About this project
PLEASE NOTE: Although our primary campaign has ended successfully, we are still raising funds and offering guaranteed roles, merchandise, credits, and other opportunities through this Kickstarter page.
AUDITIONis a feature film that follows a New York City couple through a short-lived romance that suddenly turns into a dating nightmare. The couple is portrayed by one hundred actors who audition for the two roles and the chance to become the film’s stars.
AUDITION is a narrative film and reality acting competition combined. Each actor plays one of its two characters, MAN or WOMAN, in a raw and realistic fashion. Over the course of the script, all but two actors are gradually eliminated based on their performances. These two actors are awarded the “lead roles,” and only they will complete the final, terrifying scene. In the final edit, each scene is finalized as a combination of multiple actors’ performances, with the location, sound design and story remaining consistent. Documentary moments from behind-the-scenes footage are edited within the narrative and account for approximately one third of the film. In the end, the characters’ search for love parallels the actors’ struggle for success.
The script is shot chronologically over the course of one week in a large loft divided into two separate areas: the Set and the Waiting Area. The Set, designed as “Man’s Loft Apartment,” serves as the center of the film’s story and main stage for film production. In the Waiting Area, the actors interact with each other before and after their on-screen performances.
Prior to shooting, the actors spend time rehearsing the script with their initial partner. The actors are judged as individuals; therefore the couples change as the film progresses. The actors cast are a diverse group of talented, emerging actors, ranging in age from approximately 18 to 39.
There are three competitive rounds to AUDITION.
The first five scenes are covered collectively by all 100 actors (50 couples). Each actor completes one of the five scenes.
The next three scenes are covered by the 10 actors (5 new couples) chosen to continue in the film. Each actor completes all three scenes.
The next two scenes are completed by the four selected finalists. Each will act with both actors of the opposite sex.
The final scene of the film is performed by the two actors awarded the lead roles.
AUDITION will be entirely shot and edited in New York City.
ABOUT KICKSTARTERKickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. Powered by a unique all-or-nothing approach, projects must be fully funded or no money changes hands. In other words, if we don’t raise our goal of $1,000 by December 29th at 11pm, we'll receive nothing and you will not be charged. However, once we have reached our goal, Amazon will collect your pledges and we will send those awesome rewards to you!
YOUR DONATION100% of the Kickstarter net contributions will be put towards the pre-production and production of AUDITION. Location, crew, cast and equipment are just some of the many costs that will be incurred by this challenging undertaking.
CAN WE EXCEED OUR GOALYes! Every penny you donate will help us move closer and closer to making AUDITION a reality. From our original goal and beyond, each dollar contributed will help solidify support through production, post and distribution.
HOW TO PLEDGEClick "BACK THIS PROJECT" and you will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish this process for your pledge to be recorded.
REWARDSOur rewards include everything from DVDs and movie posters, to limited-edition artwork, to actual roles in the film, and so much more.
Ten lucky people will have the opportunity for themselves or a loved one to grace the silver screen as 1 of the 100 actors vying for the lead role in the film. No audition required, but actor must be 18-39 years of age and meet shooting schedule requirements.
We’re also offering some incredible and limited edition artwork, including the official Audition movie poster from artist Michael Boczon and cityscapes from New York City artist Hector Cardenas.
Plus all rewards will include a Special Thanks on our official website auditionthefilm.com! It doesn’t stop there. Check out the Rewards in the column to the right to see what other exclusive offerings are available.
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