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Now is your chance to be part of the exciting follow up to the hugely successful 2014 horror/thriller film CRAWL OR DIE! 

Touted as "....a truly SCINTILLATING achievement in horror!" by Ain't It Cool News and "...the most CLAUSTROPHOBIC movie ever made!" by Space Jokey Reviews - this highly anticipated follow up is sure to thrill and horrify once more! 

Oklahoma Ward returns as Writer/Director of the project and actor - Nicole Alonso - reprises her internationally beloved character - 'TANK'!

We are currently looking to cast several roles for this new project and we'd like to see YOU for the part! Check out all the details below for how you can submit yourself for a role in this exciting new project! 

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Production title: Untitled CRAWL OR DIE Project
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent 
Project length: TBD
Project format: 16:9 4K
Posted on: Wednesday Aug 8, 2020
Production location: Tulsa, OK & Mannford, OK
Production Company: Backyard Films, LLC
Company website:
Director: Oklahoma Ward
Casting Director: Oklahoma Ward
Audition Location: Online / Virtual
Shooting Location: Tulsa, OK & Mannford, OK
Compensation: None / TBD


August 8, 2020 - August 16. 2020
Shooting Starts: TBD
Shooting Ends: October 1, 2020

Please note: All auditions will be held virtually/online. Please upload your audition to the video platform of your choice (i.e. Youtube) and send us the URL LINK ONLY. We will not be accepting ANY downloads and will be deleting them if we receive any. URL LINKS submitted through our contact form ONLY! Also please do not require a password to view your video. If you are only interested in being cast as an extra - an audition video is not required but a headshot will still be needed. If you do not have professional headshots - a clear picture of your face will be fine.

Actors must be available in and around Tulsa, OK & Mannford, OK between the dates listed. Travel will not be provided if you do not live locally. 


Please see below for the Character Breakdowns as well as the monologue choices. 


Thank you to everyone that submitted.


‘BOOM’ - Female - 20/35ish - any ethnicity - Athletic - Special Forces Non-Claustrophobic

Smart. Confident. Part of a team that has never lost a battle - a bit cocky - but respects explosives immensely. She’s one of the gang - her team - but she doesn’t partake with the guy jokes of her team. The jokes don’t bother her - never offended - but she never really laughs at the jokes - she just smiles and glances away. By the end of her journey - we see a person go from confident - to truly worried and grapple with the fact - they - and she - might lose and die. A key to BOOM is we think at fist she is a loner - but at the core - she loves her team - even those she finds a bit juvenile - they are her family and she she’s all in and cares deeply.

WEAPON MAIN: Explosives.
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘THUMPER’ - Female - 20/35ish - any ethnicity - Athletic - Special Forces Non-Claustrophobic

She is as cocky/crude as any guy on her team. She dips - spits - has no problem high-fivin’ anyone - over shots - telling stories of the sexual conquest the prior night. She will flash a bra secured/covered chest for a laugh - and slap a wholesome girl/or guy - on the ass for a joke - or someone/anyone uncomfortable with themselves. She’s a woman with a ‘frat guys’, sense of humor. She finds people too PC - people to be made of fun - in her mind- to ‘loosen’ them up. Life is life and short and it’s all B.S. - in her mind. One life - better have fun and live it to the fullest - if not - what a waste. By the end - we see she actually portrays a life of - to the fullest no matter what - but when faced with certain death - she desperately wants to live and want’s and craves a normal life.

WEAPON MAIN: Grenade Launcher.
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘SARGE’ - Male - 30/40ish - any ethnicity - Athletic - Special Forces 

Quiet. Stoic. Grins at the teams jokes - but never smiles. Never laughs. A reluctant hero. He has an air of knowing more than the others. Never says it - but his air is - his team is great at what they do - so ignore that they can be children and may even fall apart if they ever knew what he does - at some point - they will all die and fail. He knows and loves and respects them - because they are loyal - and by the end we realize - he may know they are all children in some respects - and he follows all rules - he doesn’t want them to die - and actually cares way more than even he knows.

Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘SCOPES’ - Female - 20/35ish - any ethnicity - Athletic - Special Forces Non-Claustrophobic

Never says more than one word at a time. Quiet. Calm. Deadly. Confident. Believes her faith has put her where she is - for holy reasons. Holds the record for longest kill shot in the world. Falls apart when caught in a situation where distance in minimized and can’t fathom how she has been put in a situation where her attributes are useless. It shakes her to the core and questions her faith. Her faith is what carries her through her breakdown - and makes her even stronger in her beliefs.

WEAPON MAIN: Sniper Rifle.
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘COOK’ - Male - 20/40ish - any ethnicity - Hefty - Ship Crew Non-Claustrophobic

Not a fighting soldier - military, yes - but not a soldier. Ship crew. A cook. Made/passed basic - but was dead last in his class - yet - deeply wanted to serve. No confidence in his military fighting - but needed/wanted to help. So he cooked - feed those that fought. This gave him purpose. By the end - he learns - he can fight - is strong - despite his size and lack of confidence.

WEAPON MAIN: It’s a secret.
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘BUTCHER’ - Male - 20/40ish - any ethnicity - Ship Crew Non-Claustrophobic

Not a fighting soldier - military, yes - but not a soldier. Ship crew. He is the ships meat and veggie butcher - for the cook. Jolly. Laughs at everything. All. The. Time... sincerely. Deeply finds humor - not sarcastically - in everything. Everyone around him - does-not-believe - his sincere happy attitude. In the end - he truly is happy - and even he is shocked by his positive attitude in the worst situation imaginable.

WEAPON MAIN: Butcher Knife.
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘PATCH’ - Male/Female - 20/40ish - any ethnicity - Any - Ship Crew Non-Claustrophobic

Engineer. Wears a patch over one eye. Silently angry - always - but never in a superficial way - in a real way. Never smiles. Expects the worst at all times - never surprised by the bad luck at any turn. Ever. Always has a solution on how they can get out of any situation - is the solution is an mechanical one. Trusts science. Trusts logic. In the end - is genuinely surprised how well things can turn out with a little luck overriding logic and percentage-of-success.

WEAPON MAIN: 45. magnum.
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘KANSAS’ - Male - 20/40ish - any ethnicity - Athletic - Special Forces Non-Claustrophobic

Lunatic. Not a goofy ‘crazy’ persona’ - but a true - out of his mind persona. Dangerous. Lethal. Even Sarge keeps a bit of distance. High on something at all times. In his own world - laughs at his own - not funny - jokes. Would walk in fire at any second - because he truly believes - he WILL NEVER DIE! Scares - in a very under-toned way - every one of his team mates. By the end - we learn just how big his heart - and his friends - really is and means to him.

WEAPON MAIN: Anything!
Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

‘KNIVES’ - Female - 20/35ish - any ethnicity - Athletic - Special Forces Non-Claustrophobic

Flower - zen - reincarnation. Believes in reincarnation.
Loves to tell others about what she was and what she thinks she and others will be when they come back - and how wonderful it will be. Loves nature - and yet - fiercely deadly. Talks all the time about knowing and caring about others - their feelings. A heart to lean on. A martyr. In the end - we see deeply wants to ‘not’ die and live in this world - at all costs.

WEAPON MAIN: Knives - throwing and hand-to-hand. Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

PRESIDENT - Female - 35/55ish - any ethnicity

Tough. Strong. Determined. Decisive - Presidential. Behind the door - human/scared - as we all are.

Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.

SISTER 1 - Female - 14/20ish

SISTER 2 - Female - 14/20ish

SENATOR - Male - 40/60ish
         Weeknights/Weekends/Late Night shoots on certain weekends.


        Ship Crew (5) M/F Receptionist (2) M/F Nurse (2) M/F Doctor (2) M/F Military (5) M/F


*Please only choose ONE monologue from the list and send the same monologue in two different styles (i.e. Happy & Sad or Angry & Indifferent, etc).

OPTION 1: The Fury of written by the great Charles M. Shulz, from "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!"

I was robbed! I spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin when I could have been out for tricks or treats! Halloween is over and I missed it! You blockhead! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and all that came was a beagle! I didn't get a chance to go out for tricks or treats! And it was all your fault! I'll sue! What a fool I was. And could I have had candy apples and gum! And cookies and money and all sorts of things! But no, I had to listen to you! You blockhead. What a fool I was. Trick or treats come only once a year. And I miss it by sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead. You owe me restitution!

OPTION 2: Pleasure in the Details written by Helen Childress

My parents got divorced when I was 5 years old, and I saw my father about 3 times a year after that. And when he found out that he had cancer he decided to bring me here and gives me this big pink seashell sand says to me "Son, the answers are inside of this." and I'm all like "What?" and then I realize that the shell is empty there's no point to any of this it's all just a...a random lottery of meaningless tragedy in a series of near escapes...So I take pleasure in the details...a Quarter Pounder with cheese...those are good. The sky about 10 minutes before it rains...A moment when your laughter becomes a cackle and I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt. 

OPTION 3: Entire Life Behind Things written by Alan Ball

Ricky: It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing. And there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it, right? And this bag was just...dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid eber. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember...I need to remember. (distant) Sometimes there's so much beauty int he world I feel like I can't take it...and my heart is going to cave in. 

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