CLAPIT CROWD-SOURCES PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ACTORS STRAIGHT INTO FILM AND TV ROLES, DISCOVERING NEW STARS

 

CLAPIT’S #DELUSIONALFILM OPEN CALL
FEBRUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #Delusionalfilm open call will perform speaking roles in the feature film “Delusional” by filmmaker Joe Ariola.

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

To audition please improvise one of the following character breakdowns:-

OPTION 1 – Male role: Matt

You work as an orderly in psychiatric hospital. You’ve just learned about the death of a very popular female doctor. A detective is on the premises, only a few feet away from you. As you speak to a co-worker about this tragic event, you cannot even begin to hide your heartache and sadness. Improvise this scene.

OPTION 2 – Female role: Rachel

You are a court officer inside a courtroom; tensions are high as a hero’s murder trial is about to begin. You feel pressure from the judge, who’s expecting you to ensure that everyone is quiet, and remains in their seat. You are loud and firm as you execute your duties in accordance with the judge’s wishes. Improvise this scene.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2. Between February 16, 2019 – February 27, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto

clapit. Be sure to write #Delusionalfilm, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4. Filmmaker Joe Ariola will choose one female winner from the top 5 most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus the clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

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CLAPIT’S #THECONSTRUCTFILM OPEN CALL
FEBRUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #TheConstructfilm open call will perform speaking roles in the feature film The Construct by filmmaker Patrick Garcia.

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

To audition please improvise one of the following character breakdowns:-

OPTION 1 – MALE ROLE: Sidney Aaron

You are a successfully-established publicist representing some of the biggest novelists in the country. One of the award winning authors you represent, “Richard Wilcox” is planning a book signing event which you have helped organize. You engage in conversation with him via a holographic projection as you discuss the evening’s proceedings. Improvise this scene.   

OPTION 2 – FEMALE ROLE: Kimberly Mason

You are an international News Anchor broadcasting live with a report on a series of strange disappearances which have both the police and FBI baffled. Your broadcast appears live to the Wilcox family, who spot the news report during breakfast. Your character is Kimberly and we want to watch your broadcast in your audition video.  Improvise this scene.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2. Between February 7, 2019 – February 18, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #TheConstructfilm, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4. Filmmaker Patrick Garcia will choose one female winner from the top 5 most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus the clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

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CLAPIT’S #RIPTIDEFILM OPEN CALL

JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #Riptidefilm open call will perform speaking roles in the feature film Riptide by filmmaker Justin Steele.  

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

To audition please improvise one of the following character breakdowns:-

OPTION 1 – (female role – Lena)

Your character is Lena.  Lena has to calmly serve the men in the bar. They are there for dirty business and she knows it, but she can’t let on. We want to watch you in your audition video interacting, speaking to and engaging with them as if nothing is wrong.  Make it believable and entertaining. Improvise this scene!

OPTION 2 – (male role – Male Assistant)

You are a male assistant to a bunch of gangsters and have been asked to exchange money and cocaine for them. If anything goes wrong you will be blamed.  In your audition video we want to watch you facilitate this deal and swallow your pride if the people you are exchanging cocaine and money with are verbally abusing you.  Improvise this scene!

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2. Between January 27, 2019 – February 9, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #Riptidefilm, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4. Filmmaker Justin Steele will choose one female winner from the top 5  most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus the clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

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CLAPIT’S #PETERPANTHELANDOFFOREVERFILM OPEN CALL

JANUARY 19, 2019 – JANUARY 29, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #PeterPanTheLandofForeverfilm open call will perform voice over speaking roles in the animation feature film Peter Pan: The Land of Forever by filmmakers Ben Rush, Francis Taylor & Joe Mosey.

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

For your 20-second video audition, improvise one of the following options:-

Option 1 – Male Role (James)

James, leader of the “Banished Lost Boys” is very reluctant to re-join Peter Pan because he has been banished before by Peter & feels it is too dangerous to get involved in his shenanigans any further. Peter is begging for James’ help Your character is James, improvise this scene and make it funny!

Option 2 – Female Role (Mariah)

Mariah is a member of the Drama club at Folsom’s School. She has rehearsed the role of Regan for Shakespeare’s King Lear, but the Judges at the audition seem to be ignoring her while she recites her lines. In frustration she quits the audition & storms off of the auditorium stage. Your character is Mariah, improvise this scene and make it funny!

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2. Between January 19, 2019 – January 29, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #PeterPanTheLandofForeverfilm, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4. Filmmakers Ben Rush, Francis Taylor and Joe Mosey will choose one female winner from the top 5  most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus clapit’s clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

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CLAPIT’S #THEMEETINGWEBSERIES OPEN CALL

JANUARY 7 – 19, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #TheMeetingWebSeries open call will perform speaking roles in the web series “The Meeting” by filmmaker Howard Nash.  

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

For your 20-second video audition, improvise one of the following options:-

Option 1 – Male Role (Robby):

Robby has witnessed an accident, and he is with 2 or 3 friends. He is trying to convince his friends to call an ambulance (or 911), and to help the person who’s been injured. His friends cannot be bothered as they want to get on with their day. Your character is Robby, improvise this scene and make it funny!

Option 2 – Female Role  (Glinda):

Glinda bumps into a person who’s injured and is mumbling to himself. Glinda takes her notebook out and immediately starts jotting down movie ideas based on the injured person’s mumblings. (Glinda is a bit eccentric and is getting fabulous movie ideas from the guy mumbling).  Glinda does not want Robby to call the police- yet.  Your character is Glinda, improvise this scene and make it funny!

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2. Between January 7, 2019 – January 19, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #TheMeetingWebSeries, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4. Filmmakers Howard Nash, Russ Emanuel & MJ Bulseco will choose one female winner from the top 5  most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus the clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

5. Note:  being filmed in New York in April 2019, no pay but clapit will assist with travel costs to the film set.

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CLAPIT’S #CLAPITHOST10 OPEN CALL

JANUARY 2, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The winner of clapit’s #clapithost10 open call will be featured in a clapit ad will be cast in a speaking role by filmmaker MJ Bulseco in the award winning web series “The Meeting”.

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

For your 20-second video audition, improvise one of the following options:-

OPTION 1

You are out at a bar with your best friend and he/she reveals that he/she is attracted to your ex and wants to date your ex.   You are upset because you still have feelings for your ex. Improvise this scene.

OPTION 2

You are at a party and you watch as your best friend’s ex flirts uncontrollably with someone at the party.  Suddenly your best friend calls you on your mobile and asks where the party is as your best friend wants to meet you there.  You want to reveal to your best friend what is going on at the party with his/her ex before he arrives. Improvise this scene.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2. Between January 2, 2019 – January 12, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #clapithost10, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4. Filmmaker Mary Jane Bulseco will choose one winner from the top 10 most clapped auditions plus the clapback audition making up 11 finalists in total with the chance to be cast as clapit’s new clapithost.

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CLAPIT’S #FUNGIRL247FILM OPEN CALL
DECEMBER 22, 2018 – JANUARY 2, 2019

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #Fungirl247film open call will perform speaking roles in the feature film Fungirl247 by filmmaker Nicholas Costa.

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

For your 20-second video audition, improvise one of the following options:-

OPTION 1 – James (male role, age 18-30)

James is a skater. The only thing he loves more than longboarding in Malibu is Jack Burton apparel. When he spots our “heroes” dawning the tank top from “big trouble in Little China” he wants to gift the boys his most prized possession:- his sector nine 3 foot skateboard. He is in two minds about it because he loves his skateboard. James’ character is a Johnny Knoxville type party boy. We want to watch you in your audition video telling the boys what your 3 foot skateboard means to you. Improvise this scene.

OPTION 2 – Stacy (female role, age 18-30)

Stacy is a party girl who adores Kurt Russell. After a chance meeting with our leads at a party, she spies our hero, Alex, wearing Kurt’s shirt from “big trouble” and it sends her into a romantic tizzy! We want to watch you in your audition video “getting excited as if you have just come home from a “date” where you know you could fall deeply in love with the guy. Your character Stacy should be bubbly and fun. Improvise this scene.

HOW TO APPLY
1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.
2. Between December 22, 2018 – January 2, 2019, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #Fungirl247film, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.
3. Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.
4. Filmmaker Nicholas Costa will choose one female winner from the top 5 most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus the clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

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CLAPIT’S #ENKIDUFILM OPEN CALL

DECEMBER 12 – DECEMBER 23

Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s #Enkidufilm open call will perform speaking roles in the feature film Enkidu by filmmaker Justin Steele.  

All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. Open to union & non-union.. There is no charge to download clapit or enter the contest. IMPORTANT: Clapit reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant in breach of the Official Rules.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

For your 20-second video audition, improvise one of the following options:-

OPTION 1 – ELIZA (female role)

Eliza is a single mother with a precocious child.  They are in a pharmacy and the line is really long.  Your character is Eliza, improvise this scene.

OPTION 2 – MYSTERIOUS STRANGER (male role)

A “mysterious stranger” walks into the pharmacy and throws a coin into a cup being held by a man who he thinks is a homeless man when in fact it is a pharmacy employee.  The mysterious stranger then makes fun him. Your character is the “mysterious stranger”, improvise this scene.

HOW TO APPLY

1.Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.

2.Between December 12 – December 23, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit. Be sure to write #Enkidufilm, your name, your age, and your city & state of legal residence in your post.

3.Invite your family, friends & fans over text, email & social media to download clapit and “clap” (vote) for your performance.

4.Filmmaker Justin Steele will choose one female winner from the top 5  most clapped female auditions and one male winner from the top 5 most clapped male auditions plus the clapback audition making 11 finalists with a chance to win the two roles.

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