Performers Needed for Hamilton-esque Commercial Shoot

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PSN Creative is casting a handful of performers for a commercial shoot in Buffalo, NY. Tentative shoot will be in mid-September. Models, singers, performance and spoken word artists are encouraged to audition!

The client is a spirits brand that is launching a new vodka experience. The commercial will feature a troupe of 4-6 friends out at a hip bar discussing the virtues of the new vodka experience. The final script is tongue-in-cheek and will play with irony, sarcasm and a cocky wink.

Casting Details:

  • Men and women ages 25-40
  • Looking for a diverse cast in all ways
  • Look hip, fun and sophisticated

Shoot Details:

  • Shooting in Buffalo, NY in mid-September (Date TBD)
  • Rate is $500 + possible 20% agent fee for the one-day shoot
  • Travel allowance may be provided for out-of-town talent

To be considered, please shoot a well-lit video of yourself with clear audio that includes the following elements:

  • A chest-up (like a headshot) introduction of yourself, including your name, age and location. Feel free to include any other relevant or interesting info about yourself
  • A left and right profile shot of yourself
  • A full body, head-to-toe shot of yourself
  • Performance of both of the demo scripts (see below)

Please upload your audition video to a third party site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) and email the link, any relevant headshots and your contact information to with the subject: CASTING CALL - (Your Name). 

SCRIPT 1 - (Delivered as if you were having a conversation with friends at a bar)

I am not throwing away my shot!
I am not throwing away my shot!
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy and hungry
And I'm not throwing away my shot!
I'm ‘a get a scholarship to King's College
I prob'ly shouldn't brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish
The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish
I gotta holler just to be heard
With every word, I drop knowledge!
I'm a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
Tryin' to reach my goal. My power of speech: unimpeachable
Only nineteen but my mind is older
These New York City streets get colder, I shoulder
Ev'ry burden, ev'ry disadvantage
I have learned to manage, I don't have a gun to brandish
I walk these streets famished

SCRIPT 2 - (Delivered as if you were speaking directly to camera/a friend)

Hey... if life were perfect, 
magazines would never smell like perfume,
dogs would walk themselves, 
and algebra would really come in handy.  
Well, look on the bright side, at least there’s AMSTEL LIGHT.
It has only 95 calories,but you still get real imported taste.
You don’t give up a thing.Who says nothing’s perfect?...Amstel Light.

Happy auditioning!