BABY COW PRODUCTIONS are developing a TV series based on the memoirs of Alan Carr; growing up in 80s Northampton and discovering the man he wants to be.
We are looking for a young Alan Carr! Or at least a young actor who is:
Aged 10 - 13 years old
Naturally funny, charismatic and confident
Interested in acting but doesn't have to have experience
If you know someone who can keep us all laughing – and sometimes crying – and fits our criteria, then we would like to receive their recorded monologue from the script below.
Details of where to send it are at the bottom of this email.
Get the permission of a grown up
Film the monologue in Landscape so with your phone/device on its side
Make sure we can see and hear you clearly, just natural light is fine
Look straight at the camera or just off to the side
Frame with just head and shoulders in the picture.
Do an impression - no funny glasses and false teeth thank you! We’re looking for a naturalistic performance, should feel like a video diary not a ‘performance’
Just try to copy Alan - show us a bit of your personality, bring the character to life your own way
Our top tips
1. Use natural light to record your performance in
2. Check that we can hear your voice clearly, but please don't shout!
3. Film in landscape mode (on its side!)
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MONOLOGUE TO RECORD
‘I swear there was a mix up at the hospital. I do! Somewhere in Northampton, there’s a hairdresser looking out his patio windows wondering why his son is more interested in playing keep it uppy, than learning how to give a cut and colour. It’s what you could call a genetic own goal, no pun intended, my Dad’s the local football manager you see. I mean I’m hardly footballer material, have you seen me? Classic pear with a sweet tooth, most boys go up a collar size over the summer holidays but I go up a cup size an all.
What can I say? I'm a sucker for a flump, it's one of the few pleasures in my life. Well, that and bobbing down WH Smith to get my hands on a brand new Agatha Christie. Betty in Smiths says ‘ you like a mystery don’t you?’ I thought ‘How you’ve maintained this job with such bad body odour is the biggest mystery but I bit my tongue and just said "Give me a quarter of cola cubes my love, and then I’ll get out of your hair’.
Submit your tape
When you are happy, clips should be sent - by someone over 18 - with the following information:
Name and age of the person on tape
Name of parent/guardian and their contact number
The video clip in downloadable format (eg Wetransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo)
All clips need to be submitted by midnight 19th March
Clips, names and contact details will ONLY be used for development of this production. Only people directly involved in the casting process will have access to this information. At the end of this process all clips and details covered by GDPR regulations will be deleted.