Auditions in Kansas City for Corporate Video Project, Actors 19 to 90 in Kansas

12/12/2016

The Five Styles of Household Dining “Dashboard” Project (Corporate training video vignettes) 4 Characters and 4 Extras needed. Non-union. KC, KS

Location: Kansas City, Kansas

Type: Video

Action Pact is a long term care provider, architectural design and development firm based in Manhattan, Kansas. In 2014 the company finished construction and opened its first assisted living facility, “The Piper,” located in Kansas City, Kansas. The Piper and other developments utilize “The Household Model of Care” when caring for their resident populations. Pioneered by the Action Pact, the household model of care centers around individual choice, preferences and decision-making by those who live in small group settings of sixteen to twenty person “households.”

Auditions: Dec. 20, 2016 (There will be two time slots, 11am–2pm and 4pm-8pm)

Call Backs: Jan 5, 2016
First Shoot Starts: January 20, 2016
First Shoot Ends: January 20, 2016

Role Descriptions

Household Coordinator (60-70 year-old black female)
The role of Household Coordinator in our facilities is that of an overseer of multiple caregivers and residents in the household. Our caregivers are called Homemakers because not only do they perform certain medical cares, but also do all of the cooking for the residents, and other chores such as cleaning, activities, and socializing. The household coordinator will also get involved in just about any task, and be available whenever and wherever help is needed by staff and residents.

Nursing Assistant (19-25 year-old hispanic male)
The role of Nursing Assistant 1 in our facilities is that of a personal caregiver in the household. Our caregivers are called Homemakers because not only do they perform certain medical cares, but also do all of the cooking for the residents, and other chores such as cleaning, activities, and socializing. This role will require interaction with the elderly extras during mealtimes and in various other social situations. It requires assisting with seating, food order-taking, cooking, and serving meals in the dining room. It might require assisting with eating and interacting with co-workers.

Nursing Assistant 2 (55-70 year-old white female)
The role of Nursing Assistant 2 in our facilities is that of a personal caregiver in the household. Our caregivers are called Homemakers because not only do they perform certain medical cares, but also do all of the cooking for the residents, and other chores such as cleaning, activities, and socializing. This role will require interaction with the elderly extras during mealtimes and in various other social situations. It requires assisting with seating, food order-taking, cooking, and serving meals in the dining room. It might require assisting with eating and interacting with co-workers.

Nurse (25-35 year-old black male)
The role of nurse in our facilities is primarily concerned with distribution of medication, but requires more social engagement with residents and staff as a team player. Therefore a nurse not busy with medicine can also help with serving meals, getting involved in activities and assisting residents as needed in a non-medical way.

Resident Extra 1 (50-70 years-old)
The role of Resident Extra 1 is that of a younger than most other individuals living in a long term care setting, such as assisted living. By appearance alone one would not assume anything is medically wrong with this individual, but whatever condition he/she has requires continuing care. People in this age range can seem out of place in a health care center given that most residents in the environment usually appear very old and frail. This individual is often more capable of independent living than most, so catering to his/her needs will be less demanding.

Resident Extra 2 (70-99 years-old)
The role of Resident Extra 2 is that of a typical wheelchair-bound frail elder living in a long term care setting. Think grandma or grandpa needing help getting out of a wheelchair to sit at the dinner table, but capable of making food choices, eating unassisted, carrying on conversation and all around being able to vocalize needs and wants, while still wanting to maintain as much independence as possible.

Resident Extra 3 (70-99 years-old)
The role of Resident Extra 3 is that of a typical frail elder living in a long term care setting, walking with a cane or walker, but can come and go as he/she pleases. Think grandma or grandpa able to choose where to sit at the dinner table, very capable of making menu choices or coming up with their own meals, and also demanding a little more personal attention from staff. Resident Extra 3 often lives most of their life independently in their own apartment and frequently has family and friends visiting.

Resident Extra 4 (55-99 years-old)
The role of Resident Extra 4 is that of a very frail elder with complex medical needs, limited communication abilities, and requiring close monitoring and assistance with just about everything. Resident Extra 4 cannot eat on his/her own and needs to be fed by a nursing assistant. He or she can communicate by pointing if given choices, but occasionally detaches from the moment, gets tired or eats very little. Resident Extra 4 is in the very later stages of life, maybe has dementia and can be difficult to assist.

The “Dashboard” Project

Action Pact is creating a structured, curriculum based, e-learning platform to quickly train new staff to meet the challenges and demands of the Action Pact way. Onboarding and continuing education is provided through multiple courses via e-learning “modules” accessed on tablet computers through Action Pact’s own proprietary Learning Management System. E-learning modules incorporate slides, graphics, videos, interactions and testing to teach the material. An in-house team of content experts, writers, designers, photographer and programmer are currently creating the content and media assets needed to bring the learning to life, in Spring of 2017. “Dashboard” is an
in-house training platform in perpetuity and will not be distributed, sold or shared, so residuals will not be negotiated.

Casting and Characters

Having started production using in-house employees as the casting resource that proved too difficult, a decision was made to hire professionals to play the roles, act out behaviors and deliver content by becoming featured “characters” across the curriculum. These characters, based on actual staff positions might pop up in any number of scenarios and crossover training situations throughout the educational experience: from serving meals to dining with the elders; from assisting co-workers to greeting visitors; from body language demonstration to lessons in unbiased speaking. The desire is to portray “real world” experience set in an “ideal world” elder care facility that Action Pact is in the business of creating.
At this time Action Pact is seeking four characters for video and green screen still photography with the demographic breakdown as follows:

60-70 year-old black female as Household Coordinator ?21-25 year-old hispanic male as Nursing Assistant 1?55-70 year-old white female as Nursing Assistant 2?25-35 year-old black male as Nurse

The scope of the production will require multiple on-location shoots at Action Pact’s “The Piper,” in Kansas City, Kansas. The first five productions will depict different styles of dining and will require a half-day of shooting for each. Full scripts will be provided. A teleprompter will not be used. An in-house director will work with talent on set and in-house crew will be used for production and post.

Director: Colletta Hummel
Producer: Patrick Corcoran
Casting Director: Patrick Corcoran
Audition Location: The Piper, 2300 N 113th Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109, Ph. 913-951-0848

Payment: Paid
$20/Hr. Main Characters, $15/Hr. Extras

City or Location of call: Kansas City, Kansas
Please submit to: coletta@actionpact.com by 2017-12-16

This casting notice was posted by: Action Pact, LLC (Assisted Living Facility Operators)



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