ISO: Male Models – African American, African Descent and Latino

ISO: Male Models – African American, African Descent and Latino

CASTING FOR MALE MODELS

One of our crew members is shooting an upcoming fashion film and looking for male models. Check below for all the details.
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“Post-Apocalyptic Monks Fashion Film”

 CASTING for short fashion film about post-apocalyptic monks featuring kimonos from Anitra Michelle HOMME collection for men. Shot on location in NYC.

LOOKING FOR: 5 LEAD African American/African Descent, Latino, MALE models/actors based in NYC. Age range 25-45. Must have athletic ability and agility. Experience with Taichi and martial arts a plus. These are non-speaking roles. All hair textures/body types, and height welcomed.  Auditions held the middle of July. Filming on location in October 2018.

Email headshots/picts if interested! …. FashionFilms@sewrakidane.com

Check this out: Be Inspired by Black Creatives

TIPS FOR CASTING SUCCESS

  • Send in a mix of professional and selfie shots. Let the casting director see your personality.
  • Send in at least one full body shot. If you’re going to be seen on screen, they want to see your full body.
  • Send in recent photos. I don’t know how many time people will send in a 5 year old headshot and turn up at the audition not looking anything like their former selves.
  • Don’t send in stuff that looks too risqué unless it calls for it. You don’t know what the casting director’s sensibilities are so don’t go there.
  • In your introduction email, be professional Say something like, “Hi, I’m John Smith. I saw your post and am submitting my photos. I’ve recently been featured in this mag, that short film and that web series. I also have experience in Tai Chi. I look forward to hearing from you.” If you have experience in something that the casting director is asking for, mention it in your introduction email.
  • If you have a large Instagram following include that in your introduction email. Say the same thing as above except include, “I have an IG following of 5k. I love to promote my casting / film projects on IG.” It makes a difference.
  • Include your cell phone in your introduction email.
  • If there is an open call, show up on time.
  • If you are called back, show up on time.

We’re including tips for success in our casting and contests because we want our team members to win. Good luck and if you get cast, let us know.

Peace.

**Our featured photos are of Black TV Film Crew member and Actor / Model Osei White, courtesy of his Instagram. You can find him here. **

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Film Critic Tim Gordon Introduces Lakefront Film Festival

Film Critic Tim Gordon Introduces Lakefront Film Festival

MEET TIM GORDON, FOUNDER OF THE LAKEFRONT FILM FESTIVAL

Tim Gordon, Film Critic, President of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association and Founder of the Black Reel Awards, has created a new venture: The Lakefront Film Festival. Gordon is taking 20+ years in the entertainment business and providing a forum to filmmakers of all backgrounds.  The 2018 season will be the inaugural session for the Lakefront Film Festival which will be held in Columbia, MD in July.

Why did you create the Lakefront Film Festival? 

I wanted a film festival with my imprint on it. It will be a user friendly festival where filmmakers come to this festival and feel validated. I want all filmmakers to know that we’re playing on a level playing field. I thought through a lot of the small touches in order to create a foundation and a culture. As a film critic, I’m uniquely built to do what we do with this festival: teaching and curating.

Why Columbia, Maryland to host the festival? 

The city was built on diversity and just celebrated its 50 year anniversary. I was able to get the local city government behind us and brought a lot of talented people to the mix. They have a huge facility here and we’ll use 13 venues in four days.

How will the Lakefront Film Festival be different from other festivals? 

There will be a strong presence of African American films and other ethnicities as well. We’re creating a good culture for the festival and I bring background and history. I want everything to be top shelf. I’m trying to cultivate different audiences and we may play a movie more than once.

DIVERSE MOVIES NEED OUR SUPPORT

What triggered your love of movies? 

My first mentor, my father, was a huge film fan. Being as young as 5 years old, I remember having plenty of conversations with my father around movies. I was never interested in movies as an actor or a director but I always saw movies as someone behind the scenes. When my father worked at the Newark Star Ledger, I would go into this room of old newspapers and I loved history and looking back.

I was in the military and I would go to the movies on dollar day. I was the guy who could always review the movies. I gained that reputation. People would say to me, “I know you saw the movie.”

Tim Gordon

Film Critic / Film Festival Founder, Lakefront Film Festival

 

Why have you been so vigilant in your support of black movies? 

I can’t really explain why I was so passionate about movies. But, I remember being 27 years old and reflecting about To Sleep With Anger with Danny Glover and also The Five Heartbeats movie. During that time, 1991, 1992, when the films came out neither of them made a lot of money at the box office. But I thought, ‘there has to be a way that someone can be a liaison between Hollywood and the community.’ That’s how my newsletter, The Renaissance Review, was born. And, I loved award shows as a kid. It always bothered me that strong black films were overlooked. I thought to myself, ‘we need to validate.’ So, I created the Reel Black Film Awards.

Gordon takes his passion and love for movies and creates MUCH NEEDED outlets for the community. The Lakefront Film Festival is currently accepting submissions. To learn more about Tim Gordon and his initiatives, please check out the sites: Lakefront Film Festival and Black Reel Awards, as well as his personal site: Film Gordon.