Casting Calls for a Film Titled “Earbudz”

Close up of earbuds

About the Film

Earbudz follows a high school boy who is deaf. The film is about his inner struggles, which he faces in his ‘Deaf and Hearing Community’. The boy shows us a world where what it would feel like if majority of the people were deaf and the remaining minority could hear.

Casting Call

The director is looking for young actors for the following roles:

Role #1

  • Male
  • Open ethnicity
  • Age Look – 16 to 21 years old (Real Age: 19+)

Role: A popular high school boy who is considered deaf but in fact, just has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language) and VOICE ON.

Note: Although the role mostly requires ASL but at some points, voice will be also used

Role #2

  • Woman
  • Open ethnicity
  • Age Look – 16 to 21 years old (Real Age: 19+)

Role: A high school girl who has good hearing but still is fluent in ASL.

Note: Girls who can speak and sign at the same time will be preferred first

Role #3

  • Male
  • Open ethnicity
  • Age Look – 16 to 21 years old (Real Age: 19+)

Role: A high school boy who is deaf and has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language)

Role #4

  • Woman
  • Open ethnicity
  • Age Look – 16 to 21 years old (Real Age: 19+)

Role: A high school girl who is deaf and has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language)

30+ Age Roles

Role #1

  • Woman
  • Open ethnicity

Role: Deaf and has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language)

Role #2

  • Male
  • Open ethnicity

Role: Dad who is deaf and has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language)

Role #3

  • Woman
  • Open ethnicity

Role: High school teacher who is deaf and has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language)

Role #4

  • Male
  • Open ethnicity

Role: Baseball coach who is deaf and has a hard time hearing.

Must know ASL (American Sign Language)

Note: A female or male interpreter will be available on the set all the time during the production

Timing and Dates (Tentative)

Filming will take place ONLY on Sundays

5 Days of filming are as follows:

  1. 2nd October
  2. 16th October
  3. 23rd October
  4. 30th October
  5. 6th November

Note: December 4th and 11th will be the back-up days if further filming or re-shoot is needed

Filming will end at 5 P.M.

Note: Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner) will be provided and pay for transportation will also be given

Please send the following things with subject ‘Earbudz Audition’ in your e-mail:

  • Resume
  • Video, which demonstrates any of the above role you are applying for
  • Headshots
  • The dates you will be able to commit for the film

The auditions will take place in Garden City, NY.

The pay for the assignment, per day, will be decided once an actor is finalized for a role.

The last date for applying for this casting call is 2nd October.

 

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