Get bloody! Sharknado 3 seeks extras for Orlando filming

UPDATE: We heard from the casting company that we originally linked to that this will not be a SAG shoot (surprise: Florida is not so much a labor-union-friendly state) – but they will be casting the non-union extras, so please follow the guidelines below. 

We told you it was coming last year, and now the day of reckoning is at hand: Syfy's Sharknado 3 films in Orlando starting tomorrow. Production continues through Feb. 24 on the third film in the meteorological/marine life disaster franchise. reports that No. 3, filming under the title Vortex 3, will rain bitey destruction from Washington, D.C., to Orlando – which producers are calling the "Feast Coast." 

Heather Heinz Casting seeks locals to pose as theme-park patrons, soldiers, and of course, "bikini girls." If you're interested in punching a shark or whatever, general casting call details are below.

If you're just more of a fan, you may be as excited as we are by the rumors that Jedward has been cast in the film. "Evidence" of the casting is mostly speculation and tweets, but either way it seems likely the Irish singing/dancing/hated by Simon Cowell twins may be in Orlando hanging out with their pal Tara Reid, whether they end up on screen or not.

PARK PATRONS – ages 18-55, all ethnicities. Must be comfortable riding theme park attractions and not have any issues with heights. Please note if you are comfortable wearing swimwear. (Not all will be in swimwear). Some running and screaming may be involved. Put “PARK” in subject line.

BIKINI GIRLS – ages 18-30, all ethnicities. Must be comfortable in bikini. Attractive, good shape. Be sure to include a recent bikini shot in your submission. Put “BIKINI” in subject line.

SOLDIERS – Men, ages 18-35. Well built. Can realistically portray military personnel. Put “SOLDIER” in subject line.

If you are interested and available please send recent pictures including a clear, well lit head & shoulders shot & a body shot to [email protected].

Include the following information in your submission to [email protected]:

Full Name
Sizes (Height, weight, clothing sizes, shoe, etc)
Contact Information


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