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Richmond – Commercial casting call – 11/16 – Paid

NEIGHBORLY CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT – NONUNION – RICHMOND VA – 11/16

Seeking talent for NEIGHBORLY project filming in Richmond, VA on 11/16.  This is a nonunion project.

Please review all details below and follow submission instructions if you are interested.

ROLES:

VENT TALKER SCENE

SERVICE PRO – Male, Age 30-40, Any ethnicity.  Role details:  This person is a pro—they’re here to do their job, and they take it seriously. They carry themselves with a certain confidence and professionalism, without exaggeration. They’re nice and respectful to the homeowners—great service pros that anyone would trust to get the job done right. Should be very natural—a real person, not a model. Must have a good sense of comedic timing, and a really strong command of non-verbals, like facial expressions, that can level up the humor. NOTES:  Must be clean-shaven | No visible tattoos

FATHER – Male, Age 35-45, Hispanic or Olive-color Complexion/Mediterranean.  Role details: We’re looking for a character. Should be a comedic actor with great sense of timing, expressions, and a good feel for improv. We want him to have a solid range of performance ability, from playing it straight all the way the 11th degree of weirdness. They should stand out in a crowd, not necessarily from the way they look, but with how engaging and expressive they are. NOTES:  No visible tattoos | Bonus for flowy hair that would blow in a vent

MOTHER – Female, Age 35-45, Hispanic or Olive-color Complexion/Mediterranean.  Role details: Similarly, we’re looking for a standout character here. Should be a comedic actor with great sense of timing and control of facial expressions. Improv is encouraged—we want her to be the funniest we can get. She should have a great range of performance, from playing it straight all the way the 11th degree of weirdness. NOTES:  No visible tattoos | Bonus for flowy hair that would blow in a vent

DAUGHTER – Girl, Age 9-13, Hispanic or Olive-color Complexion/Mediterranean.  Role details:  Just like her parents, this kid should be funny. A really good sense of humor and the ability to try all kinds of jokes—from lines to expressions. She should be a personality, witty, energetic, someone that can match the level of energy from the rest of the cast, and play off of their performances.  NOTES:  Bonus for flowy hair that would blow in a vent

SON – Boy, Age 9-13, Hispanic or Olive-color Complexion/Mediterranean.  Role details:  This kid is the baby of the family. He’s loud, hilarious, over-the-top, and doesn’t shy away from being the center of attention. We want someone who can really make us laugh—a great sense of comedic timing and the ability to bring out different kinds of humor, whether it’s lines or expressions. NOTES:  Bonus for flowy hair that would blow in a vent

OUT TO PASTURE SCENE

DAUGHTER – Girl, Age 9-13, African American.  Role details:  This girl loves her fridge. We’re looking for a really good actor here, someone who has a wide range of performances, from sincere to funny to over-the-top. She should have a great expressive command, and be able to play off of the rest of the cast.

FATHER – Male, Age 35-45, African American.  Role details: This dad is a typical homeowner who wants to make sure his fridge will last as long as possible. He should be genuine and believable as a dad to our main character, his daughter. His interactions with the service pro should be courteous and thankful—she just saved his fridge.

CASTING SCHEDULE:

Self tape submission due by 5 pm on Sunday 11/6 to casting@liquidtalentgroup.com (see submission details below)

Virtual callbacks anticipated on Wednesday, 11/9.

Anticipated booking talent on Thursday, 11/10.

Fittings on 11/15.

Shoot on Wednesday, 11/16.

TERMS AND USAGE:

Neighborly – Aire Serv Deliverables:

Neighborly Aire Serv Brand Campaign with Heating 1x :30, 1x :15 and Cooling 1x :30, 1x :15 all with unlimited uses, versions, tagged versions, cutdowns, edits, lengths, sizes, lifts, gifs & static lifts and any other online, social and/or Behind-The-Scenes versions created with the footage filmed on the shoot day

Conflict: None

Media: Broadcast TV, Cable, Online, Digital, Social Media Usage

Territory: North America, including the US, its territories, possessions & commonwealths (All Online/Digital/Social WW by Nature)

Term: 2-Year from first use of the Deliverables in any media

Session Fees: $650.00 + 20% per 10-hour day

$75.00 + 20% per hour OT (If Needed)

$100.00 + 20% for wardrobe/fitting (If Needed)

$75.00 Flat Covid Test Stipend

Usage Fee: To Be Paid Only If Performer Appears In Final Edit Of Spots:  $4,500.00 + 20% for 2-year from first use. Renewal Option (Years 3 & 4) @ 15% increase from initial term.

Neighborly – Mr. Appliance Deliverables:

Neighborly Mr. Appliance Brand Campaign with 1x :30, 1x :15 all with unlimited uses, versions, tagged versions, cutdowns, edits, lengths, sizes, lifts, gifs & static lifts and any other online, social and/or Behind-The-Scenes versions created with the footage filmed on the shoot day

Conflict: None

Media: Broadcast TV, Cable, Online, Digital, Social Media Usage

Territory: North America, including the US, its territories, possessions & commonwealths (All Online/Digital/Social WW by Nature)

Term: 2-Year from first use of the Deliverables in any media

Session Fees: $650.00 + 20% per 10-hour day

$75.00 + 20% per hour OT (If Needed)

$100.00 + 20% for wardrobe/fitting (If Needed)

$75.00 Flat Covid Test Stipend

Usage Fee: To Be Paid Only If Performer Appears In Final Edit Of Spots: $3,000.00 + 20% for 2-year from first use. Renewal Option (Years 3 & 4) @ 15% increase from initial term.

All talent will be paid via payroll service Extreme Reach.

SUBMISSION DETAILS FOR THIS PROJECT & SIDES:

***Audition instructions are very specific so please read thoroughly.  Auditions that do not follow these instructions may not be submitted.***

If you meet the breakdown for this project, and are interested in being considered, please use the script below for your submission of your 1 original file with your first and last name sent via WeTransfer to casting@liquidtalentgroup.com no later than 5 pm on Sunday 11/6.

DIRECTOR NOTES:  Our cast needs to be funny.  Comedy, comedy, comedy. Not only in their lines but their reactions are also very important.  We welcome quirky types, not commercial types, but atypical.

 

AUDITION SPECIFICATIONS:

 

–Slate with first and last name, role, current height & current weight – then go into script below:

 

VENT TALKER SCENE:

 

SERVICE PRO: Your AC is all fixed! You should feel that cool refreshing air any second now.

(Cut to a father down on his hands and knees with his face pressed up to a vent. The service pro looks confused.  We cut to a mother in another room with her face in a vent.)

MOTHER: What did he say?!

FATHER: He said it’s all fixed!

(We then cut to another room and see a boy from the POV of inside the vent. )

BOY: He said our bodies are about to be bathed in a luxurious amount of cool air!

(We hear a sound of the AC kicking in. We cut to another room and see a little girl enthusiastically awaiting the cool air. )

GIRL: Here it comes! BUCKLE UP EVERYONE!

(Cut to the service professional with his face pressed against a vent. )

SERVICE PRO: You don’t need to press your face into the vents. The whole house will be cool soon.

 

NOTES:  For the dad, mom, son and daughter, make sure to give us some reactions as well as the lines.  With everyone, we want to give them a LITTLE room to improvise and show us they’re funny. We just need to make sure that room to improvise doesn’t turn these things into minutes long soliloquies. Comedy is king, but brevity in their comedy is something to strive for.  For the Service Pros they can be a little more clean cut, since they represent the brand, but funny is till paramount. Specifically, the reactions they give to the family’s behavior.

 

OUT TO PASTURE SCENE:

DAUGHTER: Maaooooooom! Something happened to the fridge!

(Pause for a beat as we imagine cutting to a shot of the fridge in a huge field of wheat, grass and flowers We smash back into reality. A Mr. Appliance service pro is standing with the family next to the fridge.

PRO: There we are. It’s back. Should last you even longer now.  (NOTE – Do NOT use this if you are auditioning for this role…. See script above)

The family thanks the Mr. Appliance service pro. Just as he’s leaving, the kid leans in real close to the fridge, and whispers.

 DAUGHTER: It wasn’t your time yet.

(DAD – see audition notes below – we are looking for reactions and improv)

 

Notes:  Girl, a slightly quirky or atypical vibe would be great.  Again, she doesn’t need to be super weird, but does not want typical commercial type folks. Also, we want her to do one of the lines that’s currently scripted as being the Service Pro.  For Out to Pasture Dad, same deal on quirky.  Not 100% commercial dad type.  He can be an actual normal dad that you might meet at your kid’s school. Not a TV version of an actual dad. There aren’t any lines in the script for this dad, so client asked that he improvs around thanking the Service Pro after being told that the fridge is fixed. It has to be quick though.  He needs to get across his funny in a couple of seconds.  We just want to see some of his personality come through.

 

AGAIN – If you meet the breakdown for this project, and are interested in being considered, please use the script below for your submission of your 1 original file with your first and last name sent via WeTransfer to casting@liquidtalentgroup.com no later than 5 pm on Sunday 11/6.  We are NOT able to accept multiple files or Youtube links.

Dr. Sheri Bias, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Agency and Casting Director

804.325.1999

757.593.8499

www.Liquidtalentgroup.com

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