Open Casting Call: Expert Skiers and Snowboarders

CASTING CALL CLOSED. Stay tuned for more opportunities in the future!

WHO WE NEED:

We’re casting expert skiers and snowboarders for a photoshoot project for Windham Mountain. 

We’re seeking expert alpine skiers and snowboarders age 18+ who live in the New York area, closer to Windham. We’re looking for expert individuals along with experienced families.

Qualifications:
We need confident, expert rippers who are on snow as many days as possible every winter. The people we seek hate to miss a deep powder day and feel comfortable bouncing around in 12” of new snow as well as the icy conditions of the east. They often hike or traverse to get the better snow and are under complete control skiing/boarding in the trees.We’re also looking to cast family groups (1-2 children; with 2 parents). All participants (including children) will need to be expert-level riders. Ages 8 – 16 preferable.We are looking for serious, highly-skilled skiers only. Experience being filmed is strongly preferred. You must be able to:
  • Stand on the mountain for prolonged periods of time in the cold
  • Hit specific marks with precision
  • Demonstrate impeccable control in a steep descent
  • Take direction for specific actions
  • (Big air a definite plus)
Must have experience with one or more of the following:
  • Competing (Freeride, Alpine Racing, Freestyle, Big Air)
  • Backcountry
  • Ski Level: Expert or Professional

People of all identities (races, abilities, genders, sexualities, religions, ethnicities, countries of origin, and more) are welcome and encouraged to apply. We are committed to representing authentic diversity across all projects.

______________________PROJECT INFORMATION_________________________

ADVERTISER: Windham Mountain Lifestyle shoot for web, digital ads, print ads, and social

TYPE: Photo shoot

UNION STATUS: Non-Union

SHOOT LOCATION: Windham, NY

DATES: Jan 5th & 6th, exact dates TBD.
*If hired, you would be needed for the full 1-2 days. Please do not apply if you have immovable conflicts or are generally unavailable during these dates.

PAY IF HIRED: 
$500 plus one-night hotel stay. Pay includes compensation for hours worked and the use of your likeness by the advertiser in perpetuity.

USAGE: All media except broadcast (Print, OOH, Digital, Ecomm, in-store & POP).

HIRING REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Must be 18+ and legally eligible to work in the US. Or with a guardian if under the age of 18.
  • US-residents only. Must live in the upstate New York area at the time of filming. While we wish we could consider everyone, geographical constraints are in place for the safety of our crew (to minimize travel during COVID).
  • Must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.
COVID19 CONSIDERATIONS:
The casting process will be 100% remote (no in-person auditions). The filming crew will consist of 3-4 people.

It is your choice whether to work during COVID-19 based on your own risk factors. Extensive safety measures will be in place on set. If hired, the full protocols will be shared with you prior to accepting the gig. You may be required to test negative for COVID-19 before the shoot. Hiring is contingent upon your responses to screening questions about your COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.

Applicants who share a COVID-19 pod will be considered as groups.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply, please email your information (name, age, contact information, ski/ride ability, location, and photo/video if available) to [email protected]. You will need recent photos of yourself, including riding shots/video. File uploads are preferable to links. Please collect those in advance of applying.

DEADLINE:
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the shoot dates pass. This page will be updated when the casting call is closed.
NEXT STEPS: If you are selected for further consideration, we will reach out to you with the next steps. Please note that if you are not selected, you will not receive a notice.