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Casting Call for New Web Series “Brick House” [Florence, MA] #casting

14 Jan

Posted January 14, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: “Brick House – the web series”
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Web
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Filming on various weekends beginning late February
SHOOTING LOCATION: Northampton, MA

LOGLINE:

(Musical Comedy) – Neil, a scruffy, earnest man in his 30s, can’t seem to get his life together. At the suggestion of his therapist, he tries to quit his porn habit as an experiment. But it’s harder to quit than he thought when a voice (appearing as a wolf puppet) starts encouraging him to act out. Thus begins Neil’s journey to build a “brick house,” a state of mind that the wolf can’t shake down.

CASTING THESE ROLES: (Note: all parts sing!)

“Neil” – 30s, scruffy, earnest. Artistic and musical. Never quite grew up and his life isn’t going anywhere.

“Eric” – 40-60. Mature. A high school teacher. Married with a young child. Leads a support group for men struggling with porn addiction.

“Tim” (50s) conservatively dressed. Does PR for a high tech company. Eric’s assistant in the support group.

“Greg” – a college student. Cooler than everyone else, but kind of scattered.

“Ben” – a grey haired, cheerful man in his 70s. Good humored – always looking to make a joke.

Puppeteer – Jerry is a wolf puppet that only Neil can see. Jerry is the unrestrained voice that encourages Neil to follow his sexual compulsions.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: ryanroadfilms@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: Saturday, January 18th, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 1:00 PM
AUDITION END TIME: 4:00 PM
AUDITION LOCATION: Florence, MA

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Email your head shot and resume to Regina at: ryanroadfilms@gmail.com

Casting Call for Short Film “The Widow” [Boston, MA] #casting

17 Sep

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Posted September 17, 2013: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: The Widow
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Aubrianne LaDuke
WRITER: Sarah Miller
DIRECTOR: Sarah Miller
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: September 27-29, 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: Boston, MA

SYNOPSIS:

We are on the lookout for several roles for our student BFA film, “The Widow”, a film about an elderly woman who is framed for her husband’s murder.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Burt, a speaking role: Male, white, older (late 50′s-60′s), non union

Nurse, a small speaking role: Female, preferably 20′s to 30′s, non union

Police Officer Rob, a non speaking role: Male, burly, 20′s to 30′s, non union.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: September 21, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: aubrianne_laduke@emerson.edu
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

More details about auditions will be forthcoming, but they will be sometime between the 19th and the 23rd, whatever works for your availability.

OTHER NOTES:

Costumes will be provided. All interested should send a resume and headshot to the email provided. Thank you!

Casting Call for Television Program “The Folklorist” [Newton, MA] #casting

23 Jul

Posted July 23, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: The Folklorist
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Public access
PRODUCERS: Andrew Eldridge, Angela Harrer, John Horrigan
WRITERS: Andrew Eldridge, Angela Harrer, John Horrigan
DIRECTORS: Andrew Eldridge, Angela Harrer
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NewTV
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: http://www.newtv.org
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: August – September 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: Newton, MA

SYNOPSIS:

The Folklorist, an award winning television program exploring both the iconic and lesser-known historical occurrences throughout history, is currently seeking actors, actresses, and models for some of our upcoming episodes.

Multiple parts are available; a majority of them are non-speaking. All roles are non-union and un-paid. Please email foklorist@newtv.org with a headshot, resumes, the role(s) you’re interested in, as well as your availability on the specified date.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

ROLES NEEDED:

THE GREAT MOON HOAX (1835)
Filming Date: August 4th
Newsies & Extras, Males/Females All Ages

NUCLEAR MELTDOWN (1960s)
Filming Date: August 4th
John Pace, 20s Male
Nuclear Technician Extras, 30s-50s Male
Businessman 1, 30s-50s Male
Businessman 2, 30s-50s Male

THE NIGHT THE STARS FELL (1833)
Filming Date: August 10th
Denison Olmsted, Male 40s
Preacher, Male 50s
Martin Fritzy, Male 20s-30s
Thomas Donaldson, Male 20s-30s
Sioux Tribesman, Males/Females All Ages
Plantation Owner, Male 40s
Plantation Workers, Males/Females All Ages
Concerned Citizens, Males/Females All Ages

POE TOASTER
Filming Date: August 10th
Mysterious Poe Toaster, Male, Any Age
Bystanders, Male/Female, All Ages

THE HURRICANE OF 1938
Filming Date: August 11th
Charlie Pierce, Young Male 20s
Charles Mitchell, Male 40s
Radio Announcer, Male 30s-60s
Man with Barometer, Male 30s-50s
Katherine Hepburn, Female 20s
Red Hammond, Male 20s
Loraine Martin, Female 20s
Lorraine’s Fiancee Joe, Male 20s
Fisherman, Male 50s-60s

LADY IN BLACK (1860s)
Filming Date: August 14th
Andrew Lanier, Male 20s
Melanie Lanier / Lady in Black, Female 20-30s
Colonel Justin Dimick, Male 30s
Prisoner Extras, Male, All Ages
Union Military Extras, Male, All Ages
1930s/40s American Soldiers, Male, All Ages

KILROY WAS HERE (1940s)
Filming Date: August 18th
James Kilroy, Male 30s
Shipyard Inspector, Male 40s
Riveters, Male, All Ages
Joseph Stalin, Male 60s-70s
American Soldiers, Males, All Ages
Russian Soldier, Males, All Ages

DB COOPER (1971)
Filming Date: August 25th
DB Cooper, Male, 30s-40s
Florence Schaffner, Female, 20s
Flight Captain, Male, 40s
Passenger Extras, Male/Female, All Ages
FBI Agents, Male, All Ages
Boy Finding Money, Male, 8-12

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: On Going
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: folklorist@newtv.org
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay

Casting Call for Short Film “The Stars Are Fire” [Boston, MA] #casting

18 Jul

The Stars Are Fire

Posted July 18, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: The Stars Are Fire
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Pelham Island Pictures
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: http://www.pelhamislandpictures.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: late July/early August
SHOOTING LOCATION: Boston, MA

SYNOPSIS:

A modern exploration of the relationship between Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Ophelia before the events of the play.

Pelham Island Pictures recently raised $1,200 in crowdfunding, and we’re looking to put our new gear to the test. The film ends with Ophelia drowning herself, which will be shot in part from underwater. Excited yet? We are!

Shooting will take place in late July/early August. The film focuses almost exclusively on these three characters, allowing us a lot of flexibility to work around actors’ schedules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

We are currently casting three roles:

HAMLET (LEAD/M/16-21)

OPHELIA (LEAD/F/16-21)

LAERTES (LEAD/M/16-21)

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 7/24/13
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: vonmerin@usc.edu
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: 7/24/13
AUDITION START TIME: TBD
AUDITION ADDRESS: TBD

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Auditions will take place next Wednesday, July 24th. Location TBD.
Please email headshot/résumé to vonmerin@usc.edu. Be sure to check out our website http://www.pelhamislandpictures.com!

OTHER NOTES:

Pelham Island Pictures recently raised $1,200 in crowdfunding, and we’re looking to put our new gear to the test. The film ends with Ophelia drowning herself, which will be shot in part from underwater. Excited yet? We are!

Shooting will take place in late July/early August. The film focuses almost exclusively on these three characters, allowing us a lot of flexibility to work around actors’ schedules.

Casting Call for Short Films [Boston, MA] #casting

24 Jun

Posted June 24, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Untitled
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Director reel
SHOOTING LOCATION: Boston, MA

SYNOPSIS:

Seeking actors open to working collaboratively with a Boston-based filmmaker on the development of characters for a series of short films.

Union and non-union actors of all ages and types are invited to attend initial screen tests in early July. I will provide some material for audition, discussion, and improvisation–actors are also welcome, though not required, to prepare a brief audition piece of their own.

If selected, actors will be needed for ongoing workshop sessions throughout July and early August, and will be featured in one or more short films based on shooting scripts that emerge from these workshops.

An excellent opportunity for actors looking to explore their ranges and experiment with techniques of acting for the camera. Possible styles/genres may include high comedy, psychological suspense, poetic realism, and magic realism.

Actors will receive credit and material for their reels; though there is no budget for compensation, I am interested in building long-term partnerships with actors and may be able to provide compensation for future projects.

Please reply with a resume and head shot.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: mostly.stirred.media@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

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