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Actors Wanted for Self-Tape Roles in Sherlock Holmes Web Series

Actors Wanted for Self-Tape Roles in Sherlock Holmes Web Series

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No Place Like Holmes (NPLH) is a cult web drama comedy show that is based upon Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. It has been running since 2010, and is recognized as the first ever, and longest running, web incarnation of the character.

It follows the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson transported , by means of a demonic ritual, from 1895 to the 2010 (onwards). There they face a continuous struggle to keep their past a secret, unravel puzzling mysteries, and all the while trying to come to terms with the peculiarities of modern day life.

The website also produces other media content relating to the literary works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This includes essays, web series, documentaries, and short films. This is a very popular website for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and sees several thousand visitors on a daily basis. So, potential exposure is good.

I have identified a unique role to enhance one scene in the next upcoming episode (Series 8, Ep 2) which is suitable for actors with the means and know how to self shoot. This would need to be done on a video camera with a tripod to ensure the footage is stable enough for use.

I am ideally looking for those who live in, or have access to, flat/apartment complexes, as this is where the majority of the episode takes place in. If you have an environment that you think is suitable enough to mimic such a place, such as a tight shot near a front door, then this can potentially work too.

The clips recorded will be a relative easy set up, and mostly involve picking up and sifting through post left outside your home, before returning inside again.

Full instructions will be given to those shortlisted.

Each clip need not be more than 20 seconds.

You will receive an IMDb credit, your site of choice will be promoted on both the NPLH website and Youtube video, and you will be permitted to use the footage elsewhere should you wish. Also, bear in mind that the website has great outreach, so this is something that many people could see you in. I, of course, will give you a very glowing recommendation too.

This is not a commercial production.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Remote Recording. Actors require a camera and tripod and suitable location for the scene.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - IMDb credit, footage use, promotion of personal websites on social media.

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

Huge thanks to everyone who has submitted for this and sent in their clips. There is a lot to go through and test with the footage, so please bear with me. You will hear back on the outcome of this soon though.

Edited 17 August 2020

Apartment Block Resident

Looking for 2-3 actors to play Apartment Residents. Picking up mail outside their front door, sorting through, before returning inside again.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 27 August 2020.

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Listing created: 27 July 2020
Applications closed: 27 August 2020
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