So it seems the noise we made about making sure Netflix and Baz Luhrmann get their new series about the South Bronx set in the 1970s, ‘The Get Down’ accurate is off to a decent start by issuing a casting call to Bronx residents (and the world) — which has a deadline of
March 10, 2015 March 17th (Now extended!) .
“Luhrmann said he was very enthusiastic about casting actors and actresses from the borough.
“Nothing would make all those involved in ‘The Get Down’ more thrilled than to find cast members from The Bronx itself,” Luhrmann said in an email. “So I can only encourage anyone who fits the criteria of the auditions to audition. You never know until you try.”
The casting page says of the series:
“1970s New York City – broken down, beaten up, violent, cash strapped, dying. Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens – from Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene, CBGBs, Studio 54, and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center – The Get Down is a sweeping saga of loyalty, love and betrayal, and the transformation of New York City.”
We’ve made things easy for you by providing as much information as possible but you MUST go directly to their website to fulfill all of these requirements!
Casting information is as follows:
Seeking males and females ages 18-
25 (age limit has been increased from 21) African American or Hispanic/Latino
The site goes on to state:
YOUR AUDITION SHOULD INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
- 1. Introduce yourself – tell us your name & where you are from
- 2. Tell us a story about yourself
- 3. Perform a song, rap, or poem of your choice
- 4. Perform a short dance (any style)
If you have creative questions about your audition, please contact THEGETDOWNCASTING@GMAIL.COM
If you have technical questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to be exceptionally well prepared for an audition. You should find out what you can about the story if possible and learn about the character. You should try to have the lines memorized so you can deliver them naturally and present your best performance. However, it is OK to hold the audition scene and refer to it if necessary – what matters is your performance.
Detailed info on the Cast It Talent blog: http://www.castittalentblog.com/blog/?p=33#more-33
Unless the instructions specify some type of dress, you should choose something that looks good on you on video. Do not wear anything with visible logos or team names. Otherwise, it’s not particularly important.
More info on the Cast It Talent blog: http://www.castittalentblog.com/blog/?p=55