BLANK STAGE “MOCK AUDITION” SHOWCASE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 6-9PM
Mock Audition Acting Showcase
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests for coming out to our industry showcase. It was an AWESOME experience. Our them was "Mock Audition" which forced the studio to REALLY focus on this discipline. Enjoy our highlights and if you like watch the showcase in its entirety see below. A HUGE virtual round of applause for all of our amazing industry guests for coming out. You all ROCK!!!
Casting Director Cheryl Louden-Kubin (Miami Vice, Horror show, Appalachian Summer)
Agent Carol Shaginaw (Talent Direct Agency Atlanta) *Remote Viewing
Producer/ Director Frederick Taylor (Tomorrow Pictures Owner/Director)
Producer/ Directors Dewayne & Lawayne Bontrager (Bontrager Twins Productions)
Filmmaker Byron Conrad Erwin ( Aegis Pictures Owner - Director Of Photography)
Studio Owner, Media Producer Kelly Young-Silva (Words in Motions)
Working Actor David Alexander (NCIS, OUTCAST, BEING MARY JANE)
Filmmaker Aaron Hobson (Tie Ribbon Productions)
What makes The Atlanta Casting Director (Atlanta Casting, LLC) the top choice for Casting in The South?
It's not one solitary thing, but rather the collection of all the "right" things; the lattice of attributes that link together into a framework for success. Together they are far greater than the sum of their individual parts, creating synergy and emergence.
Experience - with over 20 years casting of in The South, Cheryl Louden-Kubin and The Atlanta Casting Director have earned their stripes. They understand what producers really want and need (even in those rare occasions when it's different that what they think they want and need.) We bring the right talent, guided to their best performance and deliver it consistently, professionally, and cost-effectively.
A Proven Track Record - our credits include major hits, major studios, and major casts. Our casting has received awards, including a CLIO, and our projects are littered with trophies such as Emmys, Golden Globes, and People's Choice Awards. (For more info, check out our resume here.)
Reliability - We do what we say and we do it well. We meet deadlines and we eliminate the unnecessary hassles, just presenting the right options in the best and most convenient ways possible.
Good People - We like us, actors like us, and you will too. A sense of trust is crucial to everyone involved.
Want to know more? Give us a call at (424) 245-5458 or email us at Casting@AtlantaCastingDirector.com - The Atlanta Casting Director (Atlanta Casting, LLC)
Talent Direct Agency was founded in 2006 and is a Full-Service Talent Agency serving Florida and Atlanta.
Commercial Clients include: Nike, Lifetime Fitness, Sony, Reebok, Corona, HBO, Malibu Rum, Daisy, Strayer University, Nikon, Home Depot, Hilton, Johnny Rockets, Kia, United Airlines, KFC, McDonalds, Walmart, Norwegian Cruiselines, Chase Bank, Ford, HTC, Fiat, Coors Light, Vidal Sassoon, Heineken Light, and many more!
Film/TV include: Burn Notice, Shameless, Graceland, Step Up 4, Iron Man 3, Jersey Boys, Magic City, Rock of Ages, The Glades, Glee, Vox, and many more.
Promotional Clients include (current and past) Perrier, Heineken Light, Gucci, Akvinta, Strongbow, Fendie, La Mer, Hpnotiq, , Audi, Stolen Rum, Christian Dior, Belvedere, Nespresso, T.R.A.F.F.I.C., Grand Marnier, Veuve Clicquot, Uniregistry, Hennessy and many more.
TalentDirect is a licensed, bonded full-service SAG AFTRA franchised talent agency.
Dewayne & Lawayne Bontrager
We started out 20 years ago as a creative media partner for Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Office Depot, and UPS. Our work included logo design; website development; interactive kiosk design and maintenance; and retail / trade show graphics. Interest in video and film soon followed. While we initially offered some video work for business clients, a lot of our extra time was spent on producing short films.
Ten years ago, we began submitting our creative films into competitions. Some of these titles include "What Goes Around", "Plan B", "The Beguiled", and "Goodman's Salute". We've been fortunate enough to win a number of awards for these short films as well as a nomination to the Cannes Film Festival (for "The Bridge"). We've learned a lot about putting together quality video, which includes good scripting, storyboarding, and technical aspects such as quality equipment, motion graphics, and special effects. But perhaps the most important lesson was, no matter what the equipment and technology, to focus on the audience.
In 2010, we decided to offer our video and film services to the business sector. Our clients have included PwC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Global Payments, and Pure Dental Health. Today we work almost exclusively on video and film production, in addition to the digital marketing piece in gaining visibility and viewers. We've grown and added a number of roles and crew. The film industry in Georgia is thriving, video technology continues to evolve, and markets are shifting. Through all of those changes, we're proud to say that we keep the focus on the storytelling methods that engage you and your audience.
Give us a call to discuss your next video campaign.
We develop and produce visual stories. From idea to finished product. For all screens big and small. One-offs and series. Docs and narrative. TV and OTT. B2B and consumer facing. Short form and long form. Digital content from expert storytellers.
David Alexander is an American film and television actor based in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to performances in film, television, commercials, and live theatre, David has extensive experience as an on-air talent in radio, has done commercial voice-over work, and has had numerous live television appearances. David has been seen in major theatrical releases and on network television shows and is a member of SAG-AFTRA. David is building an extensive resume with dozens of principal roles in film, television, theatre, and commercial projects to his credit. Recently, he has filmed episodes of House of Cards on Netflix, NCIS: New Orleans on CBS, CSI: Cyber on CBS, Outcast on Cinemax, Black Lightning on The CW, and was a recurring character on Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on ABC. David recently had a roles in the films Killing Reagan and was a supporting lead in the upcoming film Lover in the Attic. David has been fortunate enough to film scenes with Academy Award Winners Kevin Spacey, Patricia Arquette, and William Hurt. David is also a licensed barber and set a Guinness World Record for shaving the most heads in one hour (73) which he did live on NBC’s Today Show on April 11, 2013 to raise awareness for childhood cancer research with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Events David hosts and organizes for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation have raised nearly 1.3 million dollars for childhood cancer research.
I'M A COOL GUY, BASICALLY
Collaborating with other artists to make a film is stimulating. Just like with musical improvisation, one artist starts out, the next listens and adds to it, the next absorbs it and takes it even further. I am fortunate to have had those experiences under my belt and can apply them to the filmmaking process. It has given me great insight into communicating with actors and crew to make the vision of the film a reality.
The concept of owner Kelly Young Silva, Words in Motion is a project based studio. Kelly is an active member of the acting community. She has helped build programs for over 20 years. Kelly began teaching Acting Classes in 2008 as a way to give back to the Community.
Our focus is personal development for the working actor.
What do we offer? Words in Motion Acting Studio offers creative learning.
We give you the freedom to discover your abilities. Skills you gain through our studio will not only help you build a career, it will enhance your life. Our teachers are carefully selected and trained to provide you with skills to advance. Ninety percent of our actors are signed with top talent agents in the Atlanta area.
Gerald Griffith started VoiceoverCity in 2012 with the idea of bringing people in the voiceover community together. Since that time, he's founded the largest gathering of people in the voiceover community. Now in its 7th year, VO Atlanta brings together people from all over the world for a four-day event. Learn more about that at https://voatlanta.me
A Florida native, Gerald moved to the Atlanta area in 2009 with his family and recently opened his office in Woodstock where he focuses on supporting the voiceover community, In addition, he mentors at the local high school as part of their film program helping the next generation of kids discover the world of creative development through voice, film, and more.
In addition to his work with the voiceover community, Gerald is also heads up FILM Atlanta where he continues to support the growth and development of the areas film community.
"There's nothing better than being a part of helping others succeed" - Gerald Griffith
As a fine artist at the age of 11, Deontae was taught how to be a storyteller through teachings at the Cleveland School Of The Arts for 7 years. Now, after 25 years of crafting stories through print, web, animation, film and entertainment with clients such as the Cartoon Network, Cleveland Clinic, Drake, kid Cudi, Marketing firms and more, Deontae focuses on connecting creative professionals with key resources for career development within the film, TV and entertainment industries.
Deontae owns and operates the Indie Film Loop, which is a platform for industry professionals to connect, learn, showcase and discover. Plus, he also produces Atlanta's 48 Hour Film Project and looks to expand his mission to do more for the film community.
Over the years Deontae and his team have effectively built a variety of brand identities for clients which has helped make an impact within their industries.