Wormwood Seeks Voice Actors

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.

Announcement:

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
2) Microphone/Headset
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.

Primary Characters:

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.

HANK MASON
Pugilist, yet sensitive type.

EMILY SAUNDERS
Elementary teacher, tortured, sad.

BRENT SAUNDERS
Salesman, broken-hearted.

JACOB KITTER
Teenager, outcast.

RACHEL NOLEN
Teenager, free-spirited.

JIMMY DETAILS
College student, has formed over 50 metal bands and counting.

SPARROW
Tech savvy, Crowe’s Goth assistant.

SHERIFF TOM BRADLEY
High school football jock turned laid-back law enforcement.

LYNETTE BRADLEY
Prim and proper socialite, likes to gossip.

DEPUTY DREXAL
Bumbling, nervous, lacking experience.

DR. PETER MENO
Town doctor, and a womanizer and lush.

DEXTER NOLAN
Six year old boy, sensitive and quiet.

STEVE HASKELL
Bar owner, former drunk, troubled past.

LEMORA HASKELL
The town bad girl, sexually aggressive.

JONESY
Scholarly vagrant, local rambling drunk.

DEIDRE FROST
Diner owner, psychic. Seen it all.

CHARLES EDISON
Dying to be a family man, occultist.

KATRINA EDISON
Desperate for a child, occultist.

MR. BRESSIER
European, with a sinister, crackling voice.

MOB GOONS (x2), PROSTITUTE, GAS STATION ATTENDANT, BACKGROUND
To fill with cast taking on different voices.

PHINEAS THIBERT
Vincent Price type. Briefly introduced in the first act of season one, but factors in considerably in later episodes.

Commitment:

“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.
About Us:

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.

Contact Us:

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 protected]

VISIT: Habit Forming Films, LLC
www.habitformingfilms.com

VIEW: Wormwood Online
www.wormwoodshow.com

NETWORK: HFF on MySpace
www.myspace.com/habitformingfilms

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END Wormwood Open Casting Call – Friday May 25, 2007


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Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery is a full-cast audio mystery that brings the spirit of the radio drama into the 21st century world of podcasting, mp3 technology and RSS feeds. We tell stories to rival the best of television -- using only the theater of the mind.

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