Feature Film: MacBeth
CASTING CALL: MACBETH
***This is the second and FINAL call for Supporting/Speaking
*Feature-length Film adapted from William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
Production Start Date: July 2017
Production Location: Northeast Georgia Area
Storyline: A Scottish noble ascends to the throne by a series of murders.
Film Format: HD Video
A longtime staple in theatre, cinema, and classrooms, Macbeth tells a story about how ruthless ambition leads to destruction.
Admitting a story is a staple and classic of stage and literature begs the questions of why make it again, and why make it now.
A work becomes a classic or a staple largely because of the timelessness and universality of its themes.
There is always a time to tell these universal stories, and there is always a perspective unique to each director.
Don Quixote has become a story synonymous with failed film projects.
Somehow, in the course of development and preproduction, directors often acquire their own Don Quixote personality and grow the film into an overly ambitious epic.
The ironies faced with our production of Macbeth are discovering how to tell a story about ambition without it becoming too ambitious, finding the place where ambition meet vision, and ensuring the desire to make something special births something stumbling on its own two feet.
In considering reference films and filmmaking technique, inspiration is being sought in 1970s cinema, an era where filmmakers were experimenting, giving voice to new ideas, and held in constraint to lower production budgets and mechanical effects.
Without the aid of modern computer graphics, filmmakers had to tell stories in simple methods using the limited physical resources around them.
Our goal will be the same.
Our Macbeth will be one that explores the depth of the human struggle, the palace intrigue, the supernatural world, and the horrors man can commit.
This is not a film that will feast on the grand armies of Scotland and England.
This will not be a film of sweeping battle sequences and global tumult.
Instead, this is a Macbeth about the corruptible hearts of men, the betrayals of trust, the integrity needed in leadership, and the need to act when evil comes into the home.
Caucasian. He is a wily member of Macbeth’s household staff.
KING DUNCAN late 50s, Caucasian.
The reigning King of Scotland, Duncan is just entering the backside of his prime years.
A fatherly king, Duncan has groomed his two adult sons to take his place some time in the future.
Duncan rules more by encouragement and delegation than iron fisted tyranny.
Salt & pepper hair preferred.
DOCTOR OR PSYCHIC 40-65, Caucasian.
A curious and eccentric doctor of minds and magics.
He is more at home in his study or lab than with kings and at court.
GILLIAN 16-20, Any ethnicity.
Lady Macbeth’s humble serving girl
CAPTAIN 40s, Any ethnicity.
A leader fresh from the front lines bring
an urgent message to the king.
MESSENGER 40’s, Caucasian.
A servant of Macbeth. Grovels with him and his wife as they rise from lord to royalty.
PORTER 40-65, Caucasian.
A drunkard who keeps the castle door. (wide range-comic relief speech-can be small/frail or burly)
MURDERERS (3) 20-45, Any ethnicity. Unsavory men.
SERVANT 25-40, Caucasian.
He is a humble and loyal member of Macbeth’s household staff.
ARMED SOLDIER APPARITION 25-40, Caucasian.
The haunting ghost of a soldier.
BLOOD CHILD APPARITION 8-14, Caucasian.
The haunting vision of death.
CROWNED CHILD APPARITION 8-14, Caucasian.
A ghostly young king.
Audition Schedule: Auditions will be held in mid-May in either the Oakwood or Lawrenceville area.
Details will be made known to fitting candidates.
COMPENSATION: Deferred wages, meals provided, and a copy of the film for the actor’s reel.
For consideration, please send the following information to Madeleine Pearson, Casting Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Reel or Clip of previous work
-Measurements (Women: bust/waist/height/shoe. Men:
-Your General Location (Atlanta local, Oakwood local, etc.) -Your experience (if any) with Shakespearian acting
**Please enter the CHARACTER NAME you wish to be considered for in the Subject Line.**
ONLY Non-SAG or SAG-Eligible actors need apply.
Please direct further questions to either the above email address, or to http://armesmoviefactory.com