CASTING UPDATE: The audition time slots have now been sent to successful applicants. Please check your spam filter, in case the message has gone astray. If you have been offered the opportunity to self-tape, we will be in touch within the next week with the scene, although we will not make final decisions until after the audition weekend. We received many hundreds of brilliant applications and could not offer auditions to all. We will, however, review previously unsuccessful applications in the event of cancellations. Thank you to all who applied for an audition for Bluer Than The Sky.
Gregg Sulkin and former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell are set for the lead roles in Bluer Than The Sky, adapted for the screen by Australian director John Duigan, which is due to film in Newquay, Cornwall this autumn.
The film is based on the young adult novel Blue by British author Lisa Glass, published by Quercus in June 2014.
The love story centres around Cornish teenager Iris Fox who enters a complicated relationship with famous young pro-surfer from Hawaii, Zeke Francis.
22 year old British actor Gregg Sulkin, who moved to LA to star in Disney Channel's The Wizards of Waverley Place and is currently starring in MTV’s hit teen show Faking It, is to play Newquay bad-boy Daniel Penhaligon.
Drake Bell, best known for his role in the Nickelodeon kids series Drake & Josh, and currently voicing the lead in Ultimate Spider-Man, will play Hawaiian surfer Wes Francis.
Auditions for secondary characters and other minor speaking roles are to be held at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015, with call-backs scheduled for Monday 11th May.
Auditions will run from 9am-5pm. John Duigan and the full production team will be staying in Newquay to conduct the auditions.
To be considered for an audition, please send your bio/CV (to include age and contact details) plus 2 photos (headshot and full-length) to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED by 6pm Monday 20th April.
Swimming ability essential.
Some surfing/skateboarding ability desirable, but not essential.
Applicants must be 16 years or older.
A second event to recruit background extras will be held at a later date. Details to be confirmed in the next month.
Blue is the first novel of a trilogy, with the second instalment of the series Air, due to be published in June 2015.
Lisa’s editor at Quercus, Niamh Mulvey, said Blue will make a “fantastic film”.
She said: “Readers have really related to Iris – the down-to-earth English teenager who finds herself caught up in the glamorous pro–surfer scene. Blue is irresistibly romantic and it’s got excitement, a fascinating setting and intriguing characters.”
Production of Bluer Than The Sky is to start in September 2015, with six weeks filming on location in and around Newquay, Cornwall.