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Love Land

Project Type: Independent Feature 
Production Company: Cicatrice LLC 
Shooting Location: Corsicana 
Start Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 
Wrap Date: Monday, June 10, 2013 
Producer(s): Andrew Richey, Maritte Go 
Director: Joshua Tate
Writer(s): Joshua Tate, Paul Gleason 
Production Manager: Alex Prather 

Please include ‘cast resume’ in the email subject line.

See breakdowns here.


Audition for LOVE LAND!

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for LOVE LAND!  Our team is committed to inclusive casting.  In an effort to discover talent who may have never had the opportunity to play a part in a professional production, we have prepared the following instructions for actors who may not have experience with feature film audition videos.  We can't wait to see your audition!

See submission instructions HERE.

Call for Actors with Disabilities in Arts Work Indiana

"Love Land" is a narrative dramatic feature film that follows Ivy, a young woman with a severe traumatic brain injury that affects her motor and cognitive skills, as she faces her refusal to be identified as a person with an intellectual disability. In an effort to discover talent who may have never had the opportunity to play a part in a professional production, instructions have been prepared for actors who may not have experience with feature film audition videos.

Video submissions are being accepted for those not auditioning in Texas or Los Angeles.

Deadline: 3/15/13

VSA Texas to host Love Land auditions March 12 thru 15, 2013

Hey, AUSTIN! 'Love Land' is holding live auditions in Austin.

About "Love Land"

“Love Land” is a grassroots, narrative dramatic feature film that follows Ivy, a young woman with a severe traumatic brain injury that affects her motor and cognitive skills, as she faces her refusal to be identified as a person with an intellectual disability. Love Land is about the importance of diverse experiences to the fulfillment of the human condition. It's about refusing to accept the segregation of the world's largest minority, and about jump-starting a cultural discourse in America to help change perceptions of “pity and fear” to those of “equal citizenship.”

VSA Texas is hosting auditions March 12 thru 15, 2013

Casting Call for Independent Feature Film “Love Land” – Dallas, TX

Casting Call Details:

Accepting headshots and resumes for an independent feature film about a young woman with an intellectual disability who struggles with her identity after being placed in an institution.
Casting breakdowns available at http://lovelandfilm.com/audition. Additional supporting and extras roles for all ages and genders. Available roles include churchgoers (teenage and adult), hoedown patrons, Thanksgiving dinner patrons, dance teacher, caregiver, shirtless tattoo client (male), sunbaked tattoo client, cashier, grocery store patrons, liquor store cashier, social worker, minister, police officer, senior citizen on the bus (female), young tattoo patron.

Send headshots and resumes. Please include links to reels if available. Lead cast positions will be paid, supporting and extras roles will be unpaid.

Casting positions will be Paid & Unpaid.

Production Company: Cicatrice LLC
Shooting Location: Corsicana
Start Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Shooting Schedule: 30 Days
Producer(s): Andrew C. Richey

Casting Calls Categories: Independent Film Casting Calls / Paid Roles Casting Calls / Lead Roles Casting Calls / Extras Casting Calls
Audition Date: TBD
Project: Casting Call for Independent Feature Film “Love Land”
Casting Call Location: Corsicana, Texas

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Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

“Love Land!” Auditions Call for Submissions – Deadline March 15, 2013

Audition for LOVE LAND!  Their team is committed to inclusive casting.  In an effort to discover talent who may have never had the opportunity to play a part in a professional production, they have prepared the following instructions for actors who may not have experience with feature film audition videos:

“Our team is committed to inclusive casting.  In an effort to discover talent who may have never had the opportunity to play a part in a professional production, we have prepared the following instructions for actors who may not have experience with feature film audition videos.”

Read the full story here.

The Eagle

Film holding casting call in Bryan

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At a time when "diversity" is a buzzword and efforts are under way to guarantee rights for this group or that, too many people are shut out of a full and enriching life because of society's expectations and prejudices.

People with developmental disabilities and challenges too often are shunted aside, ignored or forgotten because of society's shame, fears and worries. Overcoming those issues is a daunting task...

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THE DAILY TEXAN

UT ALUMNUS MOVIE “LOVE LAND” TO HIGHLIGHT STRUGGLES OF DISABLED, FEATURE DISABLED ACTORS

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

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Joshua Tate and his collaborators are about to have a big few months, or at least they hope. Next month, Tate, who graduated from UT in 2008 with degrees in psychology and in radio, television and film, will put out a nationwide casting call for “Love Land,” the film he hopes to direct.

In February, Tate hopes to begin scouting locations in Texas, where he hopes to film “Love Land.” And in only six days, the “Love Land” fundraising campaign Tate launched on Seed and Spark, an online crowd-funding platform which focuses specifically on fund-raising for cinematic projects, will end. At the time of writing, the project was listed on seedandspark.com as having funded 48 percent of its $50,000-$100,000 goal.

For Tate and his team, which includes co-writer Paul Gleason, producer Andrew C. Richey and producer Maritte Go, all of whom Tate met while completing his MFA at USC film school, the only mission bigger than getting the movie made is spreading the message that inspired it: that of disability rights. 

This complex and often convoluted message finds expression in the struggles of Ivy, “Love Land”’s main character. As a teenager, Ivy received a traumatic brain injury that impaired her motor and cognitive skills. In the screenplay, she strives to make a life for herself in the “normal” world of her small Texas town, but runs into problems with romance and drugs that land her in Love Land Ranch, an institution for the disabled.

Ivy’s losses and victories in the story are plentiful, but they aren’t of the saccharine movie-of-the-month variety usually encountered by characters with special needs. Ivy, as envisioned by Tate and his team, is a complex and morally ambiguous character capable of being mean, kind and compromised. But Tate didn’t originally set out to make a movie with such a complex and nuanced message.    

“I started out looking to make a movie that was really about how institutions were bad. It was a very simple look at things,” he said.

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Not Home Documentary

"Not Home" posted an article about "Love Land."

Read the article.

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Not Home: A documentary about kids living in nursing facilities is a 90-minute feature documentary that will focus on four interweaving stories: Mathew, Qualeigh, Essie Evans and Nola Sayne -a young adult, a child and two parents whose separate lives intersect through institutionalization. In between each story are interviews from advocates, activists, elected officials and other parents facing similar challenges as well as a graphic montage of the condensed history of institutionalization in the U.S.

Read more about "Not Home."

Check out Indiewire's coverage of Seed&Spark and Love Land

Filmmakers Create a New Platform for Crowdfunding and Streaming Distribution in the Same Place

'The Black Balloon'

With the new Seed&Spark, Emily Best and a group of fellow filmmakers want to make it easier for filmmakers to raise money, complete productions quickly, and have control over their distribution.

When Emily Best was working with her team on their film "Like the Water," they set up a registry for the things they would need for their production.  This was before, as Best told Indiewire, Kickstarter was a big thing.

When it went live and her team passed it around to their networks, they were surprised that letting people see exactly how the money would be spent -- and exactly how expensive making films is -- led to friends, family and strangers being more likely to buy goods, donate money or (and this was the big surprise) lend goods and services.

With the Seed&Spark platform, filmmakers are able to use one of two services -- a crowdfunding platform and a pay-to-view streaming service.

The crowdfunding platform, in a model that could conceivably be helpful for crowdfunders across the board, allows donors to earmark their donations for particular items or offer up goods and services -- things like vehicles and locations -- to participating filmmakers for rent.  Seed&Spark takes 5% from the crowdfunding cash donations, with no third party payment fees.

The streaming platform provides filmmakers with analytics and allows filmmakers non-exclusivity as long as the film is not available for free viewing anywhere.  Films will be available for purchase at a rate of $.99 for shorts and $2.99 for features.  The platform gives 80% of profits to the filmmakers.

Tomorrow, the site launches with a small set of crowdfunding projects, recruited from an open call, and films available for streaming (including from filmmakers like the Safdie brothers and Ian Olds).

Below are the films that Seed&Spark will launch for streaming on their site tomorrow:

  • "Sound of Small Things," Peter McLarnan (narrative feature, Slamdance 2012)
  • "Percival's Big Night," Will Sullivan (narrative feature)
  • "140," Frank Kelly (crowd-sourced doc feature)
  • "Mana'olana Paddle for Hope," Eve M Cohen (doc feature)
  • "Witches in Exile," Allison Berg (doc feature, 2004, SXSW)
  • "Stumptown," David Lawless (experimental short)
  • "Cafe Regular Cairo," Ritesh Batra (narrative short, Tribeca award winner 2012) 
  • "Tick Tock Time Emporium," Morgan Faust (narrative short)
  • "Bomb," Ian Olds (narrative short with Melissa Leo)
  • "True Colours," Barney Elliot (Atlantic Pictures film, narrative short)
  • "The Black Balloon," Ben Safdie & Josh Safdie (narrative short, won Sundance)

    And below are the platform's first crowdfunding campaigns:

  • "Aliya, Jamal, and the Rat Prince," animated short by GB Hajim (Producer/director) and Dave Pellicciaro (Music supervisor)
  • "DARKCOMEDY," narrative feature by Woodrow Morton (Writer/Director), Jess Magee (Producer), Miranda Levitt (Producer)
  • "Fog City," narrative short by Liam Edward Brady (Writer/Director), Elizabeth A. O’Neal (Producer), William Wohleb (Director of Photography)
  • "Homemade," documentary feature by Jason Maris (Co-director/Cinematographer) and Danielle Bernstein (Co-director/Producer)
  • "The Jingle Dancer," narrative short by Michael Waterhouse (Associate Producer/1st AD, Chris Jones), Daniel Waterhouse (Writer/Director/Producer) and Dean Jacobson (Director of Photography)
  • "Just Another Night," narrative feature by Jason Jude Hill (Producer & Writer) and Daniel Sears (Director & Writer);
  • "Love Land," narrative feature by Josh Tate (Director/Writer), Paul Gleason (Director/Writer), Maritte Go (Producer) and Andrew C. Richey (Producer)
  • "The Master Cleanse," narrative short (comedy), by Daniel Goldberg (Director/Co-writer/Co-producer), Ittai Orr (Co-writer/Co-producer), and Josh Fisher (Director of Photography)
  • "Movement + Location," narrative feature by Alexis Boling (Director/DP/Producer), Bodine Boling (Writer/Producer) and Serena Hedison (Producer)
  • "Prodigals," episodic by Carlton Tanis (Writer/Creator) and Casey Stein (Director of Photographer)
  • "Saigon, CA," narrative feature by Jeong Yeob Kim (Writer/Producer), Mark Tran (Director), and Aya Nakano (Line Producer)
  • "Stories of the Unconscious," experimental short, by Cait Davis (Writer/Director/Producer), Sara Murphy (Producer) and Nick Hendershott (Producer/Stop-Motion Co-Director/Actor)
  • "Suspense," experimental short, by David Hodge (Filmmaker/artist), Hi-Jin Hodge (Filmmaker/artist), Francois Houle (Composer/musician) and The Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver
  • "Thor's Twin," narrative feature by Dennis Brucks (Writer/Director), Evan Bonifant (Producer) and Tim Ottenstein (Director of Photography)
  • "Trichster," documentary feature by Jillian Corsie (director), Carolyn Maher (line producer), Amanda Giordano (producer), Seun Babalola (director of photography) and Kathleen O’Loughlin (director of photography)

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