Saturday, March 26, 2011

Auditions: Saturday, March 26, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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This week, let's talk about extra work, student films, and deferred payment gigs. I know that a lot of people have shared their feedback and advice on accepting non-paid work, and there have been quite a few heated arguments on PDX Backstage about this in the past, but how do you feel about deferred payment gigs, where you could possibly do the work if the film has investors involved once they see the final product, or once it hits the film festival circuit. How do you look at extra work, where you are getting visibility on TNT shows, and feature films being shot locally, but you are making minimum wage doing it. Students films have always been encouraged to the actor just starting out because they walk out of it with footage for their reel, but how do you feel about seasoned actors doing student films?

This can be a very touchy subject sometimes because I know that filmmakers are not always able to pay, but they are still producing high quality work, while respecting and featuring their actors involved. Share your thoughts, input, and experiences, and let's start in on this topic for next week a few days early.

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Sci-Fi short accepting head shots and resumes

Sci-Fi short accepting head shots and resumes. Audition coming soon.

Male talent needed for short film project.
35 to 65 yrs old.
5’11 or taller.
Some or all grey hair.
Naturally weathered, not looking for any spring chickens here ☺

This is a non paid gig but I can guaranty you'll be able to use the end product for your reel. We look forward to hearing from you.

Reply to: ryan.montg [at]

Source: Private Submission


Casting for working title “MOCK TRIALS”

Looking for ensemble cast and supporting roles for feature film to be shot starting June 1st.

Lead Roles:
Jane: early to mid 20s, sweet and supporting. Selfless but secretly ambitious.
Don: early to mid 20s, community college student, pleasant with timid demeanor. He is the underdog and the boy next door.
Mike: early to mid 20s, Snarky and quick witted. Always thinking on his feet and a great friend to Don.
Professor Gavel: early to mid 40s, Disbarred and disenchanted lawyer, jaded by his arch nemesis and society.
Connor: Mid 20s, arrogant, intelligent, and knows nothing about women. Studying law and otherwise ignoring Jane, his girlfriend.

Supporting Roles:
Hal: early to mid 20s, everything stereotypically hipster and Portlandesque.
Leslie: early to mid 20s, nice but a little narcissistic. Desperately seeks attention and dreams of someday being a more fashionable Katie Couric.
Leo Sunderling: 30s, avid bike rider. Normal dude…for Portland.
Judge Sousanis: 50s laid back genuinely interested in educating young people about becoming lawyers. Tries to find the purity in law. Male or Female.
Judge Longenecker: 50s also laid back, but with an eastern Oregon feeling. Says words like “y’all”. Tries to prepare lawyers for those who will try to bend the law. Male or Female.
Sam Speyer: 40s. Female. The arch nemesis to Professor Gavel. Great lawyer who has no problem exploiting the law.

Other Roles:
Joyce: late 30s to early 40s
2 Reed Student Lawyers: early 20s
2 Connor’s teammates: 20s

Auditions will be held April 2nd from 9am – 5pm.

Compensation to be negotiated upon contract signing.

At the moment this is a non-union project. We are looking into a possible Ultra Low -Budget agreement with the Screen Actors Guild.

- Compensation will be "negotiated" because we are still working on funding for possible "stipends", ON TOP of "back-end" contracts for main and supporting roles if we receive distribution (which we are working on now). Again there are no promises (which we all know are useless anyway), but we will have written contracts with talent explaining their entitlements upfront...we are looking out for talent on this project. We have already developed a stipend structure and compensation structure, which will be disclosed to the talent at a later date.

- The compensation will be according to the roles (required time and effort)...
- This is a comedy (and clean as well ) so the opportunity for income is greatly affected in a positive way.
- We require NO NUDITY from talent
- There are NO RELIGIOUS slurs or implications so no actor will compromise their personal morality/beliefs
- There is no extremely foul language
- Talent is offered compensation by size of the role (time needed on set), and/or a positively correlated compensation associated with dialogue percentage according to script breakdowns.

Reply to: Please send headshot/resume and link to reel if you have one to
aroehren [at]

Source: Private Submission



Looking for energetic interviewer to be in front of the camera and take control of a live show and interview and entertain a global audience of a Portland up and coming production company in sports auto racing. Check out and then submit video demo and/or resume. PIRLIVE is in the global spotlight off and on all year. Great experience and exposure to television production, pay is minimum wage to start and require talent release/ non compete.

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Source: Craigslist


CAST and CREW CALL for Festival Worthy Short Film

“Men Who Don’t Work” is a short film adapted from Raymond Carver’s “What Do You Do In San Francisco?”
The film centers around a postman who develops a strange curiosity for a family that moves into a house on his route.
The story’s examination of loneliness, regret, and the inherent flaws in all of us provides subject matter that is both challenging and cinematic.


Slightly disgruntled and jaded, the postman develops a strange and desperate intrigue for a mysterious family who moves into a house on his route.

Withdrawn, aimless, and already somewhat emotionally vacant, he becomes a shell of a man after his girlfriend takes off.

Confident yet unnerving.


The film will be shot on a Sony PMW-F3 with Nikon glass. Excellence with focus-pulling, dumping media, and following direction are critical. Experience is required.

Must have experience with digital sound recording for film. Equipment is a plus but not a requirement.

Reply to: with cover letter, resume, headshot, reel, references, etc.

Source: Craigslist


2 People To Play Costumed Characters

We're filming a short piece at the Enchanted Forest theme park on Sunday Apr. 3 from 10a-1p. 2 actors are needed to dress in full-body costumes. Options are a Wizard, Polar Bear, Chicken, & Raisin. You will be going around the park looking at things and "goofing" around. This is the reference piece:

The piece is part of a 30 minute homage/parody of 80s kid shows. It is an independent production but the park has given us permission. No real experience necessary and either gender can apply. Keep in mind we will not see your face when shooting. You should be between 5'4 & 6'2 and the costumes can be a bit cumbersome, but we will make sure that you are always comfortable and safe.

We will cover any mileage, food, and also a free trip to a park. Bring the kids if you have them. They can be extras. You'll also get copy & credit once it's done. It should be bizarre and fun. If you have any questions, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you

- Vincent Gargiulo

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Source: Craigslist