Female-presenting extras needed for filming at Kingston Penitentiary

Kingstonist file photo of Kingston Penitentiary.

Kingston Penitentiary will again be the backdrop for scenes in an upcoming TV series. Visit Kingston has shared that the production company is looking for locals to be background actors for the upcoming filming.

According to a release from Visit Kingston, the filming will take place Jun 7 to 9, 2023, with a possible costume fitting on Tuesday, June 6.

“Selected performers will be playing the part of inmates at a women’s prison and as a result, this casting call is for women-presenting participants only,” the tourism organization stated.

“Anyone interested in participating is invited to carefully read the details from the casting agency below and contact the agency directly via the email address at the bottom of this message.”

No experience is necessary for this opportunity, and Visit Kingston said that anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to work on a live production set is encouraged to apply!

The following information was provided by Visit Kingston, who received these details from the casting company:

TV show: Forever Young

This is for women-presenting applicants only and the episode takes place again at Kingston Penitentiary. We are looking for applicants over the age of 18. All applicants are welcome, however, we are also in need of people with diverse races and ethnicities. Residences of Canada and/or applicants with work visas are eligible to apply.

Required for the cast:

  • Women-presenting prisoners: 35 women-presenting participants of all ethnicities with various “looks” (hardened, etc.)
  • Dates required: June 7, 8, 9 (some may only be needed for 2 days: June 7 and 9)
  • If you are selected you are required to come for a 2-hour paid costume fitting, possibly to be scheduled on June 6
  • Tattoos: visible tattoos are fine. A picture must be submitted to the email below with a letter or email of clearance from the tattoo artist. (Tattoos may need to be covered if this is not provided.)
  • We can accommodate all sizes!

General information:

Scenes will be shot throughout the day within the prison’s interior cells and outside in the exterior prison yards. Shooting hours: vary in length from 8-14+ hours. Start times vary. You need to be available all day and evening for June 7, 8, (day and overnight filming), and possibly June 9 during the day.

Pay rate: minimum wage. Full days include a one-hour non-paid boxed lunch. Basic snacks will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own water bottles and snacks if you have allergies or dietary/nutritional needs.

To apply, submit to the office by one email only at [email protected]:

  1. Your full name, age, address, telephone number, and email address
  2. Photo shots required. Please send a headshot (picture of your face and head) and full length photo
  3. Tattoo clearence letter or an email attrached from the artist
  4. Height, waist, chest measurements, and shoe size

You will be notified by the casting office personnel for further information.

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