Calling all marchers

Women's March Bay Area is holding a casting call to produce a video for “Why I March”. Our story begins with you. Tell us your story of why you are marching and send us your submission following the details below.

Call for Entries

We are seeking real people who feel passionate and comfortable on camera to give their testimonial to camera about why they are marching on January 21st. These video testimonials will be edited into a few videos to promote the Women's March Bay Area. There is a possibility that these videos may be used in other cities that also have a march. In addition, the participants will have their portraits taken for a potential still campaign. We are looking to represent the widest spectrum of diversity that exists in the Bay Area. (Race, Age, Gender Identity, Disabilities). Please read the details below and if you are available for the shoot date (Saturday, January 7th) and you agree to the project terms please submit your personal details, answer the five questions and send us a natural image of yourself. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 2nd.

Limited Participation

We anticipate a significant number of submissions to support this project. Due to limited time, and a limited number of required on camera talent we will most likely not be able to utilize all of the submissions. We apologize that we may not be able to use all of the submissions but we will respond back to everyone by email with our final interviewees.


The first requirement is that you must be available all day Saturday January 7th, 2017. We will not need you all day, we will only need you for 1 hour at the most. We need you to be available all day (7am to 7pm) so there are no conflicts with scheduling. The filming location will be in central San Francisco. Location TBD.

Project Creative/On Camera Action

The final candidates chosen will be on-camera speaking directly into the camera. The footage will be in black and white. The questions will not be scripted. The questions asked will be the five listed below. The Director may choose to repeat the answer in a shorter delivery to camera but we want real people with real passion.

Questions from the Director

All participant submissions please answer all five of the following questions: 

  1. What is your name?

  2. How old are you?

  3. What is your occupation?

  4. Where do you live?

  5. In a few sentences please describe why you are marching on January 21st (honor/support someone in particular or a specific reason/cause? 

**Please also include your telephone numbers so we can contact you.


We will require that all participants sign a release to use the video imagery for this project in perpetuity for Women's March Bay Area. Women's March Bay Area would like to be able to use the footage for extended use for print campaigns, longer format edits, behind the scenes footage , PR for future years etc. The compensation for your participation will be $1.

Submission Process

  1. Please email your submission to
  2. Please use the following in the email subject header: WMBA CASTING SUBMISSION
  3. Include your answers to the above five questions in the body of the email.
  4. Please also include your telephone number so we can contact you.
  5. Please submit two recent photographs of you or any of your friends or family that would be interested in participating on camera. We are asking for one full body image and one close-up of your face. No glamour shots, No headshots…real everyday images…good cell phone images are fine.

NOTE: If you have any further questions please email us separately from your submission with WMBA CASTING QUESTION in the email subject header. Please don’t ask and questions in your submission email.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Women's March Bay Area