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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Mark Valentine (LEAD) – Late 20s to early 30s – Caucasian A down on his luck IT guy with a passion for professional wrestling. *role requires some athletic physicality. Think: Clarke Duke, John Krasinski, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Andy Samberg.
Maggie Dixon (LEAD) – Mid 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity She’s tough in both mind and body. She doesn’t take crap from anyone. Her absolute dream in life is to become a professional wrestler. *role requires some athletic physicality, and brief implied nudity. Think: Trish Stratus, Lita, Laura Prepon, Jennifer Lawrence, Nikki Bella, Beth Phoenix, Mickey James, Kate Beckinsale.
Jack Dixon (LEAD) – Late 40s to 50s – Any ethnicity Out of shape legendary professional wrestler. At one point his career rivaled that of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Now he’s pretty much a nobody who wants badly to be a somebody again. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Jonathan (SUPPORTING) – Early to mid 20s – Caucasian He’s a clerk at the local VHS video store. He’s full of knowledge.
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
Granny (SUPPORTING) – 60+ – Caucasian Foul mouthed grandma.
Margaret Mann (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Terrible grief counselor.
Larry Lloyd (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 50s – Any ethnicity Terrible grief counselor. He partners with Margaret Mann.
Keith Krusher (SUPPORTING) – Mid 30s to early 40s – any ethnicity Friendly fry cook by day. Ferocious ring warrior by night!
Bob Wire (SUPPORTING) – Late 30s to 40s – Caucasian Out of Shape wrestler. *Professional wrestling experience a plus.
Super Al (SUPPORTING) Late 30s to 40s – Any ethnicity Out of Shape wrestler. *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
Tracy (SUPPORTING) – Early 20s to early 30s – Any ethnicity Drunk college girl Mark meets at a party. She’s interested in a one night stand with Mark.
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.
Trisha (SUPPORTING) – Early to mid 20s – Any ethnicity Wrestling groupie. Extremely attractive. *Must be comfortable with showing cleavage in the scene.
Ring Announcer (SUPPORTING) – 12-14 – Any sex – Any ethnicity Loud and obnoxious ring announcer.
Deidra (1 SCENE 4 LINES 1 V.O.) – Early to late 20s – Any ethnicity Mark’s ex-girlfriend. She’s an uber nerd, but is completely sick of Mark. Think: Janeane Garofalo
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.
Handler (1 SCENE 2 LINES) – Any sex – Any ethnicity Convention celebrity handler.
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 30s to 50s Ornery lady at the trailer park. She hates Jack.
Paul (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – Mid 30s to early 40s – Caucasian He works at the same IT company as Mark. He and Mark aren’t friends. In fact, they’ve never even spoken to each other before. *This is a featured non-speaking role.
Super Hot Girl (1 SCENE 0 LINES) – 18 to mid 20s – Any ethnicity Customer at the VHS store Jonathan works at. She has a conversation with him. *This role is improv, there are no scripted lines.
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 (FEATURED) – 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.
Jack Dixon Groupie (1 SCENE) – 20s – Caucasian Jack Dixon Groupie. She and Jack have sex in his mobile home. *This role requires topless nudity and sexual situations.
Young Maggie Dixon (Photo Only) – 10-13 – Any ethnicity Young Maggie Dixon.
Bruce (1 SCENE 2 LINES) – Late 40s to 50s – Any ethnicity Loan Shark/Pro wrestling promoter.
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: email@example.com 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)