19 January 2012

Casting Call for ‘Hobbit’ Extras!

Want to be in ‘The Hobbit’? If you’re currently living in the Wellington area and are able to work in the country, want no more!

Earlier this morning, a casting call for ‘Hobbit’ extras popped up on TradeMe. They are seeking men and women over the age of 17 and with flexible schedules to play a variety of characters.

They are currently seeking:

• MEN – under 5’4” (163cm)
 • WOMEN – under 5” (155cm)
 • BIG MEN – with character faces – 5’9 and over (175cm+)
 • MEN with LARGE biceps any height.
 • WOMEN with character faces
 • MEN & WOMEN – ELVES slim, athletic, 5’5” – 6’4” (165 – 203cm)

The casting call will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 1pm-4pm at the Belmont Hall – Hutt City. 

The job posting also stresses that applicants should either have NZ residency or a valid work permit.

For more information, view the casting call here.


  1. Haha, if only I could try out. I am so not even remotely near the Wellington area. Or the New Zealand area :p

  2. I'm not even remotely near 5'4"~! :)