Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Channel 4 Drama Casting Call



BORN TO KILL - 4 PART DRAMA FOR WORLD PRODUCTIONS & CHANNEL 4

A psychological thriller about a teenage serial killer called SAM who lives in a suburban town, battling with his violent urges at the same time as falling in love with the new girl at school CHRISSY who may just scupper his twisted plans... or is it too late?

Director: Bruce Goodison
Exec Producer: Jake Lushington
Location: Cardiff
Overall Shoot: 7th November 2016 - 3rd Feb 2017 - (must be available for this period)

LOOKING FOR 3 YOUNG ACTORS - PLAYING AGE 15 / 16 - MUST BE OVER LICENSING AGE (SO 16 BEFORE 1ST SEPT 2016 AND MUST NOT BE OLDER THAN 21)

THIS IS A ONE OFF DRAMA SO DOES NOT REQUIRE OPTIONS FOR FURTHER SERIES.

Please do not submit yourself if you have been previously seen for this project, but happy to receive another submission if you were not seen before.

Please send a CV and just one recent photograph to office@danieledwardscasting.com with contact details.

Please ensure you also put a parent or guardians contact details if you are under 18. We are dealing with a very dark subject matter, so please ensure you discuss with parents before submitting yourself and get them to email us if they have any questions.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS 20TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - WE WILL SADLY NOT BE ABLE TO CONSIDER ANYONE AFTER THIS DATE.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WE ARE GETTING ALOT OF SUBMISSIONS, WE WILL AIM TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE BUT PLEASE DO NOT CHASE IF YOU HAVENT HEARD, IT JUST MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME TO GET BACK TO YOU.

ROLES

SAM

LEAD ROLE - on the school diving squad (Jack Laugher/ Chris Mears type) charming and athletic. His utter fearlessness makes him hypnotic to everybody around him. Equally comfortable and confident in the company of fellow teens as with adults, choosing to spend many an evening in the company of ailing OAPs in the hospital his mother works at. He is witty, sharp and has intelligence beyond his years but also mixed with an immaturity and vulnerability that frustrates him at times. 

The arrival of CHRISSY brings an added excitement to his complex life, and a much desired need for as much love and adoration he can muster.

We are looking for an intelligent and confident young actor with great versatility who can capture the complex layers that make up this dangerous young mind.

ACCENT : IDEALLY NEUTRAL BUT KEEPING OPEN AT THIS STAGE


VERY IMPORTANT - MUST BE A STRONG SWIMMER - MANY SCENES WILL BE SHOT IN THE WATER


CHRISSY

LEADING ROLE - she is a whip-smart, mysterious and enigmatic 15 year old who has learnt to navigate the complexities of teenage life using sarcasm, dark wit and occasional aggression. Complex, strong and willful , there is also an insular and defensive side to Chrissy, in particular with her fractious relationship with her father. Arriving with her dad in a new town to stay in her grandmother’s house. Chrissy has to start a new school and go through all the humiliations that brings, but this is where she will meet the enigmatic SAM and a romantic relationship evolves.

ACCENT: ANY


OSCAR

MUST BE OVER LICENSING AGE - 

14/ 15 year old Oscar struggles to make any form of impact in the school hierarchy, an intelligent and warm boy from a comfortable loving family, school chess champion, Xbox supremo, studious.
 His world lights up when SAM takes a liking to him, Sam pulls out all the stops to build Oscar’s confidence, teaching him to swim and dive, making Oscar’s hero worship sky rocket. This blossoming friendship will come at a terrible price when Sam’s murderous fantasies begin to focus on the adoring Oscar.

ACCENT: IDEALLY NEUTRAL MIDDLE CLASS
 - OSCAR MUST FEEL A LITTLE BIT YOUNGER THAN SAM AND CHRISSY



HE HAS NO ATHLETICISM AGE AND NEEDS TO FEEL A LITTLE FRAGILE NEXT TO SAM. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PLOT, SAM CAN OVERPOWER OSCAR EASILY, AS CAN MOST OF THE KIDS AT THE SCHOOL.

IMPORTANT - MUST BE VERY CONFIDENT SWIMMER - MANY SCENES WILL BE SHOT IN THE WATER










Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Noughts and Crosses

The BBC announced today at Edinburgh International Television Festival an adaptation of  Malorie Blackman’s critically acclaimed young adult novel Noughts and Crosses.
The enthralling story of first love in a dangerous, adrenalin-fuelled fictional dystopia is to be adapted by Levi David Addai with Matthew Graham for a new BBC One series, produced by Mammoth Screen.
Divided by their colour but united by forbidden love and burning injustice, Sephy and Callum are fighting for more than simply the right to be together, in a contemporary dystopian State where strict race laws make daily existence a matter of life and death.

Sephy is a ‘Cross’, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a ‘Nought’, a white member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood but that’s as far as it can go for Noughts and Crosses must never fall in love. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and powerful rebellion mounting on the streets, a passionate romance builds between Sephy and Callum which will lead them both into terrible danger.

The adaptation is based on the first book in the Noughts And Crosses series for young adults, which has won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award among other accolades. The author, Malorie Blackman OBE, was the Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015.

Malorie Blackman said of the announcement: "I am beyond thrilled that Noughts and Crosses will be dramatised by the BBC - it couldn't have found a better home. Callum and Sephy seem to have meant a lot to readers over the years and I’m excited at the prospect of watching them on my TV!”

Charlotte Moore, the Director of BBC Content added: "Noughts and Crosses is the definitive book for a young adult audience and the perfect fit for BBC One. Superb, high octane compulsive storytelling set within an alternative history that explores really relevant themes about race, privilege and how we treat each other."

Levi David Addai, who is adapting the book with Matthew Graham, commented: "I'm honoured to be trusted with bringing Malorie Blackman's superb novel to a BBC One audience. It's a powerful story drawing on themes of hope, love and identity, set in a brilliantly conceived world that makes us think again about our own."


‎Preethi Mavahalli, Executive Producer for Mammoth Screen, said: "Noughts and Crosses is a thought-provoking, landmark work of contemporary British fiction. We’re immensely excited to be bringing this gripping story to life; Malorie’s book series has a huge fan base, and the themes of the book are more relevant than ever.”

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Casting for ITV drama series 'Fearless'

Alex Johnson Casting are looking for a boy between the ages of 12- 15 years to play Jason in Fearless, a new 6 part TV series for ITV., starring Helen McCrory.

Must have a Suffolk/ Norfolk accent.

Production details:
Production dates:  Mid September onwards to end of Dec.
Production location: London/UK, United Kingdom

Director: Pete Travis


Casting Brief:

Jason (12- 15 years)
He is working class and has grown up in Suffolk so we need someone with an accent from that region (Suffolk, Norfolk). He is a tough but vulnerable 13 year old who has a difficult relationship with his Father. His childhood has been hard. We do need a boy, not a full blown young man, and a great young actor.

To Apply:

Please send the following to fearlesscasting16@gmail.com asap (deadline Thurs 25th Aug):
Full name:
Contact details
Where based
Age & DOB
Height.
Photo
Acting CV
Plus please send a clip (around 2 minutes) introducing yourself and detailing previous acting experience.


PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE A SUFFOLK/ NORFOLK ACCENT.