I am in the middle of writing up a grant proposal for the Canada Council of the Arts in order to fund this project. If I get it, pre-production will start this summer with shooting to commence spring/summer of 2012.
Right now I'm looking for people who are interested in helping out in any capacity. I have letters of interest that I'll get everyone to sign, and a resume as well. Download Letter of Interest doc. Arrangements can be made to pick up the letter and resume, you just have to print it out, signed and let me know it's ready. The deadline for the proposal is March 1st, so I want to make sure I have everything by mid-February.
Also, this is not full time work, so don't shy away thinking you're making a huge commitment. Right now there's no commitment to anything. I'm looking for a show of local support in the project to add to the grant application, I'm hoping it'll increase the chances of it actually happening. If I get the grant, we'll worry about the details then.
ActorsSince there no finished script, I'm not officially casting right now, but getting a list of those interested would help of course. Below is a quick outline of the various potential parts.
Human of all shapes and sizes, most of this could simply be extras.
Pale Elves - thin, pale-ish types, blonde hair and blue eyes would be awesome, but that can be remedied if need be.
Dark Elves - almost the opposite of the Pale Elves, while still thin, they're darker complected, dark hair and eyes and eventually not look like anything resembling elves.
Dwarfs - Stocky type folks, through the magic of makeup, forced perspective and green screen you will be about 3 and half feet tall.
Various demons - for the most part this is way up in the air, hard to tell what sort will be right for what, so if you want to be onscreen and would rather not be recognizable, this would be for you.
CostumesAnyone into costume design and creation. This will range from simple costumes, to mass producing more elaborate costumes all the way to creating armour for a small army of demons. I want costumes to reflect the various races in the movie, humans, various demons, dwarfs and two tribes of elves. Material would range from simple fabrics, to leather to working with fiberglass to create lightweight armour. This is obviously part of pre-production and production.
I'm looking for 4 people to work on this, some will work designing specific costumes for specific characters, others will be needed to create general/stock costumes. There are 3 open spots for this department.
MakeupWhile I'll be overseeing most of this, I will need help running foam, and mostly makeup application. There will me a huge amount of makeup needed for a large cast for several scenes. Makeup ranges from various demons, elves and dwarfs and includes small prosthetics appliances, full head pieces, gelatin ears and noses, fake teeth, wigs and beards. I'll be doing most of the pre-production work, however I will need assistance when production time comes around.
I'll be overseeing this department and all spots are filled as of now.
PropsWithout a script it's hard to determine exactly what props will be needed, however there are a large amount of weapons to be created. Some weapons will be purchased, some need to be designed. I'm hoping to find a blacksmith or even some similar craftsman to assist with this.
Some props will be created, moulded and mass produced, some might have to be purchased. I'd like to have a few people taking care of casting moulds and tracking down and organizing props and weapons
I'll be overseeing this department as well to some degree, one thing I am looking for specifically is someone with some blacksmithing skills and of course a place to do it. I am tracking someone down, but they might not be available, if you know someone, please try to get them in touch with me or whatever works.
Set Design/ConstructionThe only major set I have plans for right now is a tavern interior. Without a script it'll be hard to figure out what sets need to be built. They'll need to be done as cheap and as quickly as possible. And I'll also need storage space big enough to build the tavern set in. If you have a warehouse or large, dry barn, please get in touch with me if you're willing to rent it out for a summer.
I have a few names I'm hoping to nab for this department, otherwise I have 4 spots open if you're interested and have some experience, let me know.
Various production workersI'm looking for any behind the camera type help, organizing, camera people, assistants, lighting, visual effects, special effects, location scouting, extras, animal wranglers (specifically horses for the moment).
There are 5 spots open for crew, this will involve more of a commitment then the other jobs since depending on the job you'll be needed every day of shooting and some before and maybe even after.
There will be more as the project progresses. So if you have any interest, please contact me at email@example.com, or even through Facebook, and we'll go from there. Should you know someone who might be interested, please direct them towards this. Download Letter of Interest doc
I'm planning on making this the biggest project I've ever done and there's no way I can do it without a lot of help. Keep in mind this request is not for volunteers, should I get the grant everyone involved will be paid for this project, don't expect to get rich though we're working with a limited budget.