IMAX is doing a live promotional event for The Hobbit 2 in New York City on Saturday, November 30th in Central Park. They need area actors, stunt/martial arts performers, cosplayers, LARPers, or just all around Tolkien fans to portray one of the thirteen dwarves (see reference picture below) for approximately four hours of paid work ($300) during the day. The dwarves will be "ambushing" tourists along footpaths, pose for photos, and eventually lead park-goers on a siege of Belvedere Castle.
Requirements/preferences are performers who 1) are 5'2" or shorter and 2) have an existing dwarf costume. (The producers would prefer male performers, but MAY consider crossplayers who adequately resemble male Tolkien dwarves.) These are generalized dwarves and do not need to be specific characters from The Hobbit, but do need to fit within Peter Jackson's Hobbit world.
They are also seeking a number of paid, plain-clothed "spectators" to help draw attention to the promotional action, as well ($200). Other than that, the producers are only seeking dwarves - no elves, lake-people, wizards, orcs or hobbits.
Those who are interested should email Aliki and Chris at Hobbit2.firstname.lastname@example.org
, along with resumes, headshots, and relevant Hobbit-themed costume/prop pictures, and mention me, Shyaporn, in your message. Auditions/interviews are this Sunday, November 24th from 12 pm - 4 pm in Midtown Manhattan - location provided via email.