Jigsaw Casting is
SEEKING NEWBORNS WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENT(S)
for a Huggies Campaign in Toronto!
This spot will reflect the diversity of Canada. Looking for real families who just had a baby recently or within the last 3 months. Production and talent to follow all COVID SAFETY ON SET PROTOCOL. Please see details on: CPAT Health and Safety Guidelines
PRODUCTION TITLE: Huggies
STATUS: Union (Non-Union may also apply)
To be considered for this campaign. You must be available for the following dates:
ONLINE INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR: ASAP or Sometime between now until July 8, 2020. TBD. (Parents, baby and Grandparents must all be present for the interview)
TECHNICAL REHEARSAL: July 20, 2020
POTENTIAL WARDROBE DATE: July 22, 2020
SHOOT DATE: July 24, 2020.
PAY RATE: PAY is approx $5,000.00 per family. With additional $3K to cover the use of your home as the film location, as well as the items mentioned in *Note 1. This is a union campaign, non union members/real families with newborns are encouraged to apply.
No previous acting experience is required.
Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
*NOTE 1: Ideally, we are looking for Families who are comfortable having our crew come and film you at your home. (Small crew 3-4 max and will follow all COVID 19 safety filming guidelines) We will be expecting you to capture some content on a provided iPhone or camera prior to the shoot day. On the actual shoot day, if we cannot film inside your home, then the family can film on a camera we supply and we will direct you remotely.
**NOTE 2: Mom should be comfortable to show skin to skin contact with the baby. There are of course some potential workarounds (like including a blanket) but it is very important to see the skin to skin touch with mum and baby.
We are looking for families who fit the following criteria:
Newborn babies who are born AFTER March 15, 2020 with their Parents and Grandparents. All babies must be legally over 15 days old by shoot date of July 24. Open to just one Grandparent if both are not available.
IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE, PLEASE PASS THIS ON!
If interested, please submit a self tape via our casting crane online form. For this, ONLY Parents and baby are required. (Grandparents are not required for this self tape). Here are the Instructions:
1. Introduce yourselves, please tell us the date of birth of your newborn.
2. Have parents take turns in answering the following questions. With each one, we are not only interested in the details but also in the emotion. How did it feel?
A) What was it like having a baby during a global pandemic?
B) What was it like bringing your baby home? – what was joyful and what was difficult?
C) Have your parents met your baby, yet? If so, tell us about when/how your parents met your baby? How did you/they feel?
3. Please make sure to keep your self tape short, ideally under 3 minutes long, you can use your cell phone for filming. Once you have filmed this, you can apply online to:
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT
TUESDAY JULY 7, 2020 AT 9:00AM
The earlier you apply the better!
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.