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22
Jun

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC & FL: SAG-AFTRA Student Film, ESTE NINO LINDO

*Email required info AND self-tape audition (see below for instructions)
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*Deadline to submit is 1:00PM, Wednesday, 6/28/17

 

SAG-AFTRA STUDENT FILM

 

PROJECT NAME:  Este Nino Lindo
PRODUCER:  Mary McCune
DIRECTOR:  Christian Fernandez
WRITER:  Christian Fernandez
FILM SCHOOL:  Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema of Brooklyn College
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATES:  8/16-8/26/17 (TBD)
LOCATION:  Key West, FL
AUDITION DATE:  Self-Tape
CALLBACKS:  Wednesday, 7/5/2017 (LIVE SESSION NYC and SKYPE)
RATE:  $125/*10 hrs + 20% agency fee + lodging + travel + meals + copy + credit
*work hours per Florida Child Labor Laws will be followed

 

LOG LINE:  After a man and his daughter escape Cuba on a makeshift raft, their lives and relationship are tested like never before.  STUDENT THESIS FILM written and directed by Christian Fernandez- http://www.christianjfernandez.com/film/

 

SEEKING:  

 

PLEASE NOTE – A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.

 

[MARCIEL] 

Male, 35-45 yrs, Hispanic/Latino, Cuban descent a BIG PLUS, MANDATORY bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish.  (NOTE:  A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.)

Marciel has lived a difficult life.  However hardened by his past, his eyes still reflect hope and that hope is captured by his love for his daughter.  She is all he has left in this world and will stop at nothing to ensure her a brighter future.  He is torn by his decision to set them on a perilous flight from Cuba aboard an unsteady raft to secure that future.   LEAD

 

[PERLA] 

Girl, 6-10 yrs (or younger looking 10+ yrs), Hispanic/Latina, Cuban descent a BIG PLUS, MANDATORY bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish.  (NOTE:  A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.)

Perla is a young, imaginative, and intelligent little girl. She asks insightful questions and while she feels she understands her father, she misses seeing him happy.  The two of them drifting in a tenuous raft from Cuba, she finds that, while she trusts her father, she is frightened by how he is being shaped by their treacherous journey. She doesn’t recognize him and she doesn’t understand why.  LEAD

 

SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO AND SELF-TAPE:

 

*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*Deadline to submit is 1:00 PM Wednesday, 6/28/17

 

Email the required info below AND your self-tape (video audition):

1)  name/email/cell/location base
2)  agency name/email/cell (if applicable)
3)  current height/weight/age (age for minors only)
4)  attach current headshots & updated resumes
5)  link(s) to acting reels (MANDATORY FOR ADULTS, BIG PLUS FOR MINORS)
6)  self-tape audition (MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE, SEE ROLES BELOW)
 

MARCIEL SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS 
Prior to self-taping, carefully read the role description above as well as the Script Reference Pages,
and use them ONLY AS ACTING REFERENCES, then in your video audition:
a)  slate (state your name and agency, if applicable)
b)  state your height/weight/location base
c)  zoom out- full body shot and profiles
d)  zoom in- headshot (shoulder to top of head) and perform the following:
e)  As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish describing your love for your wife 
f)  As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish describing your love for your  daughter
g) As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish, describing your decision to take to the water
 

PERLA SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS 
Prior to self-taping, carefully read the role description above as well as the Script Reference Pages,
and use them ONLY AS ACTING REFERENCES, then in your video audition:
a)  slate (state your name and agency, if applicable)
b)  state your age/height/weight
c)  state your location base
d)  zoom out for full body shot and full body profiles
e)  zoom in for headshot (shoulder to top of head) and perform the following:
f)  in English, describe the scariest moment in your life
g)  in English or Spanish, describe the happiest moment in your life, in English or Spanish
h)  in Spanish only (mandatory) write AND read a short poem about the ocean

 

EMAIL:

 

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (role of PERLA)
dana@wearebreakthrough.com (role of MARCIEL)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

 

Este Nino Lindo

 

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08
Jun

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Industrial- Meet the Doctor 4

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT:  Health Quest
PROJECT NAME:  Meet the Doctor 4
PRODUCER:  Tara Latorre
DIRECTOR:  Edward Roy
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  J6 MediaWorks
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Hyde Park, NY (mandatory self-report by car only)
DATE:  Wednesday 6/21/17 (see roles below)
USAGE:  Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (full buyout)
TALENT RATE:  $300/4 hrs paid NET 30 (no travel pay/no agency fee)

 

 

SEEKING:

 

[PATIENT 1]

Female or Male, age 40-60 yrs, ALL ETHNICITIES, very active, outdoorsy, athletic.  Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots Wednesday 6/21/17 from 9am – 12pm.

 
[PATIENT 2]

Male, 30-40 yrs, Caucasian.  Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots Wednesday 6/21/17 from 1pm-4pm.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Email the info below AND your self-tape before 5 PM Saturday, 6/10/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (acting reels a BIG PLUS)

 

2.  Self-tape the following *video audition and submit before 5pm Saturday, 6/10/17

*Videos filmed with mobile device or tablet are acceptable as long as the audio quality is good. PLEASE turn the device to the horizontal position only. Auditions filmed vertically will be rejected.

  • Dress is polished, FITTED attire (no layers).  Makeup and hair- natural yet polished.
  • Slate (name & agency), state location base AND, “I confirm that I can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Hyde Park, NY”.
  • State height, weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles- WE MUST CLEARLY SEE YOUR PHYSIQUE.
  • ZOOM IN for headshot.  FOR MEN, please state if you are willing to be clean shaven.
  • In 30 seconds, share your favorite form of exercise and why.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 4

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09
May

BreakThrough Casting- Los Angeles: Non-Union Live Event, XEROX

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  10pm Friday, 5/12
*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

 

NON-UNION LIVE EVENT

 

CLIENT:  Xerox
PRODUCER:  ​Christa Trinler
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Velocity Productions
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
AUDITION DATE:  Direct Booking from self-tape/headshots/reels
CALLBACKS:  N/A
LOCATION:  Los Angeles, CA
DATE:  Thursday May 25th, 2017
TIME:  8:45 AM- 4:00 PM (includes morning rehearsal)
USAGE:   Live Event, b-roll for internal communications, or in a highlights video to promote event in other cities
RATE:  $600/8 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE)

 

SEEKING: 

 

[BROTHER DOMINIC]
30s-40s, Caucasian Male with brown curly hair who looks similar to the reference pictures below.  TALENT MUST BE ABLE AND WILLING TO HAVE FUN PORTRAYING THESE CHARACTERS AND is comfortable with socializing with guests.  Talent will help with the on stage “reveal’ of the new products and be on hand to have their photo taken with attendees.  Talent WILL NOT NEED TO LEARN LINES.
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[ABBOTT]
60s-70s, Caucasian Male, balding with silver hair who looks similar to the reference pictures below.  TALENT MUST BE ABLE AND WILLING TO HAVE FUN PORTRAYING THESE CHARACTERS AND is comfortable with socializing with guests.  Talent will help with the on stage “reveal’ of the new products and be on hand to have their photo taken with attendees.  Talent WILL NOT NEED TO LEARN LINES.
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[MONK #2]
Late 50s-60s, Caucasian Male, balding with gray hairwho looks similar to the reference pictures below.  TALENT MUST BE ABLE AND WILLING TO HAVE FUN PORTRAYING THESE CHARACTERS AND is comfortable with socializing with guests.  Talent will help with the on stage “reveal’ of the new products and be on hand to have their photo taken with attendees.  Talent WILL NOT NEED TO LEARN LINES.
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 SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:  *DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  10pm Friday, 5/12

 

A)  Email required info below
  • name/email/cell/agency contact info (if applicable)
  • current height & weight
  • location base & zipcode
  • current headshots, resume & links to reels (mandatory)
  • self-tape audition below (mandatory)
B)  self-tape audition copy
  • slate (state name and agency)
  • state current height & weight
  • state, “I confirm that I can self-report BY CAR”
  • zoom out for full body shot and profiles, zoom in (headshot) for audition read
  • audition copy-  use the reference link and give us a natural read to portray the character you are auditioning for AND HAVE FUN WITH IT
C)  audition copy (REFERENCE LINK:  https://youtu.be/IKGq_w56RnQ)
  • “A page isn’t meant to be bound or locked away from all to see.  Pages should be living breathing constantly evolving  containers  of information.  Places where people from here, there and everywhere come to meet and collaborate.  To think together, make together, debate together, create together.  Working, connecting and communicating.  In the way we were all meant to:  freely.”

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Xerox, L.A.

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05
May

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – NY – Saratoga State Park, NY: Non-Union Industrial, “TRAIL OF THE SUPERVISOR”

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES/HEADSHOTS/REELS
*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  5pm Wednesday, 5/10/17

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

 

PROJECT:  Trail of the Supervisor
CLIENT:  NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER)
DIRECTOR:  Natalia Briggs
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
AUDITION: Self Tape
LOCATION:  Saratoga State Park (must self-report by car)
SHOOT DATES:  TBD  (Tentative June 6, 7, 8/See ROLES for number of days needed)
USAGE:   Internal Use Only (full buyout)
RATE:  See roles below

 

SEEKING:

 

[KATE – NEW PARK SUPERVISOR]

Female, Caucasian, late 20’s. Her character is spunky and motivated as she was just promoted to supervisor.

RATE: $1,950 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

 (Click to download sides: KATE SIDE 1, KATE SIDE 2)

 

[SCOTT – KATE’S BOSS]

Male, Caucasian, late 30’s early 40’s. His character is Kate’s mentor, kind and knowledgeable.

RATE: $1,300 flat fee total for 2 days (8 hour days) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

  (Click to download side: SCOTT SIDE)

 

[GREG – PARK EMPLOYEE]

Male, Caucasian, early 20’s. His character is young and innocent.  Loves his job.

RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE) MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

 (Click to download side:  GREG SIDE)

 

[JOSH – PARK EMPLOYEE]

Male, Caucasian, late 20’s – early 30’s.  His character is angry and not in a good place in life. Needs guidance.

RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

(Click to download side: JOSH SIDE)

 

[SHEILA – EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COUNSELOR]

Female, African America, early 40’s.  Educated and friendly counselor.

RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

(Click to download side: SHEILA SIDE)

 

[ALEXIS – PARK TOUR GUIDE]
Female, Hispanic, early 20’s.  A real “trailblazer”, Alexis has a strong viewpoint and is passionate about her job.
RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)
(ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

SYNOPSIS:  A newly appointed supervisor is tasked with leading a group of park workers and learns what it takes to successfully manage a team.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

A)  Complete and email the information below (1-6) along with your self-tape audition.  See roles (above) for downloadable sides.  Deadline is 5 pm, Wednesday, 5/10/17
  1.  1. name/email/cell/location base
  2.  2. current height/weight
  3.  3. confirm that you can self-report BY CAR to Saratoga State Park, NY
  4.  4. agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  5.  5. professional reels
  6.  6. recent headshot

 

B)  Self-Tape, Slate & Profiles
 – Self-tape the copy associated with the role you are auditioning for above, then
– Slate – state your name, agency (if applicable), height/weight, your location base and role you are auditioning for
– confirm that you can self-report to Saratoga State Park, NY BY CAR
– zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles

 

C) Self-Tape Audition Tips
-memorize copy as much as possible
-look straight into camera
-should you require a little help, check out this article 0n how to self-tape your audition:

 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

 

SUBJECT LINE:  Trail of the Supervisor

 

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14
Apr

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Health Quest Print- Bariatrics, RUSH CASTING

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES/HEADSHOTS/REELS
*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  5pm Monday, 4/17/17

 

Project:   PRINT
Client:   HEALTH QUEST
Casting Director:   BREAKTHROUGH CASTING
Shoot Location:   RHINEBECK, NY (must self-report by car only)
Shoot Date:   WEDNESDAY, 4/19/17
Usage:    PRINT, BILLBOARD & WEB (full buyout)
Rate:    $500/4 hrs, paid NET 30 (no travel pay, no agency fee)

 

SEEKING:

 

[BARIATRIC PATIENTS]
Male or Female, 30-50 years old, any ethnicity, MUST BE VERY OVERWEIGHT TO VERY OBESE.  Talent will interact with doctor and bariatric coordinator in consultation setting/office/exam room.

 

EMAIL REQUIRED INFO & SELF-TAPE:

*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  5pm Monday, 4/17/17
  1. name/cell/email/location base
  2. agency info (if applicable)
  3. current height & weight
  4. attach current headshots/resume/reels
  5. attach SELF-TAPE (mandatory):
  • Dress casual with natural yet polished makeup and hair.  Wear fitted clothes so we can see your physique.
  • Slate (name & agency), state your location base
  • State on camera, “I confirm that I can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Rhinebeck, NY”.
  • State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles.
  • ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head).
  • Share a quick remedy or words of wisdom (no more than 30 seconds) that’s worked for you.

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  HQ Bariatrics

 

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10
Apr

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Industrial, MEET THE DOCTOR 3

*Email required info below with your self-tape audition before 5 PM Wednesday, 4/12/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT: Health Quest
PROJECT NAME: Meet the Doctor 3
PRODUCER: Tara Latorre
DIRECTOR: Edward Roy
PRODUCTION COMPANY: J6 MediaWorks
CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION: Hopewell Junction, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
DATE: Tuesday 4/25/17
USAGE: Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (FULL BUYOUT)
TALENT RATE: $300/4 hrs paid NET 30 (NO TRAVEL PAY/NO AGENCY FEE)

SEEKING:

[MALE PATIENT]
Male, 45-65 yrs, Caucasian. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[FEMALE PATIENT]
Female, 30s, any ethnicity, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS A BIG PLUS. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

-Email the info below AND your self-tape before 5 PM Wednesday, 4/12/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (acting reels a BIG PLUS)
  •  self-tape instructions (5 PM Wednesday, 4/12/17 DEADLINE)

1.  Dress casual with natural yet polished makeup and hair
2.  Slate (name & agency), state your location base and

3.  State on camera, “I confirm that I can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Hopewell Junction, NY”.
4.  State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles
5.  ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head)

6.  Share a quick remedy or words of wisdom (no more than 30 seconds) that’s worked for you.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 2

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06
Apr

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region: Non-Union Industrial, MEET THE DOCTOR 2

*Email required info below with your self-tape audition before 5 PM Sunday, 4/9/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL
CLIENT:  Health Quest
PROJECT NAME:  Meet the Doctor 2
PRODUCER:  Tara Latorre
DIRECTOR:  Edward Roy
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  J6 MediaWorks
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Rhinebeck, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
DATE:  Thursday 4/20/17
USAGE:  Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (FULL BUYOUT)
TALENT RATE: $300/4 hrs paid NET 30 (NO TRAVEL PAY/NO AGENCY FEE)

 

SEEKING:

 

[BARIATRICS PATIENT]
Female, 40s, any ethnicity, MUST BE VERY OVERWEIGHT TO VERY OBESE.  Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots 9am-12pm on Thursday, 4/20/17

 

[PATIENT]
Male or Female, 50- 60 years old, any ethnicity. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.  Shoots 1pm-4pm on on Thursday, 4/20/17
 
 
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

-Email the info below AND your self-tape before 5 PM Sunday, 4/9/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (acting reels a BIG PLUS)
  •  self-tape instructions (5 PM Sunday, 4/9/17 DEADLINE)

1.  Dress casual with natural yet polished makeup and hair
2.  Slate (name & agency), state your location base and

3.  State on camera, “I confirm that I can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Rhinebeck, NY”.
4.  State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles
5.  ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head)

6.  Share a quick remedy or words of wisdom (no more than 30 seconds) that’s worked for you.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 2

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15
Mar

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: HQMP Print Casting

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  10am Saturday, 3/18/17
*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

PROJECT:  HQMP Print
CLIENT:  Health Quest
AD AGENCY:  Seiden Advertising
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
AUDITION:  Direct Booking from self-tape/headshot/resume/reels
LOCATION: Poughkeepsie, NY OR Rhinebeck, NY (see roles below)
DATE: 3/23, 3/29, 3/30 (see roles below)
USAGE: Print, Billboard, Web (full buyout)
RATE: $500/4 hrs, paid NET 90

 

SEEKING:

[FEMALE PATIENT]
Female, mid to late 30s, Hispanic, Latina talent with brown or black hair. Normal build, height/weight proportionate or slightly overweight.  Talent will chat with the compassionate healthcare provider during the shoot, as they’ll be acting out a faux exam/health evaluation.  Must provide casual (no t-shirts) and business casual wardrobe options (as you would dress for a doctor’s appointment).  Shoots Thursday 3/23 in Poughkeepsie, NY from 3-5pm. Must self-report by car (mandatory).

[MALE PATIENT]
Male, mid to late 30s, Caucasian. Normal build, height/weight proportionate or slightly overweight.  Talent will chat with the compassionate healthcare provider during the shoot, as they’ll be acting out a faux exam/health evaluation.  Must provide casual (no t-shirts) and business casual wardrobe options (as you would dress for a doctor’s appointment).  Shoots Wednesday 3/29 in Poughkeepsie OR Rhinebeck NY (TBD) from 12-2 pm.  Must self-report by car (mandatory).

[ELDERLY PATIENT]
Female or Male, age 60-79, Caucasian, with gray and/or salt pepper hair color.  Normal build, height/weight proportionate or slightly overweight.  Talent will chat with the compassionate healthcare provider during the shoot, as they’ll be acting out a faux exam/health evaluation.  Must provide casual (no t-shirts) and business casual wardrobe options (as you would dress for a doctor’s appointment).  Shoots Thursday 3/30 in Poughkeepsie OR Rhinebeck NY (TBD) from 2-4:30 pm.  Must self-report by car (mandatory).

 

TO SUBMIT, EMAIL INFO AND ATTACH SELF-TAPE:

  1. name/cell/email/location base
  2. current height & weight
  3. attach current commercial headshot/pic & resume
  4. include commercial links/acting reels
  5. attach self-tape (see instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. state name and agency (if applicable)
  2. state current height, weight and location base
  3. state, “I confirm that I can self-report BY CAR to either Poughkeepsie or Rhinebeck, NY (depending on role)
  4. zoom in for close up (shoulder to top of head), zoom out for full body and full body profiles

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  10am Saturday, 3/18/17
*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  HQMP PRINT

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03
Mar

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: Non-Union Student Film, PONY BAR

*Email required info below with your self-tape audition (click on SIDES next to role names below)
*Deadline to submit is 9am Wednesday, 3/8/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered

 

NON-UNION STUDENT FILM

 

PROJECT NAME:  Pony Bar
PRODUCER:  Tom Bentey
DIRECTOR:  Kristen Garris
WRITERS:  Jeremy St. Romain & Kristen Garris
CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATES:  3/23-3/27/17
LOCATION:  NY & NJ
AUDITION DATE:  Self-Tape
CALLBACKS:  3/13
RATE:  $100/ 8 hrs + 10% talent agent fee, meals + copy + credit

 

LOG LINE:  A shallow New York photojournalist strikes up an unlikely romance with a local girl in the small, rural American town in which he is working until he learns a surprising secret about her life that quickly throws their relationship off-kilter.
Please visit www.kristengarris.com for more info on the director.

 

SEEKING:  

 

*The roles of DAVID and JOCELYN require semi-nudity.  Please carefully read their character descriptions for full details.
 

*[DAVID] 

Male, 20’s, Caucasian but open to other ethnicities who identify with this role.  David is the protagonist of the film. A native New Yorker from Brooklyn.  He is liberal yet nervous and shy, longing for more of a connection with people.  He is educated and makes good money as a photographer.  His character arc is learning to be less uptight and judgmental and more of an open-minded man, who is learning to check his privilege in all senses of the word. This role has a semi-nude scene where David and Jocelyn start undressing, but never follow through, due to an unexpected interruption.  LEAD

(click to download sides:   DAVID SIDE 1, DAVID SIDE 2)
 

*[JOCELYN] 

Female, early 20s, any ethnicity.  Jocelyn is a single mother, born and raised in the small rural town in which the film takes place. Beautiful but slightly worn looking beyond her years, she is definitely the kind of woman who has been through the ringer in life, but is wise enough to hold her own and is confident in her own skin and has a specific kind of allure to her.  She is the strong, smart, confident counterpoint to David’s insecure, nervous self.  That being said, the reason she is so smart and confident is because she has learned a lot of hard knock life lessons over the years.  AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN ACCENT REQUIRED.  This role has a semi-nude scene where Jocelyn and David start undressing, but never follow through, due to an unexpected interruption.  LEAD

(click to download sides:  JOCELYN SIDE 1, JOCELYN SIDE 2)
 

[CLYDE] 

Male, age 50s-60s, Caucasian.  Super old school, kind-hearted southerner and who has been a bartender for decades. AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN ACCENT REQUIRED.  FEATURED

(click to dowload side:   CLYDE SIDE)
 

[MIKE]  

Male, 20s, any ethnicity.  David’s friend and colleague, much nicer person with a less cynical view of people.  An experienced reporter and observer, he’s been around the block and is more sure of himself.  Think the series VICE.  Would be at home on the front of a war or a garden party.  FEATURED

(click to download side:  MIKE SIDE)

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

*Email required info below with your self-tape audition (see roles for downloadable sides)
*Deadline to submit is 9am Wednesday, 3/8/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered

 

1)  name/email/cell/location base
2)  agency name/email/cell (if applicable)
3)  current height & weight
4)  current headshots & updated resumes
5)  acting reels
6)  self-tape auditions (see roles for downloadable sides)

 

EMAIL:
johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (roles JOCELYN and CLYDE only)
dana@wearebreakthrough.com (roles DAVID and MIKE only)

 

SUBJECT LINE:
Pony Bar
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28
Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region: Non-Union Industrial, HEALTH QUEST

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT: Health Quest

PROJECT NAME: Meet the Doctor

PRODUCER: Tara Latorre

DIRECTOR: Edward Roy

PRODUCTION COMPANY: J6 MediaWorks

CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION: Direct Booking from Self-Tapes/Headshots/Resumes/Reels

SHOOT LOCATION: Carmel, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

SHOOT DATE: Thursday, March 9th
USAGE: Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (FULL BUYOUT) TALENT RATE: $300/4 hrs paid NET 30

SEEKING:

[SENIOR PATIENT]

Male or Female, looks age 65+, any ethnicity, GRAY HAIR, healthy, active and vibrant. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[PRE-DIABETIC PATIENT]

Male or Female, ages 40-60 years, any ethnicity, overweight. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[PATIENT 1]

Male or Female, ages 18-35 years, any ethnicity, healthy, active and fit. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

-Email the info below AND your self-tape before 9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (reels a BIG PLUS)
  •  self-tape instructions (9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17 DEADLINE)

1.  Dress casual with natural yet polished makeup and hair
2.  Slate (name & agency), state your location base and CONFIRM that you can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Carmel, NY
3.  State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles
4.  ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head)

5.  Share a quick remedy or words of wisdom (no more than 30 seconds) that’s worked for you.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 1

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