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27
Apr

Non-Union TV PSA Casting: IMPAIRED DRIVING

 

PROJECT NAME:  IMPAIRED DRIVING

UNION STATUS:  Non-Union

PROJECT TYPE:  TV PSA

DIRECTOR:   Joseph Walsh

SHOOT DATE:  Monday May 18th, 8 AM-3 PM

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (approx. 3 hrs. north of New York City- MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  Broadcast/Web, Full Buyout

RATE:  Rates vary per role (see below)

 

*Direct Booking from video audition (roles of ERIN, ERIN’S MOM and ADULT ERIN), links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

*Audition Copy for Erin, Erin’s Mom and Adult Erin can be found at bottom of page

 

SEEKING:

 

[ERIN]- LEAD

Rate:  Above scale at $1000/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

5-7 years of age, Caucasian, blonde/strawberry blonde/red hair, FRECKLES A PLUS, athletic (will be asked to run through a field).  A country/farm girl who at her birthday party, finds out that her father just passed away.  VERY STRONG EMOTIONAL PRESENCE, ROLE WILL REQUIRE TEARS .  Think a young Dakota Fanning quality.

*Direct Booking from video audition, links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[ERIN’S MOM] – PRINCIPAL

Rate:  $700/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

30-35 years of age, Caucasian, blonde/strawberry blonde/red hair, FRECKLES A PLUS.  A country/farm mom with a STRONG PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL PRESENCE.  A person who has worked the soil most of her life.  At her daughter’s birthday party, she finds out of her husband’s unexpected death.  This emotional role requires a VERY STRONG ACTOR, who can emote an emotional arc of joy to utter devastation.

*Direct Booking from video audition, links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[ADULT ERIN] – SUPPORTING

Rate: $600/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

20-25 years of age, Caucasian, blonde, strawberry blonde or redhead.  Freckles a plus.  A country/farm mom with a STRONG PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL PRESENCE.   VERY STRONG ACTOR WHO CAN CRY ON CUE.

*Direct Booking from video audition, links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[MOMS]- EXTRAS

Rate: $375/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Females, 30-35 years of age, Caucasian and Latina, Mother to one of the children attending party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[DAD]- EXTRA

Rate: $375/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Males, 30-35 years of age, Caucasian, Dad to one of the children attending party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[GIRLS] – EXTRAS

Rate: $350/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Girls, 5-7 years of age, Caucasian and Hispanic, attending birthday party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work (if available), headshot/current pics, current selfie- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[BOYS] – EXTRAS

Rate: $350/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Boys,  5-7 years of age, Caucasian, attending party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work (if available), headshot/current pics, current selfie- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

 

TO SUBMIT:  Fill out template below (MANDATORY)

1)  NAME

2)  CONTACT INFO (cell/email)

3)  CITY BASED

4)  AGENCY & CONTACT INFO (if applicable)

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

6)  AGE & D.O.B (minors only)

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

8)  *VIDEO AUDITION (for the roles of Erin, Erin’s Mom and Adult Erin only, SEE COPY BELOW)

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

OR

9a)  ATTACH JPEG OF CURRENT HEADSHOTS/PICS

9b)  ATTACH PDF OF UPDATED RESUME

10)  ARE YOU WILLING TO WORK AS AN EXTRA?

 

*VIDEO AUDITION

  1. ERIN– Submit a 1-2 min. PERSONALITY CLIP (tell us about yourself) in addition to the VIDEO AUDITION (copy below)
  2. ERIN’S MOM– copy below
  3. ADULT ERIN– copy below

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 or Vimeo ONLY and send us the full URLs.  If video is set as private, please remember to include the password in your email.

 

 

1.  ERIN- AUDITION COPY

A 5 year old girl (Erin) is celebrating her Birthday with friends and family.

 

Erin (Excited)

My dad is bringing home the best birthday cake ever!

 

Mom (calling out to Erin)

Erin honey… I think I see your dad’s car coming up the drive!

 

Erin (elated)

Daddy!!!

Erin  

I love you Dad!

 

Improv Erin looking confused and expressing through tears when realizing that her daddy isn’t coming home.

 

 

2.   ERIN’S MOM- AUDITION COPY

A 5 year old girl (Erin) is celebrating her Birthday with friends and family.

 

ERIN’S MOM (calling out to Erin)

Erin honey… I think I see your dad’s car coming up the drive!

(phone rings.)

  

ERIN’S MOM(about to answer phone)

I wonder who that could be?

 

ERIN’S MOM

Yes, this is she.

(she learns that husband has been killed.  MOM screams)

No!

(Close-up of ERIN’S MOM with tears streaming down her face, looking at Erin)

 

 

3.  ADULT ERIN- AUDITION COPY

You are recalling your 5th birthday when you found out that your father was killed by an impaired driver.  The director wants to see tremendous emotion with tears.

                          Erin (ADULT)

That was the day an impaired driver killed my dad.  I miss him so much.

 

 

 

 

Email template and all materials to:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com
Subject line:  IMPAIRED DRIVING

 

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Short Film RUSH Casting: BABY TEETH

RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!!!

 

PROJECT:  Baby Teeth

Short Film (SAG Pending)

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Baby Teeth Productions, Stephanie Ellis

PRODUCER:  Traci Carlson, Gigi Graff

DIRECTOR:  Stephanie Ellis

WRITER:  Stephanie Ellis

SHOOT DATE:  Sunday, April 19th

LOCATION:  Hastings-On-Hudson, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  All media in perpetuity

RATE:  No pay but food, $30 travel stipend, credit, copy (less than 8 hours time commitment)

SYNOPSIS:

New mother Alex, suffering from postpartum depression, makes a desperate call to her friend Sophie.  She has lost her baby and needs Sophie’s help.  Alex is determined not to alert the authorities for fear they would take the child away from her.  So the two friend’s set out to retrace Alex’s steps and find her child. But as their stops continue to come up empty and Alex’s behavior grows more erratic, Sophie begins to fear the worst.  The question becomes, how long can Sophie wait before she too needs to call for help?

SEEKING:

TONI (Day Player)

Female, 22-28 years, Chinese or Korean, MUST BE BILINGUAL (English and Chinese or Korean) w/ believable accent when speaking English.  Toni is an employee at a nail salon in upstate, NY, who converses with the two main characters in English and amongst the other employees (in English and Chinese or Korean).

CHINESE OR KOREAN WOMAN #1 (Day Player)

Female, 35-45 years, Chinese or Korean, MUST BE BILINGUAL (English and Chinese or Korean) w/ believable accent when speaking English.  She is an employee at a nail salon in upstate, NY, who converses with the two main characters in English and amongst the other employees (in Chinese or Korean).

Submit these required items for consideration:

  • NAME/CELL #/EMAIL
  • NATIONALITY
  • FLUENT LANGUAGES (must be bilingual)
  • CURRENT HEADSHOT/PIC
  • RESUME (if applicable)
  • SELFIE (taken within the last 2 weeks, clearly showing face and hair length)
  • VITAL STATS (height/weight/hair & eye color)
  • LINKS TO ACTING WORK (if applicable)
  • SUBMIT AUDITION LINK (sides provided at the bottom of page; include slate & profiles, reader should be off camera, upload to Vimeo or YouTube only)

Email:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

Deadline:  ASAP

 

SIDES

 

8 INT. KOREAN NAIL SALON – DAY 8

The salon is empty, save for the four Chinese or Korean employees. THREE MIDDLE AGED WOMEN and ONE MAN, lounging back on his massage chair.  THEY BANTER AWAY IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE.  An electronic door bell rings as the front door swings open.  The women parked nearest to the entrance pops up to greet  Sophie and Alex.

 

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1

You come back. You bring your friend? That’s good.

ALEX

So I was here this morning?

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1

Yeah, yeah. Manicure. Pedicure.

She gestures back to another employee.

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1 (CONT’D)

(In Chinese or Korean — no subtitles) Toni. Manicure, Pedicure. You mess up her nails?

TONI

No. (In Chinese or Korean — no subtitles) She mess them up. She put on her shoes too quick. I told her.

Toni yells out to Alex.

TONI (CONT’D)

(In English) I told you. You put your shoes on too fast. You need more time to dry.

ALEX

No, that’s great. No. Thank you.  (To Sophie, as if she wasn’t sure)  I was here.

SOPHIE

(To Chinese or Korean Woman #1) And her baby.  She was with her baby when she came in?

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1

No. No baby.

And then again, gesturing to Toni.

CHINESE/KOREAN WOMAN #1 (CONT’D)

(In Chinese or Korean — no subtitles) The lady had a baby with her?

TONI

(In English) No, no baby.

SOPHIE

Okay. Thank you.

As the girls head for the exit. The Chinese/Korean women continue their banter as if the girls had never entered.

 

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Congratulations to Rasheda C. (Albany Talent) on booking the principal role for Price Chopper!

Congratulations to Rasheda C. (Albany Talent) on booking the principal role for Price Chopper!  I had the absolute pleasure of working with this beautiful and talented actor on another project.  BreakThrough is thrilled to have Rasheda on board!

 

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