July 21, 2014, 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, people will be seen every half hour on the half hour.
July 22, 2014, 12:30pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, people will be seen every half hour on the half hour.
July 23, 2014 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
July 24, 2014 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
FARM STORY Casting Notice
Production Title: Farm Story – Pilot
Union/Non-Union: SAG/AFTRA New Media Contract
Production Type: Independent Web Series
Project Length: Hour long Drama
Posting Date: July 7, 2014
Production Location: NYC and Staunton, VA
Production Company: Going to Tahiti Productions & The Writer Ink
Company website: farmstorytv.com
Director: Jessica Ammirati
Producer: Jessica Ammirati & Terri Viani
Writer: Terri Viani
Audition Location: The Masonic Building, 13 West Beverly Street, 5th Floor, Staunton, VA
Shooting Location: New York City & Staunton, VA
Shooting Dates: September 6, 2014 – September 18, 2014
July 21, 2014, 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, we will see people every half hour on the half hour
July 22, 2014, 12:30pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, we will see people every half hour on the half hour
July 23, 2014 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY July 24, 2014 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Location: The Masonic Building
13 West Beverly Street, 5th Floor
For the Open Call:
• Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue.
• Please bring a headshot and resume (if you do not have a headshot, please bring a photograph that clearly shows your face – this photograph will not be returned to you)
• After you have been initially seen, you may be asked to read from sides that will be provided for you at the audition.
For the Appointment: If you would like to be considered for an appointment, please submit a digital headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in your email header the character name for whom you are submitting. If you have a reel you may provide that as well. If you are selected for an appointment, you will receive an email with a time and sides.
Farm Story Synopsis: Mired in debt and other middle-class disasters, an emotionally moth-eaten New York City writer (SAM), her unemployed husband (ANDY), and his disabled brother (KYLE) cut and run for greener pastures in “fairy-tale” smalltown Station Stop, VA, only to find themselves instead accidentally living on an old farm in the sticks of Virginia, in a town called Chicken.
Supporting Characters: 4 Actors (1F/3M)
LYLE LYNCH (Male) (Mid 60’s)
65-year old Lyle has a tanned, angular, face carved from years in the sun and wind. He is slim and strong, tall, and white-haired with a fading handsomeness, very much a guy in appearance and mannerisms. Although his is still strong, years of physical work and age have made him a little bit creaky in the joints, and he doesn’t move as easily as he once did. A born and bred country-boy, Lyle is whip-smart and well-read but hides it at his convenience. He’s also gay and out.
KELLEY PARKER (Male) (Mid 30’s)
Lyle’s husband Kelley, slim, wiry, dark-haired kept short but not buzzed, mid-thirties, average height, he looks not unlike a young Keanu Reeves. Kelley is more domestic and effeminate in mannerism and speech than Lyle but NOT FEY. Kelley has a warm and homey energy that is tempered by his work as an EMT, which gives him confidence and know-how. Kelley doesn’t frazzle often but certain things, like having to lie, get him there quickly.
HENRY LONGBRANCH (Male) (Mid 30’s)
Henry is Native American, in his mid-thirties, casual and confident and physically somewhat intimidating, but his friendly face and approachable manner keep that in check. Henry is the warden of the Virginia State Correctional Facility and the fact that he’s achieved that position at such a young age is a sign of his intelligence, ambition and forthrightness. Henry favors professional suits and ties on the mid-priced side.
CONNIE (Female) (Late 80’s/90’s)
Connie is in her 90’s, small in stature, white-haired and slim, with energetic eyes and a quick smile. Though up there in years, Connie still maintains a sliver of the restlessness that plagued her her entire life. Before her death she lived in the cottage, situated on Lyle’s farm, almost all of her adult life. She was married and had three children. She wrote regularly in the journals that Sam discovers. We see Connie in flashbacks and dream sequences and later in the series will meet her as a young woman. Although she is old, Connie should be in good shape and spry for her age.
Bit Parts: 6 Actors (2F/4M)
CO-WORKER JIM (Male) (40’s)
Sam’s co-worker at the children’s toy catalogue company in NY (though we will film it in Staunton). Short and chubby and cherubic, groomed within an inch of his life, he is a suck-up who generally annoys Sam.
CO-WORKER DARLENE (Female) (Mid 50’s)
Sam’s co-worker at the children’s toy catalogue company in NY (filming in Staunton). Tall and thin and narrow, darkhaired, flamboyant in dress, around 55. Is pleasant enough to Sam but they have no common ground to build a friendship. Darlene’s one of those people for whom the job is really just a job.
BOSS TODD CANFIELD (Male) (Early 30’s)
Tall, young for a boss, stylish in dress and grooming. He is arrogant, entitled, and officious. He believes that because he has become management at such an early age, it is only his due. A pretty unpleasant person.
KEVIN BEAUMONT (Male) (Mid 40’s)
Kevin is the man who takes the teaching job and the house that Andy moves to Virginia for. He is southern, friendly, stocky but not fat. Business casual in button-down shirt and khakis.
WILL LYNCH (Male) (14-16)
Lyle’s grandson. Will is gangly, awkward and shy. He’s intrigued by the New Yorkers who have moved onto his grandfather’s farm but he’s too shy to really engage with them at first. He doesn’t say much in the pilot episode.
RANDOM PACKING FRIEND (Female) (Late 30’s/Early 40’s)
A friend of Sam and Andy’s she comes to help pack them up when they are leaving NY (filming in Staunton).