“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.

Plot:

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.

Compensation:

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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