Wednesday, July 7, 2010
'blacktino' gets in the high school pic mix
Some interesting names popping up in the cast of Elizabeth Avellán-produced blacktino, a low-budget film which is about to start lensing in Austin with Aaron Burns directing. The cast is mainly made up of relative unknowns, but also includes Danny Trejo (Machete), Jeff Fahey (Lost), Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids) and Michelle Rodriguez (Lost). If you note a few Robert Rodriguez film regulars on that list, it's not an accident. This is likely to be just the start of films produced by his ex-wife Avellán without his direct involvement.
They are seeking the following featured extras:
These roles have about nine scenes (including a killer house party), guaranteed camera time. No monetary compensation. Compensation will include meals, IMDB credit, and a free copy of the film upon completion. This would require a 3-5 day shooting commitment between July 12 and August 6 in Austin, Texas. We are primarily looking for DEDICATED teenage-looking actors who desire to build up their resume and work with industry professionals.
-"Fabulous Guy"- Male - Any Ethnicity
-"Stacy's Friend" - Female - Asian preferred, but will accept submissions from all ethnicities
-"The Marcelli Twins" - Any Gender - Any Ethnicity - IDENTICAL Twins
Here's the official movie description:
Plot: blacktino is a dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-hispanic nerd named Stefan Daily. He was raised by his black grandmother in a medium sized suburb of Austin, TX. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school, Stefan finds sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school's Theatre Department. In the tradition of the great teen comedies of the last thirty years “blacktino” will ensure that the torch of “teen angst” continues to burn bright.
For info on being an extra go here.