Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Casting Call, "The System Is Broken" (Paid, Feature Film, SAG ULB)



Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:46 PM
Subject: Call For Actors, The System Is Broken (Paid, Feature Film, SAG ULB)


Independent feature film production planning to shoot film in Tucson, AZ in May 2013. 



Auditions in Tucson on March 8th and 9th.



=========== Call For Actors, The System Is Broken, Paid (Feature Film/SAG ULB) ===========


Production Title: The System Is Broken

Production Company: The System Is Broken – The Movie

Playwright or Screenwriter: Ignatius Lin

Director: Ignatius Lin


Compensation: SAG – Contract Pending/Non-Union




The System Is Broken is a fictional political drama about how grassroots volunteers advocate voting rights for under-represented people in a Presidential Campaign. See our concept trailer or visit for more details about this project.



Film/Video: Feature Length

Talent Type: Adult (No Nudity)



Character Breakdown

Pete (Male, Lead)

22-25 Caucasian. Pete is an idealistic college grad, who is unyielding in his pursue of social justice. His fiery impatience towards injustice pushes him to volunteer in Florida after hearing about election irregularity from the last Presidential election. Pete soon becomes the key member of the Latino Office and falls in love with the headstrong Natalia. Stage combat experience preferred but not required. Actors auditioning as Pete please come WITHOUT facial hair if possible

Actor Type: Garrette Hedlund, Matt Bush, Robert Pattinson


Natalia (Female, Lead)

22-25 Latino. Energetic and attractive, Natalia is the Assistant Manager of the Latino Office. A truly genuine volunteer, she passionately advocates for her community and dedicates her time to giving them the vote. An emotionally complex character. Pete’s love interest. Fluency in Spanish a plus but not a must.

Actor Type: Gina Rodriguez


Rick (Male, Lead)

30-40 Caucasian. Crafty and ambitious, Rick is the Regional Manager of the Central Florida Presidential campaign. Once a rising star, he has been passed over for promotion several times and worked on a few losing campaigns. Rick possesses a corrupt idealism and will win at all cost in order to get a job in the White House.

Please wear dress shirt to the audition.

Actor Type: Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Ben Afflect, Casey Affleck


Diego (Male, Supporting)

50-60 Latino. Boisterous and charismatic, he uses his street smarts to try to do something good and help the Hispanic community realize their right to vote. A Vietnam War veteran, Diego was broken from his experiences in the war. Now, he has finally turned his life around and is the head of the Latino Office. Stage combat experience preferred but not required. Fluency in Spanish a plus but not a must.

Actor Type: Danny Trejo


Lee (Male, Supporting)

40-55 Caucasian. Lee has worked hard for all his life and is fed up with the unfairness and corruption in life and in the government. A moderate conservative, he voted in every past election but now feels his vote makes no difference. Beneath his crusty demeanor is a warm-hearted person looking to believe in something greater again. Stage combat experience preferred but not required.

Actor Type: Alan Arkin


Isabella (Female, Supporting)

33-43 Latina. A working mom, Isabella feels politicians only care about themselves and not people like her. She has given up on democracy and is fed up with politicians telling her, instead of listening to, what she wants. Fluency in Spanish a plus but not a must.



What To Prepare

-Everyone should submit their head shot, resume, and online reel (if available) to by March 3rd. If we’re interested we’ll contact you for the next step.


Next step

-For actors outside of Tucson, we will ask you to do a Skype audition (sometime between the 5th~13th), or much better yet, you can come to our Tucson auditions.

-For Tucson actors, we’ll schedule you for a local audition on March 8th~9th.

Character side(s) will be provided when we contact suitable candidate and set up appointment.


-Actors auditioning for Rick should come wearing a suit or semi-formal attire.

-Tentative Start Shoot Date: May 13th, 2013




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