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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: 100 Actors "Audition" for the Perfect Role

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 21, 2011 at 1:37AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: 100 Actors "Audition" for the Perfect Role
Art from Matt Herron's "Audition." [Image courtesy of filmmaker]

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


"Audition"

Tweetable Logline:

A couple's love story is acted by 100 actors who compete for the 2 roles & the chance to become AUDITION's leads. http://tiny.ly/lbKl

Elevator Pitch:

"Audition" follows a New York City couple through a short-lived romance that suddenly turns into a dating nightmare. The couple is portrayed by 100 actors who audition for the two roles and the chance to become the film’s leads. Only these two actors will complete the final, terrifying scene. 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 make up one third of the film and are edited within the narrative to create interesting contrasts, comparisons, and New York City moments.

Production Team:

Director/Writer/Producer: Matt Herron
Executive Producer: Todd Leong
Producer: Jared J. Smith
Director of Photography: Christopher Ernst

About the Production:

"'Audition' was motivated by a love of filmmaking coupled with a broken heart and being thrown back into the dating scene, a scene in which a parade of dates followed, dates that all seemed identical. I knew exactly what women were going to say to me next—same words, different people. After one of these dates, I met a friend who had just come back from an audition. She told me about the competitive aspects and strange relationships between everyone. It hit me at that moment—actors and singles constantly face harsh rejection, yet are willing to get up and try again." -- Matt Herron

Current Status:

Pre-production.

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Website
Kickstarter Page

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