Broken Television Entertainment, the Justin R. Diemert production company which brought you Memoirs of Wroth City, is now casting a pilot called “Swipe Right.” Written and directed by Kris Wright, Diemert will serve as DoP on this project.
Tentatively scheduled to begin filming on 6/13/2021, “Swipe Right” is about a group of friends in their early to mid-thirties navigating the dating world in today’s technologically advanced scene. How are connections to be formed in such an unconnected time?
Dating apps, social media, and having the ability to instantly connect with anyone at any time is supposed to make things easier, finding a real and meaningful connection is more challenging. The overarching message of the show is the idea of finding a real family through your friends, the people who are always there through heartache and pain and managing those relationships alongside romantic ventures. The concept for this series is still in development.
The following list of characters will be needed for up to three shoot dates. More will be known as the shoot approaches.
CHARACTERS and DESCRIPTIONS:
Oliver Maxwell – Male 30s – Oliver is a young professional in his early thirties. He has been generally unsuccessful in adult life. He tries to live his best life and follow his dream career, ultimately unsuccessfully, and had to find a mindless 9 to 5 in order to live. In general relationships, he has a hard time opening up to others. He lets his previous failures keep him closed off from others. Because of this, he hasn’t been able to have any extensive romantic relationship. The combination of lack of trust, and the inability to start conversations with strangers has lead to a life of hidden loneliness.
Dylan Brady – Female Late 20s/ Early 30s – Dylan grew up belieivng hard work and elbow grease pay off. She enjoys conversation which makes her job as a bartender her favorite part of her life. Her definition of life success is happiness, which she seems happy, but she definitely has gaps in her life. She portrays happiness on the outside, but those gaps are large internally. Her relationships with the others is about making sure that they are living their best life, and are the happiest they can be. While keeping this in mind, she’s not afraid to break balls. She keeps her friends grounded. Dylan enjoys more of a rigid lifestyle but tries to venture out of her bubble at times. While she portrays that loose cannon on the outside, a lot of things get to her on the outside.
Ben Jackson – Male 30s – Ben is down to Earth. He doesn’t let a lot of things bother him. Because of this, his relationships have all ended amicably, at least to him. He’s sort of oblivious to the other side’s feelings. He will try to use his “successes” to lead his friends down bad paths.
Ryan King – Female Late 20s/ Early 30s – Ryan is always looking on the bright side of life. No matter what happens, there’s ALWAYS something to look forward to, something to learn from. She is definitely a follower. She is open to doing whatever the other person wants to do. Because of this, she comes off as reactionary, because she never actually thinks about the decisions that she makes. For her friends, she will do whatever she can to make sure they are happy and supported.
Casey Gilbert – Female Late 20s/ Early 30s – Casey starts the show coming out of a long term relationship. The one that you KNOW is going to last forever. It devastates her. She heavily relies on her friends to keep her mind off her ex and keep her sane. There are some early cracks in her public face, but those cracks turn to chasms as the show goes on. Casey’s relationship philosophy begins as “quantity, not quality,” Just trying to find a connection that doesn’t exist on the first date. Her break up with Katie breaks her. She quickly has gone into a spiral and loses her belief in true love. Her friends are worried about trying to set her up because they don’t think she WANTS a true connection.
If interested please email Katy@BrokenTvEnt.com with a headshot, resume, and demo reel/example(s) of work along with which role you are auditioning for. Then, after reviewing your email if you are seen as a good fit initially, you will be sent the sides for the selected character.. These will be video auditions due no later than 12/04/2020 by 11 P.M. If needed for callbacks, BTEV to you by the end of December, and an interview along with some extra readings via Zoom or Skype will be conducted.
This is a PAID acting gig. Rates will be discussed at a later date privately.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via the e-mail provided ( Katy@BrokenTvEnt.com ). There will be more roles that will be needed to be filled aside from these characters as well, but as of right now this is all we are casting for.
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