Sunday, April 17, 2011

Auditions: Sunday, April 17, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011.

We have spent some time focusing on finding auditions, audition preparation, and booking the right type of work. No matter how talented and gorgeous you may be, it always comes down to who you know, or rather, who knows you.

With Portland being such a small city compared to the LA and NYC markets, I am very surprised and impressed by how many networking events there are every month and even every week. With six made-in-Portland films premiering over the next six weeks, along with the monthly Portland Independent Film Meet-up
(or find it here on Facebook), the weekly get together at Morrison Hotel (Moho), and OMPA events, this is enough to keep any local actor busy with networking.

How important is it to make an appearance at these events, and how much does it make a difference in your career? Do you attend any or all of these events? How has it affected the work you are getting, and how have you grown from attending these events?

The big question of the week is - how does networking play a role in your acting career?

Let's start up this week's chat and discuss your thoughts about networking, attending events, and how this has made a difference in your acting career!

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We'll Fix It In Post Productions is looking for a few actors and actresses for a read through of our new feature film, the follow up to James vs Reality. The screenplay is a rough form right now, and we are holding a table read so I can get an idea of how it's sounding and also get some feedback on the project as a whole. While we're not casting for the actual film, this is an excellent way to get a foot in the door as everyone selected for the table read will moved straight into callbacks. We will provide beverages and snacks - the read will most likely be in Vancouver.

While there are several parts still open, there are two I'm focusing on with this ad listed below. NOTE THERE ARE NO CHILDREN'S ROLES - we welcome all adult actors/actresses who wish to have their information on file with us.

Britney - A girl in her early 20's, Britney is confident (to a fault) and pretty, but is also incredibly vain and a bit of an alcoholic.

Michael - Michael is in his late 40's/early 50's. He's a business type, starting to gray but is fairly handsome. He's a bit of a douche bag, but doesn't realize it.

A bit about my films: I'm currently working on a solo animated film 'The Chronicles of Nerm,' a sci-fi comedy that features several celebrity voice actors. My first live action film, 'James vs Reality' has won several film festivals here in the states and been accepted to several festivals internationally. James Vs Reality features incredible visual effects not often seen in indie films and last November's theatrical premiere was attended by over 525 people.

Please check out a couple quick links.
James vs Reality:
The Chronicles of Nerm:

Thank you for reading.

Reply to: Please send a headshot, resume and if you can, a demo reel/links to online footage you have and a link to your website or IMDb page. PLEASE REPLY TO CHRISRW512 [at]

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Feature Film Casting Call

Casting the last 4 roles for a Feature Film - Bulk of the shoot will be July 8th-22nd, must be available those dates, plus other shoot dates in August, pickup dates into Sept. There are no roles for children, please only submit if you feel you fit one of the character descriptions below. Please send headshot/resume and links to any work you have done in the past.
Casting will be held on May 1st in downtown PDX. Many time slots have been filled with talent submitted through agencies, but we know there is some real talent out there who is not represented. Hence the post here. While I realize this site is public, this film is trying to stay under the radar and anyone auditioning will be signing a light NDA - (non-disclosure agreement) meaning you can't post all about your audition on Facebook ect..or should you get a role, you can't be posting all over about it and where we're shooting ect..

Interviews with Aunt Gabby -- SAG - but you don't need to be SAG to be in it.

One of the co-leads is Adrienne King of Friday the 13th fame and the upcoming Lion's Gate release of The Butterfly Room

The film is highly commercial and is being shot at full broadcast quality with a full professional crew with extensive experience. Rated PG-13 -

Gabrielle “Gabby” Burkeshire married wealthy and traveled the world losing touch with her family. Now in her 50’s she finds herself widowed and dying of cancer. With no children of her own she sets her mind on reacquainting with her family to find the proper heir to her estate. With the help of her trusted personal assistant Manning, Aunt Gabby invites them all for a three day weekend at her estate to conduct interviews with each one and catch up on the lost years. As her home fills up with her siblings, nieces, and nephews, Aunt Gabby soon finds herself surrounded by her estranged family who also has lost touch with each other. She becomes the eye of an unsettled storm which has the family members dealing with unresolved issues, broken relationships, greed, backstabbing and emotional sadness. While Aunt Gabby learns about each person as an individual, they rediscover each other though laughter, tears and anger and just maybe they’ll find a second chance to learn what family means to them.

“Interviews with Aunt Gabby” is a character driven story with a true life sense of humor that is both funny and touching. As the people they are today unfold before her who will she choose?


PARKER CHEZM – Look late teens up to 20- Parker is creative, outgoing and close to his mother.
RALPH WILLARD – Look mid 20's – Never attended college instead is a crack mechanic and manages the auto shop he has worked at since he was a teen. More of a man's man beer drinking type and has a pregnant wife.
HEATHER NICHOLS – Look mid-20's – She is beautiful, egotistical, rude, and obnoxious. Total gold digger.
ANNE GHERING –.Look early 20's. Has her own style -- playful kind at heart, lesbian girlfriend to Poi, (there are no lesbian scenes)


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Casting Background Talent for a commercial (Portland, OR)

Casting 1 background talent for a commercial. If you are interested, please send me your most recent headshot and resume. Please specify if your looks have changed since the photo was taken and if you are available the day of the shoot.

Shoot Date(s): 4/26/11
Shoot Location(s): Vancouver, WA

Term: 1 year
Territory: 6 states: OR, WA, CO, AZ, ID, CA
Media: Broadcast and Internet
Air Date: May 2011

Rate: $150

Description: Customer: White Female age 40 – 55. Open to hair color and type. Must have a valid driver's license.

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Valley Rep Auditions

Hello PDX,

We wanted to remind you that auditions for Valley Repertory Theatre's first two shows for their 2011-2012 season are just around the corner!

What: Auditions for Walk a Mile: Stories of Newberg and A Christmas Carol
When: Tuesday evenings April 19 & 26 7pm-9pm -- you may audition either or both evenings
Where: CS Lewis Academy Performing Arts Center (609 South Wynooski Street, Newberg OR 97132)
Who: Actors ages 15 & up

Please note that no preparation is necessary and you may audition either or both nights. All positions are on a volunteer basis.

We will be casting an ensemble of 6-8 for Walk A Mile and an ensemble of 12-16 for A Christmas Carol. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move, work as a team and have some fun!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We would love to see you there!

Best regards,
Caleb Thurston
Valley Repertory Theatre (
Executive Director

More details:

Valley Repertory Theatre’s production of Walk a Mile will run Thursday through Saturday,
September 8-18. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm. Evening
rehearsals begin on Monday, July 25th and will run Monday through Fridays at a time
determined based on actors’ schedules.

Valley Repertory Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol will run Thursday through
Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm Saturday matinee on November
19. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 17 and will run Monday through Fridays at a time determined based on actors’
schedules. Limited daytime tour engagements to local schools in early November will depend on
schools’ responses and cast schedules.

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Source: PDX Backstage


Looking for Cast and Crew

I'm shooting a (mostly) scriptless, (mostly) budgetless feature here in a couple of weeks.

If you'd like to chip in, there's a Kickstarter acct here.

Thanks, Alex Cassun

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