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From: Laughing Squid <vortex@...>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 08:48:05 -0700
Subject: TENTACLE: "Powers of Darkness" casting call
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Open call, cast and crew, for mid-length independent movie
We have a grant. We have a script. We have a schedule. Now we're having an
open call for the cast and crew of "Powers of Darkness," a mid-length (30
min. + / -) movie, to be shot in early November.
Mixing history and fiction, "Powers of Darkness" depicts a nuclear-age
America filled with escape hatches and flight plans, dreaming of Paradise.
An Elizabethan cabal called the School of Night prepares to recapture Eden
with blood and symmetry. Felix English, a computer technician stricken with
Elpenor Syndrome ("where being lost is a state of mind"), slips away to the
lost Republics on the other side of the map. The twins Hesper and Phosphor
prepare for a wedding powered by the sinister logic that a resurrection can
only follow a death. And over it all hovers the Dark Interpreter, whose job
it is "to record all that has been lost or forgotten, or has been thrown
into the sea," and whose angelic, melancholy presence slides down through
the stories, tracking every attempt to realize the dream that haunts our
parking lots and lonely nights.
We're casting for 16 parts. We're looking for drifters, angels,
visionaries, and older men (50-70) in particular. We are not necessarily
looking for prior acting experience -- this is not a naturalistic movie.
We're looking for certain faces, and above all a sense of passion and
rapport with the stories and themes. Be ready to reinvent, improvise, and
to find images and ideas that allow you to plug your energies into those of
your character. Although the screenplay is solid, we're interested in
weaving your moments of ecstasy and dread into it.
We're looking for anyone with prior DV experience, anyone interested in
doing costumes, make-up, prop management, or location scouting. Anyone
interested in helping out will be welcome. (If you have a car, the entire
crew will lavish you with affection.) It should be emphasized that we can't
pay anybody (see CAVEATS), but we can reimburse all your expenses, and will
do our best to provide food, transportation, and adventure -- not to
mention good resume / volunteer experience, or another feather for your
portfolio. (We are also looking for musicians interested in scoring a 30
There are no paying positions. The terms of our grant forbid it.
There is a time commitment: October rehearsals (cast), and a week of
shooting in early November (cast and crew).
The casting call will take place Friday, October 5th, from 2-5 pm. It is
located in Room 120 in Kroeber Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus. The Hall is
across from the Bancroft / College intersection, a block from the Berkeley
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact
Finn Brunton, at finn@... or (510)-237-1826.
Thanks for your attention.
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