Title | Heroman: The Tale of an American Hero
Director | Robert Gordon
Producer | Robert Gordon
NYU Affiliation | Undergraduate
Casting call for the following roles in this darkly funny animation project:
- KEITH (Early 20s) - male lead. A meek animator, more concerned with living vicariously through his characters than actually living a life. He’s taken out a loan for a new tablet to animate, and two loan sharks demand they get paid...or else. Keith just wants to do his work in peace. He wants to live in a little sheltered bubble. However, if you push Keith just far enough, he may SNAP.
- O’BRIAN (20s) - male antagonist. An irish gangster that loves to feel powerful at the expense of others. People walk around eggshells around O’Brian. While his greatest strength is intimidation, his weakness is underestimation, which provides his downfall.
- DEAKON (20s) - Supporting role. O’Brian’s ‘number two’ who checks to see where the money is. Deakon too is stifled by O’Brian’s unwavering fist, but at the same time lusts for his approval. He’s younger than O’Brian and looks up to him like a father figure.
An animator is interrupted in the middle of his work by two loan sharks coming into his studio and demanding their money. All of the character performances take place off screen in Keith’s apartment and we see the action from the perspective of Keith’s animation. Please submit recordings by March 19th. Recordings can be on your cell phone, laptop, or any equipment as long as it is audible. Please email for the script or if you have any questions. Thank you! This should be a fun process—open to a lot of improvisation.
Dates of Production | March 25th—March 27th
Contact | firstname.lastname@example.org