KENILWORTH, NJ – Exciting news for the unique and classic town of Kenilworth. A casting call for a TV series “K-Town” will be held at an undetermined venue in Kenilworth this mid-February. The pilot will be shot at one of the major bars and restaurants in town. There are also five Kenilworth residents who are already cast in the series, but that information will be disclosed at a later date. Billy Hartmann and Kevin Brodie are the co-writers and producers. The pilot will be pitched to Netflix and HBO. The synopsis from the writers is as follows:

In a small town many people don’t realize a mob has been operating a daily business for years. And, when two powerful family’s come head to head One family is told, the drugs have invaded the small town already. Is family more important than money and power. Not even the police can prevent the drugs and bloodshed in the small-town streets. Till the mob decides to get involved, to even the score with a powerful drug dealer. Who doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but, his owns.

Brodie currently is an actor based out of New Jersey. His most recent credit is a feature film titled “5th Borough.” It was nominated in the Hells Kitchen Film Festival New York City winning best drama and best ensemble cast. The film comes to Netflix this May starring Tara Reid. Speaking of the film he emphasizes “I’m thrilled to be working on this project as it highlights a sense of community by showcasing local talent telling a story inspired by current events.” 

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Hartmann is a bi-coastal actor and being famous was always a dream of his. “I remember being around 15 years old and watching the Oscars with a smile on my face saying to myself, I wanna do that.” He began his acting career in July of 2018 and since then he has acted in ten movies and done two voiceovers that are all coming out in 2020. Hartmann’s biggest casting is an animation voiceover role that is going to be released in a worldwide theater, “Peter Pan Land of Forever” with director Ben Rush, producers Joe Mosey and Chuck Mosey, and writer Francis Taylor. Another production is a huge animation titled “The Magnificent Raiders of Dimension War,” written by Dante D’Anthony. Hartmann wrote two other full feature films, “Day of a Slave” and “Did you Hear the Silence” that he will be staring in and producing. Hartmann believes that if you really want something you must chase your dreams. “You just can’t dream about doing something. I waited until 55 to make my dream happen. Every day I am living it and I won’t be done until I stand there with something in my hand. It’s going to happen, I feel it.”

Hartmann and Brodie are taking online submissions for actors and extras. Please note, even if you are not cast in the pilot your information will still be on file to be cast in the series at a later time. Here is the post Hartmann and Brodie would like the public to see.

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to reach out and say thanks for your interest in the project! We won’t be hosting in person auditions until mid-late February but if you wanna get a jump start now see the instructions below...

Please email the following materials to:

Actors seeking a role:

-Monologue of your choice
(No more than 30 seconds)


-Current photo
-Contact Number

We look forward to seeing your talent best of luck!!!


Stay tuned for more details soon on TAPinto Kenilworth.