Welcome! 

We are a community casting and user generated content platform where brands from all over the world can find authentic content, on-camera talent, inspiration, and real stories directly from YOU!

You can decide which opportunities you want to submit for and if your content is selected, you earn supplementary income! 

See below for how-to, tips, and all our open opportunities:


HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Step 1 - Please click open the listing and read the details! Each opportunity has different needs and options. 
  • Step 2 - Per the direction of the open call, either record any new videos, capture new photos, or record audio based on the call description, prompts, or direction. Or some opportunities may request older videos or photos that may not need to be new creations!
  • Step 3 - Fill out the submission form for that call and upload your content, that's it!


OPPORTUNITY DETAILS 

  • Who Can Submit: Anyone, age 18+, around the world! Any call for minors must be submitted by parent or guardian.
  • Pay: If your content is selected and approved, you will receive money! Each opportunity has different payment amounts listed in the call, so please read each listing carefully.


TIPS TO HELP YOUR SUBMISSIONS 

  • Please upload only unaltered photos, videos, or audio files. No filters will not be accepted. Filters may prevent us from selecting your clip unfortunately.
  • Please try to utilize good lighting whenever possible. Natural daylight from windows always works well but if you are recording video at night, please try to have lights on to help illuminate the scene as much as possible.
  • Please be aware of any “copyright” that might be in the scene you are recording and remove it. Examples include the following: Logos: These are especially prevalent on clothes, so please don’t wear shirts/hats with visible/readable logos or imagery; Posters/artwork/photos: If there are visible/readable items hanging on the wall or propped up in your scene, please take it down (unless it is your own originally created artwork/photo). This includes movie posters, art prints, etc…


HOW TO USE OUR FORMS

  • You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to submit to these forms. Here is a quick guide on how to get started: https://submittable.help/submitters/making-new-submissions/how-do-i-submit
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date. 
  • We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure the email address you used to sign up for your Submittable Account is one that you check regularly. 
  • Please reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions at support@submittable.com

Oncata is a community casting and user generated content platform where brands from all over the world find can inspiration, authentic content, on-camera talent, and real stories from anyone!

Our mission is to change how we see each other through media. By elevating stories of kindness, compassion, inner beauty, creativity and spirituality. 

If you'd like to join our community fill out the form below so content creators worldwide get an opportunity discovery your work and your brilliance. 

We are looking forward to meeting you <3

Who we are


Oncata is a community casting platform that provides all humans (and their pets!) an opportunity to make supplementary income by being featured in media content for brands, ad agencies, production companies, and photographers. We inspire change to media representation to be more authentic and diverse through community casting by challenging stereotypes, bias, or perfection beyond appearance.

Our mission


Since 2014, we have supported the community with supplementary income opportunities and paid out over $1M in talent fees. We noticed we need to improve the reach of this income opportunity to people from disadvantaged neighborhoods, immigrant communities, and people with disabilities especially during these trying times. We strive to bring more authenticity into media by elevating people in the community and their passions and eliminating celebrity culture by highlighting role models in the community around us.

Who is an Oncata Connector?


Do you have a large network of friend working your community? Do you live your life in a most authentic way, following your passion and true expression every day? If the answer is yes, you are an Oncata connector.

What does an Oncata Connector do?


Oncata connectors are inspired to share! They help share our our casting calls for income opportunities with their community through online outreach online and in-person.You can also connect with various groups, non-profits, and community centers. In addition, Oncata Connectors (when safe) will go on journeys to meet new people they connect with and share experiences, it’s fun really! We pay for you to go events, meet people, and share more about Oncata's income opportunities. You will have your own card to give out, profile page, and unique sign up link to share!

How much money I can make being an Oncata Connector?


We pay a flat fee of $100 for the initial outreach to your community of taking the first few steps of sharing Oncata through your email, your social media, etc. You will introduce Oncata, talk about what we do and offer, and encourage people to join our community and submit for casting calls. You will also earn $10 per every person who submits for a casting call or joins our community. They just have to mention your name when filling out the forms! When in-person activities resume you can make between $50-$1000 by just going to events, leading the events, help share experiences, or traveling!

How do I get started ?


Fill out the form below and we'll reach out with more info and opportunities!

Calling any and all Parents who have decided to vaccinate their kids or support the COVID-19 vaccination. This casting is seeking families who have no reservations about being vaccinated.

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CASTING FOR: Families of all ages
ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES: December 7th
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Madison, WI
PAY RATE:  $350 +$1000 usage per adult, $250 + $700 usage per child
TRAVEL COVERED: N/A - MUST BE A RESIDENT OF WISCONSIN.
USAGE TERM: IN-PERP, VIDEO & PHOTO, FOR ALL MEDIA including worldwide print, OOH, TV, web/social/digital paid & unpaid placements.

IMPORTANT:



  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 8 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 8 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in Madison, WI and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


Calling any and all Parents who have decided to vaccinate their kids or support the COVID-19 vaccination. We are seeking families to send in family photos doing indoor & outdoor activities together! 

Photos should include caregivers and kids spending time together, one-on-one or as a family. At least one person should always be looking at the camera. Taking photos in public? Please wear a mask when you’re indoors or in a crowded outdoor setting. (Masks are not required at home or when you gather in a private outdoor setting, like a backyard.) 

Focus on happy, healthy moments and everyday activities like: family selfies, at home playing in yard/house/cooking, playing sports, dropping kids off at school/bus, playing music, or playing at a park

 
CASTING FOR: Families of all ages
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Anywhere in WI
PAY RATE:  $300*/per image licensed
USAGE TERM: 2 years, regional (WI) for all media - TV, print, OOH, web/social/digital & paid/unpaid placements.


IMPORTANT:

  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit photos of your family following the guidelines on this form! These can be selfies and doing daily activities with family. 
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


We are seeking one female and one male talent to play a fun role of a small news team for an upcoming production. If you are applying for the female role, we will be holding Zoom auditions this Saturday, October 16th,


CASTING FOR: Males and Females, 35-45 years old.
ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES: October 27th
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Wauwatosa, WI
PAY RATE:  $500 for featured extra male talent. $850 for featured female talent (Up to 6 hour day).
TRAVEL COVERED: Locals only.
USAGE TERM: IN-PERP, VIDEO & PHOTO, FOR ONLINE MEDIA. Broadcast for one year.


IMPORTANT:


  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 6 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 10 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in Wauwatosa, WI and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


We are seeking a variety of individuals and families for a new casting, so please see details below & submit today if you think you might be a great fit!


CASTING FOR: 

  • December 1st: 60+ year old male experienced in chopping wood 

          Pay rate: $1,500

  • December 1st: Half day for 40-50 year old mother and 16-18 year old daughter who are experienced in jogging, and the daughter's grandmother 

          Pay rate: $250 half day rate mother role, $250 half day rate daughter role,  $500 half day grandmother extra role

  • December 2nd: Full day for 40-50 year old mother and 16-18 year old daughter who are experienced in jogging

          Pay rate: $1,500 mother role and $1,500 daughter role

  • December 3rd: 40 year old mom and dad and  7-10 year old daughter

          Pay rate: $1,500 per parent and $1,200 child role


ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES: December 1st-3rd

AUDITIONS: Sunday, November 14th
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Waukesha County and Milwaukee County


PAY RATE: 

Adults Session fee $500 Usage $1000 

Kids Session $400 Usage $800

Extra Role Grandmother $500

Rates listed above for roles.


TRAVEL COVERED: No travel covered
USAGE TERM: IN-PERP, VIDEO & PHOTO, FOR ALL MEDIA including worldwide print, OOH, TV, web/social/digital paid & unpaid placements.

IMPORTANT:

  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 10 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 10 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in Waukesha County and potentially Milwaukee County and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


We are seeking a variety of individuals and families for a new casting, also including a wide variety of background extra roles! Please submit today if you are interested!


CASTING FOR: 

5 Principal Talent: 

One adult aged 24-34

One male adult aged 70-85

A Small Family of 3: Parents aged 24-34, and one child aged 6-10

9 Background Talent: ages 24-65

ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES: December 6th, 7th or 8th
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Greater Milwaukee Area

PAY RATE:
Principal $500/10 hour day Background Extras $200/10 hour day
TRAVEL COVERED: No travel covered.
USAGE TERM: 2 years, web only.

IMPORTANT:

  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 10 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 10 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in the Greater Milwaukee Area and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


We are looking for community talent to participate in a media project for a dietary supplement. Please see details below and apply today


CASTING FOR: 

2 males & 2 females, Ages 30-50

SHOOT DATE:

December 6th and 7th - only 1 day 

SHOOT LOCATION:

Milwaukee WI

TALENT TRAVEL:

No travel, work as local

PAY RATE: $750 / full day up to 10h 

PROJECT NAME: Dietary Supplement 

USAGE RIGHTS: Print, Digital, OOH in perpetuity


IMPORTANT:

  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 10 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 10 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in the Greater Milwaukee Area and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


Do you love breweries and dining in Milwaukee? Then be sure to submit for this casting!


CASTING FOR: 3 Males & Females 25-35 years old.
ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES: September 16 rain date September 23d
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Milwaukee, WI
PAY RATE:  $500 10 hour day
TRAVEL COVERED: No travel locals shooting. 

USAGE TERM:  IN-PERP, VIDEO & PHOTO, FOR ALL MEDIA including worldwide print, OOH, TV, web/social/digital paid & unpaid placements.

IMPORTANT:

  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 10 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 10 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in Madison, WI and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


We are seeking for variety of characters for a fun tourism shoot in Madison, WI Do you cycle professionally? Does your family kayak together? Lots of opportunities in this call. Apply for roles in the form.


CASTING FOR: Males & Females, Couples, Families 7-60 years old. Any genders and ethnicity 

ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES: October 3-4, October 5-7, October 8 (Rain date)
PRODUCTION LOCATION: Madison, WI
PAY RATE:  $400 full day, $200 half day Session, $100 usage fee for photos,  $250 photo and video
TRAVEL COVERED: No travel locals shooting.
USAGE TERM: 2 Years Web, Broadcast, Print and digital media.


IMPORTANT:

  • Must provide at least ONE photo below to submit. Please submit a recent photo (within the last week) so we see your current look! 
  • This production has roles for up to 5 hours on-set. When selected, you will be notified what exact timeframe you will be needed on-set and your pay rate is reflected of that timeframe. These 5 hours on-set does not include your travel time to set.
  • This is an on-set production in Madison, WI and by submitting you agree to follow the current CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and will follow all safety precautions including bringing and wearing a mask.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
  • *Effective March 1st, 2020, Oncata charges a 10% fee on all payments for services and support. Learn more about our updated payment process here. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before submitting below.


Are you in need of content creators? 

Artist looking to document work? Business trying to create promotional videos? Have a great story for a documentary but don't know where to start? Oncata is here to help. 

MATC digital content students are looking for collaborators in the community to create content for their school work. This is a free project supported by Oncata. All you need to do is fill out the form below and if a student is interested in creating content with you we will be in touch. 

It's a great way to work with highly trained students to create content for your art, business or life story. 

Send us your content for a chance to get paid gigs in the future. 


Thanks to our platform development, we can help you right now to submit your content for supplementary income opportunities. Which means you - yes, YOU - are a creator of content that our clients can use in their ads. You can create user generated content right now, safely in your home, with your loved ones, and submit images, videos, or audio files for opportunities. You have the tools in your hand  - that smart phone, the camera on your tablet, and even the camera on your shelf. And most importantly, you have the creativity to do this from home!
We are putting together our first community content videos and gallery that we will market to our clients directly and on social media. Help us show how beautiful content from our community can be. Please follow directions below.

Step 1 - Look through your phone and select videos and/or photos of fun activities you and your loved ones have been doing safely at home. You can also record any new content you'd like to share with us!

Step 2 - Share with us about your experience during this difficult time. Share love, share pain and inspiration. Whatever comes to mind! *
*Optional step

Step 3 - Upload your content below. 


Here is an example of what community content videos might look like. 

 

IMPORTANT

  • ** A video submission is required. Please see below for instructions and uploading your video!
  • Must provide at least 1 recent photo (within the last week). 
  • Please be sure to take your photos and videos in good lighting. These shots don’t need to look professional, but your features need to be clearly visible. It’s difficult to determine things like skin tone and hair color when photos are dark or muted.
  • Send in unaltered photos.  No Photoshop or Instagram filters.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 

Send us your content for a chance to get paid gigs in the future.

 
Thanks to our platform development, we can help you right now to submit your content for supplementary income opportunities. Which means you - yes, YOU - are a creator of content that our clients can use in their ads. You can create user generated content right now, safely in your home, with your loved ones, and submit images, videos, or audio files for opportunities. You have the tools in your hand  - that smart phone, the camera on your tablet, and even the camera on your shelf. And most importantly, you have the creativity to do this from home!

We are putting together our first community content video that we will market to our clients directly and on social media. Help us show how beautiful content from our community can be. Please follow directions below.

Step 1 - Look through your phone and select videos that are connected to nature, humanity, community and family. 

Step 2 - Record a video or an audio of this Native American Poem/Prayer for us

Earth teach me quiet, as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering, as old stones suffer with memory.  Earth teach me humility, as blossoms are humble with beginning.  Earth teach me caring, as mothers nurture their young.  Earth teach me courage, as the tree that stands alone.  Earth teach me limitation, as the ant that crawls on the ground.  Earth teach me freedom, as the eagle that soars in the sky.  Earth teach me acceptance, as the leaves that die each fall.  Earth teach me renewal, as the seed that rises in the spring.  Earth teach me to forget myself, as melted snow forgets its life.  Earth teach me to remember kindness, as dry fields weep with rain.

Step 3 - Upload your videos or audio file of your reading below! 


Here is an example of what the final product may looks like if we combine all of your submissions. 



IMPORTANT

  • ** A video submission is required. Please see below for instructions and uploading your video!
  • Must provide at least 1 recent photo (within the last week).
  • Please be sure to take your photos and videos in good lighting. These shots don’t need to look professional, but your features need to be clearly visible. It’s difficult to determine things like skin tone and hair color when photos are dark or muted.
  • Send in unaltered photos.  No Photoshop or Instagram filters.
  • If you are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 

As we all still face uncertainty with COVID-19 and the growing cases within the United States, our Oncata teams wants to prepare us all for what could be another time period of not being able to cast for in-person productions. We are collecting content for brands and clients to license and use when that happens. 


This call is to start a library of product reviews that you can share from home right now! You can share your favorite product and/or children can even share their favorite products, toys, etc. We are looking for authentic videos of you enjoying and sharing your favorite products, services, etc. The best reviews are honest and real, so please don't force yourself to do a fake review. Share something you really enjoy and may be helping you right now at home through this pandemic! We will work on connecting with the brand or company so they can use your review and you will get paid!

Here is an example of a product review our CEO Sitora Takanaev put together. She became really passionate about hand made Native American flutes and uses them as a form of meditation and created a video to share her experience! 



TIPS FOR YOUR VIDEOS:

  1. Try to use natural lighting or shoot in the bright room. Find a quiet place in the house or outside. 
  2. Keep a steady hand, shaking the camera can distract the viewer. You can prop your phone so you don't have to worry about it. 
  3. Address audience directly to the camera, make sure you at least have a head and shoulders shot. No need to get too far away from the camera. 
  4. Make sure you are not filming too far away from the phone to ensure we can hear you well. 


IMPORTANT:

  • THIS IS NOT A PAID OPPORTUNITY YET. IF ONCATA IS ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE PRODUCT BRAND OR SERVICE, WE WILL THEN GET PAID FOR YOUR VIDEO IF THE BRAND OR SERVICE CHOOSES TO USE IT. 
  • Must provide recent photos, (within the last week) along with any portfolio photos. Need both a closeup & full body photos.
  • If your are represented by an agent or talent agency, please make sure they review your submission before you submit it to us and please note who in our form who you are working with. 
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