SyFy telefilm ’51’ auditions and casting information

*** This project has wrapped up production ***

NBC Universal’s SyFy and After Dark Films are teaming up to create the upcoming film ’51’ (aka ‘Area 51’). Principal photography will begin on or around April 15 in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. After Dark Films is a horror film production company and distributor founded by Courtney Solomon. The company is the organizer for the annual independent horror film festival After Dark Horrorfest, also known as 8 Films to Die For, which is currently in its fourth year.

The extras for the film are being hired in Louisiana, while most of the principal roles are being cast out of Los Angeles. If you are interested in working as an extra and you live near Baton Rouge, you may submit a recent photo, contact information, and weekly availability to:

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

After Dark Films
8967 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Signature Pictures
8285 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 7
Los Angeles, CA 90046

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Mark Teschner
Sally Lear
After Dark Films Casting
8967 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Producers: Courtney Solomon, Lucy Mukerjee, Stephanie Caleb, Moshe Diamant


Jason Connery




The film chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to decide to allow a select few well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. But when one of the base’s hidden “long term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.