Casting Now: Someone Like You?


Are you aging with attitude? Do you have a driving passion that defines you? Are you using social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr – to let the world know what you care about? Know anyone who fits the bill, if you don’t?

An LA-based casting agency is looking for one or more seniors age 65-plus to be the subjects in a series of short web documentaries for a major consumer electronics brand.

The casting agency especially liked Grandma Betty and Lynne & Tim Martin, who we’ve profiled on Senior Planet; they’re seniors who have unique stories and driving passions. If you’ve gone back to school to pursue a subject you find fascinating or are building new adventures in some other way, you might fit the bill, too – especially if you share your experiences online through social channels.

Any seniors who are cast will be compensated and receive exposure for themselves or their causes.

Interested? Here are the details.

Auditions will be held in LA, NYC and Chicago. If you live someplace else, you’ll be able to do a Skype interview, and if necessary you’ll get help setting up Skype.

How to apply 

Tell your story in one of two ways:

1. Make a YouTube video of yourself and email the link (see below). Your 3 – 5 minute video should include:

  • Your name and the city you live in
  • A verbal description of what you do, why you do it and how long you’ve been doing it
  • Video or photos of what you do (including any footage of press, media or accolades you’ve received).

2. Write an email that includes your name, your contact information, a picture of yourself, which city you live in, and a verbal description of what you do, why you do it and how long you’ve been at it. Include links to any social media sites such as Facebook, Flickr or Instagram, that chronicle your passion and any press or accolades you’ve received.

Whichever method you choose, send your email by September 8 15 to If the casting agency feels you may be a good fit, they’ll contact you.

Let us know in the comments section below if you plan to apply – then keep us posted!


12 responses to “Casting Now: Someone Like You?

  1. I will be sending in my application hopefully today.

    I have been a day trader for over 14 years then started an online stock trading business 2 days after I turned 65. The cool thing about this business is that it uses algorithms to make the stock picks.

    I don’t let anyone know how old I am because this business is typically run by young turks.

  2. Tom or Kimberly or Barbara at OATS,

    I have tried sending my email to ‘’ as requested and am told this is not a valid email address. Attempts to send it on a different route have failed. Help!

    Garrrison Phillips

  3. I believe I may be the one you are looking for.
    I am 70 and am passionately involved in many areas: On the Board of a Family Foundation where I am on the grant committee where I am able to get grants for a diverse group of not-for-profits, am a founding Board Member of Moving
    for Life, a not for profit specializing in healing women who have or have had cancer, through
    movement, on a committee to changes people’s
    attitudes about aging, Landmark West – a group of people who are involved with the protecting the neighborhood from encroaching developers, attend figure drawing classes and dance classes with 30 years olds.

    I am the founder of HOPE CARES ( where I work on-on-one with older enabling them to feel a renewed connection to feeling positive and joyous about their lives.

    Been involved with presidential campaigns from
    Bill Clinton, John Kerry (on his finance committee) and also worked on Joe Biden’s campaign when he was running for president

    Have three gorgeous grandchildren and one loveable cat. I am passionate about all the above.

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