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Gymnastic Dancer/Actress for British Movie (Comedy Drama Musical)

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Growing Old Gracefully, a new British comedy musical drama beginning Principal Photography in Manchester, England, July 2019, is casting for ;

Supporting Role ;
Gymnastic Dancer/Actress; LONG BROWN HAIR

To perform in a scene from the movie which is a parody of the music video of Here I Go Again by Whitesnake. The Actress/Dancer will have to be gymnastically flexible to perform the splits and a slow, balletic forward cartwheel on the bonnet of a Jaguar car, plus a scene where she fondly kisses the lead singer whilst sat in the front seat, just as in the Whitesnake video. 

The other scene involves a brief hug, running up the street romantically, hand in hand & then riding along the street at the rear of a tandem bicycle with the character of a famous star, a parody from a famous movie. Once with the lead actor, then again riding the tandem with an 8yr old boy dressed in costume as the star. These are evening scenes in the movie with atmospheric music video dry ice & moody lighting so it will be a one night shoot in June from around 10pm to 4am in Manchester.

Based on a true story, partly autobiographical, and set in the early 1960s in Manchester, the story centres on a rather unforgettable trip for 54 year old, undiscovered singer songwriter Paul, who ventures into the audience at Bernard Manning’s club to experience an evening’s entertainment of comedy & music.

But what starts off as a night of controversial comedy from Manning, gradually unfolds into a series of bizarre, surreal and unexplainable events involving politically incorrect conduct, chaos, confusion, farce, absurdist incidents and unexpectedly jaw-dropping surprises. Many puzzling questions inescapably arise, such as ; why are the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Laurel & Hardy still unknown & without any success in showbusiness, and why are they all looking for their first big break on the same dingy evening at Bernard Manning’s modest little club in the wrong, deprived part of urban Manchester?

Why are they all 54 years old?

And why do they all have an unsettling physical resemblance to Paul?

Why is Bernard so verbally brutal and totally ruthless in his confrontations with all these apparently big name, familiar faces? Is Paul about to get his own big break, taking over on stage when an unknown and disillusioned 54 year old Elvis Presley’s precarious pelvis forces him to prematurely halt his performance in agony and leave the building?

Is Paul about to personally rewrite the shape and history of culture and pop music legend? Growing Old Gracefully is a comedy drama with a startling difference where weird things are constantly happening and bringing the events of history, the past and the future, especially for some of the biggest names in showbusiness, into shocking uncertainty.

The film combines elements of Back To The Future, The Wizard of Oz and Wierd Al Yankovic with moments of moving drama interweaving surreal, slapstick and physical comedy. Credits for some of the lead actors already cast include Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Sweeney Todd, Avenue Q. The movie is being shot in both black and white and colour on 4K digital cine cameras. It will be entered for International Film Festivals with a view to acquiring worldwide distribution and features several songs, music and special effects. 

Because of the production’s Very Low Budget status as an independent British feature film, the supporting cast will be paid a full industry daily rate of £141 that is deferred with a contract but not paid until the movie secures distribution, and then additional bonuses from the movie’s future Gross earnings. The crew are being hired on the same basis. The supporting cast will receive tickets for the cinema screening plus an IMDB and closing titles credit.

Production Accountants will distribute future payments and all cast and crew will be able to regularly receive and inspect the accounts.

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