casting call

Multimedia Marketing Group
6048 Broadcast Parkway, Loves Park, IL 61111
Inquiries send to: casting@mmg-1.com or 779-774-3188

Please provide head shots and résumés as well as a link to a demo reel or youtube account (if available).
Production title: I Am Rockford Music Video
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Music Video (4 minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD
Posted: July 2016
Production location: Rockford/Loves Park, IL
Production Company: Multimedia Marketing Group
Company website: mmg-1.com
Director: Joseph Arco
Producer: Susan Arco

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Got Talent

Music Composer: Michael Walker
Original poetry by: Carandus Brown
Audition Location: 6048 Broadcast Parkway, Loves Park, IL
Shooting Location: Rockford/ Loves Park, IL
Email: casting@mmg-1.com
Compensation: small stipend payment

KEY DATES

Auditions:
Friday July 22, 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday July 25, 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday July 26, 2016 9:00am – 11:00am, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

Final Talent Selection: July 29, 2016
Production Commences: August 8, 2016

Synopsis:
The I Am Rockford Music video is part of an initiative started by the Rockford Housing Authority. The genre of the song is hip hop fused with contemporary gospel which makes for an upbeat anthem that the whole city of Rockford can relate to. The shoot will star several lead female vocalists and several young “friends” who will act as back up singers/dancers/talent. A contemporary gospel choir will also be featured and provide support for the lead vocalists. The diverse group of singers/actors will be seen in various different locations in Rockford, IL hanging out and simply living life.

Lead #1: African American Female
Age: Able to portray late teens to early 20’s
Strong Singer
Basic dancing and acting skills
Seeking talent with energy and creativity over experience

Lead #2: Hispanic Female
Age: Able to portray late teens to early 20’s
Strong Vocals
Basic dancing and Acting skills
Seeking talent with energy and creativity over experience

Lead #3: White Female
Age: Able to portray late teens to early 20’s
Strong Vocals
Basic dancing and Acting skills
Seeking talent with energy and creativity over experience

Lead #4: Eastern European or Asian Female
Age: Able to portray late teens to early 20’s
Strong Vocals
Basic dancing and Acting skills
Seeking talent with energy and creativity over experience

Lead Scene Description: The leads will be seen moving through Rockford, IL in various well known locations around the city. The singers will record their voices in studio prior to the shooting of the video. The feel of the project is uplifting and soulful and leads will be asked to move in a way that is natural for them and will also learn simple choreography which will unite the group for certain parts of the video. It is important that the leads have the ability to engage the viewer through their individual personalities and expression. The leads must be confident in delivering a powerful declaration of a new start found in the song.

Dancers (5-8): Females and Males
Racially diverse
Age: Able to portray late teens to early 20’s
Style: urban dancing fused with contemporary praise dancing
Seeking dancers with energy and creativity over experience

Dancer Scene Description: Our dancers will come in and out of shots featuring the leads and will be asked to freestyle as well as perform choreographed moves. They will be seen interacting with the leads and acting as “friends” throughout the video as well. The group of dancers is present in order to showcase diversity as well as add interest to the video.

Choir (6-8): Females and Males
Racially Diverse
Diverse tonality
Age: flexible
Style: Contemporary Gospel

Choir Scene Description: Choir will be a staple in this video and will appear in our main location in Rockford, IL. They will be seen moving naturally to the music while they sing with no specific choreography. The choir will record in studio prior to filming.

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