Grasshopper Casting

RUSH CASTING // COMMERCIAL // PAID // REAL PEOPLE // NON-UNION // North Carolina and surrounding areas

Seeking real people for principal roles for regional commercial for Cone Heath Primary Care for the following roles:

REAL COUPLES : any ethnicity : any orientation : 18+ :: casting 1 couple – 2 principal roles

REAL BRASS MUSICIANS (Trumpet, Trombone, Sax) any ethnicity :: any gender : 40+ :: casting 1 principal musician + 2 featured extras

REAL SKILLED BASKETBALL PLAYERS :: any ethnicity : any gender : 18 + :: competitive real players a must; college play preferred but not mandatory :: casting 1 principal player + 2-3 featured extras

REAL ARTISTS / PAINTER :: any ethnicity : any gender : 18+ :: bonus if you have a studio in the Greensboro, Charlotte or Winston-Salem Area :: casting 1 principal artist

REAL GOLF BUDDIES :: any ethnicity :: any gender :: 18+ :: don’t have to be good at golf just need to have a few friends who golf together :: casting 4 principal golfers

DEADLINE: MUST SUBMIT SELF TAPE BY MIDNIGHT EST TOMORROW, TUESDAY 3/22.
CALLBACKS: ZOOM CALLBACK WITH DIRECTOR FRIDAY 3/25 or MONDAY 3/28
LOCATION: EITHER GREENSBORO, WINSTON-SALEM – OR – CHARLOTTE – WILL HAVE LOCATION LOCKED NEXT WEEK
SHOOT DATES: ONE DAY – 4-6hours (max8) EITHER 4/7, 4/8, or 4/9
RATE: $1500 for principals $300 for extras

EMAIL SELF TAPE SUBMISSION ASAP to CASTHOUSTON@GMAIL.COM — PLEASE PUT ROLE YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR IN SUBJECT LINE AND INCLUDE CONTACT INFO IN BODY OF EMAIL.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF TAPE

ALL SUBMISSIONS PLEASE BEGIN VIDEO WITH SLATE:
SLATE – CLOSE UP – (if in a pair or
group, please start with a group shot and then slate individually) – Name(s) – Location (where you are based out of) – Are you willing to work as a local in Greensboro, Charlotte, or Winston Salem, NC? – Facial profiles on each side

****FOR THE FOLLOWING TAKES; PLEASE USE DIRECTIONS
FOR THE ROLE FOR WHICH YOU ARE SUBMITTING:

REAL COUPLES:
TAKE 1: INTRO – MEDIUM SHOT OF COUPLE TOGETHER Tell us a little
about yourselves! (You don’t have to answer all of these…just thoughts to see some personality and get to know you! ) How did you meet? How long have you been together? Who’s the better driver? Who’s the better cook? What is the best road trip the two of
you have ever been on? Tell us about it. What are some of your favorite things to do together?
TAKE 2: TAIL SLATE
Tell us your names one more time

REAL BRASS MUSICIANS:
Note: if you play with a band we would love to see you all play together if possible and/or please include video of previous performances and links to
social channels
TAKE 1: INTRO – MEDUIM SHOT –
Tell us a little about yourself. What How long have you been playing music? What instrument(s) do you play? What got you started in music? Do you play in a band? What type of music do y’all play, and where? Do you have any gigs coming up? Do you have a
venue you regularly play? TAKE 2: ACTION – CLOSE UP To camera – deep breath in….hold and breathe out (like you are at the doctors office). Repeat a few times.
TAKE 3: ACTION – MEDIUM/WIDE We want to see what you’ve got. Play a little bit for us…anything you like, but we really want to see you wail! The idea of the spot is that even as you get older you can still wail on that instrument of yours
TAKE 4: TAIL SLATE
Tell us your name(s) one more time

REAL SKILLED
BASKETBALL PLAYERS:
Note
on wardrobe: basketball/athletic attire – If you have a friend/friends who you play with we would like to see you in a video together, if possible. We realize this may take a little more time, so if you need more time to get together submit solo and let
us know when/if you could get together with your basketball friends.)
TAKE 1: INTRO – CLOSE UP IF SOLO – IF PAIR OR GROUP MEDIUM SHOT IS FINE
Just tell us a little about yourself! How long have you (all) been
playing basketball? Did you play in High School/College? Do you still play? Where do you play? Do you have regular buddies you play with? Would love to hear any good stories from the court if you have any…really we just want to get a sense of everyone’s
personality. It’s a light-hearted spot, so have fun! TAKE 2: ACTION
Show us you can play. Show us some ball-handling skills, dribbling, jukes, take a few shots. If you can dunk, prove it. If you are in a group maybe a little 1 on 1. Otherwise, a wide shot showing your skills and taking a few shots is great!
TAKE 3: TAIL SLATE
Tell us your name(s) one more time

REAL ARTISTS (PAINTERS):
Note on wardrobe and tone: We would love to see you in your element—messy is good!
Would love to see you in your space and your process
TAKE 1: INTRO –
MEDUIM SHOT Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been painting? What got you started? What medium or types of pieces do you prefer to work? What is your creative process? We’d love to have a tour of your studio creative space if you have
one! Also would like to see examples of any large scale pieces if available. Photos are fine! If you are currently working on a piece we can feature or possibly recently finished piece that we can “fake to camera” that you are still working on. If the piece
is owned by someone we may need to get their permission to use it in the shot, so let’s try and get pieces we won’t have lots of red-tape getting a release to use, if needed.

Take 2: TAIL SLATE – FULL BODY

Tell us your name(s) one more time

REAL GOLFER BUDDIES:
Note on wardrobe + tone: golf attire. Ideally, if you have a friend/friends/partner
who you golf with we would like to see you in a video together, if possible.
TAKE 1 : INTRO – CLOSE UP IF SOLO – IF PAIR OR GROUP MEDIUM SHOT IS
FINE Just tell us a little about yourself! How long have you (all) been golfing? Where do you golf locally? Do you have regular buddies you golf with? How often do you all play? Do they walk the course or ride in a cart? Who is the best golfer? Would love
to hear any good stories from the course if you have any…really we just want to get a sense of everyone’s personality. It’s a light-hearted spot, so have fun! *Would like to see pairs/3somes/4somes together if possible so we can see your real personalities
together. Take 2: TAIL SLATE – FULL BODY
Tell us your name(s) one more time

(Scripts attached if needed)

Please let me know how quickly we can get this posted!!!

Thank you!