UPDATED: Australia ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ casting call

NOTE: This is UPDATED ACCURATE information. Last month there was an incorrect casting director listed. This is now verified and official.

The Walt Disney Pictures feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has now sent out a casting call seeking talent to appear in the film.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth in the series of fantasy swashbuckler films based on Walt Disney’s theme park ride. The first four films in the series made over $3.7 billion at the box office. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 officially began pre-production on October 2, 2014. Shooting will take place in Mackay, Gold Coast, and Post Douglas, Queensland, Australia and other locations starting in February, 2015. The official casting call in Australia has now been sent out seeking actors and extras to work various dates throughout filming. An All actors, extras, and crew members who are hired will be required to have legal eligibility to work in Australia. Documents and information for Australian entertainment industry work requirements such as the Australian Entertainment Visa Application can be found in the Australia Actors Resource Guide, available for download here. Instructions on how you can submit for consideration is posted below. Film crew members who are able to work in Queensland can now apply for those jobs below also.

Shooting will be taking place at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast as well as locations such as Port Douglas, north of Mackay. Film sets will be built from scratch to become fantasy ports, towns and treasure coves. Many jobs are up for grabs to construct these elaborate sets. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales could bring in over $100 million to the local economy.

Initially Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was set to film in Puerto Rico and in New Orleans, Louisiana. However Australian ministers approved huge tax incentives, and Disney made the decision to put Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on the Australian film production slate. Actors who are cast in Los Angeles will be flown to Australia for filming.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will once again star 3 three-time Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp in the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp is currently shooting the Walt Disney Pictures feature film Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Orlando Bloom will reprise his role as Will Turner. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from an original screenplay written by BAFTA Film Award nominee Jeff Nathanson. Ten-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jerry Bruckheimer will produce, Barry H. Waldman will executive produce. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled to hit theaters on July 7, 2017. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will handle domestic distribution.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Casting Submission Information

Australia Actor and Extras Casting Call

Currently casting MALE roles at this time. Female roles will be cast shortly. The following are the types are being cast:

We are looking for great character faces – Rugged, Burly, bearded, long hair, medieval period looks. Weathered or craggy faces. Scars, Stitches, dreads are okay. Looking for people that are UNIQUELY DIFFERENT here. All ethnicities from 16 -65 Years of Age

All males required here. Mostly aged from 18-40. Looking for fit average size here not (Over 6’4”) or (under 5’10”). Can have long hair and Beards. Caucasian, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, South American required here.

You must be able to make yourself available to audition and work in SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND (BYRON BAY to SUNSHINE COAST)

You must have good and flexible availability from 1st February 2015 – 30th of June

Please send the following to casting@sassqld.com

- Full Name
- Clear recent Headshot & Full Body Shot.
- Contact Phone Number
- Acting/Performance CV (available)
- Current Location (City and State)

Talent applying will be encouraged to grow their hair and beards for the production.

United States Actor Submission Information

The casting director for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is holding auditions in Los Angeles for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Actors who submit must be able to make themselves available for auditions and call-backs in Los Angeles. Please only submit by postal mail, no personal unannounced drop-offs, and absolutely no phone calls. Submit an 8×10 color professional headshot and resume to the following:

Pirates 5
General Submission
Ronna Kress Casting
333 S Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Submit your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

Australians can order the 9X12 Clear Face Envelopes here (simply go to the site and do a search for “9 x 12 Full Face Envelopes”).

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. GENERAL SUBMISSION should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Submission Type”

Film Crew Members

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is seeking experienced film crew members and craftsmen who are located in Queensland, Australia. Please submit resumes to the following:


Absolutely NO actor or extra submissions to this email address, they will be discarded.

In order to be hired, all actors, extras, and crew members must meet the legal requirement to work in the entertainment industry in Queensland, Australia

The Australia Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Australia:

• Victoria Actors Resources
• New South Wales Actors Resources
• South Australia Actors Resources
• Queensland Actors Resources
• Tasmania Actors Resources
• Western Australia Resources

Each State’s section contains the following:

- Casting Directors List
- Talent Agents and Managers List
- Modeling Agents
- Acting Classes and Schools List
- Headshot Photographers List
- Training and Schools
- Photographers
- Performers Unions
- Misc. Industry Resources

In addition to the following Resources:

• Guidelines on entry into Australia of foreign actors.
• Australian Entertainment Visa Application
• Sydney and NSW Entertainment Industry Child Labour Laws
• Application for Certificate to Import Foreign Actors into Australia
• General Talent Agent Information
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas for Actors
• PDF Users Guides

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Shooting Locations:

Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast
Entertainment Road
Oxenford QLD 4210

Additional locations in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Far North Queensland

Production Companies:

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Jerry Bruckheimer Films
1631 Tenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Mukiri Productions PTY LTD
South Yarra, Victoria

Executive Producer:

Barry H. Waldman


Jerry Bruckheimer


Jeff Nathanson


Joachim Rønning
Espen Sandberg


Johnny Depp – Captain Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom – Will Turner


The continuing adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow, said to have supernatural elements in a movie set in fictional historical New Orleans.

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