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Cloud Cult seeking actors for new film about the meaning of life

Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult performs last year at the Minnesota State Fair. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR.

Cloud Cult are making a new movie—and they might want you to be in it.

Motion 117 Productions is auditioning non-union acting roles for Cloud Cult’s forthcoming, title-TBA music film. The band’s new album will coincide with the movie’s release, which, according to its auditions announcement, is “an experimental art-drama serving as a metaphor for humanity’s search for the meaning of life and the divine.”

The producers are casting five actors, three of whom play a character named Grace through different age ranges (5-7, 13-16, and 25-35).”She is subtle and humble, and at once very complex and very simple,” reads the character description for Grace. “She has very little interest in the trite things of life, but occasionally indulges in them for social or cultural benefit.”

Moms and dads are welcome, too—they’re also auditioning for the role of a mother (“sweet kindness mixed with fire and passion”) and a father (“a picture of parental perfection”).

All the actors are unpaid, but Motion 117 is offering food, lodging, and a small stipend for time while the film shoots. To apply for an audition, the producers are asking for a headshot, résumé, and a brief paragraph about why you’d be good for the role.

This isn’t the Cult’s first foray into film: the band was the subject of the 2009 documentary No One Said It Would Be EasyMotion 117 Productions also worked with Cloud Cult for their Cloud Cult Unplug concert film.

Filming will occur Aug. 10 through Sept. 4, primarily during weekdays. They’re only accepting submissions until July 31, so check out Motion 117 Productions’ casting call and complete character descriptions here and apply for an audition here.

Jared Hemming is a senior in professional journalism at the University of Minnesota. He is currently the co-host of Radio K’s local show, Off The Record, and loves covering Twin Cities arts.