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'10 Days in a Madhouse' - A Gothic Horror Movie of how Nellie Bly feigned insanity to go undercover in a notorious insane asylum in order to expose abuse atrocities, rape and murder.

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Pendragon Pictures
Pendragon Pictures, casting.

Production Description

Submit your Audition Now! Casting "10 Days in a Madhouse," a gothic horror movie set in the post Civil War era tells the story of how, at 23, "The Greatest Reporter in America," Nellie Bly feigned insanity to go undercover in the notorious Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum to expose atrocities abuse rape, and murder. Getting in was easy...getting out was impossible! Women auditioning for the role of Nellie Bly must submit audition video by September 27th! See: TOP 10 NELLIE BLY AUDITIONERS get speaking role in the movie! Also MANY great roles for men and women. See "Now Casting Additional Speaking Roles" below.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots 6 weeks starting . Jan 2014. Location TBD.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pay provided, plus meals and transportation. The producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement.


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Audition Sides

Be sure to follow the instructions. Top 10 Auditioners guaranteed speaking roles in the movie!

Now Casting Additional Speaking Roles!

Not right to play "Nellie Bly"? 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE Now Casting. Over 100 Speaking Roles. To apply for other roles Send headshot and resume to: (10 MB Limit). BE SURE TO PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL. WOMEN 18+ HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ROLE OF NELLIE BLY, AS TOP RUNNER UPS GET SPEAKING ROLES IN THE MOVIE! See .

FAQ - Nellie Bly Star Search

Auditions to play Nellie Bly are open to all women 18 and over. Any race or ethnicity is welcome. You must be able to speak English fluently. For more Frequently Asked Questions visit: Additional roles: Accepting headshot/resume submissions for all other roles, male and female till October 25th.

Who Will Play Nellie Bly?

10 Days in a Madhouse Poster

Nellie Bly Star Search - Audition and the World Decides!

About Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was known to have a constant, infectious smile combined with fierce determination. Brooke Kroeger, states: “In the 1880s, she pioneered the development of 'detective' or 'stunt' journalism, the acknowledged forerunner of full-scale investigative reporting. While she was still in her early twenties, the example of her fearless success helped open the profession to coming generations of women journalists clamoring to write hard news. Bly performed feats for the record books. She feigned insanity and engineered her own commitment to a mental asylum, then exposed its horrid conditions. She circled the globe faster than any living or fictional soul. She was the first woman to report from the Eastern Front in World War I.”