Wednesday, June 24, 2009

COMMUNITY CASTING CALL FOR ACTORS & CREW: Sign-Up This Saturday At Our FGInfoX Stoop Sale ----- Community Filmmaking Entry 6/24/09

In July 2009 Brooklyn Young Filmmakers will be shooting "THE WAITING ROOM" , a short narrative film. We are inviting local residents to be involved in our “Community Filmmaking”. This weekly blog column will keep you updated on our next steps, introduce you to the volunteers and students already involved, and let you know how you might get involved.

Waiting for Things To Grow
The Children's Garden
at the new Ingersol Houses Community Garden


SATURDAY, JUNE 27th, 11:00am-4:00pm
Come Out & Support the Growth of
Our Community Filmmaking Project
(which is similar to yard sales)
“Yard sales are where you go to find something you didn’t know you wanted.
Yard sales are where you go when you want stuff to find you.”
– Richard Rubin

Brooklyn Young Filmmakers and Fort Greene SNAP are organizers of the Fort Greene Information X-Change Stoop Sale Day on Saturday, June 27th, which will give small volunteer-oriented neighborhood non-profits like ours a unique way of promoting our work – while running a stoop sale to fundraise for a special project. The special project Brooklyn Young Filmmakers is fundraising for is our next Community Filmmaking Project -- "THE WAITING ROOM". At our stoop sale -- in addition to bargaining with you over our wonderful junk -- we will be screening outdoors (in a special little bubble - come check it out!) the three films we have produced and telling you about our next Community Casting & Crew Call (see more info below) .

Other participating neighborhood non-profits include Brooklyn Child & Family Services and A.R.T. New York (and a number of the arts non-profits housed in its S. Oxford facilities). Individual households in the neighborhood are also participating. For an Online Map of the FGInfoX Stoop Sales (Brooklyn Young Filmmakers will be on S. Elliott Place, between DeKalb & Lafayette):


But what a great experience you’ll have! )

Pointing at photos of the location we will be transforming for "THE WAITING ROOM": Anthony Wright (who has written a script BYFC is considering for a future production), Paula Philip (writer of the original script "THE WAITING ROOM") and Trayce Gardner (co-writer of the shooting script) from BYFC's "MAKE A FILM" Class.

Brooklyn Young Filmmakers is producing “THE WAITING ROOM”, the story of a couple whose relationship is shattered when secrets and betrayal are revealed in a waiting room. We will be shooting this low-budget short film at Brooklyn Child & Family Services on Rockwell Place (near Fulton & Flatbush) on Saturday, July 25th (alternate date: August 1st). Primary rehearsals and production meetings will be held on Tuesdays evenings, July 7, 14, 21 (& possibly 28th).

Our production team will be made up of BYFC students (who range in age from 16 yrs to 58 yrs) from our “MAKE A FILM” Class Series (where the script was developed), emerging filmmakers, and community members – maybe you.
Deadline for actors to apply:
Monday, July 6th.
Deadline for cinematographers and gaffers to apply: Friday, July 10th.
No pay for actors, small salary for cinematographer and gaffer. Meals provided during the all day shoot.

FEMALE / 25 yrs / Caucasian
Hilary: A nice person who is also attractive, smart, and a young executive in the fashion industry. She is newly pregnant (not-showing) with her fiancĂ©’s baby.

FEMALE / 40s / African-American
Kimberly: Director of a green non-profit organization. Independent and dignified. Distressed from her inability to have children. Married for eight years to Michael.

MALE / 40s / Caucasian
Michael: Ambitious, stylish investment banker. Married to Kimberly, desperately wants an heir.

MALE / 50s / African-American
Nurse: A tall big guy with a gentle-yet-firm-in-control demeanor.

FEMALE / 30s / African-American**
Mother: Content pregnant woman who plays with her two year old son. (Actor does not have to be pregnant.)

MALE / 2 yrs / African-American**
Little Boy: Happy bright little boy who plays with his mother.

(**Only participants from Brooklyn Child & Family Services can audition for the “Mother” and “Little Boy” roles.)

To apply you must fit one of the character descriptions and have a Fort Greene / Clinton Hill address. Send us either an acting resume or if you have no experience a short summary of any kind of performing or artistic experiences you have had and why you are interested in acting. Everyone must send a photo. Resumes must include a phone number.


You must have a Fort Greene / Clinton Hill address, a resume and a reel of work (can be online) .

All applicants apply to:
Mail: Brooklyn Young Filmmakers
c/o 62 S. Elliott Place, 2B,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(This Community Filmmaking Project is made possible in part by support
from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs,
administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC))

Gardens grow on the campus of public housing
& small dreams come true

The children make a bird house, Home Sweet Home

The gift of a lily shows the new plants how to grow


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