Tag: Short Film

26
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Short Film, AVENUE OF ESCAPE

*SCROLL DOWN FOR SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (INFO AND SELF-TAPE REQUIRED)

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  5 PM Thursday 11/5/15

 

Non-Union Short Film (20 minutes)

PROJECT:  Avenue of Escape

DIRECTOR:  Chistopher Conto

PRODUCTION:  NYS Media Services Center

SHOOT DATES:   November 16th-20th

LOCATION: Albany/Mohawk Valley area

USAGE:  Web only

RATE:  $4,000/5 days/8 hour days + daily lunch+ copy+ credit (no pay for travel, lodging and agency fee)

 

SYNOPSIS:  A short dramatic film embedded with training on how to safely evacuate from a high rise during an emergency.

 

SEEKING:

 

[LIZ JENKINS] 

Female, Caucasian, mid-late 50s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Liz is an office manager who also has 20 years of service in the city’s volunteer fire department.  She has been tasked with updating the fire safety training for the entire agency before reaching retiring at the end of the month.

 

[STEVE SMITH]  

Male, Caucasian, mid 30s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Steve works in accounts payable.  He is loveable but at times can be socially awkward.  Liz recruits him as part of her training team.

 

[HEATHER LIU]

Female, Asian, early 30’s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Heather works in the legal department.  She is ambitious, a work-aholic, and can be quite sarcastic at times.  She is currently working towards a promotion and won’t let anything stand in her way.

 

[MARISSA REYES]

Female, Hispanic, mid-late 20s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Marissa works in the I.T. department and is happiest when she’s rewriting code, or using existing equipment to create something totally “out of the box”.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Fill out all info

B)  Self-tape sides

 

A)  SUBMIT INFO 

1.  name, email, cell, city based

2.  agency, email, cell

3. height, weight, hair & eye color

4.  CURRENT headshot (jpeg), UPDATED resume (pdf)

5.  links to view acting work (PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE)

 

B)  SELF-TAPE SIDES (scoll to bottom of page)

1.  Please self-tape the below sides and give us two (2) very different reads so the director can see your range possibilities.  Also, the following link has proven useful in assisting talent’s self-tape quality:  http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/8-tips-make-your-self-taped-audition-look-its-best/

2.  Self-tape CAMERA READY (in complete hair, makeup and wardrobe) with lines MEMORIZED.

2.  Submit MP4s, MP3s, or .MOV only, please.

 

EMAIL:

dana@wearebreakthrough.com (LIZ & STEVE only)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (HEATHER & MARISSA only)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

AVENUE OF  ESCAPE/role name

 

AUDITION SIDES

 

LIZ

I know what you’re thinking.  It’s going to happen to someone else and not me….am I right? Well, I wish I wasn’t. But it’s not surprising.  Fire is after all the greatest, but least recognized threat to the population…in almost any setting…hands-down. Did you know that fire kills someone every 2 hours 42 seconds… that over a million fires occur every year in the U.S., or that a fire department responds to a fire every 25 seconds?  Probably not.  So why don’t you stick around for a bit and join our group as an observer.

 

STEVE

Hi. Liz said you might be stopping by.  So I just started doing some research on the characteristics of fire, and these four words keep coming up.  Fast, Dark, Hot and Deadly…so I created a little quiz.  It’s not as fancy as Marissa’s hologram.  But I think it drives the point home. Want to give a try?  (pauses) good.

 

MARISSA

Pretty cool..right? (addresses camera)  So, my topic area was “Know your Building”. So I took a look at our buildings blueprints last week, with the idea of setting up a demonstration that illustrates the built-in safety features for most steel constructed commercial buildings….and here it is. So Steve, what’s the first thing that really sticks out to you?

 

HEATHER

Let’s say that a fire started on the 12th floor of our building. We call that the fire floor. Our evacuation plan is like many high rise commercial buildings in that in addition to the fire floor, floors above and below are evacuated to a safe place in the building.  In our case, because of the way our alarm is programmed, a fire on the 12th floor would mean that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th floors would evacuate to the 9th floor. In some buildings it’s only three floors; which is another reason to know the plan.

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20
Jan

Strange Bird – Short Film (2014)

Congratulations to Patrick Clark for nailing the principal role of Simon, a sociopath, in the new short film, Strange Bird.  Strange Bird questions the nature of evil.  Where does it come from? What does it look like? Most importantly, can it be stopped?

Patrick Clark - Simon Strange Bird

Patrick Clark – Simon
Strange Bird

Also, thank you to  Daniel Mecca and Conor O’Donnell for trusting BreakThrough with your film.  To learn more about Strange Bird check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strange-Bird/215916665257878 and follow their progress.