Casting Call for Documentary “Rediscovering Kate Carew” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted March 17, 2014

CASTING CALL FOR HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY SET IN THE GILDED AGE & PROGRESSIVE ERA (1877–-1917) BEING PRODUCED BY INDEPENDENT NY FILM COMPANY.

PROJECT TITLE: Rediscovering Kate Carew
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Documentary
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Theatrical, TV (PBS and/or Cable), DVD
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Must be available for filming LAST TWO WEEKS IN MAY
SHOOTING LOCATION: NY, NY

LOGLINE:

An American female caricaturist and journalist who drew and interviewed the famous, the notorious, and the pioneering figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The tale of a singular woman who survived, and followed her dreams from a rugged California frontier, to a life filled with ambition, fame and tragic consequence in the Gilded age.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

(AGES Late 20s to Early 50s-Must be AGE Appropriate to portray characters)

KATE CAREW
30 year old white female journalist/caricaturist. She worked at the New
York World from 1890 to 1901, providing illustrated celebrity interviews.

KATIE SANDWINA
Mid 20’s to 30 year old female. Austrian circus/vaudeville strong woman.
Actor must be athletically built i.e. muscular body builder.

TEDDY ROOSEVELT
40 – 50 years old white male. American author, naturalist, explorer,
historian, and politician who served as the 26th President of the United
States.

WRIGHT BROTHERS
Orville (30 to 40 year old white male) and Wilbur (30 to 40 year old white
male) two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were
credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful
airplane.

PABLO PICASSO
Late 20’s young Latin male. Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker,
ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his
adult life in France.

SARAH BERNHARDT
40 to 50 year old French stage and early film actress, referred to as “the
most famous actress the world has ever known.” Her serious dramatic acting
earned her the nickname “The Divine Sarah.”

LINA CAVALIER
Mid 20’s to 30 year old female. Italian opera soprano singer, actress, and
monologist. She was regarded as a very graceful and beautiful woman.

HARRIE KELLETT CHAMBERS
(HUSBAND OF MARY WILLIAMS AKA KATE CAREW)
30 year old white male. Born in Sydney, a pressman in Australia and
London, author of several plays, including A Case of Frenzied Finance, The
Butterfly and Betsy.

AMBROSE BIERCE
50 year old white male. American editorialist, journalist, short story
writer, fabulist, and satirist.

TANGO DANCERS
Mid 30’s to early 40, Latin male and female tango dancers. Fit body type
with no visible tattoos. Preference for casting existing dance partners.

TWO ENGLISH CELEBRITIES
40 to 50 year old male to play a showman on stage. White hair a plus.
30 to 40 year old female to play gyspy side kick on stage. Long dark hair
a plus.

ALSO CASTING FOR EXTRAS

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: MONDAY, APRIL 14TH
CALL BACK DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH – AUDITIONS DETAILS TO FOLLOW
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: production@katecarew.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

ACTORS PLEASE APPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

-Role/s you are suited for playing

-Measurements for costumes fittings:
If male: Height, Waist, Weight, and Neck/Arm Length if Known
If female: Height, Waist, Weight, Hips, Chest and Bust line

-Headshot

-Resume

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