Casting and Crew Call for Web Series”The Signal” [Dallas, TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted October 30, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: A seemingly ordinarily functioning alcoholic receives a secret envelope and must decide what to do with the information before it’s too late.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: The Signal
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Web Series
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Internet

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Mothersh1p
WEBSITE: mothersh1p.com

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Nathan Schiefelbein
WRITER: Nathan Schiefelbein, Izetta Holland
PRODUCER: Griselda Ruvalcaba
CASTING: Griselda Ruvalcaba, Nathan Schiefelbein

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: December 8th & 9th; 15th & 16th, 2018
LOCATION: Dallas, TX

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATE: December 8th & 9th; 15th & 16th, 2018
LOCATION: Dallas, TX

SEEKING TALENT
[EARL] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 50-68] – Lead Role
No particular race. Average build, single, divorced-twice. No kids. Doesn’t talk to ex-wives. No pets. Works at a call center somewhere- think Frontier/Convergys. His office looks a sea of cubicles in a warehouse with people on computers and phone headsets.

He’s a functioning alcoholic and frequents the same bar nearly every night. He always drinks the same cheap liquor, Kentucky Deluxe, double, on the rocks with a lime. He listens to old Marty Robins albums and throws darts at a board with a photo of his boss’s face on it.

Character reference: Mike Ehrmantraut from Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad with a touch of Jack Torrence from ‘The Shining’
Side: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uusaJSHArTJo3KXKcdC-7rPHm6JHHQjU

[RACHEL] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-50] – Neighbor (Supporting Role)
No particular race. Average to bigger build. Rachel is Earl’s quirky well-meaning neighbor. Even though she’s younger than him, she often thinks of herself as a motherly figure in his life much to the annoyance of Earl. She has 3 cats and lives on the life insurance of her late husband Jerry who Earl remind her of. She is bubbly and sweet but something is a little off.

Character reference: Margo Martindale (in her sweet/nice roles)
Side: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uusaJSHArTJo3KXKcdC-7rPHm6JHHQjU

[FELIX] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 30-65] – Bartender (Supporting Role)
No particular race. No particular build. Felix is the bartender/owner of Earl’s favorite drinking spot. They’re often friendly in the way guys are, speaking little about the important stuff but much trash about most other things. Felix is your run-of-the-mill owner/bartender who basically owns a bar so he can hang out in one and drink regularly for cheap. He thinks a “mixologist” is either something you can catch or some sort of fancy foot doctor. Both of which he’d stay away from if he can help it.

Character reference: Moe form the Simpsons/Lloyd from ‘The Shining’ (gruff and apathetic)
Side: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LyRR8GjSw3B2KHIs4a9COp3DNfAhMyiV

[EXTRAS] [21+/ANY GENDER/RACE/BUILD]
We’re also looking for a decent amount of extras for a couple scenes. This would be 1 day (probably a night/evening scene) for a few hours. Extras will only need to include a headshot, body shot, contact info & availability.

SEEKING CREW
We are looking for several people to help out crew side, please send us your reel (if appropriate) and fill us in on your experience. We are a team of independent passion filmmakers that often wear more than one hat and we are looking for some dedicated like-minded individuals to join us.

We aren’t making any money on this and we can’t promise you much compensation if any unfortunately (we are working on changing that) but Season 1 has already been included in a few video festivals and taken 5 web-series awards so far. So, if you’re looking for a kickass project and group of people to work with, we’re it.

Check out season 1 https://www.mothersh1p.com/episodes .

Positions we are looking to add:
• Sound/Boom operator
• Make-up/wardrobe/props
• PAs/slate/camera assist
• Editor/Colorist (AE +)

COMPENSATION
PAY: Non-paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: Compensation: No money (for now), IMDB credit, copy of all collateral, sweet swag at the release party, meals will be provided on set.

TALENT AUDITION
Auditions: Video audition submissions by Friday Nov 9th ; Video chat appointment Nov 13-18th, 2018 (Please note all video chats will be given a specific time within this window)

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: November 9, 2018
SEND EMAIL TO: mothersh1p.signal@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Reel link
NOTES: Please send a video audition of the side posted for each role. You may apply for more than one role but please submit separate audition videos per role.

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: November 9, 2018 (but probably on going)
SEND EMAIL TO: mothersh1p.signal@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Resume, Reel link

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