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Casting for short Comedy Epic titled, Stand Up

Casting for short Comedy Epic titled, Stand Up

London, UK. Apply from all UK.
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Stand Up, is a film that follows Lou Warlan an American comedian living in London. Lou struggles to maintain his mental health as he does his best to find success on the stand up comedy circuit. Lou has the fiery support of his partner Xenon who may or may not be a figment of his imagination.

Lou’s only sources of support comes from Xenon, his therapist Dr. Fields and the sweet laughs of those who watch his act. Lou is an underdog when we first meet him. His comedy routine isn’t the greatest, but he is determined to learn and become a better comedian. Even if it means getting his hands bloody. Bloody? I meant dirty.

Although Lou has people rooting for him. He still feels alone and paranoid that there is an invisible war being waged against him. Unfortunately, Lou’s problems have led him to abuse multiple substances including marijuana and LSD acid.

This will be my 5th short film. I am originally from South Central, Los Angeles. I have a BA in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. Stand Up is my graduation film for the London Film School.

Dialogue in film contains extremely sensitive subject matter.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Nov 22 rehearsals
Tentative - Shoot Nov 30 - Dec 7

Job payment

Payment TBC - TBC

Expenses paid - Travel, food, costume etc

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by the UK National Minimum Wage Act. Find out more


Lou Warlan

LOU’S weird, funny, and caring. He is fragile and prone to manipulation. He spends most of his time alone. He is a budding comedian. When he is not making people laugh he enjoys smoking weed and consuming psychedelics. He is very conscious of the social dynamics that govern western society. WOULD BE AWESOME IF YOU HAD EXPERIENCE IN STAND UP COMEDY =) MUST HAVE BELIEVABLE AMERICAN ACCENT Nationality - American Californian

Male, aged 21 to 35

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: Black, Brown
  • Accents: USA California

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

XENON

Xenon is a ride or die. She embodies beauty and fierceness. She wants LOU to succeed, but also wants to see him stand up for himself and to step into his power. Xenon is either the most supportive partner on planet earth or an angel of death. MUST HAVE BELIEAVABLE AMERICAN ACCENT Nationality - American California

Female, aged 20 to 35

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: Black, Brown
  • Accents: USA Boston, USA California, USA New York

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

JACKIE MALONE

Jackie Malone is a rising star in the comedy world. She is a brilliant stand up comedian. She delivers knockout jokes and never leaves an audience without stomach pains via laugher. She’s another expat climbing the ladder of success abroad. She opens the film with an energetic hilarious act that sets up our world. WOULD BE AWESOME IF YOU HAD STAND UP COMEDY EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE BELIEVABLE AMERICAN ACCENT Nationality - American

Female, aged 20 to 40

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: Black, Brown
  • Accents: USA Boston, USA California, USA New York, USA Southern

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Pablo

Pablo is a Mexican American international drug dealer. He is LOU’s primary provider of drugs and other illicit contraband. He is obsessed with “Black culture” and has no problem with using the N-Word in front of Black people. Nationality - American MUST HAVE BELIEVABLE AMERICAN ACCENT

Male, aged 20 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic
  • Skin color: Brown, Olive, Other
  • Accents: Mexican, Spanish, USA California, USA New York

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Dr. Fields

Dr. Fields is Lou’s psychiatrist. She cares for LOU’s mental world. She is a well to do therapist who challenges LOU to be honest with his thoughts and emotions. Is she on LOU’s side or is she another person who guides LOU closer to madness?

Female, aged 40 to 65

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Accents: UK Cockney, UK English, UK Posh

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Bex

Bex is a budding comedian with a soft sweet British accent. She delivers a quick routine detailing how she met her husband who may be a racist who is plotting to murder her. WOULD BE AWESOME IF YOU HAD STAND UP COMEDY EXPERIENCE Nationality - British

Female, aged 20 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Lary

Lary is a coordinator for the Underground Comedy club. In his mind he is gay and in charge. He has no problem keeping the comedians on their toes. He’s a sweetheart though providing his own brand of brutal encouragement to the comedians who pass through. This character is non gender conforming and will be in semi drag make-up.

Male, aged 26 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Accents: UK Cockney, UK English, UK Posh, UK Scottish, UK Welsh, USA Boston, USA California, USA New York, USA Southern

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Little Girl

This is a small role for a child actress looking for gain experience working with a completely professional cast and crew. The role involves the little girl knocking on Lou's apartment in an effort to sell him candy to fund the school play. It is a scene written as comedic relief as well as to break tension. The mother of child must be able to stand in as an extra for the scene. Should require less than 3 hours to complete scene.

Female, aged 6 to 12

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent , Latinx / Hispanic
  • Skin color: Black, Brown, Olive, Tanned

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Will

Will & Bill are a gay couple who own the Right Club which is a stepping stone for any comics’ success. They wear dapper suits that usually compliment each other. They’re a bit on the older side, but still share the swagger of a young gay couple. This role has no speaking lines.

Male, aged 50 to 75

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

Bill

Will & Bill are a gay couple who own the Right Club which is a stepping stone for any comics’ success. They wear dapper suits that usually compliment each other. They’re a bit on the older side, but still share the swagger of a young gay couple. This role has no speaking lines.

Male, aged 50 to 75

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 7 November 2021.

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Listing created: 7 October 2021
Applications closed: 7 November 2021
Casting #1148202