This is bit of an unusual casting call. It is for characters in a new, epic Young Adult novel series. To make the characters more real, we decided to use real people with real personalities and base the series' main and secondary characters on available talent. The basic characters desired are already created. We seek to add a certain flair to the characters that only real people can bring to the table. We may use one or more individuals for one character and we may utilize a certain degree of an individual's likeness (with proper legalities observed) but mainly through sketches.
At a minimum, selected talent will be recognized for their contribution in the acknowledgments section. Of those chosen, a certain portion of book royalties may be paid, depending on overall book sales and success. If movie rights are ever purchased, it will be the author's desire that the original talent be utilized as the movie character for that role and that desire will be a main condition for the sale or licensing of movie rights.
REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
AT LEAST ONE CLEAR, WELL-LIT, STRAIGHT-ON HEAD SHOT (NO SUNGLASSES OR HATS AND NO HANDS OR HAIR COVERING THE FACE). PHOTO MUST BE RECENT (WITHIN THE LAST SIX MONTHS).
NO SMALL OR PIXELATED PICTURES PLEASE.
AT LEAST A BASIC PROFILE/BIO AND/OR RESUME'
YOUR NAME, CITY AND STATE, AGE AND AVAILABILITY FOR PHONE OR IN-PERSON INTERVIEW (in-person interviews will be for mid-Florida talent only).
YOUR ACTUAL EMAIL (OUTSIDE OF EXPLORETALENT.COM) AND PHONE NUMBER WITH AREA CODE.
AGE RANGE: CASTING CALL IS FOR 12-18 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN MALES AT THIS TIME (FEMALE ROLES AND OTHER NATIONALITIES TO BE CAST MID TO LATE JULY).
PREFER NO EMO'S OR STONERS.
FEEL FREE TO INCLUDE AS MANY PHOTOS AS YOU WOULD LIKE. THE ACTION IN THE NOVELS WILL BE EPIC SO EXPRESSION SHOTS (NOT OVER-ACTED) WILL BE IMPORTANT. JUST BE SURE TO BE YOURSELF. INDIVIDUALITY AND ORIGINALITY ARE A BIG PLUS.
WEIGHT NEEDS TO BE APPROPRIATE TO HEIGHT.
CHARACTERS RANGE FROM COMPUTER SAAVY/GEEKY TO SCARED AND VULNERABLE TO IMPATIENT AND BOSSY.
IF YOU ARE CONTACTED BY US: SELF-MADE VIDEOS ARE ENCOURAGED AS WELL FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONTACTED BY US FIRST, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE NOT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. USE YOUR VIDEO TO LET US KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU LIKE AND DON'T LIKE. LET US SEE THE MANY SIDES OF YOUR PERSONALITY AND TELL US AS MUCH ABOUT YOURSELF AS YOU CAN (ESPECIALLY YOUR FEARS AND YOUR PERSONAL TRIUMPHS).
Other than that, show us what you've got and who you really are. Show us something original and different. And if you look like someone off the set of High School Musical (i.e.. the Zac Efron hairstyle) at least show us that you have other things you can do with your hair.
Thank you! We appreciate your submissions to this unusual yet unique opportunity.
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Got a role in a full length feature film! Just wanted to give a big "Thank You" to Explore Talent. My daughter Julia Hodgkins auditioned for a role in a full length feature film called Second Wind and got a co-supporting role in the film! We're presently in rehersals and will be filming in a couple of weeks. The experience has been amazing and so rewarding. Working with director, Daryl C. Sylva is awesome. If it weren't for Explore Talent, we wouldn't be here right now! We're very greatful for your service. Maria Hodgkins & Julia Hodgkins