Category: Hudson Valley Casting

24
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region:  SAG Feature, LOVE COMES LATER (SELF-TAPE AUDITION)

*Seeking strong character faces that capture the qualities of worn, weathered and displaced.
*Authentic talent with little to no acting experience are encouraged to submit
*See required info and self-tape instructions below  
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*Deadline to submit required info and self-tape is 9am SATURDAY, 10/28/17
 
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:  Self-Tape/Headshots or Pics/Resume and Reels (if applicable)
CALLBACKS:  11/2- 11/3 in 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 Critique 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 PRINCIPAL: 
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 (REVISED)]
Female, 20’s, African American, all body types, 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
 
[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.  As RIZ and DALLAS wander through the motel, RIZ sees that one room is lit with an open curtain where  PROSTITUTE is performing oral sex on SAL. *PLEASE NOTE, THIS ROLE WILL BE SIMULATING ORAL SEX….2 scenes, 1 line
 
[MIKEY]
Male, 40s-50s, African American, REAL POLICER 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

[TRUCKER IN BUNNY COSTUME]

Male, 40s, Caucasian, BULKY AND TALL, great character face a huge plus.  TRUCKER IN BUNNY COSTUME gets a bloody face trying to rape RIZ…2 scenes.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the required info below AND your self-tape to dana@breakthroughcasting.com (please send as a downloadable link i.e., dropbox, wetransfer, google or upload with no restrictions for download to Vimeo or YouTube)

*Deadline to submit required info and self-tape is 9am SATURDAY, 10/28/17

  1. name/email/cell/city you are based
  2. union status
  3. agency name/email/cell (if applicable) OR self-represented
  4. current height/weight/age (age for minors only)
  5. attach jpegs of current headshots or pics & pdfs of updated resumes (if applicable)
  6. links to acting clips/reels (if applicable)
  7. self-tape audition (MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE, SEE ROLES BELOW)

 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS: 

*Make sure to film horizontally on smart devices

*Double check that you are:  in focus, are well lit, clearly heard without background noise

*Before self-taping, CAREFULLY READ THE ROLE DESCRIPTION(S) ABOVE THAT YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR, as you will improvise as that character.  

Mainly set in a transient motel, wherein most of the cast is part of its community, we get the sense that its prison-like construction both encages and provides refuge for the people who find themselves there.   Stained, sinister, sad; it invites the darker, baser instincts in our characters to thrive.  These are real people, albeit disenfranchised and lost to normal society, and each have the same hopes and American dreams that only money can buy.

*Look the part of your character, as authentic as possible

  1. state your name and agency (if applicable)
  2. state your height/weight/city base
  3. state “I confirm that I can self-report BY CAR to Poughkeepsie”
  4. zoom out- full body shot and profiles
  5. zoom in- headshot (shoulder to top of head)
  6. choose role(s) below and follow instructions

 

BETTY/SANDY/PROSTITUTE/ANGEL/MANUEL:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) came to live in a transient motel.  Examples:  addiction(s), your struggles, who you blame, hiding from an abuser, runaway, mental illness, illegal immigrant, etc., Be loud, quiet, angry, thrilled, uncontrolled, stoic, depressed, strung out, silly, OCD, nervous tics, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

KID 1:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue and (as your character) tell us, for example, what you like and don’t like about living at the motel, what you think is cool, how you feel about your mom/dad/sibling, how you spend your time, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

DOREEN:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue and (as your character) tell us, for example, why you still work at the diner, your likes and dislikes, illnesses, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

MIKEY:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue and (as your character) tell us , for example, what you think about policing a transient hotel, any prejudices you may have toward them, empathy for them, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

PEACHES:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) came to live in a transient motel.  Examples:  addiction(s), your struggles, who you blame, hiding from an abuser, runaway, mental illness, illegal immigrant, etc., Be loud, quiet, angry, thrilled, uncontrolled, stoic, depressed, strung out, silly, OCD, nervous tics, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.  AND, perform this scene (if the link is not hot on your browser, contact us at dana@breakthroughcasting.com and we’ll email it to you):  LCL PEACHES SIDE 1

 

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: Love Comes Later

 

 

28
Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region: Non-Union Industrial, HEALTH QUEST

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT: Health Quest

PROJECT NAME: Meet the Doctor

PRODUCER: Tara Latorre

DIRECTOR: Edward Roy

PRODUCTION COMPANY: J6 MediaWorks

CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION: Direct Booking from Self-Tapes/Headshots/Resumes/Reels

SHOOT LOCATION: Carmel, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

SHOOT DATE: Thursday, March 9th
USAGE: Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (FULL BUYOUT) TALENT RATE: $300/4 hrs paid NET 30

SEEKING:

[SENIOR PATIENT]

Male or Female, looks age 65+, any ethnicity, GRAY HAIR, healthy, active and vibrant. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[PRE-DIABETIC PATIENT]

Male or Female, ages 40-60 years, any ethnicity, overweight. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[PATIENT 1]

Male or Female, ages 18-35 years, any ethnicity, healthy, active and fit. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

-Email the info below AND your self-tape before 9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (reels a BIG PLUS)
  •  self-tape instructions (9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17 DEADLINE)

1.  Dress casual with natural yet polished makeup and hair
2.  Slate (name & agency), state your location base and CONFIRM that you can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Carmel, NY
3.  State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles
4.  ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head)

5.  Share a quick remedy or words of wisdom (no more than 30 seconds) that’s worked for you.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 1

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28
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Print/Web Galleria Mall #seasonsbiggestgifts Campaign

*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – TUESDAY, 11/1/2016 12:00PM*

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPE & REELS*

PROJECT:  NON-UNION PRINT/WEB 

PROJECT:  Galleria Mall #seasonsbiggestgifts Campaign

DIRECTOR:  Nuby DeLeon

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  ND Pro Media, Inc.

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT LOCATION:  Middletown, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

SHOOT DATE:  Monday, 11/7/2016 (EARLY AM CALL TIME) 

USAGE:  Print and Web (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $700/8 + 10% agency fee + meal + copy,  NO TRAVEL PAY, Net 15

SEEKING: 

[MALE/DAD SHOPPER]

Hispanic, Male, 40-50 STRONG COMEDIC ACTOR, NON-SPEAKING – A father is shopping at the mall for the holidays and must comically struggle with a LARGE gift box.  Think Charlie Chaplin/Harold Lloyd/Mr. Bean.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Complete and email info below

  1.  name/email/cell
  2.  City/State based in:
  3.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  4.  links to reels/previous work MANDATORY (Comic work a PLUS!)
  5.  headshot/resume

*ONLY QUALIFYING TALENT WILL BE EMAILED THE AUDITION IMPROV TO SELF-TAPE* 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Galleria Mall Campaign

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09
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Health Quest- Print Casting

*Submit CURRENT commercial headshots & self-tapes ASAP (submission instructions below)

CLIENT:  Health Quest

DIRECTOR:  Matt Moyer

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  M Rock Productions

CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATES:  Wednesday, August 17

LOCATION:  Poughkeepsie, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

USAGE:  Website, Print, Digital, Out-of-Home (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $300/4 hrs OR *$600/8 hrs (hours per role TBD)+ lunch (full day only), NET 90 pay schedule

 

SEEKING:

[FEMALE PATIENTS, 30s]

Females, 30s, ALL ETHNICITIES, ethnically ambiguous and African American a big plus, clean polished commercial look.  Must self-report by car (MANDATORY) to Poughkeepsie, NY.  Direct booking from CURRENT commercial headshots and self-tape slates (MANDATORY).

 

[FEMALE PATIENTS, 50s-60s]

Females, 50-60s, ALL ETHNICITIES, ethnically ambiguous, Hispanic and African American a big plus, clean polished commercial look.  Must self-report by car (MANDATORY) to Poughkeepsie, NY.  Direct booking from CURRENT commercial headshots and self-tape slates (MANDATORY).

 

[MALE PATIENTS, 50s-60s]

Males, 50s-60s, ALL ETHNICITIES, Hispanic and African American a big plus, clean polished commercial look.  Must self-report by car (MANDATORY) to Poughkeepsie, NY.  Direct booking from CURRENT commercial headshots and self-tape slates (MANDATORY).

 

[GIRLS]

Females, 6-8 yrs, ALL ETHNICITIES, African American a big plus, clean polished commercial look.  Parent/guardian must self-report by car (MANDATORY) to Poughkeepsie, NY.  Direct booking from CURRENT commercial headshots and self-tape slates (MANDATORY).  MUST HAVE VAILD NYS CHILD PERFORMER PERMIT.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (send info & self-tape)

  1.   name/cell/email
  2.   specify your city base
  3.   height/weight
  4.   CURRENT headshot- MANDATORY
  5.   self-tape (with cell phone is fine) dressed commercial casual (slate, zoom in closeup to clearly show face & hair length, zoom out full body and profiles)- MANDATORY

 

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION

*SUBMIT ASAP

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Health Quest

 

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28
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Industrial – SAFE SLEEP FOR BABY

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM HEADSHOTS, LINKS & SELF-TAPES

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  9 PM Tuesday, 8/2/16

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

PROJECT:  Safe Sleep For Baby

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health

DIRECTOR:  Chistopher Conto

PRODUCTION:  NYS Media Services 

SHOOT DATE:  8/8/16

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  Web & Hospitals (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $950/8 hrs + $50 travel stipend+ meal + copy (NO AGENCY FEE)

SYNOPSIS:  A young mother gives sound advice to mothers who are just about to leave the hospital with their new-borns.

SEEKING:  

[YOUNG MOTHER]

Female, All Ethnicities, Mid-20s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR. Young mother giving sound advice to mothers who are just about to leave the hospital with their new-borns.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:   *Deadline to submit SELF-TAPE:  9 PM Tuesday, 8/2/16*

EMAIL INFO and  SELF TAPE (see SELF-TAPE 101 and SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS)

  •  name/email/cell/city based
  •  agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  •  CURRENT height/weight
  •  CURRENT commercial headshot
  •  Links to previous work
  •  SUBMIT SELF-TAPE  (MANDATORY)

SELF-TAPE 101:

  • Dress camera- ready
  • Use a simple background
  • Make sure you are well lit and in focus
  • Make sure there is little to no background noise and we can clearly hear you

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Slate,  state agency (if applicable), current height/weight/location base
  2.  Zoom in for headshot and facial profiles
  3.  Zoom out for full body shot and profiles
  4.  Give two different takes of AUDITION COPY (see below)
  5.  Submit MP4

AUDITION COPY:

 “A – Alone

Babies should sleep Alone – – not in the same bed with adults, children or pets. 

B – Back

Babies should sleep on their backs not their sides or tummies. 

C – Crib

Babies should sleep in a Crib on a firm mattress with a fitted sheet; Never with soft toys, pillows, bumper pads or loose bedding. Don’t let them sleep on chairs, couches, car seats or any other surface they can get trapped in and suffocate.

Each year in New York State more than 90 babies die from sleep-related deaths. A baby may stop breathing due to soft bedding, an unsafe crib or being rolled on by another person. 

Keep your baby safe every time sleep begins.

Follow the ABC’s of safe sleep.”

 

*Deadline to submit SELF-TAPE:  9 PM Tuesday, 8/2/16*

 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Safe Sleep

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