Buffalo Film Casting (Principals & Extras) is the leading film and TV casting agency in the Western New York area. During the past six years, owner and 30-year member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Frank Rossi and his associate Josh Nuncio, have cast over 250 Principal Roles in the Hollywood Feature films, TV projects & commercials: Josh Allen (Frito-Lay commercial) The Chain, Cabrini, Bunker, G.O.D., Cold Brook, Marshall, along with over 3500 Background Extras. Rossi also cast 5 roles in the Equity play, The Red Dress, which originally premiered in LA and ran in Buffalo and in NYC.
Most recently, in August of 2023, Buffalo Film Casting, cast 55 teenage boys and 3 Principal Actors for the Dan Licata Special Taping Stand-Up Comedy pilot shot here in Buffalo. Prior to that, Buffalo Film Casting, cast Principals and extras in the Buffalo Bills Quarterback Josh Allen's Frito-Lay commercial. In April of 2022, Buffalo Film Casting cast 14 Principal Actors and 200 Background Extras in the SAG/AFTRA Pilot "The Chain." The series is looking to shoot here in Buffalo in late 2022 or early 2023. In 2021, Buffalo Film Casting cast 31 Principal Actors and 3200 Background Extras (including 110 kids ages 5-15) in the 40-million dollar feature film and period piece, Cabrini. Buffalo Film Casting also cast Bunker, another period piece feature film, simultaneously. Next up in 2022 for Buffalo Film Casting will be a 10-part TV series titled, For Nothing. Rossi and Nuncio will be casting 150 Principal Roles for this project, along with 500 Extras. In March of 2023, Buffalo Film Casting will also be handling casting on the futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller titled, Prey.
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.
In January of 2020, Mr. Rossi brought in over 150 actors for 20 Principal local Roles he cast in Addison Henderson’s Sci-Fi futuristic thriller, G.O.D. (Givers of Death).
In 2021, Buffalo Film Casting cast 31 Principal Actors and 3200 Background Extras in the 40-million dollar feature film and period piece, Cabrini. The film stars, Cristiana Dell 'Anna, John Lithgow, David Morse, & Federico Castellucci. Rossi teamed up with Oscar Winning producer, Jonathan Sanger for the third time on this project. Buffalo Film Casting also cast Bunker, another period piece, at the same time they were casting Cabrini. In April of 2022, Buffalo Film Casting cast 14 Principal Actors and 200 Background Extras in the SAG/AFTRA Presentation Pilot "The Chain." The series is looking to shoot here in Buffalo in 2023. Slated next up for Buffalo Film Casting will be a 9 - part TV series titled, For Nothing. Rossi and Nuncio will be casting 150 Principal Roles for this project, along with 500 Extras. In addition, Rossi and his team will be casting the Sci-Fi thriller, Prey in March of 2023.
Frank and Josh have 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.
Jonathan Sanger: Oscar Winning Producer (Cabrini, Marshall,The Red Dress, The Elephant Man)
Alejandro Monteverde: Director (Cabrini, Little Boy, Sound of Freedom)
Eric Bross: Director (The Chain) TV Pilot
Nick Williams: Writer/Producer (The Chain) TV Pilot
Stephen Israel: Producer (The Chain) TV Pilot
Patrick Rizzotti: Producer (Bunker)
Adrian Langley: Director (Bunker)
Reggie Hudlin: Director (Marshall)
William Fichtner: Director (Cold Brook)
Addison Henderson: Director (G.O.D)
Mac Cappuccino: Producer (G.O.D)
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
Julie Schubert: Casting Director NYC