Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:04 AM
Subject: The System Is Broken Casting (new additional roles) - Urgent
We're only three weeks away from filming our feature film, and we're urgently looking for actors for the following roles.
=========== Call For Actors, The System Is Broken (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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHAv5Ohsy_E or visit http://www.thesystemisbroken-movie.com for more details about this project.
Film/Video: Feature Length
Talent Type: Adults (No Nudity)
Diego (Male, Co-star)
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
Election Official (Male, supporting)
30~40 White. Cold. Bureaucratic. Unfeeling. He purposely turns minority voters away for bogus reasons because he is prejudice. He later tries to burn down Pete and Diego's office. Looking for brave actors unafraid to play this unsympathetic character. Stunt and stage combat experience a must.
Senator Casey (Male, supporting)
50-60 White. Democratic Presidential candidate. He has a clean and honest image. Thoughtful, articulate and well respected, but like most politicians, he is a political opportunist.
Trino (Male, supporting)
40~50 Latino. Earnest. Hardworking. Loving. A laborer. Female lead’s undocumented immigrant father, facing deportation.
Jane (Female, supporting)
22~23 Open ethnicity. Preferably White. Hispanic not preferred. Male lead’s ex-fiancée who cheats on him with her boss. Intelligent. Hardworking. Actress must be comfortable with onscreen making-out, performing in underwear. NO nudity required.
Jane's Boss (Male, supporting)
30~40 Open ethnicity. Preferably White. Has the charm of an older man (wisdom, experience, confidence). Has an affair with Jane. Actor must be comfortable with onscreen making-out, performing in underwear. NO nudity required.
High School Bully (Male, supporting)
15~18 Open ethnicity. He picks on the female lead because her dad is undocumented and beats up the male lead. Stage combat/stunt experience preferred but not required.
Minor speaking roles
Middle-age Hispanic actors and actresses as political campaign volunteers.
Middle-age Hispanic actors and actresses as political campaign volunteers, crowd at a rally.
What To Prepare
-Everyone should submit their head shot, resume, and online reel (if available) ASAP. If we’re interested we’ll contact you for the next step.
-For Tucson actors, we’ll schedule you for a local audition.
-For actors outside of Tucson, we prefer you can come to Tucson for an audition. A less preferred method will be to do a Skype audition.
Character side(s) will be provided when we contact suitable candidate and set up appointment.
-Tentative Start Shoot Date: May 13th, 2013
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