Casting Call

1663 Media Arts, LLC presents an Adventurous, Family-Friendly Historical Drama based on the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army And Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling.

The movie tells the adventures of a young camp follower as he encounters famous figures of the American Revolution on his search for his father who has gone missing during the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Described by its creators as “Tom Sawyer Meets The Patriot” (with historical accuracy), the film will highlight the often-forgotten lives of young camp followers who served alongside the armies of the conflict, and will appeal to families and viewers of all ages, lovers of history, and of course appreciators of good film-making.

Thank you for your interest in joining the cast of Elijah and George! We are accepting submissions for the roles outlined below.

Please note the following before contacting us.

  1. Feature film / Historical Drama / Series experience preferred.
  2. Sorry, no 3rd parties or agents at this time. This is a Non-Union Independent Feature Film. Those who hold current SAG Financial Core “F-Core” designation are welcome to submit.  
  3. Email resume / background of relevant experience, head-shot and body shot in full uniform if applicable, with “HIA” in the subject line, to info@gwarmyandme.com
  4. Soldier roles that handle weapons, must be 18 or over.
  5. We plan to film in Central Virginia, April – May 2020. Pending full funding.
  6. Specific dates will be discussed for each role.
  7. Must be safety conscience, respectful and comfortable around firearms, loud noises, horses, sheep, dogs, cows and other animals.
  8. There will be battle scenes, battle arms and extremely loud battle sounds from Cannon and Musket fire.
  9. This is a non-smoking, sober set, no exceptions.
  10. This is a closed-set. No outside visitors.
  11. Soldier Regiments and Militia will camp out overnight on set, similar to a reenactment scenario. Security and restroom facilities are provided. Dates to be discussed. We are aiming for Friday, Saturday weekend dates for the Valley Forge Encampment and Crossing Delaware Scenes. Battle of Monmouth is a 4 day shoot.
  12. 1099 Independent Contractor roles. Please see a Tax Consultant for your personal income tax responsibility.
  13. Please follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ElijahandGeorgeMovie/
  14. Please read the backstory the film is based on, noting our film is fictional, we have taken steps to ensure historical accuracy where possible. PDF free download here: https://payhip.com/b/7KUP

Thanks very much for your interest, and best of luck!!!

We are currently reviewing submissions for the following roles:


Civilian Impression – Camp Followers – 50 Background, 20 Special Extras – Non-Speaking Roles

Professional Campaigners Preferred.

Gender – Female 70%, Male – 30%

Ethnicity – Caucasian

Ages: 8 – 70 (No babies or toddlers at this time please)

Appearance: On the thin side, height / weight proportionate. Camp followers have only what they can carry on their backs. Lack of food and amenities, they sleep on the ground after marching up to 9 miles a day. They are heat and war battled, with worn clothing, yet strong and determined in family and spirit they long for home. Reenactors, you will provide your wardrobe.

Role: Valley Forge to the Battle of Monmouth. They are on the move and will cross the Delaware River. These roles include all civilian camp personnel such as farriers, sutlers, craftsmen, wagoners, carpenters, wives, kids and loved ones of the soldiers. These roles will be set up to sew,  wash clothes, prepare meals in a traditional “Mound” camp kitchen, transport goods, fetch water in wood buckets, build and repair equipment and take care of animals.

Compensation: Special Extra’s $150 a day; background extras $125 a day. 3 meals and healthy snacks daily. Accommodations provided in Civilian Encampment.


Continental Soldiers – Front Line – 50 roles

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 – 27

Appearance:  Thin, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, mud, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some soldiers are barefoot. Some soldiers have no shirts. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform, arms and accessories. Uniform coats may be provided specific to a Regiment as decided by the filmmaker. Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes. This role will receive one full day of bootcamp specific to the American Revolutionary War at Monmouth.

Non-Union Compensation – $150 Day plus 3 meals and healthy snacks daily.


British Soldiers – Front Line – 50 roles

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 – 35

Appearance:  Professional Soldiers, fit, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform including coats, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes. This role will receive one full day of boot camp specific to the American Revolutionary War at Monmouth.

Compensation – $150 Day plus 3 meals and healthy snacks daily.


Continental Army Militia – 50

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience preferred, not required.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 – 50

Appearance:  No beards or facial hair. Militia was comprised of men from all walks of life; professionals, farmers, etc. Covered in dirt, mud, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some soldiers are barefoot. Some soldiers have no shirts. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 90% Caucasian and 10% African American

This role requires your own wardrobe, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes. This role may receive one full day of bootcamp specific to the American Revolutionary War at Monmouth.

Compensation – $125 Day plus 3 meals and healthy snacks daily.


Continental Soldiers – Background – 150 roles

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience preferred, not required.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 – 27

Appearance:  Thin, or more robust, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, mud, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some soldiers are barefoot. Some soldiers have no shirts. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform, arms and accessories. Uniform coats may be provided specific to a Regiment as decided by the filmmaker. Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes.

Compensation – $125 Day plus 3 meals and healthy snacks daily.


British Soldiers – Background – 150 roles

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience preferred, not required.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 – 35

Appearance:  Professional Soldiers, fit, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, rain and exhausted from heat, and mosquito bitten. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scenes.

Compensation – $125 Day plus 3 meals and healthy snacks daily.


Continental 2nd Light Dragoons – Horse Soldiers – Non-speaking roles. – 7

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

Horses: Your individual horse is battle proven.

Appearance: Fit, height to weight proportionate, you will provide full uniform, arms and accessories. Helmet of leather with white horse-hair crest. Blue coats faced with red, with gilt or yellow-metal buttons; red waistcoats with gilt buttons; black belts, black stocks, leather breeches, and black top boots.

Arms: 2 pistols minimum each, carbine, sword. Fur holsters.

Gender: Male

Age: 20’s – 30’s

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Compensation: $250 a day, plus RT gas reimbursement for horse trailer. 3 meals and healthy snacks daily. May camp in encampment or request lodging. Horse feed as requested on set. Will provide area to set up corral. Horse wrangler and security provided.


British 16th Light Dragoons – Horse Soldiers – Non-speaking roles. – 7

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

Horses: Your individual horse is battle proven.

FULL EQUIPMENT LIST – Note, a summer campaign.

  • Helmet: leather, bearskin crest, faux leopard turban and chains, and red and white hackle. A hair fall or wig is required if your hair is not long enough to be clubbed.
  • Uniform Coat; Red, faced with blue,wool.
  • Shirt: White linen or cotton.
  • Neck stock: leather or horse hair with brass buckle.
  • Small clothes: breeches: of white linen or wool & Waistcoat of white linen or wool.
  • Stockings: white wool or cotton.
  • Shoe: with brass buckles.
  • Gaiters: (brown wool) and Gaiter Tops: brown leather – garter straps.
  • Waist belt and frog: white buff leather.
  • Rawles Cartridge Box and Strap
  • Haversack; white linen with leather strap
  • Water bottle (flask): tin, blue wool covered, with leather strap.
  • Forage cap: red and blue wool
  • Pick and Brush: as well as musket tool and cleaning equipment for musket or rifle.
  • Wedge Tent: Cavalry pattern, white canvas, with tent poles
  • Water deck: blue water proof canvas tarp to protect man or equipment and as ground cloth.
  • Knapsack: canvas with buff straps.
  • Sleeping gear, blankets or sleeping bag

Appearance: Fit, height to weight proportionate, stoic, professional horse soldiers. You will provide full uniform, arms and accessories.

Arms: Pistol, carbine, sabre.

Gender: Male

Age: 20’s – 40’s

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Compensation: $250 a day, plus RT gas reimbursement for horse trailer. 3 meals and healthy snacks daily. May camp in encampment or request lodging. Horse feed as requested on set. Will provide area to set up corral. Horse wrangler and security provided.


British Buck County Light Dragoons – Horse Soldiers – Non-speaking roles. – 3

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience required.

Appearance: Fit, stoic, professional horse soldiers. They wear green jackets with black and gold facings and buff trousers. Their black leather helmets are topped by a horsehair crest. You will provide full uniform, arms and accessories.

Arms: Pistol, carbine, sabre.

Horses: Your individual horse is battle proven.

Gender: Male

Age: 20’s – 30’s

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Compensation: $250 a day, plus RT gas reimbursement for horse trailer. 3 meals and healthy snacks daily. May camp in encampment or request lodging. Horse feed as requested on set. Will provide area to set up corral. Horse wrangler and security provided.