CASTING CALL FOR “LOVE COMES LATER”

CASTING CALL FOR “LOVE COMES LATER”
CASTING CALL FOR “LOVE COMES LATER”

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region:  SAG Feature, LOVE COMES LATER (SELF-TAPE AUDITION)

*Seeking STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN and DISPLACED 
*Authentic talent with little to no acting experience are encouraged to submit
*See required info and self-tape instructions below  
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*Deadline to submit required info and self-tape is 9am SATURDAY, 10/28/17
 
LOVE COMES LATER
Feature Film
SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget Diversity
WRITER/DIRECTOR:  Sonejuhi Sinha
PRODUCERS:  Edward Parks and Charlotte Rabate
LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting
AUDITION:  Self-Tape/Headshots or Pics/Resume and Reels (if applicable)
CALLBACKS:  11/2- 11/3 in Poughkeepsie, NY
SHOOT DATES:  starts 11/16/17 (22 days)
SHOOT LOCATION:  Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL HIRE ONLY)
RATE:  $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartleys)

 

Written and directed by Sonejuhi Sinha, LOVE COMES LATER, the short film, was one of ten short films chosen in official competition at Semaine De La CriRque at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and screened at over 70 festivals around the world.  https://youtu.be/HYtQiKVYaqk
 
SYNOPSIS: 
Love Comes Later is a subversive crime, thriller with some pulp undertones. A young woman comes to America to start over again. She is forced to steal in order to get her personal belongings back but one petty theft spirals into the next – setting off a domino of violent events, ultimately causing her downfall.
 
SEEKING: 
Union and Non-Union talent. DIRECTOR IS GIVING PRIORITY TO AUTHENTIC, LOCAL TALENT WHO ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR THESE ROLES.
 
[BETTY]
Female, 60’s, Caucasian, overweight, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Motel maid, she’s a not-entirely-there resident of the motel who chats with Riz and Dallas in several scenes…5 scenes, 1 speech, 10 lines
 
[PEACHES]
Female, 30’s, African American, overweight, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. She’s a prostitute who buys drugs from Jimmy and also sleeps around with him. At the end, she’s caught in bed with Jimmy when he gets shot, and helps him deal with his injury. This role requires semi-nudity (wearing brassiere and panties) while performing a simulated sex under a blanket…5 scenes, 10 lines
 
[SANDY]
Male, 20s-30s, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS.. any ethnicity. A transvestite prostitute at the motel room party that Riz and Dallas attend…2 scenes, 2 lines
 
[DOREEN]
Female, 60’s, Caucasian, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. A waitress at the seedy diner, unsmiling, look of despair, she serves Dallas and Riz when they go to the restaurant she works. Later she appears in a hallucination of Riz’s…2 scenes, 2 lines
 
[PROSTITUTE]
Female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Riz and Dallas run into her when they are trying to get rid of Sal’s body. She may or may not know their secret. Later Riz catches Floyd talking to her from afar…2 scenes, 1 line
 
[MIKEY]
Male, 40s-50s, African American, REAL POLICERS OFFICER A HUGE PLUS. A cop who is called in by Una to investigate after she’s robbed by Riz and Dallas…1 scene, 1 line
 
[KID 1]
Girl, 8 yrs old, Caucasian, ethnically ambiguous. Riz runs into a group of kids playing a game in the motel hallway and one includes her in their game…2 scenes, 1 line
 
[ANGEL]
Male, 40’s, Hispanic, laborer, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Close friend to Manuel, possible Karaoke singing, gets taken away by immigration officers…5 scenes.
 
[MANUEL]
Male, 40’s, Hispanic, laborer, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. He makes out with Una, close friend to Angel, possible Karaoke singing involved…3 scenes

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the required info below AND your self-tape to dana@breakthroughcasting.com (please send as a downloadable link i.e., dropbox, wetransfer, google or upload with no restrictions for download to Vimeo or YouTube)

*Deadline to submit required info and self-tape is 9am SATURDAY, 10/28/17

  1. name/email/cell/city you are based
  2. union status
  3. agency name/email/cell (if applicable) OR self-represented
  4. current height/weight/age (age for minors only)
  5. attach jpegs of current headshots or pics & pdfs of updated resumes (if applicable)
  6. links to acting clips/reels (if applicable)
  7. self-tape audition (MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE, SEE ROLES BELOW)

 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS: 

*Make sure to film vertically on smart devices

*Double check that you are:  in focus, are well lit, clearly heard without background noise

*Before self-taping, CAREFULLY READ THE ROLE DESCRIPTION(S) ABOVE THAT YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR, as you will improvise as that character 

*Look the part of your character, as authentic as possible

  1. state your name and agency (if applicable)
  2. state your height/weight/city base
  3. state “I confirm that I can self-report BY CAR to Poughkeepsie”
  4. zoom out- full body shot and profiles
  5. zoom in- headshot (shoulder to top of head)
  6. choose role(s) below and follow instructions

 

BETTY/SANDY/PROSTITUTE/ANGEL/MANUEL:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) came to live in a transient motel.  Examples:  addiction(s), your struggles, who you blame, hiding from an abuser, runaway, mental illness, illegal immigrant, etc., Be loud, quiet, angry, thrilled, uncontrolled, stoic, depressed, strung out, silly, OCD, nervous tics, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

KID 1:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) and tell us, for example, what you like and don’t like about living at the motel, what you think is cool, how you feel about your mom/dad/sibling, how you spend your time, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

DOREEN:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) and tell us , for example, why you still work at the diner, your likes and dislikes, illnesses, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

MIKEY:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) and tell us , for example, what you think about policing a transient hotel, any prejudices you may have toward them, empathy for them, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.

 

PEACHES:

Improvise a 1-2 minute monologue on how you (as your character) came to live in a transient motel.  Examples:  addiction(s), your struggles, who you blame, hiding from an abuser, runaway, mental illness, illegal immigrant, etc., Be loud, quiet, angry, thrilled, uncontrolled, stoic, depressed, strung out, silly, OCD, nervous tics, etc.  FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN REASONS.  AND, perform this scene:  LCL PEACHES SIDE 1

 

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: Love Comes Later