Bottled Genie Casting Call

Auditions for Bottled Genie were held Sat. March 19.  Offers for all major roles will go out by Tues.  I still have a few minor non-speaking roles open for males 20-30.  See the "About the Company" page for how to get in touch with me.

Shooting will be done primarily on the weekends starting in mid April and ending in mid June.  We usually have lunch from noon to 1 PM, shoot 1 PM to 6 PM, dinner around 6 PM.  If everyone feels up to it, we might shoot a scene or two after dinner, or if there is a night scene).  Substantial portions of the movie will be shot against a green screen (same technique as used in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow).  A detailed schedule will be provided when the roles are offered (I'm still developing the schedule).  No one will be required to be present on all shooting days, on average, only one or two days are needed for most parts.  The Principal roles will require 2 to 6 weekends.

There is the possibility of deferred pay if I'm ever able to make money with this effort (but, the chances of that are small since this will be shot on digital video, not film).  The 4 principals will receive 1% of the profits each, all others will receive 0.5% of the profits each.  In order to make a profit, I must recoup over $20,000 in equipment and production expenses and there may be additional expenses associated with distribution.  This is a non-Union shoot but SAG actors are welcome.  Since this will be shot on video, SAG regulations do not apply.

All participants will receive a trailing credit in the movie and a free VHS or DVD copy of the completed movie.  (Only the 4 principals will receive a leading credit).  Free food will be served during shoots.  Actors must provide their own transportation.  It is my intent to submit the movie to film and video festivals (including Sundance if I can make the Oct deadline) in order to obtain the interest of a theatrical distributor (this is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow).  Due to the number of special effects, I might have to extend the completion date until 2006.  The animators and special effects artists also work on a deferred pay basis (again provided a profit is realized) so they work on it when they have the time.  The special effects require many more labor hours than the acting roles.

Principal Roles:

Jack Daniels - white male, 20-30.
Aaron the genie – male, 20-30.
Lisa Schwin - white female, 20-30.
Sabrina the genie - female, 20-30.

Major roles:

Krogan - male, 30 to 50
Norse - male, 30 to 40
Fouod the genie - male, 25 to 35

Minor roles:

There are several minor roles for males and females between the ages of 18 to 60.  Almost all of them are speaking roles and screen time ranges from a few seconds to several minutes.

Complete List:
Role Sex Age
Jack Daniels M 20-30
Aaron M 20-30
Sabrina F 20-30
Lisa F 20-30
Fouod M 25-35
Elisha F 18-25
Slave #1 M < 40
Guard #1 M < 40
Guard #2 M < 40
Tourists x all
Archeologist #1 F 20-40
Archeologist #2 F 20-40
Guy #1 M 18-30
Guy #2 M 18-30
Guy #3 M 18-30
Guy #4 M 18-30
Mr. Schwin M 40-50
Thug M < 30
Krogan M 30-50
Newswoman F < 45
President M 40-60
First Lady F 40-60
Police M&F all
Police Captain M 40-60
Norse M < 40
Pilot M 30-40
Co-pilot F 30-40
Egor M 25-35
Wrestler #1 M 20-30
Wrestler #2 M 20-30
Genies M&F 20-40
SS Director M 40-60
Reverend M 40-60