Volunteer Acting in Van

Student Film

Job Position(s): Actors
Actor(s) Age Range (if applicable): See Post
Project Type: Student Film
Job Date: See Post
Compensation: Volunteer
Union Status: Non-Union
PROJECT SYNOPSIS

AMONGST THE MURDER is an avant garde short following ‘Pigeon’, a timid and weak character navigating a world of birds, that neither care nor notice his existence. Pigeon attempts to get by a large crowd of crows, they push and shove him as they carry on in their uniform somnambulism. Pigeon finally pushes aside the uncaring crows, prompting them to unanimously turn their attention toward him. With their rapt regard, Pigeon performs a dance that both declares and expresses his unconventional presence; a tranquil and queer spirit. The crows gaze quietly, before parting a path for the Vulture, a towering red bird. With tall obelisk stature, the Vulture overpowers the other birds into intrinsic submission. Vulture reaches to Pigeon and crushes his beak. With this new disruption quashed as soon as it came, the crows return to their brutal order and move on without a second glance.

Additional Comments:

With it’s experimental nature and its characters expressing the theme and message through exaggerated movements, we’re mostly looking for actors who are more experienced in dancing, with some formal/informal training preferred. However, that is not required.

Also, both characters (Pigeon and Vulture) will be dressed in a bodysuit/morphsuit, as well as wearing a beak as their masks. If you are uncomfortable with that, please do not submit to our audition. Thank you.

Pigeon
AGE

20 – 40

GENDER

Open

DESCRIPTION

A timid figure, shorter and thinner than the crows surrounding him. Pigeon wishes to simply get by in an uncaring world, where the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Pigeon moves in a hunched fashion, afraid and self-conscious. This performance is entirely physical, relying more on communicating the character through its body language. There will be some slow, freeform dancing as Pigeon expresses his more graceful, effeminate side. Pigeon’s body language is more akin to the exaggerated performances found in German Expressionism. The audition will be more of a freeform, improvisational session. Please be advised that there are a lot of body movement/performance for Pigeon, so a background/training in dancing would be preferred. Looking for actors who’s height is between 5′ to 5’8.

Vulture
AGE

20 – 40

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

Visually based on the bearded vulture (or lammergeier), the Vulture is an imposing figure who towers above all the other birds. The Vulture is a symbol of pure power and aggression, he is the force that stamps out those who challenge the norm. This performance is entirely physical, relying more on communicating the character through its body language. Vulture has a very still presence, like the methodical intensity of a coiled snake. Vulture does not need to make a big show of his strength, his presence alone commands subservience. Inspirations to consider are German Expressionism performances (in their exaggerated body language), and also the statuesque stiffness of Godzilla in both the 1954 original, and Shin Godzilla (2016). The audition will be more of a freeform, improvisational session. Looking for actors who’s height is above 6′, with an imposing, brute physicality.

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