The film is based on the book "Diary of a Rock Star' by Paul Chiles Bown and Sebastian Molino about two friends who decide to put a rock band together sending them on a trajectory they never expected to be on.
From ads in papers and ‘telephone ear’ syndrome to the frustrations of dealing with clueless applicants, auditions with people who would have done far better to stay at home, dealing with attitudes and idiocy, leading to a sheet of paper full of expletives, things roll along. Crazy guitarists with out-of-tune guitars, amps that blow up, all in an effort to get somewhere. This is a humorous, light-hearted account of a band starting a zero and following them on the way to success, all the while taking the reader on the journey through the eyes of the musician.
Specifics: May be required to play drums so own equipment would be an advantage.
Ideally should be 6' 0" - 6' 4" tall with shoulder-length (or more) straightish hair, clean-shaven face, slim to medium build, must look around 25 years old, and have or be capable of speaking with a neutral west London accent.
Image preferred for the part: faded and slightly tatty tight blue jeans, well-worn baseball boots and a white t-shirt. olive green nylon jacket.
Character description: "Nerves" as everyone calls him, is the drummer in a rock band with humble beginnings but one that will take him on a journey to chase a dream.
Confident and comfortable in himself, he is talkative and outspoken, a practical joker never failing to take advantage of an opportunity to play a prank, small or large when the mood takes him. Though generally jovial and happy-go-lucky, will often make an ascerbic remarks when annoyed. He works at a local small industrial business juggling the somewhat opposing needs of a day job and the life of a struggling musician.
Auditions will take place online over Skype or Zoom. Dates TBA.
This is an unpaid job.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAuditions will take place online over Skype or Zoom. Dates TBA.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
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Drummer/Actor Wanted For Short Film
Please see Project description for role details.
Male, aged 22 to 32
- Drumming ability: Intermediate, Expert
Applications closed 1 February 2021.