Casting Call for Web Series “YouStar: the Road to Fame” [Portland, ME] #casting

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Posted July 30, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: YouStar: the Road to Fame
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Web
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Direct-to-video
PRODUCER: Katherine LeSar
WRITERS: Sofia Voltin & Stobie Piel
DIRECTOR: Sofia Voltin
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cribstone Pictures
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: August 14th-19th
SHOOTING LOCATION: Portland, ME

SYNOPSIS:

Discouraged after the failure of her latest film endeavor, Nisa, a seriously ambitious and determined young woman in her mid-20s, moves back to her family home in Maine to live with her caring sister, Lila, and slacker geek brother, Jared. Upon arriving home, Nisa learns that YouStar, an online talent contest where viewers vote for the winners, is holding a music video competition. Since YouStar savaged her own short film, Nisa comes back with a vengeance, using the talents of her own film background, her musician sister, and her agreeable brother to turn Jared into the next internet pop sensation via YouStar.

In addition to following this family on their roller coaster ride through the YouStar contest, the story provides a unique and comedic perspective on internet pop and gossip culture.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Will, male, 26, any ethnicity. A sensitive musician, who was recently dumped after his girlfriend’s mother died.

Gamer 1, male, 18-25, any ethnicity. A gamer friend of Jared’s, who after finding out that Jared is now a preteen sensation, mocks him mercilessly.

Gamer 2, male, 18-25, any ethnicity. A gamer friend of Jared’s, who after finding out that Jared is now a preteen sensation, mocks him mercilessly.

Hair Stylist, female, 18-35, any ethnicity. Trendy hairstylist that helps transform Jared into Sebastian.

Dick Cohen, male, 30-40, any ethnicity. A sleek and slimy producer from Hollywood.

Intern, female, 18-20, any ethnicity. Mistreated intern of Darling Darlene. Young and takes a lot of abuse.

Waiter, male, 25-35, any ethnicity. Waiter at the restaurant during Sebastian and Gabriella’s date.

Handler, female, 25-35, any ethnicity. Professional and down to business handler of DreamingWaif7 and her newfound fame and notoriety.

ChickenBaby530, female, 40-55, any ethnicity. Flirtatious middle aged woman who is a vlogger on the YouStar website.

BudsRwizer1, male, 18-25, any ethnicity. Stereotypical internet troll who posts derisive video reviews on YouStar with his friend.

BudsRwizer2, male, 18-25, any ethnicity. Stereotypical internet troll who posts derisive video reviews on YouStar with his friend.

8Blood&Sparkles, female, 20-30, any ethnicity. Gothic styled woman who is a vlogger on the YouStar website.

BFF1, female, 12-18, any ethnicity. Young teenage girl who vlogs her love of Sebastian on the YouStar website with her two best friends.

BFF2, female, 12-18, any ethnicity. Young teenage girl who vlogs her love of Sebastian on the YouStar website with her two best friends.

BFF3, female, 12-18, any ethnicity. Young teenage girl who vlogs her love of Sebastian on the YouStar website with her two best friends.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 8/02/13
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: voltin.casting@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Please make a note of where you are located and if you are available the specified dates.

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