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Tips to Help Actors Create a Character Instantly at an Casting Audition

A Guide to Creating a Stable and Interesting Character Instantly

While you are at an audition, there are absolutely some obstacles that one will find themselves in. Possibly, not even while you are at an audition, but while you are acting in any form. However, more commonly you will experience this particular type of anxiety in the audition room when you are asked to perform a cold reading from the script. It is in these few precious moments that one must zone all of his or her attention to the script and begin to think several critical questions in order to establish a character instantly.

For the beginning actor, even the more advanced actor, establishing a deep and intriguing character instantly is one of great trouble. However, it does not have to be this way. It only takes a few moments, and a basic understanding of human emotions. And after grasping this notion, you can establish a character instantly that has depth and meaning.

As working as a Casting Director for several years, it is very common for me to sit in my casting chair, and watch countless actors and actresses walk in and out of my room with literally the same performance. It used to baffle me when watching, and thinking to myself, "I have seen this person before." And in all actuality I have never met them in my entire life. This feeling was brought on by their performance. It is because each of these actors gave a very flat and, dare I say, boring performance.

If one was to gaze at acting in the sense of a terrain - strange I know. However, visualize a gorgeous mountain range, one full of deep valleys, and extreme highs. There are literally millions of nooks and crannies that one could easily get lost in, and trying to explore the entire terrain would be close to impossible - and yet, one still wants to do so. And now visualize a plane - one from the Midwest, to where you can see for miles and miles. There are no hills, there are no mountains; the only thing that is prevalent within eyesight is flatness. Upon first gaze, one is immediately bored. There is absolutely nothing that catches the eye. Nothing is interesting, and soon one begins to turn its back and walk away.

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Auditions for play Resistance!

RESISTANCE!a drama by Richard C. Goodmandirected by Brian Gibson Auditions will be held at The Brad Powell TheatreSaturday, May 10 from 3pm-5pm and Sunday, May 11 from 3pm-5pm No prepared material is…Continue

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Started by Robert John Delim Apr 6.

Extras Needed for Untitled UHM ACM Student Film

OLD MAN – 50’s, preferably AsianCHURCH LADY – 40’s or older, preferably PolynesianYOUNG MOTHER – Portrayable age of 15-25, preferably local Asian or Polynesian Shoot dates: April 17, 18, 19, 2014…Continue

Started by Valerie Narte Apr 1.

Science Fiction Short Film 1 Reply

Hello Everyone, My name is Markus Lim and I am currently Producing and casting for a Science Fiction short film. If you are interested in more details about the characters please email me with head…Continue

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Comment by Tony Aldapa on March 28, 2014 at 8:22am

Congrats Jackie! I am hoping to get a call as well.

Comment by Jackie M. Young on March 28, 2014 at 8:10am

Just got called for the new Ebbtide production (Jurassic Park)--excited!  Supposed to shoot Weds. Apr. 23 as an "upscale resort guest". ;)

Another date was Mon. May 12, but they said they were getting other calls so didn't need me then, after all.......

Good luck to you all!


Comment by Ellianna R on March 16, 2014 at 12:23pm

Hi everybody..............

Comment by Mericia Palma Elmore on March 11, 2014 at 5:23pm

Casting Call for Feature Film “Fall Out”
Posted By: Mericia Palma Elmore, Casting Director
Casting Call for Oahu, Hawaii -­‐ HD Independent Feature Film “Fall Out”

Production Title: Fall Out Studio/Independent/Student: Independent Union/Non-­‐Union: Union (SAG Low Budget) Project Type: Feature Film
Project Format: HD
Production Location: Marshall Islands and Hawaii Production Start Date: Summer 2015

*PLEASE NOTE – The character of Rujen will be cast as soon as possible in order to engage the actor in promotional efforts in conjunction with publicity and fundraising for the film. In addition to expenses being paid, the actor cast as Rujen will be compensated for his participation in the pre-­‐production promotional tour.

Producer: Jeannette Hereniko, Kimberlee Bassford
Writer: Vilsoni Hereniko (Based on the novel, Melal by Robert Barclay)
Director: Vilsoni Hereniko
Additional Attached Cast/Crew: Paul Atkins -­‐DP, Gerard Elmore – AD, Grace Atkins – Line Producer

Synopsis: In order to survive, Rujen represses his feelings and identity by working in a sewer plant under humiliating circumstances. His teenage sons force him to claim his past while his boss insists he deny his basic human values. It's Good Friday in the Christian calendar, and the sacrifice Rujen makes on this day transforms his family's life forever.

***AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY AUDITIONING FOR THE ROLE OF RUJEN*** A future casting notice will be posted for the remaining roles.
Character Breakdown:

RUJEN Marshallese male (fluent Marshallese speaker), 37-­‐47 average height and build, could be a little on the stocky side; he is a hard working man. Rujen is not good-­‐looking or sexy in the traditional sense, but there is an attractiveness and a sly, quiet charisma simmering beneath the surface that is evident in the way he half smiles and looks straight through a person’s defenses to see the truth of their soul. Rujen has the capacity and intelligence to be a great leader, but instead he strains under the weight of cultural shame. Bowing to the pressure to blend in, he finds he must ingratiate himself to his oppressors. Rujen is a volcano, solid and quiet, but welling up with heat and intensity below the surface.

Paid/Non-­‐Paid: Paid
Other/Additional Compensation: Film Credit Meals/Lodging/Transportation Provided: Yes

Production Company: Te Maka Productions

*Email Your Casting Submissions To: or P.O. Box 700334
Kapolei, Hawaii 96709

Please direct questions or requests for information to the email address, USPS address listed above.

Audition Dates: TBD in March/April 2014
Audition Location/Address: Will be provided upon submission

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on March 10, 2014 at 9:51pm

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on March 10, 2014 at 10:29am

Casting for independent short film


4th World Film is holding a casting for the short film Lahaina Noon.  Lahaina Noon is a drama set in present day Hawaii that consist of three intertwined separate stories about inner desire, power and death on the fateful magic hour of 12 o’clock, Lahaina Noon.   This film is being shot to submit to film festivals. The ages in the character descriptions are ideal but actors who are older or younger are still encouraged to apply. 


Casting for characters:



Japanese man in his early to mid 50's.  Not very succcesful. Lives in a small 1 bedroom rented walk up apartment.  Quiet, but emotionally and physically abusive and controlling. Harsh. Married to Tomoko.  Fisherman. Dies.



Saiichi’s wife. Japanese women in her late 20’s mid 30’s. Formerly pretty, stay at home obsessive cleaner and organizer.  So thoroughly controlled that she doesn’t even seek a way out of the relationship. She doesn’t want more than to make Saiichi not angry.  She unintentionally kills her husband and is confused on how to feel about her new freedom.



A really smart, handsome 4-6 year old boy wants to be good, but is obsessed with trucks and can’t control his obsession.  He dies.  Unspecified ethnicity.



Hunters’ under employed, single parent in mid 30's.. Loving, easy going, more of a friend then a parent/authority.


Casting will take place


When: March 20th 2014, 6pm.

Where: In Kaka’ako at The Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St. Honolulu, Hawaii

Who: Non Union actors, interested in a short challenging acting experience.

Please be prepared to read from the script and / or have a short monologue which you feel will present the qualities we are looking for, for these roles.


Shooting will take place in April.  Time commitment of 1 week is required. We will try to accommodate your schedule.


Compensation: Credit, meals, copy for reel.  No pay.  



Please feel free to forward or post.



Christopher Kahunahana
4th World Film

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on March 7, 2014 at 6:01pm



THE BRIDGE - short film

Hula Girl Productions & Island Girl Pictures in association with UHM-ACM


Casting call dates: Saturday, 3/15/14 and Sunday, 3/16/14


Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Submit all headshots (JPEGs only) & resumes to:

***UNION and NON-UNION actors welcome, UHM-ACM Production, Meals provided and a copy of the completed project.  


Character Descriptions:


1.  Male, 35–45 year-old, Hapa-Hawaiian or mixed-Polynesian descent.


2.  Female, 30-45 year-old, Caucasian or Hapa-Hawaiian or mixed-Polynesian descent, a  

     widowed, single-mother of three boys.


3.  Male, 12-15 year-old, Hapa-Hawaiian or mixed-Polynesian descent, kolohe young adolescent.


4.  Male, 9-12 year-old, Hapa-Hawaiian or mixed-Polynesian descent, the middle child who

     shadows his older brother.  


5.  Male, 6-8 year-old, Hapa-Hawaiian or mixed-Polynesian descent, a boy who is wise beyond

     his years.


6.  Male, 4-5 year old, Hapa-Hawaiian or mixed-Polynesian descent, the youngest of all the boys

     and is captivating to perfect strangers.


7.  Male, 55-70 year-old, David is the spiritual-hippie leader of a church and can carry a tune.


8.  Female, 40-60 year-old, Roberta is a sassy woman who is a member of a church group and

     can carry a tune.


9.  Female, 40-60 year-old, Trudy is a shy and avid devotee of the church and can carry a tune.


10.  Female, 40-60 year-old, Esther is a judgmental and godly woman who can carry a tune.



**Additional CASTING required for 10-15 adult males, 18-80 year-old, or a troupe of Polynesian or mixed-ethnic males, characters’ role as an ensemble of choreographed warriors. 



 Deadline to submit all headshots & resumes by 3/14/14:


Comment by Tony Young on March 4, 2014 at 3:05pm

am currently casting for leads in my next radio show to be performed Downtown.
Looking for some to play "Jason Woodrue," a character that appeared in Batman Forever played by John Glover, but I plan to play him like Glover's Lionel Luthor.

And I need someone to play "Swamp Thing." The script I'm adapting was written by Alan Moore. (Watchmen, From Hell) This is the tone of the piece.

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Comment by Lew Lappert on March 4, 2014 at 10:00am

SAG Meet & Greet with Casting Director Katie Doyle. Wednesday, March 5th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Studio 909, 949 Kapiolani Blvd. Bring current SAG card for admission.

Comment by Jerald M. S. Pang on March 3, 2014 at 1:01am

Hi Keli'i and Whomever Missed It:

Here is where you can send your information for Jurassic World:

Please read it carefully, I assuming that Sizes means all your measures.

Good Luck,



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