Some came with acting experience while others brought martial arts backgrounds; others were simply there to try something new — in the end, they all had the chance to be put in the spotlight of Steve Gagne's next short action film Con Game.
The live casting call audition, held at the Rainbow Centre May 12, was hosted so Gagne could cast a lineup of “goons” for the film, pulling from a previously untapped talent pool.
Seven aspiring actors took the stage, showcasing their fight moves, ability to look convincing with a gun in hand and, of course, their old-school action one-liners.
Taking home top honours, and the role of lead goon, was Jordan Mills.
“I was hoping to get it,” Mills said following a tight stunt-off against fellow competitor Corey Pascall.
With some martial arts experience behind him, Mills managed to beat Pascall in a game of “Con,” which was much like a game of “Pig,” except with different letters.
“I guess that helped a bit,” he said. He playfully joked that his tattooed exterior might have helped him land the bad-guy role.
“I'm full of tattoos —I guess I suit the part,” he said.
The filming of Con Game is expected to happen over the next two weeks. The short film will debut at Cinéfest, before hitting the festival circuit.
Stay tuned to NorthernLife.ca for more on the film.
Posted by Arron Pickard