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"Merchant Of Death", Pays: $15 - Self Response - Nationwide

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1605132
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Nationwide -
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$15.00
Release Date
11-11-2019
Audition Date
n/a
Expiration Date
12-8-2019
Casting Category
Voice-Over
Market(s)
n/a

Audition Description

In Post WW2 1940's Kansas, Arthur Raggio is a young man who just returned from the Pacific Front and is juggling PTSD alongside unemployment. He then meets: Martino "Terminator" Stavola a solider from the Pezzuti crime family and his life changes forever. The main character will go down a very violent path, which eventually leads to his death. This show is a love letter to the 1940's pulp magazines and comics, while also showing factors and circumstances that can lead a young man to crime, issues that still plague our society today. Also it shows how tumultuous life in organized crime was. I do not want to glorify the lifestyle in any manner and I will do my best to make the life very unappealing.

  • Role #1 - Arthur Raggio (Lead)

    Early 20's, Italian American who is a returning WW2 vet. Arthur is from Lawrence, Kansas and his parents whom are both deceased were originally from Syracuse, Italy. His childhood was troubled as he could never fit in with his schoolmates, and the death of his parents led him to grow up in group homes. As a child and a teen, he was impulsive, angry, and he always had a chip on his shoulder. His life was heading towards a downward spiral until he met the love of his life: Abigail MacGuire. They both met by chance, during a run-in at a local movie theater and they both fell in love. They married within seven months of their relationship and they were in wedded bliss, until reality set in. Arthur was jobless and Abigal works as a telephone operator, earning the bare minimum. Arthur's prospects were grim until he saw an army enlistment poster and decided to serve, on the outbreak of WW2.

    $15

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #2 - Abigail Raggio

    (Co-Lead) Abigail Raggio formerly MacGuire, is an Irish woman in her early 20's, whom also grew up in Lawrence, Kansas with Arthur. As a kid, she never paid attention to Arthur, as she was more studious and cared about leaving this small town to pursue big city dreams. As she grew older, however, she realized how her gender, limited her to any big city pursuits and she grew content with staying in Lawrence. Her parents encouraged her to learn how to do chores around the house, and Abigail resented them for not encouraging her dreams and aspirations. On a chance meeting at the movie theater she meets Arthur and her life is changed forever. With Arthur, he shows a much kinder and much softer side, of himself then others know. Many in town are shocked at the quick elopement and marriage of the two. Her marriage to Arthur was a small rebellion to her overbearing parents and their relationship was severed from the marriage. One year from their relationship, she was pregnant with their daughter; Sophia and finically their prospects looks grim. While she held a job at a phone company, she was growing frustrated at Arthur's inability to find a job. While she loved him, she knew to sustain their apartment, he needed a job. During WW2, while Arthur was away on duty, Abigail was having doubts on their marriage, but she held fast and remained firm in maintaining it. When Arthur returned, she realized the man she loved wasn't coming back.

    $15

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #3 - Martino Stavola

    Martino "Terminator" Stavola: Martino is an Italian man in his late 30's, who is a soldier for the Pezzutti family. He grew up with loving parents, whom doted upon him. Martino did well in his studies, but during a Typhoid epidemic both of his parents passed away alongside his brothers and sisters. He was the only survivor of his family and with that began to hang out at the Northview Social Club where he met Antonio Pezzuti and Nino Pezzuti who were a crime family on the rise in Kansas. Martino did various odd jobs for them, until they trusted him more with extortion and various rackets around the city. Eventually he moved up and began to do hits for the Pezzutis and he gradually lost all forms of a conscience and was notorious for torturing his victims before killing them. Amongst the Pezzutis he's known as "The Terminator", although no one dares to utter that nickname to his face. During his rise he met, his wife, Angela Poltava and now in his mind, he has the family he always wanted back.

    $10

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #4 - Antonio Pezzuti

    Antonio "Hot Shot" Pezzuti: If Nino was the velvet glove of the two brothers, Antonio is the firm hand of the Pezzuti organization. Antonio was always protective of Nino, since they were children, and as the older brother, he felt responsible for Nino's life. Knowing his brother wanted a quieter life, Antonio donned (no pun intended) a more outgoing persona, compared to his little brother, and can be seen in Kansas City wearing flashy suits and a different woman on his arm, every week. Antonio is a terrible decision maker and is very impulsive; he's also an obsessive micro manager. It's why many of the Pezzuti family Capos defer to Nino with decisions. However, most soldiers in the family have to report to Antonio and are subject to his strict micro management and most soldiers fear for their lives as the impulsiveness of Antonio can lead to their deaths.

    $10

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #5 - James Kirkland

    (Co-Lead). James "Mad Dog" Kirkland: Arthur's best friend, whom he met at Fort Dix, since their units were segregated. Due to James being African American, they lost touch, until they met each other in Kansas and rekindled their friendship. James is an ambitious young man who wants to move up in life and wants to find a family to belong to, having lost his parents when he was young. Like Arthur, he found his job prospects grim due to his race and him not accepting making bare minimum to get by. James and Arthur meet at a bar one night when the pilot begins.

    $15

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #6 - Herbert Foreman

    Herbert "Mad Bomber" Foreman: A Jewish hood, who threatens the co-existence of Pezzuti and Jacobs. He comes from a broken home and bounced from foster home to foster home. He is a cold blooded killer and is very sloppy in his work. Herbert doesn't mind leaving a trail of bodies, as his gang: The Plug Uglies, has been carving a path of terror in Kansas City and Lawrence. His gang grows in number, as his policy of only asking 5% off of rackets and he doesn't withhold promotions due to a person's race, makes him popular amongst the disenfranchised in the Kansas area.

    $10

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #7 - Emmanuel Burton

    Minor. Emmanuel "Poison" Burton: The right-hand man and enforcer for the Jacobs family. He is as cold and calculated as Martino, but he's less flashy about his work, preferring to give a quick death to his victims. His nickname poison, allegedly derives from his preferred method of killing, through poisoning his victims. He's a minor character in season 1, he will play a bigger role in season 2 and the actor portraying him will get a raise

    $5

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #8 - Daniel Jacobs

    Supporting. Daniel "Machine-Gun" Jacobs: A rival of the Pezzuti family and head of the Jacobs Crime Family, the only African American crime family in Kansas. Daniel, prefers to make decisions that benefit for the long term, rather than short term goals. He is a calculated boss and his actions always have a purpose. Jacobs currently watches over his territory like a hawk as he and Nino Pezzuti have made a ceasefire in their war. However a new young gang, threatens this ceasefire. He respects, Nino, who always speaks cordially towards him, but hates Antonio who is a bigot and makes racist statements towards him. He will play a bigger role in season 2.

    $10

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #9 - Radio Announcer

    Try to sound like a 1940's news reel announcer, this minor character serves a purpose to detail what's going on in Kansas.

    $5

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #10 - Priest

    A priest, who Arthur sees everyday as therapy. He will be in 3 episodes this season. Try to sound fatherly with the lines and understanding.

    $10

    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #11 - Various Extras

    For various extras roles. You can also audition for major roles as well
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019

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