The Book of Mormon Video Series Needs You

Have you ever had the experience of watching church videos and recognizing someone you know on screen? Maybe you’ve thought, “I wish I could be in a church production!”

The Book of Mormon Video Series Needs you

Good news! You can! Not only that: you’re needed. Yes, you!

There is an urgent need for  for the , specifically for background positions.

Being involved with the creation of the Book of Mormon Video Series is a unique opportunity to participate in a special type of missionary work. The videos are accessed worldwide and help inspire many to want to learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Book of Mormon.

According to Church Production Casting, here are 6 common questions asked about beingin the Book of Mormon Videos.

I’ve never acted before. Can I still apply?

Absolutely! The needs range from professionals to first-timers. In fact, many who are cast as background in these projects have little-to-no acting experience, so you won’t be alone!

Are you looking for a certain type of person to apply?

Visual accuracy and authenticity is a priority for these productions, and there is still an urgent need for  who match the physical criteria: Indiginous/Native Americans of North, Central, or South America; or Pacific Islanders. If that doesn’t describe your own personal heritage but you think you may be a good fit, you are encouraged to .

There is a strong need for men, women, and teenagers to  for this season. If you know anyone who would appreciate this opportunity please share this information with them.

Is this a paid job, or is it volunteer work?

It’s paid. Background roles are paid a daily rate (about $135 per day), and participants are expected to work as a local (no mileage reimbursement or hotel). To be paid, participants must be legally documented to work in the United States. While there are opportunities to volunteer as a background actor, due to recent government visa restrictions, international students are not allowed to be hired, whether paid or volunteer.

When and where is the filming?

is set to shoot this year in Goshen, Utah; Oahu, Hawai’i; and near Sandlake, Oregon. Filming is set to begin in May and will continue into the fall of this year.

I have a full-time job; should I still apply?

Yes. Most who are cast in these productions have other jobs from which they take a day off for filming. Those who are cast have a chance to give the dates they are available.

What is a day of filming like?

It’s a full day, to be certain (most days are 12 hours, with a lunch break), and a very special experience. Here’s a video from Season 4 which shows some behind-the-scenes details:

Filming in the next few weeks, so if you want to  to be in this season of the Book of Mormon Videos, please don’t delay! 

You can read more about this season here:

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email them to

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