- By Native News Online Staff
Midthunder Casting has announced a casting call for Native American males and females to play high school basketball players in Netflix's feature film Rez Ball.
The film was written by Reservation Dogs co-creator Sterlin Harjo (Seminole), who is teaming with NBA all-star LeBron James and writer/director Sydney Freeland (Dine) to produce the film.
The drama will portray the fictional Chuska Warriors, a Native American high school basketball team from Chuska, New Mexico, that must band together after losing their star player if they want to keep their quest for a state championship alive, according to the series’ description. Rez Ball has been described as “an all-American underdog story about Navajo kids and coaches told from the inside-out.”
Applicants must be 18-years-old or older to apply. Actors will be paid. .
To apply, email the following information to [email protected]:
- Phone number
- Email address
- Location (City and state; reservation or community)
- Tribal enrollment or affiliation (optional)
- Basketball experience
- Recent photos
- Your availability from March until June 2023
In the subject line, applicants are asked to write: “First & Last Name - Rez Ball Player.”
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