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CASTING NOTICE for “SEED”

Posted by on July 13, 2009 at 09:47:42:

CASTING NOTICE for “SEED”
PAID / UNION and NON-UNION Actors
Auditions by Appointment

“SEED” is a short science fiction film that takes place in near-future farm country. It is a father/son story set against the backdrop of a world where one corporation controls the world seed supply, and a black market has developed for bootleg seeds. “SEED” is being produced as part of “FutureStates” a new series in development by ITVS (an arm of PBS). The idea of the series is to combine the flavor and strong storytelling of “The Twilight Zone” or “The Outer Limits” with the feel of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Children of Men.” Today’s issues looked at from the perspective of what happens in the future. It is an exciting new venture that will launch initially as an online series, with the intention of anthologizing the shorts for future broadcast.

“SEED” is being produced by PageTurner Films/ M30A Films and Producer/Director Hugo Perez whose award-winning work has been broadcast on HBO, Showtime, and PBS. For more information about M30A Films, visit: www.m30afilms.com

NOTE: We are ideally looking for New York based actors, but would be willing to consider actors from elsewhere for the parts of MATEO and JUAN.

ROLES:

MATEO PEREZ, mid to late 30s. A ruggedly handsome caucasian LATINO male. MATEO is struggling to keep the family farm afloat and raise his son at the same time. He moonlights as a smuggler to make ends meet. (A latino version of Josh Brolin in “No Country for Old Men).

JUAN PEREZ, 12-14 years old. A slightly built, introspective LATINO youth. MATEO’s son, who is torn between following in his father’s footsteps, and what seems to be the wonders of the modern world offered by the corporations that run everything. (A latino Haley Joel Osment.)

DICK PHILIPS, a caucasian male in his mid-30s to mid-40s. Someone who can be charming and corrupt at the same time. Phillips is a company man who has lived by the company line for so long that he has come to believe it.

JOHN PROUDEAGLE, a Native American in their mid to late 30s. A charismatic man who runs seed with MATEO to preserve tribal heirloom strains. Has an ironic sense of humor that he uses to needle MATEO.

SCHEDULE:
Production will take place from August 20-23rd. We will need the actors playing MATEO and JUAN for that entire time. The actors playing DICK and JOHN will be needed for one shoot day each during that timeframe. We will be filming in or near the Hudson Valley and all transportation and lodging will be provided.

CONTACT:
Please submit all headshots, resumes, inquiries, and reels to:

m30a.auditions@gmail.com

You will be contacted if we decide to bring you in for an audition.

Do NOT submit materials through our website.



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