Thursday, September 20, 2012

A.D.A.M. AUDITION PROCESS HAS STARTED


September 20,2012


My Message this Week
By Dr. Mel

Dennis Quad out and about.
For the first time in many weeks I finally feel that my life is getting back to somewhat normal.  And, by normal, I mean chaotic, busy, never a dull moment, answering phone calls,  going to my oral surgeon, writing emails, putting together business plans,babysitting two sick grandchildren, grocery shopping and running into Dennis Quad, doing laundry, cleaning house, writing a screenplay, editing my next book, write my blog, go to dinner, take a hot bath, and interviews with the press.  Wow!  And, that was only one day.  So, if you think you are busy try shadowing me for one week.  Then, you'll go back to your life and take a deep breath and will either realize you have too much time on your hands and you need to find something to do, or you will really start praying for me as I don't ever have enough time. 

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not complaining and I wouldn't have it any other way.  My Great-Great-Grandfather, Mr. Hill, who lived to be 104 years-young, told me to always keep moving, stay busy, and take out time to have a whiskey and smoke a cigar.  Well, you won't find me drinking whiskey, but I do love a great red wine.  And, as for smoking a cigar, I'll wait for pink pigs with angel wings to fly over the Super Dome when the Saints win the Super Bowl again this year.  That is exactly the last time I smoked a cigar.  Pigs flew over Miami for the New Orleans win over the Colts.  Remember that game Nawlins?  I do.

And, speaking of football, I had the wonderful honor of being on Brian "The Hammer" Jackson premier radio sports show talking about NFL Football on his show SPORTS ZONE with Hammer & D-Town..  I was made an honorary VIP member of the club and gave my opinion and voted on who I thought would win last weekends pro football games.  There is a contest going on now, to see you does the best this season.  Join in on the fun and drop on into the show on Sunday mornings and talk football.  It is the American thing to do.  If you want to listen to last's weeks Sports Zone, click here.  Also, plan on listening to the show or calling in and speak this Sunday.  I plan on it and will be making my call from the Super Dome.



I also was interviewed again by Candy O'Donnell, this time on a Google Chat, so everyone could see us speak to each other, and on the radio show Conversation Crossroads for part II of the interview on creating reality shows..  Both are available for on demand listening.

Several of the KSK cast members were also on the radio who included Trace Schroeder, Jason Tobias, and Challa Sabree.  And, it was a joy to listen to Cristy Joy. KSK member during her interview.  So, please let me know when any of you are on the air, or television.  I really liked to keep up with all of you,

SPACE SHUTTLE FLY OVER

And now on to the fun stuff.  Yesterday morning I was treated with a thrill as the Space Shuttle flew directly over my house on a fly by.  It was an incredible sound as the jet engines could be heard before they got to my house which rattled my windows.  So, I rack this up to another historic event in my life.  In fact, I have had several historic events to celebrate.  I clearly remember as a kid watching the landing on the moon.  I was peeved.  Why?  The broadcast interrupted the showing of a new episode of The Brady Bunch.  Ouch!  That really dates me.  Then, also as a child, I lived in Dallas, Texas at the time JFK was assassinated.  All of the Dallas schools were out on the parade route on "Field Trips" or stayed home and were with their parents.  Also, the day the space shuttle Challenger, tanks blew, I was at the NASA Michoud facility where they built the tanks.  I was a teacher at the time and I had taken my class to the facility on a field trip.  So, when the shuttle exploded, there was silence.  Also, noteworthy, I was one of the finalist as a teacher to be on board that shuttle.  So, sometimes, not getting something you really want is for the better.  I have also met and been in the same room with four different Presidents of the United States, been stuck in an elevator with Mel Gibson, been in the National Enquirer, and more. 

Also, I would be remiss if I didn't include this shuttle Enterprise FLYOVER for all of us Trekie Fans.



A.D.A.M. ONLINE AUDITIONS HAVE BEGUN

It is another time for pins and needles as actors from across the country are waiting to receive their invitation to submit an online audition for the upcoming film A.D.A.M., produced, written and directed by Dr. Melissa Caudle.  The time-frame to cast ADAM is imperative.  We have to move rapidly because we want to have this film in the "CAN" prior to shooting The Keystroke Killer.  Casting Director and co-producer for the film believes that from the experience from the KSK casting, we will be able to lock it in quickly.  "That is why we are limiting the number of actors who can audition for this film at the onset,"  Curenton says.  "There is no way we have time to review thousands of online auditions in the short time we have,"  Caudle said.  "I feel great that we have at our fingertips the cast we need.  It is a matter of narrowing the filed of actors who match the character descriptions, then have them submit an audition.  That way, only those actors who meet the criteria are auditioning and neither the casting team or the actor is wasting anytime.

By tomorrow night, actors should have their invitations for the auditions.  However to speed up the process and to eliminate any question as to whether or not an actor is invited,  The list of invited actors includes actors from the KSK membership, the ADAM membership, and from the actor binders that On the Lot Productions, maintains in their office.  "Again, our goal is to find the best actor, for the roles,"  Caudle said. 

One other twist has been added to the ADAM casting process.  Both Curenton and Caudle have isolated several talent agencies from Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Atlanta, and New York for them to submit their talent for roles as well.  The talent agencies have been instructed to submit no more than their top five actors for each role.  Caudle says these actors will have to abide by the online audition process too.  There is no escaping that. 

This week, Caudle created a YOUTUBE site dedicated to receive auditions for ADAM.  The site is called A.D.A.M. FILM PROJECT.  Currently, the site has two videos on it.  The first one is the background of the film, and the second is an instruction video on the audition process and how to post a response video; e.g., your audition.  Each video response will have to be approved by either Curenton or Caudle prior to it being seen on the site.  That way, not everyone can post anything they want.  We will not be accepting acting reels, shorts, or videos.  WE WILL ONLY APPROVE AUDITON VIDEOS FROM THE ACTORS WE INVITED TO AUDITION.

For your convenience, I have posted the instruction video here.  As a reminder, remember rule #3 and follow all the directions.  To watch the video, click on the picture or the link below it.




DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR A.D.A.M. AUDITION IS OCTOBER 5, 2012

THE KEYSTROKE KILLER CAST

It has been brought to my attention that I never posted the official cast for The Keystroke Killer in the blog other than the video that announced the cast.  So, I thought I'd take the opportunity to do that in this week's blog.  As my husband says all of the time, people tend to believe what they read.  So, it is with honor that I provide the cast list for The Keystroke Killer.

However, I'd also like to bring to your attention two cast members that hadn't been decided upon at the time that the announcement video was made.  Vito Viscuso has been cast as George Newland and the cameraman has been filled by Onairus Corner.  So please take the time and send them, actually, bombard them, with congratulations.



Vito Viscuso  and Onarirus are official cast members of The Keystroke Killer

Once again, congratulations to this wonderful cast.  The next step is a hold and wait moment.  Why?  No, real planning takes place including re-writes, production design, costumes, and attaching the crew.  So, to keep updated on it, be sure to read the blog every Thursday.

CHARACTER
OFFICIAL CAST
MATTHEW

JASON TOBIAS – OFFICIALLY CAST


JAMES DYLAN TAYLOR
(MATTHEW’S FRIEND SINCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)


TRACE SCHROEDER – OFFICIALLY CAST
BLAZE


JAMIE ALYSON (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

DR. ELIZABETH WRIGHT


TINA RUBIN (NOLA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

ALEX


STEVEN CARL GRIFFIN (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

DR. GARRICK ANGELA


JOHN HENRY RICHARDSON (LACA)

U.S. PRESIDENT


ROBERT FLEET – OFFICIALLY CAST

ASTROLOGER
THIS ROLE HAS BEEN COMBINED WITH THE FORTUNE TELLER IN THE REWRITE


MRS. FRED RAYMOND (MATTHEW’S MOTHER)


CLAIRE MURPHY WARD – OFFICIALLY CAST
MR. FRED RAYMOND (MATTHEW’S FATHER)


JACK CURENTON – OFFICIALLY CAST
CONGRESSMAN TOM THOMPSON

MIKE TUTTLE- OFFICIALLY CAST

JANIS THOMPSON BENNETT



DH LEWIS – OFFICIALLY CAST

PETERSON


SID BURSTON – OFFICIALLY CAST

JENNI


VANESSA ROSS – OFFICIALLY CAST

MAG


BROOKE COLEMAN (NOLA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

BODY GUARD


JEFFREY GRAYS (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

CNC NEWS ANCHOR


GRAHAM CLARKE – OFFICIALLY CAST

NEWS DIRECTOR


PATRICK MCHALE – OFFICIALLY CAST
REBECCA MORRISON

TERA GARNETT – OFFICIALLY CAST
IMA STARR

GINO GALENTO – OFFICIALLY CAST
EURA PHAN

KEVIN AKA AVA ST. CLAIRE (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST
MILO EVANS

CHRIS SWIRLES (LACA)– OFFICIALLY CAST

MEAGAN MONTGOMERY


JUILE WIONS – (LACA) OFFICIALLY CAST

GUNMAN –ISSAC JACKSON

BOBBIE LEE – OFFICIALLY CAST
DANNY GLADSTONE

JOHNNY ROCK – OFFICIALLY CAST

KELLY STRATFORD

KERRY MCCORMICK – OFFICIALLY CAST

FORTUNE TELLER

GYPSY ELISE – OFFICIALLY CAST

GEORGE NEWLAND



VITO VISCUSO (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

MALCOM


ONARIUS (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST
ROBERT MENDOZA


JESUS RUIZ (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST

PROFESSOR FAUST


STEPHEN BEAL – PROFESSOR FAUST
KYLE FLORES

JAMES KARNES (LACA) – OFFICIALLY CAST
DR. FRANK FRANKLIN

TIMOTHY WYANT – OFFICIALLY CAST
STEPHANIE WYNFIELD

MERRY JO CORTADA – OFFICIALLY CAST
NATHAN HAMMER

GARY KAUFFMAN – OFFICIALLY CAST
JONATHAN SNEAD

BILL ENSLEY – OFFICIALL CAST
TELE “MATTHEW’S DOG”

TELEPATHIC SCHROEDER - OFFICIALLY CAST
RICHARD WILL
(HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALIST)

WILL RITCHIE – OFFICIALLY CAST
ROBBY ZIEGAR

JEFFREY JORDAN – OFFICIALLY CAST
JONES

LEAH STOLZ – OFFICIALLY CAST
JUDAS


CHALLA SABREE – OFFICIALLY CAST
LANDLORD

BILLY MAYO – OFFICIALLY CAST
HOMELESS FIRST GLOBAL WAR VETERAN HERO

NICK BLADY – OFFICIALLY CAST
GLOBAL WAR  SUICIDE MANIAC

JERRY LOPEZ JR. – OFFICIALLY CAST
LORENZO

KENNEDY MORONTA – OFFICIALLY CAST
MARGE GREENBERG

SABRITA GORDON – OFFICIALLY CAST
BELLY DANCER

NATHALIE TEDRICK – OFFICIALLY CAST
WAITRESS

ALICE BOWDEN – OFFICIALLY CAST



Lil Wayne's Crib
If you ever wanted to live like a Rapper here is your chance.  The home, which belongs to Lil Wayne is for sale.  Better yet, you would be my neighbor if you bought this home.  It's a bargain listed at 1.7 million.
Crib details: Weezy, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., splits his time between Miami and his native New Orleans, where the rapper landed in the headlines earlier this year when he was cited for high grass at his Kenner, La., home.


That home features amenities worthy of any celebrity. LilWayne's mansion has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and spans more than 10,000 square feet, boasting high-end finishes such as stainless steel, granite and marble. The back of the home features a wall of glass overlooking Lake Pontchartrain.  So come on down KSK Los Angeles.  


A BLAST FROM THE PAST

After Hurricane Katrina wiped out the 9th Ward, Brad Pitt came to the rescue with his Pink House  project.  I had the opportunity to be part of the documentary film crew.

A very happy day for my oldest daughter Erin as she danced "Greek" with her new Father-in-law.

Tina Rubin and Dr. Mel Caudle at the after the audition call backs in New Orleans.
Robby Cook Stroud with Willie Nelson



2 comments:

  1. Happy to be reading it again. And once again congratulations to all of you. Love you do much :)

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    1. Once again evil auto-correct that said so much in case you were wondering.

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