Casting Call

Influents Innovations

Evidence-based products and services for health, social services and education.


April 29, 2022

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Paid Opportunity!

We are casting for a series of educational videos focused on HIV/STI prevention.

Actors will play the roles of 13 to 17-year-old boy and girl participants in PHAT Life, a groupbased behavioral intervention program.

The program is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago and Influents Innovations. Funding is provided by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health andHealth Disparities (NIH Grant R44MD014113).

  • Filming will take place at Oregon Research Institute (ORI) in Eugene on May 6-10, 2022.
  • Actors will work five half-days, 3-4 hours per day. Partial attendance okay.
  • Compensation is $200 per day, for a total of $1,000 for each actor.

To audition for this role, record your videos (a smartphone is fine) using the audition prompts below. Please look right into the camera and give us your best!

Parents/guardians: To learn more about this project and answer any questions, please contact Tom Jacobs at or 541-224-7677.

Are you right for the role? We are looking for…

• Teens, ages 15-19 (need to appear no older than 17)

• All races and ethnicities, no acting experience needed

Audition Prompts

Please do both prompts and email your videos to

Provide your name and phone number. If you are under 18, also provide your parent’s name, email and phone number. You can do the prompts as part of the same video or separately.

1. Scripted (Do either A or B):

A. [For person interested in boys] “I’ve been dating Deandre for a while now, and I really like him, but I want our relationship to be more serious. I’m not sure if he feels the same way as I do. He still seems like he wants to be doing his own thing. My mom has been asking about him, and I would really like him to meet her. Do you think that would be pushing it too far?”

B. [For person interested in girls] “I’ve been dating Alexandra for a while now, and I really like her, but I want our relationship to be more serious. I’m not sure if she feels the same way as I do. She still seems like she wants to be doing her own thing. My mom has been asking about her, and I would really like Alexandra to meet her. Do you think that would be pushing it too far?”

2. Unscripted: This is from a scene where you are asked, “How much do you want to be here?” For the audition, imagine your character does not want to be in the group. Say and show us why in 15-30 seconds.

Preventing HIV/AIDS Among Teens or PHAT Life is a group-based behavioral intervention for 13 to 17-year-olds that uses interactive and experiential activities to address sexual and reproductive health (e.g., sexually transmitted infections and HIV), substance use, healthy relationships, assertive communication, safer sex decision-making, condom use skills, and self-efficacy to reduce health risk behaviors. The curriculum content includes diagrams of male and female sexual anatomy and penis models as well as frank discussions of human sexuality. The curriculum contains no graphic photographs or videos.

Influents Innovations specializes in the invention, development and commercialization of evidence-based products and services for the health care, social services, and education markets. Influents Innovations is the for-profit affiliate of Oregon Research Institute.