Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 31, 2011.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

A couple's love story is portrayed by 100 actors who compete for the 2 lead roles and the chance to perform the final terrifying scene.

PLEASE NOTE: To show our appreciation to all contributing actors, anyone making a pledge will receive an invite to our initial mass castings. Additionally, all pledges of $10 or more will qualify the backer for a drawing to win an on-camera role in AUDITION that can be used by them or a loved one, competing for one of the two leading roles with 99 other actors. Actors should be 18 to mid-forties and meet shooting schedule requirements. The two drawing winners, one MAN and one WOMAN, will be announced by September 2!  

AUDITION is 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 roles, 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.

ROUND ONE
The first five scenes are covered collectively by all 100 actors (50 couples). Each actor completes one of the five scenes.

ROUND TWO
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.

FINAL ROUND
The next two scenes are completed by the four selected finalists. Each will act with both actors of the opposite sex.

FINAL ACT
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 $20,000 by August 31st 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 $20,000 goal and beyond, each dollar contributed will help solidify support through production, post and distribution.

HOW TO PLEDGEJust click the green “BACK THIS PROJECT” button in the upper right-hand corner. 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, a print and poster set from world famous street artist Mr. Brainwash, 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.


PRESS
indieWIRE's Project of the DayThe NEXT GEN insider
WOR News Talk Radio 710 HD
STICKERS OF NYC


CONTACTS
For more information, contact us here on Kickstarter.
Email info@auditionthefilm.com or casting@auditionthefilm.com 
Like us on Facebook     
Follow us on Twitter @auditionthefilm
www.auditionthefilm.com



Viacom and MTV Networks have no affiliation with AUDITION. 

FAQ

220
Backers
$22,083
pledged of $20,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    18 backers

    All rewards will include a Special Thanks on our Official Website auditionthefilm.com!

  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    This is a stick up! Receive AUDITION Stickers used in our guerilla marketing campaign.

  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    54 backers

    Get on The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)! All rewards for $10 or more will include Special Thanks in the Credits of AUDITION!

  • Pledge $15 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    When opposites attract! Receive a limited edition AUDITION Magnet.

  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    41 backers

    Receive an HD Digital Download of AUDITION upon completion of the film.

  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    11 backers

    Receive a limited edition AUDITION DVD and HD Digital Download.

  • Pledge $60 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    Dress the part! Receive a limited edition AUDITION T-Shirt and HD Digital Download.

  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    Receive an official limited edition print of the AUDITION Movie Poster from artist Michael Boczon and HD Digital Download!

  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    2 backers All gone!

    Receive a professional 90-min Acting or Presentation Consultation with NYC-based Veteran Coach Mary Workman to refine your pitch or polish your game and HD Digital Download!

  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    16 backers

    Get ahead of the pack! An exclusive Reserved Audition for one of the 100 parts in the film with director Matt Herron. Not a guaranteed role.

  • Pledge $125 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    The Original Collector's Set. Limited edition print of the AUDITION Movie Poster, DVD, Magnet, Stickers and HD Digital Download!

  • Pledge $175 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    The Complete Set! Limited edition print of the AUDITION Movie Poster, DVD, Magnet, Stickers, HD Digital Download and T-Shirt!

  • Pledge $200 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    Have Headshots taken in New York City to transform your acting career or spice up your online profile and HD Digital Download!

  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    Pair of Tickets to the first Exclusive Screening in New York City and HD Digital Download!

  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    VIP Package for two to the first Exclusive Screening in New York City. Package includes reserved seating, private reception with the director, introductions to the film's stars, a Featured IMDb Special Thanks in the Credits and all unlimited collectibles!

  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    Street smarts! Receive a signed Mr. Brainwash limited edition “Recovery Plan” print! Also included are four additional Mr. Brainwash posters featuring Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, The Rolling Stones and Charlie Chaplin. Plus a Pair of Exclusive Screening Tickets, a Featured IMDb Special Thanks in the Credits and all other unlimited collectibles!

  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Receive a one-of-a-kind New York cityscape painting from artist Hector Cardenas, whose work will be seen in AUDITION. Receive one 10"x7.75" painting, regularly priced at $750, plus a Pair of Exclusive Screening Tickets, a Featured IMDb Special Thanks in the Credits and HD Digital Download!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $800 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    Brand new Apple 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G White iPad2 with (PRODUCT)RED Cover, plus a Pair of Exclusive Screening Tickets! In addition, receive an IMDb Special Thanks in the Credits and HD Digital Download!

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    You got the part! Receive a guaranteed spot in AUDITION for yourself or a loved one, competing for one of two leading roles on film with 99 other actors. Actor should be over 18 to mid-forties and meet shooting schedule requirements. Receive appropriate Acting Credit in the film plus a Featured IMDb Special Thanks in the Credits and all unlimited collectibles!

  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Co-Producer Credit, Final Shoot/Wrap Party and VIP Exclusive Screening tickets for two, all unlimited collectibles, plus private access behind the scenes.

  • Pledge $5,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Producer Credit, unlimited VIP access to all future AUDITION screenings and events, all unlimited collectibles, plus private access behind the scenes. We’ll even throw in some cigars.

  • Pledge $10,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    The Prestige. Executive Producer Credit, unlimited VIP AUDITION access, all unlimited collectibles!

  • Pledge $10,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Major production value! Our Sponsorship Package––receive Product Placement in AUDITION and your Logo and Company Name listed in the credits, plus we'll use our raw pre-released footage to cut together Commercial Spots for your business!

Funding period

- (33 days)