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The film industry is coming to Central Illinois and we want to see you in the movies!

Filmmaking in Illinois



Filmmaking is happening all over Illinois, not just in Chicago. Films and television shows are coming to shoot in Central Illinois!

If you've ever wanted to be in a film or see how filmmaking works, this is a great way to get started.


From movie stars to local filmmakers and everything in between, right in your backyard.

Talent Pool


We are creating a pool of people who would like to be considered to be in these films. From background actors to roles with lines, we're helping filmmakers find the people they're looking for. 

You do not need to have any previous experience and this doesn't cost you anything. If you book a role, they'll pay you!

How It Works


We need your name, contact information, and a picture of you - that's it! You can fill out the form below or come to our Open Call to be added to our database. You do not need to come to the open call if you’ve filled out the below form.

When films are looking for folks to be in them, we will email the talent pool with the shoot information, you'll get back to us if you're available, and we'll reserve a slot for you on set. 

Who We Want


Everyone! Anyone who's ever wanted to be in a film is welcome to join our talent pool. All ages, genders, ethnicities, body types - we want to see everyone. 

You do not need previous experience, just a photo and a way for us to get in touch with you. 

Time Commitment


So, when will we need you to come to set? It depends on the project! We'll send out emails letting you know we are casting a project, and if you're available for the dates, you can request a slot on set. 

Some shoots are short, but we always tell folks to plan on being on set for a full day.


If you can't make a day, don't worry. We'll keep trying to get you in the next project.

Paid Work


Like we said, this doesn't cost you anything. When you book roles with us, the films will pay you to be there. 

The rates will vary from one project to the next, so we'll let you know the dates, times, and rates when we reach out to book you. 


Learn the Lingo

Speaking Roles

These roles are the roles with lines - talking to folks, interacting with other actors, and memorizing the script. 

These roles will require an audition and are harder to get, but this office loves giving chances to new faces.

Background Roles

If lines aren't your thing, join the background! This is the easiest way to get on set - you could be at a restaurant, in a crowd, a non-speaking secretary - the possibilities are endless!

If you've never been on a set, we recommend you start here.

Production Assistants

Unlike background or speaking roles, this is not an acting job. Production assistants are part of the crew. 

Being a part of the crew and helping make the movie is a great way to be involved if you're too shy for the screen.

Production Crew

Join The Pool

Do I have to come to the open call in person?

Nope, you're welcome to submit your photo using the form below instead. All roads lead to the same pool, so if you'd rather skip the lines, just submit below!

Can I submit twice?

No need! Our system will delete duplicates, so submitting via the form or in person once is all you need to do.

Please fill out the form below to join our talent pool. Once you've submitted, that's all you need to do! We'll reach out with more information when our first film is up and running! Have questions? Please get in touch!

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Open Call
Outdoor Film Set


Rantoul, IL • January 28th, 2023

Saturday, January 28th from 12pm-6pm

If Saturday overfills, we will open Sunday hours as well.

As we receive more information, we will publish it here. 


AT&T Building

1 Aviation Center Dr . 
Rantoul, IL 61866

Please type in the below coordinates or Google Maps Plus Code for an accurate location on GPS:

   Google Maps Plus Code

7VW2+6F3 Rantoul, Illinois


40°17'43.8"N 88°08'55.8"W

The AT&T building is directly next to the Rantoul Aviation Center. 


We will be filling out the form above for you and taking your picture. This process will take moments!

Depending on how many people come to the open call, you may be waiting in line. If you don't feel like waiting, please fill out the form above!

Are you planning on joining us in-person? Please RSVP here.


Please get in touch! We're happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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