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Book of Mormon Visual Library - Season 5

BOOK OF MORMON VISUAL LIBRARY SEASON V 

Background casting is closed for the rest of 2022. If you would like to apply as background for our Spring 2023 production, please feel free to complete the online form. (No audition is necessary for background roles. But we would love to receive your introduction video!)

The last segment of Season 5 will film early next Spring (2023). The location for these stories has yet to be determined. We are NOW CASTING principal roles for this Spring Unit.

AUDITION DEADLINE: Monday, September 26, 2022

PRODUCTION: Book of Mormon Visual Library Video Series
COMPANY: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION VENUES: Digital & Print Distribution
EMAIL: BMVLcasting@ChurchofJesusChrist.org
 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Applicants must be active, temple-worthy members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

COMPENSATION: Paid. Rates are commensurate with standard union scale and are negotiable.

PRINCIPAL ROLES may apply from any location in the world. 

DATES and LOCATIONS: Dates and locations are always subject to change.

Collage

To begin, we will cast four variations of Mormon spanning his life:

  • Mormon as a child, age 10
  • Mormon as a youth, aged 15-16
  • Mormon as a young adult, mid-20’s
  • Mormon, aging from 50’s upward through 70’s

The two adult roles for “Mormon” are complex and require the highest degree of acting ability. These are truly principal roles. The two younger roles for “Mormon” are considered supporting roles.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Ammaron describes Mormon as, “a sober child, and… quick to observe.”
  • At the tender age of 15, Mormon wrote that he was, “visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.”
  • Also at 15, Mormon was appointed to be the leader of all the Nephite armies!
  • Mormon was “large in stature;” a leader among men. We seek a man of character and charisma: Someone to whom people would look for leadership.
  • He was battle-hardened, muscular, and physically well-built. Adult applicants should be at least 6 feet tall and, if cast, willing to commit to a personalized fitness program for the next 6 months.
  • We will accept applicants of any ethnicity. A swarthy cast to their complexion is helpful.
  • Mormon’s writings depict a man of deep faith, commitment, and profound feeling. He was a prophet and a disciple of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
  • Applicants must be active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a current temple recommend.

We will also begin casting for Mormon's Wife, ages 20's and 50's. For these auditions, we will use the same sides as those for the adult Mormon. She is portrayed in the script as a woman of great wisdom and compassion. 

SIDES

The SIDES for Adult Mormon (ages mid-20's, and 50's - 70's) and Mormon's Wife (ages mid-20's and mid-50's) can be accessed through this link. There are two sides. Please prepare and perform BOTH, uploaded as two separate video links (Audition #1 and #2).

The SIDE for Young Mormon (ages 10 - 17) can be accessed through this link. 

TO APPLY

STEP ONE:  CURRENT PHOTOS

Please take 4 still photos. A current digital snapshot is preferred, taken in natural diffused daylight through a window, on a cloudy day, or in the shade. 

  1. Headshot: from the chest upward. Looking at camera. 
  2. Profile: from the chest upward. Facing directly to one side.
  3. Full body, standing, facing camera. Wear comfortable clothing that fairly depicts your natural shape. Please include your feet. 
  4. Full body, profile.

Photos must be well lit, without obstructing accessories like masks, sunglasses, or hats.

STEP 2: RECORD YOUR AUDITION

If you would be willing to include an introduction, please do! This step is OPTIONAL, but very helpful to us as we place people in roles.

(1) Introduce yourself; (2) In less than 30 seconds, tell us why you would like to participate in this Book of Mormon series; (3) Upload to a video sharing site and enter the URL in your application form.

RECORD YOUR AUDITION

  1. This may be recorded on a smart phone or similar device. We recommend attaching it to a solid surface or tripod.
  2. Make sure you have good lighting on your face. (Natural diffused daylight through a window or in the shade is usually best.)
  3. Wardrobe: comfortable, casual, stick with earth-tones (browns, blues, greens, black or white)
  4. Record your performance close enough to see your face clearly (from about your chest, upward).
  5. Face the camera. Keep your "audience" or scene partner behind and close to camera. 
  6. Begin by introducing yourself. State your full name, age, and city where you live.
  7. Perform your side.
  8. Check the sound. Make sure it is clear enough to hear without having to turn up the speakers to maximum volume.
  9. Please submit one take only of each side.
  10. Upload your video to an online site like YouTube or Vimeo and copy the "share" link.
  11. You will be able to add the link to your online application form.

IMPORTANT: Set the privacy settings to "Unlisted" (NOT “Private”) so we will be able to view it without a password. Only those with the URL address will be able to access your video.

STEP 3: COMPLETE the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Please visit https://airtable.com/shriv9LW3yTwhTzup and complete the form.

You will be able to upload your photos and video URL address in the form. DO NOT CLICK the "APPLY" BUTTON below! It doesn't work for this project. Please visit this website to apply.

Please submit your application IMMEDIATELY (or as soon as possible) so we can keep you apprised of updates. 

AUDITION DEADLINE: Monday, September 26, 2022

We would appreciate it if you could please forward this information to anyone whom you believe fits the criteria and may be interested! We have many roles to fill and we need your help!

Thank you! We look forward to reviewing your application!

 

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