Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Almost forgot!

I had another audition down in Philly a week ago. It's for a feature film called "Dark Fields." Here is the write-up.

The Dark Fields” is a feature film being produced by Relativity Media, directed by Neil Burger (“The Illusionist”) and starring Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”)

A summary of the plot:
Imagine a drug that makes your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your most fundamental resources of intelligence and drive, releasing all the passive knowledge you'd ever accumulated. A drug that made you focused, charming, fast, even attractive. Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's called MDT-48, and it's Viagra for the brain-a designer drug that's redesigning his life. But while MDT is helping Eddie achieve the kind of success he's only dreamed about, it's also chipping away at his sanity-splitting headaches, spontaneous blackouts, violent outbursts. And now that he's hooked and his supply is running low, Eddie must venture into the drug's dark past to feed his habit. What he discovers proves that MDT, once a dream come true, has become his worst nightmare.

I went out for the role of "Day-Trader". It was just a one liner, but I don't care. Plus let's face it, I'm not exactly in a position to pick and choose my roles. So I hopped down on the Bolt Bus to see Diane and the rest of Heery Casting. Got up at 6 and went to 34/8th to wait for the bus. Day Trader explains (gasp!) Day Trading to Eddie (Bradley Cooper). I think my lines went something like (this was a week ago...) "Over here are your quantitative analysis 'quants'. Algorithms to detect pricing discrepancies. You're looking at numbers only, price and volume patterns." Not too many words but a high ratio of syllables to words. Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if my passion for acting was instead for finance. Do they really talk like that?

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