We are excited to announce a national casting call for Jonathan, the male co-lead role in our Western SHE WAS THE DEPUTY’S WIFE.

This is a paid role and this will be a SAG project. Submissions are accepted from anywhere in the U.S.

All video submissions are due October 19th by the end of day. Please read all the guidelines and the description of Jonathan below:



  • Age Range: 30 to 40
  • Ethnicity: non-specific, we are open to all races/ethnicities
  • Physical Attributes: fit, attractive, stoic, sensitive.
  • Skills (not required but certainly preferred): horse riding, combat training, experience with firearms.
  • Description of Jonathan: He is the town’s deputy, a good simple man with a strong sense of fairness. Jonathan married Mabel but they have never been close or passionate. Though they have a stable marriage, he is not truly aware of his wife’s needs or desires. Forced into a difficult and dangerous situation, Jonathan’s dedication and love for Mabel is tested more than he ever could have imagined.

Submission rules

  • Please prepare and perform all three scenes provided in the hyperlinks below:
  • We are accepting submissions from both Non-Union and Union actors. Talent will be paid $125 a day if cast in the role.
  • Production will take place in Arizona during March 2020. Talent will be provided meals during production and lodging if they are not local.
  • As stated above, we are accepting submissions from anywhere in the U.S. but any local talent will be given special consideration.
  • Video must be shared with us via a downloadable source, preferably Vimeo but you may also send via Google Drive, Dropbox, and WeTransfer.
  • Video audition must include a slate introduction with your name, where you’re located, and any special skills you have pertaining to this film.
  • Actors have two weeks to submit their videos. All submissions due October 19th by the end of day.

Please send all submissions to travismills@runningwildfilms.com and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.