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Call out for babies and toddlers and teenagers and adults to be in a short poetry film. This is not a model thing, it’s a normal people from all and any shapes, sizes and backgrounds thing. In fact, especially so. You do not have to be in this industry to do this, might just be fun to try x
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the header: Hollie Poetry Film Call Out if you’re at all interested or know anyone who might be. Details below
I’m doing another poetry video with the lovely director Jake Dypka who did Embarrassed:
and he needs people to be in it. It’s being filmed in about two weeks and there is a thank you stipend of between £50-£100 for the filming. I know it’s nothing so apologies they can’t give more.
The poem is only about 2 mins long and is about gender; about the kind of blue / pink division I think we heap on babies from birth and then all the division that comes afterwards. Like baby boys being wrapped in blue and girls in pink; like baby boys being hugged less than baby girls if they fall, apparently, or like the fact that most girls shoes have no grip and boys shoes have no glitter, and then teenage years, like boys being given blood-covered ‘macho’ images in action flicks and games, while girls blood is deemed dirty and unfeminine and they are giving lots of squeaky clean style images. Et etc. And on and on into older age.
The film has been set up and the film crew is now looking for the following people to be in it (some quite open with other more specific asks!!).
If you feel you might fancy it, you do not have to be in any way a professional actor / model / film person
I would also love it, like in Embarrassed, to showcase a world of babies and children and pregnancy and adults other than the purely caucasian straight middle class one we see in most of the media, especially in advertising and images of babies and young children, pregnancy and family life. Well, everywhere really.
Have a look and see if you might, maybe, think about doing it. I’m sure it’ll be pretty fun to be in, I’d love it if you were x
- 1 x baby boy and baby girl (6 months old)
- 1 x boy and girl (5-7 yrs old)
- 1 x boy and girl (13-15 yrs old) – girl must be able to do keep ups with football
- 1 x boy (16-18 yrs old) – muscular physique
- 1 x androgynous boy with long hair (early 20s) – happy to shave legs
- 1 x androgynous girl with shaved head / very short hair (early 20s)
- 1 x boy & girl (18-20 yrs old), healthy / fit
- 2 x male wrestlers with good physiques (20s-30s) – happy to dress up as S&M slaves for a dominatrix
- 2 x men kissing (any age) – happy to show underwear
- 2 x women kissing (any age) – happy to show underwear
- 1 x man & woman (any age) – confident, happy to be almost naked, posing as dominatrix, man in woman’s dress etc.
- 1 x male businessman (40s-50s)
- 1 x female business-woman (40s-50s)
- 1 x older man (70s)
- 1 x older woman (70s)
- 1 x pregnant woman (30s) – happy to show belly or even pose topless covering her own breasts
And the email again is
Thanks so much, have a lovely day xxx