Following the success and London sponsorship of our 2013 production of Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, several of our members have decided to collaborate on an crowdfunded internet film series based on the unabridged novel by Victor Hugo, in episodes of an hour each to be released for worldwide online viewing.
This is a long term project but we intend to begin filming for Episode 1: Favrolles, telling of how the main character Jean Valjean ended up in prison, by the end of 2014, and again, are seeking a full cast for this production, with most roles open for casting, including for characters not usually seen in stage or feature film dramatisations where the storyline is significantly condensed.
*if you cannot make this date, but wish to make an appointment to be auditioned on an alternative date please contact us, the same rules of auditioning will apply*
OPEN AUDITIONS 11-6pm at
Jasmyn House, Midvale Road Paignton Devon TQ4 5BD
SEPT 27TH 2014
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
In a nutshell, this is a long term crowdfunded internet film series, to be broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo, (and any other film or video sites chosen!) starting shooting by the end of 2014.
Overall, this is a three year project, with filming taking place for each crowdfunded episode, over a few days, after funding has been raised. During filming days, shoots could be an early start to late finish, and for relevant characters also include night-time shoots. A lot of locations will be in and around Devon and Cornwall in the UK, some locations in France, especially for later episodes, will be looked into as well.
This is a pretty different project, as it is based on Victor Hugo's UNABRIDGED novel (this is not the musical or a single feature film!) and we are remaining as faithful to that unabridged novel as is possible.
Due to the nature of crowdfunding we are hoping to be able to pay our performers, but this depends entirely on funds raised, and may alter episode by episode as the series gets more well known, but at the minimum, once you have been cast as a character in the series, your expenses will be covered.
Depending on what character you wish to audition for, and are cast as you may be required for several episodes (or indeed all of them), or simply one.
HOW TO AUDITION:
During August, our project website will be updated with set audition pieces for each character. You will be expected not to necessarily have learned the piece but to have made yourself familiar with it.
There will also be an audition pack in PDF and Word format, which will contain important information, and an application form. You will be asked to bring that, along with a headshot and an up to date performance resume.
At the auditions, you will be asked to perform the piece on video camera, as a screen test. We will be looking at your characterization, focus, and the realism of your portrayal of the character. You will be either auditioning solo, or with one other person, in front of the directors.
When you arrive, you will be directed to a waiting room, and we will call people in to audition in front of our panel. Doors open at 11am, and close at 6pm. The earlier you arrive, the earlier you will be seen, unless you have made a specific appointment.
There are several child roles, but all children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Please be aware that we cannot accept auditions or applications via email or video. In order to be considered for a role, you need to attend in person.
THERE IS NO FEE REQUIRED FOR YOU TO AUDITION OR BE INVOLVED IN ANY WAY
- Read Victor Hugo's unabridged novel online (or get the free ebook) http://www.gutenberg.org/
- Our film project website: http://
- The film facebook fan page:
- What we expect of performers: http://
- List of characters being cast for: http://
- Our main theatre company website:
- Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/
- The South Devon Players facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/