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All of us here at IPM would like to wish a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our close compadre Harvey Ascott on his career defining Academy Award nomination for his gripping short film Shok directed by Jamie Donoughue.
Producer Harvey and IPM have a long history of collaboration, from Music Videos, Shorts, a Feature Film, to working directly with us at our Acting Academy. Harvey has achieved what all filmmakers dream of, the coveted prize that is often the definition of success in this arduous industry.
Shok is the story of two boys who’s friendship is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war. The first Albanian/Kosovan film to ever be nominated for an Oscar, Harvey has made history, not only for himself but for an entire nation and that is something to be proud of.
I cannot reiterate enough how proud we are of Harvey, so here’s to Harvey Ascott and our continued collaborations as well as his continued success.
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North are starting their casting process for their new ‘Into The Woods’ and YOU could be in with a chance!
Director James Brining is looking to cast 24 children from around Leeds aged 7-11yrs. The only requirement is they must be under 5 feet in height!
This is a great opportunity open to all children in Leeds, regardless of backgrounds! They are looking to cast some great ‘real’ little artistes for this.
This also builds up experience for children who are interested in the industry and would like to begin developing their acting CV.
Children will experience the full casting process, and if successful - reach the technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal.
Which also gives children the chance to interact with other likeminded young artistes in a fun & creative environment!
The audition will be a fun workshop process lasting 75 minutes & ALL children are encouraged to apply.
(For further information, see below link!)
Stephen Sondheim’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ is going to be showcased at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, from the 2nd-25th of June.
No acting experience is needed and you can apply without a background in singing or dance performance!
The auditions will be taking place on the 28th of February at the West Yorkshire Playhouse;
All candidates are required to do, is complete an audition form with a recent clear photo attached - & email with the subject 'INTO THE WOODS' :
The deadline is 12pm on Thursday 25th February.
Link to site: https://www.wyp.org.uk/latest_news/childrens-casting-call-notice-for-into-the-woods-young-company/
Are you interested in working on a Yorkshire based Short Film, filming on the 15th to the 17th of March?
We are searching for:
Steve - Late 30’s - 50’s A New Age Hippy whose practice of positivity, meditation, and zen is threatened by an unknown dark energy and mice in his walls. Skinny – Any Ethnicity
April - Twenties Health conscious, Energetic, and Spacey. She serves as Steve’s spiritual mentor. Fit - Any Ethnicity
Mary - Late 30’s - 50’s Steve’s land lady. Intimidating and high class. She will stop at nothing to get rid of the mice on property, but she may have a more sinister agenda. Any Ethnicity
Mr. Weathers - Late 30’s - 50’s The exterminator hired by Mary to eliminate the pest. However, his true intentions are shrouded in mystery. Strong Features - Any Ethnicity
This casting call has now CLOSED -
Thank you for your applications, due to the high volume of applicants we cannot respond to those unsuccessful, thank you for your time.
An exciting new Channel 4 feature film is beginning it’s casting process and producers are looking for two teenage girls to play leading roles.
Des Hamilton an amazing Casting Director, who is infamously known for his ‘street casting’ style is auditioning young hopefuls, instead of established actors, in Middle Street, Croydon Town Centre on February 21st from 11am to 5pm, he is looking for raw and unknown talent to fill these well paid roles. Actresses don’t need any previous acting experience to be able to audition. Candidates aged 16-18 must have completed their GCSE’s in order to audition for this role, both black and white females are eligible to audition.
Des has previously used this auditioning method on successful shows such as ‘This is England’ and Channel 4 series ‘Top Boy’ which both are very gritty British dramas with urban feel.
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