'Pop Meets the Void'
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William Cusick, dir.
Casting "Pop Meets the Void," a dark comedy feature film about music, the Internet and American culture. Synopsis: Walter, an aspiring musician, attempts to write and record his first album. Told through a series of parallel narratives, the story touches on the complex nature of creating in obscurity for an unknown audience and the paradoxes of success.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses and shoots Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014 in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Small stipend provided.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Male, 18-40, All Ethnicities
a hermetic poet with striking features who lives alone in a white room, focused on creating the perfect sounds; a non-speaking role that is ...
Goatman (Masked Performer) (Supporting):
Male, 18-64, All Ethnicities
a silent character who goads the main character into making choices; wears a detailed goat mask through the film; a compelling role for an e...
Rock Journalist (Day Player):
Male, 30-60, All Ethnicities
the ultimate music aficionado and thinker; a geek with tats, this character enjoys needling his interviewees and twisting another person’s s...
Security Guard (Day Player):
Male, 25-60, All Ethnicities
the gatekeeper to a famous musician; non-speaking bit part; should be an intimidating actor with stature; huge plus if you own a security un...
Post-Punk Band Members (Day Player):
Male, 25-40, All Ethnicities
lead singer, drummer, and keyboardist band members for a noisy bar band that earns the jealous ire of the main character; long hair, tattoos...
Theo (Old-School Rocker) (Day Player):
Males & Females, 36-64, All Ethnicities
drug-addled soothsayer who meets the main character on a dark northern Brooklyn street late at night and reveals profound secrets; a fellow ...
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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The film is a unique and daring combination of dark comedy, surrealism and musical film genres based on a soundtrack of original songs by writer/director William Cusick. His 2012 experimental film "Welcome to Nowhere" (Bullet Hole Road) premiered at the Lower East Side Film Festival and went on to screen across the country, winning the Founder’s Choice Award at Queens World Film Festival and Best Supporting Actress at Dreamland International Film Festival.