Inuit actors needed for Disney dog-sledding movie

A Disney dog-sledding movie is seeking Inuit actors for a shoot taking place in Calgary next month.

Togo, starring Willem Dafoe, is being lined up as one of the first films to feature on Disney+ – the entertainment giant’s planned rival to Netflix.

The movie tells the story of the 1925 Nome serum run, when mushers helped save the Alaskan community from a diphtheria epidemic. Togo is the name of a sled dog, with Dafoe playing its owner.


Cabin Radio understands Inuit actors are needed to play Nome community members welcoming the mushers.

Classic Casting says there’s an open casting call for Inuit men and women of all ages. While the work is paid, it’s not clear to what extent travel costs will be covered.

Shooting is set to take place between December 10 and 14. The casting company can be contacted by email or on 587-775-9999.

After the Outlander fiasco where everyone contacted Cabin Radio instead of the actual casting agency, we would like to reiterate: contact them, not us. We don’t have any sled dogs, or Willem Dafoe.