Blondie Girl Productions in association with Salty Pictures and Hollywood Farms will begin shooting in January, 2013 on a new Disney Channel Original Movie titled "Cloud Nine". The project is a snowboarding themed telefilm. The local Utah Disney casting directors have scheduled an open casting call for featured and general background performers in Salt Lake City. Snowboarding experience is helpful but not required. All types are needed, and there is no previous experience required to be cast. Filming will continue throughout February, 2013.
"Cloud Nine" tells the tale of teen snowboarders competing in the Summit Valley Fire & Ice Games. Will Cloud is a former snowboarding ace who gave it up after injuring himself, and due to his mother who lost her husband to cancer and is afraid of losing Will. Kayla Morgan is the daughter of the wealthy Summit Valley Ski Resort owner and principal investor in Swift Snowboard. The two develop feelings for each other, all the while overcoming all the odds to become the best snowboarders in Summit Valley.
Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Paul Hoen will direct "Cloud Nine" from a teleplay written by Justin Ware of Hollywood Farms. Rewrites on the script have been done by by Don D. Scott, who previously collaborated with Hoen on the Disney Channel Original Movie "Let It Shine". Paul Hoen has directed the Disney Channel movies "You Wish!", "The Luck of the Irish," "Tru Confessions," "Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off," "Read It and Weep," Jump In!", "The Cheetah Girls: One World," "Dadnapped," and "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam". He has also directed episodes of the Disney series "Even Stevens," "Jump In!", "Jonas," and "Zeke and Luther".
Two-time Teen Choice Award nominee Ashley Tisdale is executive producing "Cloud Nine" under the banner of her company Blondie Girl Productions. Tisdale runs the company with her older sister, actress Jennifer Tisdale, and executive producer Jessica Rhoades. Blondie Girl Productions is also set to produce the Disney Channel original Movie "Adventure Quest," and a pilot for ABC Family titled "The Keys". Also executive producing is two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White. At Winter X 2012, White became the first person to score a perfect 100 in the men's Snowboard Superpipe in the history of Winter X Games.
Kirkland Tibbels is producing for Hollywood Farms, a production entity focused on creating comedic film, television and new media content. Matias Alvarez will produce for Salty Pictures, the Utah based production company behind such Disney Channel Original Movies as "High School Musical," "Minutemen," "Dadnapped," "Hatching Pete," "Lemonade Mouth," and "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!". Alvarez has also worked as Paul Hoen's first assistant director on the Disney Channel Original Movies "The Luck of the Irish," "Read It and Weep," and "Dadnapped,"
Disney Casting Details for "Cloud 9"
The Disney casting directors in Utah are looking for local people to work as general background actors:
• Males, 16-21 years of age to play high school students.
• Females, 16-21 years of age to play high school students.
• Filming to take place in Park City Utah.
• Must be available all day Wednesday February 20, 2013.
• The shooting day could start as early as 7:00am and run through 7:00pm.
• Compensation is $101.50, plus breakfast, lunch, and light snacks.
• If you fit the bill, submit your full name, phone number, age, and a current color snapshot to the following:
The casting team will contact you with further instruction IF you are selected.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
NO phone calls or personal drop-offs.
C/O Los Angeles Center Studios
450 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
1483 22nd Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Cloud Nine Production Office
3165 East Mill Rock Drive
Holiday, UT 84121
Blondie Girl Productions
1040 North Las Palmas
Los Angeles, CA 90038
4080 SW Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
7462 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
"Cloud Nine" centers on a group of teens who attend Summit Valley High and compete in Snowboarding. Will Cloud is a former teen snowboarding ace who gave up competing after fracturing his leg in an event, and now helps his mother run her pet spa for dogs at the upscale Summit Valley Resort. After the resort owner's daughter Kayla moves to town, Will ends up coaching her to compete in the Summit Valley Fire & Ice Games Half Pipe Snowboard event. As the two become close, romance is inevitable. Action, deception, humor, and a group of jammin' dogs makes for an amazing story of human spirit!