Short Film Clownin' Around Casting in Chicago
- September 22, 2012
- September 26, 2012
- United States
- Short Film
- Clownin' Around
Director: Alex Heller. A Northwestern University student film, funded by Studio 22, is searching for actors of all ages for a dark comedy being shot in October 2012.
Clownin' Around is the story of Jerry, a deeply depressed clown who struggles to connect with those he loves. Although he yearns to be seen as more than just a source of laughter, his family and friends cannot see past the suit.
Auditions to take place Sunday, September 23rd, from 10am-4pm. Email ClowninAroundCasting@gmail.com with your top three preferred time slots, in ten minute increments. Will also provide a copy of the script upon request.
Apply to: Laura McGehee
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Jerry||Male||Any Ethnicity||18-24||Jerry -- the protagonist, a deeply depressed male clown, uncomfortable in both his clown suit and his own body. Jerry is searching for more meaning in his life than just making balloon animals...but he can make some pretty sweet giraffes.|
|Jenny||Female||Any Ethnicity||18-24||Jenny -- Jerry's love interest, though she is unable to take anything he says or does seriously. She seems sweet and lovely, but easily becomes nasty when Jerry threatens to break through his clown persona. She, like everybody else, loves Jerry, but only when he's clownin' around.|
|Jerry's Mother||Female||Any Ethnicity||51-60||Jerry's Mother -- almost obsessively upbeat. Completely out of touch with who Jerry is as a person, and can only see him as an object of amusement, although she does love him for that.|
|Grocery Shopper||Male||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Grocery shopper -- an aggressively muscular man who confronts Jerry in the grocery store. He is playful and just desires a laugh, but when Jerry is reluctant, he turns threatening.|
|Jerry's Father||Male||Any Ethnicity||51-60||Jerry's Father -- loves Jerry for his entertainment value, to the point that he doesn't know his son's name.|
|Jerry's Brother||Male||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Jerry's Brother #1 -- very upbeat, pressures Jerry to remain in his clown persona.|
|Jerry's Brother # 2||Male||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Jerry's Brother #2 -- very upbeat, pressures Jerry to remain in his clown persona.|
|Children||Any||Any Ethnicity||6-10||12 or younger -- A group of children playing in the street go through Jerry's things and run amuck with them. Nonspeaking.|
|Photographer||Any||Any Ethnicity||25-30||Photographer -- photographs the entire family. Nonspeaking|