Busker

Production Company
Independent
Producer(s)
Alex "Cosmo" Lutz; Teo Jara
Director(s)
Alex "Cosmo" Lutz
Casting Director(s): 
Alex "Cosmo" Lutz; Teo Jara
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Film
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

Volunteer
Lunch provided each shoot day
IMDB credits
Copy or link of film for our demo reel will be provided as well as a screen credit

Audition or Submission Review Date(s)
April 4th-April 21st, 2021
Audition Location
Online only
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
May 14-17th
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Vancouver and surrounding areas
Submission Deadline
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Submission Instructions

Please email headshot, resume and demo reel if available to [email protected]mail.com Additional information and confirmation of audition time and location will be emailed to you if selected. Thank you!

Project Synopsis
A street busker named Strawbs says his final goodbyes to a series of like-minded travellers as he wrestles with the decision to make his return journey home after living a life of freedom busking and hopping trains, in order to deal with a family commitment.
Additional Comments & Safety Protocol: 

We are looking for talented, passionate people to help us out on our 15 page, independent, short film.

We’ve got an awesome, small crew of volunteers with a lot of industry experience looking to make this into the best project it can be.

We’re going for an Into the Wild/Nomadland/I’m Not There kind of thing. Hopefully it’ll turn out cool and everybody will get some awesome stuff for their reels or exposure at some short film festivals.

We have a COVID-19 safety plan to comply with provincial and regional protocols. All efforts will be made to comply with WorkSafe BC protocols.

Character 1
Danish
Age
20s
Gender
Female
Description
Female. 20s, cool, hippie-rocker chick with big hoop earrings and big, plaid pirate coat. Ideally dreadlocks, but willingness to braid hair would work just fine. She’s spent a long time on the road and away from home, but still has the fresh zest of life for travel. She’s sweet and warm and affectionate towards Strawbs, but shy in a Kate Hudson’s Penny Lane sort of way. She's in love with Strawbs but this is never said out loud.
Character 2
Tetra
Age
30s
Gender
Male
Description
Street performer, probably a magician or a bit of a con-artist, beat up, black rocker denim, with the youth of a skater & style of Springsteen. There to show our lead character, Strawbs, the good-life and a bit of the hard-life, to question our lead as to why he’s making his decision to leave. He’s comedic, and a bit old-fashioned, probably used to play on the baseball team in high-school until he discovered rock music and smoking cigarettes, of which he’s smoked a lot.
Character 3
Old Store Clerk
Age
45+
Gender
Open
Description
Preferably male. Blue collar, old cowboy-type with a tired smile, but wisdom from a life of experience and the warmth of a grandfather, looking out for a fellow nomad. A stranger who understands life on the road with whom Strawbs' character shares a very strong connection from having lived similar lives, with similar regrets. If female, she would have to have a mother-like quality. **Ability to do some kind of street performance, busking, juggling, magic, skateboarding an asset
Character 4
Dsjards
Age
20s-30s
Gender
Open
Description
French or European accent would be ideal. Bohemian, road weathered, pirate-esque vibe, rapper man with a steely smile. Jolly and lightly buzzed from partying. Has seen many days on the road without a proper home. Old friends with our Strawbs. Reunites with him in the opening scene and re-introduces Danish to Strawbs.
Character 5
Kyle
Age
18-24
Gender
Male
Description
Long haired with an early or first beard. A younger version of Strawbs who is fairly fresh to travelling, slightly over-confident and out to soak up the best in life. He is in the middle of the greatest trip of his life. In the middle of "finding himself." He plays a final guitar tune with the lead character on the train boxcar. They drink and toast together. **Ability to sing and/or play guitar or harmonic an asset!
Additional Characters

A mother and father character. Non-speaking role who the main character, Strawbs, sees through the window of his childhood home.