Clarke (‘Zero Dark Thirty’). And for this film we’re searching for a young boy to play the leading role of ‘Will’. He is age 8-12, and weighs approximately 150 - 200 lbs. This search is quite special. He's the kind of kid you don't see a lot of in movies, and we want to change that. We have the opportunity to find a "diamond in the rough" to play the leading role. He doesn’t need to be a professional actor at all…. Our lead, 'Will', is just a sweet, quiet, shy kid. But, he's also coping with childhood obesity, bullying and divorce — issues that affect so many kids today. Ultimately it’s a hopeful story and we’re proud to be working on it. Attached is a flyer with some more information on the movie and a link to our website, www.weightlessaudition.com. On the website they can find out how to audition. They can also ‘like’ our Facebook page and get updates there (www.facebook.com/WeightlessCasting). Any kid who might be in the ballpark, you can certainly encourage them to audition by doing a short video interview on (doing it on a phone is fine - it doesn’t need to be fancy) and uploading it to our audition site. There are helpful instructions and tech support available, and we’re here to answer any questions. We would SO appreciate it if you could share this email and flyer with anyone you think might be right, or anyone who might possibly know someone who would be right. Kids, adults, teachers, counselors, etc., etc. Lastly, if you can recommend any colleagues, any community leaders, or particular groups you think we should talk to, we'd really appreciate any ideas you might have. If there are other avenues you think I should explore just let me know. I'm happy to talk with or email anybody.
You'll be able to find a flyer (shortly) at http://longislandfilmexpo.com/announcements/
3) Panel on Film Financing and Living a Creative life. Also at link above.