Saturday, May 11, 2013

Open casting call for Charlie feature film

Charlie is a dark coming of age story set during World War Two in Italy, written and directed by Mike Ogden.

The following roles are OPEN TO SUBMISSION: 

What we’re looking for & you should consider –
• Non professional as well as professional stage/screen school actors can apply.
• Character is important. They must be alike their character description or else have exceptional acting skills. For instance, if your son is shy but can deliver dialogue, that’s okay.
• Consider that we are filming in Bulgaria for several weeks. They will be chaperoned/tutored and have clearances.
• If you are submitting for the role of ‘Birdy’, we only need to see some video of her talking to camera as we do not expect her to ‘act’.
• Consider if they look their character playing age not their real age.

Those we choose to see will be contacted at a later date.

TO SUBMIT – Please upload a video of your actor performing. This must include dialogue from a play, film or short monologue. Then send a short e mail with a head shot and a link to the video to – info@charliefilm.co.uk

DO NOT SEND THE VIDEO FILE WITH YOUR E MAIL.

OPEN CASTING

Marco
Playing Age : 14 but looks younger.
Height : No bigger than 5’2”
Build : Thin/scrawny
Hair : Dark/Black
Looks : Italian / Mediterranean.
Language : Must speak English. English with an Italian accent is okay.
Character Description :
Marco is an impatient, feisty and always up to some imaginary adventure. He wants to be taken seriously as an adult, to fight alongside his partisan brother and sister. Marco has never been out of the valley but the land he lives in he knows intimately, the shortcuts and the best routes. Other kids look up to him. Protective of his elder sister. Marco is naive, ignoring the politics surrounding the partisan movement and the wider situation in occupied Italy.

Bernardo 
Playing Age : 14
Height : Tall
Build : Thin/scrawny
Hair : Light. Expect to be dyed for the role.
Looks : Italian / Mediterranean.
Language : Must speak English. English with an Italian accent is okay.
Character Description :
Taller than Marco, Bernardo wears spectacles. He is a bookish, intelligent and shares his father’s love of science and literature. A more thoughtful boy than Marco. Polite yet clumsy, nervous; afraid of the natural world he finds alien and threatening. Bernardo can be moody/gloomy due to his experiences. Together with Marco they are a ‘double act’ of light and shade and best friends.

Birdy 
Playing Age : 4
Height : Tiny
Build : Thin
Hair : Light. Expect to be dyed for the role.
Looks : Italian / Mediterranean.
Language : Must speak a little English. English with an Italian accent is okay.
Character Description :
‘Birdy’ is the nickname of ‘Emily’. She’s a raggedly cute four year old and her nickname comes from her weak heart. She’s shy but also funny once you get to know her and she you. With her father and brother, she has escaped and travelled south, the experience of which has left her inward and timid. Instantly loveable.

Alberto
Playing Age : 16
Height : Tall
Build : Large
Hair : Dark.
Looks : Italian / Mediterranean.
Language : Must speak English. English with an Italian accent is okay.
Character Description :
‘Alberto’ is a big teenager, good looking but also the town bully. He’s also quite slow, constantly outwitted by Marco but has power to settle fights by way of threatening their families which most of the kids are well aware of. He despises Marco – the only boy who will stand up to him.

For further details visit Charlie film website


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