According to Country Living and The Day, Synthetic Cinema has an open casting call for a 2019 Hallmark Channel Christmas movie. Film producer Andrew Gernhard, who worked on Hallmark’s “A Nutty Christmas” starring Melissa Joan Hart, couldn’t give too many details, but he did have some. He said that the movie will feature military veterans and will actually be filmed during the colder months, rather than in the spring. It will be set in a New England town, however filming will take place all over. Andrew said, “This one we’re being pretty ambitious, shooting at a lot of locations. Typically, we’re only at two or three. This one is a lot more than that.”

The online casting call says:
Seeking Non-Union locals for background roles in a feature film shooting in Connecticut.

All must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the set.

There is no pay, but meals will be provided for those who stay on set through our meal periods.

Time commitment will vary but must be able to stay for an entire day if needed. No audition is necessary. Groups are welcome, but we request individual signups for all attendees. Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe information will be provided with schedule details after signup.

Once you’ve created an account on this page, you can register interest in specific days, scenes, and roles. Please don’t sign up for roles you cannot attend and please try to limit your signups to a maximum of three. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, check periodically through the production schedule to see if new dates open up. We will contact you to schedule attendance.

If you’re interested and in the area, you can head to the Synthetic Cinema website to sign up online. Some roles will require additional contacting about wardrobe sizing, specific abilities, and other details. If that is the case, you will be contacted after you sign up to arrange details. Minors (high school age and younger) are actually allowed to apply to be extras, but they will need written permission from their parent or guardian.