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30
Jun

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Commercial, #BackToSchool

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  9am Tuesday, 7/4/17

*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered.  Please see self-tape instructions below.

 

NON-UNION COMMERCIAL
CLIENT:  Galleria at Crystal Run
PROJECT:  #BackToSchool
DIRECTOR:  Nuby DeLeon
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  ND Pro Media
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Middletown, NY
SHOOT DATE:  Thursday, July 6 (9am-4pm) breakfast and lunch provided
USAGE:  Full Buyout regional broadcast + web + social media. Photos will also be used for the online video posters and banners.
RATE:  $550 + 10% agency fee + $50 travel stipend, paid NET 30

 

SYNOPSIS:  Mom and son go to the mall for a full day of back to school shopping.

 

SEEKING:

[MOM]
Mid-late 30s female, all ethnicities. Seeking STRONG ACTORS for speaking role, shoots 7/6/17 in Middletown, NY from 9am-4pm. Mandatory self-report BY CAR (no exceptions).

[BOY]
8-11 year old boy, all ethnicities. MUST HAVE VALID NYS CHILD PERFORMER PERMIT. Seeking STRONG ACTORS for speaking role, shoots 7/6/17 in Middletown, NY from 9am-4pm, pending NYS Child Performer Labor Laws.

 

 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  9am Tuesday, 7/4/17

*Please read carefully and follow each step.  Any submissions missing info or self-tape will not be considered.

1)  email name/cell/location address

2)  include height/weight/age (minors only)/agency info (if applicable)

2)  attach current commercial headshot/resume

3)  include media links to work

4)  attach audition video (please record vertically on devices):

  • slate (state name and agency)
  • clearly state on camera, “I CONFIRM THAT I CAN SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO MIDDLETOWN, NY”
  • zoom out full body shot and full body profiles
  • give us three variations on these speaking lines:
  • [MOM] – “That’s it!  We’re all done.
  • [BOY]-“Where to next?”

 

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  #BTS

 

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22
Jun

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC & FL: SAG-AFTRA Student Film, ESTE NINO LINDO

*Email required info AND self-tape audition (see below for instructions)
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*SUBMIT ASAP!!!

 

SAG-AFTRA STUDENT FILM

 

PROJECT NAME:  Este Nino Lindo
PRODUCER:  Mary McCune
DIRECTOR:  Christian Fernandez
WRITER:  Christian Fernandez
FILM SCHOOL:  Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema of Brooklyn College
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATES:  8/16-8/26/17 (TBD)
LOCATION:  Key West, FL
AUDITION DATE:  Self-Tape
CALLBACKS:  TBD
RATE:  $125/*10 hrs + 20% agency fee + lodging + travel + meals + copy + credit
*work hours per Florida Child Labor Laws will be followed

 

LOG LINE:  After a man and his daughter escape Cuba on a makeshift raft, their lives and relationship are tested like never before.  STUDENT THESIS FILM written and directed by Christian Fernandez- http://www.christianjfernandez.com/film/

 

SEEKING:  

 

PLEASE NOTE – A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.

 

[MARCIEL] 

Male, 35-45 yrs, Hispanic/Latino, Cuban descent a BIG PLUS, MANDATORY bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish.  (NOTE:  A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.)

Marciel has lived a difficult life.  However hardened by his past, his eyes still reflect hope and that hope is captured by his love for his daughter.  She is all he has left in this world and will stop at nothing to ensure her a brighter future.  He is torn by his decision to set them on a perilous flight from Cuba aboard an unsteady raft to secure that future.   LEAD

 

[PERLA] 

Girl, 6-10 yrs (or younger looking 10+ yrs), Hispanic/Latina, Cuban descent a BIG PLUS, MANDATORY bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish.  (NOTE:  A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.)

Perla is a young, imaginative, and intelligent little girl. She asks insightful questions and while she feels she understands her father, she misses seeing him happy.  The two of them drifting in a tenuous raft from Cuba, she finds that, while she trusts her father, she is frightened by how he is being shaped by their treacherous journey. She doesn’t recognize him and she doesn’t understand why.  LEAD

 

SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO AND SELF-TAPE:

 

*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*SUBMIT ASAP!!!

 

Email the required info below AND your self-tape (video audition):

1)  name/email/cell/location base
2)  agency name/email/cell (if applicable)
3)  current height/weight/age (age for minors only)
4)  attach current headshots & updated resumes
5)  link(s) to acting reels (MANDATORY FOR ADULTS, BIG PLUS FOR MINORS)
6)  self-tape audition (MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE, SEE ROLES BELOW)
 

MARCIEL SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS 
Prior to self-taping, carefully read the role description above as well as the Script Reference Pages,
and use them ONLY AS ACTING REFERENCES, then in your video audition:
a)  slate (state your name and agency, if applicable)
b)  state your height/weight/location base
c)  zoom out- full body shot and profiles
d)  zoom in- headshot (shoulder to top of head) and perform the following:
e)  As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish describing your love for your wife 
f)  As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish describing your love for your  daughter
g) As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish, describing your decision to take to the water
 

PERLA SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS 
Prior to self-taping, carefully read the role description above as well as the Script Reference Pages,
and use them ONLY AS ACTING REFERENCES, then in your video audition:
a)  slate (state your name and agency, if applicable)
b)  state your age/height/weight
c)  state your location base
d)  zoom out for full body shot and full body profiles
e)  zoom in for headshot (shoulder to top of head) and perform the following:
f)  in English, describe the scariest moment in your life
g)  in English or Spanish, describe the happiest moment in your life, in English or Spanish
h)  in Spanish only (mandatory) write AND read a short poem about the ocean

 

EMAIL:

 

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (role of PERLA)
dana@wearebreakthrough.com (role of MARCIEL)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

 

Este Nino Lindo

 

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08
Jun

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Industrial- Meet the Doctor 4

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT:  Health Quest
PROJECT NAME:  Meet the Doctor 4
PRODUCER:  Tara Latorre
DIRECTOR:  Edward Roy
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  J6 MediaWorks
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Hyde Park, NY (mandatory self-report by car only)
DATE:  Wednesday 6/21/17 (see roles below)
USAGE:  Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (full buyout)
TALENT RATE:  $300/4 hrs paid NET 30 (no travel pay/no agency fee)

 

 

SEEKING:

 

[PATIENT 1]

Female or Male, age 40-60 yrs, ALL ETHNICITIES, very active, outdoorsy, athletic.  Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots Wednesday 6/21/17 from 9am – 12pm.

 
[PATIENT 2]

Male, 30-40 yrs, Caucasian.  Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots Wednesday 6/21/17 from 1pm-4pm.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Email the info below AND your self-tape before 5 PM Saturday, 6/10/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (acting reels a BIG PLUS)

 

2.  Self-tape the following *video audition and submit before 5pm Saturday, 6/10/17

*Videos filmed with mobile device or tablet are acceptable as long as the audio quality is good. PLEASE turn the device to the horizontal position only. Auditions filmed vertically will be rejected.

  • Dress is polished, FITTED attire (no layers).  Makeup and hair- natural yet polished.
  • Slate (name & agency), state location base AND, “I confirm that I can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Hyde Park, NY”.
  • State height, weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles- WE MUST CLEARLY SEE YOUR PHYSIQUE.
  • ZOOM IN for headshot.  FOR MEN, please state if you are willing to be clean shaven.
  • In 30 seconds, share your favorite form of exercise and why.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 4

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