Joan of Arc Inspires “Montana Mischief”

(Montana Mischief will enter Pre-production in 2015)

Joan of Arc achieved a remarkable achievement in her short life of 19 years. In particular she embodied religious devotion with great bravery and humility, her life helped change the course of French history.

Joan of Arc

“She was greatly committed to the service of God and the Blessed Mary.” (1)

From the age of 12 she began to have mystical visions. In these visions she said she felt the voice of God commanding her to renew the French nation. At her later trial Joan of Arc said she felt these visions were as real seeing another person. The visions were often accompanied by light and the presence of saints such as St Michael and St Catherine.

 

Montana Mischief

Feature Film by Sylvia Johnson

The 15 year old Janelle Montana is the Joan of Arch of the 21rst Century. Her story is set in gang mobster environment in the down to earth neighbourhood of Lewisham, Southeast London.

Synopsis

The action packed story of a young girl who has suffered a great loss and receives an extraordinary calling.  Montana Mischief focuses in how Janelle Montana deals with her loss; it will also reveal the bravery of her character and the loyalty of her teenage friends. Her decisiveness to take over her father’s business marks a new stage in her life and shows how she assumes responsibility, gains strength and builds her character. All these events clash with the celebration of her 15th birthday.

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Montana Mischief versus  Luc Besson’s Joan of Arch

Studying the films of Luc Besson  we see that excess and stylization are the two major hallmarks.  We are aware of this in characterization, decor and genre. The characters are usually larger than life, physically strong and they seem to lack psychological or historical depth, rather like comic-strip characters.  They are spectacular images cut loose from any clear historical context. The decor sometimes overrides narrative.

 What makes Besson’s heroes inspiring is that we all have something in common with them, that is their weaknesses.

When asked about strong female characterizations,  Besson replied that he found women much more interesting to make films about,  because they are not as strong as men, physically. The strategies that women adopt to be strong is what makes them so interesting in movies’ leading roles, said Besson.

 Montana Mischief wants to be created  from building a leader of spectacular pictures with an underlying story. Focusing on decor, genre, impacting images, we attempt to create psychological depth to the characters and a meaningful story from a clear historical background. The main character evolving and developing from visual images. Her character traits are revealed in the ways she chooses to deal with her circumstances. The story line is illustrated in pictures, the dialogue and soundtrack aid in complementing the deceptive story line which purposefully misleads the audience to make different suggestions as to what the “Truth” is.

 

The main character Janelle Montana owes partly inspiration for her existence to the epic character Joan of Arc, an adolescent who dreams and obeys a higher call.  

The life of Joan of Arc reflects the rising of a messiah. The question that has entertained historians is the “How did she happen?”  How did a young girl of sixteen or seventeen convince the Dauphine of France the future Charles VII to give her an army, to lead a battle against the English.  She drove the English out of Orleans and Charles was crowned King.  Subsequently Joan was captured by the Burgundians  sold to the English  tried by the church and executed at Rouen.

She appeared in a time of unrest when a nation needed a savior. Joan was sent from God. Her virginity was a powerful sign of integrity in her society. She has considered to have a pure and devoted heart.  Most importantly Joan of Arc represented a challenge that had to be met.

I chose to build a character that held some sort of similarities with Saint Joan of Arc,  not in the magnitude of her influence but in the reflection of her emotions, her character traits and how she is viewed by others in her society.

I wanted to create a character who was special no so much for her dreams, vision and God sent messages but for her strong personality which was  a direct inheritance from a very respected, feared and exceptional predecessor.  A character who would be free from the stereotypical format for a modern hero.  A character passionate and strong induced by the command of a greater source of power.  Janelle Montana is character that can stand alone as a savior/hero, for she is been given permission to do so by a higher authority. She is trusted because of her inherited character the loved shown to her and the loyalty of all those around her give her strength, yet she is especially vulnerable to ill fate. The how she deals with the overwhelming conflict that arises is a powerful message.

Joan Of Arc

“I was thirteen when I had a Voice from God for my help and guidance. The first time that I heard this Voice, I was very much frightened; it was mid-day, in the summer, in my father’s garden. ”  – Joan of Arc from her trial transcript. (2)

These visions made Joan of Arc even more religiously inclined. She would frequently go to confession and, it is said that, whenever she heard the bells for Mass she would immediately drop her work and run to church.

Initially Joan did not tell others about her visions and inner commandments but in May 1428 the divine messages urged her to seek an audience with Charles de Ponthieu currently an ineffective and relatively weak leader of the French.

At the time of Joan’s childhood, France was seriously divided with a lack of national unity. In 1415 King Henry V of England had invaded France and defeated the French army at Agincourt. This famous victory over the French nobility left the country weak and divided. The main divisions were between the Dauphins and English supporting Burgundians.

Under Charles de Ponthieu the French were without direction and without a real leader. When Joan of Arc came to the court she overwhelmed Charles with her passion and conviction. It is quite remarkable that this 17 year old peasant girl was, as a consequence, given control over an army and allowed to lead them into battle. Within a year Joan of Arc had led the French army to victories at Orleans, Patay and Troyes. Many other towns were also liberated from English control and it allowed a triumphal entry into Dauphin for the coronation of King Charles VII on 17 July 1429.

For her exploits and leadership Joan of Arc and her family were granted noble status. She has also won the hearts of the French soldiers who looked up to Joan as an almost mythical leader. However a year later Joan was captured by the Burgundian forces at Compiegne and sold to the English. Her trial is well documented and provides a revealing insight into her character and destiny.

The trial was a very testing experience for Joan. Initially the trial was held in public, but, her responses were much sharper than her prosecutors expected. She held her own and produced some strong rebuts, which gained her public sympathy. For example, the prosecution tried very hard to get her to blaspheme. She was asked:

Question at Trial: “Do you know if you are in the grace of God?”

“If I am not, may God place me there; if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest in all the world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God. But if I were in a state of sin, do you think the Voice would come to me? ” – Joan of Arc  (2)

Eventually, the trial was continued behind closed doors. It appears Joan was threatened with torture, but, she wasn’t actually tortured. As expected, Joan was found guilty and condemned to death by burning at the stake. Faced with such an overwhelming ordeal Joan broke down and confessed.

However a week later she regained her strength and recanted her confession. She was able to face her ordeal with dignity. It is said that over 10,000 people came to see her execution by burning. Her ashes were scattered in the Seine. One legend tells how her heart remained unaffected by the fire.

26 years later the English were finally driven from Rouen and in a later inquest she was declared to be officially innocent and was officially designated to be a martyr. She was canonized a saint in 1920 and remains the patron saint of France.

166 thoughts on “Joan of Arc Inspires “Montana Mischief”

    • Hi my names Julianna and I’m really interested in the role of Clarissa I’ve been going to theater school for eight years now and I was thinking of finding a role to play my reasons of wanting to play a role in this production is beacause I find the idea of it very unique and interesting and I think it’s very original I’m 11 so the only role I’m old anogh for is Clarissa and her characteristic are very similar to mine

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    • Kandace says,Love the concept and think Joan Of Arch is a strong ,young powerful woman. I have always wanted to play her character. Love your synopsis. I am from South East London and am interested in playing a part in your short film.
      Kandace

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  1. Hi Sylvia,
    I would love to put some pupils from my Stagecoach school forward for the roles of:
    Timothy,Alex, Tina,Clarisse, Zack, Jerome and Junior.
    Our pupils have landed roles in adverts, TV, Films and musicals and I would love to put them forward for auditions.
    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Kindest wishes
    Laura

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  2. Hello ! i’m a young actor i’m 29 years old ! so you can show the part i can be inside !! i would like participate on that short film !!! sincerely !!

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    • hi I would love play the part of clarisse . I enjoy acting very much and im looking for a role that suits me and I think I may have found it . if u could just give me a chance And I will show u my potential . I have done a stage production before and I go to acting classes .

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  3. Hi, My daughter Bethany would love to apply for the role of either Clarisse or Tina. She has worked in film, short films, tv and Stage. Your film sounds exciting.

    Kind regards
    Wendy

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  4. Hi, i found that interesting about Joan of Arc and what a role model she is today for girls to be strong in character to make up for being physically weaker than boys, (some anyway.) I would like to be considered for the lead role. That is my strong character. I am 12 but mature , thoughtful, creative, emotional, and excited by acting and creating new characters. I was at stage school, which is how I was auditioned for my full length film to be released this year, but have been gaining more experience by acting rather than learning to act the same as everyone else. If that makes sense. My details are all on star now with my show reel and photos but let me know if you want me to send stuff. This is a music video I was in last year.

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  5. I enjoy acting thoroughly and have been in a few upcoming movies. My playing age is from 16 – 22 my real age is 16 . I love different genres as I am very versitile. Thank you for your time.

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  6. Hi, Amazing ! Yet another exciting project from you. Please look at me on Starnow or Spotlight I am a versatile young actress of 14 and have had experience on film, I would love to audition for the part of Tina. Your ideas are very different and creative and I would love to be involved in anything innovative like that.

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  7. Hi Sylvia, this story really comes alive on paper so I am sure will be amazing on screen. I am a 15 year old girl and totally understand the importance of loyal friends that always stick by you. Although I live in a completely different world to Janelle I would love the opportunity to demonstrate my acting skills and get inside Tina or Clarisse’s character. All relationships have issues and challenges wherever you are and so I am sure I can bring something fresh and real to your vision. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  8. I would love to participate in this, I think I could do the part of Clarisse. I take direction well, and learn lines really quickly as I have a photographic memory. I pay attention and stay attentive for a long time, and I can do good expression. I am interesting, funny and individual, and I think I could really do this well.

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  9. I would love to be a part of you project, I have previous experience in both paid and unpaid roles and I think I would be ideal for the part of Tina or Clarrise. Please see my profile,pictures and video on the Starnow website.

    Thank you
    Sydnie Haines

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  10. Hi, I saw the ad about auditions for your film through Star Now. I love performing and I am trying to gain experience in acting singin dancing. Im 15.
    I would love the chance to act in your movie.

    Kind Regards

    Laura

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  11. Hi Sylvia,
    I would love to be involved in a production that promises to combine psychological insight with dramatic excitement, and that is obviously being undertaken with seriousness and commitment.
    I would like to audition for the role of Roberto Montana, particularly because I have prior experience of playing father-roles opposite strong female characters and have found these roles to be the most satisfying and challenging I’ve had. But I would also potentially be interested in the role of MacMacy.
    My resume and show reel can be found in my StarNow profile, but You can also find my reel at this link:

    Best wishes,
    Rory

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  12. Hi! Hopefully you got my StarNow application, I could play any of the teen roles and would bring passion, enthusiasm and a lively character to them! I have been at stagecoach for nearly 7 years and have had a lot of lead role experience. I am a confident and talented actress and look forward to hopefully working on this project with you!
    Thanks,
    Sylvie

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  13. Hi Sylvia,

    Thankyou for your reply through starnow. I would just like you to consider offering me a casting. I am felxible, reliable, hardworking and always up for something new. I really enjoy my drama classes. I have experience in mainly theatre productions and have also really enjoyed taking parts as an extra both spoken and non spoken parts. I love to dance and have excellent gymnastics skills. I would love the opportunity to meet and work with you. Please see my profile for more details and I really hope to hear from you soon. Good Luck with the project. I really hope I can be part of it.

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  14. Hello Sylvia, my name is Charlotte and I have made an application on starnow to be considered for a part in your film.
    I have been acting for a long while now,I love musical theatre and straight acting and I am attending drama school on a Saturday and a Sunday and have just begun my GCSE in drama. I have appeared on stage many times in an amateur capacity and wish to go to drama school when i am older I have an Agent and have filmed commercials for TV. However I really need to gain further experience in front of the camera and think I would gain an awful lot being part of your production.
    I would be grateful if you would consider me for an audition.
    Many thanks
    Charlotte

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  16. Hi, my name is Penelope and I would be interested in the part of the waitress. I graduated from East 15 in 2010 with an MA acting. I’m eager and hungry for experience. I’m very hard working and easy to work with. I take direction very well and I’m always focused. I work well in a team and am also happy to bring ideas to the table when solicited.

    you can find more information about me (incl. voice and showreel) on my website http://www.penelope-driver.co.uk. my email is penelope.driver@googlemail.com

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  17. Hi I would love to be a part of this project because I like the fact you aren’t looking for skinny blonde children to play the main parts. I’m 11 years old and I have brown crazy hair and blue eyes and pouty lips! I absolutely love acting and this project looks great. I would love to audition. Thanks. Emma-Louise x

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  18. Hi,
    I’m Sophia and I think I will be perfect for the character, Janelle Montana because I think I have the right personality to play the role perfectly. It would be a great experience for me and I guarantee you to give my best at all times. I’m a very easygoing person and I get along with everyone. I have had experiences in front of cameras and I also have auditioned before. Please have a look at my Profile on StarNow and contact me through my email. Thank you.
    http://www.starnow.com.au/sophiaghale.

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  19. Hi, I just sent my application to you via Star Now. The project sounds great and so interesting, and I would love to be a part of it!
    I have a lot of professional experience and I am represented by a professional agency.
    Thank you,
    Sophie

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  20. Hi this sounds like an exciting oppertunity which I would love to be a part of. I have been told I am a pleasure to work with with a fun and bubbly personality and hope you will consider me for this role as becuase of my very Blonde hair (of Polish decent) it gives me a young playing age which is a great advantage for me and gives me a unique appearence. Thank you

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  21. I would love to be given the opportunity to audition for Tina and/or Clarisse. I am really excited by the story line and know that I could really become involved in the experiences that Janelle Montana goes through. I myself have suffered the loss of a parent and therefore feel that I have an empathy with how hugely life changing this can be. I can also relate to the important role that friends have in helping a bereaved person to move on. Friends may find it difficult to know how best to offer support but their loyalty keeps them there, and just by being there they are helping.

    I do hope you will give me the opportunity to demonstrate my suitability at audition.

    I have applied via Starnow, where I have shared with you my acting experience. 🙂

    http://www.starnow.co.uk/bexjones1

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  22. Dear Sylvia,
    this project sounds very interesting, and i would consider it a great experience to be a part of. I tried to send my CV and headshot to your email address but it said it was not verified? But i am 16 and have a playing age of about 14-17, which i think suits the role of Tina.
    Thanks very much,
    Eleanor Mason

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  23. Hiya – I’m Trieve and I just applied for an audition through StarNow. I’m 16 and i think i can bring a bit of fun as well as a bit of an edge to the roles of either Alex or Tomothy. I’ve just done ‘extra’ work on 3 UK movies for release in 2012 (with Ray Winstone and Noel Clarke) and would now like to take it to the next level. As well as portraying serious characters I also have a wicked sense of comedy timing which I think will come out well in your characters – have a look at http://www.trieve.co.uk and check out my video for Stand Up Sex (don’t worry, it’s a video for a sexual advice service for London teenagers :). Check out my other videos on there too.

    I do ballet, (just got an A in grade 5), hip-hop, (check me and my crew out at the link above), contemporary and modern (got an A for that as well!) dance.

    All in all, i would love to be involved! Thanks, Trieve.

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  24. hi, iv applied for Montana Mischief via star-now,

    iv been and actor since the age of 16 and in my 3rd year of touring now and im certainly not afraid of hard-work,

    i am very instinctive when it comes to developing characters and take direction well with respect.
    Il do what it takes to make any of my performances that extra bit special,

    im interested in playing the role of Tomothy or Alex
    i guarantee you wouldnt be disappointed with what i can do for Montana Mischief.

    my star-now profile is
    http://www.starnow.com/chrisrichardson12.

    thank-you

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  25. Hey this looks like a really interesting project! I’m Rachel, I’m 15 – but look younger. Versatile as can play serious and playful. Please check out my starnow page for more info! I think I could play Tina quite well. Thanks!! x

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  26. Hi!

    My name is Lauren and I would love to be considered for the role of the waitress in this production. I am a trained actress and I have had experience on multiple shoots, most recently the Coca Cola Official Olympic Campaign.
    Here is a link to my starnow profile if you were interested, however I have also sent you my official application to the email address provided. Thanks for the consideration,

    Cheers! Lauren

    http://www.starnow.com/laurenjones89

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  27. Hey Sylvia. I love the sound of your story. Two things really stand out – the fact that it’s action packed – yay!, but more important the fact that this is about someone so young, only 15 years old, and that she’s a girl! Young people don’t get to see role models their own age very much and I’d love to be part of something so unusual and special. Thanks, Georgie.
    PS I’ve sent you a starnow application – with pics and cv et on there.

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  28. Hello there,
    my son would love to be considered for the role of Zach, or any other you would feel appropriate for him. The performing life is one on highs and many rejections resulting in lows, Toby takes the highs and enjoys every second, and remembers them to get him through the lows. He is only 11 (playing age 13) but he inspires me his Mum to continue supporting him and encouraging him. he is such a cheerful, positive and likeable young man, one smile from him and my day is set 🙂
    I know you will love him just as much as we all do.
    Here is is starnow profile …thank you , from a very proud Mum – Teresa http://www.starnow.co.uk/tobyturpin

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  29. Hello, I am very interested in this, however I havent had A voice over part before? I would like to start of somewhere and I believe this would be a good option, I’ve read through the charcater list and would love to have a chance at this! I am 14 years old and study drama and achieve high grades in this.

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  30. Hi

    I am a 14 year old boy called Nathaniel love to act also love sport. I would love to get involved with your film love the story. I have been acting since I was 3 was in EastEnders from the age of 4 to 6, am in Demions Never Die play a the lead as a young boy (Robert Sheehan) I was in the film Shifty been in 9 TV program’s and over 20 adverts here is my IMDb link http://m.imdb.com/name/nm1519540

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  31. Hello, I’m Suzanne and I’m 15, I applied for you’re casting via StarNow. I wouldn’t like to narrow my acting down to one character so I would love to be considered for any that may suit me. Just based on what I’ve seen this looks like an amazing opportunity to be involved in a very exceptional film conveying a great message. I have a great passion for acting which I hope you will see from my StarNow profile and I would love to be considered for a casting.

    Thank you,
    Suzanne

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  32. Hi Sylvia,

    This sounds like a fantastic opportunity to get involved with. I would be very interested in auditioning for the role of Iris as well as a few others including the waitress role. I am a very determined actress. I am a confident, bubbly, passionate and dedicated individual. I am keen to succeed in whatever I do. I have been involved in many short films/feature films/commercials, which you will be able to see on my starnow profile.

    I very much look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Laura

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  33. Hello,
    My name is Sienna Kelly and I would love to be considered for the part of Janelle Montana. I am a half jamaican and half english 15 year old girl and believe I would be excellent choice for this role. I have previously been in the National Youth Ballet and London Childrens Ballet. I have been in an amateur production of ‘Hairspray’ playing the role of ‘Little Inez’. I have had some camera experience as I used to be in the Cbeebies show Springwatch Season 1 &2, and Autumnwatch. I have gone to several acting workshops, attend a drama class every Saturday and am currently doing Drama GCSE.
    Sienna xoxo

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  34. Hi Sylvia

    WOW I am interested in participating with this project. I have done a few short films/plays/commercials/tv I would really like to get involved in this brilliant production. I like the plot of your film, it is interesting and different to anything I’ve seen recently. I really hope you consider me for the roles of either Tina or Clarisse. I have studied Joan of Arc at school, and love the idea of a 21st century version. Really looking forward to hearing more details.
    Thanks for your reply already via my Starnow a/c.
    All the best with your exciting project, I hope I can be part of it with you.
    Lara P

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  35. Hello Sylvia ,
    I am 13 years old and i would like to auditon to play the role of Tina or Clarisse. I completley understand how you need to have freinds to stand by you , Beacuse it relates to my life i have had loyal freinds and with out them i have no clue were i would be today. I love to act it is one of my biggest passion’s , I have acted since i was only 3 year’s old, I have worked on stage ALOT, and I am a very confident and strong acter and i can adapt very well , I am totally reliable and will always work to the best of my abbilaty ,I attend an acting academy every saturday but now feel like i am ready for the next step, you can get intouch with me via starnow .
    thank you
    Lauren xxxxx

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  36. My name is Sara Masud and I am interested in the role of Tina. I am familiar with Lewisham and am very much interested in this project. I am currently studying drama GCSE whilst attending Stagecoach school at the weekend. I have experience of an amatuer capacity and have appeared in productions such as ‘a midsummer nights dream’ and ‘wind in the willows’. My portfolio can be viewed on my star now page: http://www.starnow.co.uk/saramasud. I would loved to be considered for a role and look forward to hearing from you.

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  37. Sincerely hope you will consider my application. I have been complimented a various amount of times on my acting skills, I am just starting out and i do believe i can go far. Many thanks.

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  38. To Sylvia,

    I truly believe that I have all the attributes you are looking for. I am very well spoken, educated and confident.

    I enjoy every aspect of acting and I would be very grateful for the opportunities you can offer me.

    When I am in front of the camera, I am 100% focused, determined and easily adaptable to provide you with the right attributes for any specific job.

    Travel is not an issue for me, and I am happy to be considered for shoots and filming within the UK and abroad

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Jamie Bourne

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  39. Hi my name is Ellie and I am 13, nearly 14. I have been in lots of school productionsas the lead role and am currently applying for the National youth theatre. I really just want a break into the acting world and know I can do that and am good enough! Just need to find that lucky break, please let me audition !!! xxxx

    Ellie Tidswell

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  40. Hi Sylvia,
    I run a performing and creative arts charity for children and young people from age 4 – 23yrs. The majority of kids/young people that attend are from low income families, have social or family problems, siblings with a disabilty and some have a disability themselves – they all share one thing and that’s their passion for the arts!

    We do a lot of film work with them as we find this is one way of being fully inclusive. They are not ‘stage school kids’ – we believe that everyone deserves a chance – they act from the heart as a way of releasing their emotions and I feel your project would be a fantastic opportunity for some of them to be involved in!

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about what we do and if you think you may be interested in seeing any of our members for this project or any future ones you may do.

    Best Wishes,
    Liz Evans (Workshop Director)

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  41. Hey, i would love to be considered for the role of Tina. I am a 15 year old girl from Essex who has a strong passion for the performing arts and music. I have been acting since the age of 7 and have filmed a short film called ‘child’. I am currently studying media and drama @ GCSE level and am set for A* in both. Please check out my profile for more information. Many thanks Luciee xx

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  42. Hi Sylvia

    I would sincerely love to be part of a exciting and vibrant production – I have played parts in numerous short films and thrive on being on set – I am passionate and dedicated in everything I do…I would love to be given the opportunity to grow as an individual and an artist –

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  43. Hi Sylvia,
    I have found out about this casting through Star Now and have applied. I am a 12 year old girl from Guilford.
    I would love to play the part of Clarisse. I have been attending Guildford school of acting for three years now, and I love it. I have also been in other productions in and out of school, which you can find more about on my Star Now page. I am a hard worker, and give everything 110%.
    This sounds like an exciting film which I would love to be part of! The story line sounds very interesting, being based on such a strong character, and her loyal friends.
    Many thanks, I look forward to hear from you.
    Olivia

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  44. Hi Sylvia,

    I have applied to be the part of Tina and Clarisse in your production through Star now. I am 12 years old, but will be 13 next month. I have experience and would love for you to give me the chance because I can really bring the character to life. I hope you will have a look at my profile and choose me to take part in your production.

    Thanks,
    Evie

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  45. Hi Sylvia!

    I would love to become part of this exciting and interesting project, I would love to be elected for the role of Clarisse. I have sent you my application to you and hope to be considered!

    Kind Regards,
    Neetu Singh

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  46. Hi there, I am very interested in playing one of the roles in your exciting production, love the story line and the concept of the joan of arc story being involved, Im 34 so would ideally like to play the mother or a similar part, I have participated in musicvideos, adverts, appeared on discovery channel and Dmax I also am an extra for ITV and have had little peices on The Only Way Is Essex, models misfits and mayhem etc..if you could look at my starnow http://www.starnow.com/estheradams or http://www.estheradams.co.uk i also have applied through starnow…also just to mention that I have 2 children of 14 and 16 who are following my footsteps and enjoy acting they would both like to be considered also so if i need to send any pictures of them or showreel to you please let me know, hope to hear from you soon warmest regards Esther x

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  47. Hi, my name is Hannah Louise Mickleburgh.
    I would love to be part of your project and would gladly audition for the part of Janelle or any other role. I am 14 (almost 15) and have been told that I can portray this exceptionally well. I feel that I would be good for the role as it, though different to others I have played, is something that I have acted before and the sort of emotional, expressionistic and serious type of performance that I have acquired talent at from 12 years of theatre performances. I have been told that I am “an enthusiastic teenager who takes her roles very seriously and maturely and performs to the highest standard. She may only be young but she is as reliable, passionate, devoted and serious about her work as anyone; she is able to take on many sophisticated and demanding roles with her playing age of 8-18. She has been merited and acknowledged as a mature, gifted and talented young lady in all fields.”
    Though this may be a long application, I will email you (h.mickleburgh@btinternet.com) and include my latest starnow.com CV and several headshots. [The email this is sent with is reference of my representative and friend, J. Dasman.]
    Thank You,
    Hannah Louise Mickleburgh

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  48. My comment about myself to ignite your interest in me for your film is well I haven’t really worked on anything like this before! I have attended stage school for at least three years. I have performed in many stage productions acting,singing and dancing. I am 13 years old and would relish the opportunity to try something different. I am versatile, committed and passionate about my drama and very spirited,so my family say!

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  49. Hi Sylvia,
    My name is Chrystal, I’m 14 years old and I am interested in the roles of Tina and Clarisse. I am a very hard working, self motivated, active individual. I can work in any given team harmoniously. I have excellent communication and listening skills. I also have wonderful presentation skills. I’m currently studying GCSE drama and plan to study A Level. I have presently been selected as a ‘gifted and talented’ drama student in my school. I have a strong passion for drama as it has been my dream to become an actress. The only experience I have, is performing as lead roles in my school plays; doing summer drama classes. It would be so delightful for me to get such a wonderful opportunity like this.

    Hope to hear you soon .. Chrystal x

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  50. This production sounds different really gritty like a early ken loach film, i would love to be apart of the project in the role of tina or maybe even montana. please hit me back so that i can have more info on auditions and such.
    thanks
    yasmin

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  51. Hello,
    Jade here. I am definetly extremely interested in your film. Please go to Starnow.co.uk and search for Jade Shaw. I have lots of experience and can play much older or much younger then my 11 years. I am confident and talented with both pro and amateur work.
    Sincerely
    Jade Shaw

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  52. HI Jessica
    I believe i will be great for this I’m hard working, consistent and i never give up I’m interested in the role of Clarisse so if you can email me about auditions, that would be great, thanks.

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  53. Hi Sylvia,
    My name is Macadie and I’m 14 years old. I saw your film advertised on StarNow and have applied for it. I would love to have the opportunity of playing one of the characters. The character I would like to play is Janelle because she seems like a really interesting character to play and interoperate but I don’t mind playing other characters either. I’m also mixed race and attend a weekend drama school. Please check out my profile on StarNow.

    Many thanks,
    Macadie

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  54. hello my name is chantelle msumbuga I would love to audition for Montana Mischief please I will send you my CV and Head shot thank you.

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  55. hiya!
    my name is mariatou hydara. i live in London. am a black girl studying media in a performing arts school. i am known for being the drama leader in my school which is one of the top performing arts school in London. i would love to act am contribute in this production. am quite confidence and really quick in switching into a character from my previous plays in school and clubs. this would be a break through for me and would mean so much i am ready to not get paid or anything like that, i just want to do what i love doing the most.

    here is my personal blog that i did some weeks back and it has some more information about me.
    http://lalaventure.blogspot.com/2012/01/films-stories-company-modeling-and-more.html

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  56. Hi Sylvia

    Sparky and full of character actress thinks she may be the right girl for you to either play Clarisse or Tina. I am a eager 22 year old looking for the right role! My playing age 12-22. Strong casting for teenage girls. My age brings with me maturity and training. I graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in July 2011 having gained three years of training and experience in many genres of acting, dance and musical theatre. I have worked on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film and played a teenage girl for a teaser for Micheal Bubles 2011 Christmas Album. Therefore I am very used to being on set and familar with the correct behaviour. I really feel I may be the right casting for one of these girls. I attach my Star Now Link and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

    Kind Regards

    Hannah Switzer

    http://www.starnow.co.uk/profile/ProfileDetail.aspx?edit=1

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  57. Hi,

    I would love to take part in this amazing movie because I think the plot is very interesting and I really´d like to play the Iris Montana character.

    Regards,

    Genciana Legaz

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  58. Hi,
    My name’s Leah and I would love to be a part of your project. I would love to play the role of Janelle Montana. I am thirteen years old and have a strong and confident character although I also have a vulnerable side. I have been performing since the age of three and have had numerous paid roles. Commitment and travel is no problem. I feel that I can relate to this project due to the fact that I realise how much friends matter when experiencing a great loss. I hope you will consider me for this role and please check out my StarNow profile using the link below:
    http://www.starnow.co.uk/leahchampagnie

    Many Thanks,
    Leah Champagnie

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  59. Tessa Hart graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2011. Lead roles, since graduation, include Lulu Lukas in ‘East Africa CIU’ (TV-episode), various short films, such as Dolly in ‘Mind Games’, and several teenage roles in music videos. Other work includes feature films (I am Cursed, C.O.O.L.I.O), web-series, commercials, rehearsed readings and theatre.

    Growing up in Belgium with a West-African/German background, Tessa became fluent in English, German and French. She studied drama in Brussels, Berlin, London, Moscow and Bali and continues training at the Actors Centre. Long-term ambitions include, conquering the TARDIS, kicking out The Doctor and redecorating in pink.

    * Playing age: teenagers.
    * Experience in screen & stage combat.
    * Versatile, honest, dedicated, energetic & hard-working.
    * Showreel: http://Showreel.TessaHart.com

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  60. Hi Sylvia,

    I’d like to go for the role of Tina! I’m a 23 year old girl living in London about to take on my acting career full time. I’m regularly asked “so which school/college do you go to then?” as you will see by my photos I appear much younger than my age, around 15/16 is the average guess! You can take a look at my profile on star now (http://www.starnow.co.uk/naomigray1) for more details and pictures.
    I was drawn to this production as it sounds like it has a really strong and important message to give out to young people going through a hard time, it could be something really inspiring, which is exactly what I got into acting for!

    Would love to hear back from you.

    All the best,

    Naomi x

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  61. Hi Sylvia
    This sounds very interesting and I would love to play the role of Janelle Montana. I am 19 years old and have a strong and confident character although I am also able to portray a more vulnerable side. I’m a fun bright, bubbly girl who is always able to deliver.Although I am 19 my playing age is from round 14- 22. I would like to think that my age brings experience and maturity. I have been performing since the age of four and have had numerous paid roles. I am very professional and used to working on sets. I am very comfortable in front of the camera and confident in my performing abilities. I come from a modelling and dance background and I have attended stage school for numerous years. I am very committed and travel isn’t a problem. I hope you will consider me for this role and please check out my StarNow profile using the link below:http://www.starnow.co.uk/jasminepride

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  62. Hello, I would be really interested in the chance to play a part in this great sounding short because I find the history it’s based on very interesting and compelling. A young woman who died at 19 and has been able to influence so many important people since then, and indeed inspire your production makes me curious and excited by the prospect of being involved! I am 20 years old, female with lots of stage experience. Confident, friendly and hardworking!

    Hope you are well!

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  63. Hi there Sylvia,

    I was just looking through your production outline and website and this looks like a really interesting and uplifting project.

    I would love to be considered for the part of Iris Montana or a similar role. The description of Janelle says that she is mixed race which is handy as I have a ‘multi-ethnic’ look about me, which could pass for many races/nationalities. This could be helpful when it comes to matching Janelle’s character.

    I have applied via StarNow and you can see my photos, showreel clips and experience on the StarNow link below or via my Spotlight profile http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/9017-0192-5569

    Thank you for your consideration of my application and all the very best with your project.
    Kind regards,
    SHEILA!

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  64. Hi Sylvia

    My Name is Carmel, and I’m 13, nearly forurteen. I would love to be in your production because i’ve never been in one before and I would love this to be my first. I have allied via Star Now. I’d just like to say one more thing;
    PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!
    PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Carmel
    p.s Thanks in advance for considering me!!

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  65. Hi,

    I would love to be a part of this movie,
    i have sent my cv and photos and imdb address page to you via email,
    hope to hear from you sometime

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  66. Hello Sylvia,
    I’m extremely interested and enraptured at the simple concept of this production I can’t wait to see how this would come alive with the characters on screen. I am extremely interested in the psyches of human beings and how as much as we differ we are all have that underlying layer of similiarity. I am especially interested in how human minds think differently and complexly how this can lead to difficulties and fatalities. To give a bit of information about me I am a 13-year-old girl from North London who loves ad is fascinated by the world of drama and drama itself. I recently started my GCSE drama course at school at the beginning of September last year. I’m currently in a school production and a production of Spanish play Blood Wedding at a local drama club.

    I’m overly interested in the construction of characters and studied famed dramatic practitioner and pioneer Stanislavski in drama. I love to read books and am starting to become interested in the writing of stage plays and screenplays (I love to read classical monologues on the internet) especially those which are quite cryptic, ones which the reader has to interpret themselves.

    Even I’m just venturing into them, I think someone’s teenage years are an integral part of their life and the events that happen within them are moulding of their characters and remembered for a lifetime.

    For all the reasons I’ve listed above it would be an absolute dream to be a part of this project!
    Although I’m fully black I’ve been told I can play a mixed race character before and because of my height and appearance I am flexible when it comes to age so I could probably play: Janelle Montana, Tina or Clarisse.

    Thanks for reading this comment!
    P.S I’m going to send a video of me doing a couple of monologues and telling you a little more a bit about myself.

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  67. I love this synopsis and it sounds truly amazing! My cv is actually on the website link which i’ll leave for you. I would like to audition for this as it sounds brilliant! I am also mixed race, which matches one of your characters. I’m also within the age range of what you’re looking for (15/16)

    Many thanks,

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  68. Hi all,
    The story line around the loss of someone so close and loyalty from friends, sounds so real. I think a lot of youngsters will be able to relate a great deal with the characters. The animation looks great too.

    I have applied via Starnow for the role of Irish Montana and would like the chance to audition.

    To see my profile please go to http://www.starnow.co.uk/DNeicy

    Kind Regards
    Denise

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  69. Hi I’m Frankie Mae. Im a 23 year old Actress based in London. I am very intrigued by your story. Your original summary reminded me of Alice in Wonderland with Alice taking over her fathers business at the end, but then I realsied there was so much more to Janelle. She intrigues me the most and I would love to be considered for the part. I know I am older, but I my playing age is much lower. Alternatively if you think I’m too old I would like to hear more about Iris Montana.
    You can see my videos and my portfolio at my website frankiemae.yolasite.com but here is a short student film I was involved in:

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  70. Hello Sylvia, my name Is Parys and I am very interested in playing the role of Janelle Montana, Tina and/or the waitress. I believe I am suitable for the role because I am a strong character/person and can translate this into playing Janelle. In addition, when i am given a role I fufill it to its full potentia. I find the synopsis very unique and different to most action films, and I enjoy action films.

    Thank you 🙂

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  71. Hi Sylvia,

    I’m interested in the parts of Iris or Yolanda. I love your vision for the main character and like you, have huge affinity for Luc Besson’s work and even more so recently for making the film ‘The Lady’. I’m a LAMDA trained, British born actress and have experience in Film, TV, commercials and voiceover. Please see my most recent short film on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5UaXodCoso&context=C378f5ccADOEgsToPDskKeFfq5pL4l0Hp7YavV1p1R

    My resume, headshots and showreel are all on starnow: http://www.starnow.co.uk/nataliechinnyah

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Natalie

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  72. hey,
    I am very interested in being in this production. The story of how women are aiming to be empowering and strong is relatable to women and girls everywhere. It is refreshing to see a story that old modernised, so that is relatable to teenagers like myself. I am 16 years old and I am interested in playing the role of ‘Tina’. I am currently at ART1 performing arts school preparing for my LAMDA exams. i have sent you an email will all my details, CV and headshots.

    Regards,
    Elizabeth Gbejuade

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  73. hi sylvia!
    my name’s Riya, i’m 13 and i go to stagecoach. Your concept for the film is exceptional and i really relate to the importance of loyalty in friends. I’m indian but i would still like to be considered for the mixed race part of janelle. Even though i’m 13, i look mature and have versatile acting skills. I would however also happily audition for the parts of tina and clarisse too, please please please consider me:) i would love to take part in this and gain experience and learn new things, and i always give my absolute best x

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  74. hi sylvia!
    my name is riya, im 13 and i go to stage coach. im indian but i would to love to be considered for the mixed race part of Janelle, even though im 13, im quite mature and can play parts a few years older. I love your concept of how important loyalty is in friends and can relate to it well. I have been included in a lot of theatre work since i was little but i prefer onscreen acting and would love to be a part of this production. Please please please please consider me, i always give my absolute best ability and hardwork:)xxx

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  75. I would love to be a part of your new production, because the storyline and the plot both sound interesting and I believe that I could portray the part of one of Janelle Montana’s friends (Alex or Timothy) . I am an African Caribbean actor with credits in both film and theatre. The story of Joan of Arc has inspired me as she was only a teenager when she was called for a higher purpose.

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  76. Hi Slyvia,

    My name is Amanda, I am 14 years old and very interested in being a part of this project! I would be able to play either Tina, Alex or Clarisse, unfortunately not Janelle because I am Caucasian. I would have loved to have played Janelle for all the reasons you wrote above, I love the idea of recreating such a powerful character in a cartoon form because it emphasizes the idea that you can own and become those things no matter who you are and where you come from or how old you are. I love the thought that I could be as influential as Saint Joan of Arc so I am sad that I could not bring Janelle Montana’s character to life. However there is not a hero without her trusted friends and I think these characters have almost as much a part in the story as she does.

    I love the fact that you are exploring the meaning of ‘truth’. I often ask myself what it is and have sometimes even decided that it does not exist. Creating something that asks the audience to contemplate this would be a fantastic achievement, and one that I would love to participate in achieving.

    So far I have experience in student films and school plays but I have considered voiceovers and have had it suggested to me by various people. I am hard-working and dedicated but I still know the importance of having a little fun. You can have a look at my starnow profile at: http://www.starnow.com/AmandaDahl and I will send an e-mail to you shortly. I hope you will consider me!

    Thank you,
    Amanda

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  77. HI, I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE ROLE OF IRIS MONTANA. I AM A CONFIDENT AND ENTHUSIASTIC ACTRESS WITH A PASSION FOR ACTING. I AM ABLE TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN REALISTIC AND BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS THROUGH GREAT USE OF EMOTION MEMORY AND METHOD ACTING. I AM RELIABLE, PUNCTUAL AND STRIVE FOR PERFECTION AND WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT PRODUCTION. PLEASE SEE MY STARNOW PROFILE. THANk YOU.
    NATASHA SAMBO

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  78. http://www.starnow.com/kelsiecouse we would really like to play Clarisse and Tina, we really want to do this, it would be our first production but we work very well together and are best friends so we have a very strong bond and wouldn’t be shy around eachother, we just need some details on the characters, thankyou:-)

    Kelsie & Kiera.

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  79. I would like to be part of this production because I am really enthusiastic and motivated when acting, acting is my passion and I won’t stop at anything until I land a role as an actor. For me, this would be an amazon opportunity for me to really shine and show the world what I can really do!

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  80. I would like to be part of this production because I am really enthusiastic and motivated when acting, acting is my passion and I won’t stop at anything until I land a role as an actor. For me, this would be an amazing opportunity for me to really shine and show the world what I can really do!

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  81. Hey, I’m an aspiring model/actress and I would love to be a part of your film, as the waitress. I’m personable and really easy to work with. I am a very confident person, and completely relaxed in front of a camera.
    For a start I have been a waitress/bar staff, so acting the professional part will be easy. Moreover I feel my look suits a waitress because I am very fresh and natural looking, but I also can have my looks played with to achieve anything.

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  82. Hello, this sounds like a really interesting subject and I like the way you have bought joan of arch into the modern day! I would love the chance to perform in your project, I’m 15 and live near london, I have been in a few different school plays like Aladdin and A Christmas Carol I have been in anything on a major scale but would love to start please contact me on my e-mail if I you would like me to!

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  83. Hi, Im interested in the childrens roles as I am an agent of children and young people aged 0-21 and I have a number of talented young actors who would be ideal for casting and who I would love you to meet. Please contact me if you still have parts available for 11-21 year olds as I would like to discuss this opportunity with you.

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  84. Hi ma, Im Bode Nathaniel.
    Sorry for the late reply, I was initially going to record a video as suggested but I thought it would be best if I appear in person. Can I still come to the audition today? & what time should I be there?

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  85. Very captivating introduction.
    I picture Roberto Montana as a fit father that had a very conflicted life. He had Janelle Montana when he was very young, when he was at the university and still fighting for his own identity, not accepting himself for being homosexual due to his upbringing, later on he needed to face HIV and finally die with cancer.
    All his life turmoil affected deeply Janelle life and made her who she is now…..
    …. Well, my imagination can go on and on…
    Yes, I am a make-up artist, (real life) and could also be Roberto Montana, in your own creation.
    …Whatever is going to be. I have a very positive feeling about it, and it will be absolutely great.

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  86. Hello Sylvia I love the sound of this project and would very much like to be a part of it! I particularly like the fact that Joan is a strong independent girl with great qualities that every girl would love to possess. I would like to be considered for the role of either Tina or Clarisse or anyone you feel would suit me. I have really only worked on live theatre and would have always wanted to act for TV or film as i’ve had lots of practice in auditioing for camera but have never been to an actual film or TV audition. I hope to hear from you soon and you can check me out at http://www.starnow.co.uk/hannahwhitehead3 thank you

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  87. Hello,
    I have taken extreme interest in “Montana Mischief”, the story-line sounds extremely interesting and I would love to delve deeply into playing one of your characters!
    I have attended drama school (Stagecoach) and I strongly believe that i am the ideal candidate to play either Timothy,Alex or Zach. I will be 15 years old when filming takes place in June. I believe that i stand out from any of the other applicants because my work ethic is extremely high and my ability to portray a wide range of emotions through my allocated role is great. I am an enthusiastic, optimistic and motivated character and hope you will consider me when selecting your role.

    http://www.starnow.co.uk/aronawofadeju1
    aronawofadeju@hotmail.co.uk
    thank you,
    Aron Awofadeju

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  88. This project sounds really exciting and I love the plot. I am really interested in the role of Tina. I haven’t got much experience but I believe I can bring to life the character of Tina in a exciting way. I will e-mail you my CV and photos/head shots asap. Thank you for this great opportunity 🙂

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  89. I would really like to play Iris or the waitress. I like the story line and the sound of the project very much! I am available from May. Please see my profile on Starnow.com or Linkedin. Have a super day! 🙂

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  90. I would love to play the role of Tina:) I am artistic, dedicated and I’m more than willing to travel. I’m 15 years old, but I can do the voice of young girls as well so I would happily do the voice of Clarisse if I am considered.
    I can do several kinds of accents, I love to act and I like to work c:
    I’ve acted in 6 action songs and in 2 plays, and I plan on taking drama as a subject and furthering on in college. I love to do voice acting especially.
    Only if contacted, I will email a CV and photos, but just as a description, I am; babyfaced, grey/green eyed, brunette, caucasian, short and my eyes and smile is my most complimented part of my body.
    I think this sounds like a fantastic story 😀 and I hope all goes well!

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  91. I would really love the opportunity to play the role of Tina. My name is Gracious Tapa i am currently 16 years old, Black british, 5ft5 and i love to act. i’ve been in several theatre productions and plays, i currently study drama as a GCSE and hope to pursue it in college. I have experience in voice overs and radio talk shows. i am willing to travel the distance if needed , and im able to do a range of different accents. I would really love the opportunity to be able to be involved in this play as i think it has a great story line and it will be a great privilege. I hope that the play goes well and please consider me for the role of Tina 🙂 , i will be able to provide a full CV and headshots if contacted. Thank you and best wishes

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  92. Hi I’m Jada I’m 14 years old, I would love to play the part of Janelle because I think the part sounds really interesting, and I think I could really bring the character to life. I feel I have a lot in common with the character as well. your physical description of Janelle matches me to a T.
    I hope to be considered for this role, please view my starnow profile

    Thanks, Jada

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  93. Hi there! I’d like to be considered for the role of the mum! Please visit my profile on Star Now (link bellow) for pictures and list of acting experience. This sounds like a really exciting production and I’d love to be a part of it! Many thanks, Shani.

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  94. Hi!…again 😀 I would also like to audition for the part of waitress.
    P.s. My photos on star now are over a year out of date so I look older now. Am organising head shots at the moment. Thanks! Shani.

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  95. I have already applied on starnow for the roles of tomothy and alex and even though i am 19. Im just starting out in the world of acting and this would be a hugely positive step for myself. Even if i do not get the chance to play these parts i would greatly appreciate any oppurtunity to be a part of this project. Thanks.

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  96. Hi Sylvia,
    This sounds like a great project to be a part of!I I’d like to go for either Tomothy or Alex

    Being a part of this would be a big break for me! and so I’d love to be considered! Cheers

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  97. Hi we are casting agency based in leeds, I have just read your film synopsis and think your idea is wonderful, it shows how teenagers can be and could be today rather than been portrayed as the lazy, foul mouthed kids that teenagers appear to be today.

    We have a number of teens on our books that will fit in with your characters I will email you their details!

    We look forward to hopefully working with you on this.

    Louise

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  98. Hi Sylvia,
    I’m a 24 year old female (from Australia) and would love to play the role of the waitress in your film. I’ve been involved in the hospitality industry for years, so waitressing comes naturally. In addition, I’ve had paid extras experience as well as dance performance experience. I’m professional, reliable and hard-working. Would love to hear further details about castings/auditions in the near future.

    Many thanks!
    Roshin

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  99. Hello Sylvia,

    First of all as a writer/actor/director myself I really respect what you are trying to achieve and i can see you have a strong vision of what you want, and I;m sure nothing is going to deter you from that so I sincerely wish you the best of luck in your endeavour even if I’m not a part of it.

    With regards to the roles I would be interested in Duke (I like idea of playing a refined, smooth character though I would be keen to know more about him) or Roberto, though I have to admit I may look a bit young to play the father of a 14+ year old. I guess that’ll will depend on your lead. I liked your Luc Besson comparison and see a lot of potential a different ways her father’s influence can be played.

    I’ll let my starnow profile speak about my looks, personality and experience rather than feeling it up here.

    Hope to hear from you.

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  100. Hi there sylvia my name is Caleyah March and I am thirteen years old. with high levels in all performing arts subjects especially acting, I can adapt quickly to any character given and portray the correct emotions for any situation.
    I like to think of myself as outgoing but definetley NOT a diva.
    I follow instructions quickly and when given and can work well with strangers, but most importantly…. Im unique and interesting giving me a boost to perform outstandingly.
    I hope you take me into consideration for either the roles of
    Tina or Clarisse.
    Thanks. Caleyah March.

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  101. Hi Sylvia!

    I am a professional and agency represented actress and I am interested very interested in your film as it looks very exciting! I am mainly interested in the role of Janelle Montana as she reminds me a lot of me with her extreme braveness and courage as I am a very confident and enthusiastic actress and I love taking up new challenges! Also because of the loss she has to go through, I am very good at acting out emotive roles.

    I have been involved in many theatre productions, I attend regular classes at The Anna Scher Theatre School, I have also been in short films, music video and a T.V commercial, all of which I learnt great new improvisation, script and acting on camera skills.

    I would love to be considered for an audition as I know would bring a lot of excitement and creativeness to the character and the project over all!

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Camila 🙂

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  102. Hello Sylvia,
    I would love to be considered for the parts of Janelle Montana, Tina or Waitress. I love your idea for this story, sounds like something I would watch! If I’m honest I have no professional experience but a lot of energy and hopefully good acting! I’ve recently stopped my stagecoach lessons after 10 years because I realised although I love all preforming arts its time to concentrate on my passion, drama. I am about to start some LAMDA lessons and am taking a preforming arts GCSE, that I love and that about sums up my acting experience, I’d love to be involved with this, because I believe the people I could work with would be as passionate as me about the project. I also like to think I am as determined as Janelle and also have strong beliefs that would help me portray her character. I am almost 15, caucasian,blonde/brown hair and blue eyes. I will send my CV asap!
    Thank you for reading!
    Shona

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  103. Dear Sylvia,
    I recently contacted you on starnow.com, but as i wanted to show my interest i would like to inform you that i would love to audition for the role of Tina, I’m 19 but very young and fresh looking.
    Would be great to hear from you,
    Many thanks,
    Melissa

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  104. Hello Sylvia , I would like to show an interest in playing the part of janelle or Tina , I am 15 I have no acting experience but you have to start somewhere ! Your story line is beautiful and inspiring , I understand that there is probably many more better candidates than me , but acting is all I want to do with my life , also will it be cinema release ? many thanks Kailei Roche – Williams

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  105. HI, this project sounds really exciting and fun and i would love to be able to audition for the role of Tine. I am a 16 year old aspiring actress and have done various stage productions for the past 6 years but i am now keen on trying film as well as theatre. id really appreciate it if you could take a look at my page to see whether you think i would be suitable.

    Many thanks

    natasha

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  106. My name is Chiara-Francesca Fox aged 13yrs and 8 months. I am Scottish in origin with a family background in travelling showpeople. I have grown up in a family with older brothers, sisters and parents who all have their own businesses of which I am expected to work at to help out. I understand behind the scenes of public and private profiles relating to business which will be an advantage for the part I am looking for as this has forced me to have both a private and public profile myself. I have the added advantage of being a teenager and so can relate very easily to the hidden depths of the character,Janelle. I am stage school and RSAMD trained and have appeared in public performances. Please see my CV in SPOTLIGHT for further info on my skills and abilities.
    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    Chiara-Francesca Fox

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  107. I applied for this production through StarNow. I am 14 and I have been through many life changing experiences, both good and bad. I believe I could relate to characters such as these. I hope you take my application into consideration, thank you!

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  108. Hi,

    I am a 22 year old Australian girl currently living in London and I would like to be considered for the role of Waitress. I have no professional acting experience but I think this would be a great opportunity to start. I have a modern and fresh look, I am a hard worker, punctual and quickly adapt to new situations.

    Cheers,

    Sam

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  109. Hi Sylvia

    I am interested in the part of Timothy, your project sounds exciting and I would like to step in the role of Timothy and be one of Janelle’s loyal friends.

    Please see my profile on star now

    Many thanks Henry

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  110. Hello, my name is Jenny and I’m 15 years old. I would love to be part of this project because I’ve never seen anything like it before and it seems like it would be such a special thing to be part of. As a young girl, I love the idea of a young strong female. I would love to have the oppurtunity to play Tina and I have emailed you my CV and headshot.

    Thank you very much,
    Jenny.

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  111. Hello my name is Kayleigh i am 17 but look a lot younger. I am a acting student and also go to drama school outside of college. i have worked in the TV and film industry as an extra and have had small parts in student productions. I have appeared in productions such as Emmerdale, Waterloo Road and the new up coming film Wasteland. however i always am turned down at auditions due the fact i don’t look my age. I would love to be involved in this project as it sounds exciting and i love the story of Joan of arch and i think she is a great role model for young women.

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  112. Hi 😀

    I am Ishbel Hodgson, i am 15 years old yet will shortly be turning 16 🙂 I am a naturally smiley person, so think I would be very inspiring to others my age. This is an amazing opportunity i would love to be a part of and with plenty of past experience, i feel i would be well suited. Please check out my profile on Star Now. 😉

    Here is a link to my profile ! 🙂

    http://www.starnow.co.uk/ishbelhodgson

    Thanks for you time !

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  113. Hey there,
    My name is Oli Ward,
    I am very interested in this And would love to be considered for therole, I am a energetic loving happy person and work well under pressure, I have previous experience if you would like to see plus footage and headshots etc visit my http://www.starnow.co.uk/oliward. I did leave you a comment on starnow applying too. I also feel I could offer you other skills such as stunts as I am an experienced stuntman too including, free running parkour tricks acrobatics tumbling martial arts handbalance aerial, Kind regards And look forward to hearing back from you.
    Oli Ward

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  114. Hi,
    I’m Anastasia i’m 14 (nearly 15) i would love for you to consider me for this production. i have been in loads of amateur shows, musicals etc and i have lots of experience however i would love to be in something bigger!
    i could play any of the young girls aside from the lead as i’m not mixed race! i will email you my CV with more details of what my experience is and what i’ve done.
    hopefully will hear from you soon!
    many thanks,
    Anastasia Raymond

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  115. Hi,
    This looks really inspiring! Please consider seeing my daughter Daisy May Mustill-King for the roll of Clarrisse.
    I have sent you her CV, please feel free to look her up on spotlight.
    Good Luck, I hope it’s a huge success.
    Vicky x

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  116. Hi Sylvia!
    My name is Beth and I am a young actress looking to develop my experience in acting. I am full of energy and creativity and I feel that I could relate to some of the roles very well,
    This project sounds very exciting and I would love to be part of it!
    I am very committed and I have past experience involving TV, theatre and short film productions! I am 13 years but I am very mature for my age and would I would feel confident working with both children and adults.
    I would love to Audition for the roles of Tina or Clarisse!

    I would really appreciate it if you check out my Profile on Star Now to see my previous acting experience.

    Thanks Beth Maidens 😀

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  117. Hi Sylvia!
    My name is Beth and I am a young actress looking to develop my experience in acting. I am full of energy and creativity and I feel that I could relate to some of the roles very well.
    This project sounds very exciting and I would love to be part of it!
    I am very committed and I have past experience involving TV, theatre and short film productions! I am 13 years but I am very mature for my age and would I would feel confident working with both children and adults.
    I would love to Audition for the roles of Tina or Clarisse!

    I would really appreciate it if you check out my Profile on Star Now to see my previous acting experience.

    Thanks Beth Maidens 😀

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  118. I believe I am able to take on the role as Tina because I think I have a good personality. I am able to learn lines quickly and keep concentration on learning about the story line and character. I am good at listening to instructions and putting the instructions in to work. I am confident and hard working. I am an outgoing person who loves anything to do with acting. If I was given the chance to play this role I would be the best I could be.

    Thank you for your time 🙂

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  119. Hi Sylvia, I have applied through my star now account.

    I am 14 years old and I would be grateful if you would consider me for any of the male teenagers roles.

    I have some acting experience and i currently attend the identity drama school.

    I would truly love to take part in your project, 1 to be a part of something which is going to be amazing and 2 to further my acting skills and ability.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards

    Ahmar Johnson

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  120. Hi,
    I’m a 16 year old girl definitely interested in any roles appropriate for my age, particularly Janelle or Tina. I have recently been accepted into the National Youth Theatre, and have performed in various places. I would love to take part in this project as I think it’s a great concept that I can gain a lot of experience from.
    I have emailed my CV to you and would love to hear back from you sometime soon.

    Thank you!
    Lorna K.

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  121. Hello,
    My name is Christie Bailey and I am 13 years old. As soon as I heard about this project I knew straight away how much I would love to be a part of it in the role of Tina or Clarisse. I think the story sounds amazing as it is important for young girls to know that they can be someone in a male dominated world and I’m sure I can bring something unique to any character you think I’d suit.
    I have sent you an email with my resume and headshot attached in the hope that you will accept me for an audition. I do have previous acting experience but this project sounds like it would be a delight to be involved in and it would be a dream come true!
    Thank you for your time,
    Christie

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  122. Hi Sylvia

    I am Klaudia Wyzykiewicz, I am 13 years old and would love to be part of this short film. I have had experience with film before and I am interested in the parts of Tina and Clarisse. I have emailed my CV with a headshot and hope you will consider my application.

    Thanks for your time,

    Klaudia Wyzykiewicz

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  123. Hi

    I will email you my CV and photograph. I am interested in playing the role of the mum!
    Thanks
    Cassandra Wilson

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  124. i am interested in playing Clarisse or Tina. i am 14 years old have done a couple of school plays and a member of stageworks. i have blonde hair and blue eyes and am a size 8. kind regards sally 🙂 x

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  125. Hi i would love to be put forward for any of the boy roles, i am 13 and have been acting since i was six years old. i currently attend a local drama work shop weekly. I have applied to you through star now. I live in east london and i am one of eight children.

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  126. I would love to play a part in this production; the synopsis sounds amazing and I love the artwork as Im a big fan of manga and anime. Ultimately I would love to play the part of Yolanda or Iris Montana because of my warm nature, infectious smile and “can do” attitude. Im confident but not arrogant, with nothing to lose and so much to prove.

    Please check out my StarNow profile for your reference: http://www.starnow.co.uk/hurricanekatrina and music profile: http://www.reverbnation.com/KatrinaPascal

    Thanks in advance
    Katrina Pascal

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  127. Hi.
    My name is Tim Tim Hibberd, and my Spotlight Cv can be found at
    http://www.spotlight.com/9251-0160-4022

    I like the ‘oomph’ behind your production. I suspect it has balls.

    My most recent film experience has been as Tony (lead underworld boss) in Asad Shan’s ‘7 – Welcome To London’. The film recently became the highest grossing British-Asian feature of all time. In contrast, my most recent stage work has been as the Rat in ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at the Polka Theatre, and the latest voice work has been as ‘Vincent Van Coconut’ on Disney TV’s ‘Art Attack’.

    All the best,
    Tim Hibberd

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  128. this movie sounds amazing i hope you consider my application as i would LOVE to take part

    thank you

    Pemphero Mwathunga – 15

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  129. Heyy!!!
    I’m Lola your average 13 year old with a difference … i ❤ love ❤ acting , singing and dancing .
    I'm quite mischievous yet hard working you could say that?
    But when I act I send cold ice shivers down my spine as if by magic I become the character and I guess the character .. well becomes me.

    I'm mixed raced and I have woOOw !!!! light brown/golden CRAZY!!! Curly hair .
    This would be a fantastic opportunity as a cool starting point for me and a fabulous actress for you

    My experience staring in Macbeth in Hampstead and many other performances (within community). Lead roles at school plays and enough experience at castings for agencies …

    I feel I could make Tina or Clarisse (available for my age)
    shine through be her almost feel like the Character it would be a dream come true to able to play this role and I'll give it 100% no 101% <- and that's impossible but hey that's me trying to inspire people make them laugh and most definitely act…….
    well ….. 😀
    and here to my final conclusion … You're reading this because you want to not because you have to, but honestly I aim to make a difference and I'm up for anything … except if it's absolutely cruel and prison involved…. 😀

    But please I'm half Italian and half Nigerian and I was born with passion and only until recently I realised where I belong

    I'M DREAMING BIG …

    AND I'M GOING TO LIVE IT….

    THERE ARE NO LIMITS.JUST BELIEFS 🙂

    (make my wish come true…)

    L.A 🙂 <- see even my initials sound cool 😀

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  130. Although i don’t really fit the requirements in terms of experience i am really interested in this project and love the idea of strong female characters and would love to have the chance to be able act more professionally,which is sonething i havent had the chance to do due to lack of auditions. i have been part of previous small local theatre peices and attend musical theatre classes.
    I’d love if you would look at my profile despite this at Starnow.
    http://www.starnow.co.uk/rachelwright7
    i have applied on star now for Tina.

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  131. My name is Jazmine Wilkinson and I would like to apply for the role of Janelle Montana.
    I was approached to submit myself for the role through Jane Sanger at Italia Conti Chistlehurst.
    Having read the synopsis for the film and found it incredibly gripping, I would love the oppurtunity to play this gritty, challenging role.
    I haven’t done any professional work but I have done much amateur dramatics in and around my area for several years.
    I have emailed you my CV and attached annex of drama achievements and look forward to hearing from you.

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  132. Dear Sylvia Johnson,
    Hello, my name is Nicola Peden and having read about this casting I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to audition for the role of Janelle Montana.

    I am 15 years old and think I could portray the role of Janelle very accurately. I believe this because she is “the 21st century of Joan of Arch” and Joan is one of my role models in life in general, she breaks down the barrier between what women are and what some people (even in today’s society) think we are.

    I can empathize with Janelle Montana because she goes through a challenging time in her life but the fact that her friends stay loyal to her makes her a stronger person in the end. If given the opportunity to audition I would try and show this to the best of my ability.

    I would love to be given the chance to audition for Janelle Montana or any other character as this seems like such an interesting story line and I can really empathize with Janelle. If you like I can send you my CV and head shot or possibly an audition video.

    Thank you, Nicola Peden.

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  133. ,My name is Nadir Abdullahi, I would like to take part in this show as I would like to start my future, its my dream to become an actor in anyway and for me to be part of this project it would give me a heads up and a pavement to stand on. I have sent you my cv and photos and hopefully I am chosen out all the amazing people on this list.

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  135. Hi – I think my 11 year old daughter would be excellent as Clarisse. How would she go about auditioning, please?

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  136. Hello, my name is Euro a I am 15 and I am very interested with palyin the role of Erica de le Cruz , I have done some research about this upcoming movie and I am super interested to take part.

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  137. Hi Sylvia,
    Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to act. I could go on forever telling you how happy I’d be if you chose me, but enough people have already said it and I bet you know what it means to people to get casted.
    But this would be my perfect role, as I can completely relate to the character. Please consider me at least, give me an audition is all I ask- I’ll blow you away.
    Maria x

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  138. Hello, my name is Cerys, I am 15 and I’m very interested in playing the role of Erica de le Cruz, I have done research and I love the plot and the synopsis. I am currently taking GCSE Drama and History and within both I am working at B’s. I believe I have a lot of potential and I would love if I could play this role

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