Character List

Please review the Character List below and download the Sides for each character you want to audition for. Spend some time practicing each side with a partner. You can check out this website for some great audition tips and 10 things directors want you to know.

When you are ready, record your Video Audition following these Steps:
Remember, Videos are due by May 28th, 2014

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1. Position the camera to get a front facing medium shot of you (from the top of your head to just below your chest).

2. At the start of your video state your full name, age, height and what character you are auditioning for.

3. Read through the sides on camera doing your best job to portray the character while having someone else read the lines opposite yours off screen (how well your off screen partner reads will not affect you)

4. Submit a separate video for each character you want to audition for.

5. Videos MUST be shorter than 3min unless there are multiple scenes

7. Say the scene number before each scene

6. videos MUST be uploaded to YouTube and titled as follows: “Film in a Year Audition 2014 – CHARACTER – YOUR FULL NAME”

7. Click the “Submit My Video Audition” button to submit your video audition to www.filminayear.com/submit

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* To Read More about each character and Download the Sides, click on the name of the Character, that will open the Toggle.  Right click the Sides link at the bottom of the Character Description and click “save as”

Main Characters

[learn_more caption=”Tim Harker – Male – Age 17 – Popular High School Football Player whose world flips when infected with an Alien weapon”]

#DAYS: 13

#SCENES: 61

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT: 5’ 6” – 6’

HAIR: Any

Tim is the main character. He is well built, but not overly bulky. He is very handsome and charming. He is the captain of the football team and the quarterback. He is not very tall. He carries himself with an extreme confidence to the point of arrogance.
Tim goes through a journey from arrogant self centered jerk to humble caring genuine person.

We need someone capable of playing both very well. We need someone very committed, who can have a free schedule during shooting. We need someone who has always wanted to be a superhero, and can play it off really cool. This is a very active role with some running, jumping and stunts. Tim also get’s kissed by Megan a couple of times, and lies on Megan fully clothed in the back of a truck.

Download Tim’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Devin Falstein – Male – Age 16 – Tim’s nerdy, alien loving sidekick of a friend “]

#DAYS: 7

#SCENES: 30

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT: 5’ – 6’

HAIR: Any

Tim’s new best friend. Devin is funny and awkward at times. He is very genuine and caring. Devin is overweight with shaggy sandy brown hair, and his marvel avengers shirt on. He is from the geeks and outcast group.Devin is a conspiracy and alien aficionado, he has been studying them for years. That mixed with all the comics he’s read has given him a bit of a justice complex, but none of the strength to back it up. Devin is very important to the story and how he interacts with Tim make a lot of the humor.

We are looking for someone who can do high energy and extreme emotions, but also portray subtle emotions.

Download Devin’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Agent Johns – Male – In 40’s – Lead OWL Agent (similar to swat or FBI)”]

#DAYS: 5

#SCENES: 22

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: Above 5’10”

HAIR: Any

Agent Johns has nice features and an air of mystery about him. His cool demeanor suggests that he has seen it all before. He is easily likeable and uses this to diffuse situations. He wears a black suit, white shirt and black thin tie. He is fit and combat trained, ready for any situation that may arise. He is the head of a division of O.W.L. (Off World Logistics). He is very observant and follows his hunches which are often correct.

We are looking for someone who has a friendly face, and disarming charm. He would also be able to project authority. We need someone who is aware of how they move. They can look intense and battle ready and then friendly and down to earth. This is a somewhat active role with some running, jumping and some limited stunts. They needs to be able to convincingly hold a pistol and rifle

Download Agent Johns’ Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Alien Captain – Male – the main alien villain “]

#DAYS: 3

#SCENES: 12

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: 6’ – 6’ 5”

HAIR: Any

The Alien Captain dresses in all black leather looking suits with dark armor plating. He wears something similar to a black motorcycle helmet.

This role is very physical he is the main villain of the movie and should have a scary and intense physical presence. He doesn’t talk much and when he does it’s in Alien, so all of his communications need to come out from his intense and subtle movements. This is a very active role with some running, jumping and some stunts. This is a great role for a stunt performer who wants to get more into more primary roles.

Download Alien Captain Sides

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Supporting Roles

[learn_more caption=”Agent Shaw – Male – In 30’s – Agent Johns’ right hand man, also part of the OWL”]

GENDER: Either

#DAYS: 4

#SCENES: 18

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: Any

HAIR: Any

Agent Shaw is very rigid and intense, nothing mysterious about him, he is a company man, tight strung and by the book. He wears a black suit, white shirt and black thin tie. He is fit and combat trained, ready for any situation that may arise. He is a stickler for the rules and he can sometimes clash with Agent Johns his commanding officer. We are looking for a man or a woman who can be intense, and carry a similar vibe to an FBI agent. Having military training would be a plus. This is a somewhat active role with some running, jumping and some limited stunts. They needs to be able to convincingly hold a pistol and rifle.

Download Agent Shaw Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Eddy Chin – Male – Age 14 – Devin’s extremely intelligent and nerdy friend”]

#DAYS: 4

#SCENES: 16

RACE: Any preferably Asian

HEIGHT: Any

HAIR: Any

EDDY, 14, a young nerdy savant. His I.Q. easily places him in a collage crowd, but he chooses to come to high school. His Chinese heritage makes him the butt of many stereotypes. He is friends with Devin and a part of the geeks and outcast group.

We are looking for a guy who can seem very intelligent, not just in what he is saying but how he is says it. We want someone who can be quirky and smart at the same time. He needs to look younger than the group of friends, but not too young.

Download Eddy’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Tessa Robbins – Female – Age 16 – Devin’s sassy friend and Tim’s eventual love interest”]

#DAYS: 4

#SCENES: 14

RACE: Caucasian, Asian or Latino

HEIGHT: Any

HAIR: Any

TESSA, 16, a unique beauty hidden behind a smart mouth and strong personality. Her golden hair often has a series of hippie braids woven into it and her clothes are as eclectic as her personality. She is friends with Devin and a part of the geeks and outcast group. She is Tim’s love interest.

We need a pretty girl that can be mouthy and have an attitude, but can also pull of worried and caring. She need to have a strong screen presence.

Download Tessa’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Kyle Bridger – Male – Age 17 – Football player and Tim’s rival”]

#DAYS: 3

#SCENES: 13

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: 5’ 10” – 6’ 5”

HAIR: Any

Kyle is Tim’s right hand man. He is tall and strong with broad shoulders, his good looks and charm are near that of Tim’s. His jet black hair is a thing he prides himself on, and he believe his is GOD’s gift to the world. Kyle is a prideful and pushy guy. He is the second in charge of the Jocks.

We need someone who can be a jerk and smile while doing it. He will need to be athletic and have some bulk to him. He needs to be friendly, but underhanded. This is an active role with some running, jumping and some stunts. Mostly Football.

Download Kyle’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Alice Hill – Female – Age 15 – Soft spoken, proper sort of girl who looks like she popped out of the Victorian era”]

#DAYS: 3

#SCENES: 12

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT: Below 5’6”

HAIR: Any

Alice has an eccentric style of dress, Victorian in nature. Her manners and accent make it easy for her to fit into Victorian literature, but modern high school not so much. She can come off as naive, but is very intelligent, and kind. She is a beauty in her own right. She is friends with Devin and a part of the geeks and outcast group. Devin really likes her.

We are looking for a sweet young lady, who can pronounce with perfect diction. She would be pretty, but a subtle kind of beautiful. She is very innocent seeming and also very caring.

Download Alice’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Declan – Male – Age 16 – Football Player”]

#DAYS: 3

#SCENES: 10

RACE: Any

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

Declan is well built and obviously a football player. He is cocky and good friends with Tim. He turns on Tim when Kyle takes over. He is not very deep, the stereotype jock.

We are looking for someone who can throw out one liners and look intimidating. This is an active role with some running, jumping and some limited stunts. Mostly Football.

Download Declan’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Janet Harker – Female – Age 38-50 – Tim’s mom. She is a nurse and single mother”]

#DAYS: 3

#SCENES: 10

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Match Tim’s

Janet is a nurse and often works the night shift. This has allowed Tim to get away with a lot. She is warm and caring, often stressed as a single mother.

We are looking for someone who can bring a caring and friendly mother to life.

Download Janet’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Alien Scout – Male – Alien Captain’s Sidekick “]

#DAYS: 2

#SCENES: 7

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: 5’3”- 6’

HAIR: Any

The Alien Scout dresses in all black leather looking suits with dark armor plating. He wears something similar to a black motorcycle helmet.

This role is very physical he is the sidekick to the main villain of the movie and should have a an intense physical presence. He doesn’t talk much and when he does it’s in Alien, so all of his communications need to come out from his intense and subtle movements. This is a very active role with some running, jumping and some stunts. This is a great role for a stunt performer.

Download Alien Scout’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Tyrone – Male – Age 16 – Football player”]

#DAYS: 2

#SCENES: 6

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

Tyrone is well built and obviously a football player. He is cocky and friends with Kyle. He turns on Tim when Kyle takes over. He is not very deep, the stereotype jock.

We are looking for someone who can look intimidating. He is a featured background character. This is an active role with some running, jumping and some limited stunts. Mostly Football.

Download Tyrone’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Megan Wyatt – Female – Age 17 – Mean Cheerleader Captain and Tim’s girl at first”]

#DAYS: 2

#SCENES: 6

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT: Below 5’6”

HAIR: Any

MEGAN, 17, she is beautiful with her flowing black hair, but she is as shallow as they come, and has a particular interest in Tim. Something about her is unpleasant, like looking at ugly porcelain dolls. She is trying to date Tim for the status it would bring to her. She hangs out with the jocks and is the captain of the Cheerleaders. She has a tryst with Kyle.

She is a very mean girls character. She is beautiful and shallow, she is good at causing conflict and kicking people when they are down. We want someone that can play mean valley girl really well. They need to be very fit and beautiful. She will kiss Tim a couple of times, and lie on him fully clothed in the back of a truck.

Download Megan’s Sides

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Featured Extras

[learn_more caption=”Agent – Male  or Female – Age 20’s-40’s – OWL Agent”]

#DAYS: 2

#SCENES: 6

RACE: any

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

This is a featured background role. Agent is a technician that works at the computer scanning and interpreting data that is coming in. The agent is a low level OWL operative and works for Agent Johns.

Download Agent Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Agent Bartowski – Male – Age 30’s-40’s – OWL Swat Agent”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 4

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

Agent Bartowski is the leader of a OWL SWAT team. He is battle ready.

We are looking for a man or a woman who can be intense, and carry a similar vibe to an FBI agent. Having military training would be a plus. This is a somewhat active role with some running, jumping and some limited stunts. They needs to be able to convincingly hold a rifle.

Download Agent Bartowski’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Coach – Male – Age 35-40 – Football Coach”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 4

RACE: Any

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

The Coach is He wears a running suit with the school logo on it. He is kind, but loud with his deep voice.

Coach is a firm and friendly man, he carries a lot of weight with his players. He always has their best intentions at heart.

Download Coach’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Doctor Franklin – Male or Female – In 50’s – Top Doctor at MENSA Lab”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 3

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

Doctor Franklin is a studious man, hoping to bring forth major breakthroughs. He is the Director at the MENSA lab that Eddy has access. He is excited by the idea of something new and really want to be a part of new discoveries.

Download Dr Franklin Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Target – Male or Female – In 20’s – Does intense Parkour in the first scene of the movie”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 2

RACE: any

HEIGHT: Any

HAIR: Any

Very athletic, can do parkour. The target is infected with a chrysalis(an alien weapon) which gives him telekinesis. This is a non-speaking role, but still important. You must be able to express a lot through your face.

Special Request: Send videos of you doing Parkour.

Download Target Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Mr (Mrs) Nichols – Male or Female – In 50’s – High School Science Teacher”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 2

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: Any

HAIR: Any

He has gray hair which gives away his age. He is a lover of science, and traveling. He is tight strung like a Swiss clock and and sporting a sweater vest that says “I don’t know what style is”. He may be a little eccentric.

We are looking for someone who has an air of intelligence about them.

Download Mr Nichols Sides

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[learn_more caption=”School Nruse – Female – 20’s – 40’s”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 1

RACE: Any

HEIGHT:

HAIR: Any

The Nurse works in the school and is kind and knows Tim well. She cares some authority.

Download Nurse’s Sides

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[learn_more caption=”Agent 2 – Male or Female – 20’s – 40’s”]

#DAYS: 1

#SCENES: 1 + more as Background Actor

RACE: Any

HEIGHT: Any

HAIR: Any

This is a featured background role. Agent 2 is a technician that works at the computer scanning and interpreting data that is coming in. The agent 2 is a low level OWL operative and works for Agent Johns.

Download Agent 2 Sides

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I am ready to Complete and Submit my Video Audition Form

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