Independent Film Mi America Seeks Extras


Press Release:

MI AMERICA, an independent feature film written by, directed and starring Robert Fontaine Jr., is currently shooting in Newburgh, NY until September 18, 2013.

A group of Hispanic migrant workers in a fictional suburb of a major city are picked up for what they think is a day of paying work and are later found murdered.  Detective Rolando Ramirez, Roe for short, played by Robert Fontaine Jr., investigates the crime. The film is a character driven drama about the racial identity crisis in America.

 MI AMERICA seeks males and females of all ethnicities (especially Hispanic) in age ranges from teen to adult (teens under 18 must be accompanied by a parent) to portray hundreds of background performers and featured extras, including: police officers, teen soccer players, high school students, EMTs, doctors and nurses, and groups for small crowds. To be considered please send a photo labeled with your name, email address, phone number, height and clothing sizes to  These are non-paying roles but some will be featured and/or credited. In your subject line please include: Casting MIA, YOUR NAME and THE ROLE YOU ARE BEST SUITED FOR. Casting is being handled by Heidi K. Eklund of Hudson Valley Casting, Chris Tighe, President of HV Parents of Performing Students, and Michelle Vanucchi Peacock, our Extras Casting Coordinator.

The film is written and directed by Robert Fontaine Jr. with J. Xavier Velasco and Robert Fontaine Jr. as producers.

For further information or to schedule an interview, contact Alice Quinn, Production Coordinator, at or by calling the Production Office: (845) 563-0060, Cell: (845) 913-5469.