Wednesday, 17 August 2011

MEN Extras required in Wellington!

Last week, it was widely reported that 3 Foot 7 Ltd had put out a call for ELF Extras via New Zealand's job seeking website, Trademe.co.nz.

Originally, the advertisement stated :

We are currently looking for slim men 17-30 years and between 165cm – 178 cm or 5’5” -5’8” AND slim women 17-30 years between 165cm – 173cm or 5’5” to 5’8” to play ELF extras.

I've just revisited the site, and it seems to have changed completely. It now it says :

We are currently looking for MEN based in the Wellington region aged 30 plus, medium - large build, 5'8" - 6 foot (175cm - 183cm) Character faces, beards, missing teeth - all good.


I'm not sure if that means they're still looking for Elves or no longer - I guess it pays to respond quickly to these advertisements!

I'm also not sure if they're looking for MEN as a race (as opposed to ELVES), or MEN as a gender (as opposed to WOMEN extras). I've put my application in just in case - I didn't qualify for the ELF call, but this time I'm in!

Bonus - it no longer requires applicants to be slim and pretty, in fact being larger and ugly may just count as a plus! So, watch for my name in the credits!


So if you live in Wellington (a requirement, I'm afraid), apply quickly before it all changes again!

- Jack

9 comments:

  1. I'm now very curious as to why they changed the casting call. Perhaps they got inundated with emails? It makes me slightly worried for those DID apply for the casting...

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  2. Hey hey now, don't be equating not being thin with being ugly!

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  3. @Lady Nerd : I got a twitter message yesterday from someone who got their callup, who stated that there were also under-30's, and women at the auditions... so, it appears the Elves got in ok...

    - Jack M

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  4. @Maria :

    A fair point - I've changed the wording, to be more specific and less judgemental... :) Hope you approve!

    - Jack

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  5. They's updated the casting info again: Men AND Elves needed from Wellington. Seems they've got enough women... http://t.co/me6acyh

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  6. @Lily :

    Ah, good spotting! I haven't heard my call yet, still hoping to!

    - Jack

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  7. Aw, you didn't have to change the post, Jack. I was just messing with you. But thanks! Wish I was in Wellington!

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  8. @Maria :

    No, I think you had a fair point!

    - Jack

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