New Film Casting Call

Please complete the form below to apply to participate in a documentary film about how different generations look at lifespan and aging.


FaceAge is an award-winning documentary film series that explores personal and societal stereotypes about age and aging. The project is produced by a cross-disciplinary group of collaborative researchers at Penn State, including artists, teachers, and researchers from the Arts, Gerontology, Nursing, and the Humanities. 

Participant Description: Two age categories participate in FaceAge. Please consider applying if you are between 18 and 30 years old, or over 60 years old. We seek a diverse group of participants and encourage people of all backgrounds and communities to apply.

Participant Expectations: It’s important that all FaceAge participants be fully available for the interview dates, have transportation to the interview locations, and allow filmmakers to shoot footage of your work and personal life. Participants are asked to allow the filmmakers to make copies of family photos and home movies, some of which will be included in the documentary. 

Participant Expectations: It’s important that all FaceAge participants be fully available for the interview dates, have transportation to the interview locations, and allow filmmakers to shoot footage of your work and personal life. Participants are asked to allow the filmmakers to make copies of family photos and home movies, some of which will be included in the documentary.

Personal Footage: Participants will be filmed at their residence and/or place of work for a half day, to be scheduled between the 7th and 20th of October 2018.

Payment: $250

Filming Dates

14–15 Sept: On-camera auditions 15 minutes per participant
07–20 Oct: Half-day per participant
10–11 Nov: All-day interviews and encounters

Filming Locations

Penn State Greater Allegheny, McKeesport, Pittsburgh

Auditions & Interviews

Penn State Greater Allegheny
4000 University Drive
White Oak PA 15131


Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
(Caucasian, Black, Native American, Middle Eastern, Asian, etc.)
(Italian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Nigerian, etc.)
JOB/OCCUPATION INFORMATION
Please answer a few employment-related questions.
Are you currently employed? *
Please list any/all previous jobs you have held:
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
PA Resident? *
Have you resided in Pennsylvania your entire life?
If you answered “No” in previous question, please list where else you have resided:
PARTICIPATION LOGISTICS
Transportation *
Do you have transportation to and from the interview location?
Can we film at your workplace? *
If you are currently employed, do you think it may be be possible to spend 2–3 hours filming you at your work?
Availability *
Are you available Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 for the primary interview and encounter filming sessions?
Do you have access to personal photos, home movies, and videos of yourself? Please indicate formats (slides, photographs, digital, VHS, Super-8, etc.) and quantity.
Using your Photos, etc. in Film? *
Are you willing and able to provide those photos and movies to the filmmakers for duplication and use in the film? (All originals will be returned promptly to participants.)