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Sunday, October 23, 2011


So, you want to play in a skateboarding Movie?

So, you want to play in a skateboarding Movie?

That’s a good idea you see, because, as skateboarding becomes more and more popular, the Studios are more and more interested in including skateboarders in their plot and there's a new movie called Twist that's looking just for you... The story line focuses on a man named Fagin who solicits the services of a group of orphans to help him fleece his fellow 19th Century Londoners. He turns those orphans into a gang of sorts. In 2012 Oliver Twist will receive a modern day adaptation. Produced by Pure Grass Films and The Salt Company, ‘Twist’ is a 3D feature film that represents the coming of age of the timeless classic Dickens novel. It’s a modern day spin that will see Fagin’s gang attempt a series of audacious art thefts using Parkour , the phenomenon that’s been gripping streets around the globe for the past decade.

Matthew Parkhill (THE CALLER starring Stephen Moyer from True Blood) will be Directing, and Sébastien Foucan, the founder of freerunning, will be masterminding the Parkour action sequences. Foucan is most famously known for shimmying up a sky high crane in the opening action sequence from James Bond - Casino Royale

Pure Grass Films and The Salt Company are looking for actors who are also practitioners of Parkour and Freerunning (or skateboarding, gymnastics or similar). We are looking for people aged 16-24, male and female, to play the key characters in Fagin’s Gang.

With the help of social networking, candidates are asked to submit videos, no more than 2 minutes in length, introduce themselves and demonstrate their extreme sporting skills.

The Story & The Characters:

Oliver Twist is propelled into present day London when 17 year old Oliver falls in with a street gang in London who use Parkour to carry out daring art heists for a shady stolen goods dealer - Fagin.

Spectacular Parkour set pieces - as well as skateboarding, car chases, bike chases and sheer unadulterated energy - in thrilling 3D, are seamlessly woven with the well-known story of a boy who learns a lesson and finds a family…with a few more twists along the way.
You can submit videos to the Twitter page of the film: @twistthemovie using the hashtag #faginsgang. The Top 25 entrants selected by director Matthew Parkhill,Sébastien Foucan, the Producers and VHJ Casting will be invited to London for a final face-to-face audition at London’s brand new Parkour park, L.E.A.P,on Saturday 3rd December 2011.. At least one lucky entrant will then be selected to appear in the film as part of Fagin’s gang!

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Sunday, October 23, 2011 




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