Male 20-35 Muscular speaks in southern slang
Casting the lead role for Workin’ Out With Walter a micro budget mockumentary short film. Non-union.
Also seeking Cinematographer for the same project-production will take place in NYC in early October.
Synopsis: An aspiring influencer with big dreams, a little brain, and more than a little psychopathy boiling underneath, takes a naïve cameraman under his wing as they attempt to create a workout channel for YouTube.
WALTER(20-35)-Muscular-height doesn’t matter-speaks in a thick southern twang. Raised in the south in a very cutoff/backwoods area. A big ego attempting to create an even bigger empire through sheer force. His vanity drives every action-when his channel finally becomes successful he becomes hyper obsessed with all thing image. We hint at his psychopathy throughout, and by the end he goes full Patrick Bateman. As the story progresses Walter’s body balloons as a result of steroids-and his entire body becomes consumed in tattoos.
The actor inhabiting Walter must be able to pull off over-the-top comedy and must be able to improv extremely well. This character carries the entire story and is the main focus for 90% of the time. I plan on devoting 25% of shooting time to comedic improv-so the actor must be excellent in this area.
Overall, think Ricky Bobby(boundless idiot confidence, southern twang) meets Patrick Bateman or Dennis Reynolds(an underlying insanity played for dark comedy).
When applying note your availability for September-October. Note your availability for a zoom audition between now and August 31st-I will send sides to audition with. Especially highlight any past comedic work. Actor must be open to an extensive rehearsal/collaboration process. Pay is TBD-this is a micro budget short with a few thousand dollars behind it. But, it is an opportunity for an actor to flex their comedic/leading chops in a big way. Project will be submitted to film festivals.
For D.P’s applying-note your availability for October. Pay is TBD as well. While the production is a mockumentary, the framing and cinematography will be incredibly specific so I’m looking for a D.P with comedy experience. Again, this isn’t a behemoth of a production, but it is a chance for a D.P to shine who understands simple but effective comedy framing in the mockumentary format.