RICHMOND, Va. — The filmmakers telling the story of Richard and Mildred Loving are looking for people to appear in the upcoming movie about the Virginia couple. The Lovings’ interracial marriage changed history in the 1967 Supreme Court case ‘Loving v. Virginia.’ The movie’s producers are holding three casting calls open to people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.
“Older adults, children and families of African American, Native American, Caucasian and mixed heritage. African American and mixed ethnicity children ages 0-6, expectant mothers of all ethnicities, and African American grandparents are encouraged to attend,” the casting directors said. “They are also seeking experienced bricklayers, blue-collar construction-worker types, politicians and business types, teachers, drag race hobbyists and period car mechanics.”
People who would like to appear in the movie are encouraged to attend one of three casting calls.
Thursday, June 25 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Parking is available in a lot at Town Hall.
Saturday, June 27 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Parking is available in the adjacent paid lot or on the street. Please DO NOT CALL Artworks directly for directions or information about this project.
Sunday, June 28 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Parking is available in a lot behind the building along Pike Street or on the street.
If you are unable to attend the open call, or if you have other questions, please email LovingExtrasCasting@gmail.com.
Each open casting call will consist of a brief talk with a member of the casting team and possibly an interview on camera. No appointment is necessary, but a positive attitude and the ability to quietly wait are good traits to put to use when attending an open casting call. ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING A NON-RETURNABLE PHOTO. Candid, non-professional photos are fine.
If you do have a headshot/resume, please bring two (2) copies. Please attend one of the three calls if you’re able.
“We are thrilled to be working on such an important story,” casting director Erica Arvold said. “Anne Chapman, Sarah Dowling and I look forward to discovering some new talent and faces at these open calls!”
Filming on Loving is expected to begin in and around Richmond this September.