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Great Mountain LLC is casting multiple NON-UNION adult roles for a portion of their feature, “Lost On a Mountain in Maine”, a film based on the true story and beloved book about 12-year-old Donn Fendler’s 1939 ordeal lost atop Maine’s highest peak, where he survived for 9 days and covered over 80 miles before his eventual rescue. Following up on their film "Finding Donn Fendler", a documentary about obtaining the rights to Donn's story, and supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign, the filmmakers at Great Mountain LLC plan to film this section of the full feature to gain more interest in the project and secure financial commitments from investors.
The four principal roles below will be compensated $100/day plus travel, meals, credit and copy. Most roles will work 1-3 days between 7/9 and 7/14 in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
Waterville, ME (Open Call):
11 Water St.
Boston, MA (By Appt.):
Also accepting auditions by video, though in person is preferred.
To book an audition slot, respond to LOAMIM.email@example.com indicating your availability. Please include your headshot and résumé in electronic form in your email as well as any links to your work you would like us to consider. Exact location and sides will be provided when we confirm your audition time.
Roles (See Website/Facebook for full breakdowns):
In keeping with the stock footage, we need folks of somewhat similar appearance to the original people. All roles are CAUCASIAN, and Donald and Ruth are of slender to medium build.
DONALD FENDLER, 35-45, Donn’s father.
RUTH FENDLER, 30-40, Donn’s mother.
JACK, 35-60, Maine State Forest Ranger.*
SERGEANT FRANK, 35-60, Maine State Police Sergeant.*
*Maine accent preferred, but not necessary.
ADDITIONAL UNPAID ROLES & EXTRAS:
Anyone interested in background roles or the non-speaking roles listed below should also submit a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate BACKGROUND or one of the named roles in your email's subject line. With Donn's story being such an important part of Maine culture, we're especially interested in having enthusiastic Mainers fill out our cast.
-NANCY (9) - Donn’s Sister
-RYAN (12) - Donn’s Brother
-TOMMY (11) - Donn’s Brother
-HENRY (17) - Part of Donn’s hiking party