CALL FOR CAST, COLLABORATORS, CREW

CALL FOR CHORUS, CAST AND COLLABORATORS

 

I am an artist and recipient of this years final Stephen Cripps Studio Award in Acme Studios at High House Production Park, Purfleet

 

I am working on an audio-visual symphony of the wild, industrial landscape surrounding Purfleet. The work is made in direct collaboration with the area’s sounds and visions, its materials and the people living here. It is Inspired by Wagner’s operatic Ring Cycle as absurdist visions (of Thames maidens, Valkyries with shopping trolleys alight..) erupt in the landscape.  On the site of the Royal Opera House workshops in Thurrock, backstage becomes performance as people play, sing and watch a vision of this landscape of logistics, waste and regeneration. In front of a silent film a landscape of objects and materials are installed as both set and sound stage to create the live soundtrack of a moving picture of place.

 

I hope some of you might be interested in a range of ways of getting involved. Contact me on hilaryspowell@gmail.com or 07939559309 if you are. Look forward to hearing from you.

 

More info on the project at www.ringcycle.site

More info on the artist at www.hilarypowell.com

 Previous film projects have been collected by the BFI, commissioned by C4, had 4star reviews in Empire, Times, Irish Times and screened at multiple festivals and PictureHouse cinemas. www.optimisticproductions.co.uk

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CHORUS

 

Will you sing the landscape, become the wind and water, become a real chorus of birds? (with a chance to learn the Vogel Pfeiferl /Bird Imitation whistle) . For further reference take a look Honda Civic advert Choir where sounds of the car in the landscape is made by the collective human voice. 

 

This would be on a voluntary basis and involve rehearsals and a recording session in studio 005 at High House Production Park in June/July 2017 with a launch performance on July 14th. Travel expenses paid. Refreshments provided plus a copy of the film/s and digital copies of photographs taken.

 

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CASTING

All cast will be paid £7.50 per hour for the hours on set, local travel expenses, given food and drink, get a copy of the film and digital copies of any photos and invites to screenings.  Filming now -  March/April. Get in touch with an image, part you are interested in, contact details and availability details

 

THAMES MAIDENS

3 women (Thames maidens) .

Duration: up to 2 hours. outside.

THE WANDERER

1 man . Older, disheveled or potential to be. Ideally bearded, longhaired.

Duration: 6 hours

Day 23rd March.

Location: Multiple outdoor locations in Purfleet area.

 

URDA/EARTH GODDESS

1 woman. Older.  Ideally able to knit.  

Duration: 4 hours

Location: marsh and riverside location. 

Day TBC March.

 

THE THREE NORNS OR FATES

3 women. Older. Ideally able to knit.

Duration: 4 hours

Location: outdoor marsh and riverside locations.

Day TBC March.

 

WILD THINGS

10-15 children (6-10) to run on marshes. 

Duration: 3 hours

Location: outdoor shoot marsh and riverside location.

Day TBC March.

 

THE EXILED

10-15 men and women of all age and race to wear disheveled business suits

Duration: 3 hours. Evening.

Location: Outdoor riverside shoot.

Day TBC March.

 

THE VALKYRIES

6 women of all ages in scene with shopping trolleys.

Duration: 3 hours.

Location: HHPP

Evening TBC March.

 

BIRD WATCHERS

10  birdwatchers – ideally actual birdwatchers with own equipment and long lens.

Duration: 2 hours.

Location: Aveley marshes.

Day TBC March.

 

METAL DETECTORISTS

10 metal detectorists – ideally actual metal detectorists with own equipment.

Duration: 2 hours.

Location: Outdoor riverside.

Day TBC March.

 

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SOUND TEAM(The Boom and Bust Sinfonia)

Looking for a committed team of 3-4 people to ‘play’ the collection of materials I am collecting on a performed foley sound stage. Musical background is not necessary but a musicality and an interest in sound and film and performance would be good. This would involve coming to studio 005 High House Production Park for an introductory session in May, rehearsing on own and with a chorus of voices in June ready for performance in July (July 14th).

This is a very low budget production and we can offer £150 total for each sound team member + local travel expenses + provide refreshments + a copy of the film and any digital photographs.

 

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SFX TEAM (The Acts of God Committee)

 

Looking for a committed team of 2-3 people to work on the special effects of this project. This would involve working closely with the sound team above to work to picture to create relevant special effects operatingsmoke machines, lighting, sprinkler systems and possible basic pyrotechnics. People with experience in SFX would be fantastic. This would involve coming to studio 005 High House Production Park for an introductory session in May, rehearsing on own and with a chorus of voices in June ready for performance in July (July 14th).

 

This is a very low budget production and we can offer £150 total for each SFX team member + travel expenses + provide refreshments + a copy of the film and any digital photographs.

 

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CREW

We are also looking for additional crew for the film shoots and studio sessions. All paid at same rate of £7.50 per hour with schedule TBC:

Runner / Production assistant for all shoots and studio sessions.

Additional camera to accompany us on all shoots working on the making of documentary.

Sound recordist for one rehearsal/sound recording studio session.