Thursday, July 23, 2009

Web auditions for new feature film Submarine

Aspiring young actors have a unique chance to audition for lead roles in a new star-studded comedy feature film set in Swansea. Submarine, adapted from Swansea-born writer Joe Dunthorne’s prize winning debut novel, will begin filming this autumn. The producers, Warp Films, the people behind the hit film This Is England are working with online auditioning site to find new young talent to star in this hilarious adaptation of Dunthorne’s novel.
Submarine is a coming of age comedy about 15 year old Oliver Tate, a teenager growing up in Swansea, to be directed by Richard Ayoade of The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd. The film provides a unique chance for ambitious Welsh teenagers to record their auditions online using a simple webcam, thanks to the new website Actors simply sign up to the site to find character profiles and script excerpts for the three lead roles, aimed at 16 - 17 year olds with a playing age of 15. “Experienced actors and raw talent alike are welcome to try out”, says Warp Films Producer, Mark Herbert.
“This gives young actors the chance to join an A list cast that Warp Films have already secured, including Michael Sheen of Frost/Nixon and Paddy Considine of Hot Fuzz”, adds Grant Keir of

Richard Ayoade
Mark Herbert
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01/10/09 - 12/11/09
SUBMARINE is the comic coming-of-age story of 15 year-old Oliver Tate. In his head he’s a cool, literary genius. In reality, he’s socially inept and unpopular. He has set himself two tasks for the summer – to lose his virginity (before it becomes legal) to Jordana, a pyromaniac bully; and to stop his mother leaving his father for her capoeira teacher. We are looking for 16/17 year olds who can play 15.


Playing age 14/15 Has awkwardness about him. Not the coolest kid at school. Articulate. (Young version of Dustin Hoffman/Jason Schwartzman.) (Lead)

CHIPS ( Male )
Playing age 15. Could be from anywhere in UK. Slightly thuggish. Unlikely friend of Oliver. (Support Lead)

Playing age 14/15. Welsh accent. Cool but not obviously pretty. Slightly vulgar. Cross between younger versions of Thora Birch/Charlotte Church/Christina Ricci. (Lead)

The casting director is Karen Lindsay-Stewart.


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