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Gothic Horror-Action Webseries - Supernatural Carnival - Bristol

Gothic Horror-Action Webseries - Supernatural Carnival - Bristol

Bristol, UK

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  • Located in Bristol, UK
  • Joined November, 2010
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Over eight parts, Gabriel Cushing (David Curtis) and his assistant Melanie (Sam Herbert) work to uncover the dark intentions of a cursed carnival troupe who prey on the souls of the living. Several unexplained disappearances draw them into an investigation, and as they delve deeper they reveal the carnival’s disturbing past and frightening portents of its future. Their every step hounded by demonic clowns, terrifying beasts, freakish living dolls and other twisted creatures, they must hurry to unlock the secret to stopping the troupe forever.

Following on from the web series’ Gabriel Cushing vs the Zombie Vampires (October 2012) and Gabriel Cushing: Strange Encounters (Autumn 2013), Carnival of Sorrows will be the third web series from producers The Great Escape. With a bigger cast, bigger budget and more ambitious story than ever before, this series will take the demon hunting duo of Gabriel and Melanie to new heights.

The project is currently featured on crowd funding service Kickstarter, where fans can get involved with the production of the series. The Kickstarter closes on 10th June. There is additional private funding for the project.

Prepping for shooting spanning across late July and August 2013, The Great Escape Productions presents an exciting, professional and spectacular short new horror web series influenced by classic Hammer Studios horror films and modern escapist fantasy/horror shows such as Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural.

Filming is in and around the South West, we are looking for actors and actresses to take on both key and supporting roles for this series, both living, dead and demonic. You should be prepared to be splashed with fake blood, potentially wear latex and effects make-up, work with special FX people and get physical with supernatural forces from beyond the mortal coil!

Individual Character breakdowns have been included. These are non-paid acting roles, with potential for some travel expenses.

If you are interested please apply now, telling us which character you are potentially interested in, with your experience and photo. We will then go through the applicants and get back in touch with you, with further details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Jenny Marwick

Female, teenager, a science-fiction and fantasy nerd. Smart and outwardly brave, Jenny’s confidence has been severely shaken by a recent personal loss. Her increasing isolation and fears for the future have made her a target for the Carnival of Sorrows and our heroes hope she may be the key to stopping their Machiavellian schemes.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Mr Marwick

Male, 40s, the father of Jenny. After suffering a recent loss, he is despondent and uncertain how to talk to his daughter. What goes unsaid between them speaks volumes, and he is her one weakness that the Carnival can exploit.

Male, aged 35 to 50

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Joseph Wiltshire - The Professor

Male, late 30s to early 50s, Ringmaster and leader of the Carnival of Sorrows. Grotesque and exaggerated, a showman and a fool. But underneath lies a cold cunning, a twisted genius who made the pact to give the carnival their supernatural powers and eternal life.

Male, aged 35 to 60

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

The Beastman

Male, late-20s to late-30s, a violent animal in human form. Part strong man, part lion tamer and lion, all wrapped up in one rage filled package. Huge muscles, covered in scars and dirt. He wears animal skins and his face is a twisted animal form. He stalks and attacks the Carnivals prey, a violent aggressor. Please Note: This part involves heavy use of special effects and make-up.

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

The Man of Many Faces

Male/Female, uncertain age, an acrobat and performer in the carnival. His face is always covered by an assortment of masks that reflect his moods – joy, anger, rage, sadness and terror. He is very versatile, very flexible and works as a hands on member of the carnival, grabbing, holding and ensnaring victims, but never uttering a word. Circus skills, and/or flexibility would be a preference.

Anyone, aged 18 to 40

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

The Painted Lady

Female, 20s. The Painted Lady earns her name from her head-to-toe painted designs of horrific imagery and fantastic colours. She is the guardian of the Carnival's collection of souls. A sinister force feared by the Carnival’s victims, she runs in and out of the darkness of the carnival realm grabbing any soul that dares to challenge them. Please Note: Potential nudity and full body painting are required for this role.

Female, aged 19 to 32

  • Height: Any - 165 cm / 5ft 5in
  • Weight: Any - 68 kg / 149 lbs

Nudity may be required

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

The Somnambulist

Female, unclear age, the fortune teller of the Carnival of Sorrows. She never moves, sleeping in an upright casket, her complexion as pale as snow. She only awakens to tell the future, articulating the horrific fates of the carnival victims. Strong, creepy vocal acting a requirement!

Female, aged 25 and over

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

The Porcelain Lady

Female, unknown age, a living Victorian Doll. Once a seamstress and performer in the carnival, now she is literally as she appears – a woman made entirely of porcelain. Her movements are jerky, slow and yet with power and threat. She induces fear and intimidates the intended victims of the Carnival.

Female, aged 18 to 50

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Dr Albert Parker

Male, late 40s, old acquaintance of Gabriel. An academic studying folklore, he investigates the legend of the Carnival of Sorrows only to become one of their victims. However, he risks his very soul to reach out and communicate with Gabriel, offering clues as to how the carnival may be stopped.

Male, aged 40 to 55

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Allison Davies

Female, mid-20s, An assistant to Dr Parker, she is with him the night the Carnival come to claim him. She is initially concerned about how much time he is putting into his work.

Female, aged 18 to 30

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Liana King

Female, teenager, classmate of Jenny. Liana is not deliberately unkind to jenny, but they come from very different worlds. She is quite dismissive of Jenny's personal issues, and her compliments tend to be very back-handed.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Beth Kingdom-James

Female, teenager, classmate of Jenny. Beth is an old friend of Jenny. They have drifted apart in their teenage years, but Beth still cares for old friend. However, her concern puts her in the sights of the Carnival of Sorrows.

Female, aged 18 to 25

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Nurse

Female, the nurse at Jenny's college. The nurse looks after Jenny after she passes out in Gym. She's caring but also concerned by Jenny's behaviour of late.

Female, aged 30 to 55

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Cat Lady

Female, late-40s, the Cat lady is encountered by the heroes whilst she is putting posters up for her missing cat. Her pets are her only true friends and her devastating at the loss of her favourite, Vincent Chandler, is genuine. It is this sorrow that attracts the Carnival to her. Please note: This role involves the use of prosthetic effects.

Female, aged 40 to 60

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Barbara Hill-Russell

Female, 60s, the local librarian. Barbara has been working in the town library for years and she knows all its rich history. The story of the carnival is part of her own family history and she is vital in helping our heroes uncover the truth. Please note: must have good vocal, storytelling skills.

Female, aged 55 and over

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Natalie Harper

Female, teenager, victim of the Carnival. A depressed and bullied teenager, whose own fears and pain are turned against her by the Carnival. They come to her at her weakest and exploit her emotional pain in order to try and claim her soul. Please note: will involve some prosthetic effects and partial undress although no full nudity.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Antique Store Owner

Owner of an antique store that holds a clue to the history of the Carnival of Sorrows. The look suspicious, and often crane their neck over the shelves to see what people might be up to in their store.

Anyone, aged 40 to 60

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Hitch-Hiker

Male, 20s-30s, a hitch-hiker walking the country lanes outside town. Not used to the kindness of others, he's delighted when he's picked up. However, this does not last long. Please note: Some prosthetic effects involved.

Male, aged 20 to 40

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

Driver

Male, 20s-30s, a driver who stops to pick up the hitch-hiker. Kind, good natured and always out to help someone in need. However, this time he gets more than he bargained for.

Male, aged 20 to 40

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

The Carnival

Various genders, ages and looks, there are many smaller roles for both ghostly visitations of the Carnival and its Victims. Bloody effects and gory make-up are very likely for these roles.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 30 June 2013.

About the advertiser
  • Located in Bristol, UK
  • Joined November, 2010
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Previous audition:
The London & Porto Underground Film Festivals - UK

Next audition:
Schauspieler (m + w) und Komparse (m) im Raum Berlin gesucht

Listing created: 3 June 2013
Applications closed: 30 June 2013
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