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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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Casting, Male Lead for Low budget horror/thriller movie Damned Oasis

Casting for Male Lead.James: 22 5'10'' Caucasian or if you can pass as a caucasian. Hapa is fine too. James and his friend just graduated high school when an unknown outbreak occurs on the island of…Continue

Started by Patrick Guanzon on Monday.

immediately casting kids 3 Replies is a film club based in Hawaii.We are an active group that practices the craft of filmmaking and accepts all skill levels.We are creating a short film based on a group of keike that find…Continue

Started by Walid Alhamdy. Last reply by Scott M. Schewe Apr 17.

Currently Casting for "Ride the Thunder"

Looking for a Vietnamese, Asian like men between 18 and 25 as extra's in an independent movie. For the first two weeks of May. Also a 40ish Vietnamese Male for a minor speaking part... Background can…Continue

Started by Scotty Wong Apr 17.

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 Brian Gibson Apr 12.

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Comment by mary roldan on March 29, 2014 at 2:59pm
Break a leg! :)
Comment by Jackie M. Young on March 29, 2014 at 2:30pm

Hi Sasha, nope, that wasn't me on the Bus today--taking my motorcycle nowadays because my car broke down. ;(

And Mary I have an agent but they didn't help me get the Ebbtide casting--I hadda stand 3 hrs. in the rain to get that one myself....;(

Sasha, if you're on Apr. 23 I might see you there.....;)  You're lucky to have gotten 2 calls; I tried for more but they said they had enough peeps at the time.....;/


Comment by mary roldan on March 28, 2014 at 10:04pm
I missed the 2 casting calls . I was in Seattle at that time. But submitted my resume to some casting calls. I'm new here hope to get calls soon.
Comment by sascha schindler on March 28, 2014 at 9:57pm

huhuhu Mary, i dont have an agent,which casting call were you? i got my call 3 weeks ago and another last week for April 11 and 23

Comment by mary roldan on March 28, 2014 at 9:51pm
I wanna be an extra too :( no calls for me yet huhuhu do you guys have agents?
Comment by sascha schindler on March 28, 2014 at 9:19pm

have  i seen you today in the Bus, JackieM.Y. ?

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


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