Casting and Crew Call for Feature Film “MUGS FROM SPACE” [Manhattan, NY] #casting #filmcrew

Posted March 4, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: MUGS FROM SPACE – A sci-fi musical comedy, a period piece set in NYC 1928-29. Three teens witness the invasion of aliens bent on stealing Earth’s natural resources. They are aided by a comic cast of characters including a nightclub singer, an x WWI aviator, a Professor of Astrophysics and a Marine Sargent. Gangsters bent on exploiting the invasion make for complications. “Dey camed from anudder planet, but they’re leavin’ wit a knuckle sandwich!”

PRODUCTION
TITLE: MUGS FROM SPACE
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Feature Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD, DV
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals. Film will be shown at various US film festivals and open to inquiries by potential buyers.
NOTES: Black and White, 120 minutes

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Michael Littlejohn
WRITER: Michael Littlejohn
PRODUCER: Michael Littlejohn
CASTING: Michael Littlejohn

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: First shoot April 14, 2018
LOCATION: Manhattan, NY; Brooklyn, NY

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATE: March 17, March 31, April 14, 2018
LOCATION: Ripley Grier Studios, NYC

SEEKING TALENT
21 of the 25 compensated rolls have been filled, however we are seeking showgirls for a brief nightclub scene (compensated) a Matre d’ for the same scene (compensated) and an Italian fishmonger, circa 1928. Extras (non-compensated) are sought for the night club scene, both men and women of any age, compensation is a stipend for lunch, film credit, a slow pan across the crowd and a second or two of your face, this is a good, easy acting credit for the new actor. This particular shoot is April 14th, Saturday 1000am to 300pm.

SEEKING CREW
Seeking makeup and hair techs and a PA with a large vehicle to transport equipment from Brooklyn to Manhattan for the five shoot days.

COMPENSATION
PAY: Paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: All actors and techs for Pieces of 8 Filmgroup who sign on to MUGS work for a negotiated percentage of film profits derived from theater distribution, DVD, Blu ray sales and its ultimate home in the land of streaming/on demand video. Our primary target is The Toronto Film Festival followed the Austin Film Festival.

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: By Appointment Only
DATE/TIME: March 10, 2018 11:00am
LOCATION: New York, NY

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 8, 2018
SEND EMAIL TO: Piecesof8filmgroup@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot
NOTES: Send your headshots, physical stats, clothing sizes to Piecesof8filmgroup@gmail.com. Some experience preferred.

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 8, 2018
SEND EMAIL TO: Piecesof8filmgroup@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Resume
NOTES: PA applicants must have own transportation. This position requires Saturday morning pickup of equipment, carrying said equipment to its proper room, breaking down equipment at the end of the day. There is a cash stipend for this and a negotiated percentage of the film’s net. Verifiable references required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pieces of 8 Filmgroup is a small independent Brooklyn-based production house transitioning from in house to external feature length productions. We have our shoot locations, chiefly Ripley Grier studios, NYC. A few shoots will be in and around Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY. All shoots are Saturdays.

CONTACT
Michael Littlejohn
Piecesof8filmgroup@gmail.com

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