OPEN AUDITION / CALL FOR ACTRESSES

CASTING FOR MARY’S PART

IN “THE HEART OF A POET”

Mary is a character with multiple personalities. This part requires versatility. It is a good opportunity to showcase your talent.

The film starts as a romantic comedy and suddenly turns dark and disturbing.

This part requires the ability to starts as a flirty romantic Mary and turn into a reality-dissociated psychopath Mary.

Mary’s character breakdown can be found here: http://www.theheartofapoet.com/mary-bio/

 

This audition contains 4 extract/readings.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING AUDITION TAPES:

 

  • The audition tapes should cover the four screenplay extracts below and follow the related directorial comments
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Directorial/casting notes:
Mary is on a date with Dan, they like each other and are flirting accordingly.

In this extract Mary starts saying the normal silly things people say on the date, how they like each other, how they are shy.

At the end of the extract, Mary is getting enthusiast/excited at the idea that the heart she has inherited from Daddy could give her special abilities and talents.


Directorial/casting notes:

No dialogue required on audition tape for this section, just the facial expression of Mary as Dan plays with the collar of her dress/blouse (paragraph 1) and as Dan is softly kissing her scar between her breasts (paragraph 2)


Directorial/casting notes:

Mary is delivering this paragraph of poetry as if she was in a second state, expressionless, psychopatic, staring downwards in the void.


Directorial/casting notes:

Mary is looking straight into the camera that is now several metres away from her and delivers this paragraph of poetry.

She is still expressionless, with empty eyes as if she was looking well behind the camera.

At the end of this paragraph she pauses and stares during several seconds at the camera, not saying a word, like if she was hypnotised by it, perhaps even slowly slenting her head to the side and the other.