Casting Call in Atlanta | Web Series

08/27/2011

Posted by the Directors Assistant
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Atlanta
ZDream Presents
“Upyri”
Casting Information

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 9am to 6pm
Location: You will be notified within 24-48 hours after pre-selection for auditions
Projected Film Dates: Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 2011
Projected Film-Pickup Dates: Saturday, October 29 & Sunday October 30, 2011
STORYLINE:
“As the war wages internally within the human soul there’s a physical manifestation of evil that walks the earth. This evil is called “Upyri” or vampires. Currently, vampires are accepted within society and they have created governments that co-exist with humans. They have also established rights and laws which they must obey, but there are seven vampires that roam the earth with a specific purpose. They live by no rules and are powered by the fear they create within the human soul. They drink a certain type of blood called “Shine” which has an intoxicating taste and gives them incredible power. They seek the one that will give them ultimate power. These seven vampires purpose is to find and capture the virgin who possesses the true blood in which they will receive the power to walk in sunlight. Their plan is to convert the world into vampires and build their army for the war that’s prophesized to come. But there is more to this prophesy than what the vampires know. “If a head vampire is struggling with who and what they are internally, they have a chance to be changed IF they believe in the power of the blood. Only three people know this part of the prophecy. Will the world be transformed into vampires? Are humans already something more sinister? Is there hope? Let’s meet the characters.
FILMING TYPE: Cinematic Video Web Series (A music video that combines the theatrical elements of thriller with the look and relatability of True blood.)

(This pilot that will lead into four 10 minute episodes with the fifth episode done and shot live.) *The pilot will be used to attain a budget for the five episode season*
COMPENSATION: All paid roles will receive a $25.00 stipend and lunch will be provided during production and IMDB credits after completion/release.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS
HUBRIS (PRIDE): (Early 30’s/Mid 30’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. Description clean cut and well groomed with a cocky persona. He’s very arrogant and selfish and his mannerisms are strong, cinematic and aggressive.

SIN- He struggles with the excessive belief in his own abilities. Pride interferes with an individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise.
GIFT- Lyricist- Has the ability to create rhymes through Music
*(You would need to display rapping or spoken word ability)*

MAMMON (GREED) (Early 20’s/ Late/ 20’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. Clean cut look with a smooth/suave persona, has a very uncaring attitude and focuses on self all the time.

SIN The inordinate love of possessions and desire to have unlimited power and total control.
GIFT- Spoken word- he has the ability to control through his words
*(You would need to display rapping or spoken word ability)*

INVIDIA (ENVY) (Early/Mid 30’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Female She has a resentful vibe and she feels everyone owes her something. Her mannerisms are catty and she’s very tactical.

SIN- This is the love and desire to own what belongs to someone else. This transgression is the discontentment over another’s superiority over us in possessions or some good fortune.
GIFT –Singer- Has the ability to utilize words through any melody
*(You would need to display vocal ability)*

THUMPS (WRATH) (Late 30’s Late 40’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. He has strong features, quick temper and pit bull ferocity. His mannerisms are quick and abrasive

SIN: This is the transgression of anger or strong exasperation in rage at something or someone.
GIFT – Artist and gifted painter- His art/drawings foretell the future

DELILAH (LUST) (Late 20’s/Early 30’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Female. She has an attractive figure with full lips. She’s very tempting and seductive. Her mannerisms are overly sexual and she dresses erotically.

SIN- The feeling of having an inordinate and intense longing or appetite for something such as power, or sexual cravings. (Lover of Greed)
GIFT – Dance- has the ability to hypnotize through dance
*(You would need to display dancing ability)*

PHAROS (GLUTTONY) (Early 30’s/Mid 30’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. He’s a big man with a solid build (doesn’t have to be muscular, 6’0-6’4 225-275 pounds) loud and amusing. When he sees, smells or tastes blood (food) he then becomes very comical/aggressive.

SIN- having the desire to consume more than required.
GIFT- Comedian-He has the ability to captivate by laughter through jokes or amusing situations.
*(You would need to display comedic ability)*

MORGANS (SLOTH) (Late 30’s/Mid 40’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. He’s very nonchalant with slow mannerisms. He’s a slender guy with an idle energy and very insensitive.
SIN- The avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
GIFT: Writer- He has the ability to alter history, rewrite laws, prophecies and write curses.

TOUSSAINT (GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER) (Mid 40’s/Late 40’s) NON-PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. He was turned into a vampire over 1,500 years ago and he never liked being a vampire. He’s very wise, humble but somewhat bitter.

SIN- Unknown
GIFT- Omniscient Speaker – He has infinite awareness, understanding, and insight in which he expresses through different vocal tones, melodies and energy
*(You would need to display vocal ability)*

JOHN (HUMAN) (Early 20’s/ Early 30’s) PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Male. He’s very confused (on the border of being lost) and he’s battling wrong and right internally. He’s a strong person but His mannerisms are jittery and uneasy. and he has a fear of being lost.

SIN-Pride, lust, wrath, envy, and greed

GIFT- Has the ability to create rhymes through Music

POWER: Unknown

*(You would need to display rapping or spoken word ability)*

ELIZABETH (Early 20’s Late 20’s) NON-PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Female. She is very compassionate but fearful but she has a silent, confident aura about herself. Her presence stands out.

VIRGIN 1 (Late 20’s/ Early 30’s) NON-PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Female. Attractive, need to portray a fearful emotion

NARRATOR NON-PAID: Any Ethnicity Male or Female. Must have a distinctive voice.

VIRGIN 2: (Early 20’s/ Early 30’s) NON-PAID ROLE: Any Ethnicity Female. Attractive and sincere. She’s terrified of what’s about to happen to her.

*THESE ARE RECURRING ROLES AND WE NEED DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES TO REPRESENT THESE CHARACTERS*

***NOTE: THIS AUDITION PROCESS IS VERY UNIQUE. WE ARE ALLOWING YOU TO INTERPRET EACH CHARACTER AND PREPARE A CREATIVE PIECE FOR OUR VIEWING. THERE IS NO WRONG OR RIGHT WAY TO AUDITION…JUST MAKE SURE FOR THE ROLE YOU CHOOSE, YOU HAVE THE ARTISTIC ABILITY INDICATED***

PLEASE PREPARE A ONE-MINUTE MONOLOGUE FOR YOUR AUDITION PERTAINING TO THE CHARACTER YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAY (IF YOU CAN RAP/SING, SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE OR POSSESS ANY OTHER TALENTS PLEASE STATE AND BE PREPARED TO SHOWCASE OR INCORPORATE INTO YOUR IMPROVISATIONAL MONOLOGUE). COME DRESSED ACCORDINGLY. AUDITIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED IN 10-MINUTE INCREMENTS.

SUBMIT YOUR RESUME, 1 HEADSHOT, 1 FULL BODY SHOT AND 2 TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO AUDITION TO: UPYRICASTING@GMAIL.COM. PLEASE PLACE THE ROLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO AUDTION FOR IN THE SUBJECT HEADING.

**VIDEO AUDITIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED PLEASE ADHERE TO THE MONOLOGUE CRITERIA STATED ABOVE** PLEASE SEND VIDEO AUDITIONS TO: UPYRIVIDEOCASTING@GMAIL.COM

***ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE ON PROJECTED DATES***

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this audition contact, “Z” at 770.668.3160 during office hours (9am to 6pm)

This web series will be streamed online and individual episodes will be submitted into film festivals. We seek to turn this into a Television series in the future.

Casting Location: Atlanta
Contact email: Upyricasting@gmail.com

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