Into the Wilderness

Audition Completion & Direct cast and crew resume submissions form:

Please complete your audition check-in by filling out the form via the following link.

If you wish, you may also upload your resume, head shot, and reel at the end of the form.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Into the Wilderness film. We look forward to looking at your resume and getting to know a little bit more about you.

Audition Dates, Locations, & Times:


June 22, 1:00-4:00 PM (Appointment Only); 4:00-5:00 PM (Open Call)

June 23, 10:00AM-1:00PM (Appointment Only); 1:00-2:00 PM (Open Call - Strict on time, Don't be late!)

 Location Address: 2021 21st Ave, South, Ste 104, Nashville, 37212 


June 24, 1:00-6:00 PM (Open Call)

June 25, 6:00-9:00 PM (Open Call)

June 27-28, Audition callbacks at assigned times

Location Address: Gage Talent - 408 N. Cedar Bluff Ste 100, Knoxville, TN 37923


*Sides will be provided at venue.

Thank you,

Michael A. Candela & Ev Stanton, Producers

Richard De Witt, Director

& The Wilderness Production Team


Open Call Roles:

Jeremiah -   Lead. 9 -11. African American runaway slave boy. Jeremiah is an inquisitive, curious, and eager child with few filters. He says what he thinks with no pretense. He too wants to go home, wherever that is. His life is filled with wonder, even when he sees the most horrible things. His understanding of the universe is far wiser than his slight frame and young years suggest. From the first moment we see him, even the cruelest of men realize that he is special. Please, Tennessee submissions ONLY.

Adena - Supporting lead. 24 - 32. Samuel’s long-suffering wife. She's lived a hard life on the family’s isolated ranch. Frail, but determined, she refuses to allow a hard life to wear her down. 

Mr. Magian - Supporting Lead. 35 - 60: Black preacher and healer. Mr. Magian can heal a heart and the soul. He raises Samuel from a wound that should have killed him and sends him on his journey, while guiding him on the way.

Cherokee Kid - Early 20s, Native American Indian serving as a Confederate Soldier.  Please, Tennessee submissions ONLY.

Medicine Woman - Age open. 21 - 70. Native American Indian Medicine Woman. Practicing her arts at fireside. Please, Tennessee submissions ONLY.

Rose - Young African American Girl. 9 - 14. A young runaway slave who follows Mr. Magian. She often sings to herself.  Please, Tennessee submissions ONLY.

Jasmine - Young African American Girl. 12 - 16. A young runaway slave. Loves to sing.  Please, Tennessee submissions ONLY.

Ms. Minty (Harriet Tubman) - African American woman. 30 -50'S. She is really Harriet Tubman, hiding and working in a traveling puppet show. She also plays the character of Eliza in the puppet show. 

Puppet Face Uncle Tom - African American. Male, 20 - 30. Traveling stage character who plays Uncle Tom in the puppet show of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Please, Southern SAG submission ONLY. 

Puppet Face Chloe - African American. Female, 20 - 30. Traveling stage character, Chloe, in the puppet show of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Please, Southern SAG submission ONLY.

Grave Digger - Male, 30-40.


10-12 Puppet show audience

5-10 Church goers

15-20 -Civil War reenactor soldiers with own uniform and kit; at least 10 UNION & 10 CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS per side for battle weekend.

2-3 UNION & CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS - Extras - various scenes (including Confederate Sniper who turns out to be Samuel at the end. (himself - so same costume) Always played in shadow and hidden.