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    Hey guys I am shooting a 20 minute short very soon. Its low budget pretty much the whole budget is going to feeding the cast and crew, and equipment. So we are in the process of finding 3 male actors about 17-18 years of age to play our main roles. I was wondering what is the best way to find actors that will work for the experience. I am not sure the best place to start.
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    Graham R


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    Try www.mandy.com, the best place imho.


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    In my experience, actors don't expect to be paid at all. I paid mine $300 for 8 days and they said this was unheard of. At this point, they are all doing it for experience, especially at the age your talking about.


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    You can also try craigslist. Or even ask your friends.

    Like Markyf said, most just want the experience.
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    I can cast for you. Nearly all the actors I work with work for credit / copy as they build their resumes and on-camera experience.

    I cast at no charge. Just give me the credit.

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    Where are you located? That makes a lot of difference as to how to answer this question. If you are in B.F. Egypt (re: Helena, Montana) the answer is going to be different than if you are in Los Angeles or New York City.


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    i agree.

    also try love2act.com i've gotten some good talent from there. i've never paid any actors anything besides food and maybe gas money lately since prices are so tight. for the most part they want a nice product to use for their reel though, i've had actors refuse to take money because they know it's coming from my pocket and not some $100k budget.

    the flipside to this coin is that sometimes you get what you pay for.




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    Quote Originally Posted by FilmBoy77 View Post
    the flipside to this coin is that sometimes you get what you pay for.
    Truer words were never said.


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    If you do live in a smaller area, then definitely try to get in touch with local high school theater teachers, they will definitely have a lot of aspiring talent in that age group willing to work for free.


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    I don't think the area will cause any problems. We are shooting in Orange County CA. So I doubt finding actors will cause to many problems. Thanks for the tips guys I really appreciate them.
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