Buffalo Film Casting (Principals & Extras) is the leading film casting agency in the Western New York area. During the past two years, owner and 30-year member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Frank Rossi and his team have cast 77 local Principal Roles in the Hollywood Feature films, G.O.D., Cold Brook, Marshall, along with 5 roles in the Equity play, The Red Dress, which originally premiered in LA. Buffalo Film Casting just completed casting 20 Principal Roles in the feature film. G.O.D. (Givers of Death).
In 2016, Buffalo Film Casting was given the assignment to cast 28 of the 52 Principal Roles in the Hollywood feature film, Marshall. Mr. Rossi wrote up the breakdowns, got the appropriate sides to the actors, then taped 200 auditions for the various roles. Having lived in NYC and LA for over two decades, Mr. Rossi was able to gain valuable experience in casting offices and utilizes many of the techniques he learned from the best in the business – including: getting sides to actors ahead of time, answering any questions regarding the character or sides, and finally, providing adjustments where necessary.
Director, Reggie Hudlin and producers, Jonathan Sanger and Paula Wagner approved 60 of the actors Buffalo Film Casting brought to them for 30 roles, ultimately casting 26 Principals and 10 more in the jury. The film starred: Chad Boseman, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens and Sterling Brown.
In 2017, Buffalo Film Casting was given its second assignment with the casting of William Fichtner's Hollywood directorial debut film, Cold Brook. Mr. Rossi brought in 152 actors for the 24 roles he was asked to cast. All the roles were cast locally. The film stars, William Fichtner, Kim Coates, Brad Henke, Harold Perrineau and Johnny Strong. Buffalo Film Casting also handled the Extra Casting for this film.
In 2018, Buffalo Film Casting teamed up again with Oscar winning producer, Jonathan Sanger, and cast the equity play, The Red Dress. Mr. Rossi directed its second run here in Buffalo. Buffalo Film Casting will also be working with Mr. Sanger for the third time in as many years, on the thriller, The Remains in the summer of 2020. Buffalo Film Casting will also cast the Horror/Thriller, Ashford Hollows in the winter of 2021. Film will be shot in Ellicoteville, NY.
In January of 2020, Mr. Rossi brought in over 150 actors for 20 Principal local Roles he cast in Addison Henderson’s Si-Fi futuristic thriller, G.O.D. (Givers of Death).
Frank has developed relationships with dozens of strong actors from the Buffalo and Rochester areas who have relocated to New York and LA. Because of this added advantage, Buffalo Film Casting was able to bring in fifteen terrific actors to work as local hires on all of projects to date.
Buffalo Film Casting also maintains personal relationships with agents and actors out of Pittsburgh and Cleveland, which only adds to the talent pool available for the next feature film shooting in the Buffalo, NY area. The transportation costs are minimal.
Reggie Hudlin: Director (Marshall)
William Fichtner: Director (Cold Brook)
Addison Henderson: Director (G.O.D)
Mac Cappuccino: Producer (G.O.D)
Jonathan Sanger: Producer (Marshall,The Red Dress, Ed Lucas)
Paula Wagner, Producer (Tom Cruise Partner)
Bobby Moresco, Writer/Director (Oscar Winner: Crash, Million Dollar Baby)
Jeremy Zimmer, Partner UTA
Vickie Thomas, Casting Director LA