Monday, April 10, 2017

Casting Notice: Seeking non-union talent for locally produced "Namaste"

Forwarding this casting notice from Christine Altan:

Seeking Non Union talent for the Independent Film: Namaste

Told through the eyes of multiple couples, a story of interconnectedness unfolds as Chrysta opens herself to the possibility of love. Brief encounters reveal the invisible current that eventually leads to the moment she lays eyes on her future. Interweaving natural elements and surroundings, Namaste takes you on a moving visual journey of loss and love.

Written & Directed by Christine Altan, this short film (approx 10 minutes) will be produced in conjunction with the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation. The professional crew will include DP Jonathon Millman, an Emmy and Telly award winning cinematographer. https://www.jamillman.com/. The majority of scenes will be shot with a Steadicam.

The cast list is below.
For audition consideration, please respond to altanfilms@gmail.com with:
Name and contact info
Headshot and resume
Link to an online portfolio (if you have one)
Subject Line of your response should indicate the role for which you would like to be considered, and your name
Ex. Subject: CHARLES: your name
* MINORS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY A PARENT *

All submissions will be reviewed. Production will reach out to those whom they would like to invite to audition. Auditions are planned for April 23 in Newburyport MA

Shoot Dates are June 10 - 11 in Exeter NH.

Weather contingency shoot dates include June 9 and/or 12, and will be declared if necessary as timing gets closer.

There will be one rehearsal date (TBD, likely within 1-2 week of the shoot)

Compensation: Copy of film, IMDB credits, Meals.

Submissions are requested by 5:00 PM, Thursday April 13

Christine Altan is a 2016 recipient of the Women in Film Fellowship Award from the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation, Her bio may be found here: http://www.imdb.me/christinealtan

CAST LIST

CHARACTER (LEAD)

CHRYSTA – FEMALE. 35-40. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. NON-SPEAKING BUT ABILITY TO EXPRESS NONVERBAL DIALOGUE & EXPRESSIONS. DESCRIPTION: ATTRACTIVE. CHRYSTA IS AN INTROVERTED DREAMER WHO HASN'T GIVEN UP ON LOVE; IN TUNE WITH HER SURROUNDINGS AND NATURE; INTUITIVE; LOVES DOGS; SLIGHTLY SHY; FIT. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA; MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH A LARGE DOG; COMFORTABLE WITH GENERAL INTIMACY W/OPPOSITE SEX - ABSOLUTELY NO NUDITY (ONE OF THE SCENES WILL BE COUPLE IN BED, IN BASIC T-SHIRT/TANK TOP & SHORTS, PLAYFULLY WRESTLING - NON SEXUAL.

ALAN – MALE. 35-40. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. SPEAKING; ABILITY TO EXPRESS NONVERBAL DIALOGUE & EXPRESSIONS. DESCRIPTION: HANDSOME, FRIENDLY, SIMPLE MAN WHO IS TRUSTING THAT SOMEHOW, THE RIGHT WOMAN WILL COME ALONG; LOVES DOGS; OBSERVANT; EMPATHETIC. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA; MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH A LARGE DOG; COMFORTABLE WITH GENERAL INTIMACY W/OPPOSITE SEX - ABSOLUTELY NO NUDITY (ONE OF THE SCENES WILL BE COUPLE IN BED, IN BASIC T-SHIRT/TANK TOP & SHORTS, PLAYFULLY WRESTLING - NON SEXUAL; ABILITY TO JOG SHORT DISTANCE.

CHARACTER (SUPPORTING & MINOR)

KELLI – FEMALE. 30-35. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. NON-SPEAKING ABILITY TO EMOTE DEEP EMOTION. DESCRIPTION: LONGS FOR LOVE BUT HASN'T MADE THE RIGHT CHOICES; ROCKY PAST FULL OF HARDSHIP, NOT ALWAYS BY CHOICE. ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

JACOB – MALE. 30-35. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. NON-SPEAKING ABILITY TO EMOTE DEEP HEARTBREAK AND/OR STOIC EXPRESSION. DESCRIPTION: LONGS FOR LOVE BUT CAN'T KEEP A RELATIONSHIP; SLIGHTLY NARCISSISTIC; WOUNDED. ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

CHARLES – MALE. 65-75. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. GRAY/WHITE HAIR. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: CLASSY AND SIMPLE MAN WHO HAS HAD A FULL LIFE AND IS CONTENT. ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

CAMILLE – FEMALE. 60-70. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. GRAY/WHITE HAIR. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: CLASSY AND SIMPLE WOMAN WHO HAS GIVEN HER TO LIFE TO HER FAMILY; CONTENT. ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

DYLAN – MALE. 25-30. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: AVERAGE GUY WHO TRIES HIS BEST TO BE A GOOD HUSBAND AND FATHER. NOT TRYING TO BE MR. PERFECT BUT IS COMMITTED TO HIS FAMILY AND CHOICES. COMFORTABLE WITH YOUNG CHILD; WILLING TO HAVE A QUICK KISS WITH FEMALE SCENE PARTNER; ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

CLARA – FEMALE. 25-30. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: AVERAGE WOMAN WHO IS A GREAT MOM AND GOOD WIFE BUT ISN'T SATISFIED WITH HER LIFE AND STRUGGLES TO BE CONTENT. COMFORTABLE WITH YOUNG CHILD; WILLING TO HAVE A QUICK KISS WITH MALE SCENE PARTNER; ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

HENRY – MALE CHILD. 3-4. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: CUTE AND TYPICAL ENERGETIC AND SLIGHTLY MISCHEVIOUS TODDLER. ABILITY TO RUN SHORT DISTANCE; COMFORT WITH SCENE PARTNERS; ABILITY TO TAKE DIRECTION WELL.

ARI – (ALREADY CAST) FEMALE. 13-15. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: YOUTHFUL & BEAUTIFUL WITH AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT; WANTS TO BE IN CONTROL AND LOVES TO PLAY HARD TO GET. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH BEING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WITH MALE SCENE PARTNER. ABILITY TO RUN IN SHORT SPRINTS AND PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

CYRUS – MALE. 13-15. CAUCASIAN/AMBIGUOUS. SPEAKING. DESCRIPTION: HANDSOME, NICE KID WHO ADORES ARI. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH BEING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WITH FEMALE SCENE PARTNER. ABILITY TO RUN IN SHORT SPRINTS AND PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR – FEMALE. OPEN AGE & ETHNICITY. DESCRIPTION: GENERALLY FIT; PEACEFUL AND SOOTHING VOICE AND DEMEANOR; WELL SPOKEN. FAMILIAR WITH YOGA, DOESN'T NEED TO BE AN EXPERT, JUST INSTRUCTIONAL.

FEATURED BACKGROUND ROLES:

GAY MAN – MALE. 50-60. A partner in a same sex couple (the other partner has already been cast)
OPEN ETHNICITY. CONTENT DEMEANOR. ABILITY TO PERFORM BASIC YOGA.

CHILD – (ALREADY CAST) FEMALE. 9-12. OPEN ETHNICITY. AVERAGE CHILD WHO LOVES ICE CREAM. ABILITY TO FOCUS & TAKE DIRECTION; NO ALLERGIES TO ICE CREAM & CONES.

TAI CHI MAN – (ALREADY CAST) MALE. OPEN AGE. OPEN ETHNICITY. FIT & FOCUSED; PEACEFUL DEMEANOR. FAMILIAR WITH TAI-CHI.

TAI CHI WOMAN – (ALREADY CAST) FEMALE. OPEN AGE. OPEN ETHNICITY. FIT & FOCUSED; PEACEFUL DEMEANOR. FAMILIAR WITH TAI-CHI.