of all, thank you for everyone who has contacted me. The response has
been fantastic. I think we are going to have a great audition.
Auditions are just over two weeks away. To help you prepare for the
audition, I have the following updates:
1) So that you can
prepare, below is a link to the current version of the screenplay. It
will be rewritten over the course of the next month or so but the
changes will be minor. It will give you a pretty solid idea of what we
will be shooting.
Prior to auditions, if you have not done so already, please send the
following: A head shot, a résumé and a short bio about yourself. The
bio should be about a paragraph long and will be used in the cast
section on the web site (www.arielmovie.com).
For those who are auditioning for any of the roles that require stage
combat (Ariel, Helen, Dylan, Ryan, Lucas or dōjō students) please wear
loose, comfortable clothing in which you can move.
4) We will be
holding the audition in a martial arts studio. So that we do not damage
the mats, please do not wear shoes on the mats.
5) As stated
before, the audition will be held, in part, in a workshop format. The
first part will be stage combat oriented and the second part will be
improv. Related to the stage combat, if you are auditioning for Ariel
you will be given a few moves to do and then will demonstrate them as if
you were a martial arts instructor. If you are auditioning for Helen,
Dylan or Ryan you need to be able to safely fall (nothing crazy, just
act like you got shot, react and then drop to the floor). If you are
auditioning for Lucas, you need to be able to do a dive roll. For those
auditioning for dōjō students you will need to be able to handle being
thrown (as one would normally be in a martial arts class).
improv portion of the audition will mainly be for Helen, Dylan, Ryan
and Lucas. For the improv there will be a part where you tell us about
what it is like to be part of a group (be it a gang, a club or an
exclusive society that does this as a hobby) of people who
attack/assault others for fun. The other part will be where the four
characters will interact as a group. For inspiration you may want to
have a look at "Natural Born Killers" and "Blue Velvet".
Social Media - Below are some links where you can follow what is going
on. Much of this is still under construction but stay tuned as there
will be regular updates.
If you are looking to audition for the part of Ariel or any of the
martial arts/combat oriented parts and would like to get a feel for the
martial art that is being portrayed, please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org . David Marshall (my student to whom I
handed over the class) has agreed to allow people who are going to be
auditioning to attend his class. This would be on Thursdays and Friday
nights from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Those classes are held at the Austin Center
for Martial Arts (see: www.austincenterformartialarts.com) .
9) Related to #8, here is a good reference video:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.