Locals Sought for Roles in Movie Being Filmed in Hudson Valley
A feature film starring Andie MacDowell and Chris O'Dowd is looking for non-actors in our area. Tryouts are being held in Kingston this week.
The casting company stresses that non-actors are actually preferred for several of the characters.
The film, titled "Love After Love" is described as a family drama. The movie is being directed by Russ Harbaugh. MacDowell, who starred in "Groundhog Day," "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Sex, Lies and Videotape" will be the female lead. Her leading man, Chris O'Dowd most recently appeared in "Bridesmaids," "This is 40" and the under-appreciated HBO comedy "Family Tree."
According to a posting by Breakthrough Casting, the film is described as
A glimpse into one family’s romantic, boisterous, messy, treacherous life, Love After Love catalogues the reunions and departures of a mother and her two grown sons over the course of several years. In the tradition of Woody Allen and John Cassavetes, Love After Love takes an unblinking look at a family navigating their way forward in the shadow of a shared tragedy.
Locals with no acting experience are encouraged to come to open auditions this Wednesday and Thursday at the Kingston Opera House Office Building on Fair Street. Director Russ Harbaugh is seeking local people of all ages. This includes older people in their seventies and eighties. Roles available include speaking and non speaking parts. The casting company stresses that non-actors are actually preferred for several of the characters. If you have an interesting face and personality and can be authentic to the characters in the film you are exactly what they are looking for.
This will not be a prepared audition. Hopefuls just simply need to visit the casting website to familiarize themselves with the characters in the film and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Love After Love." In the email, supply your name and which role you see yourself as along with which day you are available to come in (either November 4 or 5 between 10am and 7pm). You'll be invited to talk with producers for five minutes so they can see your personality and find out if you match what they're looking for.
It sounds almost too good to be true. Will you be auditioning for a role in "Love After Love?" We want to hear about your experience trying out. And please remember where you heard about the audition when you become famous.