The Birth of a Nation - Movie

The Birth of a Nation – Movie

One of the most powerful stories in all of American history is set to receive a well deserved big screen treatment and cameras will be rolling shortly. The Birth of a Nation is coming and casting calls for various roles in this star-studded inspirational tale will be taking place very soon.

The Birth of a Nation will tell the gripping story of Nat Turner, a slave and preacher who, fueled by his strength of faith and vivid religious visions, led the most successful slave rebellion in American history in 1831 Virginia. This historic epic will be led by a formidable ensemble cast fully capable of portraying the depth and gravity of these events that will feature Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys 2, Being Mary Jane, Think Like a Man Too), Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Lone Ranger, The Social Network), Jackie Earle Haley (The Watchmen, Little Children, Bad News Bears), Golden Globe nominee Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way, American Crime, The Artist), Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, Emily Owens M.D., Damsels in Distress), Roger Guenveur Smith (Do the Right Thing, American Gangster, Dope), Katie Garfield (The Vampire Diaries, Project Almanac, Sleepy Hollow) and Mark Boone Junior (Trees Lounge, Sons of Anarchy, Law & Order:

Special Victims Unit). The fabulously talented Nate Parker (Beyond the Lights, Red Hook Summer, The Great Debaters) will direct the film from his own script and take on the lead role of Nat Turner. Mogul extraordinaire David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight, Blade) will lead a fabulous and driven group of producers that includes Kevin Turen, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes, Jason Michael Berman and sports superstars Derrick Brooks, Nnamdi Asomugha, Tony Parker and Michael Finley heading the charge to bring this important story to the big screen.

Casting calls for The Birth of a Nation are taking place now and several roles of various sizes are up for grabs for up and coming performers of all ages, types and experience levels. Submissions from interested actors of all ages are being accepted today via this email address All further audition notices and details will be posted here throughout the production so check back for more updates and leave a message in the area below and tell us what you think of this incredible story and why you would like to be included in casting calls for The Birth of a Nation starring Gabrielle Union and Armie Hammer.

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189 Casting Responses

  1. Brandy

    This movie has a great message to spread and I feel as though people will learn a lot from it. This would be an amazing opportunity and an honor to be in a project shedding light on people who have changed the world.

  2. Anna K Ajang Bior

    Hello am Anna live in Tucson AZ, would love to be part of this story because it seem likes it’s going to be a wake up call to the most. I grow up as a refugees which part of it was being poor, having nothing, people dying right next to you. I never try to built my future because i didn’t see any future a head of me but believing in God. Now am here and i know that that this is the new nation being born. Thanks.

  3. nisha tims

    I just want to act

  4. Erin Dillon

    This is such an incredible story because it’s talking about history. In light of what’s going on right now, it could change the outlook of people’s thoughts on certain things. These are some of the best story lines and they always seem to have some sort of emotional impact and a lot of movies like this end up with some sort of award. I’d like to be apart of this film because I want to be apart of something that’s going to make a difference. I want to make change in this world. And I know this will make a difference. I know it will open people’s eyes and hearts.

  5. Adedoyin Adeyeye


    My name is Adedoyin Adeyeye from Nigeria and i live in Brooklyn NY. I would love to be a part of this production because it is an incredible story to shed light on, most people in this generation don’t acknowledge that slavery and all the events that took place such as segregation, racism, discrimination etc. these events really existed and is still happening. This movie is going to be huge because it is very educational, it is going to send a message to the world to spread more love than hate. I would love the opportunity to be a part of this movie for the experience because i am a humanitarian by heart.

  6. zika nnoli

    Hey there, my name is zika! I am Nigerian. I am moving out to California from Washington state just to pursue my dreams. I came across this as it really caught my eye, I would really like to be apart of this;
    age: 18
    height: 5’8
    eye color: brown
    weight: 158
    hair color: brown
    ethnicity: African American

  7. Essence Tanksley

    Hello my name is Essence Tanksley I am 16 year old 5’1 African american female that lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fl who wants to be apart of a movie like The Birth of Nation. I feel that this movie is going to leave a mark on some of the African Americans and give them a wake up call on what’s going on in life and I would love to be apart of that. I feel like us as African Americans are not paying attention to the right things that are going on in life and they are not going to know what is going on in life until it actually hit them.

  8. Vivian Vega

    I am a Hispanic woman with a blend of many races and a rich cultural background, who is very enthusiastic and energetic. Acting has been my dream since I was a little girl and I want to give myself a chance before it’s too late. Love “The Birth of a Nation” because it continues to drive the strong message of cultural and racial diversity. I was born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in New England. I have a mix of Black, White, and Native Taino Indian in me. I sang in a choir for many years, growing up as a Baptist, and take pride in my heritage and in who I am. Being a part of this movie will give me a chance to speak to the world about it’s powerful message with my heart in the form of art, which is acting.

  9. Noble Standridge

    I am not an actor but have a natural southern accent and can take the heat and the critters commonly found in the south. I can be rough around the edges or a gentleman when needed too. If you need a middle-aged, bald-headed (shaved), 200lb, white guy to fill in some background scenes I will appreciate the consideration.

    Thank you!

  10. Dionna Segres

    My name is Dionna Segres. I enjoy African American History and would love to be a part of the The Birth of a Nation cast and help tell a story that children of my generation need to know. I have some TV and theater experience and would love the opportunity.

    Age: 15
    Age Range: 13-17
    Height: 5’2
    Weight: 120
    Hair Type: Natural
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: African American
    Gender: Female

  11. Dara Turner

    My name is Dara Turner. I am an African-African female. Dark skinned, deadlocked hair. Not petite, not obese either. Nationally certified zumba and fitness instructor. 46 yrs old. Currently playing a speaking role as “judge Palmer” in the movie “Signal lost: dark days”. I would love to be a part of this cast.

  12. Guadalupe Zaragoza

    Hi, I am Zary Gutierrez

    I would love to participate in this history movie, I think it is important to always remember how a nation arose. That makes us remember who we are and where we come from.
    I do not have previous experience in acting by I strongly believe I was born for that, I just never followed my dreams as I am now.
    Actually I am enrolled already at Casablancas, modeling and acting agency located in Tampa Florida, I live in Ocala fl
    Height: 5.4″
    Age: 37
    Hair color:black
    Skin: brown
    Eyes: brown
    Weight:135 pounds
    Etnicicity: Hispanic
    Talents: modeling, acting, love to be myself, love outdoors activities, sports, running, reading, and learning new skills are my passion.

  13. Lakea Blackman

    Lakea Blackman

    Age: 16
    Height: 5’5″
    Weight: 135 lbs
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair: Dark Brown
    Race: African American
    I am a multi-talented artist. I sing, I dance, I act, and draw. I have been a part of the Anthony Bean Community Theater group in New Orleans, performing in different capacities. I have also auditioned for American Idol. I have been a part of my schools weightlifting team. I am proud of my heritage in every way and believe that a role such as this would not only allow me to be a part of something to further bring awareness to my history, but learn more about it in the process.

  14. Samise Lee

    My name is Samise Lee and I think that the future it appears we about to face in need of a wake up call through a movie such as this. I believe the history of slavery may be trying to repeat itself and this movie is a subliminal reminder that our nation will not succumb to such an event.

    I love the stories and the history of the African-American past and I am a born leader, advocate and reformist at heart. It is for those reasons that I would love to be a part of this movie.

  15. dennis kankam

    My name is Dennis Kankam, I am a nineteen years old black male. I am currently living in England and I’m a sixth form (college) student. I will be graduating in May and I will further my education to study media and film production at the university in September 2016. I have no professional experience with acting but have taken part in school performances and musical theatre. I engage myself in physical activities like going to the gym, playing basketball and street dancing. I believe I have the necessary ability, the athletic physique and skills to be a great addition to the show. Also, acting has been part of something I want to pursue in life and I would love to be a part of it!
    Thank you. 🙂
    Age: 19
    Height: 6ft
    Weight: 11 stone
    Hair color: black
    Race: black
    Eyes: brown

  16. Alicia ross

    Hi my name is Alicia Ross and I am a 16 year old girl that lives in Fontana CA. I would love to be apart of this movie just as much as everyone else.

    Description of myself:

    Hair: Dark brown
    Height: 5’4
    Body stature: petite
    Ethnicity: African American, Cuban Dominican..

  17. Alicia ross

    Hi my name is Alicia Ross and I am a 16 year old girl that lives in Fontana CA. I would love to be apart of this movie just as much as everyone else.

    Description of myself:

    Hair: Dark brown
    Height: 5’4
    Body stature: petite
    Ethnicity: African American, Cuban Dominican….

  18. rhondi

    My name is Rhondi, I’m 5’5 and I would love to be a part of this movie. I love the story behind the movie. Acting always came naturally to me. It would mean the world to me if I could be in the movie. I know this movie will touch lots of people. Growing up I always knew singing and acting was what I wanted to do. Nothing has changed. I’ve had my mind set on this all my life and it would be a dream come true for me If i could be in the movie.

  19. Jemala Mabone


    My name is Jemala Mabone. Nat turners story is an apocalyptic fight for freedom. Viewing different films based on the slave rebellion as well as the confessions that have brought numbers of critics. With the information that i learned about this incredible act of freedom, I would find it an honor to partake in this film. There are many different was to approach this slave rebellion and I am curious to find out how this film develops.

    Name: Jemala Mabone
    Age: 20
    Weight: 129
    Ethnicity: African American
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown

  20. Catherine Jefferson

    To Whom It May Concern,
    The story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad was always my favorite history lesson during Black History month in elementary school. The way in which she was able to lead and guide thousands of Blacks to their freedom to the North was amazing. Growing up and currently living in the South (southern Louisiana), I understand the hardships of being black because I live it everyday. Also, having a grandmother that worked as a housemaid and a grandfather who worked the plantation field gave me much insight from their lives as children born into harsh times. I would love to be apart of this movie because, in a sense, I feels as though it would honor my previous generations to be able to portray a small portion of their stories.
    Thank you for reading and your consideration,

  21. Lindsey

    I am Lindsey Louisius 17 years and I would love to be a part of it. My passion is singing, acting just entertaining people I’ve been searching for the longest for a chance like this and please tell me my search is over. I will be going to college next year majoring in Visual performing arts and Mass communication please give me this opportunity.

  22. Paradise

    As a professional actress, dancer and model I take pride in offering the best work possible. I am dedicated to the performing arts and I am a high achiever. I have a confident, enthusiastic, and determined personality and I do not allow anything nor anyone to be a road block to my success. I can easily adapt my look to meet different requirements, however, I DO NOT shoot anything associated with the “adult” side of the industry. I am also a Brand Ambassador. I am a dynamic and creative Marketing Manager with a successful career in product marketing, promotions, public relations, project and communications management.

  23. Eric

    Age: 37, i look like i’m 30
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5’6″
    Weight: 140
    Race: Asian
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Dark Brown
    Athletic built, strong work ethics, follows directions, easily coachable, deep voice, can put on a strong southern accent.

  24. nikhia richmond

    ~I am 12 years old
    ~African american
    I feel that birth of a nation will be a great movie, it will inform young African American children (such as my self) about things that happened not so long ago. if a get a chance to be apart of this movie you will be able to see my drive, and my soul threw my acting. being able to be an actress in this movie would be a blessing.

  25. Betty

    I could say that I believe in the history of our country and that this would be a purposeful project or to see another true piece of artwork about the Black/African American struggle/challenges and achievements would be fantastic! And this would all be true but my primary reason for wanting to try out is because I am good at what I believe. Yes, I am good since a very young age; acting, singing, learning to perform has been my hearts desire–now for over 50 years; matters not that my family has never believed, the so called friends and associates don’t support unless they are using me for my gift to “sing or speak somewhere for them”. I am tired and am finally going to pursue this much-desired part of my life. With a Contralto voice that has been laughed at and criticized for many years; I am doing it! Trying out. Anyeay!

  26. Marcus J. McCreary

    I am a 43 yr. old retired Pastor with tons of life experience. I am a veteran, a father of 7 and have been acting for over 30 years. I am an entrepreneur and have unlimited time to devote to my acting career. I posses the authentic qualities it takes to bring reality to a role.

  27. Cheyenbe Simas

    I’m a 20 year old female with acting experience. 5 feet 3 inches, long brown hair, hazel eyes, 150lb and I live in Austin. I’ve been in looking to get out of theater and into movies and t.v shows. I hope you give me a chance.

  28. Kelly

    Count me in!

  29. Deri Abner

    I’m a 14 year old girl,born and definitely still being raised in Orlando Florida. I have always wanted to be a actress and Gabrielle Union is one of my role models. So being in a film with her would be a dream come true . I have no experience, besides being in Barbizon and learning about the craft of acting and doing skits that I got a lot of praise for doing great in them. Also it would be a huge honor to play in the movie “The birth of a nation” , to be able to portray something so significant to our country would be iconic for me and for everyone world wide. Acting isn’t just acting for me, it’s a passion you have to have and getting up in front of a camera playing someone else is the hardest thing you can do. For me acting isn’t hard it’s second nature, because your not really playing someone else your not changing nothing but the situation your currently in,and putting yourself in that situation showing the emotions,movement,and mindset you would have in that specific situation. So being apart of a project such as “The Birth of a Nation” would not only be a honor but would make me feel as if I’ve spoken to the world in the way my character or I would in that time . Furthermore, I’m certain that this film will impact nations in a way that they need to be.

    Deri Abner
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  30. Brooke Stojic

    Hey I’m Brooke Stojic I’m 14 years old and this sounds like a movie I would love to be in! I have acting experience at the Orangeville theatre and I’m amazing with my facial expression and I can stay in character! I can cry on demand (with a couple minutes) and I’m so very passionate about the arts in drama! If your looking for a teenager please pick me because I know I will do such an amazing job! Transportation shouldn’t be much of a problem for a movie as great as this!

    Hair:Rich brown
    Eyes:Chocolate brown
    Skin colour: Tan

  31. Ashley Davis

    Hello I would love to be a part of this production. I am 25 years old, 128 pounds and 5’1. I served in the United States Army for the last 5 years. I’m from Savannah Ga.

  32. Chaitanya Stalker

    Gender: Male
    Height: 5’10
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair: Dark Brown
    Weight : 140 lbs

    I’m an actor. Its not what i do, its who i am. I love becoming someone else on stage. Kicking off one personality like most people do with a pair of shoes, and changing my very self to become someone else.

    I traveled with the “Walking Monk” aka Bhakti Marg Swami and was an actor for his non profit acting group performing Lonely People among other plays and traveling all over North America.

    I have always wanted to be an actor on the screen since i was five. Lots of theater experience but so far no “screen time” Perhaps i could help this show to be more than anyone could hope for? I will if you let me. Perhaps you could be credited with my discovery?

  33. Devin J. Baker I

    Many stories have to be told a certain way whereas other stories tell themselves. Flexibility is a grand necessity for the perfect execution of a story that tells itself. Within this year 2015, racism has protruded its way into the media more than ever, considering multiple surveillance videos released of Black Americans and other minorities murdered, harassed, beaten while defenseless and humiliated. It takes self discipline to be an actor but it also takes flexibility as a professional to be open minded when portraying the vision of the director while on set. This story of Nat Turner is one that will tell itself only when intellectuals, artists, people with vision, idealist and realistic thinkers come together to combine the present emotion to be inserted in the past moments of the Nat Turner era. I’m 5”6, 23, Black with college level acting experience (which my skill is certainly not limited to such experience), short curl black hair and a clean shave.

  34. LEXI

    THE BIRTH OF A NATION is a classic. I would love to be a part of it. I can draw off of being a reserved parochial school kid teased for having to where saddle oxford shoes & a uniform, the girlfriend of the quarterback in high school, a member of a social club that hosted many dances, a military soldier, a wife of an abusive soldier, a teacher, an hospital worker (an x-ray technician), a step mother of 2 sons, a professional college student, and now a mother of 2 sons and a daughter. I’ve played some of those roles in college. I’d love to be a part of this project. I can be Gabrielles’ sister, cousin, friend, or any of the above. I’m only 111 pounds, but I’ve played a fat lady that sings, the mother of teenagers, the brave but scared Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween One. I’m here in California whenever you need me.—LEXI

  35. Janee

    I feel The birth of a better nation is a great idea for a movie I feel that a lot of people do not know stories behind slavery and such other things like that I am in an African American Studies class and I think it will be a great idea if I will attend this and be in this movie I would like to be in this movie just to learn more myself I think this movie be so powerful because of the knowledge you learn from it. I believe this will be a great stepping stone to learning even more about slave history.

  36. Janee

    I feel The birth of a better nation is a great idea for a movie I feel that a lot of people do not know stories behind slavery and such other things like that I am in an African American Studies class and I think it will be a great idea if I will attend this and be in this movie I would like to be in this movie just to learn more myself I think this movie be so powerful because of the knowledge you learn from it. I believe this will be a great stepping stone to learning even more about slave history

  37. Jasmine Jean-Baptiste

    I live in Tampa
    -Gender: Female
    -Height: 5’1
    -Weight: 112
    -Hair color: brown
    -Hair length: medium
    -Hair type: straight
    -Eye color: Brown
    -Extra Features: Glasses
    -Race: African American
    -Grade: high school Sophomore
    -Talents: Dancing, Singing, Piano a little, crying laughing and being serious at the right moment, I can go from laughing to serious right then and there.
    -I am very athletic and love sports
    -I smile a lot, always happy, and acting has always been a dream of mine and I hope this could start my future career.
    -on my free time I honestly act out scenes for the show or even create my own episode as if I were a character in the show. Acting is my life and I just want a great start on TV, I have experience on television and also act in musical theatre and one act plays at school.
    and I hope this could start my future career.

  38. Bailey

    Slavery, to most, is something you read about in textbooks. That is why movies like these are so powerful. Because they opens the eyes of everyone, to show how slavery not only shaped our past but if we do not learn from it we cannot be an adversary against it. I cannot say that I understand or have gone through slavery but I would like to be a part of “The Birth of a Nation” because it’s a step toward learning and educating.

  39. Herman Grim

    I think the movie The Birth of a Nation would be great,. Thw generations of today qill get the chance to see a great movie about slavery and what took plase.

    I grow up in the South and know something’s about slavery and what my grandmother told me.
    I would like to be included in the casting because I feel that I can contribute to the cause.
    I attended Alabama State University, I know what it like to march in the streets, seeing how people react, and attend a black university in Montgomery, Alabama I really got a first hand look at what black went through during the slavery years.
    Being apart of The Birth of a Nation would be a dream come true.