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Saturday, August 24, 2013

LONG LIVE THE SQUIRRELS union film casting submissions sought


LONG LIVE THE SQUIRRELS
Cast in Los Angeles | Released In Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Feature Film | Starts: Travel o/a 9/20, Rehearse 9/21-9/25, Start Shoot: o/a 9/27 for 3 weeks | Loc: Appleton, Wisconsin
Exec. Producer: Allan Katz, Catherine Tatge
<>Brian Herskovitz
Writer: Allan Katz
Director: Allan Katz
Casting Director: Julie Alter, CSA
Audition Dates: IMMEDIATELY
Callback Dates: NEXT WEEK
Pay Rate: SAG SCALE, plus per diem, travel & accommodations
Electronic Submissions Only
Submissions Due By:
ASAP!!
Project Notes:

Shoot: 18 days, with 3-6 days of rehearsal prior, TBA
Dates, "Steve Schmidt": 9/29-10/10 for one week, includes travel.

CHARACTER NOTE on the FOUR SQUIRRELS: Back in 1968, Bucky and The Squirrels were a one-hit rock band, top of the charts with "Do The Squirrel" (a la The Monkees) . Seeking 4 funny, endearing, sweet, midwestern, goofy guys, so unhip that they are hip, who can comically riff off each other as a fresh, quirky, and terrific comedy ensemble. (Think Michael Cera, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Peter Segal). The riotousness of The Three Stooges meets the rock mentality of Spinal Tap. Best friends for life, and since kindergarten in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Knowledge of musical instrument a plus, but a mean air guitar, air drums good too.

The Squirrels are Bucky, Phil, Randy, and Doug:

THOMAS "BUCKY" FULLER - Lead / MALE / 20 TO 26 / Caucasian
He is the buck-toothed (we'll supply the teeth) Lead singer and guitarist for "Bucky and the Squirrels" Sweet, wholesome, Midwestern, unhip but adorable. Bucky was a shy kid whose badly bucked teeth gave him a sound that paved the way to stardom, sort of. Bucky and the Squirrels were were frozen alive when their plane crashed in the Swiss Alps in 1968. Now de-thawed and thrown in to the 21st Century, Bucky is reduced to a toddler-like stroke victim, trying to re-learn to walk, talk, and figure out who the Kardashians are.

RANDY CUNNINGHAM - Lead / MALE / 20 TO 26 / Caucasian
The extroverted, show-off of Bucky and The Squirrels He's the dance specialist who whipped up a nation of groupies to "Do The Squirrel", back in 1968. When dancing, he is most in touch with his inner Mick Jagger - Guitar Randy and the band were frozen alive back in 1968, de-thawed in 2013...

PHIL WESTBROOK - Lead / MALE / 20 TO 26 / Caucasian
The handsome dreamboat, heart throb of The Squirrels, and their guitar player. Wholesome and clean-cut, he did the honorable thing, and married the girl who accused him of getting her pregnant. Frozen alive after a plane crash in the Swiss Alps in1968, de-thawed in 2013.

DOUG WILSON - Lead / MALE / 20 TO 26 / Caucasian
Our boyish drummer. He was frozen alive in 1968 after a plane crash in the Swiss Alps , and de-thawed in 2013. Fame at his door again, if he could only not keep dropping his drumsticks.

STEVE SCHMIDT - Lead / MALE / 30 TO 45 / Caucasian
Local news reporter, he is Appleton's Anderson Cooper. Bright, sharp, smart, capable, appealing, the real thing, And this is the most sensational story he has ever covered. Big fish, small pond. Must have news experience. Work Dates, Steve: One week, includes travel. 9/29 - 10/9

Story Line: Back in 1968, a one-hit wonder rock band from Appleton, Wisconsin called "Bucky and the Squirrels" topped the charts with their dance hit, "Do The Squirrel". On their first world-wide promotional tour, their plane crashed in the Swiss Alps and they were never to be heard from again. Presumed dead for the last 50 years later, their aircraft is discovered encased in ice, Squirrels inside, and still alive. They are air-lifted home, and defrosted at a cryogenics lab. The good news is they are thawed, and the bad new is that the trauma has reduced them to 25 yr old toddler-like stroke victims, learning all over again to walk, talk, think and figure out who the Kardashians are. As if that weren’t enough, just as the Squirrels are lurching out of toddler-hood, thanks to intense physical and psychological rehab, (the witless regaining their wits), the IRS arrests them for owing millions of dollars for half a century of back taxes. To stay out of prison, they have to make a comeback, and fast. Spinal Tap meets Dumb, Dumber, Dumber and Dumber. Rockumentary style comedy.

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Sheree Wilson
Director of Models and Talent

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