Seeking M/F talent of various ages for several roles in Lyons Den Productions’ new feature film, “There Are No Goodbyes.” To be filmed in Erie, Pennsylvania January-July 2011. Previous acting experience not required.
Project type: Feature Film
Union Status: Union and Non-union
Pay Scale: Credit and copy, no pay
Role type(s): Lead, Supporting, and Extras
Director: John C. Lyons
Audition Date: Saturday, November 20th, 12:00-4:00PM
Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall, 1158 E. 12th Street, Erie Pennsylvania
Projected Start Date: January 2011
About the Film and the Filmmaker:
Synopsis – Born and raised in a quiet, industrial city, Oliver has grown comfortable, but without direction. Still living in his deceased parents’ house, he is contacted by a mysterious gentleman who gives him an odd task to complete. Without knowing the man or his motivation, he complies and is rewarded. The tasks continue and provide purpose, but soon he begins to question the man and his intentions. Frustrated and back on his own, Oliver crosses paths with a young photographer named Raina, who introduces new energy to his life. The two fall in love, and all is well until the man returns with one more task to complete. Will Oliver succumb to his demands and does he have a choice?
“There Are No Goodbyes” is a fictional story about choices and finding purpose in one’s life in the context of the current sociopolitical climate of blue-collar America. The film covers a mix of genres including: drama, romance, mystery, and science fiction. Scenes for “There Are No Goodbyes” have already been shot in Poland, Czech Republic, and Ireland. In January 2011, Lyons Den Productions will continue production in Erie, PA USA and expect to finish principal photography in the summer of 2011.
John C. Lyons is writing and directing the film based on an original story concept by Andy Flatley. Lyons’ last film “Schism” (SchismMovie.com), a drama about one man’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, has played in film festivals, film series, and classrooms across the country for the past two years, winning awards at several of them, and is now available on DVD at Netflix and Amazon. In 2006, Lyons was inducted into the Eerie Filmmaker Hall of Fame (Eerie Horror Film Festival). Lyons was named one of The Erie-Times News’ People of the Year (2007) and selected for a Generation-e Leadership Award by the Young Erie Professionals (2009). Lyons is also the Director of the Edinboro Film Series, Vice President of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, and Vice President of the Boonies International Film Festival.
The audition will consist of a screen test, photo, and reading of provided sides. Roles and descriptions are listed on the second page of this announcement and at the film’s website ThereAreNoGoodbyes.com. Sides will be posted online November 10th. For questions please email info@LyonsDenProductions.net or call 814-746-8264. Although welcome, headshots and registration are not required prior to the audition date. If you unable to attend, please contact us to send audition video, or attend the 2nd audition (TBA). Those interested in non-speaking roles do not need to audition and should email contact information and headshot to the above address.
Lyons Den Productions
“There Are No Goodbyes” auditions
Seeking the following speaking roles:
OLIVER: late 20’s/early 30’s. Male. Lead role. Quiet, polite, but directionless. Unemployed. Lives in his parents’ house. Took care of parents before they died. Home-schooled.
RAINA: 21+. Female. Lead role. Outgoing and quirky. Photographer. Likes to travel and enjoys the arts, music, and supporting local businesses.
FENRIS: 40’s. Male. Lead role. Mysterious. Confident.
JIMMY: 60+. Male. Lead role. Retired and married. Oliver’s neighbor and closest friend. Occasionally works a Flea Market table and enjoys time with his coffee group for lunch.
MILLIE: 60+. Female. Supporting role. Comfortably-retired widow. Oliver’s neighbor. Likes to gossip. Hosts a card group in her home. Frequently gives Oliver rides in her car.
VELMA: 60+. Female. Supporting role. Part of the card playing and mall-walking groups.
WILMA: 60+. Female. Supporting role. Part of the card playing and mall-walking groups.
GERRY: 60+. Male. Supporting role. Part of the mall-walking group.
JOHN: 60+. Male. Supporting role. Outspoken conservative. Part of the lunch group.
RAY: 60+. Male. Supporting role. Outspoken conservative. Part of the lunch group.
ASHLEY: 21+. Female. One of Raina’s close friends.
JESSICA: 21+. Female. One of Raina’s close friends. Dating Mike.
MIKE: 21+. Male. One of Raina’s close friends. Dating Jessica.
COUNCILWOMAN: 40’s/50’s. Female. Supporting role. Trying to bring progress to the city.
NEWS ANCHOR 1 AND 2: 30-50. Male or Female. Anchors for local network news.
ERIC: late 20’s/early 30’s. Male. Supporting role. Grew up with Oliver. Works in NYC law firm.
JULIE: 20’s. Female. Supporting role. Granddaughter of Velma.
AVERAGE JOE: 50’s. Male. Supporting role. Cable Access TV conservative political personality.
SEER: 50’s/60’s. Male. Supporting role. Speaks Polish.
CONTROL WOMAN: 30’s/40’s. Female. Supporting Role. Speaks Polish.
YOUNG OLIVER: Teens. Male. Supporting Role.
OLIVER’S MOTHER: 40’s. Female. Supporting Role.
OLIVER’S FATHER: 50’s. Male. Supporting Role.
Other Minor Speaking Roles:
Waiters/Waitresses, Couple at a Bus Stop, Flea Market patrons, Ice Cream Store Owner, others.
Watch for announcements on our website for Extras needed in the following scenes:
Dance Club, Restaurant, Beach Wedding, Museum Exhibit, and more.
*Those interested in being an Extra: please email contact information and headshot. No need to audition.