Adults and children casting call for 'Boychoir' starring Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates

The futuristic action sci-fi film Boychoir is nearing the start of filming, and casting calls for extras and crew calls for experienced production staff and film crew members are underway.

Informant Media and Carol Baum Productions in association with Goldenring Productions and Embankment Film will begin shooting Boychoir on February 24th in the Stamford and Greenwich, CT areas. Connecticut production will run through March 28th, then will move to New York. The film stars Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, and Sissy Spacek.

Boychoir tells the story of 10 year old small town hellion Stet Cates, who seems bound for a life of trouble and delinquency - except for the fact that he has an angelic singing voice that comes along once in a generation. When Stet's single mother Debbie is killed in a car wreck, his biological father Gerard, whom he has never met, is ready to relegate him to the foster care system without a thought - until Stet's middle school principal Ms. Steele urges Gerard to place Stet in Mr. Carvelle's boys' choir, (fashioned after the actual American Boychoir School) - the top in the country. But whether the renegade Stet can conform to Carvelle, Drake’s And The Headmaster’s rigid discipline and do honor to his innate talent is a very open question, especially when Devon, the top singer in the choir, decides to sabotage his rival in any way he can... Wooly is the one ally at the school who knows the real reason Stet should stay at the school – it's not about the music, it's about becoming a little man, who can face any challenge or foe.

Grammy Award winner Francois Girard is directing Boychoir from an original screenplay written by Ben Ripley. Primetime Emmy Award winner Judy Cairo will produce for Informant Media, Carol Baum will produce for her company Carol Baum Productions, and Jane Goldenring produces for Goldenring productions. Executive producers are Informant Media's Michael A. Simpson and Eric Brenner, Darrel Casalino, and Jarod Becker.

Boychoir Extras Casting Call Details

The casting director in Alabama for the feature film Boychoir is seeking the following for paid background extras to work various dates between February 24th and March 28th:

• Boys and Girls, 11-13 years of age. Latino. Union or Non-union. Shoot is Thursday 2/27.
• Males and Females. All ages. Union or Non-union.

Shooting primarily in the Stamford and Greenwich, CT

To be considered, submit a clear recent color snapshot (no hats or glasses, no one else in the photo), age, location, and all contact information to:

For NY filming, all talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.

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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.

Los Angeles:

Deanna Brigidi-Stewart
Automatic Sweat Casting
2656 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034


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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 _______"

Crew Members


Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in Connecticut can email resumes to:

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".

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.

Boychoir Production Office
12 Peveril Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Informant Media, Inc.
10866 Wilshire Blvd.
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Carol Baum Productions
8899 W. Beverly Blvd.
Suite 712
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Goldenring Productions
11271 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 506
Studio City, CA 91604

Embankment Film
Westbourne Studios
WE 020, 242 Acklam Road
London W10 5JJ

Executive Producers:

Jarod Becker
Eric Brenner
Darrel Casalino
Michael A. Simpson


Judy Cairo
Carol Baum
Jane Goldenring


Francois Girard


Dustin Hoffman - Master Carvelle
Eddie Izzard - Drake
Kathy Bates - Headmistress
Sissy Spacek - TBA


Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.