Casting Call for MADD PSA SHORT FILM:
“NO TOMORROW”

by Blain Watters

This is a 30 minute film that teaches students across Canada the dangers of impaired driving. We’re seeking actors with musical performance skills to play the roles of high school students.

SEEKING:

MARCUS CAVANAUGH
TREVOR
CORY
LEE

(Full character descriptions and self tape material are below)

***In order to be considered you must be a Canadian Citizen and a Toronto Local***

UNION AND NON UNION TALENT CAN APPLY

DETAILS

Production Company: MJM Media/MADD
Producers: Laure McCurlie and Marci McCurlie
Callbacks: October 4th
Outside Dates: November 6th-10th *We will also need the talent for a day or two for prep prior to filming.
Rate: $206.25 per day (ACTRA)
Shoot Location: Mississauga and Halton
MADD Website: http://madd.ca/pages

Want to audition?
Please send in a video! All the self-tape information is below.
You do not need permission to submit!
Just click on the audition material below, located under the character description of the role you
want to audition for. Be sure to read instructions carefully!

(If you have an agent, please allow them to submit you)
You do not need permission to submit!

DEADLINE FOR SELF-TAPES:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2017 by 3:00PM EST

Any questions can be sent to notomorrowcasting@gmail.com
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE EMAILING.
You do not need to email for permission to submit!

NO phone calls please

Character Descriptions and Self-Tape Information and Material:

[MARCUS CAVANAUGH] Male, 16-19 years old. The lead lyricist and vocalist for a four-person rock band, Marcus is the son of single mother Linda Cavanaugh, and he makes second-hand clothes look good. A genuinely talented perfectionist who believes in twice as much rehearsal as his bandmates prefer, Marcus works them strenuously when they record a demo at the Metalworks recording studio, and he’s the real reason they get a collective audition for the Metalworks music school. But only is Marcus is tapped to go forward by the head of the school, and bandmate Trevor is in such a foul, bitterly vindictive mood afterwards that he crashes the band’s van, killing Marcus... LEAD
***Talent must a strong singer and must play guitar***

Click here to download self tape material:

[TREVOR] Male, 17-19. The second member of the band, he is the Bass player for the group. A hothead who doesn’t want to have to work hard, Trevor has a resentful streak, and it comes out in full force when (after all their hard work) only Marcus is selected for advancement. Stupidly bitter, Trevor decides to do some dangerous driving on the way home, just to vent his frustrations, and he crashes the van, an accident that leaves Marcus dead...LEAD
***Talent must play base guitar***
***Please note if you have a valid drivers license***

Click here to download self tape material:

[COREY] Female, 16-19 years old. Girl next door vibe. Corey is the Lead guitarist with the band; she is more level-headed than Trevor but not as much of a perfectionist as Marcus. A competent but not outstanding musician, she is delighted along with the others when they are asked to audition for the Metalworks music school -- and is dejected when only Marcus is asked to have a private talk with the head of the school. Fortunately for Corey, she does not ride home in the van, and tries to talk with a grieving Linda...LEAD
***Talent must be able to play the guitar***

Click here to download self tape material:

[LEE] Female, 16-19 years old. Lee is the drummer in the band. A competent but not outstanding musician, she is delighted along with the others when they are asked to audition for the Metalworks music school -- and is dejected when only Marcus is asked to have a private talk with the head of the school...LEAD
***Talent must play the drums***

Click here to download self tape material:

SYNOPSIS:
High school kids Marcus and his band mates (Trevor (bass), Corina (lead guitar) and Lee (drums) have scored big. They won a battle of the bands and got a free recording session at Metalworks, Canada's leading recording studio. Marcus has written a special song "No Tomorrow".

When they record the demo, the studio owner Gil Moore thinks they have real talent and invites them to audition to enroll at the Metalworks Institute, a school for serious musicians. Before the audition, Trevor starts drinking to calm his nerves and gets drunk. After the audition, Metalworks only wants Marcus in the school; they are not impressed with Trevor's behaviour. Trevor overhears them offering Marcus a position at the Institute , and he leaves in anger.

Marcus and the drummer Lee try to console him, and get into the car with him, Trevor lights up a joint, and drives recklessly scaring the other passengers. Ultimately, they crash, killing Marcus & Lee, and injuring Trevor. Marcus' mother Linda is devastated.

A few weeks later, Cory goes to visit Linda to offer condolences and give her an unplugged acoustic mix of Marcus' song. Linda refuses to open the door, but later picks up the USB stick to play the music. The film ends with a montage of Linda in Marcus' room, listening to the poignant song her dead son had written as she sits alone in his room full of his memories.

***In order to be considered you must be a Canadian Citizen and a Toronto Local***

Want to audition?
Please send in a video! All the self-tape information is below.
You do not need permission to submit!
Just click on the audition material below, located under the character description of the role you
want to audition for. Be sure to read instructions carefully!

(If you have an agent, please allow them to submit you)
You do not need permission to submit!

DEADLINE FOR SELF-TAPES:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2017 by 3:00PM EST

Any questions can be sent to notomorrowcasting@gmail.com
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE EMAILING.
You do not need to email for permission to submit!

NO phone calls please