We are a small independent production looking for cosplayers in the Los Angeles area.
Shoot dates are currently around the first two weeks of June 2012.
This is a micro-budget feature, but the director's last film did win the "Best Picture" award at eight film festivals. So it should be a fun, safe project. And hopefully a good experience for everyone involved
There is no pay, but it's a great chance to have your original costume featured in a movie.
Here are the types of costumes we are looking for:
WoW-ish or other gaming character of your own design
Costumed characters from the above list for a Bar/Nightclub scene are also needed.
What your character will be doing:
The film is an indie comedy called "Real Heroes" about a group of B-string superheroes who go on a reality television show to promote their careers.
Your character is “auditioning” for a reality show where you will pitch yourself to the “Producers” to try to get on the show.
We are also looking for those of you with some acting experience to do some auditions as sidekicks. Please submit a one page resume along with your costume submission. Production is non-union.
You don't need to deliver dialog unless you're comfortable with it. Everyone who would like to deliver dialog will have a chance to shoot their character "auditioning" for the reality show. Note that due to editing constraints, not all of these will end up in the final movie.
All submissions must be of original design. No licensed, trademarked or copy written characters.
All cosplayers must submit a full color photo of their costume &/or accessories with them in it. No Exceptions.
All submissions must be PG. No nudity is allowed.
No liquids, messy substances, real weapons of any kind or anything that may pose a danger is allowed.
To be in the film, you will have to sign a release that production can freely use your image and your character in the film.
We are looking for 18 and over at the moment, but please do submit your cosplay information if your under 18.
We will need to have you and a legal parent/guardian sign a release that you are under 18 and that production will be freely using your character and image in the film.
If you show up in a costume that you did not get pre-approval for from production and/or that violates any of the above submission rules you will be sent home. No Exceptions.
Production will provide the following:
Meals as well as water & soda for the day(s) you are on set.
First Aid station
Everyone who participates will get a copy of the finished movie, and an invitation to the cast and crew screening. And everyone who shoots an "audition scene" will get a copy of it for their own use, regardless of whether it appears in the finished film or not. This is our way of saying thanks for coming out in costume. You may post these to your social media and cosplay pages.
Things to keep in mind while you are on set:
Production reserves the right to have security escort you from the premises if you are causing any type of disruption.
Cell Phone/Camera Policy:
You may bring your cell phone/cameras. Please do not be a disruption during filming. Do NOT use the flash while we are filming.
Photos are allowed with the cast and your fellow cosplayers during lunch & breaks.
You may be in your costume and/or make-up for up to 8 hours. Please come in something comfortable you can be in all day.
Please make sure that you and your costume are clean and non-odiferous. We will all be in close quarters so be kind to those around you.
If your character wears contacts, make sure you are able to see comfortably at all times.
We do not have lockers, make-up stations or wardrobe changing areas. Please come ready to shoot.
If you need an assistant to help with your costume please let us know in your submission. We will try and accommodate if possible.
Submission deadline is May 15th, 2012.
We will not be accepting any cosplayers after this date.
Submissions can be sent to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your full name, name of your character/costume, your age and your contact information.
A full color photo with you in your costume with your accessories MUST accompany all submissions.
Please keep all photos under 1MG. Do not attach resumes, add them to the bottom of your email.
As we will be getting a lot of submissions, please be aware that it may take some time to get back to you. Production will contact you by email with the location and day(s) of filming once we have made our decisions.
A photo id. is required the day(s) we shoot. Please bring that with you.
We look forward to your submissions!
WALTZING PENGUIN PRODUCTIONS