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Casting
« on: January 27, 2006, 07:38:40 PM »
Full feldged pre-production has begun. We're still in the midst of fundraising, but thing are starting to look up in that department. (At the same time, if anybody has at least $10,000 they'd like to invest . . ) This week has been shopping around for teh best deals on lighting, sound, and camera equipment and putting together teh beginnings of a workable budget.

We're also starting to cast as well. Here's the casting notice I've sent out:

Quote from: Ningen Manga Productions
Feature Film Seeks Female Actors

Ningen Manga Productions is currently in pre-production on a feature film and is collecting headshots for auditions to be held later this year. We are looking for FEMALE ACTORS to fill three very important roles. Closed-minded or faint of heart women need not apply.
 
--REDHEAD - natural preferred, but dye jobs will be considered. Must be able to look college age. This is a very physical role with combat and dancing. Experience in both a plus. More importantly, this role requires an extremely wide emotional range. Very challenging role, but very rewarding as well.
 
--AFRICAN-AMERICAN - Very athletically built, and, ideally, very tall. Think Serena Williams meets Wonder Woman. Cool stoicism with a sultry side. Requires combat, so experience a plus. Must have the acting chops to back up the look.
 
--YOUNG COLLEGE GIRL - Must be able to look 18 -20. Meek and insecure, a diamond in the rough. This character makes many visual and emotional transformations so a wide range is required.
 
Non-Union is preferred, though all applicants will be considered. There is minimal pay, as this film is ultra-low budget. A four week, six days a week shooting schedule is planned. We are based in the DC area, but shooting could require some travel. If interested, please send a headshot and resume in an email with the subject heading: "Ningen Manga Headshot" to lonnie@ningenmanga.com .
 
Last year, Ningen Manga Productions completed the short film, First Session, which went on to garner positive reviews and was accepted as an official entry to both the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, and the West Chester Film Festival. More information can be found at http://www.firstsessionmovie.com .
 
We look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 10:21:27 AM »


 
--REDHEAD - natural preferred, but dye jobs will be considered. Must be able to look college age. This is a very physical role with combat and dancing. Experience in both a plus. More importantly, this role requires an extremely wide emotional range. Very challenging role, but very rewarding as well.
 
--AFRICAN-AMERICAN - Very athletically built, and, ideally, very tall. Think Serena Williams meets Wonder Woman. Cool stoicism with a sultry side. Requires combat, so experience a plus. Must have the acting chops to back up the look.
 
--YOUNG COLLEGE GIRL - Must be able to look 18 -20. Meek and insecure, a diamond in the rough. This character makes many visual and emotional transformations so a wide range is required.


Call for actors or my match.com ad?

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Re: Casting
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006, 12:26:11 PM »
Hey, give it a shot and see what you come up with.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2006, 03:17:57 PM »
So, we're still a ways off from making most of the casting decisions for Women's Studies. As decisions get made, I'll post them here.

And of course, one has been known for a long time. The lead role of Mary, our resourceful heorine, will be played by none other than Mrs. RC herself, Cindy Marie Martin. It's good to know the director, eh?

Check out her brand spanking new website:

http://www.cindymariemartin.com
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Re: Casting
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2006, 05:42:50 PM »
y'know, i should send you a headshot...i've been in several fringe productions!
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Re: Casting
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2006, 08:29:24 PM »
fringe productions!

Is that code for porn?

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Re: Casting
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 12:29:52 AM »
How do you make stained glass?
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Re: Casting
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 12:25:37 PM »
Mrs. RC keeps the process secret from me, but I think fairies and elves are involved.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 11:05:38 PM »
Really?!?  Nice!!!
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Re: Casting
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Re: Casting
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006, 09:45:34 PM »
New round of auditions tomorrow. We've got a twenty actors scheduled to come. The big focus is on the characters of Melissa, Iris, and Zack, though we're looking at everybody.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2006, 04:19:21 PM »
Call backs are this Saturday. We're likely to cast three of the big roles and possibly two of the supporting ones.

Of course, nothing will be final until I get all my paperwork straight with the Screen Actors Guild. Still, you often (though not always) find better quality in actors who are SAG, so it's worth the extra work and money.

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Re: Casting
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006, 06:34:30 PM »
ScAG! Arrggghhhh!

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Re: Casting
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2006, 06:40:13 PM »
That was a strong reaction.  Bad experience?

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Re: Casting
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2006, 06:44:15 PM »
It was supposed to be a pirate thing.

But I'm dead and blind now.

I had a pizza for lunch. When I threw away the box, I noticed the nutrition info: 6 servings (I ate all of them) Calories per serving: 370.

2,220 calories in 15 minutes. Oh Jesus. Leave me alone.