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Fake Jesus
Seattle Film Institute

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  • Fake Jesus
  • Seattle Film Institute
  • Non-Union Student Film
  • High Definition
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Sep 23, 2017
  • Project Ends: Sep 24, 2017


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  • Contact Person: Kevin Fine
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    3210 16th Ave W
    Seattle, WA 98119


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Email for appointment

    Submission instructions:
    Please signify at least one of the following time ranges you would prefer for your audition appointment on Sept 2nd: (all actors will be assigned a 20 min. time slot) 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm, 5pm-7pm

Faithful disciples of Jesus offer up an innocent man to the Roman Council to be judged in order to protect the Real Jesus in a “Monty Python” style, light-hearted comedy short film that portrays Fake Jesus as the image we have all grown familiar with.

 

Other details:
Shooting Dates:
Sept 23-24th
Pick-up shots:
October 8th

We are a production team that believes that the best product is the sum of each team member's creative input. We value and respect the ownership an actor must have of his/her character and invite you to be a part of our creative team!

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Pontius Pilate – Male Lead, Age 40 – 55, Good comedic timing, character wants to just get through the tedious politics and on with lunch; more importantly his wine. Can fit the look of Italian/Roman heritage.

Fake Jesus – Male Lead, looks like the picture of Jesus we all know: male, lengthy hair, beard, slender. Must be able to express emotions well without the use of dialogue. Will need to have hands bound and cotton cloth fixed around mouth preventing him from speaking. (This lead role does not have dialogue.)

Councilman 1 – Male Supporting, Age 25 – 45, Good comedic timing, just wants things to get over with, is a suck up to Pontius Pilate. Any ethnicity.

Councilman 2 – Male or Female Supporting, age 25-35, Good comedic timing, Convinced that the court is judging the wrong Jesus, and he continually interrupts the court. He would rather be right than make anyone else happy. Any Ethnicity.

Disciple 1 (thug 1) – Male Supporting, Burly man age 25-35, Good comedic timing, He is the man behind the plan to frame an imposter to save the real Jesus. His motivation is to rush the court to judgment on the wrong man so he can be regarded highly in the eyes of the real Jesus. Any Ethnicity.

Disciple 2 (thug 2) – Male Supporting, Tough guy look age 25-35, Good comedic timing, also wants the plan to work, follows the lead of disciple 1. Although at times, he really doesn't know what is going on. Any Ethnicity.

Blind Eddie (Guard) – Male Supporting, slender, age 20-30, Good comedic timing, Not a very good guard since this character has very bad vision. Any ethnicity.

Barabbas (Barney) – Male Supporting, age 30-45, evil murderer that the crowd chooses to set free instead of the innocent imposter, good powerful voice. Any Ethnicity.

Tailor - Male or Female Supporting, age doesn't matter, physical comedy role, must express emotion well without the use of dialogue, sizes Jesus for his cross and crown of thorns while the trial is still in progress, but while the council flip-flops on whether or not to crucify him, impatiently changes actions based on the current decisions of the council. (This supporting role does not have dialogue) Any ethnicity.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
N/A

Audition Requirements:
Full script will be provided once audition appointment is secured. We will provide the specific sections of the script we would like to go through based on the character(s) you are auditioning for.

Sides/Script download:
Full script will be shared via email correspondence.

Monetary compensation:
No Pay. Copy and Meals Provided.

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