Norman Ollestad was an 11 year old “Boy Wonder” in surfing and competitive downhill skiing.
Gerber Pictures is now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures true-story action survival feature film “Crazy For The Storm” based on the bestselling novel “Crazy For The Storm: A Memoir Of Survival” by Norman Ollestad. A massive talent search has been taking place since February, 2013 for a boy who can play 11 year-old Norman Ollestad. The talent search included online video submissions accepted through Cast It Talent. However, the right boy was not discovered and new casting director information is now available.
Two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn will direct “Crazy for the Storm”. Creative Commons
Gerber Pictures in association with Storyopolisis is in pre-production on the true-story survival drama feature film “Crazy for the Storm” for Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie centers on eleven-year-old Norman Ollestad, who survived a plane crash which left him stranded on an icy mountaintop by using the skills his father instilled in him. The film’s Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director is conducting a national talent search for a 9-11 year old boy to play the lead role. The movie is based on Ollestad’s novel “Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival”. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles starting April, 2013.
The major feature film “Gangster Squad” has begun production in Los Angeles and the casting directors are casting day players, extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins. The Warner Bros. Pictures film has an all star cast that includes Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, and Nick Nolte. “Gangster Squad” chronicles of the LAPD‘s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s.