OPEN CASTING CALL FOR “WORMWOOD,” A SERIALIZED AUDIO DRAMA
Friday, May 25, 2007
Welcome To Wormwood.
Dr. Xander Crowe, a once prominent psychologist until his obsession with the occult led him down the darkest of paths, has come to town chasing the vision of a drowned woman. But as he delves into the quirky mysteries of the area and becomes entangled in the dark lives of those who know the secrets, the only thing of which Crowe is certain: there is no drowned woman in the seemingly forgotten town of Wormwood… yet.
“Wormwood” is a serialized weekly podcast blending mystery and horror with human drama and humor, a venture to create compelling online audio drama to compete with the best series on television.
Open casting call for actors in the Los Angeles area for Habit Forming Films’ new dramatic audio series, “Wormwood.” Auditions will take place online following a standard actor submission process. Note that we will record all segments of the series in the Los Angeles area as a group performance, so actors must be local. We are unable to isolate and record characters separately or online.
How to Audition:
The audition process will be conducted online, and coordinated and scheduled the same as with any audition. You will be given sides along with a date and time to login for your read.
Please be sure to have the following:
1) Internet Access
3) Skype Account
To download and install Skype, visit: http://www.skype.com. There is no fee involved with downloading or setting up new accounts.
Special Accommodations: If an online audition is not possible, let us know, and we can work to arrange a read in person.
This is an audio drama. Actors must be able to carry the story with ample and, sometimes, elaborate and twisty dialogue.
DR. XANDER CROWE
British. Impatient and clever.
Pugilist, yet sensitive type.
Elementary teacher, tortured, sad.
College student, has formed over 50 metal bands and counting.
Tech savvy, Crowe’s Goth assistant.
SHERIFF TOM BRADLEY
High school football jock turned laid-back law enforcement.
Prim and proper socialite, likes to gossip.
Bumbling, nervous, lacking experience.
DR. PETER MENO
Town doctor, and a womanizer and lush.
Six year old boy, sensitive and quiet.
Bar owner, former drunk, troubled past.
The town bad girl, sexually aggressive.
Scholarly vagrant, local rambling drunk.
Diner owner, psychic. Seen it all.
Dying to be a family man, occultist.
Desperate for a child, occultist.
European, with a sinister, crackling voice.
MOB GOONS (x2), PROSTITUTE, GAS STATION ATTENDANT, BACKGROUND
To fill with cast taking on different voices.
Vincent Price type. Briefly introduced in the first act of season one, but factors in considerably in later episodes.
“Wormwood” has been mapped out for three seasons, each consisting of twenty-four episodes, each episode twenty-minutes in length. We will produce a season over three live group recording sessions, spread out every two to three months. Our first recording session of the initial eight episodes will take place over the third weekend of June. We are expecting each session to run about eight hours. NOTE: THESE WILL BE LIVE GROUP RECORDINGS, ACTORS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE PERFORMANCE. We are seeking to find a committed cast able to dedicate one full or two partial weekend days every couple of months.
Habit Forming Films is an award-winning independent production company dedicated to producing ambitious and challenging short films, feature length screenplays, and other new media content. Our first short film won a prestigious Remi award at Houston Worldfest 2006 and a Best Actor award at the Sacramento Film Festival 2007. Our second film will debut at the Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood later this year as part of the FAIF International Film Festival. Currently in post-production, our recently completed short film is a stylized noir aimed at high profile festivals, Sundance and the like.
If interested in submitting for any of the voice roles in “Wormwood,” contact us by emailing a brief introduction and résumé (headshots not necessary, but would be appreciated) to: email@example.com.
VISIT: Habit Forming Films, LLC
VIEW: Wormwood Online
NETWORK: HFF on MySpace
END Wormwood Open Casting Call – Friday May 25, 2007