Casting Call For a New Series
Overlord and the Underwoods
WE ARE SEEKING THE LEAD: Weaver- Male. 12-14. LEAD
Open to UNION and NON-UNION talent
***TALENT MUST BE CANADIAN***
***ALL TALENT MUST RESIDE IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA***
***TALENT MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YEARS OF AGE BY THE FILMING DATE***
Audition material can be found under the full character descriptions below the details!!!
Production Company: Cloudco Entertainment & marblemedia
Network(s): Canadian, US, and International broadcasters TBA
Show Runner: Anthony Q. Farrell
Creator: Ryan Wiesbrock
Producer: Jim Corston
Executive Producer: Mark Bishop,
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, Matt Hornburg
Outside Date(s): March-July, 2021
Rate: ACTRA IPA
Filming Location: TBD
Character Description and Audition Package:
WEAVER: Male. 12-14. TALENT MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YEARS OF AGE. Talent can be older but should look 12 years old. Weaver is an imaginative kid who expresses his creativity through the short stories he writes. Well, the short stories that he starts to write. He has yet to finish one. He’s not insecure about them, he’ll happily show them to people, but always with the caveat that it’s an unfinished project. He readily admits that he’s a perfectionist and sees it as a good thing. He’s blind to the negatives that come with that trait (even though his room is filled with dozens of “unfinished” short stories in plain sight). Weaver is a friendly, outgoing kid and he’s a good student who is well-liked by his peers. His parents don’t understand his creative expression, but they support him nonetheless. They just wish there was an endgame or a plan or anything really. They don’t know anyone who makes a living writing short stories. Nobody knows anyone who makes a living writing short stories. Weaver counters that he’s planning on doing much more than writing the stories, he also plans on bringing them to life! Not like Frankenstein, but by turning them into short films. Given Weaver’s need for perfection, his parents don’t plan on seeing these short films anytime soon. With Overlord’s arrival, however, that plan gets put into overdrive. Overlord inadvertently convinces Weaver to start turning some of his stories into movies. Overlord often acts without a perfect plan and figures it out as he goes along. That rubs off on Weaver the more they hang out. Weaver likes hanging out with Overlord. See, Weaver loves a good story and Overlord has tons of them from all over the galaxy. Never in a million years would Weaver think he’d become best buds with a space criminal. Yet as the series moves forward Overlord helps Weaver become stronger where he is weakest. And Weaver, in turn, helps Overlord slowly find the tiny spark of compassion that he has deep within. Overlord was so sure he smushed that out of existence! LEAD
DEADLINE FOR SELF-TAPES: Sunday, January 17, 2020, @ 2:00 PM EST
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