Latinx Scene Showcase 2020 – Actors
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY – if submitted incorrectly, your tape will not be viewed. We receive hundreds of submissions and cannot notify everyone of their edits, so please follow all of the instructions.
You can submit for up to two roles. One video per role. The Self-tape should begin with a slate of your name, role you’re reading for, and then go into the audition. Please note: Actors will need to provide their own readers for the self-tape
Actors will send their self-tape auditions via an unlisted downloadable link (Google Drive, DropBox, Vimeo, YouTube, WeTransfer, Hightail) to Communications@nhmc.org.
Subject Line: LSS – First Name, Last Name / ROLE (Ex: LSS – Felicia Mora / TERESA)
Make sure it is a link and NOT a video that needs to be downloaded.
Be sure to exclude a password or permission tied to email addresses. Make the video public as we will be sharing these videos with casting directors and don’t want to have the extra step of requesting access.
Helpful Tips include:
-Use a tight medium frame
-Choose an area with good lighting
-Minimal background noise, and neutral background/backdrop
-Readers should be placed behind the camera/offscreen
-Actors eye-line should interact with the reader, and not directly at camera
-Sides are ok to hold and use as a guide, but not continuous reading – we want to see your performance.
-Clothing: no need to dress fully as the role but mindful (ex. police officer/doctor/judges roles – no need to wear uniform, but also don’t just wear a tank top)
*Dates are subject to change, especially during this time. We will only film when it is safe to do so.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JUNE 10, CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY
See the character descriptions and sides for each scene below:
Scene – SORTA RICAN
Synopsis: Adult siblings roast each other as they argue about their Puerto Rican identity.
Scene – THE SWIMMERS
Synopsis: A couple trying to have a baby learn about each other’s feelings on pregnancy loss in the waiting room of a fertility clinic.
Scene – HERMANAS
Synopsis: Two sisters with opposing personalities are forced to address family issues while waiting for the results of a pregnancy test.
Scene – YOU’LL BE HAPPY HERE
Synopsis: A lonely old woman entertains an unexpected house with a story that sucks him in…and keeps him there.
Scene – WERQ IT
Synopsis: A struggling actor comes home from an audition one afternoon, and unexpectedly finds out he has been kicked out of his apartment by his frustrated, bipolar, off her meds girlfriend.
Scene – LEGENDS
Synopsis: A struggling actor gets offered the role of a lifetime but it comes at a high cost.
Scene – WELCOME BACK
Synopsis: A father bails out his estranged son from jail; leading to a tense reconciliation where both men are too proud to admit their true feelings.
For any questions, please contact email@example.com.