After last year’s epic and magical French/English movie, for 2011 the Chagford Filmmaking Group are creating a film from a Dartmoor folktale: The Ballad of Mary Whyddon, and are looking for people to fill the roles.
The story is set in October 1641 when England is on the brink of civil war. “It’s an absolutely stupendous tale based right here in the very community in which we live,” said director Elizabeth-Jane Baldry.
Auditions are being held in Chagford (TQ13 8AZ) in the afternoon and early evening of July 15.
Email them (email@example.com) to book your time, and you’ll be filled you in with details of where to come. In the friendly spirit of our non-profit group, everyone taking part in this film is a volunteer. The shooting dates are October 23-29
Girls aged 16 – 23 (five parts, including our eponymous heroine, Mary Whyddon)
Young women aged 25 – 35 (two parts)
Older women aged 45 – 75 (three parts)
Young men aged 20 – 35 (four parts)
For a detailed list of all the fourteen roles we’re casting, visit the auditions page on their Fairytale Films site.