SYNOPSIS: An unlikely love story which spans 25 countries and 7 continents. Nellie, a sheltered city girl is thrust together (by some mysterious force) with the world's ultimate survivalist Ben, who has an unusual condition that he can’t explain.
Actors must have a strong case of wanderlust and a good sense of adventure. Strong comedic and improvisational skills required.
Final casting decisions will be done by end of April 2019, and Rehearsals will start in May. Shooting is expected to start in the beginning of July and continue through fall of 2019. Actors will be asked to book out for the duration of the film, and will be compensated fairly for their time.
Feature film shooting around the world fall 2019. A cross between “About Time”, “Before Sunrise” and “Samsara.” This film crosses genres and is a narrative/ documentary hybrid.
Actors must have a strong case of wanderlust and a good sense of adventure. If any fear of flying, heights, water, bugs, etc., this is not for you. Strong comedic and improvisational skills required.
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[BEN] (Lead) Male / Any Ethnicity / 18-25
He’s the ultimate survivor. Alone since the age of 6, raised by a myriad of strangers - police, orphanages, primitive tribes - he’s faced every imaginable threat, natural or manmade. And through it all, he has learned one thing: how to survive.
But you wouldn’t know it from looking at him. He’s a clean freak. He’s organized. He has systems and routines for everything. He’s a master of being alone. He’s charismatic when he needs to be and brutal when necessary, and keenly aware of the difference between “needs” and “wants”.
He’s made friends and enemies all over the planet, some of which still haunt him. He’s deeply scarred by loss: anyone or anything he’s ever loved has been ripped away from him. Thus, the only thing he’s truly afraid of is the one thing he wants the most: connection.
Ben has a condition. Every day he wakes up somewhere new. He can't explain it or control it. He has no idea where on Earth he's going next. And since the increments of time are growing shorter, he's only got a few weeks left.
Must have comedic skills.
CASTING DIRECTOR'S NOTE:
Looking for 18-21 yr old to play early 20’s,
height 5'8" to 5'11",
weight 145lbs to 165lbs
Ben's age and size is relevant to the story line.
Natural accents ok.
[NELLIE] (Lead) Female / Any Ethnicity / 18-22
She’s intelligent, creative, and disillusioned. Bursting with wanderlust, but also terribly afraid of heights and thus has never gone near an airplane. She’s never once left her hometown.
No one knows how hards she works to seem “normal”. On the surface, she’s smart, calm and beautiful. Underneath, she’s profoundly out of place and alone. Having lost her mother at a young age, she lives to make her single father proud.
She’s been accepted into a great school close to home and is dedicated to idea of settling down and creating a “normal” life. The only problem is, she doesn’t want any of it. What she really wants is beyond the limits of her hometown, tantalizing but out of reach.
CASTING DIRECTOR's NOTE:
Nellie MUST BE LEGAL 18 and also appear young. Petite/Medium.
Nellie's age is relevant to the story line. Natural accents ok.
Director: Taron Lexton
Producers: Nathan Lorch, Milena Ferreira, Nick Lane, Nicole Pase
Casting Director: Leslie Brown
Production Company: TXL Films
Project Name: WANDER
Project Type: Feature Film
Rate: $2190/week guaranteed (+travel/accomos)
LOCATIONS: 7 Continents
Shoot Dates: 1 July 2019 thru Fall of 2019
Final Casting will be done by end of April.
Rehearsals begin in May.
Filming starts in July and continues through fall. Actors will be asked to book out for the duration of the film, and will be compensated for their time.
If selected from your photo and resume,
you will be notified via email
with instructions on sending in
a SELF-TAPED audition
if selected from your SELF-TAPE,
the 1st CALLBACK will be
Video Conferencing (such as Skype)
2nd Callback will likely be in Los Angeles
(travel may be arranged if appropriate)
10 April 2019
Please send in ASAP!
SELF TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:
If selected from photo and resume, you will be provided Self-Tape Instructions.