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Seeking Male and Female Actors for Web Series (Washington, DC)

Casting Call Details:
Start-up Production is seeking a male and female lead for an upcoming web series that attempts to deconstruct the Romantic Comedy genre through a mixture of hard-nosed keepin’ it real comedy and elements of Twilight Zone styled Science Fiction. This is a non-union but paid acting job. While compensation is not substantial, meals and beverages of actual quality are provided – no snacks here but actual meals (real food). While not contractually obligated, the production will probably shuttle its cast members from location to location.

The main theme of the web series revolves around dating in the 21st century and the complexities that comes with it. While there will be elements of Science Fiction, there will be no special effects of any kind. Focus will be on characterization, intimacy of subtle gestures, plot development, themes and issues, and a heavy amount of dialogue. There is no nudity involved. This production attempts to present romance in a less sterilized fashion than mainstream media.

Main Casting Call —

James: A man in his mid-twenties. He is around 6 ft tall and somewhat lanky but keeps physically fit since he appreciates partaking in the combat sports on the side and has red hair, a shaggy appearance, and a moustache and beard. He enjoys wearing warm colored earth tones

Anne: Also in her mid-twenties, she is a petite mouse like red head with big round blue or green eyes, a fair complexion, and a neurotic fiery temperament. She also likes to wear warm colored earth tones. Did I mention her look is based off of Anne Shirley, Annie the Orphan, and Raggedy Anne?

There is another “lead”, but her role might have already been cast.

Principal Photography —

The shoot will take place over a weekend sometime late this month or in early August. The crew and production will move from Gaithersburg, MD to Silver Spring, MD and then to Alexandria, VA and maybe back if need be. While there are 8 episodes in the first season, each one was written to be shot within the context of roughly one “scene.” The episodes are roughly 2 minutes long each. Being on the web does not provide an appropriate medium for anything over 5 minutes.

Casting Requirement & Preference —

Since this is a Start-Up Production, affordable, newbie, and inexperienced actors or actresses are greatly welcomed. One of the main responsibilities of the production’s director is to bring out the best acting in his actors or actresses. Also, you must be located in the DMV.

Only serious submissions will be considered. If you’re interested, please respond with “ALPHA GAMMA CHARLIE TANGO SECTOR 001 — Romantic Comedy Acting Job” in the subject line. Please send a headshot; and if possible, a clip of a reading of the famous Tomorrow soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. References are required. While not required, a resume would be appreciated. Once selected, you will be required to sign an Actor Agreement — our first meeting will be in a public setting i.e. known coffee places. Once the production is wrapped up, you will receive copies of each web episode’s final cut to use in your portfolio if you choose to pursue a further career in the performing arts. I’m quite curious to hear from you soon. Thank you.

Casting Calls Categories: Web Series Casting Calls / Paid Roles Casting Calls / Non-union Casting Calls
Audition Date: open
Project: Paid Non-Union Acting Job – Deconstructing the Romantic Comedy Genre
Location: Washington, D.C.
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