Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Open Casting Call for Bend Reality TV Show

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:03 PM

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Do you ever think to yourself, "I should've been a star"? Well, listen up, because this may (or may not) be your chance. An unnamed, L.A.-based "boutique production company" is apparently casting for a reality show based in Bend. The company, which claims to have credits with HGTV and GSN, describes the hypothetical show on its casting call website as being "in the tradition of scripted shows like Picket Fences, Twin Peaks, Northern Exposure and Portlandia." 

I'll admit, I'm a little skeptical. Not because Bend seems unworthy of reality stardom. On the contrary, we've had our fair share of reality stars and there's plenty of local flavor to flesh out a script with. But the elusive production company doesn't seem that familiar with Bend. (Or, you know, basic grammar and punctuation.) It describes Bend as "the epicenter of micro brewing of the mid-west" and the Cascade Mountains’ most fascinating city." (Note: I reached out to the casting company but haven't heard back yet.)

Still, if you're game, the company is looking for real people to portray the following:
From families who have been rooted to the city for generations, to the brand new resident who hasn’t even finished unpacking; the teacher who serves as the town’s armchair historian, the wisecracking bartender, the hotel clerk, the hero, the mechanic, the bakers daughter, the Doc, the town gossip, and everyone in between.
I mean, what's the harm in sending off a bunch of personal information to a stranger in the hopes you will be selected to audition "at certain times" in March and April at "various locations"?

So, what do you say, are you going for it?

Check out the full casting call here.
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