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31
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- Hudson Valley NY Region: LOVE COMES LATER- RUSH CASTING!!! (Role revision- PEACHES)

*RUSH CASTING FOR ROLE, PEACHES (REVISED).  SUBMIT ASAP!!!
*Deadline to submit self-tape- 11pm Thursday.
*Callbacks- this Friday, 11/3 in Poughkeepsie, NY
 
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:  11/3 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-Hartley)

 

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.
 
[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

 

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 11pm THURSDAY, 11/2/17

  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. submit TWO self-tapes (slate and audition separate- MANDATORY)

SELF-TAPE 1: 

*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 ABOVE, 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)

 

SELF-TAPE 2:

[ROLE, PEACHES- REVISED]

  1. 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. 
  2. 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:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE:  LOVE COMES LATER- PEACHES (Revised)
30
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region: Seeking Non-Union Talent, LOVE COMES LATER (Featured BG/BG)

LOVE COMES LATER (SAG-AFTRA Feature Film)

 

*SEEKING NON-UNION TALENT ONLY (Featured BG/BG)

*SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

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

AUDITIONS:  Direct Booking Only

CALLBACKS:  N/A

SHOOT DATES:  starts 11/16/17 (22 days)

SHOOT LOCATION:   Poughkeepsie, NY  (LOCAL HIRE ONLY)

RATE:  See Roles Below

SYNOPSIS:

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

LOVE COMES LATER is a punk version of the immigrant story, about a woman who is forced into a life of crime in order to become American. 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.

LOVE COMES LATER is about the flawed idea of the “American Dream” – one that sets people up to fail regardless of how hard they try. It’s a look at how America treats immigrants and the poor, with the hope of inspiring honest, important conversations.  But at the heart of it – this is a story about love and fear: two of the most primal emotions that drive us all as human beings.

 

SEEKING:

 

*TRANSVESTITE PROSTITUTE (Featured BG)

Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity.  As RIZ and DALLAS wander through the motel, RIZ sees that one room is lit with an open curtain where a TRANSVESTITE PROSTITUTE is performing oral sex on SAL.  *PLEASE NOTE, THIS ROLE WILL BE SIMULATING ORAL SEX.

RATE: $125/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET + meal

 

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS (Featured BG)

Males, 40s-50s, any ethnicity, great character faces a huge plus.  The POLICE or IMMIGRATION OFFICERS escort ANGEL to their car to eventually deport him…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET + meal

 

POLICE OFFICERS (Featured BG)

Males and Females, 40s, any ethnicity.  POLICE OFFICERS are making their way up the steps to the motel as RIZ and DALLAS are leaving a party where they just attacked the TRUCKER IN BUNNY COSTUME who tried to rape RIZ.  They are trying to dodge and hide from the POLICE OFFICERS…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

KIDS (Featured BG)

Girls, 7-10 years old, Caucasian, ethnically ambiguous.   Two disheveled KIDS draw on empty pizza boxes with chalk, both kids snicker at UNA…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

 3 KIDS (Featured BG)

Girls and Boys, 7-10 years old, any ethnicity.  THREE KIDS playing the “freeze game” next to the construction site.  They look like statues but suddenly break into laughter…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

MAN IN DINER (Featured BG)

Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity, great character face a huge plus.  A MAN passes by and checks out Dallas who browses the oversized menu…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

TRUCKER IN BUNNY COSTUME (Featured BG)

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.

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

POLICE OFFICER (Featured BG)

Male, 40s-50s, African American.  The POLICE OFFICER sees fresh dirt, exactly where the dead body has been buried, and digs his fingers into it to inspect…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

CROSS DRESSER (Featured BG)

Male, 30s, any ethnicity.  CROSS DRESSER is passed out by the ice machine, bucket still in hand…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

MAN WATCHING JEOPARDY (Featured BG)

OVERWEIGHT Male, 40s, African-American.  RIZ and DALLAS walk past a portly MAN WATCHING JEOPARDY sitting in front of the TV with a can of beer…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

TRUCKERS & PROSTITUTES AT PARTY (Featured BG & BG)

Females and Males, 20s-40s, any ethnicity.   TRUCKERS and PROSTITUTES dressed in ragged Halloween costumes sit in the tiny room, drinking and dancing.  The party is pumping…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

LITTLE PERSON MAN (BG)

Male, 40s, all ethnicities.   Crude LITTLE PERSON MAN fighting with the MIDDLE- AGED AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

MIDDLE-AGED AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN (BG)

Female, 45-65 years, African-American.   Crude MIDDLE-AGED BLACK WOMAN fighting with the LITTLE PERSON MAN…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

KARAOKE MAN (BG)

OVERWEIGHT Male, 40+ years, any ethnicity.   KARAOKE MAN croons along while drunk UNA passionately sings…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

TRACKSUIT WOMAN (BG)

Female, 20s, Caucasian.   TRACKSUIT WOMAN sprints out of her room to avoid UNA as she owes weeks of rent money…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

MAN IN HOT DOG COSTUME (BG)

Male, 30s- 40s, Caucasian…A MAN IN HOT DOG COSTUME eats a burger alone in a corner booth of the diner…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

DINER PATRONS (BG)

Males and Females, 30s-50s, any ethnicity…Diner scene half-full of DINER PATRONS where DALLAS introduces her thieving plan to a reluctant RIZ…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

OVERWEIGHT COUPLE MAN (BG)

Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.  An OVERWEIGHT COUPLE trickle out of a motel room and go to separate cars…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

OVERWEIGHT COUPLE WOMAN (BG)

Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.  An OVERWEIGHT COUPLE trickle out of a room and go to separate cars…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET + meal

 

MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE MAN (BG)

Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.  RIZ sees a MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE in dark sunglasses exit their car and waddles towards their room…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE WOMAN (BG)

Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.  RIZ sees a MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE in dark sunglasses exit their car and waddles towards their room…1 scene

RATE: $70/8 hours CASH PAID ON SET  + meal

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Email the following required materials:

  1. name/cell/email/agency (if applicable)/location base (mandatory)
  2. include age for minors only
  3. current height and weight
  4. attach jpegs of headshots or pics, pdf of current resume and media links to acting work (if applicable)
  5. attach selfie of yourself,  looking the part of role(s) you are interested in (MANDATORY IF SUBMITTING FOR FEATURED BG)

 

EMAIL:  johanna@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  LOVE COMES LATER FBG/BG

 

26
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING OPEN CALL: SAG-AFTRA Feature Film, LOVE COMES LATER- Friday 10/27, Poughkeepsie

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-FEATURE FILM OPEN CALL AUDITIONS-

“LOVE COMES LATER”, directed by Sonejuhi Sinha

-ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME-

FRIDAY, 10/27/17
2pm- 8:30pm Poughkeepsie Galleria, *Community Room 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

*Park by Dick’s Sporting Goods and take the mall entrance. The Community Room is located in the hallway past the food court restrooms. Proceed down that hallway and the Community Room is located on the left.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be DEPENDABLE
  • Must be between the ages of 7-70 years old
  • Must be open to tell us about yourself and share your story
  • Must be from all different backgrounds, walks of life, ethnicities, shapes and sizes
  • Union and Non-Union Talent AND
  • EVERYONE WITH ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS ARE WELCOME
  • NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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.

SYNOPSIS:

LOVE COMES LATER is a punk version of the immigrant story, about a woman who is forced into a life of crime in order to become American. 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.

LOVE COMES LATER is about the flawed idea of the “American Dream” – one that sets people up to fail regardless of how hard they try. It’s a look at how America treats immigrants and the poor, with the hope of inspiring honest, important conversations.
But at the heart of it – this is a story about love and fear: two of the most primal emotions that drive us all as human beings.

BREAKDOWN:

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

CALLBACKS: 11/2- 11/3, Poughkeepsie, NY
SHOOT DATES: starts 11/16/17 (22 days)
SHOOT LOCATION: Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL HIRE ONLY) RATE: See roles below

ROLES AVAILABLE:

BETTY (Principal)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

PEACHES (Principal)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

DOREEN (Day Performer)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

PROSTITUTE (Day Performer)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

MIKEY (Day Performer)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

KID 1 (Day Performer)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

ANGEL (Day Performer)

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.
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

MANUEL (Day Performer)

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
RATE: $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartley)

*TRANSVESTITE PROSTITUTE (Featured Background)

Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. As RIZ and DALLAS wander through the motel, RIZ sees that one room is lit with an open curtain where a TRANSVESTITE PROSTITUTE is performing oral sex on SAL.  *PLEASE NOTE, THIS ROLE WILL BE SIMULATING ORAL SEX.
RATE: $125/8 hours + meal

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS (Featured Background)

Males, 40s-50s, any ethnicity, great character faces a huge plus. The POLICE or IMMIGRATION OFFICERS escort ANGEL to their car to eventually deport him…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

POLICE OFFICERS (Featured Background)

Males and Females, 40s, any ethnicity. POLICE OFFICERS are making their way up the steps to the motel as RIZ and DALLAS are leaving a party where they just attacked the TRUCKER IN BUNNY COSTUME who tried to rape RIZ. They are trying to dodge and hide from the POLICE OFFICERS…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

KIDS (Featured Background)

Girls, 7-10 years old, Caucasian, ethnically ambiguous, two disheveled KIDS draw on empty pizza boxes with chalk, both kids snicker at UNA…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

KIDS (Featured Background)

Girls and Boys, 7-10 years old, any ethnicity. THREE KIDS playing the “freeze game” next to the construction site. They look like statues but suddenly break into laughter…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

MAN IN DINER (Featured Background)

Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity, great character face a huge plus. A MAN passes by and checks out Dallas who browses the oversized menu…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

TRUCKER IN BUNNY COSTUME (Featured Background)

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.
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

POLICE OFFICER (Featured Background)

Male, 40s-50s, African American. The POLICE OFFICER sees fresh dirt, exactly where the dead body has been buried, and digs his fingers into it to inspect…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

CROSS DRESSER (Featured Background)

Male, 30s, any ethnicity. CROSS DRESSER is passed out by the ice machine, bucket still in hand…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

MAN WATCHING JEOPARDY (Featured Background)

Male, 40s, African-American, portly. RIZ and DALLAS walk past a portly MAN WATCHING JEOPARDY sitting in front of the TV with a can of beer…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

TRUCKERS AND PROSTITUTES AT PARTY (Featured Background & Background)

Females and Males, 20s-40s, any ethnicity. TRUCKERS and PROSTITUTES dressed in ragged Halloween costumes sit in the tiny room, drinking and dancing. The party is pumping…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

LITTLE PERSON MAN (Background)

Male, 40s, all ethnicities. Crude LITTLE PERSON MAN fighting with the MIDDLE- AGED AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

MIDDLE-AGED AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN (Background)

Female, 45-65 years, African-American. Crude MIDDLE-AGED BLACK WOMAN fighting with the LITTLE PERSON MAN…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

KARAOKE MAN (Background)

Male, 40+ years, any ethnicity, overweight.. KARAOKE MAN croons along while drunk UNA passionately sings…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

TRACKSUIT WOMAN (Background)

Female, 20s, Caucasian. TRACKSUIT WOMAN sprints out of her room to avoid UNA as she owes weeks of rent money…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

MAN IN HOT DOG COSTUME (Background)

Male, 30s- 40s, Caucasian…A MAN IN HOT DOG COSTUME eats a burger alone in a corner booth of the diner…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

DINER PATRONS (Background)

Males and Females, 30s-50s, any ethnicity…Diner scene half-full of DINER PATRONS where DALLAS introduces her thieving plan to a reluctant RIZ…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

OVERWEIGHT COUPLE MAN (Background)

Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity. An OVERWEIGHT COUPLE trickle out of a motel room and go to separate cars…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

OVERWEIGHT COUPLE WOMAN (Background)

Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity. An OVERWEIGHT COUPLE trickle of a room and go to separate cars…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE MAN (Background)

Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity. RIZ sees a MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE in dark sunglasses exit their car and waddles towards their room…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE WOMAN (Background)

Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity. RIZ sees a MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE in dark sunglasses exit their car and waddles towards their room…1 scene
RATE: $70/8 hours + meal

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

 

 

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

10
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH FOR HUMANITY: On-Camera Class Fundraiser

 

BREAKTHROUGH

FOR

HUMANITY

 

For a limited time, BreakThrough Casting will be offering a special ON-CAMERA CLASS to help raise funds for communities devastated by the recent disasters. 100% of all proceeds will go directly to charitable organizations.

Johanna Tacadena, partner and casting director at BreakThrough Casting brings 25+ years of acting and 7 years casting experience to share expert tips, to help you improve your auditioning game.

This informative class is for all ages and levels and will include an overview of effectively submitting for on-camera work and working on cold reads with various copy from past commercials, hosting and industrial projects. Audition technique drills with feedback and adjustments will also be given. Projects include MERCEDES BENZ, IBM, TRAVELERS INSURANCE, NORELCO, ING AMERICAS, as well as many regional and New York State projects.

Fee:

minimum $25 donation per person,
(links to charitable organizations emailed upon registration)

 

For more info and to register, e-mail:

johanna@breakthroughcasting.com

 

Locations and dates:

RIFTON- Monday 10/16, 4pm- 5:30pm

WOODSTOCK- Wednesday 10/18, 6pm- 7:30pm

ALBANY- Thursday 10/19, 9am-10:30am

SUGAR LOAF- Saturday 10/21, 11am-12:30pm

WAPPINGERS FALLS- Sunday 10/22, 6:30pm-8:00pm (NEW)

 

This class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment.

31
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- HUDSON VALLEY NY: Non-Union Industrial, Meet the Doctor 7

*Direct Booking from required info and self-tapes only
*Submissions missing info and self-tapes will not be considered
*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  10pm Friday, 9/1/17

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

 

CLIENT:  Health Quest
PROJECT NAME:  Meet the Doctor 7
PRODUCER:  Tara Latorre
DIRECTOR:  Edward Roy
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  J6 MediaWorks
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
AUDITION:  Direct Booking ONLY from Self-Tapes/Headshots/Resumes/Reels
LOCATION:  Salt Point, NY (MANDATORY SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
DATE:  Friday, 9/8/17
USAGE:  Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (FULL BUYOUT)
RATE:  $300/4 hrs paid NET 30 (NO TRAVEL, NO AGENCY FEE)

 

SEEKING: 

 

[YOUNG ADULT PATIENT]

Female OR Male, 18-25 yrs, any ethnicity.  Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots 9am-12pm on Friday 9/8/17,  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SALT POINT, NY (no exceptions).

 

[SENIOR PATIENT]

Female OR Male, 50s-60s, ethnically ambiguous, GREY HAIR A BIG PLUS. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots 1pm-5pm on Friday 9/8/17,  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SALT POINT, NY (no exceptions).

 

SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO: 
  1.   Email name/cell/location base/agency (if applicable)
  2.   Include current height & weight
  3.   Attach current headshots & resume
  4.   Include links to reels
  5.   Attach self-tape (see instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

*record horizontally on devices against a simple background, make sure you are well-lit, in focus and can be clearly heard

  1.   state your name, agency (if applicable), current height/weight and location base (mandatory)
  2.   state, “I CONFIRM THAT I CAN SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SALT POINT, NY”
  3.   zoom out full body shot and full body profiles
  4.   zoom in headshot (shoulders to to top of head)
  5.   in 30 seconds, describe your ideal doctor-patient relationship

 

EMAIL:  johanna@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  MTD 7

 

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

 

 

 

 

17
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – NYS CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union PSA “Text HOPENY”

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  11am Monday, 8/21/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered.  Please see self-tape instructions below.

NON-UNION PSA

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission
PROJECT:  NYS Gaming Commission- Text HOPENY
DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
DATE:  Wednesday, 9/6/17
USAGE:  1 yr Broadcast/Radio/Web -NYS ONLY
RATE:  See roles below

SYNOPSIS:  PSA to encourage those with a gambling addiction or those who know someone with a gambling addiction, to utilize HOPENY.

SEEKING:

[YOUNG MAN – ENGLISH]
Caucasian, Male, late 20s-early 30s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright.
MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN – ENGLISH]
Asian, Female, mid 40s-early 50s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright.
MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[YOUNG MAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Male, late 20s-early 30s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Female, mid 40s-early 50s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[BILINGUAL WOMAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Female, mid 30s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $750/8 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[BILINGUAL OLDER MAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Male, late 50s, with Grey Hair. STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $750/8 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS: (Deadline to submit 11am Monday, 8/21/17)

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

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

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

AUDITION COPY:

* Please note, roles YOUNG MAN and MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN to read English Copy only.  All other roles to read BOTH English AND Spanish copy.

English Copy:

“Lately I find myself gambling more than I can afford,”

(Pause)

“and when I’m not actually gambling,”

(Pause)

“It’s all I think about.”

(Pause)

“I have an addiction.”

(Pause)                                          

“I need help.”

(Pause)

“Most of all …I need hope.”   

(Pause)

“Don’t give up.”

(Pause)

“Give yourself a new chance.”

Spanish Copy:

“Últimamente, juego más de lo que me puedo permitir y, cuando no estoy jugando, estoy pensando en el juego.

Tengo una adicción.

Necesito ayuda.

Lo que más necesito es esperanza.

No se rinda. Dese una nueva oportunidad.”

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: HOPENY ON-CAMERA PSA

17
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – NY CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union PSA (Voice-Over) – Text HOPENY

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  11am Monday, 8/21/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered.  Please see self-tape instructions below.

NON-UNION PSA (Voice-Over)

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission
PROJECT:  Text HOPENY (VO)
DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Remote Recording
DATE:  Late August TBD
USAGE:  1 yr Broadcast/Radio/Web- NYS ONLY
RATE: $450 (2 tags English/ 2 tags Spanish) + 10% agency fee + copy

SYNOPSIS:  PSA to encourage those with a gambling addiction, or those who know someone with a gambling addiction, to utilize HOPENY.

SEEKING:

[PROFESSIONAL VO ACTOR- BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH]

Male or Female, 30s-50s.  Professional VO actor with range who can embody sincerity, honesty and encouragement.  Must be BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH.  Remote recording only, must own or have access to professional studio.
 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS- Deadline to submit 11am Monday, 8/21/17

1)  name/email/cell

2) agency contact (if applicable)

3)  headshot

4)  professional VO reels/audio files

5)  list pro equipment (MANDATORY)

6)  self-tape audition copy in both ENGLISH AND SPANISH (see below)

AUDITION COPY 

ENGLISH:

“The New York State HOPEline.  If you or someone you love has a gambling problem, contact us now. Send a text message to HOPYNY (467369)”

“The New York State HOPEline: Send a text message to HOPYNY (467369).  Hope is here. And we’re waiting for you.”

SPANISH:

“HOPELINE del Estado de Nueva York.  Si usted o alguno de sus seres queridos tiene un problema de juego, comuníquese con nosotros ahora mismo.”

“HOPELINE del Estado de Nueva York: envíe un mensaje de texto a HOPENY (467369). La esperanza está aquí y nosotros lo estamos esperando.”

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: HOPENY PSA- VO