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Casting Call: 'True Drama'

Nov 8, 2017



EXPIRES:December 31, 2017


Macmillan Films

James Thomas, general mgr. of prod.

Production Description

Casting "True Drama" a film which questions the modern norm of hyper-violence in media. The story follows the God of drama - Dionysos - who appears in Greenwich Connecticut in order to stop the corruption of the art of acting. When his warnings go ignored, the Dionysian is unleashed. 

The story features three groups of protagonists: (1) the Greenwich Police, (2) the masked vigilante (the Greek God of drama) and his cult followers and (3) a rich film producer who is obsessed with realism and recreating the death-row ramblings of a serial killer. As the Greenwich Police investigate a missing actress, they discover the gulf between old drama and new. The violence in Greek drama is always a warning to the living - a cautionary tale - and an invitation to a more thoughtful life. The violence in modern media is often, well ... a nihilistic celebration of blood ****. The film reminds people that drama was invented at the same time as democracy and that its purpose is to prepare people to shoulder the burdens of citizenship in a democracy.

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Slashers (Day Player): Male, 18-44

dress in black, wear a slasher mask and enjoy stabbing with a knife; highlight any stage combat and acrobatic skills. The masks come off in the final scene.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Bacchae (Day Player): Female, 18-28

attractive, slim, dancer-type students who dress and move well.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Slasher Film Stars/Victims (Supporting): Female, 16-25

attractive young actors who play the stars of a slasher movie in the film. Scene include: rehearsing lines from the Slasher film, a slumber party at the real Slasher house and playing the victim in slasher scenes. Opportunity for improvisation.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Dionysos - The God Of Drama (Lead): Male, 31+

6'-2", has the "voice of God", and enjoys being great at everything - including: waltzing, magic disappearing acts, wooing women and fighting in Greek armor with two short gladius swords. His face is always hidden behind a mask. The police think he's an unhinged actor? But he's having too much fun for anyone else to doubt his divinity. Note: The part may be played by several actors so list your voice-over, dance, or combat skills.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Greenwich Police Officers (Day Player): Males & Females, 18-60

police officers, detectives and SWAT with blue combat pants, black shoes and white shirts needed for playing Greenwich PD and SWAT. We have the technical vests, helmets and prop guns. Experience with breaching in a stack ideal.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo

We are looking for extras for a shoot in Old Greenwich, CT on Nov 27th. Must have black shoes and dark trousers. Will play various roles as dancers, slashers and police officers. Transport covered from NYC. Pays $50.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses via Skype; shoots in Old Greenwich and NYC this Autumn.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $50/day plus train cost from NYC to Old Greenwich

Key Details

Seeking talent from:

Old Greenwich, CT; New York, NY

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