Short film casting call

Friend of the Cine+Mas and local filmmaker Noe Flores wants to see if you fit the bill! Auditions today and Saturday.  This is also posted as an active casting call on SFCasting.com. For more info, you can also contact Noe at noe.m.flores  (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

Here are the character breakdowns and audition info:

Angel, male, Latino, 30-40 years of age, speaks Spanish. Angel is bad dude. No smiles from this guy. Angel is from Mexico originally but has been in the US for many years now. He knows Juan (the principal role) from work, they both work at a restaurant, and has convinced Juan that you have do some illegitimate things if you want to survive as an immigrant. He’s very street savvy and will seize any opportunity to make more money at any cost. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

Nicolas, male, Latino, Teenager. Speaks spanish. Nicolas is a teenager. He is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and has been in the United States for a year. The only reason he’s here is because his older brother brought him, thinking he would have a better life in the U.S. He’s a good student but what he excels at is running. Running is what got him noticed in El Salvador. The local gangs were looking to him to join them and do some running for them when his older brother saw this and decided to bring Nicolas to the U.S. They now live in a large city in a shabby space and unsure of what the future holds. The younger you appear, the better. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

Juan, male, early to mid 20’s, Latino, speaks Spanish. Juan is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and has been in the U.S. for 1 year. He came to bring his little 13 brother who was close to getting involved some of the gangs in E.S. He currently works as a busboy in a restaurant but is not earning a whole lot so he sometimes dabbles in criminal activity to get by. He doesn’t like doing it and definitely doesn’t want his little brother to get involved. Juan loves his family and will do what he must for his little brother. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

The auditions are Monday, Wednesday (24 June) from 7-9:30 and Saturday (27 June) from 10am – 1pm.

What: Audition for a short film

When: Wednesday June 24 7-9:30pm & Saturday June 27 10am-1pm

Where: 925 Mission Street, San Francisco

Filmmaker Diversity Program at HBO

HBOAccess is a new four-week program created by HBO to provide project development, master classes and mentoring opportunities to emerging, diverse filmmakers, and it’s accepting applications starting today.

The intent of the program to “identify diverse talent, provide development and mentorship, and afford participants opportunity to create short-form content for HBO,” per the premium network’s announcement. Filmmakers equipped with knowledge of cameras and scripts (and the ability to be in Los Angeles for the production period in June — housing and travel are not included) are allowed to submit one narrative directing sample (either a full-length feature, short or webisode).

Four filmmakers will be chosen from the submissions, and each will be paired with a mentor (an HBO development executive), provided with creative master classes and given a budget to create short-form content for HBO. At the end of the four-week process, each project will be considered for production as a 10-15 minute film or webisode series to air on various HBO platforms including, but not limited to, HBO Go, HBO, HBO’s YouTube channel, HBO.com film festivals, charity screenings and other outlets.

“We are thrilled to present this opportunity to filmmakers who might not otherwise find their way through our doors,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. “I believe this undertaking will serve as a valuable experience not only for those who are chosen to participate, but for us at HBO as well.”

 

The timeline for submissions is as follows:

Feb. 3, 2014 – Application process opens at withoutabox.com.

March 3, 2014 – Application process closes (or on the date upon which submissions reach the cap of 500 applicants, whichever comes first).

March 2014 – 20 candidates will be chosen to advance to second-round interviews (conducted in person or via Skype). Candidates will be expected to discuss their project in detail. Additionally, candidates must own and assign to HBO all rights necessary to develop and produce their idea.

May 8, 2014 – Four finalists are notified.

June 3, 2014 to June 26, 2014 – HBOAccess™ program is held in Los Angeles.

 

HBO’s definition of “diverse” includes those who identify as Asian Pacific American, Sub-Continent Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.

Source: Indiewire