Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Role of Samuel, the Lamanite

Casting for the role of Samuel, the Lamanite

PROJECT: Book of Mormon Visual Library—Season 4, III Nephi
Audition Submission Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019.

Season Four of this landmark production requires that we cast the role of Samuel, the Lamanite. We would appreciate your help as we seek the right actor to portray the role of this mighty prophet. Please share with anyone you know who embodies the following characteristics.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Adult Male. (18+)
  • Must be of Lamanite heritage. (Indigenous American or Pacific Islander)
  • Must currently be an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, maintaining a current temple recommend.
  • Must be fluent in the English language.
  • As this is a principal role, we recommend that only applicants with substantial acting background, experience, and training apply for this role.

IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS
As we review auditions, we will be looking for actors who convey…
  • a solid understanding of acting principles and how to incorporate them;
  • the proper look and appearance;
  • reliability, dependability, flexibility, and one who works well with others.

PROJECT DETAILS
  • We anticipate shooting sometime during the summer of 2020. This role will require about one or two weeks on-set commitment in addition to all required preparations (growing hair, physical training, memorization, rehearsals, personal study, spiritual preparation, etc).
  • Viable candidates may apply from anywhere in the world. If selected for in-person screening, we will provide travel and accommodations to applicants outside of Utah.
  • This production is not affiliated with any union and all contracts are a complete buyout.
  • Deadline for initial audition applications: Monday, December 16, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP ONE: CURRENT PHOTOS
1) Please take 4 still photos. Current digital snapshots taken in natural daylight is preferred. Photos with your camera phone are completely acceptable. 
    a) Headshot: from the chest upward. Looking at camera. 
    b) Profile: from the chest upward. Facing directly to one side.
    c) Full body, facing camera. Wear comfortable clothing that fairly depicts your natural shape.  Please include your feet. 
    d) Full body, profile.
2) Photos must be well lit, without obstructing accessories like sunglasses or hats.

STEP TWO: PREPARE YOUR AUDITION
Your AUDITION SIDE (performance material) may be accessed via this link:
You are auditioning for a principal role in a professional film production.
  • Please memorize and prepare the material for performance.
  • Study the history of your character deeply enough to understand and incorporate his character into your performance. Make strong choices.
  • Know what the words mean before you speak and remember that some of the best acting is often between the lines.
  • We expect auditions of the highest acting caliber. Thank you.

STEP THREE: RECORD YOUR AUDITION
  1) This may be recorded on a smart phone or similar device. We recommend attaching it to a solid surface or tripod.
  2) Wardrobe: Casual, comfortable, earth tones—brown, tan, gray, green, or blue. Avoid solid black.
  3) Record your performance close enough to see your face clearly (from about your chest, upward).
  4) Make sure your video is clear, in focus, and has plenty of light. Natural light — filtered daylight — is often a good choice.
  5) Slate: Begin by introducing yourself. State your full name, age, and agency (if applicable).
  6) Please perform to your group of listeners (no more than 3 feet to either side of camera). 
  7) We are looking for natural performances for film. Not theatrical nor overly sensationalized.
  8) Check the sound. Make sure it is clear enough to hear without having to turn up the speakers to maximum volume.
  9) Please submit one take only of the side.
 10) Upload your video(s) to an online video-sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo. 
IMPORTANT: Set the privacy settings to "Unlisted" (not “Private”) so we will be able to view it without a password. This means that only those with the URL address will be able to access your video.

STEP FOUR: COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE FORM
Visit https://airtable.com/shrIds8wMMd0h4d6u to complete your online application where you will upload your photos and video audition URL.

Please remember that all initial applications must be submitted by Monday, December 16, 2019.

We are grateful for your assistance and support of this important production!

Sincerely,

Alisa Anglesey | Casting Producer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publishing Services Department
Motion Picture Studio
300 W 2230 N, Provo, UT 84604
Casting Main 801-240-9300

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