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Kevin Costner production seeking paid extras in Durango

Shooting for film ‘Horizon’ will be held May 15
Kevin Costner directs, writes and stars in “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter One,” due in theaters this summer. Extras are being sought in Durango to be part of the third chapter of the series. (Courtesy of IMDb)

Durango, it’s time for our close-up.

Next month, Kevin Costner and his crew will be in Durango to film a segment of the third part of his upcoming film series, “Horizon: An American Saga,” and residents are encouraged to be considered for a part as a paid extra in the film.

According to IMDb, “Horizon” spans “the four years of the Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, embarking on an emotional journey across a country at war with itself, experienced through the lens of families, friends and foes all attempting to discover what it truly means to be the United States of America.”

Costner directs, writes and stars in the series. The first part, “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1,” is set to hit theaters this summer.

“Horizon” Casting Coordinator Maryellen Aviano said the production is looking for about 60 to 70 extras in Durango. And while adults are mainly being sought, there are some spots for teens and families.

Kevin Costner and Luke Wilson star in “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1.” (Courtesy of IMDb)

“We have completed filming on ‘Horizon 1’ and 'Horizon 2,” Aviano said, adding that Costner’s “a great guy, and I know what he’s looking for. We all work well together.”

Here are the details, according to a news release:

  • Kevin Costner’s film “Horizon” will be filming in Durango on May 15. This will be a half-day, half-night shoot, meaning extras will need to be available midmorning into the evening.
  • Casting males and females of all ethnicities. This scene will be mostly adults, but a few minors age 13 and older. Entire families are welcome with the reminder that filming will go late into the night.
  • There will be a wardrobe fitting required on either May 10 or May 11 which takes about two hours. If selected, extras will be pre-fit in period clothing and wearing everything from the film’s wardrobe department. It’s not the most comfortable clothes: For women, there will be corsets, heavy dresses, old-timey lace-up boots and extensive hairstyling involved. For men, there will be itchy wool jackets, multiple layers, heavy boots and head/facial hair will need to be as authentic as possible.
  • No modern hairstyles, bleached hair, visible tattoos, facial piercings or gauged ears.
  • Fitting rate is $35. Filming day rate $150 for 12 hours. Overtime paid after 12 hours. Catered meals and snacks included. No outside guests or pets, due to insurance. Only those employed may be present at the worksite.
  • Payments are sent by mail, and extras must be legal to work in the U.S. with a Social Security number and either passport or valid driver’s license/state ID. Minors must have a Social Security number and a passport, school ID or birth certificate.

How to apply

Those interested in working as an extra should send an email to HorizonFilmExtras@gmail.com with the subject line “Durango.” Submissions must include the following information to be considered. Only one submission per person or family.


MINOR’S NAME (s) & AGES: (If under age 18, parent/guardian must submit for ALL minors) PREFERRED CONTACT number:


Are you currently a SAG/AFTRA union member? (Not required)

Are you fully available for a fitting on either 5/10 or 5/11, and for the work day on 5/15? SIZES: Since costumes are vintage, fragile and one of a kind in limited supply, please list current sizes only. If you’re not sure, go to a clothing store. Wardrobe can’t work with “small, medium, large, XL,” they really need accurate sizes.

Men: height/jacket/beck/pant waist/shoe

Women: height/dress/blouse/waist/shoe

Minors: clothes & shoe sizes


Women: 5’6“/dress 6/waist 30/shoe 7.5

Men: 5’11”/jacket 44 regular/16.5 neck/34 waist/13 shoe

Make sure to include a current selfie. Natural outdoor light is best, one shoulders up and one full length. No sunglasses or hats, no professional headshots, or props. Current family photos are OK if submitting as a family.

Please don’t rush to respond and miss any of the required information as you can’t be submitted without it. Submissions can only be accepted through HorizonFilmExtras@gmail.com.


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