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"The Hero's Artist" Casting Call - Self Response - Toronto, ON

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1601629
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Toronto, ON -
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
9-11-2019
Audition Date
9-17-2019
Expiration Date
9-16-2019
Casting Category
Feature Film - Student Films
Market(s)
Toronto, ON

Audition Description

The Hero's Artist is a short action drama that follows the story of comic book artists, Jacob Harlem, and his comic book hero, Nathan Collins.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That’s been Jacob Harlem’s motto ever since he dropped out of business college. Seeking to have his voice heard, Jacob is desperate to get his comic off the ground. But with heroes like Superman, Batman and Captain America, who wants to read about a black gay superhero. Taking a chance on a story that hits close to home, Emma, a young lesbian publisher, gives Jacob the chance to tell his story to the world.
With great power, comes great responsibility. To Nathan Collins, those rules don't apply. Despite having the power to read minds, all Nathan does is sit at home and watch TV. But when trouble finds its way to harm the man he loves, it's up to Nathan to become the hero he never wanted to be, in a world where heroes like him, don’t exist.

  • Role #1 - Jacob Harlem

    If Stan Lee and Steve Jobs had a queer African baby. The main character of the story. A rather shy, introverted black 25-year-old gay man. Obsessed with comic books, Jacob’s main goal is to have a superhero story featuring a hero that’s like he told to the world. Jacob is currently a barista who is always making doodles in the form of latte art and drawing quick little comics and cartoon characters on the sides of coffee cups. After being an out gay male for over 5 years, he feels that his father is still not comfortable with his sexuality and feels he hasn’t truly been connected to his father since. When a passionate publisher enters the coffee shop offering Jacob a chance, his whole life changes. [Black - Lead]
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 30
    Expiration Date: Sep 16, 2019
  • Role #2 - Nathan Collins

    The main character of Jacob’s story. Nathan is a 25-year-old black gay man. He is stocky and built Iike an athlete since his father/trainer was a professional boxer. Constantly over-thinking what others might see in him, his paranoia has developed into a mind-reading ability. Nathan dislikes the heroes he sees in his city and is unable to relate to any of them. He doesn’t care if the whole city knows about the heroic acts he does, he just cares that they’re being done. He does not want to be a token for the black community, mainly because he feels he isn’t tough enough. [Black - Lead]
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 30
    Expiration Date: Sep 16, 2019
  • Role #3 - Ed Collins/Father

    Ed Collins/The Father - The total opposite of our hero. A demented villain with mind-controlling powers. He is ten steps ahead of The Hero and is using pre-existing heroes of the city to torment the hero’s community. For Jacob, The Father is is an unsupportive parental figure that has been absent from his life since he came out. For Nathan, the father is a famous and talented boxer who owns a gym and has been training our Hero since he was young. He has the power of mind control and teaches Nathan how to use his powers for good. [Black - Lead]

    NOTE: Actor will be playing both the role of Ed Collins and the Father of Jacob.

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 60
    Expiration Date: Sep 16, 2019
  • Jacob’s closest friend who also works as a barista at the coffee shop. She is very queer-identifying and passionate about queer issues. She’s an independent artist and is never afraid to speak her mind or stick up for others. She has a wicked dry sense of humour and sometimes uses sarcasm to hide behind some of her insecurities. She cares a great deal about Jacob and wants to see him succeed and is willing to help him in any way she can. However, she wishes Jacob could sometimes show he cares about her life as much as she cares about his. [Black - Will consider other ethnicities] - Principal.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 30
    Expiration Date: Sep 16, 2019
  • Role #5 - Claire

    A passionate young reporter inspired by the hero. Extremely successful in her career, she has shifted focus to find stories that highlight the deeper issues that aren’t always seen on the news. [Black - Will consider other ethnicities] - Principal.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 35
    Expiration Date: Sep 16, 2019
  • Jacob's Boyfriend. Principal.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 35
    Expiration Date: Sep 16, 2019

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