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Paid advert opportunity for young blacksmiths

The next census is due next year and we are currently casting an advert that lets people know it is coming and encourages them to complete it. We are looking for a broad range of real characters representing the whole of the UK and would really like to involve young blacksmiths (ideally 20s-30s). The advert will be a series of moving photo portraits, so no acting experience is necessary.


We will be shooting between 10th and 14th November, and each person or location would be needed for just a few hours on one of those days. There would be an appearance fee of £500 per person those featured in the advert.


We would ideally like to film in Kent, Dorset or the Bristol area, but would consider applications from slightly further afield too.


There will be a covid risk assessment and government guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of everyone taking part.


We would need the following sent to casting@sallymccleery.com if you are interested:

-A recent picture (a phone selfie is fine)

-Where you live

-Contact phone number

-How you heard about the opportunity

-Who you are applying with (As we are looking for two men, it's helpful if you mention which other smiths you know that are applying)

- A 1-2 min video saying your name and age and what you do (mention the role you are applying for eg young blacksmith)


If filming on a phone, please ensure it is turned to landscape mode. You can send videos by email, dropbox or we transfer.


Please feel free to contact us at casting@sallymccleery.com if you have any questions.