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Male & Female Actors Required for Historical Crime Reenactment

Male & Female Actors Required for Historical Crime Reenactment

Idaho, USA
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'Ancient Murder Detectives' (working title) is a brand new Historical Crime documentary for a US streaming service.

The series will reopen historical cold cases, set hundreds of years in the past and retrace the final few hours of the victims' lives.

We are looking for actors to bring our reenactments to life!

We are dedicating one episode to the case of Joseph Henry Loveless (December 3, 1870 – c. May 1916), an American bootlegger and accused murderer.

In 1916, after being accused of murdering his wife, he allegedly escaped from jail with a saw blade he had hidden in his shoe. He was never seen again...until his dismembered torso was found 60 years later...

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Filming will require 2-3 days in Idaho, on 4th & 5th April 2022.

Job payment

Payment TBC

Expenses paid - Per diems, travel expenses (if applicable)

Please note, our filming dates have had to change and are now pencilled for the 4th and 5th April.

Thanks for your patience as we process applicants.

The Ancient Murder Detectives team

Edited 16 December 2021

Joseph Henry Loveless (non-speaking)

Loveless was an American bootlegger and accused murderer. Scenes will likely include living with his wife in a small camp on the outskirts of St Anthony, the murder (done tastefully) of his wife Agnes, Loveless escaping from jail and his own murder (again done tastefully). He was about 45 years of age, 165 pounds in build and short reddish/brown hair. Loveless would have led a rough life, likely drank heavily and saw regular exposure to the sun. A mean demeanour and cunning intelligence.

Male, aged 40 to 50

  • Height: 175 cm / 5ft 9in - 192 cm / 6ft 4in
  • Hair color: Auburn , Brown , Red

Applications closed 30 December 2021.

Agnes Loveless (non-speaking)

Agnes (wife of Joseph), lived with Joseph Loveless in a camp on the outskirts of town. She had an average build, had dark hair and was 36 when she was murdered by her husband. Scenes may include camp life with Loveless as well as the murder of Agnes with an axe (done tastefully and in stylistic snippets).

Female, aged 34 to 44

  • Height: 156 cm / 5ft 1in - 171 cm / 5ft 7in

Applications closed 30 December 2021.

Male Criminal

Male Criminal Would probably have lived a similar criminal lifestyle to Joseph Loveless himself, so a rough and ready look would be ideal. Potential scenes include the Male Criminal murdering Loveless...perhaps by mistake...perhaps for revenge...

Male, aged 18 to 70

Applications closed 30 December 2021.

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