Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Vamps Next Door" casting call for disabled actors

From SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity:

The casting breakdown below for the SAG New Media production “The Vamps Next Door”.

Project: The Vamps Next Door
Director: Phil Ramuno
Producers: Phil Ramuno & Laura Van Scotter
Casting Director: Phil Ramuno & Laura Van Scotter
Audition date: July 25, 2011, 10am – 12, Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks
Pay/Contract: Deferred / SAG New Media
Shooting Location: Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley
Shoot Dates: August and/or September 2011

Please submit headshot, resume and contact info prior to audition to:

The Vamps Next Door is a sitcom about your average family that just happens to be vampires.

Vampire mom, Beverly Tepes, loves her job in the ER. When a patient dies, it really makes her day and dinner is served. Vampire dad, Walter Tepes, works for the IRS and hypnotizes his co-workers for fun. They're a modern day, tax-paying, SUV driving family with two teenage kids, a batty old grandma and a vampire cat. It's 2011 and they're not killers anymore... they're our next door neighbors. At least they try not to kill anyone.

We are looking for performers with the ability to portray the following characters. Performers with disabilities strongly encouraged to submit.

Lamar: male, 20’s or 30’s, and is Hispanic or African American , and the neighbor from down the block. He is a family guy, upbeat, funny, and a wheelchair user. Definite possibility as a reoccurring character.

Brian: male, 30’s or 40’s is the vampire grandma’s internet date and is blind. He is a serial dater and believes himself to be suave and very attractive to the ladies.