CASTING CALL FOR

"Holly Hobbie"

HOLLY HOBBIE: FEMALE. AGE 13. TALENT MUST BE ABLE TO SING.
IF TALENT IS ABLE TO PLAY THE GUITAR (AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS) THAT IS AN ASSET, BUT NOT A REQUIRMENT. SERIES LEAD!
Note: We are searching Canada wide, and throughout the United States for this role.

TYLER FLAHTERTY: MALE. AGE 13. TALENT MUST BE ABLE TO SING.
IF TALENT IS ABLE TO PLAY THE GUITAR (AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS) THAT IS AN ASSET, BUT NOT A REQUIRMENT. RECURRING
Note: We are seeking Canada wide for this role.

AMY EPPERSON: FEMALE. AGE 13. SERIES LEAD
Note: We are seeking Canada wide for this role

ROBBIE HOBBIE: MALE. AGE 15-18. SERIES LEAD
Note: We are seeking Canada wide for this role

HEATHER HOBBIE: FEMALE. AGE 8-11. SERIES LEAD
Note: We are seeking Canada wide for this role

PIPER PARISH: FEMALE. AGE 13. PRINCIPAL ROLE
Note: We are seeking Canada wide for this role

Audition material can be found under the full character descriptions below!!!

DETAILS

Production Company: Aircraft Pictures in association with American Greetings

Network: Universal Kids, and Family Channel, (3rd network will be announced at a later date)

Executive Producers: Sean Gorman, Karen Vermeulen, Ryan Wiesbrock, Matthew Wexler

Producer: Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen
Show-runner/Executive Producer: Sarah Glinski (Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi: The Next Generation)

Outside Date(s) Approx: April 30th, 2018- June 6th, 2018

Rate: ACTRA


Location: Toronto, Some locations will be outside of Toronto, but still in Ontario

DEADLINE FOR SELF-TAPES: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EST
SEND SELF-TAPES DIRECTLY TO:
hollyhobbiecasting@gmail.com

Any questions can be sent to hollyhobbiecasting@gmail.com

SYNOPSIS:
This is a show about growing up. That time in your life when you have one foot in the kid world and the other in the adult one. When you love your parents even though you don’t always agree with them. And your best friend is the most important person on the planet. It’s when you figure out who you are and who you want to be. And you discover there’s more to everyone than just their online profile. It’s when you find out the world is less than perfect, but you believe you can fix it. Because when you’re fifteen, anything is possible as long as you can dream it and you can find someone to give you a ride.

Each half-hour episode follows Holly trying to make the world a better place, while tackling the everyday challenges of growing up – from bullies to breakouts, and crushes to curfews – in a funny and emotional way. Malala wouldn’t let a pimple stop her from trying to achieve world peace, right?

This show looks like Instagram, sounds like T-Swift, and feels like your mom’s or dad’s best home-cooked meal. There are lots of laughs and a few tears. (Don’t worry, kids today can handle it!) Because this generation knows the world isn’t perfect. They understand some families have more than others, that the earth is getting too hot, and some people try to hurt others because they’re different. But they don’t want be shielded. They want to fix this. Because they have big hearts and big brains. Just like Holly. And this will be their show.


Character Descriptions and Audition Packages:

[HOLLY HOBBIE] FEMALE. 13. TALENT MUST BE ABLE TO SING. ABLE TO PLAY THE GUITAR (AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS) AN ASSET BUT NOT NECESSARY. This intelligent and fiercely independent girl prefers vintage dresses and combat boots to capes and crowns, and the only weapon she carries is her guitar. Still, you could call her a hero. This free spirit thinks a lot and talks a lot about, well, everything. She’s not afraid to fight for causes she believes in, even if it ruffles feathers. She’s a dreamer and a doer who plans on saving the world someday, but is happy to start with her small town. Holly doesn’t search for a fight. She’d rather spend time with friends and family, writing songs, or riding her horse. But when she sees people in trouble, or wrongs that need righting, she has to step in. Her not-so-secret powers include strength, smarts, a sense of humour, creativity and the willingness to suffer extreme mortification. She also has a knack for organizing others behind a cause (usually hers). SERIES LEAD

***FOR THIS ROLE WE ARE LOOKING THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES
***WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED

Please click here for audition package

[TYLER FLAHERTY] MALE. AGE 13. TALENT MUST BE ABLE TO SING. ABLE TO PLAY THE GUITAR (AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS) AN ASSET. This middle son of Collinsville’s most powerful family has been MIA for a year. No one (except his family), knows what he was up to. Tyler left town a preppy and popular kid and returned darker and edgier – Collinsville’s new rebel without a cause. Tyler is smart and quick-witted. His interests include drawing, photography and tormenting Holly and her friends. But Holly’s convinced Tyler isn’t the jerk he pretends to be – is she right? RECURRING BUT WILL PROBABLY APPEAR IN 10 EPISODES.

***TALENT MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN
***WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE IN CANADA

Please click here for audition package

[AMY EPPERSON] FEMALE. AGE 13. Holly’s BFF is usually the smartest person in the room, but doesn’t make a habit of pointing it out. Amy’s not embarrassed by her brains; she’s just intelligent enough to know that no one likes a know-it-all. Amy loves science and math. She dreams about becoming an astronaut someday, but is also interested in regular teen girl stuff. She craves new ideas and experiences – whether it’s a new song (she’s a bit of an audiophile), a new app, or her first high school party. This dry wit is usually the voice of reason during Holly’s daring schemes. SERIES LEAD

***TALENT MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN
***WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE IN CANADA

Please click here for audition package

[ROBBIE HOBBIE] MALE. AGE 15-18 years. Life’s been easy for this laid-back athlete gifted with good looks and a great arm. This fun-loving teen’s not a dumb jock but has never tried too hard at school. He’d rather be goofing off with his teammates, canoodling with his girlfriend, or pranking his sisters. Robbie often relies on his charm to get him out of trouble (and his chores on the farm. He’s also a little too concerned with his looks –often hogging the bathroom to perfect his hair. When Robbie gets sidelined by an injury, he starts to re-examine his priorities. SERIES LEAD

***TALENT MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN
***WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE IN CANADA

Please click here for audition package

[HEATHER HOBBIE] FEMALE. AGE 8-11 years. This headstrong girl believes hyper-focus and hard work will always get her where she wants. She loves working with her hands and has willingly taken to (let’s call it obsessed over), learning skills that don’t interest most kids her age –– from sewing to sowing. She also LOVES soccer. Heather is a loyal friend and sister who prefers the company of her best buddy, Beau, to the girls at school, and is happiest playing soccer with her team (as long as she’s winning). SERIES LEAD

***TALENT MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN
***WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE IN CANADA

Please click here for audition package

[PIPER PARISH] FEMALE. AGE 13. This trendsetter knows how to impress the middle school set. Need the right lip gloss to match an outfit? She’s your girl. The right tag for your Instagram? Same. Piper’s look, activities, and friends are carefully curated. But beneath her picture-perfect exterior lies a secret: her family’s struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, Piper has never let any of her adoring fans get close enough to know the truth. Piper often pretends to be cute and naïve, but she’s very smart. PRINCIPAL

***TALENT MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN
***WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE IN CANADA

Please click here for audition package

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DEADLINE FOR SELF-TAPES: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EST
SEND SELF-TAPES DIRECTLY TO:
hollyhobbiecasting@gmail.com

Any questions can be sent to hollyhobbiecasting@gmail.com

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE WEBSITE CAREFULLY BEFORE EMAILING.
You do not need to email for permission to submit!

NO phone calls please

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