Spurlock casting for children's TV documentary series
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia native Morgan Spurlock is best known for his films "Super Size Me" and, more recently, "One Direction: This is Us." Now he's casting a pilot for what his casting director calls "a popular children's network," and he's looking for children between the ages of 10 and 13 -- maybe even a few from his home state.
"It will be a documentary series just for kids," said Claresa Mandola, casting director with Warrior Poets, Spurlock's New York City production company.
"We'd love to feature some Charleston kids!" she added.
The company is looking for a particular kind of child to portray, those who, for one reason or another, don't always fit in with their peers. A casting call posted on Facebook identifies some of the traits producers are looking for:
According to the casting announcement, "This series will take an inside look at the lives of tweens in America."
"We are giving a select few kids the unique opportunity to share their stories with the world and to inspire other kids by showing them that they're not alone as they navigate these exciting but sometimes awkward years," it said.
Those selected to participate would work with a film crew for approximately three days in January or February.
"It would be great to come film this in Morgan's home state," Mandola said.