Tales of Light & Dark Casting Announcement

Hello everyone,

We want to thank those of you who have submitted resumes via Backstage.com and CastingNetworks.com for our upcoming anthology web series, TALES OF LIGHT & DARK.  We are deep into pre-production and wanted to bring everyone up to speed.

If you submitted a resume, we will be contacting select individuals by no later than July 4th to schedule auditions for our season 1 episodes.  All scheduled auditions will be held on Saturday, July 13th in Putnam Valley, NY from 9 AM to 12 PM before the open casting call.

WE WILL BE HOLDING THE OPEN CASTING CALL ON SATURDAY, JULY 13 FROM 12 TO 5 PM AT THE FLORADAN ESTATES CLUBHOUSE LOCATED AT 40 FLORADAN ROAD, PUTNAM VALLEY, NY 10579. THIS IS THE FIRST BUILDING IMMEDIATELY ON THE LEFT WHEN ENTERING FLORADAN ESTATES.  LOOK FOR THE BALLOONS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL AREA.  PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS SHOULD THE PARKING AREA BE FULL.  ADDITIONAL SIDE STREET PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON SOUTH STREET WHICH IS ONE BLOCK OVER TO THE LEFT OF FLORADAN ESTATES.

if you submitted a resume in advance of the open casting call and were not selected for an audition by appointment you are still welcome to attend the open casting call for consideration for season one and future episodes (production for season 2 begins in Spring 2014).

For anyone reading this notice for the first time, we are still accepting headshots and resumes for consideration for the scheduled auditions and future episodes.  You must be within the NY, NJ, CT tri-state area and be willing to travel to Putnam Valley and Cornwall, NY (shooting locations). Resumes can be sent to talesof@lightanddark.net with the subject line “CASTING”.  If you are a BACKSTAGE member, you may submit an application via this listing: http://www.backstage.com/casting/tales-of-light-and-dark-5363/

If you are cast in a lead or supporting role, rehearsals will be held on July 27th and 28th in Putnam Valley, NY.  Attendance will be mandatory.  We will contact you by phone for all other roles with shoot preparation information.

You may request a specific role but please be advised that we may not offer you the role requested if cast.

Please note that all shoot dates listed below will be finalized by the day of auditions. The following Season 1 roles are for ages 18 and over.  All ages, however, are welcome at the open casting call for future season consideration.

 

OPEN CALL – The story of a struggling actress looking for the ultimate escape.

Roles available:
Psychiatrist late 40s (Principal)
2 Actresses – pretty young ladies with attitude (Principal)
Mother – Voice Over Only  – 70s Italian lady with a NYC accent
Charles Milles – age 40-60, casting director, charismatic, hypnotizing voice, can be cold and calculating – opportunity for recurring role in future episodes (Supporting)
Casting Director (Principal)
Assistant Casting Director-Male or Female (Principal)
Assistant-Female (Principal)
Ex-husband – late 30s/early 40s – sensitive but determined (Principal)
Diner Patrons (extras).

Shoots: 8/10 (Actresses, Casting Director, Assistant Casting Director, Assistant, Diner Extras/Ex-husband), 8/11 (Psychiatrist), 8/18 (Charles Milles)

GEOKILLING - 5 college kids set out into the woods on a geocaching excursion. When they arrive at the GPS coordinates a startling discovery is made, scandals unfold and the terror begins.

Roles available:
Nicole – sister – girl next door (lead)
Teddy – brother – sarcastic, sharp witted and somewhat of a nerd (supporting)
Eric – Nicole’s boyfriend – temper 0 to 60 in a second (supporting)
Lydia – Joe’s girlfriend – flirtatious and has a dark side – opportunity for recurring role in future episodes(supporting)

Shoots: 7/28 (for Nicole & Teddy) same day as rehearsals, 8/3, 8/4, with rain dates (if necessary) on 8/17 and/or September after Labor Day.

TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY – An animal rights activist accidentally kills a woman and is later abducted where he is confronted by the harsh reality of what he’s done.

Roles available:
Father Peter (lead) – Must be able to emote extreme range of anger, terror and sadness
Captor (female lead) – must be able to play dual role – innocent and villain, ability to do multiple accents preferred
Anne (principal) – Girlfriend – Athletic type
Protesters (extras)
Diner Patrons (extras).

Shoots: 8/10 (Male lead, Diner Patrons), 8/24 (Girlfriend, Male and Female Leads, Protesters), 8/25 (Male and Female leads), Rain dates for 8/24 shoot would be in September after Labor Day

DON’T DISTURB THE UM – A little girl’s invisible friend terrorizes a wicked step mother.

Roles available:
Morgan –
wicked step mother – Puts up the perfect front with her husband but is an ice queen to her step daughter (lead)

Tentative shooting date: 9/7

LOLLI GIRL – A homeless woman who sells lollipops to survive seeks a friend.

Roles available:
Lolli Girl  – must be able to do a British accent (lead)
Business Man late 30s/40s (principal)
Pedestrians (extras).

Tentative shooting date: 9/8

 

Our goal with this project is to build a troupe of actors and actresses that have the opportunity to appear in multiple episodes as different and recurring characters, ultimately build a fan base large enough to attract sponsors and of course, have fun while doing it.  We realize this is currently not a paying production but please, only seriously committed actors and actresses should be applying.

 

We are looking for all genres of music but primarily focused on material with a darker, edgier focus. If you are a musician or singer with original music or interested in composing scores/songs for this web series please send us a link to where your music can be heard online along with a brief bio about yourself  to talesof@lightanddark.net.

 

Once again, thank you for your participation.

Sincerely,

Glen Baisley
Director
Light & Dark Productions

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