“Duluth Is Horrible” Casting Call

Everyone’s upcoming least favorite film is having auditions Jan. 30 & Jan. 31. Here is the notice with all the info about the film & characters. If interested, please send me an email with any acting experience you have, a pic, and what roles you prefer. Acting experience isn’t necessary. Just be willing to work and have fun with it. Thanks and I look forward to meeting with you.

http://duluthishorrible.blogspot.com/2013/01/casting-call.html

28 Comments

aluminumpork

about 2 years ago

Dibs on the Redditor!

Tony D.

about 2 years ago

Will the filming, editing, and script be as carelessly executed as the following character description is? "Him & his girlfriend are seen arguing in their car driving round town." Or are you just making this film so you have lots of footage of chicks kissing or scantily clad while talking about phone sex?

VincentGargiulo

about 2 years ago

Yes Tony, this is correct. I raised $10,000 to fly out to Duluth, MN just to watch girls make out with each other. I couldn't possibly done this anywhere else. Please let me know if you'd like to audition.

Tony D.

about 2 years ago

Ha! Good to see you have a sense of humor. Sign me up for the scantily clad lesbian phone sex girl--will contact you as soon as my gender reassignment surgery is complete.

andrew

about 2 years ago

"I raised $10,000 to fly out to Duluth, MN just to watch girls make out with each other." That would be absurd! You raised $10,000 to fly out to Duluth, MN because "the title 'Duluth is Horrible' came randomly in a dream". Much more reasonable.

Barrett Chase

about 2 years ago

I wonder if the uncharacteristic upswing in angry, snarky, anti-creativity on PDD is related to seasonal affective disorder.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

That, and because no one is likely to see scantily clothed anyone, inside or out, in this cold iciness.

vicarious

about 2 years ago

PDD has become strangely snarky and negative lately. Can someone post a video of cute puppies? I hate puppies.

Herzog

about 2 years ago

To think you could've made 'New Orleans is Horrible,' probably got three times the cash, and made it with a Voodoo Love Princesse. Live and learn. Barrett, Im always ASAC. For myself, the levels are stabile. Hell, I'm in the zone. Remember, Gun Appreciation Day was today, and only three people shot themselves.

brian

about 2 years ago

Maybe there aren't any perfect Duluth days, Duluth really is horrible, Vincent Gargiulo is some kind of prophet, and this "casting call" is actually Judgement Day. I like that. Judgement Day is coming, "just be willing to work and have fun with it. Thanks and I look forward to meeting with you."

Claire

about 2 years ago

Not too late to do "Salinas Sucks," and avoid the minus zero temperatures, Vince....

DaVe

about 2 years ago

If you'd like to say what sort of locations you're seeking for your scenes, I think the local community could come up with lots of suggestions. There are plenty of funky places in and around town. As far as Seasonal Affective Disorder goes, I think this time of year might be on the cusp between S.A.D. and cabin fever, a different ailment.

BigBen

about 2 years ago

Now that we have voiced our collective concerns about this project on a personal level we are left with the everyday reality based concerns about aspiring producers/directors from the California film industry exploiting our fair city with both deception and manipulation. Just saying why build Vincent's resume with nothing to show for it ourselves? Unfortunately these projects leave the "volunteers" with nothing and the directors with a product to market. Vincent you might want to think more about reciprocity in this project that Duluth has handed to you on a silver platter both in funding and in the good will of your participants.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

The volunteers get something. They get to be involved in a fun project for a couple days. And there is a small amount of pay for some roles. Duluth didn't hand Vincent a project on a silver platter. He conceived the project himself and is carrying it out with willing volunteers. We don't know how much of the fundraising from the project came from Duluthians and how much came from Vincent's Aunt Louise, and either way it was clearly explained up front what this project is.

BadCat!

about 2 years ago

How exactly are we being exploited? I completely missed anything that could be interpreted exploitation here. Some of the roles are for pay, and even the unpaid roles provide benefits, such as the ability to say "Hey, I appeared in the background of an indie film today instead of sitting on my ass complaining on the internet."

BigBen

about 2 years ago

That is incorrect Paul. The "pay" is a moot point as it is a poor recompense for missing work for the volunteers and many do not get "paid." As far as the idea for the project being filmed in Duluth let's not fool ourselves. Vincent would have filmed in any armpit in America given the blind support he has received by just using a bit of reverse psychology in his pitch. I would venture to say that most of his funding has come from the folks he has met spending Mom and Dads' money making the previous inane kids stuff and some from locals of Duluth and still other cities where he filmed these short curiosities. Also for the record I have and still do support projects of this sort and have been particularly supportive of this project. The essence of what I am saying is that we can drop our personal criticisms and honestly look at this project for what it is, a Kickstarter for Vincents' would be career leaving the participants practically nothing except a false glow of limelight. Additionally Paul can I ask if you have any real-world experience with a project of this nature?

BigBen

about 2 years ago

I didn't realize that PDD was your personal soap box along with your 10 cronies to say and edit as you like. As far as freedom of expression on this site you guys just don't get it any press is good press. And BadCat right back at you, you guys must have your lips firmly attached to both the Mayor's and Vincent's ass. Don't be such rubes...

BadCat!

about 2 years ago

Some guy made a pitch to ask people fund his trip to Duluth, then he shows and asks if people want to audition for roles (paid and unpaid). I'm completely missing how any of this is objectionable! It's not like he's showing up on Manhattan island looking to make a land deal with a handful of shiny beads. Everything is voluntary, from donating money, auditioning, acting, and eventual viewing. Hell, even complaining about it is voluntary on your part! He's not "taking advantage" of us in any way, and if you think he is, then you must have a low opinion of your fellow Duluthians and their ability to identify something that is not worth their time or money. Could you imagine if he came do Duluth and didn't offer roles to Duluthians? We'd be bitching about outsiders are coming to Duluth to portray Duluthians until the snow melted!

BadCat!

about 2 years ago

Yes, I'm totally rimming the mayor while Vincent films it and sells the footage on the internet. Oh man, I am totally busted.

BigBen

about 2 years ago

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize you guys thought you were Duluth.

Ramos

about 2 years ago

Welcome to Duluth: Small-Town Bitterness, World-Class Spite

Ramos

about 2 years ago

BigBen is complaining about a person who's trying to make a career as a filmmaker trying to make a career as a filmmaker. I just want to chuck him under his sad, bitter little chin and say, "Kitchy-kitchy-coo!"

Ramos

about 2 years ago

I don't mean to tell you how to do your job, Vincent, but if you could make a movie half as good as these ones, people might be more supportive.

Claire

about 2 years ago

I don't understand BigBen's problem. I think Vince is a lot more humble than that other film-maker-who-must-not be-named. You know the one. I find him rather endearing, and just hope his film isn't a piece of shit. I've lived in other places where movies have been filmed -- Eddie & the Cruisers was filmed on the campus of the "brother" college to my alma mater in the early 1980s and we all went crazy when they were filming. It was the talk of the town. A lot of the extras in that movie, in fact, were people I knew in college. Let's just have fun with this film. I think it'd be funny as hell if people who run into Vince around town just casually greet him by name. Just to mess with his head.

rhetoricguy@gmail.com

about 2 years ago

I agree. While I am still suspect of the general frame, now that we are in the frame, have fun.

andrew

about 2 years ago

Those 'Google in Duluth' videos remind me of some of Gargiulo's work without the hipster kitsch irony, so your suggestion made in jest has some truth.

Herzog

about 2 years ago

Google was a bunch of dicks for not choosing Duluth anyway. This place won the fucking war and saved the world. No respect. What did Topeka do? Out of all the Duluthian nose-to-ass nuzzling that occurs here, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who's aware that Duluth built the god damned world. How's that for bitching Paul?

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