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After a few fantastic casting sessions and a challenging decision-making process, I’d like to introduce you to the lead actors for the Thirty Decibels trailer:

Ava (known in real life as Freya)

Ava's love interest, Ben (Cole)

Ava's BFF Michele (Katherine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I cannot wait to see Freya, Cole, and Katherine bring the story to life! Each of them seem to naturally embody their characters, which made our casting sessions quite enjoyable – and maybe even a little surreal.

I’m thrilled beyond belief about the level of talent involved so far. Along with these awe-inspiring actors, I’m also working with an amazing director, Sehban Zaidi of Palinopsia Studio. (Here’s Sehban’s reel.)

Right now, we’re finalizing storyboards and scouting locations, and we’ll shoot within the next six weeks.

We need Chicago-area locations.

If you know of a choir rehearsal space (as you’d find in a school), a library, or a theater/stage space (all in/around Chicago, to appear in the trailer), please give me a shout. We’re in need!

…And stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates.  :)


Lights, camera, Thirty Decibels

The book trailer for Thirty Decibels is nearly in production! I’m partnering with local imaging / production studio Palinopsia to create it. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes updates and interviews as we go.

We’re now casting these lead roles:

Ava
Main character
Age: 15 (ages 13-17 will be considered)
Any hair color

Ben
Ava’s love interest
Age: 16 (ages 15-18 will be considered)
Athletic build, any hair color

Michele
Ava’s best friend
Age: 15 (ages 13-17 will be considered)
Any hair color

Screen tests:

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th, 2pm-4pm (Contact me to RSVP – see below)
Where: 200 W. Superior Street, Suite 310  (See map)
Have: Your enthusiasm for bringing stories to life

Interested actors should write me at margorowder@gmail.com or call 773.689.0008 to get an appointment time.

What’s Thirty Decibels? Here’s a super-short version:

In a society where few may speak above a whisper, 15-year-old singer Ava refuses to talk – and discovers the strength to take a stand.
(See link below for more.) 


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Lights, camera, Thirty Decibels

Behind the scenes, my friends, something pretty exciting is underway: a book trailer for Thirty Decibels. I’m partnering with local imaging / production studio Palinopsia, and we’re currently finalizing storyboards. I get geeked every time I think about it… but more on that later.

Now, I need your help.

We’re now casting a few lead roles for the trailer. Screen tests aren’t set yet; we’ll hold them in Chicago around mid-June. Interested actors should send details (name, previous acting experience) and a picture to margorowder@gmail.com.
Got a question? Please post a comment below and I’ll answer ASAP.

Lead roles:

Ava
Main character
Age: 15 (considering ages 13-17)
Medium blonde hair

Ben
Ava’s love interest
Age: 16 (considering ages 15-18)
Brown hair, athletic build

Michele
Ava’s best friend
Age: 15 (considering ages 13-17)
Brown or auburn hair

Background on the story, in short:

In a society where few may speak above a whisper, 15-year-old singer Ava refuses to talk – and discovers the strength to take a stand.

This is an open call, so send this along to nieces, nephews, sons, or daughters. They might be just who we’re looking for.  :) Thanks for your help!

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