Disney national talent search for starring roles in “Magic Camp”


Walt Disney Pictures will commence shooting on the upcoming family fantasy feature film “Magic Camp” in December, 2016 in Los Angeles. Disney casting directors are conducting a national talent search seeking young male and female actors to fill the lead roles below. To be considered, ALL actors must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

“Magic Camp” centers on 12-year-old Theo Moses. When Theo’s father is unexpectedly killed, Theo finds that he can no longer perform magic, his one true passion, in front of an audience. It was his father’s presence that gave him the strength he needed. But then Theo gets an invitation to Magic Camp, as his father must have sent in his application before he died. Andy Tuckerman (Martin) is a failed genius of a magician, a still-young performer who believes his best days are behind him. A former Magic Camp alum himself, Andy is talked into coming back as a mentor by the enigmatic leader of the camp and famed master magician Roy Preston. At Magic Camp, Theo is placed with mentor Andy and his group of underdogs. But when they all come together, they find a way to change each others lives for the better, a display of symbiotic enrichment that is simply magic.

Disney “Magic Camp” Talent Search

Disney is conducting a national talent search seeking young actors to portray the following roles below. Details below. All talent are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and in the United States.


You must be able to portray the ages listed below.

THEO MOSES – 12 years old, a shy but smart African-American or mixed-race boy. Theo’s dad took him to his first magic show when he was 8 and he’s been hooked ever since. Theo gets quite good with cards over the years. But when his father is unexpectedly killed, Theo finds that he can no longer perform in front of an audience. It was his father’s presence that gave him the strength he needed.

Lonely and unhappy, Theo sees his adolescence stretching away in front of him as a barren wasteland interrupted by lots of card tricks. But when Theo gets an invitation to Magic Camp—his dad must’ve sent in his application before he died!—his life changes. For the worse, then for the better. He is assigned to the House Of Hearts, and comes under the tutelage of bitter, failed magician Andy Tuckerman. But because Magic Camp is a place where magic does indeed come true, both Theo and Andy manage to inspire each other to be not just better magicians, but finer specimens of humanity. LEAD ROLE

PRIYA PATEL – 12 years old, any ethnicity. She’s the trifecta: pretty, sweet, and smart, thus she quickly becomes the object of Theo’s shy adoration. Convinced that Magic Camp is just a time-waster—her parents scheduled her at back-to-back camps throughout the summer—Priya gets a pleasant surprise when she finds out she has the flexibility to become a gifted escape artist. LEAD ROLE

KAZ KATADA – 12 years old, any ethnicity. Kaz fancies himself a bit of a ladies man. He desperately wants to be cool, when, in reality, he’s far from it. He’s not good at sports and he can’t play the guitar so he got into magic in the hopes that he would be cool for once. Then just maybe girls would like him. Unfortunately he’s not necessarily good at magic either. But with the help of fellow camper Judd, by the end of Magic Camp, Kaz becomes a very impressive quick-change artist. SUPPORTING LEAD ROLE.

NATHAN – 12 years old, any ethnicity. Nathan is a loveable, brainiac—think of a young Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Nathan is another newbie who doesn’t seem to fit in with any of the other magicians. A boy with sleep apnea who really likes math, Nathan is a wet blanket with a bottomless supply of trivia and no apparent skills for magic whatsoever—until his buried skills as a mathemagician comes to the surface. LEAD ROLE.

VIC – 12 years old, any ethnicity. Vic is an oddball show off, Vic is a gifted magician with a rotten personality. But he’s not your typical bully, he should be a bit of a character—kind of a geek himself. He’s an egomaniacal little jerk who thinks that he is The Greatest. Determined to rub Theo’s nose in his incompetence all day, every day, Vic has only one thing up his sleeve: his charmless lack of respect for others. SUPPORTING LEAD ROLE.

JUDD – 12 years old, any ethnicity. Judd has a sense of style that’s both subtle and flamboyant. The son of a famous magician, he’s trying to get out from his famous father’s shadow and be something other than a magician without hurting his father’s feelings. At Magic Camp, he realizes that he’s all about the costumes. SUPPORTING LEAD ROLE.

RUTH – 12 years old, Caucasian. Ruth is blond, cute as a bunny. Ruth is at Magic Camp for one reason: Rabbits. Technically she’s never worked with rabbits, but ever since she saw a magician pull one out of a hat, she knew it was her destiny. But when the all the rabbits accidentally get out of their pens, she’s forced to work with other, scarier animals. Fortunately, under Andy’s tutelage, she finds she has a way with birds. SUPPORTING LEAD.

Filming will take place beginning in December, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

To be considered, email a recent color headshot and resume to the following:

Go to the following website and carefully follow the submission instructions:

Disney Magic Camp Online Open Casting Call


Additional supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Ultimo Film, Inc.
25167 Anza Drive
Stage 13/14
Valencia, CA 91355

Suzanne Todd Productions
1158 26th Street
Suite 878
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Watermark Pictures

Sachs Judah
1600 Rosencrans Avenue
Building 2B
Third Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 S Buena Vista Street
Team Disney Building
Burbank, CA 91521


Suzanne Todd
Gabe Sachs
Jeff Judah


Dan Gregor
Doug Mand


Mark Waters


Steve Martin – Andy Tuckerman


A young boy and a failed genius magician are paired together in a mentoring group as part of a magic camp.


About Author

In 2002, B became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee and is a parent of two young daughters.

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