[Casting Notice Template] This One Last Time
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Project Details: The writer was inspired by the thought of books as contraband, something as illegal as meth, heroin, or cocaine. Like Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, or Equilibrium we wanted to explore a world where this type of future was a reality; while still keeping modern society more-or-less intact. Where we break tradition is focusing on the relationship aspect, and the kind of strain this world, and dealing books like drugs, can have on a couple. We want this to be the start of an ongoing production company - our debut - and we hope it can build the relationships we're missing to keep making more films.
Synopsis: The story of Milos and Cassandra, trapped in a dystopian world, trying desperately to escape. Milos is a dealer – a dealer of information – in a world were every action is limited, and knowledge is a power. After a narrowly escaping arrest a year previous Milos is faced with a decision to deal after retiring. But this time he has a bigger motive than just money. A chance to escape the city and country that so ruthlessly oppresses its citizens. A story about love. The bond between a man and woman and what each would do for the other when the gloves are off and each other’s lives are on the line. To what lengths would you go for a loved one?
MILOS | Male | 20s-30s | LEAD $125/Day | Potential 6 Days
The boy from the wrong side of the tracks. He grew up struggling to survive. With an absent father and an alcoholic mother, Milos started his dealing early on with drugs. In his later years he meets Avi who introduces him to Cass and book smuggling. Because of his up bringing Milos is emotionally distant, he has a cool calm demeanor, but that only hides the tumultuous ocean of despair and pain he hides inside. He has a particularly morose and negative outlook on life, other than Cass his life has nothing to offer. Book smuggling isn’t something he does to fight the system, but is only a means of survival. Cass is his saving grace. She makes life worth living. His bond to here is so strong; she showed him the brighter side of life. Lifted the veil of misery from his eyes and let him see how beautiful the world is. Behind every strong man is an even stronger woman.
CASSANDRA | Female | 20s-30s | LEAD $125/Day | Potential 6 Days
The girl that grew up on the right side of the tracks. In many ways she is the opposite of Milos. Extremely intelligent, well educated and bright., she grew up in an upper-middle class home, had access to books her whole life. Growing up in conservative home, she was cut off from what most people experience in their teen and 20’s. She met Milos through Avi, who is a long time friend. Meeting Milos opened her eyes in the same way she opened Milos’. Milos showed her that there is more to life than the bubble her and her family lived in. He helped her to spread her wings and find her own way. Because of this, her relationship with her parents is strained.
THOMAS | Male | Late Teens-Early 20s | SUPPORTING $125/Day | 1 Day
The youngest character in the story, he is a close friend of Avi and an acquaintance of Milos. Extremely naïve about smuggling, he idolizes Avi and what he does. So eager to join the fight he jumps at the first opportunity to help, riding with Milos and ultimately meeting his end.
ROOKIE/REBEL 1 | late 20’s-early30’s | SUPPORTING $125/Day | 2 Days
The Rook had good intentions joining The Peace Force, but on his/her first day his paradigm is shifted. Eventually shedding the officers uniform for rebel gear and gun.
PEACE OFFICER 1 | 40’s-50’s | SUPPORTING $125/Day | 1 Day
A veteran of the force, the veneer of the job has long ago worn off. He knows his position and the power he holds over the populace. He has no qualms with what he does or how he goes about doing it.
Submission Deadline: 10/6/2013
Audition Date: 10/7/2013
Audition Start Time: 10:00 AM
Audition End Time: 4:00 PM
Audition Location: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 United States
Will tapes be accepted?: Yes
Additional Instructions for Actors: Please include preferred time frame and date. If not specified, you will be given the earliest available time slot (starting with Monday then Tuesday when that fills up.)
Right now we have a tentative shooting schedule for mid or late NOVEMBER. We are planning on a 6 day shoot broken up into three days each. We are working out the kinks and comparing them to the script, but will have a more finalized version at the auditions – open enough to include potential cast. Please keep in mind any schedule conflicts you may have during November. We are shooting 2-3 days in Bastrop (outdoors, and might stay overnight.) And the rest of the shoot is in Austin.
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