“Begin the Beguine” Casting Call for Stylized Music Video

University of Michigan Museum of Art Casting

University of Michigan Museum of Art is seeking two actors for a stylized music video to be shot in the beginning of March, 2013 in Ann Arbor. Improvisation skills and the ability to exaggerate while sustaining a sense of believability is required. Must be able to take direction, express physically without words, and maintain a sense of humor. This short film is for the non-profit art museum and will be on permanent exhibit both inside the museum and online on their website. Shooting will take a total of 8 hours maximum.


A shackled young woman sees through the eyes of a bird puppet a stylized parlor scene of awkward dancers, who attempt to dance to swing dance music while making intense eye contact with each other. Shots will be inter-cut with a music video of big band-style musicians performing the song.

Available Roles:

  • Woman: Mid 20′s-40′s. Voluptuous, sexy , spends her time stealing war veteran’s money after pleasing them with her body.
  • Man: Mid 30′s-50′s. War veteran, rugged, has a stump leg, fatigued from the war but full of sexual desire.


There is no monetary compensation for this project, however travel costs will be covered and food provided if needed.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your head shot and resume to: emiliajavanica@gmail.com

NOTE: Auditions will involve improvisations in response to simple instructions, and will be scheduled upon contact through email. Submission deadline to apply is 1/31/13.

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