One Audition – Six Projects
20-24th September 2021 @ 8K Studios
Bookings Now Closed
The Audition will last 10-15mins. You’ll be asked to take a head shot in our photography studio and then make your way into the Audition Studio.
You will Audition in-front of a panel (made up of Actors, Producers and casting members). Your Audition will be Recorded to allow us to process applications over the coming weeks.
You may be asked to Act out a scenario relating to one of the projects, this may involve other actors. You will receive direction and the motivation regarding one or more characters (from one or more of the film projects).
You maybe asked to be involved in a multi-camera scene set piece, specifically setup for the Auditions to see how you work on-set and in a given scenario.
Once you have submitted your Audition Booking and preferred day/time we will need to confirm your audition – before you have been selected or given an actual slot.
You will receive a TEXT on your mobile and an Email confirming your Audition Date & Time Slot (by 9am Monday 20th September).
If you don’t receive a TEXT or Email Confirmation – you may not have been chosen this time around. Casting Week is a very busy period for North East Films and whilst we would like to contact everyone it’s not always possible with the large volume of applications we do receive. If you would like to check or follow up your application you can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you arrive prompt and at your pre-booked Audition Time Slot – if you need to cancel or re-arrange we ask you to do the polite thing and call the studios or email this request. Alternatively you can do this via the Appointment Booking App sent to you phone or email.
Remember you will need to attend 10-15mins Early and take a seat in the waiting area (on the first floor) – there is a lift which brings you directly to our waiting room.
Please take a seat and wait until a member of our team call you in.
No.. we won’t be sending out scripts prior to your audition. We will be using Sides or Part Scripts depending on the project during your Audition Slot. You won’t need to prepare anything for your Audition – you’ll be guided and directed on the day.
No.. all we ask is that you arrive 10-15mins before your Audition slot time, as late arrivals could mean you loose your audition slot and you may have to wait longer to be seen.
During your Audition – please keep answers to questions short and concise (you only have minutes so show what you have), time wasted telling your life story will only mean less time available to actually perform.
Relax and Enjoy your Audition – remember the panel have been through the process themselves – so they will make you feel at ease while trying to find where you can fit within the film projects available.
North East Films is an ambitious film community and whilst many of our development projects are not paid (as we run collaborative projects which see films being pitched) – there are actually paid opportunities which you will be considered for as part of the audition process.
Remember the Audition is about us meeting you and seeing where we can work together for both paid opportunities as well as exciting developing projects for TV & Film here in the North East.
Casting Week is simply more than an Audition – it’s a gateway to developing projects locally that can become commercially successful and in turn create those all important paid opportunities in our region.
Auditions are being held at 8K Studios in Gateshead. You can search Google for the Map & Full Address (use 8K Studios or 8K LIVE).
Use the Main Reception 8am-5pm. After 5pm you must call 8K Studios for Access into the Building when you are outside.
Studio Telephone: 0191 646 8000
Traveling by Car:
We have a FREE Car Park on-site, accessible from William Street. The Building is sign posted as Design Works & Biz Space. Use Post Code: NE10 0JP
Felling Metro Station is just around the corner. Simple leave the platform, left over the bridge. Walk away from the platform south and take your left turn in-front of the Fox pub and then your next right on to William Street. We are 250 Yards on the right with the large Car Park and railings.
NOTE: You MUST have a Booked & Confirmed Audition Slot to attend. We will not be able to Audition walk-ins during Casting Week.
Following the Audition – our Team will be in-touch within 4-6 weeks. This time is required as we have 6 main projects to allocate and Cast for.
You will be either contacted by Phone to further discuss opportunities you are being considered for or we may email you and arrange to meet with you to further discuss the projects and your role opportunities.
If you have signed-up to the Actors Hub or are engaged with our Pro Actors Community – we may contact you to offer you Paid Work such as Voice-Over work, Acting Work for Commercials or even Films.
Remember the more you engage with North East Films the more opportunities that will be offered to you. We are a creative community so therefore lean towards loyalty, commitment and regular contact.
If you are part of our Actors Hub or involved in our projects you are more likely to gain paid work opportunities and more likely to develop with North East Films for lead roles and major speaking parts in our Films and TV Projects.
It’s always about what you put in, how you treat others, working hard, being positive, building relationships with people, contacts and mastering your craft.
Everyone starts at the bottom but helping others to succeed and always striving to learn more, avoiding those ego pitfalls and being part of a positive & creative team is a group process and will naturally lead to more films being made, bumping up your IMDb and adding to your experience with credible films and career building opportunities.
It’s about the long-term and legacy here in the North East – our developing projects model gives you so much more in experience, development opportunities, industry credits, screen time, character building, control and overall input opportunities into the very projects you’re working on.
We look forward to working with you and helping to support your Film & TV career for many years to come.