Bassist/Actor Wanted for Short Film About A Rock Band
The movie is based on the book "Diary of a Rock Star' by Paul Chiles Bown and Sebastian Molino about two friends who decide to put a rock band together sending them on a trajectory they never expected to be on.
From ads in papers and ‘telephone ear’ syndrome to the frustrations of dealing with clueless applicants, auditions with people who would have done far better to stay at home, dealing with attitudes and idiocy, leading to a sheet of paper full of expletives, things roll along. Crazy guitarists with out-of-tune guitars, amps that blow up, all in an effort to get somewhere. This is a mostly humorous, light-hearted account of a band starting a zero and following them on the way to success, all the while taking the reader on the journey through the eyes of the musician.
Specifics: May be required to play bass guitar so own equipment would be an advantage.
Ideally should be 6'2" - 6'4" tall with long wavy dark hair, fair skin, clean-shaven face, slim to medium build, must look around 25 years old, and have or be capable of speaking with a neutral west London accent.
Image preferred for the part: Could be described as classy rock/metal style with leather jacket, black t-shirt, nice jeans, trainers or baseball boots and leather trousers, a black shirt and leather boots.
Character description: "Caveman" plays bass guitar in a band that will take him on a journey he never expected to go on. Somewhat cool in his manner, he is a person of fewer words but gets straight to the point when he speaks. Usually calm but can be direct when annoyed though without being abusive. Moderately confident in himself but without ego he doesn't shout about his achievements. He does have a sense of humour which emerges more with people he knows. Though generally friendly to everyone he is more on the quiet side. He is not an easy person to read and keeps his thoughts to himself. There is a bit of darkness in his life as he is still dealing with the passing of his girlfriend in a car accident some months earlier which can make him morose at times. Job-wise he works as a van driver doing deliveries for a local company where being told off for being late to work is a fairly regular occurrence, as he tries to deal with the difficulty of balancing the early mornings of a working life with the late nights of a struggling musician and all the while secretly dreaming of stardom.
Auditions will take place in West London, date TBA
This is an unpaid job.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAuditions will take place in West London, date TBA.
This job is unpaid
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Bassist/Actor Wanted For Short Film
Please see Project description for role info.
Male, aged 22 to 30
- Bass Guitar ability: Intermediate, Expert
Applications closed 16 November 2019.
- Located in London, UK
- Joined February, 2019