Clapit is the talent discovery app that crowdsources professional and amateur actors straight into film & TV roles. The two winners of clapit’s “American Ronin” film open call will perform speaking roles in the feature film “American Ronin” by filmmaker James Moten-Black..
All people ages 16+ who are legal residents of the USA are eligible to enter. No prior acting experience is required. 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.
To audition please improvise one of the following character breakdowns in your 20 second video audition:-
OPTION 1 – Troy (male role)
You are a member of a motorcycle gang. You are ruthless and hot-tempered, but not very smart. You are drunk at a bar with a few of your gang friends, bragging about how you robbed a warehouse full of drug product, as well as killing a few people in the process. It was a crazy shootout but you made it out alive, and with the product; it was a dangerous task given to you by the gang boss. You’re describing the scene to your friends, in detail. Have fun with it; be belligerent, obnoxious, and carefree. Everyone’s drunk to a certain degree, so feel free to laugh about the situation. Improvise this scene!
OPTION 2 – Sharon (female role)
You are a regular patron at a bar, and you were present during the time of a multiple homicide. You are now in an interrogation room, describing the scene to the police. Still haunted by what you saw, you struggle to piece together the scene and explain it to the officers. What happened, was that the local chapter of a motorcycle gang came in, got drunk, and acted very disrespectful and obnoxious. They threatened one of the patrons, a young black man with long hair who was minding his business. Things escalated and the man pulled out a high tech, electrified katana sword- and in a matter of seconds cut them all down in bloody fashion. At this point, you are still scared. Be vulnerable. Take your time describing the scene. There are two cops in the room, so please have two different eye-lines. Be fearful when describing the scene, as if you were still there. Improvise this scene!
HOW TO APPLY
1. Download clapit from the iTunes App Store.
2. Between 13 January 2020 – 22 January 2020, post one 20-second video audition onto clapit in ‘Portrait’ orientation. Be sure to click “American Ronin” when posting your video audition. Also type 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 James Moten-Black 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. These finalists get the chance of winning the two roles.