Casting notice for indie feature film 'Car Dogs' adult, teen, and child actors and extras

Car Dogs Casting Calls Arizona

"Car Dogs" will film in Phoenix, AZ beginning on November 8, 2013.
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Production is now set to begin on the indie feature film "Car Dogs" beginning on November 8, 2013. The award winning casting director is auditioning actors for co-starring, supporting, and day-player roles. The extras casting department is also now taking submissions from people of all ages including children and seniors, to appear in the film as fully paid general extras and featured background actors. Shooting is taking place in the Phoenix, Arizona area and will run through December 4, 2013.

"Car Dogs" takes a rare look at the funny and intensely dramatic world that is the car business. The drama in "Car Dogs" centers on a powerful father-son battle between the owner of a car dealership, John Chamberlain, and his son, Mark. John is a brilliant, callous businessman who is a vicious, overbearing father. Mark is the sales manager at Chamberlain Auto, the dealership that promises to do "Whatever IT Takes" to put you in a new car. But on a scorching hot Saturday in the middle of the Phoenix summer, Mark has a chance to get his own dealership, and out from under his father's thumb. But there is a catch - Mark has to sell thirty-five cars by the end of the day. The question is, will Mark do whatever it takes, including betraying his sales team and himself to get what he wants?

Starring in "Car Dogs" is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Patrick J. Adams playing the role of Mark Chamberlain. Adams is a series regular on the hit USA show "Suits" playing Mike Ross. Also starring in "Car Dogs" is Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer playing the role of Sharon. Spencer recently completed shooting the feature film "Black and White" starring opposite Kevin Costner and Jennifer Ehle. Grammy Awards nominee George Lopez has joined the cast playing the role of Christian, Gotham Awards nominee Dash Mihok will play Scott, and Josh Hopkins has been cast as Mike Reynolds.

Filmmaker Adam Collis is directing "Car Dogs" from an original screenplay written by Mark Edward King, based partially on his experiences working at car dealerships in the Scottsdale, AZ area. Collis is Visiting Professor of Film Directing at Arizona State University and Founder, CEO at The Director's Perspective Acting Studio. He has received awards and nominations from the Aspen Shortsfest, Austin Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Collis will also produce "Car Dogs" along with Adam Robinson and F. Miguel Valenti. David Breschel will co-produce. Timothy P. Haskins is executive producer.

"Car Dogs" Principal Actor Casting Call Details

Casting Society of America Artios Award winning casting director John Jackson is auditioning actors for union and non-union males and females of all races between the ages of 18 and 80 to be cast in both speaking and featured non-speaking roles in the indie feature film "Car Dogs". Jackson's casting credits include such projects as the Academy Award nominated film "About Schmidt" starring Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates, the Academy Award winning film "Sideways" starring Paul Giamatti, and the Academy Award winning film "The Descendants" starring George Clooney and Shailene Woodley.

To be considered for principal actor speaking roles, submit the following ASAP:

• current photos (snapshots are acceptable)
• height
• weight
• hair color
• eye color
• date of birth
• contact phone numbers

If interested, casting director John Jackson will contact you to schedule an audition/interview. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO WORK IN THE PHOENIX AREA AS A LOCAL HIRE during the production dates (November 8th - December 4th). This means that transportation and accommodations to Phoenix will not be provided.

Email your submission to the following:

"Car Dogs" Extras Casting Call Details

The extras casting department is now hiring extras and stand-ins of all shapes, sizes, and types. Both men and women, children and teens, 5-70 years of age, any ethnicity. Filming is taking place in Phoenix from November 8th through December 4th. You must be located within a reasonable driving distance to Phoenix. You can be available to work as little as one day, or multiple days. These are fully paid positions with overtime after 8 hrs, possibly up to 12-13 hour shooting days. The production is also seeking people who have newer cars and trucks to also be used in the film, with additional compensation.

To be considered, submit the following:

• recent color snapshot (does not need to be professional)
• name
• height
• weight
• hair/eye color
• shirt size
• waist size
• shoe size
• all contact info including phone number

If you have a newer car or truck and are interested in also using it in the film, include the following additional info with your submission:

• make
• year
• model
• color
• include a recent color snapshot of your vehicle

Email your submission to the following:

Put "ATTN: BRAD" in the subject line of your email.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in the United States.

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks include 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 the United States:

• Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Child Actor Permit Application
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

John Jackson, CSA
19588 Birdsley Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras Casting

Production Company:

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.

Stefanie Epstein Productions, Inc.
427 N. Canon Drive
Suite 206
Beverly Hills, CA 90266

Executive Producer:

Timothy P. Haskins


Adam Collis
Stefanie Epstein
F. Miguel Valenti
Adam Robinson
David Breschel


Mark E. King


Adam Collis


Patrick J. Adams - Mark Chamberlain
Octavia Spencer - Sharon
Dash Mihok - Scott
George Lopez - Christian
Josh Hopkins - Mike Reynolds


Car Dogs tells the story of a young man trying to survive in the cut throat world of auto dealers and car salesman. Mark Chamberlin has just one day to hit his sales goals in order to get his own dealership and out from under the thumb of relentlessly brutal father. The Chamberlin Auto motto: "WHATEVER IT TAKES". But the question remains: Will Mark do whatever it takes, even if it means selling his soul, in order to get what he wants.