Who Needs Actors, Anyway? Sono Casting His Next Via YouTube Auditions.

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Who Needs Actors, Anyway? Sono Casting His Next Via YouTube Auditions.
Always a maverick, Japanese director Sono Sion has found a new way to mess with the system. Word is out that Sono is set to direct a live action adaptation of Inoue Santa's manga Tokyo Tribes but rather than go the conventional route and cast the futuristic street gang flick with conventional actors and agencies its creators are taking it straight to the masses and conducting their casting via open auditions on YouTube. Yes, really.

though information is there in Japanese only you can visit the project's official YouTube channel now to see introductory videos by both Sono and Inoue along with a couple sample auditions.
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ikilledbambiMarch 30, 2013 6:29 PM

how about foreigners?????????

Dean ShimauchiMarch 30, 2013 7:02 PM

How about foreigners?? Go for it! Here are the details.

Cool and hip young guys and SEXY girls wanted by Sion Sono for his new movie, Tokyo Tribe, now accepting an open casting call via YouTube.

For the filmmaker's message, video instruction and a sample video access the following link:

Requirements for your audition tape:
1. State your name, age and a brief & relevant self-description, shot in a 1-shot close up.
2. If you have some skills to demonstrate(dance, martial arts etc.) make sure that you do it in an appropriate frame size so the filmmaker can see everything.
3. Reenact the character you want to play in a scene from Tokyo Tribe manga. You can have (an) acting partner(s) but make sure that you're in focus.
You can read off a page but be advised to show your face to the camera.
Also be advised not to hide your face with hair, etc.
4. Your message to the filmmaker.

Note: Any inappropriate remarks may be subject to deletion.
Information regarding how to upload is to be announced.

Tokyo Tribe manga available from Amazon

This is not an official translation provided by the filmmaker.

ikilledbambiMarch 30, 2013 7:10 PM

Thank You so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd BrownMarch 31, 2013 2:48 PM

Thanks Dean!