“Boomtown” DocuFilm

Expires: 2024/12/31
Paying up to $150.00 - $300.00 / hour
Description

Casting “Boomtown,” a DocuFilm. Synopsis: A small town on the brink of collapse survives due to a proud history and a small group of Rebels who challenged the conservative thinking of their day to become one of the most sought-after communities in America.

A true story inspired by the Book, “From the Brink to Brilliant”, “Boomtown” is a 2-part DocuFilm. Part 1 is set in Downtown Frederick between 1945- 1980. Amos Brown, a black photojournalist, is hired by the local newspaper to investigate the actions of a certain group of revolutionaries who threaten the establishment in their Downtown. What he uncovers is that it was more than money that saved his town… and sparked the Revolution—it was Art!

10-12 Cast members.

2 Project roles
George Delaplaine
Male
30
-
60
y.o.
White / European Descent
President, Publisher and captain of his newspaper enterprise, charming, humble, and fiercely dedicated to the community he serves. With downtown Frederick rapidly declining in the late 60s and early 70s-- and under economic siege—George speaks…The speech he gave in 1970 in the newsroom surrounded by his staff represents the call to action of the entire town of Frederick. Back in 1970 Downtown Frederick was about to go the way of many small downtowns--stores were closing and people were moving to the suburbs and malls. The buildings and businesses were boarding up and abandoning ship. George huddles his staff together to reassure them once more why the newspaper will never leave downtown.See Gene Hackman's award winning performance for referencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDJS9rFGCHE&t=97sGeorge Delaplaine, Supporting Role, 40-45 years old, hair as white as snow wearing thick black rimmed glasses. (Reference image attached).
Application ends: 12/31/2024

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Newspaper Print men late 1960's- early 70's
Male
25
-
65
y.o.
The year is 1970 and George Delaplaine, Newspaper Tycoon, delivers a short speech in the Print room surrounded by his faithful Print Men.Back in 1970, Downtown Frederick was about to go the way of many small downtowns--stores were closing and people were moving to the suburbs and malls. George huddles his staff together to reassure them once again why the newspaper will never leave the downtown community. As George speaks, those standing around him show a fierce dedication to the man, his words and the newspaper. This filming takes place April 1 near the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. This is part of the BOOMTOWN Film project that will need a large cast to complete production of the film. Get involved for better upcoming roles. Submit head shot and short acting reel. Hair length and lack of facial hair must be consistent with the late 1960's early 70's era.See Gene Hackman's award winning performance for referencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDJS9rFGCHE&t=97s
Application ends: 12/31/2024

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