Casting Call: Seeking Kids to Discuss the Future for SFMOMA

Do you have or know parents who have kids ages 8-12 who might like to be interviewed for a SFMOMA video art piece to be displayed in downtown Los Altos Nov-Mar? If so, please read on!

As part of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Project Los Altos: SFMOMA In Silicon Valley (November 9th 2013 thru March 2nd 2014), film director and artist Mike Mills will be interviewing children (ages 8-12) from Silicon Valley whose parents work in the tech industry for a video about the future. We are hoping to include children whose parents work at all levels in the industry to learn their unique perspective on the future. The video will be part of an installation by Mills on the past, present and future of Los Altos and the Silicon Valley.

The interviews will take thirty minutes to an hour and will be filmed in Los Altos in early September. Parents are asked to be present at the time of the interview but will not be interviewed. Pamela Kaplan Casting will be reaching out to the community and conducting the initial interviews this summer.  

Mike Mills is a noted artist, designer and filmmaker. He has done a series of shorts on the influence of place on identity, and he has presented works which feature key historical moments which shape collective identity.This will be the first time he presents an installation combining these interests. He has exhibited his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Yerba Buena Center For the Arts in San Francisco, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. As a designer, he’s worked for Mark Jacobs, The Beastie Boys, and Air. His feature films have won awards at Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, and the Berlin film festivals. His last film, Beginners, won an Oscar in 2012.

To learn more or to apply, please contact Pamela Kaplan at: or 415-902-6484  


More on the exhibition:

SFMOMA will bring national and international artists to the Silicon Valley community of Los Altos in this unique multisite exhibition. Occupying indoor and outdoor locations throughout the downtown area, Project Los Altos will feature newly commissioned artist projects by Spencer Finch, Christian Jankowski, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Katerina Šedá, Alec Soth, and Jessica Stockholder that respond to the history and culture of this former agricultural area, the local residents, and the sites themselves. These new works are joined by documentation of performance works by artist Charles Garoian's students at Los Altos High School from 1969 to 1985, and Jeremy Blake's opulent Winchester trilogy (2002-2004), from the SFMOMA collection, inspired by the eccentric South Bay mansion built by Sarah Winchester. 

Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley is organized by SFMOMA in collaboration with the City of Los Altos. The lead sponsor of this exhibition is Passerelle Investment Company.Major support is provided by Randi and Bob Fisher.