Now hiring: A cast of tens

And now it’s time to dig up some people willing to star in this darn thing. Yes, we have some actors already lined up, but we have plenty more roles – including a couple leads – yet to be cast.

Here are the full details:

Argo One Productions, LLC is seeking a large, diverse cast for their sci-fi horror comedy Inhumanwich! Actors must be available to shoot most weekends between February 12 through April 24, 2011 in Cincinnati and its surrounding suburbs. Aside from one or two brief Friday evenings, shooting will begin around 8 or 9 AM and wrap by sundown (and hopefully earlier). This is a special effects-heavy production; actors may be required to deal with effects make-up.

More importantly, actors must be willing to volunteer their time. To repeat: THIS IS AN UNPAID PRODUCTION. (Hey, it’ll look great on your demo reel!)

The size of the cast requires us to seek people willing to put in plenty of work over many weekends even if they don’t have any dialogue. Many secondary characters have little to say but much to do; others appear for one or two scenes, deliver a mountain of dialogue with whip-smart comic timing, then completely disappear for the rest of the movie. Due to these demands, we need quality actors in roles of every size. If you’re not willing to accept a “smaller” supporting role, please do not apply.

Despite how they’re listed below, most roles in the cast are not gender/age/race specific. If we find someone completely opposite of how he/she is physically described in the script yet still fits the role otherwise, we’re willing to make changes to accommodate. Because of this, during auditions, men will be asked to read a female role and vice versa.

The roles we need to cast are:

DR. CHANG. Male, 45-65. A man of science and wisdom.
LISA NEUMANN. Female, 25-40. Determined housewife. (Must be able to scream. A lot.)
JOE NEUMANN. Male, 25-40. Squarejawed hero turned monster. (Must be willing to spend several scenes wearing heavy makeup.)
CORPORAL MULLIGAN. Male, 18-25. Young soldier.
MURRAY. Male, 20-30. Eager young geek.
TOM. Male, 18-20. Dumb horny teenager. (Must be willing to kiss on camera.) (Must be able to deliver a “girly” scream.)
BETTY. Female, 18-20. Smart horny teenager. (Must be willing to kiss on camera.)
ORVILLE HAMPTON. Male, 60-70. Cranky old farmer.
ALISON STEVENS. Female, 30-40. Worrisome wife.
FATHER CORRIGAN. Male, 50-65. Kindly priest.
SHERRY. Female, 35-45. Bobbysoxer sweetheart. (Character is a teenager but will likely be played by a middle-aged actor.)
LOIS. Female, 35-45. Bobbysoxer sweetheart. (Character is a teenager but will likely be played by a middle-aged actor.)
THE PRESIDENT. Male, 55-70. Esteemed gentleman/buffoon.
THE FIRST LADY. Female, 55-70. Vapid politician’s wife.
RON WHITACRE. Male, 35-45. Sleazy PR guy.
MAYOR VAN HORN. Male, 45-65. Beleaguered politician.
KATHY. Female, 35-45. Fast-talking secretary.
ARMY PRIVATES. Ten to fifteen males and females, 18-25. Inexperienced soldiers of various importance to the plot.
NARRATOR and DISC JOCKEY. They have terrific voices.

Auditions will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Union Township Civic Center, just off I-275 in Clermont County. We have the space reserved from 9 AM to 1 PM; with luck, we’ll be swamped with responses and have to struggle to squeeze everyone in – but more likely, those four hours will be plenty of time to see everyone.

Actors will be asked to read at least one (and possibly up to three) short monologues from our script and offer up their best horror movie scream. (Even if you’re not auditioning for a part that requires screaming, we want to hear everyone scream.)

We’re hoping to go completely paperless with this audition, so there will be no forms to fill out upon your arrival. We’ll be getting all your relevant information beforehand, via email.

To schedule a spot in the auditions or to simply ask us any questions, email us at ArgoOneProductions [at] gmail.com. Please include the word “auditions” in the subject so we know you’re an actual human being.

We look forward to seeing you!

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4 thoughts on “Now hiring: A cast of tens

  1. Curious if you are still in need of Talent? I am not only inquiring for myself. The project looks awesome and I know several people that would love the opportunity to audition and be a part of the creative process. I only wish I would have heard of this project earlier, so as not to email after the fact of casting.

  2. Aspiring actor here. Looking forward to a fun audition if nothing else.

    JR

    • Make sure you email ArgoOneProductions [at] gmail.com to reserve an audition time. (Those showing up without an appointment will be deemed lowest priority, and we will point and laugh.)

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