Seeking Youth Aged 8-11 Years For An Upcoming Live-action Literacy Mystery Series For Kids!
**TALENT MUST CANADIAN**
**TALENT MUST LIVE IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA**
Live-Action Literacy Mystery Series for Kids
Production Companies: Sinking Ship Entertainment
Union and Non-union talent are permitted to apply
Creator/Executive Producer(s): Christin Simms
Executive Producers: J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers
Writer: Christin Simms
Director: J.J. Johnson / Christin Simms
Casting Director: Larissa Mair
Casting Associate: Colleen Rush
Casting Assistants: Jade Hesson
Tentative Series Outside Dates: TBD likely the end of 2023/ Beginning of 2024
Filming Location: GTA
We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting for every role. Please submit qualified performers without regard to disability, race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.
REMINDER: IN ORDER FOR TALENT TO APPLY THEY MUST BE GTA LOCALS AND CANADIAN
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AUDITIONS: Wednesday, September 13th at 5:00 PM EST
SELF-TAPES/ QUESTIONS, SEND DIRECTLY TO: email@example.com
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- If you have an agent, please allow them to submit you
- You do not need permission to submit. Please send an audition for whichever role suits you best!
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS AND FULL CHARACTER DESCRIPTION:
[SAGE] 8-11 yrs. (Talent to look 9). Sage is a great detective; thoughtful, extremely logical, and talented at getting information out of people. Sage also knows all about words and has top notch reading and writing skills. Nothing related to vocabulary or literacy gets by this investigator. Suspects can underestimate Sage but that is always a mistake. Sage doesn’t scare easily and won’t take no for an answer, traits that make an excellent detective. Sage is also wise, which is why the name “Sage” is completely appropriate. LEAD
[CHASE] 8-11 yrs. (Talent to look 9). Chase is a fantastic detective, but is also goofy funny, visually oriented, and, like the name suggests, loves the “chase”. People tend to underestimate this investigator, but Chase often notices things like a chocolate stain when someone said they didn’t like chocolate or a squiggle of icing that turns out to be the antonym of the word they’re tracking. Chase is also great with computers and incredibly artistic. A graphic note taker Chase loves to draw, has a great eye for details, is a big fan of the “zoom in” function, and really enjoys creating animated re-enactments of Word Mysteries. LEAD
Storyline: Wordsville is a series for kids that follows 9-year-old best friends Sage and Chase as they solve weird and wacky word mysteries in the town of Wordsville. This detective procedural takes place entirely on webcam and smartphone, and each episode features a case rooted in a literacy lesson. Each mystery introduces at least one new vocabulary word and teaches the importance of deducing the who, what, where, when, why and how at the core of every story. This whodunnit also invites viewers to figure out the culprit along with our crafty kid-detectives.
Wordsville is a town populated entirely by kids and it’s a place where words matter. A lot. Every kid citizen has a special connection to words. And that means that if something happens to a word, there are far-reaching consequences. If the Main Street Baker bakes delicious donuts and they all mysteriously disappear, nothing else in Wordsville can taste good until they are returned. If the Town Doctor’s soothing medication gets swiped, the whole town gets uncontrollably itchy until the medicine-napper is uncovered. If the Local Scientist does an experiment with electricity and all the lights in town go out, they won’t come back on until the experiment wrecker is revealed. In each crime, the episodic word disappears and can’t return until the mystery is solved. The impact of the missing word is felt all over town. Luckily, best friends and partners Sage and Chase are on the case and run the only detective agency in town. These tech-savvy sleuths solve mysteries entirely virtually because their reading, listening and digital literacy skills are their greatest strengths. Sage and Chase always catch their culprit and make sure everything is right with the word.