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23
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Voice-Over Animated Series – “BASH-UP BAM”

*Direct booking from self-tape and required info (see submission instructions below)

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union Voice-Over Animated Series, BASH-UP-BAM

DIRECTOR:  True Jackson

PRODUCER:  Carlos Garcia

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Adolescent Content

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

RECORDING DATE:  December 2015

LOCATION:  Remote recording

USAGE:  Director’s Reel and Web (AdolescentTV- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uerDuP0yJ1uFzvCvq-M7g)

RATE:  $25 + credit+ copy

 

SYNOPSIS:

“Bash-up-Bam” is a story of Kad, a 14-year-old student who is taken care of by his babysitter as his mother is away. Kad has two close friends, Luna, who plays at the arcade with him in the mornings, and Greg. Kad’s mediocre life changes when a new transfer teacher, named Mr. P gives him a 20-paragraph essay that he must complete in three days using a custom-made pencil that writes in red. He also ends up pitting Kad against the other students in his class. The students try to take the pencil from Kad, but Kad is able to fend them off using makeshift fighting skills that he developed from playing arcade games. Kad ultimately goes through a series of fights and battles in and out of school. He even ends up fighting Mr. P, the transfer teacher. By the end of the story, Kad learns that some things are worth fighting for and nothing good comes out of giving up.

 

ABOUT ADOLESCENT:

Adolescent, helmed by Creative Director Ramaa Mosley and Executive Producer Hope Farley is a production collective dedicated to the representation and mentorship of directors aged 13-27 years old for commercials, music videos and social media content. Many of the directors represented by Adolescent are accomplished professional photographers with published work, gallery and museum shows. Others are exceptional filmmakers in film programs across the country. A few were discovered outside of any program and are creative visionaries, shooting and posting their work on social media sites. All have a strong point of view that speaks directly to youth culture. Adolescent’s function is to harness and cultivate each young director’s natural visual and story telling gift and to connect them with advertising agencies and brands looking for a unique and youthful voice for a wide range of projects.

 

SEEKING:

Voice-over actors who can embody the following characters, sound like real people in their real environments while bringing out the essence of the teenage experience and making it identifiable for others.

 

[KAD]

Kad is a 14 year-old average kid who is a little unsure of himself.  He’s smart but kind of lazy in the beginning of the series.  He also gets into trouble very easily and doesn’t have many friends except for his close friends, Greg and Luna.  Key descriptions:  lazy, sleepy, awkward and unsure of himself but evolves at the end of the series.  Voice reference is the main kid in this trailer but sounding 3 years older:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doSJxiYp9yo

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[MR. P]

Mr. P. is a middle-aged, strict disciplinarian who works as an Algebra teacher.  He speaks with a calm voice and believes he is very powerful.  With a boot camp like mentality and a “stick up his butt”, he always has to win and be the leader of the group.  It’s his way or no way at all. His voice should sound sharp.  This man is far from low key.  Voice reference is Robert De Niro in The Intern or Silver Linings Playbook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-DEy3mylCs

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[GREG]

Greg is a playful character and a little bit older than Kad.  He is very humorous but can be serious and mature when he needs to be.  He is very energetic, athletic and maintains a positive attitude.  Voice reference is a realistic 14 year old teenage boy but older than Kad.  Key descriptions are confident, organized, always has a plan and always knows his next moves.  

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[LUNA]

Luna is a friend of Kad’s who is quiet and conservative.  She doesn’t really care about a lot of things but tries to be friendly and social.  Luna makes sure she has straight A’s yet doesn’t want to stand out.  She’s the kind of girl who always follows the rules and does what her parents tell her to do. Voice reference is a realistic 15 year old teenage girl, higher in pitch than Kad, like a girl “matter of fact”.

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[HOMELESS MAN]

He is an old, wise man who believes in helping others achieve greatness.  His voice sounds VERY old, mysterious yet remains strong, clear, calm, wise. 

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[B. BOY]

B. Boy is a very mature boy who is a confident leader.  He speaks with a strong deep voice and he doesn’t sugar coat things.  B.Boy is very respectable and tries to make the most of what he has.  Voice reference is one of a realistic voice teenager who is sure of himself, not book smart but street smart, when his fathers not home, B. Boy can not only take care of himself but takes care of everyone as well and sounds  like Shameik Moore:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDTOWiHVvsh

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TO SUBMIT, SEND IN PART A AND PART B:

A)  COMPLETE INFO

  1. name/email/cell/city based
  2. agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  3. links to audio work (if available)

B)  SUBMIT AUDIO AUDITION (SEE AUDITION COPY BELOW)

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below).
  2. Upload to soundcloud.com and send separate links for each read.
  3. Deadline to submit is 9am, Tuesday 12/1/15.

 

EMAIL:

contact@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:

BUB/role name

 

 

 

 

AUDITION COPY:

[KAD]

KAD (Thoughts)
That there is the bully bounty.
The nerdy LARP kids get bullied all the time so they pay the bully bounty to protect them from bullies, especially the ones that smash their heads into lockers.  The bully bounty uses a martial art way above my makeshift fighting. I would not want to fight him.

[MR. P]

MR. P
Listen here, Kad Dayton. Forget your detention, You have 3 days to give me a well-written 20 paragraph essay on why I’m “all that.” Failure to do so will result in an automatic “F”.

(KAD, with his hands behind his head, rolls his eyes and chuckles.  MR. P angrily walks over to his desk, picks up made pencil, and slams it on KAD’s desk.)

MR. P
You are required to use and write every letter of this essay with this custom-made pencil that writes in red.  You won’t be erasing the mistakes you’ve made.  If you do not use this pencil for your essay, you will get an “F”.  If you lose this pencil, you will get an “F”.  If you do not bring this pencil to school everyday, you will get an “F”.

KAD

Is… this a joke?

UNKNOWN (student in class)

Naaah…. tin man here is the joke!

The students in the class laugh. Mr.P begins to chuckle.

MR.P
(projects his voice to all of class)

You guys think this is funny, huh?  If somehow Kad completes the assignment in time, everyone else in this class will receive an “F”.  If he does not complete the assignment in time, or fails to follow any of my instructions, he will receive an “F”…everyone else will get an “A”.


[GREG]

(KAD walks in the hallway. Greg comes up from behind him.)GREG
Hey, man!

KAD
Hey.

GREG
Dude, guess what? Since it was the first day, my teacher brought his Wii, and we played smash for the WHOLE class!

KAD
You know what happened in my class, man?

(KAD is interrupted by an incident of a kid being bullied by another kid.)

GREG
Hey, isn’t that Moby?

KAD
Yeah, that’s him.

GREG
Crap!


[LUNA]

KAD
The man said these were magic beans. They might bring good luck…

LUNA
You’re so superstitious.

(KAD gestures toward the arcade game.)

KAD
Make it 2p. Also can I copy your homework for science? I didn’t feel like doing it.

(KAD and LUNA start a fighting match on the arcade.)

LUNA
You’re so lazy. You always leech off of me like this…

(KAD moans)

LUNA
Fine, but your gonna fail the science test.

(KAD focuses on the arcade game.)

LUNA
Also, we have a new transfer teacher. You and I have him…. third period.


[HOMELESS MAN]

We FADE IN to a sleeping homeless man. KAD comes across the homeless man on his skateboard, reaches into his lunch box and rolls an orange toward the HOMELESS MAN. KAD begins to skate away.  

HOMELESS MAN
Here

KAD
Uhhh, it’s okay. I’m good.

HOMELESS MAN
Take it.

KAD
What’s inside?

(KAD opens the pouch to find two beans inside.)

HOMELESS MAN
Beans. Magic beans.


[B. BOY]

(Three boys enter the bathroom.)

KAD
Why are you guys all coming in at the same time, like a pack a girls…

B. BOY
Kad, give me the pencil.

KAD
Are you guys really taking that new transfer teacher seriously? Come on now!

B. BOY
You know I’m serious.


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16
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Seeking Non-Union Background and Featured Background

*Submission instructions found at the bottom of page

SUPER DARK TIMES

SAG Modified Low Budget Feature

Director: Kevin Phillips

Producers: Jett Steiger, Richard Peete

Writers: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

Production:  Neighborhood Watch Films + Team G

Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting  (LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING)

Shoot dates: starts 11/19 for 4 to 5 weeks *(see roles, shoot days subject to change)

Location:  Kingston, NY and surrounding vicinities

Non-Union Background Rate:  $40/10 hours (NYS Child Performer Labor Laws will be followed)

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

A horrible accident causes a tectonic shift between high school best friends Zach and Josh, spiraling them in different directions. Set in 1990’s suburbia, Super Dark Times is a thriller that explores the twilight zone between adolescence and adulthood, lust and love, bravery and fear, good and evil. 

Director Kevin Phillips’ short proof of concept TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL,  premiered at Cannes this year.  Click or copy/paste links below to learn more:

 

 SEEKING FEATURED BACKGROUND:

 

[PERSON BEING INTERVIEWED BY NEWS]

SDT Women Interviewed

Male or Female, 40s, all ethnicities.  PREFERRABLY PLUS SIZE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES.  This person is being interviewed by a news reporter about the arrest of DUKE regarding “allegations of sexual assault on minors” and how he’s “being questioned regarding the recent disappearance of one local teen and the death of another.”

Tentative shoot date 11/19,  *potential for upgrade

 

[SHERIFF]

SDT Sheriff

Caucasian Male, 50s, repeat role.  The Sheriff leads the investigation of the disappearance of students, has scenes at the school with the PRINCIPAL as well as the climactic scene where the killer is finally apprehended.

Tentative shoot dates 11/21, 12/12, 12/16 , *needs drivers license

 

[PAUL]

Caucasian Male, looking 16-18 years, PREFERABLY LEGAL 18.  He’s at ALLISON’S (lead) party, hanging out by the stereo totally zoned out with the hand on the stereo knob, increasing the volume of the music and subsequently gets yelled at by ASHLEY.

Tentative shoot date 11/24

 

[ALLISON’S B-DAY PARTY FRIENDS]

SDT Allison Bday Party Kids

Males and Females, all ethnicities looking 16-18 years, MUST BE LEGAL 18.  They’re the “cool kids”, party going cliques of different types who drink and smoke pot.

Tentative shoot date 11/24

 

[JANITOR]

SDT Janitor

Caucasian Male, lat 50-60.  The Janitor is the first person who opens the film after finding a severly injured deer who runs straight through a school classroom window.

Tentative shoot date 11/29

 

[HEALTH ED TEACHER]

Female and Males, any ethnicity, 30s-50s.  Will be teaching class.

Tentative shoot date 11/29

 

[DANA/CHAD’S GIRLFRIEND]

SDT Goth Girl

Caucasian Female, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18.  Probablaly a highschool dropout, intimidating energy, punkish/grunge.  Her group likes to smoke and hang out in the bleachers of the football field.  Her boyfriend CHAD is the leader of the pack, one scary dude.

Tentative shoot date 12/12

 

[GINGER LETTERMAN]

SDT Ginger Letterman

Caucasian Male, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18 with ginger/red/strawberry hair.  Probablaly a high school dropout.  Part of CHAD’s group who smokes and hangs out in the bleachers of the football field.

Tentative shoot date 12/12

 

[MAKE OUT GUY]

SDT Student Couple

Caucasian Male, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18.  REAL COUPLE to makeout heavily.  They do so by their lockers during a very active highschool hallway scene with a fight breaking out, a kid with a broken arm screaming, etc.

Tentative shoot date 12/13

 

[MAKE OUT GIRL]

SDT Student Couple

Caucasian Female, looks 16-18 years, PREFERABLY  LEGAL 18.  REAL COUPLE to makeout heavily. They do so by their lockers during a very active highschool hallway scene with a fight breaking out, a kid with a broken arm screaming, etc.

Tentative shoot date 12/13

 

[SOCCER KID W/ BROKEN ARM]

He will burst through the hallway doors dressed in a soccer uniform holding his arm, which seems broken. Soccer Kid sprints past the leads while screaming and crying.  Must have soccer uniform.

Tentative shoot date 12/13

 

[JOSH’S DAD]

SDT Josh Dad

Father to JOSH (lead) who appears in scenes where they run into ZACH after he had been snooping around inside their home and at the end where JOSH and ZACH have their brutal fight out in the open suburban neighborhood where people finally witness who the real killer is.

Tentative shoot dates 12/14, 12/16

 

[JOSH’S YOUNGER BROTHER]

SDT Josh Brother

Younger brother to JOSH (lead) who appears in scenes where they run into ZACH after he had been snooping around inside their home and at the end where JOSH and ZACH have their brutal fight out in the open suburban neighborhood where the real killer is revealed to all witnessing the fight.

Tentative shoot dates 12/14, 12/16

 

[MAN (1st to arrive)]

SDT Rebeccas Neighbor

As ZACH and  JOSH (leads) take their figh outside and other witnesses stare nervously and do nothing, this MAN steps up to help stop the fighting, pulling JOSH him away from ZACH.  His actions make the others braver and more people come to help restrain the kids.

Tentative shoot date 12/16, *potential for upgrade

 

 

[LITTLE GIRL IN DOORWAY]

As JOSH and ZACH’s  (leads) fight moves outside to the suburban neighborhood, a little girl who is playing is the first to witness this fight as she watches silently from a house across the street.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

 

SEEKING BACKGROUND:

 

[CONVENIENCE STORE CUSTOMERS]

Males and Females, all ages, sizes and ethnicities.  They are in DUKE’s  store when the lead boys are shopping for snacks and drinks.

Tentative shoot date 11/19

 

[POLICE OFFICERS]

Male, any ethnicity, ages 30-45.  They arrest DUKE for “allegations of sexual assault on minors” as well as “being questioned regarding the recent disappearance of one local teen and the death of another.”

Tentative shoot date 11/19

 

[ONLOOKERS]

Males and Females, all ages, sizes and ethnicities.  They are outside DUKE’s  store when he is apprehended by the police.

Tentative shoot date 11/19

 

[GYM CLASSMATES]

Male and Females, MUST BE LEGAL 18 looking high school age.  Must be fit to jog outside.  They are in gym class when the Sheriff drives past the track, on his way to deliver disturbing news.

Tentative shoot date 11/21

 

[HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS]

Males and Females, looking 16-18 years, PREFERABLY LEGAL 18, all ethnicities.  These students will be in the hallway, classroom and auditiorium scenes where the LEADS interact.

Tentative shoot dates 11/21, 11/22, 12/12, 12/13

 

[SECRETARY #2]

Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity, has worked at the high school for a long time.

Tentative shoot date 11/21

 

[FACULTY]

Females and Males, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.  They will be teaching class, interacting with students.

Tentative shoot dates 11/29, 12/12, 12/13

 

[PARENTS W/CARS/NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS]

Females and Males, 30s-50s, any ethnicity.  They will be involved with scenes at the Middle School and suburban neighborhood.

Tentatie shoot date 11/29

 

[EMT’s]

Females and Males, 20s-50s, any ethnicity, REAL UNIFORMS A BIG PLUS.  They will be in the big fight scene where the real killer is revealed.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

[FIREMEN]

Males, 20s-40s, any ethnicity, REAL UNIFORMS A BIG PLUS.  They will be in the big fight scene where the real killer is revealed.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

[MOM & 16 YR OLD DAUGHTER]

Caucasian females, 40-50 years (MOM) and 16 years (DAUGHTER).  REAL FAMILIES HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  They will wittness the big fight where the killer is finally revealed.

Tentative shoot date 12/16

 

[ALLISON B-DAY PARTY FRIENDS]

Female and Males, 16-18 year olds, preferably legal 18, any ethnicity.  These friends will fall into certain “cliques” based on their look.  Party scene with all the young leads.

Tentative shoot date 12/17

 

[BOYS PLAYING IN YARD (ALLISON’S NEIGHBORS)]

Caucasian males, 8-9 years old.  This scenen is where ZACH and ALLISON (leads) make their way back from DUKE’s convenience store.  This is their first real moment of connecting, without the surrounding chaos that has been weighing on ZACH.

Tentative shoot date 12/20

 

[KIDS’ PARENTS (ALLISON’S NEIGHBORS)]

Caucasian Male and Female, 30s-late 40s, real families a big plus.  This scene is where ZACH and ALLISON (leads) make their way back from DUKE’s convenience store.  This is their first real moment of connecting, without the surrounding chaos that has been weighing on ZACH.

Tentative shoot date 12/20

 

SEND IN THIS INFO:

Name-

Email-

Cell-

City Based-

Age (minors only)-

Height-

Weight-

Hair color-

Eye color-

*Include a selfie from today (clearly showing face and hair length)

 

EMAIL:

dana@wearebreakthrough.com (FEMALES ONLY)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (MALES ONLY)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

SDT BG

 

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10
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: AUDITIONS for SUPER DARK TIMES

LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING- SEEKING TEENAGERS, 15-18+ 

 

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Wednesday 11/11, 10-7 PM (Teenagers 15-18+)

Friday 11/13, 10-7 PM (All Roles- see below)

Saturday 11/14, 10-7 PM (Callbacks Only)

 

LOCATION

BreakThrough Casting

Beacon, NY 

 

TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

email:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

subject line:  SDT Auditions

 

INCLUDE IN EMAIL:

-current selfie (without filters)

-contact info 

-city based

-age and DOB

-height, weight, hair & eye color

-media links showcasing your personality and/or acting work (if available)

-preferred audition date and time

 

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AUDITIONS, YOU CAN SELF-TAPE (email for instructions).

REVISED BREAKDOWN (see age range for kids and NEW ADULT ROLES)

SUPER DARK TIMES

SAG Modified Low Budget Feature

Director: Kevin Phillips

Producers: Jett Steiger, Richard Peete

Writers: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

Production:  Neighborhood Watch Films + Team G

Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting  (LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING)

Shoot dates: starts 11/19 for 4 to 5 weeks *(see roles, shoot days subject to change)

Location:  Kingston, NY and surrounding vicinities

Rate:  SAG MLB scale ($335/8 hours)

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

A horrible accident causes a tectonic shift between high school best friends Zach and Josh, spiraling them in different directions. Set in 1990’s suburbia, Super Dark Times is a thriller that explores the twilight zone between adolescence and adulthood, lust and love, bravery and fear, good and evil. 

Director Kevin Phillips’ short proof of concept TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL,  premiered at Cannes this year.  Click or copy/paste links below to learn more:

 SEEKING:

 

[DARYL] 

Must look 16-18 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Male.  Older, overweight and a collosal moron.  He is from a lower income family and lives in a duplex by “the pipeline”, while the others live in single family homes.  Daryl enjoys such activities as writing “LOSER” on backpacks, giving “swirlys” to the new kids and searching for old porno magazines in the garbage behind his house.  He is impulsive, has a big mouth and speaks before he thinks.  Daryl would never fight someone bigger than him, and can be instantly submissive if it will save his butt.  *(shoots 20 days)

 

 

[CHARLIE]

Must look 15-16 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Male.  A slight, sharp-eyed kid. He is DARYL’s friend from the nearby Callaway Middle School.  He meets JOSH and ZACH and is accepted into their group.  A master of deadpan sarcasm, Charlie has no qualms about backing down from a dare or a fight, and can tolerate DARYL’S “sense of humor” and even jokes along occasionally.  However, when witnessing a horrific event, he prefers to pretend he never saw anything, and is deadly serious about this pretense.  *(shoots 18 days)

 

[DENNIS]

Male, Caucasian, 24 yrs old.  Allison’s annoying older brother.  Kind at heart, but masks it with a machismo bravado and always manages to be smoking, DENNIS is a moron who looks like a blue-collar worker.  The typical older brother who interrupts your phone calls and hassles you and your friends.  He has a very hardened exterior and likes to pick on Allison. However when it comes down to it, he cares very deeply for his little sister.  *(shoots 10-12 days)

 

[ASHLEY] 

Female, must look 14 -15 years (legal 18 ideal), any ethnicity. ALLISON’s best friend.  She is not the most popular girl in school, but is still popular.  Warm, complicated, intelligent and from a well-off family, REBCCA throws a hip high school party at her house for Allison’s birthday while her parents are out of town.  She enjoys a bit of trouble and isn’t afraid to try new things.  She may have a crush on Josh (LEAD) or maybe she’s just using him for his ‘connections’.  *(shoots 7 days)

 

[JOAN TEMPLETON]

30s, Caucasian Female.  Josh’s (LEAD) mother.  Overworked and underpaid.  One of those mothers who always looks weary.  She loves Josh, but does not always have the time for him.  She likes Zach and considers him a good friend for Josh.  She does NOT allow shoes in the house.  *(shoots 4 days)

[DUKE]

Caucasian Male, 40s. The owner of the local convenience store. He knows his regular customers around the neighborhood and has taken a special liking towards Zach.  He doesn’t understand why Zach hangs out with ‘losers’ and doesn’t have a girlfriend. While he is nice, perhaps his morals are a bit skewed — he has no qualms about selling cigarettes to kids.  *(shoots 2 days)

[JOHN WHITCOMB]

Must look 15-16 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Male. Defined in high school by the hip Kool-Aid blue streak in his hair.  He is technically a middle schooler, but has the privilege of hanging-out with the seniors. He’s shorter, punkish and perhaps known to smoke a ton of weed.  He is not in the same social group as ZACH & JOSH however they sometimes attend the same parties and have classes together, and he’s always nice to them.  *(shoots 2 days)

 

[EUGENE]

Must look 15-16 years (legal 18 ideal), African-American Male.  He has alot of confidence and  swagger, very cool, probably left behind a grade.  Tall and lanky, probably a basketball player and can levitate.  *(shoots 2 days)

[TECHNO GOTH]

Must look 16-17 years (legal 18 ideal), Male Caucasian.  Techno goth, just as it sounds and  the more hard core the better.  He gets sent to the Principal’s office for yelling at the Librarian and throwing a box of crayons across the room.  *(shoots 2 days)

 

 

[CHAD]

Must look 17-18 years, (legal 18 ideal) Caucasian Male, high school senior.  CHAD is the leader of the pack of “Jockey-Douchebags”.  A highschool dropout, CHAD can often be found under the bleachers with his cronies smoking a doobie or drinking PBR.  He bullies ZACH and JOSH when they mistakenly take a shortcut by the football field.  His lack of respect also extends to his girlfriend, whom he refers to in the crassest of terms.  *(shoots 1 day)

  

 

[MS. BARRON]

20s, Female Caucsian.  Kind and compassionate, she is the token “hot” teacher in the school.  Ms. Barron wakes up Zach (LEAD) after he falls asleep in her class.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[DR. ARNOLD]

50s-60s Caucasian Male, REAL TEACHER, he teaches AP History, wears glasses, has a beard, well spoken, unique and crotchety.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

 

[TEACHER] 

30s, Caucasian Male.  REAL TEACHER, young guy, wears glasses, wants to do right by the students.  A teacher who talks to Allison (LEAD) after class in the hallway, most likely about that paper that was due two days ago…  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[PRINCIPAL]

50s-60s Caucasian Male.  A friendly, soft and emotional princial.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[SECRETARY]

40-50’s Caucasian Female, interacts with Zach (LEAD) when he tries to find his buddy Josh (LEAD) as he’s worried about his whereabouts and state of mind, after a tragic accident occured.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[GUY 1 ]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Male.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[GUY 2]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Male.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[GIRL 1]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Female. Quick on the tongue, sharper and more astute than  GUY #1 who’s she’s coupled with.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[GIRL 2]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Female. This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[GIRL 3]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Female.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[KID IN BATHROOM] 

13 yrs old, Caucasian Male. Goofy look, contemptible kid in Middle School.  He walks into the bathroom Zach (LEAD) is in, sees him crying, and proceeds to make fun of him until Zach’s had enough.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[SENIOR]

Must look 17-18 years (legal 18 ideal), Male Caucasian. Large and Bulky. A Senior that bumps into Daryl and does not appreciate Daryl’s retort.  He’s the guy that will stick gum in your hair to impress his Junior girlfriend.  Or give you a swirly.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[POLICE OFFICER #1]

40s-50s Male Caucasian, charcacter faces a plus.  These officers are continually returning to the school where strange occurences and disappearances of students take place.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[POLICE OFFICER #2]

30s-40s Male , charcacter faces a plus.  These officers are continually returning to the school where strange occurences and disappearances of students take place.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

[CINDY MAPLES]

Must look 16 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Female, wears way too much makeup, salacious, kind of a bad girl.  *(shoots 1 day)

 

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06
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Voice-Over PSA- GAMING COMMISSION

*Direct booking from self-tapes and required info (see submission instructions below)

*DEADLINE:   9am Monday, 11/9/15

GAMING COMMISSION

Non-Union Voice-Over PSA

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SESSION DATE:  by Friday 11/13/15

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  :30 TV, Radio, Web

RATE:  $750 full buyout, no agency fee

SEEKING:

[Bilingual Spanish-English Voice Artists]

Seasoned actor, adult female or male voice, FLUENT in Enlish and Spanish.  Looking for the voice of a younger parent (mid 20s-mid 30s), someone who can invoke the spirit of the holidays.  Only remote applicants with professional home studio need apply.  

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (see A&B below)- DEADLINE:  9am Monday, 11/9/15

A)  Complete and email info below

  1. name/email/cell/city based
  2. list home studio equipment
  3. agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  4. links to audio work

B)  Submit audio audition

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below) to showcase range, one in English, the other in Spanish (translate copy below).
  2. Send only MP3 or MP4.
  3. DEADLINE to  submit is 9am Monday, 11/9/15

AUDITION COPY

This holiday season, when your kids play with their new gifts, will it sound like this? (Lawn mower sound) or this? (coffee brewing, then being poured).  There are certain gifts that should be left to the grown ups. Scratch off Lottery games are intended for those 18 and older.  So, be sure their gifts sound like this: (Jack in the Box music), or this, (video game sounds) not this: (sound of scratch off ticket being scratched). Please, gift responsibly.  This message is brought to you by the New York State Gaming Commission and New York’s Responsible Play Partnership.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  GAMING VO PSA

 

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05
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: SAG Feature, SUPER DARK TIMES (Local Principal Casting)

REVISED BREAKDOWN (see age range for kids and new adult roles)

*Submission instructions found at bottom of page:

 

SUPER DARK TIMES

SAG Modified Low Budget Feature

Director: Kevin Phillips

Producers: Jett Steiger, Richard Peete

Writers: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

Production:  Neighborhood Watch Films + Team G

Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting  (LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING)

AUDITIONS BY INVITATION ONLY

Audition Dates:  11/11, 11/13, 11/14 (callbacks 11/14)

Audition Location:  Beacon, NY

Shoot dates: starts 11/19 for 4 to 5 weeks 

Location:  Kingston, NY and surrounding vicinities

Rate:  SAG MLB scale ($335/8 hours)

 

SYNOPSIS:

A horrible accident causes a tectonic shift between high school best friends Zach and Josh, spiraling them in different directions. Set in 1990’s suburbia, Super Dark Times is a thriller that explores the twilight zone between adolescence and adulthood, lust and love, bravery and fear, good and evil. 

Director Kevin Phillips’ short proof of concept TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL,  premiered at Cannes this year.  Click or copy/paste links below to learn more:

 SEEKING:

 

[DARYL]

Must look 16-18 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Male.  Older, overweight and a collosal moron.  He is from a lower income family and lives in a duplex by “the pipeline”, while the others live in single family homes.  Daryl enjoys such activities as writing “LOSER” on backpacks, giving “swirlys” to the new kids and searching for old porno magazines in the garbage behind his house.  He is impulsive, has a big mouth and speaks before he thinks.  Daryl would never fight someone bigger than him, and can be instantly submissive if it will save his butt. 

 

[CHARLIE]

Must look 15-16 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Male.  A slight, sharp-eyed kid. He is DARYL’s friend from the nearby Callaway Middle School.  He meets JOSH and ZACH and is accepted into their group.  A master of deadpan sarcasm, Charlie has no qualms about backing down from a dare or a fight, and can tolerate DARYL’S “sense of humor” and even jokes along occasionally.  However, when witnessing a horrific event, he prefers to pretend he never saw anything, and is deadly serious about this pretense. 

 

[CHAD]

Must look 17-18 years, (legal 18 ideal) Caucasian Male, high school senior.  CHAD is the leader of the pack of “Jockey-Douchebags”.  A highschool dropout, CHAD can often be found under the bleachers with his cronies smoking a doobie or drinking PBR.  He bullies ZACH and JOSH when they mistakenly take a shortcut by the football field.  His lack of respect also extends to his girlfriend, whom he refers to in the crassest of terms.  

 

[ASHLEY] 

Female, must look 14 -15 years (legal 18 ideal), any ethnicity. ALLISON’s best friend.  She is not the most popular girl in school, but is still popular.  Warm, complicated, intelligent and from a well-off family, REBCCA throws a hip high school party at her house for Allison’s birthday while her parents are out of town.  She enjoys a bit of trouble and isn’t afraid to try new things.  She may have a crush on Josh (LEAD) or maybe she’s just using him for his ‘connections’.

 

[DENNIS]

Male, Caucasian, 24 yrs old.  Allison’s annoying older brother.  Kind at heart, but masks it with a machismo bravado and always manages to be smoking, DENNIS is a moron who looks like a blue-collar worker.  The typical older brother who interrupts your phone calls and hassles you and your friends.  He has a very hardened exterior and likes to pick on Allison. However when it comes down to it, he cares very deeply for his little sister.  

  

[JOHN WHITCOMB]

Must look 15-16 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Male. Defined in high school by the hip Kool-Aid blue streak in his hair.  He is technically a middle schooler, but has the privilege of hanging-out with the seniors. He’s shorter, punkish and perhaps known to smoke a ton of weed.  He is not in the same social group as ZACH & JOSH however they sometimes attend the same parties and have classes together, and he’s always nice to them.

 

[EUGENE]

Must look 15-16 years (legal 18 ideal), African-American Male.  He has alot of confidence and  swagger, very cool, probably left behind a grade.  Tall and lanky, probably a basketball player and can levitate.

 

 

[MS. BARRON]

20s, Female Caucsian.  Kind and compassionate, she is the token “hot” teacher in the school.  Ms. Barron wakes up Zach (LEAD) after he falls asleep in her class.

 

[DR. ARNOLD]

50s-60s Caucasian Male, he teaches AP History, wears glasses, has a beard, well spoken, unique and crotchety.

 

 

[TEACHER] 

30s, Caucasian Male.  Young guy, wears glasses, wants to do right by the students.  A teacher who talks to Allison (LEAD) after class in the hallway, most likely about that paper that was due two days ago…

 

[PRINCIPAL]

50s-60s Caucasian Male.  A friendly, soft and emotional princial.

 

[SECRETARY]

40-50’s Caucasian Female, interacts with Zach (LEAD) when he tries to find his buddy Josh (LEAD) as he’s worried about his whereabouts and state of mind, after a tragic accident occured.

 

[GUY 1 ]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Male.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.

 

[GUY 2]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Male.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.

 

[GIRL 1]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Female. Quick on the tongue, sharper and more astute than  GUY #1 who’s she’s coupled with.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.

 

[GIRL 2]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Female. This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.

 

[GIRL 3]

LEGAL 18 to play 15-17, Caucasian Female.  This group gossips about the current state of affairs of disappearances and shocking behaviors with students.

 

[KID IN BATHROOM] 

13 yrs old, Caucasian Male. Goofy look, contemptible kid in Middle School.  He walks into the bathroom Zach (LEAD) is in, sees him crying, and proceeds to make fun of him until Zach’s had enough.

 

[SENIOR]

Must look 17-18 years (legal 18 ideal), Male Caucasian. Large and Bulky. A Senior that bumps into Daryl and does not appreciate Daryl’s retort.  He’s the guy that will stick gum in your hair to impress his Junior girlfriend.  Or give you a swirly.

 

[POLICE OFFICER #1]

40s-50s Male Caucasian, charcacter faces a plus.  These officers are continually returning to the school where strange occurences and disappearances of students take place.

 

[POLICE OFFICER #2]

30s-40s Male , charcacter faces a plus.  These officers are continually returning to the school where strange occurences and disappearances of students take place.

 

[TECHNO GOTH]

Must look 16-17 years (legal 18 ideal), Male Caucasian.  Techno goth, just as it sounds and  the more hard core the better.  He gets sent to the Principal’s office for yelling at the Librarian and throwing a box of crayons across the room.

 

[CINDY MAPLES]

Must look 16 years (legal 18 ideal), Caucasian Female, wears way too much makeup, salacious, kind of a bad girl.

 

[JOAN TEMPLETON]

30s, Caucasian Female.  Josh’s (LEAD) mother.  Overworked and underpaid.  One of those mothers who always looks weary.  She loves Josh, but does not always have the time for him.  She likes Zach and considers him a good friend for Josh.  She does NOT allow shoes in the house.

 

 

TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT (no guarantees):

email johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

 

INCLUDE IN EMAIL:

-current selfie (no makeup on teenage girls please, except for those submitting for CINDY MAPLES)

-age and DOB

-height, weight, hair & eye color

-media links showcasing your personality and/or acting work (if available)

 

SUBJECT LINE:  SDT

 

 

 

 

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03
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union VO PSA, “HOLIDAY RADIO”

*Direct booking from self-tapes and required info (see submission instructions below)

*DEADLINE 9 AM MONDAY, 11/9/15

 

HOLIDAY RADIO PSA

Non-Union Voice-Over 

CLIENT:  NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SESSION DATE:  by Friday 11/13/15

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  :30 TV, Radio, Web

RATE:  $600 full buyout, no agency fee

 

SEEKING:

[MALE VOICE]

Seasoned actor, adult male voice, a parent of a 20 something.  The voice of experience with a textured delivery that will cause the listener to pause for a moment… and reflect.  Only remote applicants with professional home studio need apply.  

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (see A&B below)- DEADLINE 9 AM MONDAY, 11/9/15

A)  Complete and email info below

  1. name/email/cell/city based
  2. list home studio equipment
  3. agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  4. links to audio work

B)  Submit audio audition

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below) to showcase range.
  2. Send only MP3 or MP4.
  3. DEADLINE to  submit is 9 AM MONDAY, 11/9/15

AUDITION COPY

This Holiday Season, take the time to really talk to your child about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.  Make them understand never to get into a car with a drunk driver.  Have a good exit strategy in place for getting them out of a sticky situation.  This could be:  a simple coded phone text, extra money for a cab or bus ride home.  Or even becoming the taxi driver yourself.  Because the best present you could ever give your child this Holiday Season….is keeping them safe.  To learn more go to Talk2Prevent.ny.gov. “

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Holiday VO PSA

 

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02
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: SAG Feature “LOVE AFTER LOVE” LOCAL INTERVIEWS- Kingston, NY

“LOVE AFTER LOVE” INTERVIEW – ALL SLOTS FILLED!!!!

Hey Everyone!  There are no slots available for the interview sessions BUT you can still submit (DEADLINE -SUNDAY 12:00PM)  Just go to the link below and follow the self-submission requirements.

 

Thank you!!

 

 

BREAKDOWN LINK:

http://wearebreakthrough.com/breakthrough-casting-sag-feature-seeking-local-principals-and-featured-bg-love-after-love/

 

 

 

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