UPDATE: TRESE creator Budjette Tan says that accepted talents will be paid, and the short film will be part of a demo reel with no concrete commercial screening plans. But, who knows? Maybe this can be the start of something big. :-)
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This casting opportunity comes from TRESE creator Budjette Tan...
We are in need of a few actors, actresses, and aswang. This is for a short film adaption of the comic book TRESE.
Please read the casting requirements below.
If you would like to audition for any of these roles, please email your pictures (one headshot and one full body pic) along with your bio-data. Send them to: email@example.com with the SUBJECT: TRESE CASTING CALL
ALEXANDRA TRESE, female, in her late 20s
Physically fit, looks like the type that practices martial arts or is an accomplished dancer
Height: 5’5” – 5’6”
Has an intense look / a piercing stare
She commands authority even if she is just sitting quietly in one corner.
If you saw her alone in a bar, you’d be curious to meet her, but would hesitate to approach her.
KAMBAL, male, in their early 20s, Trese’s loyal bodyguards
(Real twins are encouraged to audition, but we’re willing to see actors who closely resemble one another)
Height: they should be taller than Trese, preferably 5’9 and above
Physically fit, looks like the type that practices martial arts
Basilio is the LONG HAIRED KAMBAL. His long hair runs past his shoulders – he sometimes wears it in a ponytail. He is the younger Kambal. Acts like the typical bunso. Cocky. Loves to joke around. Loves to flirt with the girls.
Crispin is the SHORT HAIRED KAMBAL. He keeps his hair neat and trimmed. He is the eldest. Acts like the typical kuya. Very serious. Asserts his authority over Basilio. If Basilio goes out of line, he will pull him back and remind him to behave.
GUERRERO, male, late 40s
Medium to heavy built
Has a beer belly, has been sitting behind the desk for too long
Preferably balding or bald with moustache and/or beard
Guerrero is a captain in the PNP. He’s seen it all. And just when he thought he had seen it all, he ends up investigating all sorts of strange, unexplained crime that requires the help of Trese.
Guerrero’s known Alexandra ever since she was teen-ager, so he treats her like his niece
TAPIA, male, mid-20s
He’s the rookie cop and Guerrero’s right hand man.
Clean cut hair. Looks like he just got out of the police academy.
POGI, male, 30s
He’s Mr. Pretty Boy. He’s Mr. Male Model. He’s the guy that girls swoon over. He can sweet-talk anyone into bed. He’s very romantic when he talks, but the only person that he really loves is himself. He walks and talks like he’s a prince; head held up high.
REY, male, mid 30s - 40s.
Rey is a tired, old guy who’s just trying to do honest work after years of doing dirty and unspeakable work. Looks like the type who’s been in jail a lot. Now works at a construction site– which still requires a lot of physical labor. He doesn’t want any trouble, but if you push him, he’s more than ready to fight back.
IRMA, female, 20s
Impulsive. Hot headed. She an “amazona”. She takes matters into her own hands just to get the job done. She’s very protective over her family. She’s sure about herself, about her decisions, and will not listen to anyone else about what she should do.
NINO, male, 7 to 11 years old
Preferably lanky, thin body frame
Very talkative. Very expressive when he’s telling a story.
Again: to audition for any of these roles, please email your pictures (one headshot and one full body pic) along with your bio-data. Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the SUBJECT: TRESE CASTING CALL