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JuntoBox Films Pioneers First-Ever Global Casting Campaign For Upcoming Feature Film "The Driver"

Companies mentioned in this article: JuntoBox Films

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JuntoBox Films, a collaborative film studio for filmmakers and fans co-chaired by Forest Whitaker, today announced they are launching an online casting campaign for the male and female lead roles in their newest feature film "The Driver."

"Social collaboration is a critical part of our process at JuntoBox Films," said Forest Whitaker, Co-Chairman, JuntoBox Films. "Our company was founded on the principle that everyone has a story to tell, and we passionately seek those innovative voices. We are dedicated to discovering and incubating the next generation of talent, and "The Driver" gives the world the opportunity to play a part in bringing this film to life."

"'The Driver' is turning the tables and putting fans in the casting chair," said producer Philippe Caland, Founder and Co-Chairman of JuntoBox Films. "We will be the first film ever to let the online community not only audition but also help cast the male and female lead roles by voting for their favorites."

An action packed indie thriller, "The Driver" tells the story of Eddie, a down-on-his luck boxer who agrees to be the driver for a heist that goes terribly wrong. This film marks the 5(th) feature film project chosen by the JuntoBox community to be green lit, funded and produced via its collaborative film studio. "The Driver" casting campaign takes this approach to the next level by democratizing the casting process and giving fans the ultimate insider access to help cast the next breakthrough film stars.

"The Driver," will be directed by Alex Ardenti, is written by George Richards, and produced by Philippe Caland. Lindsay Chag will oversee casting activity.

Online auditions are open from Wednesday, September 3(rd) for both Eddie and Aspen and fans have until Friday, October 3(rd), 2014 to get their votes in for their top five picks. Audition notification for in-person call-backs for the top 25 "Eddies," and top 25 "Aspens," will take place the week of October 6(th) -10(th), 2014. Finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to meet with the director and casting director to see if they what it takes to be the leads of "The Driver." Final auditions will take place October 20(th) - 24(th) in Los Angeles and winners will be selected for the roles on or about November 3(rd), 2014.

Additionally, the first 25 people who chose the top Eddie and the first 25 people who chose the top Aspen online get a social producer credit on the actual film. The highest ranked male and female auditions are guaranteed a role in the film.

How to audition/vote:

    --  To register go to www.juntoboxfilms.com/casting complete the
        registration and upload your video audition.
    --  You can upload your audition for either Eddie or Aspen using YouTube.
    --  Audition video length should be a minimum of 10 seconds and around 3 - 4
        minutes.
    --  All auditions must be in English.
    --  Share your audition via your social networks to increase your chances.
    --  Fans can then select their top 5 picks for each role.
    --  Casting deadline is: 12 PM PT October 3, 2014.

The Driver Synopsis:

The Driver is a film about a middleweight boxer who will do anything to keep his money-hungry girlfriend Aspen. Dumped by his trainer and his backer; Eddie gets a gig as a driver for a gangster. A heist shootout leaves everyone dead, but Eddie, alone, with $2 million in cash."

About Eddie & Aspen:

EDDIE: Early 30s and not bad looking, Eddie is a middleweight prizefighter, and he's fought many bouts without getting a mark on his face. Eddie throws a fight; he needs the money in order to help him keep his high-maintenance girlfriend, Aspen. Dumped by his trainer and his backer, gangster Arnold Clay, Eddie is tossed a handful of peanuts by Clay and gets a gig as a driver for Clay's masterminded robberies. After a score goes horribly wrong, and Eddie is the sole survivor with $2 million in cash, he's got to set both sets of enemies at each other's throats, and somehow come out on top.

ASPEN: Has a flawless face, and it conceals a deeply manipulative, profoundly greedy soul. Eddie's girlfriend, she plays him for a patsy at every turn, and doesn't hesitate to let him know she wants to maintain a certain high style of living. After Eddie boosts $200,000 from a trunkful of money stolen in a heist, Aspen can't keep her hands off the cash. Her devious ploy to pit all players against the house and come out the sole survivor almost works.

ABOUT JUNTOBOX FILMS:

JuntoBox Films is a collaborative film studio and social community for filmmakers and fans to connect, create and ultimately, make films. JuntoBox merges the collaborative energy of a social platform with the more traditional in-house film development process including greenlighting, financing, marketing and distribution. For more information, find us at www.JuntoBoxFilms.com and follow us at @JuntoBoxFilms or https://www.facebook.com/Juntoboxfilms

SOURCE JuntoBox Films