Which is why we're starting up a new contest!
Hello one and all!
As you know, the Aether Dancer staff have been quietly rounding up some of the finest actors and crew for our pilot episode. We are hoping to shoot with them in early October for about two weeks.
We have a few roles left to fill, but most are under negotiation. The one role which remains is the male role of Lord Darvin Phelps. Read the description below, does it sound like a role that was made just for you?
“Lord Phelps is a bold, spoiled foppish young man aboard the Aether Dancer strictly for adventure. Though this landed Lord of The Central Empire lives in an illusion of wealth, his family has little more than the rundown manor house they live in. His father has arranged an undesirable marriage with a wealthy landowner’s daughter and allowed Phelps one year of carousing and adventure before settling down. Cap’n Mac was paid a tidy sum for bringing Phelps aboard but often regrets it. Phelps adds to the problem by baiting and flirting with the Captain at every turn. Phelps is a well dressed dandy with a devil may care attitude and completely selfish nature.”
If you’d like a chance to be in this role, read on!
We are looking for male actors to submit a link to a 1 minute long YouTube video where they talk about themselves, along with an acting CV and links to any work they have done. We will be closing this portion of the screening at noon, EST on Tuesday July 26th.
From there, we will choose 5 equally worthy candidates, and then the fun begins! As you all know, unless we meet our funding goal, we will not be able to film a full pilot episode. While we will be putting in as much of our own money as we can into the project, the big ticket items we’ve listed on IndieGoGo are substantial. So the 5 candidates for the role of Lord Phelps will be helping us out by spreading the word about our project! Each time someone donates money on IndieGoGo for this project and mentions a candidate’s name, those funds are put towards the candidate’s total. If we meet our funding goal at the end of the next 30 days, the candidate whose supporters have raised the most money will be awarded the role! The remaining 4 candidates will be given small roles later on in the first season if the show is picked up by the networks.
Let us be clear… we are not selling a role on the show. We are not about to choose an unqualified actor simply to raise funds. We are looking for serious actors who believe in this project as much as we do. If we get funding, everyone wins, and all actors will get paid.
So send us your submissions! Email your YouTube Link, CV (in PDF format), and links to other work you have done to firstname.lastname@example.org