Sh*t Viral Video Auditioners Wear
The weird thing? The title of the short is "Sh*t Producers Say." Now if you're reading a blog like this one, then unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen the youtube sensation "Sh*t Girls Say" and maybe its many many many spinoffs. I feel like when a large television network tries to do a spinoff, the trend may have gone a bit too far.
That said, there's no way I'm turning down the audition!
The funniest part was the fact that they asked us to come dressed like a producer. I asked one person what a producer might wear and he started talking about fitted jackets and pocket squares. Less than a minute later, someone else was telling me about grungy t-shirts and cargo pants. I was also told to wear something expensive on top of whatever it was. Nice watch, male jewelry, whatever I could find. And a hat. Something, as the actress told me "to make me look more like a tool." Clearly she'd had a great experience with the producers she'd met.
I eventually went with the one experience I'd had with the first producer to hire me. He worked for NBC Universal and was in charge of a web series I shot in college, in 2006. I hadn't seen him for four years when I moved to New York, but I called him up and asked if he wanted to get a drink or lunch. When I arrived, we were both a little startled and weirded out to find we were wearing identical dark jeans and black pinstripe button down shirts.
So I got that outfit out, tossed on all two pieces of man jewelry to my name (leather bracelet and a chinese charm choker I used to wear in high school) and headed out. When I got there, I don't think I found any two actors dressed alike, except that all the guys had agreed: no ties.
The read went well, they're casting 3-5 people, and they're shooting Tuesday. With any luck, I'll be back on set for that!
image courtesy of The University of Nottingham