Monday, October 22, 2018

Casting Call - PAID - High school coop program.

We are producing a promo video for a collaborative program bringing high school students onto university campus (University of Waterloo and Laurier) for a term of learning and coop!



We need:

Student Lead
Female
Age: 17- 23ish (you're supposed to be a 4th or 5th year high school student)
Ethnicity: Any
 Minimal speaking lines, mostly non-verbal acting. Experiencing life on campus:
- attending classes
- meeting new people
- walking around campus
- hanging out at a coffee shop with friends
- working in tech/science lab
Time commitment: Full day (8 hours), possibly two half days.
Honorarium provided.

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Student co-lead
Female
Age: 17- 23ish (you're supposed to be a 4th or 5th year high school student)
Ethnicity: Any
- hanging out with Student lead
- attending classes
- sharing notes, chatting socializing between classes, etc
Time commitment: 1/2 day
Honorarium provided

We are filming at St. Jerome's University College and UW sometime NEXT WEEK: Wed Oct 31, Thursday Nov 1, or Friday Nov 2. Details to be confirmed.

Please send photos and/or video reel to ken@roscofilms.com !






Monday, March 12, 2018

Casting Call: Awkward family dinner & birthday party!



Promo video for small business.
Applications due: Monday, March 19th.

“Clueless Uncle”
  • male, 35 - 55yo
  • any ethnicity
  • speaking role
  • paid
  • Premise: Uncle is supposed to give congratulatory speech at niece’s graduation dinner but promotes a sign product instead.
  • 9 hr day

“Clueless Mom”
  • woman, 50 - 60yo
  • any ethnicity
  • speaking role
  • paid
  • Premise: Mom uses daughter’s birthday party as an opportunity to promote a sign product.
  • 9 hr day

“Disgruntled Graduate”
  • woman or man - early 20s
  • any ethnicity
  • non-speaking (but requires great facial reactions)
  • Premise: Your college graduation dinner is hijacked by your uncle promoting a sign product.
  • 4 hr day

“Birthday Girl/Boy”
  • 14-17 yo
  • any ethnicity
  • non-speaking role
  • Premise: Instead of a present, your mom got you a sign product that she’s promoting. You’re not happy.
  • 4 hr day

Family
  • The rest of the family around the dinner table: 
  • Dad (50- 60)
  • Grandpa & Grandma (70s-80s)
  • Sister/Brother - 12- 15yo
  • Friend - early 20s

Shooting will take place in Kitchener-Waterloo. Please send photos or reel/sample clips to ken@viral360.ca


Monday, June 5, 2017

Casting Call: Prison dramatization

Photo: Chicago Sport and Social Club
UPDATE: We have locked a date and location:
Friday, July 21st in the gym at Lincoln Road Chapel, Waterloo.

Hi all, we're looking for a number of awesome ladies to fill roles of both women in prison and community volunteers for a short doc we're producing with Community Justice Initiatives for their Stride Night program that brings the community into women's prisons across Canada and builds relationships through games, crafts, and other social activities.

The main scene would be a simulated Stride Night with volunteers being paired with actors portraying the women in prison. The main activity would be volleyball with board games on the sidelines.

The key here is low-stress, no-prep roles! You will be hanging out with other people, having any old conversation: family, friends, TV shows, sports, etc (because this is literally how Stride Night is - just a bunch of people hanging out, chatting!).


Lead Woman In Prison
One (1) woman, non-speaking
25 - 30 years old
Any ethnicity
Time commitment: two 8-hour days.
Renumeration: $75/day


Featured Volunteers/Women
3 to 5 women, candid-speaking roles (background conversation)
25 years and older
Any ethnicity
Time commitment: 3 hours
Renumeration: $50


Background Volunteers/Women 
6 to 8 women, candid-speaking roles (background conversation)
25 years and older
Any ethnicity
Time commitment: 2 hours.
Renumeration: $30

We are filming on Friday, July 21st in the gym at Lincoln Road Chapel, Waterloo.

If you are interested, pls email us some photos of yourself and any comments/questions to: casting [at] roscofilms [dot] com.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Casting Call! Dramatic role for documentary

We are producing a short film on a very sensitive and stigmatized topic.

The focus is on an invisible population that is part of the collateral damage surrounding sexual offences: the partners of the offender and their decision to stay with their partner who has offended sexually.

Due to the sensitivities of the subject matter, we cannot reveal the identity of the subject (based on a true story) and therefore will be filming abstract dramatizations. The scenes will reflect themes of:

- family
- isolation
- loneliness
- fear & anxiety
- love and hope

Lead Roles:
Woman - around 30 - 40 yrs, any ethnicity (2 days, paid)
Man - around 30 -40 yrs, any ethnicity (1/2 day, honorarium)
Boy - around 7 - 10yrs, any ethnicity (1/2 day, honorarium)
Girl - around 10 - 14 yrs, any ethnicity (1/2 day, honorarium)

Background Actors:

3 adults, any age, ethnicity (1/4 day, honorarium)

Please send photos/reel to casting [at] roscofilms [dot] com.

We will be filming in middle of November in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Own transportation a must!


















Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Promo video: Casting Call! *Updated*



We are producing a promotional video for a Christian charitable foundation that wants to "help people recognize abundance and live generously."

The scenes we will be filming are similar to what you see in the image above, essentially, people enjoying life with people they love with an emphasis on gathering around a table for a meal.

The roles do not have any speaking lines.

We need a cast that has diversity of age, gender, and ethnicity:

Female, 50s-60s, any ethnicity
Male, 50s-60s, any ethnicity

Female, 30s - 40s, any ethnicity
Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity

Female, 5 - 12 yrs, any ethnicity
Male, 5 - 12 yrs, any ethnicity

Families with kids are ideal since you all know each other already! If you know us already, even better!

Depending on the applicants we get, we will update the call to fill any gaps we might have.

Remuneration: $100/day for one day, probably not more than 3 hours.

UPDATE: Shooting in Stratford park by the lake on Tuesday July 26th and Thursday July 28th.

Please send any questions as well as photos/reels to casting [at] roscofilms[dot] com.








Promo video: Casting Call!



We are producing a promotional video for a Christian charitable foundation that wants to "help people recognize abundance and live generously."

The scenes we will be filming are similar to what you see in the image above, essentially, people enjoying life with people they love with an emphasis on gathering around a table for a meal.

The roles do not have any 'speaking lines' per se, but anyone who can speak authentically about their faith and how it has played a role in how they view generosity is an asset for voiceover.

We need a cast that has diversity of age, gender, and ethnicity:

Female, 50s-60s, any ethnicity
Male, 50s-60s, any ethnicity

Female, 30s - 40s, any ethnicity
Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity

Female, 10 - 16 yrs, any ethnicity
Male, 10 - 16 yrs, any ethnicity

Depending on the applicants we get, we will update the call to fill any gaps we might have.

Remuneration: $100/day for up to 2 days (or 1 day and 2 half days, we appreciate your flexibility!).

Shooting in Waterloo Region sometime end of July or early August.

Please send any questions as well as photos/reels to casting [at] roscofilms[dot] com.








Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CASTING CALL: Women in prison - Volunteers!




We're looking for a group of 6-8 women, preferably 35 yrs + of any ethnicity to act as our "Volunteers" for STRIDE night, a program that brings the community into women's prisons across Canada through games, crafts, and other social activities.

The main scene would be a simulated STRIDE night with volunteers being paired with actors portraying the women in prison. Activities would include making hand-made cards, writing letters, drawing pictures.

A select few volunteers (1 or 2) with flexible schedules are needed to be featured volunteers few extra scenes interacting with one of the women.

Time commitment: 1/2 day for STRIDE night scene; + 1 day total (but possibly broken up over a number of days) for featured volunteers.

Renumeration: Minimal honorarium (Gift card).


If you are interested, pls email us some photos of yourself and any comments/questions to: casting [at] roscofilms [dot] com.