There will be a casting call in Hawaii for the new ABC pilot that will be filming here. The show is called “Last Resort,” it is an hour long, and it will be filmed on Oahu in March.
Local actors will be considered for a number of speaking and background parts. This casting call differs a bit from others, as many of the recurring speaking roles will be cast here. More often than not, casting happens in Los Angeles and parts go to established actors.
Casting in Hawaii will be handled by the usual suspects, Rachel Sutton and Katie Doyle. Sutton also handles local casting for the CBS TV show “Hawaii Five-0.”
“Please keep in mind that there are a limited number of speaking roles for the pilot,” the casting notice stated. “However, we are fortunate in that we will be casting several co-star, supporting and featured background roles. Numerous opportunities for background work will also be available. Most series regulars and recurring cast will be handled in L.A. and likely go to well known, big name, established actors.”
According to the pilot story line, “Last Resort” is the saga of the USS Nevada, a nuclear submarine that was fired upon by U.S. allies after its crew rejected a suspicious order. Its crew, desperate and running out of options, takes refuge on the island of Sainte Marina, where it takes over a NATO outpost and monitors the world’s militaries. The crewmembers still have the sub’s 24 nuclear missiles and declare themselves independent.
Hawaii has had a number of hits on television over the last few years. Remember, there is no guarantee that the pilot would be picked up by ABC, but if it is, it would follow some pretty big shows that are either now over or currently filming.
Lost was arguably one of the most popular shows of the last decade and that was filmed entirely in Hawaii. Other hit shows include the current megahit Hawaii Five-0 and another show named “The River,” which debuts on television next month.
How to Get an Audition
All those interested in trying to get an audition should do the following:
Mail a resume and head shot to Last Resort Casting, c/o Diamond Head Studios, 510 18th Ave., Honolulu, HI, 96816.
As of right now there are no other options listed. If we hear any we will post them, but this is your best bet.