Category: Albany Auditions

23
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY, NY: RUSH OPEN CALL, LOVE COMES LATER- Tomorrow 10/24!!!!

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY, NY:  RUSH Open Call, LOVE COMES LATER- Tomorrow 10/24!!!!

 

(other audition locations TBA soon…)
 
*Rush open call for union and non-union talent
*Sides will be provided at the audition, arrive extremely casual, no makeup, the more unkempt your appearance, the better 
*Seeking strong character faces that capture the qualities of worn, weathered, broken and displaced.  
*Please carefully review character breakdown below.
*AUTHENTIC TALENT WITH LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
 
 
LOVE COMES LATER
Feature Film
SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget Diversity
 
WRITER/DIRECTOR:  Sonejuhi Sinha
PRODUCERS:  Edward Parks and Charlotte Rabate
LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
AUDITION DATE:  TUESDAY (tomorrow), 10/24/17
AUDITION TIME:  10:30am- 3:30pm
AUDITION LOCATION:  Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207
CALLBACK LOCATION:  Poughkeepsie, NY
SHOOT DATES:  starts 11/16/17 (22 days)
SHOOT LOCATION:  Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL HIRE ONLY)
RATE:  $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartleys)

 

Written and directed by Sonejuhi Sinha, LOVE COMES LATER, the short film, was one of ten short films chosen in official competition at Semaine De La CriRque at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and screened at over 70 festivals around the world.  https://youtu.be/HYtQiKVYaqk
 
SYNOPSIS: 
Love Comes Later is a subversive crime, thriller with some pulp undertones. A young woman comes to America to start over again. She is forced to steal in order to get her personal belongings back but one petty theft spirals into the next – setting off a domino of violent events, ultimately causing her downfall.
 
SEEKING:
Union and Non-Union talent. DIRECTOR IS GIVING PRIORITY TO AUTHENTIC, LOCAL TALENT WHO ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR THESE ROLES.
 
[BETTY]
Female, 60’s, Caucasian, overweight, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Motel maid, she’s a not-entirely-there resident of the motel who chats with Riz and Dallas in several scenes…5 scenes, 1 speech, 10 lines
 
[PEACHES]
Female, 30’s, African American, overweight, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. She’s a prostitute who buys drugs from Jimmy and also sleeps around with him. At the end, she’s caught in bed with Jimmy when he gets shot, and helps him deal with his injury. This role requires semi-nudity (wearing brassiere and panties) while performing a simulated sex under a blanket…5 scenes, 10 lines
 
[SANDY]
Male, 20s-30s, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS.. any ethnicity. A transvestite prostitute at the motel room party that Riz and Dallas attend…2 scenes, 2 lines
 
[DOREEN]
Female, 60’s, Caucasian, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. A waitress at the seedy diner, unsmiling, look of despair, she serves Dallas and Riz when they go to the restaurant she works. Later she appears in a hallucination of Riz’s…2 scenes, 2 lines
 
[PROSTITUTE]
Female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Riz and Dallas run into her when they are trying to get rid of Sal’s body. She may or may not know their secret. Later Riz catches Floyd talking to her from afar…2 scenes, 1 line
 
[MIKEY]
Male, 40s-50s, African American, REAL POLICERS OFFICER A HUGE PLUS. A cop who is called in by Una to investigate after she’s robbed by Riz and Dallas…1 scene, 1 line
 
[KID 1]
Girl, 8 yrs old, Caucasian, ethnically ambiguous. Riz runs into a group of kids playing a game in the motel hallway and one includes her in their game…2 scenes, 1 line
 
[ANGEL]
Male, 40’s, Hispanic, laborer, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Close friend to Manuel, possible Karaoke singing, gets taken away by immigration officers…5 scenes.
 
[MANUEL]
Male, 40’s, Hispanic, laborer, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. He makes out with Una, close friend to Angel, possible Karaoke singing involved…3 scenes

25
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union Industrial Seeking Spokesperson with GREAT MEMORIZATION SKILLS

*Direct Booking ONLY:  self-tapes/headshots/resumes/reels
*Submissions without self-tapes WILL NOT be considered.
*Deadline to submit is 9PM Monday, 9/4/17.  Submission and self-tape instructions are found below.

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT:  NYS Office of Victim Services
PROJECT: NYSOVS – Video #1
PRODUCER:  Joseph Walsh
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
DATE:  Tuesday, 9/26/17
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT)
USAGE:  Internal + Website Only (FULL BUYOUT)
RATE:  $500/4 hrs + 10% agency fee + $50 travel stipend

SYNOPSIS:
This is a series of videos that will shoot over the course of the year and will be used as training modules to educate employees to assist people who are filing claims.

SEEKING:

[SPOKESPERSON]
Female, 30s-50s, any ethnicity, STRONG ACTOR WITH GREAT MEMORIZATION SKILLS who can effectively prepare a 2 minute script (NOT MEMORIZING THE NIGHT BEFORE SHOOT), fully performed and in character. Must embody qualities of one who is very caring with lots of compassion and has a personable quality, as if having a natural conversation with the viewer. Actors with a personal connection to crime victimization will be strongly considered. This first video is an introductory overview of the agency. There will be a series of steadicam moves involved, so MEMORIZATION OF THE SCRIPT IS KEY. However, we will be shooting in fragments, so talent will NOT have to deliver the entire script from start to finish in one take. Teleprompter can be provided if necessary.  Please note, this is on-going work for the best talent suited for this project, as it is a series of training modules.  Rates for future videos will fluctuate to reflect the scope of work required by talent.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS:

*Deadline to submit 9PM Monday, 9/4/17

  1.   name/email/cell/agency (if applicable)
  2.   ATTACH current headshot/resume/LINKS to reels (MANDATORY)
  3.   ATTACH self-tape – Downloadable Links (wetransfer/dropbox/google docs/etc.) Preferred (see audition copy below)

 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.   slate (name and agency, if applicable or state “Self-rep”)
  2.   state current height, weight AND location base (MANDATORY)
  3.   state, “I confirm that I am able to self-report to Albany, NY”
  4.   perform MEMORIZED copy below:

AUDITION COPY:

In 1966, the murder of a Good Samaritan left his wife unable to support their baby. She sent their daughter overseas to live with her grandmother. From this tragedy, the New York State Crime Victims Compensation Board was established, to ensure crime victims and their families could get the help they needed to rebuild their lives.

This agency, now known as The New York State Office of Victim Services, has assisted thousands of individuals on their journey from victim to survivor. Its mission: to provide financial compensation to innocent victims of crime, to advocate for their rights, and to fund a network of victim assistance programs across the state that provide direct services to men, women and children.

Because of OVS, there is counseling and crisis intervention, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, legal help with custody and support, advocacy, and so much more.

Crime doesn’t discriminate. Victims come from every community, every walk of life. Advocates meet those unique needs, every day. The New York State Office of Victim Services is here.

Help, healing and hope for crime victims since 1966.

Additionally, if you have a personal connection with crime victimization and feel comfortable sharing with us, please tell us about your experience (1-2 minutes).  This is not mandatory.

 

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  NYSOVS #1

 

 

 

 

28
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY: Non-Union Industrial, NYS EAP Seeking TelePrompter Pros

*Deadline to submit required materials and self-tape:  5pm Tuesday,  8/1/17

*Submissions missing self-tapes will not be considered

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT:   NYS Employee Assistance Program

DIRECTOR:   Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:   NYS Media Services

CASTING DIRECTOR:   BreakThrough Casting

LOCATION:   Albany, NY (must self-report)

DATE:   August (date tbd)

USAGE:   Web only (full buyout)

RATE:   $830/4 hours + 10% agency fee + $75 travel stipend

SEEKING:  

[TELEPROMPTER PRO]

Female, 35-45 yrs, any ethnicity.   STRONG ACTOR, TELEPROMPTER PRO WITH RANGE who can efficiently deliver a 2-3 minute long form script with ease.  “Citizen of the world” with a neutral accent, easygoing, kind, accessible, good energy- someone to whom you can turn for help.  ONLY SEASONED PROS SHOULD APPLY.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS:  *Deadline is 5pm Tuesday,  8/1/17

  1. email talent and agency contact info (if applicable)
  2. attach current headshot and resume (do not send links)
  3. include acting and hosting reels
  4. attach self-tape (see instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

  1. slate (name and agency, if applicable)
  2. state current height/weight/location base (mandatory)
  3. state, “I confirm that I can self-report to Albany, NY”
  4. zoom out full body & profiles
  5. zoom in headshot (chest to top of head) and perform MEMORIZED audition copy (see below)

AUDITION COPY:

When co-workers and friends ask me what I do as a coordinator for the “Employee Assistance Program”- I have one simple answer:  I make life a little easier for New York State employees.

I can help you deal with big problems that you just didn’t see coming- in addition to the everyday issues that might keep you from doing your best at work.

We all experience stress and worries that can distract us during the day.  Maybe you’re without a car and need a way to get back and forth to work.  Maybe your child care provider is away…

Or, a family member needs legal advice.

Whether it’s a work, family or personal problem, E-A-P can help.  It’s free of charge- and it’s confidential.

E-A-P is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.

E-A-P coordinators receive training to learn all about community resources and can help you understand your benefits, leave policies and health insurance.

Plus, we work where you do, so we understand your agency and the culture of your workplace.

EMAIL:  johanna@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  EAP

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24
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY: RUSH CASTING Seeking NON-CAUCASIAN WOMEN, 50-65 Years

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE- 2pm TOMORROW, Monday 10/25

NON-UNION PSA

PROJECT:  “GET SCREENED NO EXCUSES”

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health 

DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  10/27 & 10/28 (TBD)

LOCATION:  New York State Capital District (Albany,

Schenectady, Troy)

USAGE:  Broadcast and Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $600/8 must self-report (NO TRAVEL, NO AGENCY FEE)

SEEKING:

[NON-CAUCASIAN WOMEN, 50-65 Yrs]

Female, 50-65 yrs, NON-CAUCASIAN ETHNICITIES, STRONG ACTORS for speaking roles.  This is a PSA for two (2) :30 spots about Breast Cancer screening.  Shoots in the New York State Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) so it’s MANDATORY that you are able to SELF-REPORT BY CAR.  No travel or agency fees.  

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the following info and self-tape the copy below.  This is a RUSH CASTING and all self-tapes must be submitted by 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday 10/25.  Talent must self-report BY CAR (no travel pay, no agency fee).

  • name/cell/email/agency contact (if applicable)
  • height/weight/location base
  • links to reels
  • current commercial headshot
  • submit self-tape with audition copy below

SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY:

*Slate, state agency, height and weight, state location base and CONFIRM that you can self-report by car to Albany.  Then pick one audition line, add the tag line and give us three DIFFERENT reads:

1)  “MEDICAL TESTS COST TOO MUCH – IT’S JUST NOT WORTH GETTING SCREENED FOR BREAST CANCER.”

2)  “IT TAKES TOO LONG – I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME FOR IT.”

3)  “I DON’T HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER – SO I’M PROBABLY FINE.”

4)  “I CAN’T GET THE TIME OFF FROM WORK TO GET A MAMMOGRAM ANYWAY.”

TAG LINE:

“NOW, THERE ARE NO EXCUSES.  AND NO TIME TO WASTE.

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US TO CHECK ON YOUR SUBMISSION STATUS

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  GET SCREENED- Women 50-65 yrs

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20
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY, NY: Non-Union PSA RUSH CASTING

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE- 9am tomorrow, Friday 10/21/16

NON-UNION PSA

PROJECT:  “GET SCREENED NO EXCUSES”

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health 

DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  10/27/16 (PENDING)

LOCATION:  New York State Capital District (Albany,

Schenectady, Troy)

USAGE:  Broadcast and Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $600/8 must self-report (NO TRAVEL, NO AGENCY FEE)

SEEKING:

[WOMEN]

Female, 30-50 yrs, all ethnicities, STRONG ACTORS for speaking roles.  This is a PSA for two (2) :30 spots about Breast Cancer screening.  Shoots in the New York State Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) so it’s MANDATORY that you are able to SELF-REPORT BY CAR.  No travel or agency fees.  

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the following info and self-tape the copy below.  This is a RUSH CASTING and all self-tapes must be submitted by 9am tomorrow morning, Friday 10/21.  ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU CAN SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no travel pay, no agency fee).

  • name/cell/email/agency contact (if applicable)
  • height/weight/location base
  • links to reels
  • current commercial headshot
  • submit self-tape with audition copy below

SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY:

*Slate, state agency, height and weight, state location base and CONFIRM that you can self-report by car to Albany.  Then pick one audition line, add the tag line and give us three DIFFERENT reads:

1)  “MEDICAL TESTS COST TOO MUCH – IT’S JUST NOT WORTH GETTING SCREENED FOR BREAST CANCER.”

2)  “IT TAKES TOO LONG – I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME FOR IT.”

3)  “I DON’T HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER – SO I’M PROBABLY FINE.”

4)  “I CAN’T GET THE TIME OFF FROM WORK TO GET A MAMMOGRAM ANYWAY.”

TAG LINE:

“NOW, THERE ARE NO EXCUSES.  AND NO TIME TO WASTE.

 

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US TO CHECK ON YOUR SUBMISSION STATUS

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  GET SCREENED NO EXCUSES

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