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I would like to thank all the actors who have come out to audition for this very special independent film. This process has been a labor of love and quite a ride. We are humbled by the number of talented actors and crew that have come forward, whether they have decided to participate or not. We still have a couple of roles open. See the details below.
Avenstar Productions is auditioning actors for the feature film Openings - 60% primary photography is shot and the film is scheduled for completion later this year. If you are interested in this opportunity please respond to this post with a picture and resume - links to your reel would be great!
Production title: Openings
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Aprx 90 - 100 mins
Project format: 16:9 HD
Posted on: Posted in various casting boards on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
Production location: Denver/Boulder Colorado
Production Company: Avenstar Productions
Film Website: www.openings-movie.com
Director: Mark McGinnis
Producer: Mark McGinnis/Kim McGinnis
Writer: Pamela Cuming
Casting Director: Kim McGinnis
Music: Gerstner and Peter Kater
Audition Location: TBD
Shooting Location: Colorado - Multiple Locations
Email: REPLY NOW TO THIS POST or go to: www.openings-movie.com and email us
Maybe you've seen the movies "What The Bleep" or "The Secret"? Well... this movie is not that - but there are similarities... like interviews and true stories and an amazing cast that includes Amit Goswami (What The Bleep), Joe Vitale (The Secret), Bruce Lipton (Biology of Belief)... and many more. But this film is much more than just interviews and new-age concepts. The undercurrent of this film involves a story. Meet Harry. He is smart, funny, a bit of a cynic... and can't seem to get his life moving in the right direction. Harry's lost his wife, his job, his home - and perhaps even more important, his belief that things could ever get better. Harry (think Paul Giamatti), can be funny, awkward, and even endearing. Can he "wake up" and start building an authentic life? Can Harry find the key to finally being happy? Openings is a wonderful mix of reality (amazing interview footage) and its parallel story (Harry) - all working together to provide a fulfilling and motivating feature film.
Character BIOS:[BUM] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 40-60]- SCREEN CREDIT - NON-PAY
Good-natured homeless guy - who just might be more than he appears.
[HARRY'S FATHER] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 60-80]- SCREEN CREDIT - NON-PAY
Intense older gentleman of means - he's trying to get through to Harry
before he checks out.
[SICK CHILD] [GENDER: MALE OR FEMALE] [AGE: 6 TO 10]- SCREEN CREDIT -NON-PAY
Vivacious and full of life. A visitor to the ranch, this child will capture the heart of
Harry and the audience. Boy or girls, this child should know how to just act as themselves and feel comfortable in front of the camera.
For information on the film and the production company go to: www.openings-movie.com
Sides will be given at the time of the audition. Audition dates and times will be provided when we respond to your email. If you are interested in this opportunity please respond to this post with a picture and resume - links to your reel would be great!
I'd like to be considered. Attached h/s and rez. You can see my personality profile at bigfishtalent.com
Please keep in mind that these are non-sag roles. We are not set up to work with SAG contracts or agents that work with SAG actors. Some actors that are SAG choose to work with us knowing the situation (working independently) or they are on honorary leave from SAG. This is fine as long as our position is understood upfront.
If you are still interested please do me a favor and re-send your resume and pic and which role you would like to audition for to my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to hearing from you,
Thank you for thinking of me... I'm living in SoCal right now and will be directing a reality tv series all of Oct and half of Nov and then again in Feb and Mar 2012. If this doesn't bother you or your schedule... I am interested in the part of Harry...
I'd work for the SAG ultra-low budget minimum of $100 a day + travel expenses. If that works for you... Before I audition I would like to read the entire screenplay... if that's ok. Or at least enough for me to get a good idea who Harry is. You can view my acting reel here...
http://vimeo.com/29750601 My resume is available on LinkedIn.
Kerry Brent Hower
Hi Kerry, Thank you for the email. Unfortunately we do not have what you require in our budget, which is why are looking for non-sag or sag (on honorary leave) actors. I enjoyed your reel, though. I wish you much success in Southern California - a good place to be for an actor!
I would love to audition for the role of Dorothy! Sounds like fun. I have attached a headshot and resume and here is a link to my reels: http://johnnalitt.com/Videos.html
Hi Johnna, Thank you for the response. Can you email me at email@example.com and I will give you more details. We are holding auditions on Thursday evening starting at 5:30pm.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The audition is tomorrow, October 6 from 5:30-7pm at our home in Thornton.
I can give you directions and sides after you email me.
I would love for my 6 year old daughter Brooklyn to audition for the sick child role. I am attaching her resume & a recent photo.
Thank you for your consideration,
~ Jessica S.