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NESCom starts short film with permission from Warner Brothers to adapt the work of J.K. Rowling

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NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS STARTS NEW SHORT FILM

With permission from Warner Brothers to adapt the work of J.K. Rowling

The New England School of Communications is proud to announce that it is set to start casting for its second short film. In 2011-2012 the students of NESCom completed an adaption of Stephen King’s “The Last Rung on the Ladder”, which went on to win “Best Film in Maine” at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. This year we were graciously given permission from Warner Brothers to adapt a short story by J.K. Rowling that falls in the world of Harry Potter.The Story, “The Tale of Three Brothers” was featured in the 7th and final Potter novel (The Deathly Hallows), and was later released in a series of short stories titled, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”. NESCom is planning on holding an open casting call for actors and actresses on September 3rd from 6-9pm at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. The project will then be filmed in various Maine locations this fall, and ultimately entered into film festivals around the country.The faculty and students involved in this project are very eager to get started, and look forward to producing a new and exciting vision of the work that JK Rowling created. The very short story has already been turned into a shooting script by two of the students (Sydney Hazzard and Brandon Doyen, who will also direct the project) and the crew is being assembled as the new school year begins.For more information on the production of The Tale Of The Three Brothers, email threebrothers@nescom.edu

Auditions

Open casting call for actors and actresses on September 3rd from 6-9pm at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University

Roles to be cast:
Male (aged 60 to 75)

Boy (aged 8 to 12)

3 males (aged 18 to 30)

Girl (aged 5 to 10)

2 male (aged 20 to 50)

Female (aged 18 to 30)

9 Comments

John Gallegos on August 28, 2013

Hey there, I am a filmmaker who is highly interested in being a part of this short film. Is there anywhere I can get information on contacting the producer in regards to gathering a crew? Any help in the matter would be much appreciated! Thank you so much!

NESCom on August 28, 2013

For more information on the production of The Tale Of The Three Brothers, email threebrothers@nescom.edu

John Gallegos on August 28, 2013

Thank you so much!

Gary Dorman on August 28, 2013

How are you running the casting calls, are you doing cold readings of the play? Or are you looking for prepared monolgues from the actors? Also do you want prepared theater resumes at the casting calls? Sounds very interesting.

Emily Marie on August 29, 2013

I'm 16.. so I don't exactly meet the cut off for any female roles, but I was wondering if I could still audition. I'm a very flexible person, and I have 4 years of acting behind me playing both small and large roles in various plays. I've also been a member of the stage crew 2 years in a row, so I could help with any/all set design.

forests on August 30, 2013

Do you need a costume designer? I work for free! Darryl Forests Arouet

Matisse on August 31, 2013

I'm 15, which isn't an age your looking for but I read somewhere that you needed extras. I'm Australian, so I don't have an English accent but I was wondering if there was any role I could play. Thanks.

forests on September 1, 2013

If not a costume designer, I also style hair! Darryl Forests Arouet

2infamouz on September 4, 2013

That's really impressive that they gave permission to adapt the films in your own context. I always thought WB would be the type of corporation to not allow something like that.

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