Blackflight Studios is currently casting for the following Project(s)
FEATURE FILM: THE MARK
UNION STATUS: SAG NEW MEDIA (Pending)
SHOOTING LOCATION: GEORGIA
START DATE: Early to Mid 2018
TO SUBMIT: Send your Headshot/Resume and Acting Demo reel (If you have one) to email@example.com SUBJECT LINE: CHARACTER NAME. If you are selected to audition you will receive a request to submit a taped audition. This project is not slated to begin production until early 2018. Casting will be ongoing. Roles and character names are subject to change. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT FOR ONE ROLE! CHOOSE THE ONE THAT YOU FEEL FITS YOU BEST.
Sam (SUPPORTING) – Early to mid 20s – Caucasian He works at the local VHS video store, he’s friends with Jonathan. He’s deaf in one ear. *role requires some athletic physicality.
Chuck Dickey (SUPPORTING) – Mid 20s to early 30s Any ethnicity He’s the office A-hole. *role requires some athletic physicality. Think: Rainn Wilson, Zach Woods
Margaret Mann (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Terrible grief counselor.
Bobbi Wire (SUPPORTING) – 20s – 30s Caucasian – FEMALE Potty mouthed, irreverent. Think Kate Mckinnon in the SNL Abduction sketch.
Super Shotokai (SUPPORTING) 20s – 30s – African American Anime and manga nut. His wrestling persona, “Super Shotokai” is heavily influenced by Japanese culture and Dragon Ball Z. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Regina (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 40s Jack’s ex-girlfriend. He has two kids with her, of which he gets every other weekend. She’s the type of lady who spends most of her time at the nail or hair salon. Think: Peggy Bundy
Phyllis (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to mid 40s – Any ethnicity Ticket Lady. Thick Southern Accent. Think: Mama June
Phyllis’ Daughter (2 SCENES 0 LINES) – Early to mid 20s – Any ethnicity Phyllis’ daughter. She’s breastfeeding her newborn baby out in the public. *Must be comfortable with implied breastfeeding.
Ring Announcer (SUPPORTING) – 12-14 – Any sex – Any ethnicity Loud and obnoxious ring announcer.
Random Dude – Early to late 20s – Any ethnicity Deidra’s new boyfriend or something.
Dangerous Danny Boone – Mid to late 30s – Any ethnicity He likes wearing coon skin caps and wrestling. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
NINJA #1 (1 SCENE 1 LINE) – Any sex – Any ethnicity A Ninja.
NINJA #2 (1 SCENE 1 LINE) – Any sex – Any ethnicity Also a Ninja.
The Italian Sausage Johnny Morano (1 SCENE) – Mid 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity Cocky wrestler. He’s Italian, or maybe he’s not? *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
The Dumpster Diver (1 SCENE) – Mid 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity Hardcore wrestler.*Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Referee (MULTIPLE SCENES 3 LINES) – Late 20s to mid 30s – Male – Any Ethnicity Referee.
Tow Truck Driver (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – Late 30s to 50s – Latino/African American preferred Scary looking Tow Truck Driver. Think: Danny Trejo
Melba (1 SCENE 3 LINES) – Late 40s to 60s Ornery lady at the trailer park. She hates Jack. Interesting character looks welcome!
Homeless Man (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Homeless man trying to cross the street illegally. *This is a featured non speaking role.
PeeWee Hooker – Mid 30s to 50s – Caucasian Dirty redneck. Always has a beer in his hand. The kind of guy who probably cuts your grass.
Commentator #2 – Any age – Any sex – Any ethnicity Wrestling commentator. They aren’t particularly that good at it.
Jack’s Kids, Peter Paul and Mary Lou (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – 5-10 Jack’s kids They are extremely obnoxious. *They may have some improv dialog.
Young Maggie Dixon (Photo Only) – 10-13 – Any ethnicity Young Maggie Dixon.
Young Mark Valentine (1 SCENE) – 8-10 – Caucasian Young version of Mark. *This is a non speaking role.
Teen Mark Valentine (1 SCENE 2 LINES) – 12-14 – Caucasian Teen version of Mark.
Mark’s mother (1 SCENE 1 LINE) – 30s-40s – Caucasian Mark’s mother. *This is a voiceover role only!
We’re looking for interesting people to play wrestlers (or people pretending to be lol) These will all be small, but memorable bit parts in the film. There are no character breakdowns for these roles. We’re looking for actors with lots of charisma and energy. To audition simply video tape yourself cutting a professional wrestling promo to the camera, as if you were a professional wrestler (Think WWE, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair.) You can say whatever you want. A background in improvisation is GREAT! Go nuts, have fun with it! Here is some backstory in order to create your promo:
STORY: You are a wrestler in the MPWA, “Mosh Pit Wrestling Association.” You have an upcoming match with, “Toad Frog” Jimmy Wayne and you’re cutting a promo, trash talking them for your upcoming match.
Your promo should be anywhere from :30 up to 2 minutes long. Frame your video from waist up. You are free to wear costumes, or literally whatever you want to do. We want to see interesting characters. If you have some sort of wrestling persona you’ve been hiding in your closet, this is your chance to bring it out. If we see some really interesting options we may bump them to bigger roles. As of now, most of these will only work one day but will be super fun. The funnier and more ridiculous, the better! There is no age, sex or ethnicity requirements for this. We are looking for men, women, and even kids can submit! No wrestling ability or experience needed.
Email your video to: firstname.lastname@example.org SUBJECT: WRESTLING PROMO. Include in the body of the email your name and contact information. If you are an actor, please also include your headshot/resume. No acting experience is required to submit for these roles. Please use a file transfer service such as: wetransfer, dropbox or google drive to submit your video to us. DO NOT SEND US PUBLIC YOUTUBE LINKS. In fact, DO NOT PUT THEM ON YOUTUBE AT ALL. If we see any of these auditions on Youtube, you will be automatically disqualified from appearing in the film. If you have any questions, please direct them to the email listed above!
Here’s some examples of what we’re looking for:
We will be in need of background artists for this project. We will be casting for background as we begin production. You can view a list of the types of characters we will need below. If you fit any of these criteria please check back for updates on when we’ll be casting for background.
AVAILABLE BACKGROUND ROLES
Video Store Customers
Wrestling Show Attendees (recurring)
Jello/Mud Wrestlers (FEATURED)
Strippers/Exotic Dancers (FEATURED)
Bikini Girls (SOME FEATURED)