Baz Luhrmann is holding a global casting call to fill major roles in his upcoming Netflix musical drama “The Get Down,” which will unfold over 13 episodes (each an hour long), tracking the history of hip-hop, and other innovative forms of music and art of the period.
Here’s a description: “Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, ‘The Get Down’ is a mythic saga of how New York, at the brink of bankruptcy, gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world…forever.”
Luhrmann will direct the first 2 episodes as well as the season finale, and will serve as executive producer of what reads like a sprawling epic, with what will likely be an ensemble cast of characters.
Details on the casting call follow below:
– FEMALES, 18-21 YEARS OLD, AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR HISPANIC/LATINO
- 1. Introduce yourself – your name & where you are from
- 2. Tell a story about yourself
- 3. Perform a song, rap, or poem of your choice
- 4. Perform a short dance (any style)
You are asked to submit your audition videos online by March 10, 2015, so you’ve got about 2 weeks! To submit your entry, and for all official audition rules, go here: http://www.thegetdowncasting.com/.
Video announcing casting call below: