Casting

simon max hill

THE MORTUARY COLLECTION

SELF TAPES

simon max hill casting

 

Below are self-taping instructions for The Mortuary Collection.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE RECORDING YOUR AUDITION.

IF YOUR FILES ARE IMPROPERLY LABELED, YOUR AUDITION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

DEADLINE: Please get us your videos this week.

INSTRUCTIONS

PART ONE – CREATING YOUR AUDITION

Please record yourself performing the sides for your role, in the following shots. 

SHOT LIST (this LINK has examples of these framings)

  1. SLATE – Framing: CU. Please tell the camera your name, agent, role and if minor, your age.
  2. TAKE 1 – Framing: MED. Direction: Bill is skeptical, but reserving judgement of Katie+Jen.
  3. TAKE 2 – Framing: MED. Direction: Bill has never heard such a great story. If she can get it written right, she’ll probably win a Pulitzer!
  4. TAKE 3 – Framing: MED. Direction: Bill is only here because she thinks Jen is fun and hopes to become her friend. Katie, on the other hand… Bill isn’t a fan.
  5. TAKE 4 – Framing: MED. Direction: Bill is here for revenge – if she can get the story and pictures about Katie+Jen’s fascination with the house, she’ll be able to publish a story mocking them in the newspaper. It’s hard to not just cuss Katie + Jen out, but Bill has to play it cool to get the scoop (and revenge!)

 

WARDROBE/HAIR/MAKEUP GUIDELINES

Christine: house party / rock show outfit.
Bill, Katie, Jen: Dress like kids in casual / street clothes. Avoid tween/teenager looks. Bill can be a little bit buttoned down for a kid.
Priest/Reverend: Priest/business casual
Joseph & Ben: mormon missionary outfit – Clean cut hair/face. White button down shirt, tie.

SIDES – click to view/download

AUDITION PREPARATION

We’d like a natural, low key performance. Kids (and adults) should practice being still, quiet and taking their time. We’d like to avoid hammy Disney / Nickelodeon style performances.

Christine has a ton of nonverbal actions. I suggest using either a couch or chair as the trunk.

 

PART TWO SHARING AUDITION VIDEO:

If you do not label the videos on the site, your audition will not be accepted.

You may submit your videos two different ways.

If you cannot rename the file you are sharing with us: Youtube / Vimeo

Please label the videos you’re sharing with YOURNAME-YOURAGENT-YOURROLE-TAKE.

Example: simon max hill-GreatAgency-CastingGuy-Slate

With both sites, if you’ve password protected the video, please give us the password so we can view it.

With Vimeo, you must make sure the video is downloadable.

If you do not label the videos on the site, your audition will not be accepted.

If you can rename the file you are sharing with us: WeTransfer or our direct uploader (preferred)

If you do not relabel the videos properly before you upload, your audition will not be accepted.

Please label the videos you’re sharing with YOURNAME-YOURAGENT-YOURROLE-TAKE.

Example: simon max hill-GreatAgency-CastingGuy-Slate.mp4

WeTransfer – please share to submissions@smhcasting.com

Direct Upload – you can drag/drop your videos onto the uploader below, or click it to select your files.

If you do not relabel the videos properly before you upload, your audition will not be accepted.

Thank you!