Movie Opportunity for Disabled Actors

Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? Well, I might have a good opportunity for you.

Someone from a PR company emailed me about a movie called “Tough Sledding”, which is about the US sled hockey team winning gold in the Winter Paralympics in 2002. Apparently, they were underdogs and managed to win the gold medal against the odds. Sounds like a good story.

The production company want as many disabled people in the film as possible so they are holding virtual auditions online. Here’s what it says on the website:

Audition for Tough Sledding

Tough Sledding the Movie will hold a VIRTUAL, open call for performers with disabilities.

In efforts to provide diversity and inclusion on the silver screen and in light of the COVID-19 social distancing, the casting and production team of Tough Sledding the Movie will hold open, virtual auditions for both union and non-union performers, to portray as many characters in the movie are people with physical disabilities.

Tough Sledding is seeking talent looking to have a career in performing arts. Performers need to submit their headshot (or picture if they don’t have a headshot), and if available an acting reel, and resume. Auditions will consist of reading a prepared scene from the Tough Sledding script. This opportunity will also expand the network of underrepresented and undiscovered actors while gaining experience in film.

All submissions will be captured through the website and are required by June 15, 2020. Once we review all of the submissions, we will set up a virtual casting call where the callback actors will meet the production and casting team virtually.

In our effort of getting a record-breaking submission of actors, please share this within your network. We appreciate your support.

So if you are interested have a look at the info on the website:

As much as I would love to be in a movie I’m probably not going to audition myself because a) I’m not an actor, b) I’m not American, and c) I don’t think a quadriplegic will make a very convincing sled hockey player (you need to be able to use your arms properly.)

But if you think that you have what it takes for the role then go for it!

Please share this post with anybody you think will be interested. It would be great if they can get a lot of disabled actors in this film. Disabled actors are underrepresented in the movie industry so this will definitely help.


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