#CastMeComp is a selftape competition judged by industry professionals which allows actors to keep active and learning, writers scribbling, industry professionals seeing new talent and enable us to help charities who are in critical need.
Colin McKeown MBE is a BAFTA nominated Executive Producer. He is the founder of LA Productions who are a truly independent TV production company known not just for creating award-winning drama, but also for their commitment in nurturing new talent and showcasing the wealth of creativity - both on and off camera. Colin is primarily known as a drama and film producer but has also produced factual, comedy, documentaries and light entertainment programmes. With nearly 50 years experience in the industry, he’s worked pretty much everywhere, on everything.
Credits Include: Moving on, Common, Care, Broken, Reg, Clink and many more!
How it works
- The competition is open to all actors over the age of 18 and with self tape facilities. If you are currently isolating on your own don't worry we don't mind if someone reads in with you virtually.
The competition will cost £8.20 to enter. This will create the CastMeComp money pot, this pot will then be distributed to the winning actor, a charity, creatives involved and our Creative Collaboration Fund. Details can be found below.
To enter you MUST share our social media competition post, follow us on all avalible socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and purchase a ticket.
Ticket sales close on Tuesday 20th April or until sold out.
On Tuesday 20th April at 12pm we will send out scripts to all actors. There are four scripts sent out to choose from, these scripts are now available to be interpritated how you wish - we will not be giving suggested age or gender.
The Winner and Top 5 will be announced on Thursday 29th April*. The actor with the winning selftape will recieve £500 cash prize and the top 5 will also receive written feedback from our industry professional judge.
Self tapes MUST be uploaded to Youtube. They must be titled: (Your name) for CastMeComp (eg: John Smith for CastMeComp). Next, you must to send us the YouTube link to access your selftape. This link must be emailed to email@example.com by Friday 23rd at 12pm. Any tapes received after this deadline won't be entered. Please also upload your selftape to twitter using the hashtag #CastMeComp and tag @doordiestudios.
DISCLAIMER: This competition is that - a competition with scope for actors to learn and develop. It is in no way an audition for an existing or planned role with our industry professional.
Creative Collab Fund
When life gets moving Do or Die Studios are going to get creatives together and begin to produce short scenes.
We will open applications for writers to send duologues and successful writers will be paid from the fund.
We will need actors for these scenes who will be cast through self tapes - successful actors will also be paid PLUS they will receive showreel material for free.
We will then get a filmmaker/director involved who will also be paid - we want to work closely with filmmaking school students and graduates.
We will also ensure industry professional mentors are on hand for any guidance and tips.