Casting Call for Male Roles

We are developing a new drama web series and are in search of talented actors looking for an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Send headshot, resume, and contact information to us and we will send you an audition time.

Casting contact info: Amy Howansky, ffthcasting@gmail.com
Production title:
Far From the Heart
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Webseries (8 episodes of 6-10 minutes each)
Production location: Albany/Schenectady/Troy, New York
Production Company: 15 Stones Productions
Director: Victor Rodriguez
Producers: David Zuckerman, Amy Howansky
Audition Location: 409 River Street, Troy, NY  12180
Shooting Location: Albany/Schenectady/Troy, New York
Compensation: Non-paid

Auditions: Saturday, November 19, 10am – 4pm
(Please note that all auditions will be given a specific time within this window.)
Shooting: Spring/Summer 2012

Synopsis:
Kilian is immortal.  He’s been married, served in the army, had lots of different professions, and somehow, through it all, he has managed to stay undetected.  Or has he?  Does his business partner suspect that there is something different about him?  Will his new love be intrigued or turned off by his old-world charm?  Will a secret from 150 years ago finally catch up to him?

Seeking talent for the following roles:

Reenactors
Revolutionary War era reenactors including: wedding guests, farm hands, soldiers.

Role #1 – Kilian
Kilian (over 600 years old), is a native of the Netherlands. Despite his age, he is a younger looking man, but displays a mature aura that others sense easily.  He is level-headed, charming, and worldly.
Age: from 32 to 38

Role #2 – Jimmy Mitchell (role has been filled)
Jimmy is a small-time crook with arrogant ambitions. Jimmy is not a stupid man, but the stupid mistakes he makes out of laziness and greed get him into trouble.  He is quick-tempered, lazy, and lacking in common sense.
Age: from 30 to 35

Role #5 – Ray
Ray is Kilian’s partner in the 1960′s. He is a gambler, willing to do anything for a buck, but with his lack of common sense, he often finds himself in sticky situations.
Age: from 30 to 35

Role #6 – Carlos
Carlos is a hot-tempered Cuban who hates nothing more than to be cheated.  He is not much for chitchat, especially if it is in English, but he is willing to deal with Americans if he can make a quick, shady buck in the post-embargo 1960’s.
Age: from 35 to 55

Role #8 – Stu
Stu is a regular at Kilian’s, and is a personal friend of Jack Mitchell. He probably has a drinking problem, but who cares, he’s a happy drunk!  He is fun, quick with a joke, and respectful of others.
Age: from 40 to 65

Role #9 – The Fence
The Fence is a stereotypical Italian diamond dealer with lots of gold and thick accent. He is reserved, serious, and nervous.
Age: from 30 to 50

Role #10 – Jack Mitchell
Jack is a retired police detective preoccupied with the search for a mysterious man who murdered one of his ancestors.  His no-nonsense, analytical, and strict demeanor made him a star officer, well-respected by those in the community.  He is embarrassed by his shady, good-for-nothing son, Jimmy.
Age: from 55 to 70

Role #12 – Sam Wilson
Sam owns a meat packing company that supplies the US Army during the War of 1812.  The only thing that comes before business is a challenging game of chess.  He is stubborn, yet smart enough to know when stubbornness should be put aside.  As a gentleman, he respects the quick wit and smart moves of others.
Age: from 35 to 55

Role #13 – Mafioso
The Mafioso is the captain of a local crime family in the 1950’s.  He is a suave businessman, who remains cool and collected even when trouble is at hand. His men are loyal to him, and he can communicate what he wants to them with just a look.
Age: from 45 to 60

Role #14 – Abram Mitchell
Abram is a farmer and family man who answers the call of his country to serve in the Civil War.  He believes in the nobleness of duty and responsibility, even if it means harm to himself.
Age: from 25 to 40

Role #15 – Mob Goon
Mobster ensemble.  The 1950’s mob goon is loyal, but not very bright.
Age: from 25 – 40

Role #16 – Maggie’s French-Canadian Connection
Maggie’s connection likes making money from gin-running during Prohibition, but he doesn’t like working with dames.
Age: from 30 to 50

Role #17 – Red
Red does dirty work, and needs connections to help him “move” items.  He’s not stupid enough to push a deal that isn’t likely to go through.
Age: from 30 to 50

Roles #18, #19 – Cuban Goons
Ensemble. The Cuban goons are tough, physically fit, and easily provoked. The work they do for Carlos in the 1960’s is shady, but rewarding.
Age: from 20 to 35

Role #20 – Priest #1
The priest is a conservative Caucasian who performs all of his duties with dignity.  He presides over Killian’s and Abagail’s wedding in the 1770’s.
Age: from 35 to 75

Role #21 – Priest #2
The priest is used to performing the funeral services for policemen. He has done many of them.
Age: from 30 to 65

Roles #25, #26 – Gin Runners
Ensemble.  The gin runners take advantage of Prohibition to make some money by bringing booze in from Canada.  They are physically fit laborers who get the benefit of sharing in the product once it has been loaded on the smugglers’ truck.
Age: from 20 to 55

Role #28 – Foreman
The foreman is very stressed from his job in a factory in the 1810’s.  His nervous energy and worried pacing reach their peak during a factory fire.
Age: from 40 to 60

Role #29 – “Fireman”
The strong, brave “fireman” carries people from a burning factory in the 1810’s.
Age: from 25 to 55

Role #30 – Bar Customer
The bar customer likes to have a good time with his buddies.  Most days he over-tips, and needs an escort to find the exit door.
Age: from 30 to 65

Role #31 – Mr. Shaw (Abigail’s father)
Mr. Shaw is an estate owner in the 1770’s. His generous nature is evident in the way he helps those in need, and welcomes new people into his fold.  He is proud of his daughter, and wants what is best for her.
Age: 50 to 70

Role #32 – Elias Mitchell
Elias is the young son of Abram Mitchell. He works and plays on his father’s farm during the Civil War.
Age: 8 to 15

Extras:
Many extras needed, any age above 18, any ethnicity, to play 1780’s wedding guests, bar customers, funeral attendees, people enjoying a park, restaurant customers, hospitals visitors, 1950’s mobsters, and 1810’s spectators and dead bodies at a fire.

 

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Casting Call “Far From the Heart”

We are developing a new drama web series and are in search of talented actors looking for an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Send headshot, resume, and contact information to us and we will send you an audition time.

Casting contact info: Chris Brozek, 518-527-3802, chrisbrozek@yahoo.com
Production title:
Far From the Heart
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Webseries (8 episodes of 6-10 minutes each)
Production location: Albany/Schenectady/Troy, New York
Production Company: 15 Stones Productions
Director: Victor Rodriguez
Producers: David Zuckerman, Amy Howansky
Audition Location: Albany Talent Agency, 750 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, 1st floor
Shooting Location: Albany/Schenectady/Troy, New York
Compensation: Non-paid

Auditions: Sunday, September 18, 10am – 4pm
(Please note that all auditions will be given a specific time within this window.)
Shooting: Spring/Summer 2012

Synopsis:
Kilian is immortal.  He’s been married, served in the army, had lots of different professions, and somehow, through it all, he has managed to stay undetected.  Or has he?  Does his business partner suspect that there is something different about him?  Will his new love be intrigued or turned off by his old-world charm?  Will a secret from 150 years ago finally catch up to him?

Seeking talent for the following roles:

Reenactors
Revolutionary War era reenactors including: wedding guests, farm hands, soldiers.

Role #1 – Kilian
Kilian (over 600 years old), is a native of the Netherlands. Despite his age, he is a younger looking man, but displays a mature aura that others sense easily.  He is level-headed, charming, and worldly.
Age: from 32 to 38

Role #2 – Jimmy Mitchell
Jimmy is a small-time crook with arrogant ambitions. Jimmy is not a stupid man, but the stupid mistakes he makes out of laziness and greed get him into trouble.  He is quick-tempered, lazy, and lacking in common sense.
Age: from 30 to 35

Role #3 – Abby
Abby is an attractive nurse at the local hospital. She believes in the basic good in people, but she won’t stand for any funny business.  She is strong-willed, dedicated, and good-natured.
Age: 30 to 35

Role #4 – Abagail Shaw
Abagail is a naive teen who falls in love with Kilian in the late 1700’s. Later, as a 50 year old lady, she dies tragically in a fire.  As a teen she is inexperienced, but hard-working and brave.  As an older women she is devoted, still hardworking, and practical.
Age: 16 to 20

Role #5 – Ray
Ray is Kilian’s partner in the 1960’s. He is a gambler, willing to do anything for a buck, but with his lack of common sense, he often finds himself in sticky situations.
Age: from 30 to 35

Role #6 – Carlos
Carlos is a hot-tempered Cuban who hates nothing more than to be cheated.  He is not much for chitchat, especially if it is in English, but he is willing to deal with Americans if he can make a quick, shady buck in the post-embargo 1960’s.
Age: from 35 to 55

Role #7 – Jill
Jill is an attractive, single mother trying to make ends meet by working at Kilian’s bar. She chats easily with the customers, is good-natured, and doesn’t mind working hard as long as the music is playing in the background.
Age: from 20 – 30

Role #8 – Stu
Stu is a regular at Kilian’s, and is a personal friend of Jack Mitchell. He probably has a drinking problem, but who cares, he’s a happy drunk!  He is fun, quick with a joke, and respectful of others.
Age: from 40 to 65

Role #9 – The Fence
The Fence is a stereotypical Italian diamond dealer with lots of gold and thick accent. He is reserved, serious, and nervous.
Age: from 30 to 50

Role #10 – Jack Mitchell
Jack is a retired police detective preoccupied with the search for a mysterious man who murdered one of his ancestors.  His no-nonsense, analytical, and strict demeanor made him a star officer, well-respected by those in the community.  He is embarrassed by his shady, good-for-nothing son, Jimmy.
Age: from 55 to 70

Role #11 – Maggie
Maggie is an attractive 1920’s flapper and business woman. She is used to getting her own way.  Worldly and fun, the seductress uses her sexuality to get what she wants, when she wants it.
Age: from 25 to 40

Role #12 – Sam Wilson
Sam owns a meat packing company that supplies the US Army during the War of 1812.  The only thing that comes before business is a challenging game of chess.  He is stubborn, yet smart enough to know when stubbornness should be put aside.  As a gentleman, he respects the quick wit and smart moves of others.
Age: from 35 to 55

Role #13 – Mafioso
The Mafioso is the captain of a local crime family in the 1950’s.  He is a suave businessman, who remains cool and collected even when trouble is at hand. His men are loyal to him, and he can communicate what he wants to them with just a look.
Age: from 45 to 60

Role #14 – Abram Mitchell
Abram is a farmer and family man who answers the call of his country to serve in the Civil War.  He believes in the nobleness of duty and responsibility, even if it means harm to himself.
Age: from 25 to 40

Role #15 – Mob Goon
Mobster ensemble.  The 1950’s mob goon is loyal, but not very bright.
Age: from 25 – 40

Role #16 – Maggie’s French-Canadian Connection
Ensemble.  Maggie’s connection likes making money from gin-running during Prohibition, but he doesn’t like working with dames.
Age: from 30 to 50

Role #17 – Red
Red does dirty work, and needs connections to help him “move” items. He’s not stupid enough to push a deal that isn’t likely to go through.
Age: from 30 to 50

Roles #18, #19 – Cuban Goons
Ensemble. The Cuban goons are tough, physically fit, and easily provoked. The work they do for Carlos in the 1960’s is shady, but rewarding.
Age: from 20 to 35

Role #20 – Priest #1
The priest is a conservative Caucasian who performs all of his duties with dignity.  He presides over Killian’s and Abagail’s wedding in the 1770’s.
Age: from 35 to 75

Role #21 – Priest #2
The priest is used to performing the funeral services for policemen. He has done many of them.
Age: from 30 to 65

Roles #22, #23 – Nurse
The nurses are used to working in the emergency room and intensive care unit.  They always put the health of their patients first.
Age: from 20 to 60, male or female

Role #24 – Waiter/Waitress
The waiter/waitress takes some drink orders and maybe gets a nice tip.
Gender: male/female
Age: from 18 to 50

Roles #25, #26 – Gin Runners
The gin runners take advantage of Prohibition to make some money by bringing booze in from Canada.  They are physically fit laborers who get the benefit of sharing in the product once it has been loaded on the smugglers’ truck.
Age: from 20 to 55

Role #27 – Doctor
The intensive care unit doctor has had to tell many families that their loved ones have passed on.  S/he always does so professionally and compassionately.
Gender: male/female
Age: from 30 to 60

Role #28 – Foreman
The foreman is very stressed from his job in a factory in the 1810’s.  His nervous energy and worried pacing reach their peak during a factory fire.
Age: from 40 to 60

Role #29 – “Fireman”
The strong, brave “fireman” carries people from a burning factory in the 1810’s.
Age: from 25 to 55

Role #30 – Bar Customer
The bar customer likes to have a good time with his buddies.  Most days he over-tips, and needs an escort to find the exit door.
Age: from 30 to 65

Role #31 – Mr. Shaw (Abigail’s father)
Mr. Shaw is an estate owner in the 1770’s. His generous nature is evident in the way he helps those in need, and welcomes new people into his fold.  He is proud of his daughter, and wants what is best for her.
Age: 50 to 70

Role #32 – Elias Mitchell
Elias is the young son of Abram Mitchell. He works and plays on his father’s farm during the Civil War.
Age: 8 to 15

Extras:
Many extras needed, any age above 18, any ethnicity, males and females to play 1780’s wedding guests, bar customers, funeral attendees, people enjoying a park, restaurant customers, hospitals visitors, 1950’s mobsters and molls, and 1810’s spectators and dead bodies at a fire.