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the hobbit movie casting call in Wellington

Exciting news for Hobbit fans who can work in New Zealand!

Tom Hunt  from The Dominion Post writes,

The bulky, the skinny, the short, the tall, and those with ”character faces” – your time has come.

A casting call has gone out for The Hobbit and virtually anyone in Wellington qualifies, as long they’ve got unique qualities.

Men under 163cm and women under 155cm, big men with ”character faces” and any women with the same, men with large biceps, and slim and athletic men and women between 165cm and 203cm are being asked to audition.

The casting call is at The Belmont Hall, next to The Belmont Primary School, 709 Western Hutt Rd, from 1-4pm on January 28.

To be eligible, you must be over 16, entitled to work in New Zealand and living in Wellington.

This intriguing opportunity makes fans like myself who are a ways away from middle-earth jealous of those who are able to audition. Break a leg to those auditioning and stay tuned for more updates!

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  • Emma

    Does anyone know what you’d have to do at the audition? I live in welly and fit in one of the categories. :)

  • Blaaahxo

    what would you need to wear and bring? and what would the audition involve? please let me know

  • http://www.facebook.com/annakarininha Anna Karina

    I wish I could live in NZ!

  • Deb

    When??

  • notquiteshortenuff

    Can anyone explain what ‘character face’ really means?

  • Lena Swicz

    Gosh :( what if I travel to NZ? XD And stay like uhmm a few months? hehehe :( you should come to do some shots in Venezuela xD hahaha

  • Frodolover50

    I’d give anything to be on that movie! :(

  • Frodolover50

    *in

  • Justine

    Been a LOTR fan since I was in like 4-5 grade and I SOOO volunteer for this great honor!

  • Cokenick23

    Need to be older? grrrr!!!

  • Cokenick23

    Need to be older? grrrr!!!

  • Celebrian_anwamane73

    Ahhh….if only I could travel there…..I love to be an extra, especially when/if Viggo is impart 2!!!!!!!!!

  • Khalleron

    It means you’re not pretty.

  • Lazlo Woodbine

    I second notquiteshortenough.  What does ‘character faces’ mean?  Also, does ‘big men’ mean overweight or just tall?

  • Kaboom

    can you or do you resemble A dwarf, elf, Orc, Ogre, Troll, Hobbit, a bird, or any other possible race within middle earth .. then you have a chance to be an extra in the large battles scenes .. the better the face the closer to the stars you can be placed. The MORE races you can fill in with the better your chances and usefulness. That’s pretty much what this type of casting call is for, filler that looks right.   Good Luck MANY wish they were there.

  • Benny_mu_96

    Damn it, I would do anything to be a part of the movie, but i live in Sweden :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Love-Dick/608605697 Joseph Love Dick

    Hey, I would be an asset to your film. Pay for me to go to New Zealand and I will give you the privilege of working with me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Love-Dick/608605697 Joseph Love Dick

    I envy you >=|

  • Trinity_dragonfly

    I fit the criteria except the fact that I live in Brisbane.  I will travel through and I am lucky enough to be really flexible.  Can I still come – please?

  • Luiza

    I agree with you!!

  • Pritchnata

    A while back ( over a year ago) I went to something similar for people under 155cm, I think it was for a size double, do I need to come to this one as well? Or will the information they gathered there  be transferred? 

  • Issysquiz_fantasy

    How can i apply?? :/

  • Bettina1gd

    I can travel from Sydney and able to move to Wellington if you think I would be suitable??

  • Aucklandgirl

    No.. You wish you lived in Wellington! I live in Auckland, and most probably can not audition :(

  • elgaria

    what are we supposed to do???

  • mail.bsnet

    Too far to go there… :S like the oposite side of the world…

    I wish I could take some days off and visit my favorite actress in NZ…

    Andrew Fischer from http://www.ReneeCataldo.com

  • Julieann wairepo

    oh boy i would fit all that as i have not long ago had 9 teeth out another 9 to go im 5 foot 2 and slim but live in Ashburton dam it never mind :(

  • alexstyle78

    I live in France, and i ‘m ready to go in NZ. I leave tomorrow :) :)

  • Melanie Higgins

    Well I live in Wellington, but most likely be to old and my hair way to long. But will go along anyways

  • Tessa Abbott

    I saw the ad on Trademe, instantly booked my flight from chch,
    & will be in Welly tomorrow! 

    Never done a casting call before, 
    What do I bring? Besides bringing my A-Game :p
    & does anybody know what we have to do? 

  • Tessa Abbott

    I saw the ad on Trademe, instantly booked my flight from chch,
    & will be in Welly tomorrow! 

    Never done a casting call before, 
    What do I bring? Besides bringing my A-Game :p
    & does anybody know what we have to do? 

  • Tessa Abbott

    Character faces, according to my mother, not so pretty looking. 
    Quite opposite really. 

  • Tessa Abbott

    Character faces, according to my mother, not so pretty looking. 
    Quite opposite really. 

  • Mikeroz

    Fit criteria, cannot make tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    I was there the entire day, it was a complete disaster! I was surprised a first class production company couldn’t manage a casting call. There was no order, nobody managing a line, and it ended up just merging together into a mob. I got there early, and people that came hours later ended up in front of me…here is my recap of what went down…

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2X1iH4