[Perform-Talk] Casting a blind teenage role | johnaugust.com

Cierra Theriot cierratheriot at icloud.com
Wed Sep 11 02:31:22 UTC 2019

I’ve just sent my audition. I’m actually really nervous about this.

Cierra Theriot

> On Sep 10, 2019, at 9:24 PM, David Andrews via Perform-Talk <perform-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> To: Jobs for the Blind <jobs at nfbnet.org>
>> Subject: [Jobs] Casting a blind teenage role | johnaugust.com
>> From: Dick Davis via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org>
>> Cc: Dick Davis <ddavis at blindinc.org>,
>>        Rehabilitation Counselor Mailing List <rehab at nfbnet.org>
>> Dear Members of the Jobs and Rehab Listservs and President McGinnity:
>> My son, Adam Davis, is a filmmaker.  His long time mentor is John August,
>> who wrote the script for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", along with
>> lots of other things.  John is looking for a blind teenager around 15
>> years old to star in a movie, "The Shadows", that he is making.  Below is
>> the casting notice:
>> https://johnaugust.com/casting/
>> Some points that should interest everyone: John August is a big name in
>> the film industry.  He will get the financial support he needs to make
>> this film. He is also a person of high integrity.  He is looking for a
>> blind person, is willing to work with someone who is not a professional
>> actor, and he wants a real blind person who thinks and acts like a blind
>> person.  He will not accept a sighted actor, and if he cannot find a good
>> blind one, he won't make the film.  When you read his casting notice, you
>> will see how hard he is willing to work to accommodate an inexperienced
>> person.
>> Auditioning is simple; you use the scripts he supplies and make a video of
>> yourself auditioning for the part.  They will examine the videos and
>> decide who they want to talk to.  The notice reads fine on JAWS.  The PDF
>> script, according to a friend of mine, has some run-together words, but
>> John offers Word and other script options too, plus the script is in the
>> notice. Pretty accessible, it seems to me.
>> I cannot offer any more information on this, so please direct your
>> questions to Mr. August.  Please pass this on to any other blind people
>> who want a start in acting.
>> Best wishes,
>> Dick Davis, Chair
>> NFB Employment Committee
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