international museum short film

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Arvold is searching for Hebrew speaking actors for an international museum short film. Those based in the New York or Toronto area are especially encouraged to submit.

Cortina Productions, a company specializing in creating audio-visual media and interactive experiences for museums, will be shooting this short, historical film the last week of October 2016 aboard an early 1900’s passenger steamship.  There are many roles to be filled. Please see below for complete details and submission instructions.

Cortina Productions
Short Film
Non-Union
Producer:  Jennifer Fetsch
Casting Associate: Christian Trew
Casting Assistant: Eileen Small
Shoot Dates:  Sunday, October 23 – Sunday, October 30, 2016
Shoot Location:  TBD (NYC metro area or greater Toronto metro area)
Pay Range: $330 – $500 / day (plus 20% if agent)
Travel/Lodging: Provided if applicable

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL HEBREW SPEAKING ROLES:

[MIRIAM] Late teens – early 20’s, Female.  As a passenger, Miriam took care of the children aboard the refugee ship. She was a writer and journaled her experience of the ship’s journey. Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as be comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

[MORDECAI ROSMAN] 20’s – 30’s, Male, Blonde. Originally from Poland, Rosman was a natural leader. He led people to safety in the woods in Poland after they lost the battle within the Warsaw ghettos. He became a leader amongst fellow refugees aboard the steamship and spoke on behalf of his fellow refugees in powerful and emotional speeches. As the refugee ship came into harbor, Rosman was standing on the exterior of the hole in the ship, wearing ragged trousers rolled above his ankles and a torn shirt. Rosman was considered a legend in France. Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

[BILL BERNSTEIN] 20s, Male. An American crewman with red hair. Smiling and sensitive, he was recognized as the most popular man in the crew. He had a great sense of humor and  entertained the crew with little shows, impersonating Harpo Marx, using a mop for hair. He journeyed aboard the refugee ship out of a sense of adventure. He was killed in the battle aboard the ship when he was hit in the left temple with a club (or ax) in the wheelhouse. Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

[YOSSI HAREL] Late 20s, Male. A large, impressive man, Harel had experience leading refugee missions.  As Commander of the refugee ship, he was concerned with the wellbeing and safety of the refugees. His role included establishing policy, giving inspirational speeches and keeping people informed.  Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

[YOUNG REFUGEE WOMEN] (Multiple roles to be filled) Late teens – early 30s, Female. Refugees from Eastern Europe in 1947 with Eastern European features and accents, including, but not limited to, Polish, Hungarian, Austrian, German, or Russian. Thin, but not emaciated. Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

[YOUNG REFUGEE MEN] (Multiple roles to be filled)  Late teens, early 30s, Male. Refugees from Eastern Europe in 1947 with Eastern European features and accents, including, but not limited to, Polish, Hungarian, Austrian, German, or Russian. Thin, but not emaciated. Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

[AMERICAN CREWMEN] (Multiple roles to be filled)  Late teens – early 30s, Male. American crewmen who served aboard a passenger steamship carrying Eastern European refugees in 1947. Actors should appear fit and determined to fulfill their duties as crewmen. Able to speak in both English and Hebrew, as well as comfortable working aboard a ship on water for extended periods of time.

ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

If you are appropriate for this project, please select ONE of three ways to submit:

OPTION 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express (including HOME BASE (NYC, TORONTO, ETC.) and ABILITY TO SPEAK HEBREW (FLUENT, EXPERT, ETC.) in NOTES section.

OPTION 2: If you have an Actors Access account, you may submit for this project through Actors Access (including HOME BASE (NYC, TORONTO, ETC.) and ABILITY TO SPEAK HEBREW (FLUENT, EXPERT, ETC.) in NOTES section.

OPTION 3: If you do not have an Actors Access account or an agent (or do not wish to use one for this project), follow the instructions below to fill out our online form.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT VIA BREAKDOWN EXPRESS OR ACTORS ACCESS, DO NOT DOUBLE SUBMIT.

THERE ARE TWO PIECES OF INFORMATION WE MUST HAVE IN ORDER TO CONSIDER YOU FOR THIS MUSEUM PROJECT:

1. HOME BASE LOCATION. THIS IS IMPERATIVE.
2. HEBREW SPEAKING ABILITY.  THIS IS IMPERATIVE.

STEP 1: Please fill in the form at the following link: INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM SHORT FILM Submission Form

STEP 2: Following the instructions below, please send your headshot and resume in PDF format to [email protected].

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):

First and Last Name, ROLE(S), HOME BASE LOCATION, HEBREW SPEAKING ABILITY

EXAMPLE 1: Cary Grant, YOUNG REFUGEE MEN, HOME BASE NYC, FLUENT IN HEBREW

EXAMPLE 2: Denzel Washington, AMERICAN CREWMEN, HOME BASE TORONTO, SOME HEBREW

EXAMPLE 3: Tina Fey, YOUNG REFUGEE WOMEN, HOME BASE LOS ANGELES, MODERATE HEBREW

If you are able to email your headshot & resume AND fill out this form successfully, your submission is considered complete.

We are accepting both direct submissions and agency submissions for this project as well as via Breakdown Express and Actors Access.  Please submit only ONCE.  Thanks so much for following our instructions. We sincerely appreciate your interest!

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