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Casting call issued for Indian Horse film

March 31, 2016 10:23 A.M.

A feature film production based on the Richard Wagamese novel Indian Horse is in the early stages of casting for roles.

They are seeking First Nations males — children, youth and adults from six to 25 years old. Roles include speaking roles, hockey players of all ages of which some will speak and some will not, and non-speaking roles.

This is an open call. In other words, no acting experience is required and there is no charge to apply to be in the movie.

Filming is taking place in Sudbury, Ont., Oka, Que., and Kamloops starting this fall. Canadian candidates are not required to be resident in any of the locations in order to be considered for a role in the movie. There will be tutors and time set aside while filming so children do not fall behind in their schooling.

Indian Horse earned the 2013 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for Wagamese, an author and journalist who resides in Kamloops.

The casting search is being conducted via Online Audition Submissions. Anyone interested is urged to register online immediately for audition instructions. Start by going to Deadline is April 17.

For assistance, contact the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission at 250-377-8673, or 1-877-8673 toll free or at

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