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Casting for CES Autism Videos - Self Response - Minneapolis, MN

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1613461
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Minneapolis, MN - 55455
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
6-4-2020
Audition Date
n/a
Expiration Date
6-30-2020
Casting Category
Infomercials
Market(s)
Minneapolis, MN | Rapid City, SD

Audition Description

Context:
The communications team at ICI is producing a series of 11 videos for DirectCourse to be launched in the fall of 2020. These videos are intended as professional development and training for employment specialists who facilitate competitive employment outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum.

These are "case study" videos, meaning that each scenario is acted out on camera as an example of a situation to illustrate important aspects of performing this kind of support work. In addition to employment specialists, users may be employees of state agencies, a person on the autism spectrum, or a family member.

Timeline:
We would like to record these in June or July (if possible given COVID status) for completion by mid August (the course launches in September). We understand this may not be possible given the Coronavirus pandemic. However, if we can book our actors asap, we can reschedule recording as needed to accommodate CDC regulations. Recording will take about 2 hours for each video, and locations vary depending on the scripts.

Compensation:
This project is asking for "pro-bono" participation as there is not enough funding to properly compensate actors or crew. All actors will receive a $25 Visa Gift card as well as a full quality copy of the video they act in for their portfolio. We will also keep actors on our roster for any possible future paid work.


Script Summaries:



Case Study:
01: "Morgan" (This case study is actually a series of photographs - no spoken lines)
Actors:
We need 3 actors, because we are describing Morgan at 3 different stages of his life. We will cast 3 different people: approximate ages 9, 16-20, and 28-30. They should look similar enough to be plausible as the same person at different ages.
Synopsis:
Morgan is an extremely intelligent but socially awkward child who loves photography. He has some difficulty in grade school with bullying and also with communication (age 9). He leaves home for college (age 16-22), but his grades slip due to difficulty with roommates and his living situation. He has difficulty finding jobs for many years until finally, 10 years after graduating from college, he finds and keeps a steady job with an insurance company (age 28-30).
Setting:
These photos will be captured in several settings - a school, a home, a dorm residence, and a business office.



Case Study:
02: "Pam"
Actors:
Malik, employment specialist (African American, 20s or older, no visible disabilities)
Pam, employee (any ethnicity, prefer actor on the autism spectrum if possible, age approx. early 30s, monotone speaking style)
Jessica, Pam's supervisor (any ethnicity, 20s or older, no visible disabilities)

Synopsis:
In this scenario, Malik is consulting Pam and Jessica about Pam's routine at her job (this is a meeting). At the start of the scene, Pam is feeling defensive and seems tense. By the end of the scene, she has relaxed as she and the others have started to resolve the problem. Pam should maintain a rapid, monotone speaking style throughout.
Setting:
A conference room or Jessica's office



Case Study:
03: "Amy" (This case study is a series of photographs - no spoken lines)
Actors:
"Amy" is about 20 years old, can have visible disabilities but doesn't have to. Any race/ethnicity.
Synopsis:
Amy is 20 years old and on the spectrum, and she's meeting with her supports coordinator, David, who's asking her about employment.
Setting:
This also has multiple locations. In a meeting with her support coordinator, possibly some shops (tailor, bookstore, bridal shop), and a home. We may or may not be able to find all of these different locations.



Case Study:
04abc: "Brian" (Parts 1, 2, and 3 - three videos)
Actors:
Brian, early 20s, on the spectrum (actor also should be on the spectrum if possible), uses a communication device, any race/ethnicity
Sarah, employment specialist, older than Brian, any race/ethnicity
Renee, Brian's mother, 40s or 50s, same race/ethnicity as Brian
Josh - job center employee (third video)

Synopsis:
In this scenario, Brian is having a meeting with his employment specialist Sarah. They are discussing his interests so that she can get a better sense of what jobs would be good for him. Brian's mom comes in to ask about what he wants for dinner.
Setting:
This first video takes place in a room in a private house.
A second video, "Brian part 2" - is a follow-up conversation between Brian and Sarah but in a coffee shop.
A third video, "Brian at the Job Center" features Brian speaking with his boss at an office.
4th video - "8. Uncovering Efficiencies" is Brian and Sarah with a new character, "Chuck"



Case Study:
07: "Carlos and Alyssa Take a Tour"
Actors:
Carlos, employment specialist, 20s-40s
Alyssa, job seeker, no visible disabilities, 20s-40s
Nadine, employee, any age

Synopsis:
Carlos and Alyssa are walking around the work site. They come to an area where Nadine is performing a work task (putting together boxes, putting on labels, taping boxes shut, or anything similar and repetitive).
Setting:
A warehouse or other industrial-looking space. This might include employees boxing up materials for shipping, attaching labels to boxes, or doing similar tasks.



Case Study:
8: "Uncovering Efficiencies"
Characters:
Sarah and Brian (from earlier case studies)
Chuck, 20s or older, no visible disabilities, employee
Synopsis:
Chuck is showing Sarah and Brian around the warehouse.
Setting:
Setting is a warehouse/industrial area with pieces of farm equipment/other mechanical devices



Case Study:
9: "Negotiation" (video)
Characters:
Characters: Josh, Brian, and Chuck from previous case studies
Angela, 40s or older, business owner
Synopsis:
A review meeting to discuss Brian's performance in the business owner's office
Setting:
Angela's office or a meeting room



Case Study:
10: "Job Coaching via Smartphone"
Actors:
Emily, employee, 20s or older, on the spectrum if possible, somewhat monotone speaking style, fairly relaxed affect throughout scene
Tamara, job coach, 30s or older

Synopsis:
Emily and Tamara are talking in the bakery after it has closed for the afternoon. Coaching to use a phone to take some short videos of the pastry case so Emily can have a visual about what pastries go where.
Setting:
A bakery



Case Study:
11: "Tomaso"
Actors:
Tomaso, job seeker, 20s or 30s, actor should be on the spectrum if possible.
Coreen, employment specialist, 20s or older
Jen, file clerk, 20s or 30s

Synopsis:
Emily and Tamara are talking in the bakery after it has closed for the afternoon. Coaching to use a phone to take some short videos of the pastry case so Emily can have a visual about what pastries go where.
Setting:
A filing area / records room (scenario is at a hospital but we only see this room). Tomaso's speaking style should be fairly monotone and his facial expressions should be reserved except for when he gets distressed late in the scene.



  • Role #1 - Morgan

    Seeking someone who is on the autism spectrum to take this role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 9 - 10
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #2 - Morgan 2

    Seeking someone who is on the autism spectrum to take this role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 22
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #3 - Morgan 3

    Seeking someone who is on the autism spectrum to take this role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 28 - 30
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • An employment specialist (no visible disabilities).
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African American
    Age: 20 - 35
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Employee (prefer actor on the autism spectrum if possible, age approx. early 30s, monotone speaking style)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 33
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #6 - Jessica

    Pam's supervisor (no visible disabilities)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 35
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Amy is about 20 years old, can have visible disabilities but doesn't have to.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 21
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • On the spectrum (actor also should be on the spectrum if possible), uses a communication device.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 23
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Employment specialist, older than Brian.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 23 - 30
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #10 - Renee

    Brian's mothers, same race/ethnicity as Brian.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 59
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • A job center employee.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #12 - Carlos

    An employment specialist.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #13 - Alyssa

    A job seeker, no visible disabilities.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #14 - Nadine

    She is an employee.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #15 - Chuck

    No visible disabilities, employee of a warehouse.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #16 - Angela

    A business owner.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 60
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #17 - Emily

    An employee, on the spectrum if possible, somewhat monotone speaking style.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #18 - Tamara

    A job coach.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Role #19 - Coreen

    An employment specialist.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • A file clerk.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 39
    Expiration Date: Jun 30, 2020

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