Austin Area Casting Call for 2 Shows – The Ego Cabinet and The love Doctor

10/27/2017

Joint Casting Call for The Ego Cabinet and The love Doctor

Location: Austin, Texas

Type: Web series

JOINT CAST AND CREW CALL FOR TWO WEB SERIES

The Love Doctor – Dr. Odus Love is a psychiatrist who’s had a mysterious past and believes and convinces others that love is an actual sickness. He goes on misadventures trying to disillusion couples with a former patient and best friend, even though Love denies it, Lee Arbor.
The Ego Cabinet – A psychological anthology which has a similar vibe to Black Mirror. For this episode… Alex, a “wealthy” man, wakes up one day with a very unsettling sensation and memory loss. He has two home care-takers, Thomas and Alice, both of whom Alex begins to suspect as the cause for his unsettling situation when he begins to lose touch with reality. Mark reveals at the end that Alex is actually a homeless man who he was trying to help but Alex misinterpreted the situation.

SCRIPTS:
The Love Doctor – https://goo.gl/KT7Rnq
The Ego Cabinet – https://goo.gl/MtHHdr

AUDITIONS: ?Date/Time: Saturday, October 28th. 11AM-2PM?Location: Browning Hangar at Mueller Lake Park

?CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

THE LOVE DOCTOR
The physical descriptions listed are all preferable but not necessary.

— Doctor Odus Love: Dr. Love is a trickster and a cynic with a mysterious past. He is also not a doctor. Through a ton of “personal” research, Dr. Love has created a clinic that focuses on curing humanity of love, for the disease that it is. His main argument is that if love is like a drug, and drug addictions are a disease, then love is also a disease. He uses an interesting approach to logic to convince usually simple-minded and well-meaning individuals, such as Lee Arbor. Love will do almost anything to keep Lee away from finding happiness in love. His personality is also incredibly immature and cowardly, and doesn’t like to directly approach any conflict, especially when he may realize that he’s in the wrong. He’s oddly agile, which is suitable for slipping away from awkward situations. He wears a lab coat like a supervillain.
Physical description: Low gravely voice, sad-looking eyes, black hair, black eyes, always wears a lab coat, agile, lanky, a habit of slouching. Good at making mischievous or dismissive faces.

— Lee Arbor: Lee Arbor is a meek young man, who rarely has the bravery to make his own decisions. He usually does whatever people around him tell him to do, so the mix of Dr. Love’s suave persuasion is particularly dangerous. Lee will intensely experience most human emotions from the lead of Dr. Love. Lee will eventually have the conflict of choosing between a new love or rejecting it altogether. He finds a new potential love with Love’s assistant, Ellie. He is indecisive and prone to changing his mind, as well as experiencing regret, listening to his instincts, or being impulsive. He is a friend, patient, and sometimes even an enemy to Love.
Physical description: Small, brown hair/eyes, thin, energetic, big eyes, round features, very youthful look.

— Ellie: Ellie is Dr. Love’s personal assistant. He pays her very little, but for some reason she is always genuinely happy, charismatic, and charming. She is energetic but mixes it with a little frustration, as if almost everything is a little overstimulating. She is polite, kind and really doesn’t like conflict either, especially when her employer asks her to do something. She is sweet and accommodating to the point that she’s a pushover. She is a bright contrast to Love’s murky mood, and attempt to help his misguided endeavors any way she can. However, she falls for Lee, creating a conflict between the three.
Physical description: Curly dirty blonde hair, round features, freckles, average height, green/hazel eyes.

— Sylvia: Sylvia Plath will play a small role (screen-wise) as Doctor Love’s mysterious lover who had forever taken his trust away from love. She comes into the eventually, but sends Love poems and haunts him for most of the series. Sylvia is more of an absurd portrayal of the poet’s character than an accurate representation.
Physical description: Look like Sylvia Plath.

THE EGO CABINET

Any gender works for any of the roles, and the names can be adjusted to the performer’s preferred gender. The physical descriptions listed are all preferable but not necessary.

— Alex: Alex is the focus of this episode, he is a wealthy man, he is confused about his past throughout most of the episode, he struggles with delusions and hallucinations as he battles with his subconscious thoughts. He experiences paranoia and distrust for the other characters. Alex tries to keep to himself and stay out of the way and doesn’t want to be taken advantage of. He is moderately intelligent.
Physical description: A five o’clock shadow (not necessary if female), dark baggy eyes, malnourished, In his 20s, seems kind of worn out and stressed.

— Thomas: He is the lead home caretaker, extroverted, serious demeanor, well educated, high environmental awareness, he is kind, patient, calm temper, can be charming. Thomas interacts with Alex the most out of any other character. He is reliable and cares for Alex to the best of his abilities.
Physical description: Slender, tall, good posture, an older man (35-50), clean look (shaven facial hair if applicable, neat hair, etc.), soothing voice, physically strong as Thomas will be lifting Alex with Mark’s help.

— Alice: She is another home caretaker, is easily startled, cautious, distrustful of others, soft-spoken, introverted, relatively quiet, has intense reactions and is easily flustered.
Physical description: Good posture, clean look, youthful, long face.

— Mark: Wealthy man, rational, wants to help Alex, sympathetic, kind, social, polite, professional, intelligent, patient but has limits, assertive, well mannered, risk-taker. Mark cares very deeply for both Alice and Thomas.
Physical description: Good posture, handsome, clean look, seems stressed, tired eyes, strong face implying assertiveness, physically strong as Mark will need to lift Alex with the help of Thomas, dark eyes and dark hair, well dressed, older man (also around 35-50)

CREW REQUIRED:
Both web series are in need of camera operators, boom operators, and production designers.
Equipment will be provided on set.

Rehearsal Dates: TBD.?Shoot Dates: The Love Doctor: November 11-12 / The Ego Cabinet: November 4-5
To submit for this call, please email [email protected] with a headshot (if auditioning), a resume (if applying for a crew position), and availability for the dates listed.

Production Titles: The Love Doctor / The Ego Cabinet
Directors: Daniel Elizondo and Tony Leon, respectively
Unpaid, digital copy of the episodes, filming credits, food/drinks provided

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Austin, Texas
Please submit to: [email protected] by 2017-10-28

This casting notice was posted by: Joint Casting Call for The Ego Doctor and The Love Doctor



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