Tag: Film Casting

18
May

Film Casting: TATTERDEMALION

*REVISED SHOOT SCHEDULE* 

 

TATTERDEMALION

Project:  Feature Film, 1 hour 40 minutes
Production Company:  Laundry Films Inc.

Contract:  SAG Pending/New Media Category
Director:  Ramaa Mosley
Writer:  Tim Macy
Director of Photography:  Ramaa Mosley
Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting
Shoot Dates:  Around August 6th
Shoot Locations:  West Plains, Missouri and surrounding area (The Ozarks)

Rate: All roles paid, TRAVEL NOT COVERED, HOUSING PROVIDED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS (see roles below)

*SAG Pending/New Media Category, seeking Non-Union and SAG/AFTRA Talent.
*Director is giving priority to AUTHENTIC, LOCAL AREA NON-PROFESSIONALS who are a perfect fit for these roles.
 
TATTERDEMALION
The Director and writer behind the movie The Brass Teapot starring Juno Temple are coming to the Missouri Ozarks to make their next  micro budget film called “Tatterdemalion”. Writer Tim Macy was born and raised in the Ozarks and his father and brother live there now. This project is a labor of love for the two film makers.
 

 

SYNOPSIS:
A Southern drama mixed with a powerful, life-changing thriller. It is the story of Samantha, an army veteran who returns home to the Ozarks and finds an abandoned young boy in the woods.  As she searches for answers about who the child is she discovers a mysterious world of folk lore, clan rules and lies, and in puts her own life in jeopardy to protect the young boy.

 

GENRE
Thriller/Mystery/Drama

 

STATUS
Pre-production

 

SEEKING:  

Non-Union and SAG/AFTRA Talent and NON-ACTORS.  *Director is giving priority to AUTHENTIC, LOCAL AREA NON-ACTORS who are a perfect fit for these roles.

 

 

[SAMANTHA]
Approximately late 20s to early 30s years old. Pragmatic, tough, focused. Hardworking. Passionate and firey. Not prone to believing in religion or superstition. Drinks too much. Has a deep psychic wound because of events from her childhood. Stuffs that down and doesn’t let people close.  Born in a small town in the Ozarks but left when she was a teenager because of painful events. Returns to this town as an adult out of necessity.  Has many skills but she leads with her mind and therefor lacks intuition (which comes from the heart).   LEAD 
[RATE: $1, 000.00 for length of character’s shoot schedule, TBD]

 

[MIKE]
Approximately 32 to 40 years old. Same age or older than Samantha. Raised in Ozarks. Went  to college but came back after school to help his people. Strong moral compass. Sturdy. Kind. Gets along with just about everyone. Likes to fix people but will come down hard on those who disappoint. Could be a horseman as easily as a bartender or a social worker. Many skills. Leads with his heart.  LEAD
[RATE: $800.00 for length of character’s shoot schedule, TBD]

 

 

[CECIL]   SEEKING NON-ACTORS
5 to 9 year old BOY or GIRL.  He is a wounded soul but even with all the bad that has happened to him, he is full of heart and love and fight. Seems as if he has appeared in present time from another century. Ethereal. Precocious. Kind. Has strong feelings and strong fears and doesn’t always know how to control them.  LEAD 
[RATE: $1, 000.00 for length of character’s shoot schedule, TBD]

 

[FLORINE]
50 to 60 years old. From the Ozarks. Deeply spiritual and deeply connected to the folk lore of her ancestors. She has an intelligence that is innate. She has true grit. Respects grit in others. Midwife meets horsewoman meets truck driver, Florine has a way about her that says she can protect herself and she can take care of others. Not a soft, emotional woman. She would just as easily go shoot targets as she would clean a chicken and fix the roof. But she cares deeply about family.  SUPPORTING
[RATE: $700.00 for length of character’s shoot schedule, TBD]

 

[FIG]
Late 30s to late 40s. Extremely superstitious. Went to school till 5th grade when his father pulled him out. Fig is surviving. Hunts for his own food. Cooks up Meth. Uses drugs. Owns many guns and weapons. Knows every folk lore and believes them all. They are his religion. Might be a bit mentally ill. Might be a bit dangerous.  SUPPORTING 
[RATE: $250.00 for length of character’s shoot schedule, TBD]

 

[WILLIAM/BILLY]
Mid 20s (needs to be about 5 years younger than Samantha). Survivalist. Lived in the woods. In and out of juvi, then prison. Uses drugs to dull pain. Is hardened by abandonment and a life without love but has a powerful heart at his core.
[RATE: $250.00 for length of character’s shoot schedule, TBD]

TO SUBMIT:  Fill out template below (MANDATORY)

1)  NAME

2)  CONTACT INFO (cell/email)

3)  CITY/STATE BASED

4)  AGENCY & CONTACT INFO (if applicable)

5)  VITAL STATS (curent height, weight, eye & hair color)

6)  AGE & D.O.B (minors only)

7)  ATTACH SELFIE FROM TODAY CLEARLY SHOWING FACE & HAIR (MANDATORY)

8)  LINKS TO ONLINE PROFILE PAGE/ACTING WORK/MONOLOGUES (provide only full URLs, NO DOWNLOADS ACCEPTED)

OR

8a)  ATTACH JPEG OF CURRENT HEADSHOTS/PICS

8b)  ATTACH PDF OF UPDATED RESUME (if applicable)

8c)  *PERSONALITY CLIP (tell us about yourself-do not list resume- in 2 minutes so we get a sense of your essence & personality)
*Recording with your cell phone is fine but please make sure you are well lit, the background is simple and the sound is clear with no background noise.  Shoot from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face and eyes.  Upload video to YouTube/Vimeo/Google ONLY and send us the full URLs.  If video is set as private, please remember to include the password in your email.

 

*INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF-TAPING:

-shoot from the shoulders up, making sure you are well lit so we can clearly see your face and hair length 

-make sure there is no background noise 

-reader should be off camera 

-look straight into the camera so we can see your eyes 

-if shooting with cell phone, shoot horizontally 

-please make sure you are in focus and that camera is steady 

PLEASE, ONLY SEND YouTube links (remove privacy settings), Vimeo links (may include passwords) or Google only.  Other formats will not be accepted.

 

EMAIL TEMPLATE & ALL MATERIALS TO:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com
SUBJECT LINE:  TATTERDEMALION

 

 

 

 

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03
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING NYC – Feature Film – STARING AT THE SUN – Seeking TEEN DANCERS

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC
Feature Film- STARING AT THE SUN
SEEKING NON-UNION BG:  TEEN DANCERS
Project:  STARING AT THE SUN
Producer:  Carmine Famiglietti
Production Company:  Dayenu Films
Director:  Harry Greenberger
SAG ULTRA LOW BUDGET
Dates of Shoot:  Sunday 10/5
Call Time: 8:00- 10:30 AM
Location:  Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Rate:  $50/up to 2 1/2  hours,  cash on set + IMDb credit + snacks and drinks

 

SYNOPSIS:

Two Hasidic girls from Brooklyn feeling persecuted by the rules of their religion, run away in search for freedom only to find more rules in secular life, as in their lives.  Starring Sarah Clarke (Twighlight/The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn- Part 1/The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse, 24)

 

SEEKING:

[BG TEEN DANCERS]

Male & Female, 14-18 years old, African-American, Hispanic / Latino teen DANCERS. Wardrobe is acceptable public school attire, bright colors, jeans, short sleeve tops with at least a bit of hip-hop flair. MUST HAVE VALID NYS CHILD PERFORMER PERMIT.

 

FILL OUT TEMPLATE BELOW:

1.  Name:

2.  Cell #:

3.  Email:
4.  City Based:
5.  Vital Stats (Eye & Hair color, Height & Weight):
6.  NYS Child Performer Permit #:
6.  Do you agree to the terms?:
7.  Attach selfie from TODAY clearly showing face and hair length (MANDATORY)
8.  Links of you dancing:
9.  Profile links:
-OR-
9a.  Attach jpeg of CURRENT headshot/pics

9b.  Attach pdf of UPDATED resume (if available)

 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Staring at Sun- BG TEEN DANCERS

 

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04
Sep

FILM CASTING – STARING AT THE SUN

-BREAKTHROUGH NJ-

FILM CASTING SEEKING NON-UNION BACKGROUND

Project:  STARING AT THE SUN
Producer:  Carmine Famiglietti
Production Company:  Dayenu Films
Director:  Harry Greenberger

SAG Ultra Low Budget

Dates of Shoot:  9/5/14 overnight into 9/6/14

Location:  Wayne, NJ  (local hire only, must self-report)

Rate:  $50/up to 10 hours,  cash on set + IMDb credit + snacks and drinks

SYNOPSIS:

Two Hasidic girls from Brooklyn feeling persecuted by the rules of their religion, run away in search for freedom only to find more rules in secular life, as in their lives.  Starring Sarah Clarke (Twighlight/The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn- Part 1/The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse, 24)

SEEKING:

[DINER PATRONS]

Males & Females, ages 20-70, Caucasian, African-American, Mexican and Central American, CHARACTER FACES.  LOCAL HIRE ONLY, MUST SELF-REPORT TO WAYNE, NJ.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS:

1.  Name:
2.  Cell #:
3.  Email:
4.  City Based:
5.  Union Status:
6.  Do you agree to the terms?:
7.  Are you able to self-report to Wayne, NJ?:
8.  How will you self-report?:
9.  Attach recent selfie (clearly showing face and current hair length):
10.  Profile links:
-OR-
10a.  Attach jpeg of CURRENT headshot

10b.  Attach pdf of UPDATED resume

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Staring at Sun BG- NJ

 

 

 

02
Apr

Feature Film Casting!!!

 

FEATURE FILM CASTING!!!

Project:  Feature Film

Shoot Dates:  May-June 2014

Location:  Kingston & neighboring towns within a 30 mile radius

Rate:  SAG-AFTRA scale

Casting Company:  BreakThrough
Audition Date:  Thursday, April 3rd
Audition Times:  11am-3:45 pm
Audition Location: Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207  (Corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue)
*Bring hard copies of headshot & resume, prepared monologues a huge plus

Seeking:  SAG-AFTRA Day players & U/5s, STRONG actors, roles are character driven, 1970s archetypal mid-west characters, think Norman Rockwell-esque characters

-4th Grade Teacher:  female, 50’s, Caucasian, CHARACTER FACES
-Middle Aged Bald Man:  Caucasian male, 50s, CHARACTER FACES
-Middle Aged Smiling Woman:  Caucasian female, 50s, CHARACTER FACES
-Detectives:  male, Caucasian, mid 30s- mid 50s, CHARACTER FACES
-Young Christian Couple:  Male & Female, Caucasian, late 20s-30s
-Mayor:  Male, 40s-60s, Caucasian, clean cut, CHARACTER FACES
-School Principal:  Female, 40s-60s, Caucasian, CHARACTER FACES
-East Indian Female:  30s, attractive, mother
-Male:  30s, Caucasian or East Indian, father
-Female:  30s, pretty with sad eyes, long blonde or brown hair, girl next door, mother
-4th Graders:  boys & girls, Caucasian, 10 years old
-Teenagers:  male & female, Caucasian, 16-18, rebellious (not too hardcore, keep mid-west during the 1970s in mind)
-Young girl:  5 years old, East Indian
-Twin boys:  10 years old, Caucasian, red hair
-Twin adults:  30s, Caucasian, red hair