Casting for New Yorker short video

Brave Makers is producing a short video based on a hilarious and poignant article that was featured in the New Yorker last year and gained widespread attention. View the article here.

It features a monologue from a man who appears to be a stereotypical, overprotective patriarchal figure, but is revealed to be a progressive, boundary-respecting father of a teen daughter. 

There is no dialogue except from the father character, which will be voiceover narrated. The other key roles and extras will be acting out scenarios.

TENTATIVE SHOOT DATES: October 19th and 20th, 2019. Locations within Montclair area.

SUBMISSIONS: All applicants must submit 2 current photos (1-full shot and 1-medium shot)

Email photos to: Nicole@bravemakersshop.com

Include: Full name, parent or legal guardian name (if under 18), phone number, age, height, hair and eye color.

*For those applying for the roles of Raina and Jaxsen, you must also be able to participate in a scheduled video casting call. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 16th, 2019

 

LEAD ROLES

 

Role: Raina, teenage daughter

Description: Raina is your average sixteen-year-old girl who’s just started to explore the sometimes fun, and other times messy, world of dating as a high schooler. She’s confident, bubbly (but also capable of showing distress and anger), and smart.

 

Ideal candidate would be able to display realistic depictions of a young woman in various dating and high school scenarios (movies, frozen yogurt, party), showcasing a range from joy to sadness and anger. No lines.

Specs: 16-years-old (casting range 13-20), female, any ethnicity

Compensation: TBD

 

 

Role: Jaxsen, teenage boyfriend to teenage daughter

Description: Jaxsen is a slightly less mature, hipster-looking, awkward 16-year-old boy. He’s pretty sensitive and also not afraid to show emotions in front of his girlfriend (whether he tries to or not).

 

Ideal candidate would be able to display realistic depictions of a young man in various dating and high school scenarios (movies, frozen yogurt, party), showcasing a range from joy to sadness and anger. 

Specs: 16-years-old (casting range 13-20), male, Caucasian

Compensation: TBD

 

FEATURED EXTRAS

 

Role: various teenage boys

Description: Seeking 6-8 high school-aged boys to appear lined up in front of lockers at a high school, playing a dodgeball game in gym class, and mingling at a high school party. Should represent varieties of personalities you’d meet in high school (jock, nerd, goth, punk, theater kid, etc.)

Specs: 16-years-old (casting range 13-20), male, any ethnicities

Note: For anyone under the age of 18, must have parent/guardian present to sign off on talent release.

 

Role: various teenage girls

Description: Seeking 6 high school-aged girls to appear in front of lockers at a high school and mingling at a high school party. 

Specs: 16-years-old (casting range 13-20), female, any ethnicities

Note: For anyone under the age of 18, must have parent/guardian present to sign off on talent release.

 

Role: young girl between the ages of 4 and 9-years-old

Description: Seeking a young girl to appear in a princess outfit, twirling in front of mirror.

Specs: 6-years-old (casting range 4-9), female, any ethnicity

Note: Must have parent/guardian present on-set to sign off on talent release.

 

Role: infant between the ages of 4 months and 9 months

Description: Seeking an infant to appear in swaddled in a blanket and knit cap.

Specs: 4-month-old (casting range 4-9 months), female, any ethnicity

Note: Must have parent/guardian present on-set to sign off on talent release.