The big-budget thriller feature film “Break My Heart 1000 Times” has scheduled 2 in-person open casting calls on March 4th and 5th.
“Break My Heart 1000 Times” is based on the novel by by Daniel Waters, and stars Disney Channel alum and two-time Young Artist Awards winner Bella Thorne playing the role of heroine Veronica “Ronnie” Calder. “Break My Heart 1000 Times” centers on a cataclysmic event that tears the barrier between this world and the next, leaving “Remnants” or ghost-like essences of the deceased, part of everyday life. After years of quiet coexistence with the living, a Remnant sends a threatening message to a young girl, propelling her on a mission that will forever change the course of her life.
Scott Speer is directing “Break My Heart 1000 Times” from an adapted screenplay written by two-time Young Artist Awards nominee Jason Fuchs, Austin Film Festival Jury Award winner Brian Klugman, and Lee Sternthal based on the novel by Daniel Waters. 1st AD is David Antoniuk. Paul Brooks is producing with Brad Kessell. Jason Fuchs will executive produce along with Scott Niemeyer.
“Break My Heart 1000 Times” Open Casting Call Details
The feature film “Break My Heart 1000 Times” is currrently hiring a variety of wholesome, friendly looking people both male and female ages 18 – 80 years, from all ethnic backgrounds to play regular town folks, students, families, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas. Much of the filming takes place in modern day, set in small town USA. Extras are only expected to commit 1 or 2 days throughout the filming dates. Shooting is scheduled to take place in the town of Carman Manitoba in March and the town of Portage La Prairie Manitoba in April 2017. They will be holding 2 separate OPEN EXTRAS CASTING CALLS in both towns this weekend (Sat, March 4th in Portage La Prairie & Sunday, March 5th in Carman). The production is looking to hire up to 300 paid extras throughout the film shoot. Extras get paid $12.50 per hour when hired, no previous experience necessary. You can bring a recent snapshot of yourself along with your application form or resume. They will also take your pictures at the open call. Download the application form here.
Portage La Prairie
245 Royal Road South
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0V5
Saturday March 4, 2017
11:00am – 1:30pm
28 1 St NW
Carman, MB R0G 0J0
Sunday March 5, 2017
11:00am – 1:30 pm
If you are available to work in either area, but are unable to attend one of the open casting calls, you can also apply by submitting an application and photo by mail ASAP to:
PO Box 68043
RPO Osborne Village
Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V9
Download the application form here.
Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Eyde Belasco Casting
3780 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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Film Crew Members
Experienced film crew members available to work in Winnipeg can submit resumes to the following:
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
Break My Heart Productions
889 Erin Street
Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W6
Gold Circle Films
250 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
9777 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
1st Assistant Director:
Bella Thorne – Veronica Calder
Alexandra Siegel – Kerry White
Sara Thompson – Janine
Thomas Elms – Brian
David Brown – Principal Pescatelli
Shaun Benson – Mr. Calder
An apocalyptic event killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts. Ghosts can’t communicate or touch people in this world. The ghost remnants exist and appear as if they were in a routine. The film opens nine years after the event in a small town (Greenville, Illinois). Dreading the alarm clock that’s buzzing next to her bed, we meet our heroine, Veronica “Ronnie” Calder (Thorne). She lives alone with her mom ever since her
father died during the event; something that Ronnie can’t get over. She’s never dealt with her father’s death and it surely doesn’t help that his ghost remnant spirit joins them for breakfast every morning. One morning in the bathroom, Ronnie is freaked out by an attractive teenage ghost named Brian. He has written a word on the mirror before he vanishes. Ronnie looks at the word on the mirror: RUN. Looking for someone to explain to her if
a ghost can actually communicate to the living, her teacher, August Bittner, tells her it’s not possible. August Bittner is a charming and smart man. He has a daughter, Eva, who is Ronnie’s age. He assures Ronnie that know ghost is trying to kill her. Later at school, a popular, handsome boy (Kirk) tells Ronnie that a ghost appeared to him and he saw a vision of Ronnie choked and dead in a ghost’s eye. The two decide to team up and investigate. They soon discover that the pastor’s daughter, Mary Greer, was killed and abducted a few days from now, four years ago. The date of Mary Greer’s birthday is on a leap year… the same birth date as Ronnie. Three other girls had died, and everything linked back to them working for a Dr. Steiner. They meet Dr. Steiner, who now lives in a homeless shelter. He tells them of his theory: that you can bring the dead back to life by
transferring their spirit into the body of another in the moments immediately after their death. The catch must be that the dead and the living share the same birth date.