Update 3 September: Rudy y Ruymán, the pair of Canarian parodists who find humour sometimes in the most unexpected of places, have decided to take literally the casting call for applicants of ” indigenous Latin American, African and mixed race features”. The above video says it all, really. Politically correct it isn’t …
Update 26 August: Just to clarify, I have posted this as information, and as I say in the post below you turn up at a particular place at a particular time. There is no “application”, and it is in any case nothing to do with me. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT THIS CASTING.
You may have heard that the famous Hollywood director Ron Howard is to film a remake of Moby Dick in La Gomera. It will be called Heart of the Sea, and filming is set to take place over the next few months. A week ago today there was a casting for extras in La Gomera, and a week tomorrow, 2 September, it will be Tenerife’s chance. Extras will be given a contract and an alta for social security. Particularly sought are those, men, women and children, of all ages, with indigenous Latin American, African and mixed race features: Casting Canarias insist that this is not a racial categorization, and that anyone will be considered if they can be passed off as swarthy. Registration is not required, applicants should simply turn up at Teatro Leal in La Laguna on 2 September for the casting, which will take place between 9am and 6pm. More information is available at Casting Canarias – the link is to their Facebook page since their website is having work done on it.