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This film image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Quvenzhane Wallis portraying Hushpuppy, left, and Dwight Henry as Wink in a scene from, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures, Jess Pinkham)

Do you have a twinkle in your eye and a joyful heart? How about a rough exterior and trustworthy soul? Either way, filmmakers reaching out to Baton Rouge nonactors may be looking for you.

The creators of the Oscar-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild” are reaching out to the Baton Rouge area to fill two “very specific roles” in their next film:

Female Caucasian, age 30-40. A strong, hard-working mother with a twinkle in her eye and joy in her heart.

Male Caucasian, age 50-70. Tall with angular facial features. A tough man whose hard life and rough exterior mask a trustworthy soul.

The casting call stresses that no acting experience is required. Anyone matching either description can send in a photo — a recent selfie, snapshot or family photo — and contact information to For further information, call (504) 408-1685.

The Louisiana-made “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” a small, independent film produced for approximately $1.5 million, earned an impressive four Oscar nominations: best picture, best actress, best director and best adapted screenplay.

It features first-time, local actors Quvenzhané Wallis, a 9-year-old from Houma who earned a best actress nomination, and, playing her dying father, Dwight Henry, in leading roles.