If you have the next one year of your life free AND if are looking to learn on the job, join the MADE IN MADRAS inkOperated Film School (which I must admit is a full fledged con-job; filmmaking is a con-job).
Over the next one year, the producers of THAT FOUR LETTER WORD will be producing half a dozen shorts and one feature length film. We’ve already finalised scripts for three fake Grindhouse trailers and the full length feature and are currently on the lookout for cast and crew for the same.
If you want to be part of the crew, be warned that this is not something you can do in your free time, the work involves full-time effort. Even worse, you will not be paid until all projects are completed. You may want to sign up only if you’re looking for hardcore experience behind the scenes as assistant directors or production executives. People interested in art, production design, costumes, screenwriting and make-up most welcome.
As part of the cast, we’re looking for:
1. VIV: EIGHT TO TEN-YEAR-OLD, short, brown-skinned or fair, chubby, confident little actor who can speak flawless English, without any sort of an accent.
2. SHWETA: TEN TO TWELVE-YEAR-OLD, tall, fair, slim, talkative, bubbly actor who should be able to talk flawless English and fluent Hindi. Role requires her to dance well.
3. SURAJ: 22-YEAR-OLD, athletic, intense good-looker with boyish charm, who should be equally convincing as someone who is 18-20 and someone who CAN look 24. Should be able to speak flawless English and fluent Hindi. The role requires actor to dance, drive and ride a bike under difficult road conditions.
Apart from these characters, we are looking for attractive girls in the age group of 20-23 for guest roles in the film and the trailers, actors of foreign nationalities (any colour), people who look like zombies (acting skills not necessary) and enthusiastic volunteers to play corpses (all you will be asked to do is drop dead with ketchup smeared on your body).
Do email madeinmadras at gmail dot com specifying if you are applying for CAST or CREW in the subject line. With a coupla photographs, if you’re applying for CAST.
MADE IN MADRAS inkOperated Film School has just one teacher. Cinema, itself. We’re learning and we want company. The more the merrier.
Spread the word. Starting July 1st, you will have the time of your life. Good or bad. Mostly bad. And, some good. In that order.