Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CASTING FOR FEATURE FILM

Casting Directors: Marcus Smith, Alaina Boyett, Landon Horstman
Audition Dates: 2/21/2009

Shoot/Start Date: April 6th, 2009
Pay Rate: Non- Union, Non-Paying
Location: Columbia, MO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CASTING CALL FOR FEATURE FILM, “ VENGANZA AZTECA”
Columbia, MO – Feb.12, 2009

On Feb. 21st, 2009, a casting call will be held for a new feature film,
directed by Aaron Crozier and starring Mil Mascaras, the famed Luchadore
wrestler, entitled, “Venganza Azteca.” A sequel to the hugely popular film,
“Mil Mascaras Vs. The Aztec Mummy,” Venganza Azteca follows the
continuing adventures of Mil Mascaras as he faces his biggest threat yet.
After a break-in at his campus storage facility, a college professor
calls upon his old friend and world hero, Mil Mascaras, to come investigate.
Meanwhile, a group of visiting luchadore wrestlers begins to disappear,
one luchadore at a time. After several encounters with police, ninjas, Aztec
warriors, and possessed sorority girls, Mil starts to realize these crimes are
interwoven and that he faces an ancient evil more dangerous than anything
he's faced before!

Casting call will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21st, 2009 from 9:00 a.m -
3:00 p.m at the Corner Playhouse located at the northeast corner of Hitt &
University in Columbia, MO. All actors must bring a current headshot and
acting resume for the auditions. All talent auditioning will perform a cold
reading of selected sides from the script against other talent. All
auditioners must be 18 years or older to be considered.
No appointment necessary; First come, first served basis. We will be
recording the auditions for in-house use only. Casting breakdown is listed
below:

Dr. Ruth Stennis
Upper 30's to mid 50's
Female, any ethnicity, long hair that looks good worn up, slender build, average
height, may need to provide own wardrobe and apply own makeup
A sexy, smart, monocle-wearing, scientist who has eyes for Mil Mascaras. As
the investigation continues, the Professor becomes more and more caught up
with his own self-doubts and Dr. Stennis steps in to provide assistance in
catching the perpetrators. She is confident, focused, and independent.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/13, 4/14, 4/17, 4/20, 4/25, 4/27, 4/30 - SUBJECT TO
CHANGE

Chief Sanders
Mid 40's to mid 60's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven or nice stubble
The chief of the city police - he is tough and feels insulted when asked to
cooperate with campus police. Mil Mascaras is a personal hero of his but that
won't stop Chief Sanders from performing his duties.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/11, 4/13, 4/17, 4/20, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Chief Reynolds
Mid 30's to mid 40's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven or nice stubble, athletic build
The campus counterpart to Chief Sanders - very dutiful, very respectful of Mil
Mascaras. Less seasoned, but also does not appreciate the city police butting in
on his jurisdiction.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/8, 4/9, 4/11, 4/13, 4/17, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Skyler
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, slender build, average height, may
need to provide own wardrobe
Average looking frat boy - works as Professor's assistant but he's most interested
in seeming cool to his peers - also a bit of a "mama's boy" and this has made him
a bit reluctant to break rules that his peers think less of breaking - but Skyler is
really seeking acceptance.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/6, 4/8, 4/9, 4/15, 4/23, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Morris
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, skinny build, above average height,
may need to provide own wardrobe
The smartest of the frat boys - takes things a bit more seriously than the rest.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/9, 4/15, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tad
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, athletic build, below average height,
may need to provide own wardrobe
Wild looking frat boy - a total follower but very overly enthusiastc about
everything the group agrees to.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/9, 4/15, 4/21, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Skip
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, athletic build, average or above
average height, may need to provide own wardrobe
The jock of the gang, he's long on muscle, short on brains.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/9, 4/15, 4/23, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 4/30, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Dakota
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short or shoulder-length hair, stubble or small
mustache/beard/goatee, above average height, may need to provide own
wardrobe
A little more willing to stand out than the rest of the gang, more daring.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/27, 4/28, 5/1, 5/2 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Cindy
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Female, any ethnicity, shoulder-length or longer hair, slender build, may need to
provide own wardrobe and apply own makeup
Cindy starts as an innocent but vain sorority girl and ends up becoming
possessed, becoming a seductive enemy for Mil- good range required.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/15, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sarah
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Female, any ethnicity, shoulder-length or longer hair, may need to provide own
wardrobe and apply own makeup
Sarah begins as a flirtatious sorority girl and, after being possessed, becomes
very sinister - good range required.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/15, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Team Leader
Lower 20's to lower 30's
Male, caucasian, short hair, full mustache preferred, knowledge of martial arts
and/or tumbling a plus
Team Leader is the leader of a dojo on campus - views all students as punk kids
unless he personally has had the chance to whip them into shape - becomes
possessed later but personality changes very little - he becomes more docile
towards the Aztec Chief and frat boys.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/16, 4/22, 4/23, 4/27, 4/30 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Football Player
Mid 20's to upper 30's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, athletic build, average or above
average height, ability to provide own wardrobe a plus, knowledge of martial arts
and/or tumbling a plus
Football Player is a former football star that was asked to participate in the
homecoming parade - he was kidnapped by the frat kids and we first see him in
their makeshift prison - he's a man of action and is ready to punish his captors
once he is released.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/11, 4/23, 4/24 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Luchadores
Mid 20's to mid 40's
Male, any ethnicity, clean shaven, athletic build, ability to provide own wardrobe
a plus, knowledge of martial arts and/or tumbling a plus
Multiple luchadores will play in this film, several have featured appearances and
some lines - on-screen combat will play a big part in these roles.
As of 2-11-09, they are needed for the following dates:
VARIETY OF DATES - 4/10, 4/11, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24 are important dates -
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Officer Patrick
Mid 20's to mid 40's
Male, any ethnicity, clean shaven, average build, average height
Officer Patrick is a city patrolman who gets a slightly inflated ego for bringing Mil
in - this deflates quickly when Patrick realizes everyone loves Mil.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/10, 4/20 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Officer McNally
Mid 20's to early 30's
Any gender, any ethnicity, clean shaven, average build, average height
Officer McNally is a campus police officer.
As of 2-11-09, s/he is needed for the following dates:
4/9 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Officer Velazquez
Upper 20's to upper 30's
Female, dark complexion preferred, ability to cry on camera preferred, may need
to apply own makeup
Officer Velazquez is a city officer who tears up while booking Mil at the station.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/20 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Worker
Mid 30's to mid 60's
Male, grizzled look
Worker at the power plant.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/17 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Speaker
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Any gender, any ethnicity, pure all-American look
Student speaker at a homecoming rally - needs to be able to project his/her
voice.
As of 2-11-09, s/he is needed for the following dates:
4/6 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Woman Passerby
Mid 20's or older
Female, any ethnicity, ability to scream bloody murder required
Woman who happens to witness battle between luchadores and ninjas.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/22 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday, February 05, 2009

LOCAL WEB SHOWS CASTING

I just received this e-mail:

We are looking for volunteer actors between the ages of 20-40 for various roles (please see below). This is an independent project we will provide a copy of the show on DVD as well as food and drink on shooting days. There will be no pay associated with this job. All Actors are welcome regardless of experience but more consideration will be given to actors with experience working in television and film.

Auditions will be held at Lindenwood University
Thursday February 12, 2009 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm
Saturday February 14, 2009 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm

Young Studio Auditorium
209 South Kingshighway Saint Charles, MO 63301


Casting Actors for:
Show 1- “The Cobalt Canary”: Living in a city where crime has been declared illegal, two supper heroes try to find their place in the world.

Cobalt Canary: is a 20 something out of work super hero that is starting to loose it. He has been forced to work as a forklift operator now that he can not fight crime and is struggling to cope with the loss of action in his life.

Day Man: is a 20 something out of work super hero. He works as a dish washer in a diner and tries to stop Cobalt’s plan to get back into crime fighting.

Kim: Cobalt’s 20 something girlfriend and support group.

Liquor Store Dude: a store clerk who likes that there isn’t any crime and is annoyed by Cobalt’s angst.

News Anchor 1 & News Anchor 2: presenters of a news broadcast involving a segment on a ice skating chimp and a farewell including Happy No Crime Day.

Nerd 1 & Nerd 2: Two Emo kids that Cobalt mistakes as drug dealing criminals

Show 2- “Day One”: Challenged to choose between alcohol and his girlfriend, Charlie is forced to battle his demons and search for the meaning in life.

Charlie: is a twenty-five year old alcoholic. He works for an ad agency, making a good living for a guy his age. He’s fairly introverted, enjoying the company of his girlfriend, but perfectly content being by himself.

Veronika: is Charlie’s twenty-three year old girlfriend. She’s the opposite of Charlie – she goes to college, has many friends, is very outgoing and assertive. She has an insatiable lust for life and strives to experience everything it has to offer. Veronika loves Charlie, but tells him she’s leaving him if he doesn’t ease up with the alcohol.

Jack: is Charlie’s best friend. They’ve known each other practically their entire lives. Jack supports Charlie but is a little annoyed with his relationship with Veronika – he feels like a third wheel. Like Veronika, Jack is a student at college.

Charlie’s Dad: is a recovering alcoholic. As Charlie puts it, though, he was always a “fun drunk.” The dad is a character of knowledge and wisdom. He speaks from experience.

Charlie’s Mom: is passionate. She’s been through a lot with this family. Along with Dad, she’s very supportive.


For more information or directions please contact Elise Burnette at elisecoulter@yahoo.com

**We are also looking for volunteers to work as production assistants and hair and make-up personnel. If interested please contact Elise Burnette at elisecoulter@yahoo.com with a list of qualifications.