There's probably never been a better time for actors here in the Hudson Valley. Only a few years ago people who lived in our area that wanted to act had to get themselves into New York City for auditions and jobs. That's not the case anymore. Over the past few years, the Hudson Valley has become the backdrop for several movies and television shows. You're always hearing about a casting company looking for actors and extras for their latest project, and here's another one in the works that may just be perfect for you.

If you’re new to the acting business, or if you've always dreamed of becoming an actor and would like to get that first break, this may be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Sunny Edelman Casting is looking for non-union Hudson Valley background actors for a new feature film called Stay Awake. Filming will be here in the Mid Hudson Valley from June 7 - July 1.

Stay Awake is a movie that explores the ups and downs of two teenage brothers as they try to help their mother battle an addiction problem. The film is based on the writer's own true story, and is both heartbreaking and funny at times. It’s a story that the writer felt needed to be told, and now you can be a part of the film that spreads the word.

This is a SAG-AFTRA project, and the background is non-union. The pay is $50 per day with a $25 stipend for COVID testing. If you’re interested in signing up, have your pictures and resumes ready, and visit the Hudson Valley Casting website.

25 Hudson Valley Locations Featured in Movies

The Hudson Valley, or the new Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many movies over the years, and it's not stopping. From recent hits like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern- classic films like The Departed (2006), The Hudson Valley has been a low-key hot spot for locations. Due to tax incentives, beautiful locations, and the growth of independent filmmaking, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable destination for filmmakers.

So, we compiled a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations featured in film. This list includes blockbuster hits and independent films too. We hope you enjoy reading through, and learn more about The Hudson Valley and film!

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