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Hi everybody:

I was going to post this in the "artists" section but it doesn't seem to be anything but porn and escorts. I've got no moral problem with those things, but that's NOT what I'm looking for here; and the musician section seems genuine. So, here's the deal.

I'm an American amateur film-maker looking for actors to make a no-budget independent film. I'm no Coppola but I'm working on it. I have an idea for a short film (20-40 minutes) about an aging punk band with a small and dwindling following in London. I don't have a script yet but only a general idea of a plot and arc. A couple of parameters: It is not Spinal Tap, not at all. It's more like the Commitments if they didn't break up in the end and developed a small following but are losing it.

Once I find my actors, I'd like to structure the final plot/script around the kind of characters the actors can pay. The way I have done it in the past is to keep it with a very general script and let the actors have fun/improv a bit, depending on how comfortable everyone is with improv vs. script acting. I can send you a Vimeo link of a couple examples if we get to this point.

This is NO budget, so I can't pay - just being upfront. Once done, I'm going to submit it to some festivals and everyone involved will get some screen credits. That's the best I can offer. This is super NO budget - guerilla film making. If you have access to a bar/restaurant/shop, other place we can "borrow" off hours to use as background, that would be great.

So that's my idea. First time actors welcome. Let's have some fun with it. Here's some of the characters I see:

3-4 musicians for the slightly aging punk band - flexible on look and age - preferable late 30s/40s. Rancid look is best.

2-4 musicians for young upstart band - 20s. flexible on look. Crust punk is best.

1 character as a Malcolm McLaren-like manager. 30s/40s/50s.

2-4 persons for girlfriends/boyfriends of band.

1-2 characters as relatives of band.

Sex and gender irrelevant.

Thanks!

Michael
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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