Friday, March 11, 2016

Casting Breakdown for A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

I was cast as the lead in A Matter of Perspective, a short film which will be shot in Southern Oregon, where I was raised.

I'll be teaching next week at the Christian Worldview Film Festival Guild, and on Monday my class will be "The Art and Science of Online Auditions." Since 2010 I've performed in over 20 film projects, and I only did a live audition for one of those. I want to share some of the things I've learned over the years about recording auditions at home.

For our material, we'll be using sides from A Matter of Perspective, and the director, Mike Hill, will be a part of the process. 

Also, Rebekah Cook will be on hand. She's served in the casting department for several films and was casting director for Polycarp and The Screenwriters (which will premiere at the Festival). 

So my class about how to upload an audition will actually be a live audition for those we have time to see. The rest of you will go home well equipped to audition for this project and any others that come down the pike. 

If you'll be at the Guild, please consider auditioning. Instructions follow. If you can't get to San Antonio by Monday, watch www.AMatterOfPerspective.us for instructions on how to upload an audition after the Festival.

Friday, March 11, 2016, 3:00 PM Eastern
A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE (5 roles)
Non-Union Short Film
Producer: Mike Hill
Director: Mike Hill
Writers: Jeff Gerke
Casting Director (for the workshop): Rich Swingle with Rebekah Cook
Interviews: During Rich Swingle’s class at the Christian Worldview Film Festival, Monday, March 14, Workshop #2 (2:45-4pm), "The Art and Science of Online Auditions," Red Oak Ballroom A. Online auditions to follow.
Shoot/Start Date: June 20-24
Pay Rate: $100/Day, filming in beautiful Southern Oregon.
Location: Southern Oregon. Housing, meals and local travel provided but not transportation to Medford, OR.

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY
ONLY IF YOU WILL BE IN RICH SWINGLE’S CLASS AT THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW FILM FESTIVAL send Headshot, Résumé and link to your Reel (if available) to Casting@RichDrama.com

Watch www.AMatterOfPerspective.us for future casting calls and instructions.

Click the NAME of the role to download sides. Please print them and bring them to the class. A limited number of sides will be on hand.

[ GARRETH ADAMSON ]
(CAST: Rich Swingle) A middle-aged Christian gift company administrator who has drifted from the vibrant, contagious faith that he once had, and somehow has become dissatisfied.  Even while living and working in a breathtaking rural community in Southern Oregon, he continued to grow bitter until one day, during a pivotal moment, he is shamed into the realization that he is missing all of the joy and contentment that God has for him.  After a second chance, he is awakened to the immense treasure he possesses and the beauty of his beloved hometown. LEAD


(MODIFIED LOCAL HIRE) MALE or FEMALE, 25-45 years old, ANY ETHNICITY. A tall, model-type from California. Garreth’s manager. It appears that he wants Garreth to work out of another office and needs his vice president, Ted (or Teri) to make it happen. It’s later revealed he stopped Ted from firing Garreth. LEAD


(MODIFIED LOCAL HIRE) MALE or FEMALE, 45-65 years old, ANY ETHNICITY.  Garreth’s Vice President. Needs to move Garreth to another facility, but wants to be kind in the process. SUPPORTING


[ ECHOLS ]
(MODIFIED LOCAL HIRE) MALE or FEMALE, 45-65 years old, ANY ETHNICITY. Vice President of Sales for Cascade Christian Gifts. Loves the Lord and all and everyone He’s created. Discerns that all is not as it appears in Garreth’s life, but wants to model life in the Spirit. ONE SCENE


[ TERRI ]
(MODIFIED LOCAL HIRE) FEMALE, 25-45 years old, ANY ETHNICITY.  Ted’s executive assistant. Needs to deliver some devastating news and is rattled by it. She and Garreth are playing with an attraction to each other. ONE SCENE


SYNOPSIS:  A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE is a story about a middle-aged Christian gift company administrator who has drifted from the vibrant, contagious faith that he once had, and somehow has become dissatisfied.  Even while living and working in a breathtaking rural community in Southern Oregon, he continued to grow bitter until one day, during a pivotal moment, he is shamed into the realization that he is missing all of the joy and contentment that God has for him.  After a second chance, he is awakened to the immense treasure he possesses and the beauty of his beloved hometown.

I play a lead in Providence, which could be heading to a city near you. Sign up at www.RichDrama.com/Updates to get the announcement.

Registration is now open for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp.

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