2. Screen Media Films will handle domestic distribution.

Casting Call Details

Jazzy T Williams, the principal actor casting director in Michigan, has sent me the following roles that she is casting:

[MARTIN] 55, a strange, creepy little man with an odd way of speaking, Martin is the mad genius behind the Tesla machine, which Ironsides is hoping will destroy the world's power grid....LEAD (18)

[LYNCH] 30, FEMALE, no-nonsense, tough, Lynch is one of the teachers at the Secret Order of Patriots teen training center...LEAD (12)

[SANCHEZ] Approximately 18, Sanchez is another recruit working at the Secret Order of Patriots training camp. Sanchez is put out of commission by the Rogue pirates, and brought back to the pirate ship to fight the bad guys...6 lines, 6 scenes (13)

[EVAN] 33, this tech looking guy works for the Secret Order of the Patriots, and comes up to Grandpa Jack with some crucial information. Later, he sneaks his way on board Ironsides' ship disguised as a pirate, where he's discovered by Seamus...5 lines, 2 scenes (20)

[BENJI] The eccentric, squeaky-voiced tour guide aboard the USS Silversides, Benji is very knowledgeable about the ship and obviously enjoys his job--that is, until he's thrown overboard by pirates...4 speeches & 2 lines, 1 scene

[TWITCHY PIRATE] This twitchy pirate on Ironsides' ship is very embarrassed when his mom calls him on his cell phone during one of Ironsides' big speeches...2 lines, 1 scene

[ROGUE LEADER] 40, he's the leader of another group of pirates under Ironsides' order. He infiltrates the SOP, with the help of turncoat Lynch...4 lines, 2 scenes

[GUARD #1] This bored guard outside the engine room on Ironsides' ship is put out of commission by the ''electrified'' Jeremiah...2 lines, 1 scene

[BRASS KNUCKLES] 30 - 50,The ''Heavy'' for Admiral Ironsides. Always wears two pair of huge brass knuckles. Not a lot of lines, but tons of screen time. Must be able to Growl. Scary, very large and muscular.

[MULTIPLE MERCINARY PIRATES] Various. Some speaking roles available. Looking for the meanest, biggest, bad guys that also have comedy skills. Think the bad guys from Home Alone. Must be willing to do some mild stage style combat and stunt work... like getting beat up by kids.

She is looking for grizzly, mean, scary looking men for the PIRATE roles!

SAG Actors are preferred, however the production is willing to Taft–Hartley talented non-union Michigan actors.

To be considered, submit a headshot/resume and link to talent reel to JR Galactic Casting:

Include the role you'd like to audition for in the SUBJECT Line. This is for Michigan local hires only. DO NOT submit to this email address if you are not living in Michigan. The Los Angeles casting director information is listed below. (Note: The role of Billy Lee is being re-cast out of the Los Angeles office. That role was played by Lee Arenberg in the first film, and they are seeking an actor who looks similar to Lee.)

JR Galactic Casting is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to rage, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity unless specifically indicated.

In addition to direct submissions to the casting director, actors can also submit through, however there is a subscription fee required at that website.

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Michigan and in the United States.

The 2013 Michigan Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Michigan and the United States:

• Michigan Child Work Permit Fact Sheet
• Michigan Youth Employment Standards Informational Sheet
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Michigan Actors Resources:

• Michigan Casting Directors List
• Michigan Extras Casting Directors List
• Michigan Talent Agents List
• Michigan AFTRA SAG Franchised Talent Agents
• General Talent Agent Information
• Michigan Acting Schools and Classes List
• Michigan Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Miscellaneous Michigan Resources
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

Los Angeles:

Dea Vise
Billy DaMota Casting
On Your Mark Studios
13425 Ventura Blvd #200
Los Angeles, CA 91423


Jazzy T Williams
JR Galactic Entertainment Production Services
Okemos, MI 48864

Extras Casting


Production Companies:

Do NOT 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.

10 West Studios/Mickey Madson, LLC
33 Lake Street
Manistee, MI 49660

Screen Media Films (distributor)
757 Third Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Executive Producers:

Stephen Afendoulis


Harold Cronk
Matthew Tailford


Harold Cronk


Derek Brandon - Mickey Matson
Francesca Derosa - Sully
Christopher Lloyd - Grandpa Jack
Patrika Darbo - Grams


Sequel to "Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy".

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