Tag: Ramaa Mosley

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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23
Jun

BreakThrough Casts in Missouri and Arkansas: TATTERDEMALION

It has been an INCREDIBLE and unforgettable experience getting to know the AMAZING people of Missouri and Arkansas.  Big-hearted, kind, loving, and multi-talented good-ol’-Southern hospitality are all of the things we encountered during our 15 days in MO.  Much love and gratitude to every single person we met on our journey, especially to those who generously opened their homes and spaces for TATTERDEMALION:

In Kansas City, MO–  special thanks to BRAD SLAUGHTER and KATHIE KRIEGER of BARK PRODUCTIONS:  325 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO  64108,  http://www.barkproductions.com/ and our associate producer, JUSTIN GARDNER for all his hard work!

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23
Jun

BreakThrough Casts in Missouri and Arkansas: TATTERDEMALION

It has been an INCREDIBLE and unforgettable experience getting to know the AMAZING people of Missouri and Arkansas.  Big-hearted, kind, loving, and multi-talented good-ol’-Southern hospitality are all of the things we encountered during our 15 days in MO/AR.  Much love and gratitude to every single person we met on our journey, especially to those who generously opened their homes and spaces for TATTERDEMALION:

 

In West Plains, MO– thank you to the charming and handsome, LUCAS TABOR from THE SHOE FACTORY LOFTS, 665 Missouri Avenue, West Plains, MOhttp://www.shoefactory-msu.com/ for your generosity, wonderful Southern hospitality and for putting us up at the most UBER AWESOME housing establishment in West Plains!  We adore you!

 

 

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18
May

Film Casting: TATTERDEMALION

*REVISED SHOOT SCHEDULE* 

 

TATTERDEMALION

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

GENRE
Thriller/Mystery/Drama

 

STATUS
Pre-production

 

SEEKING:  

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

TO SUBMIT:  Fill out template below (MANDATORY)

1)  NAME

2)  CONTACT INFO (cell/email)

3)  CITY/STATE BASED

4)  AGENCY & CONTACT INFO (if applicable)

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

6)  AGE & D.O.B (minors only)

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

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

OR

8a)  ATTACH JPEG OF CURRENT HEADSHOTS/PICS

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

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

 

*INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF-TAPING:

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

-make sure there is no background noise 

-reader should be off camera 

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

-if shooting with cell phone, shoot horizontally 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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08
Jan
08
Jan

MONOLOGUE MIXER SUCCESS!!! (2013)

Huge thank you to the industry folks who spent made MONOLOGUE MIXER a worthwhile event:  Matt Dorcas and Nuby DeLeon of ND Pro Media, Oscar Rivas of Rivaucci, Gaby Allen, Bettina Skye, James Schofield of Lunatic Fringe.  Talent booked from this event:

Paul Dederick- Broken Xmas

Dana Goodknight- Broken Xmas

Madeline Shaw- COLD IN JULY, HITS

Sandra Teller- COLD IN JULY, HITS

Bettina Skye- COLD IN JULY

Joe Polichetti- COLD IN JULY

Lynnete Scire- Xerox

Steve Ferrarie- Xerox

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08
Jan

THE BRASS TEAPOT’S Billy Magnussen nominated for a Tony Award (2013)

Excited to announce that THE BRASS TEAPOT’S Billy Magnussen is nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike!”  Bill played “Arnie” in THE BRASS TEAPOT.  Congratulations!!!

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04
Jan
04
Jan

Casting: The Brass Teapot (2012)

*casting closed*

CASTING:  The Brass Teapot, film

DIRECTOR:  Ramaa Mosley

DATES:  7/25 through 8/25

LOCATION:  Hudson Valley region

RATE:  $500/week

SEEKING:  Non-union Stand-In for Juno Temple- Female, Caucasian, past-shoulders strawberry blonde hair, Height: 5 ft 2 1/2, 110 lbs (approximate), Size 2/4, Bra Size 34D. Pay: Stipend of $500 per week.

Submit headshot/resume/sizes to: pat@break-throughtalent.com

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04
Jan

Casting: The Brass Teapot (2012)

*casting closed*

CASTING:  The Brass Teapot (indie film)

DIRECTOR:  Ramaa Mosley

DATES: 7/18- 8/19

LOCATION:   Hudson Valley region

RATE:  $500/week

SEEKING:

Non-Union Stand-In for Michael Angarano-  Male, Caucasian, Short Brown Hair, 5 ft 6 1/2, 160 lbs (approximate), Suit Size 36S, Shirt Size: Small
Submit headshot/resume/sizes to:  pat@break-throughtalent.com

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