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"The Mirror" Casting Call

The horror/fantasy short film for virtual reality “The Mirror” is looking for a choreographer, two dancers/actors and EXTRAS.
Preferably, the choreographer would also play one of the two roles. But are open to all applicants and encourage Choreographers to apply even if they do not feel they are appropriate for either of the dancer roles.

The call for EXTRAS is for “The Many”, a sort of witches from the underworld. Their presence is crucial for our film of only 2 main characters and 5 extras.

You would be working with professional theatre and film creatives to produce a multidisciplinary experience that merges dance, original music and narrative, shot with a 360 camera and ambisonic microphone. “The Mirror '' is produced by Elgalen Productions and sponsored by The Seagull Project and the City of Seattle through the smART Ventures Grant. Its final cut will be available on Oculus, HTC Vive, and Youtube VR. The film is written and produced by Seattle University Film Studies Professor and screenwriter Josefina Valenzuela Cerda, and directed by Seagull Project Artistic Director, Gavin Reub.
Shooting is scheduled for early Fall  2021 over the course of 3-4 days, and will take place in the Seattle area.  Rehearsals will take place over the two weeks leading up to the shoot. Specific dates for rehearsals and shooting will be subject to cast and crew availability.

Shooting with The Many is scheduled for Sunday Semptember 12th over the course of 4-6 hours, and will take place at Base in Seattle. 

Understanding the current situation with COVID-19, we will be following enhanced health and safety requirements and procedures for our cast and crew during rehearsal and shooting.
*We support diversity across voices and creators, and we strongly encourage women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people to apply.   

How to Audition - Extras

August 23rd 

September 8th. 

Send your headshot, resume and height info to

We don’t require extensive experience, just that you come eager to learn and be part of our groundbreaking project.

For costume design issues we are accepting people under 5 feet 8 inches. And that you are able to wear a mask.

How to Audition - Dancers/Choreographers

April 26th through

May 28th. 

All auditions and callbacks will occur digitally. For the audition you are required to send a video, along with a headshot/resume, using the link to the form below. 

If you experience any issues or have questions please email us at 

Initial audition videos and paperwork will be accepted beginning April 26th and continuing through the evening of May 28th. Everything will need to be submitted via the form below during this time.

If necessary, callback invitation requests for additional content will be sent out early June, and be scheduled throughout that week.

Audition Video Requirements - Dancers/Choreographer


1 min. max. 

For initial auditions, dancers are asked to prepare a video package of two 20 second combos. Please keep each video to 20 seconds or less.  

  1. A classical ballet sequence:

    1. For Ada's role, you need to be trained in Ballet. For Inna's role, you don't and won't dance ballet in the film. ​

    2. Choreographer needs to have knowledge about ballet but their strength should be in contemporary and/or ethnic dance. 

    3. You may use a piece of choreography from something you have done before if you are just applying for a role, not as a choreographer. 

  2. A modern sequence:

    1. Can be a mix of contemporary and/or more ethnic style. ​

These can be pieces of your choosing or your own choreography.  If you are interested in auditioning to choreograph the piece, then please develop your own sequences.  All folks auditioning should include a slate at the top of the video that includes your name, pronouns (if you’d like to share), what role you are auditioning for, and if you are also auditioning to be the choreographer.


If necessary, the director will then invite some dancers to submit additional recorded materials and may also set up a video session to work with select dancers.  The callback sessions will also include acting sides from the screenplay.

A list of roles is available, below. The age ranges listed are those of the characters, not necessarily the dancers. They are just a guide to help you decide which roles you may confidently audition for.

Character Breakdown - Inna


Age 40+. 

Inna is a perfectionist “crone” focused on success. She is strong and relentless, bitter, cold, and proud. She believes that working hard and shedding no tears is what is required to succeed. She is what the patriarchy has made her be. She has a pain in her left leg that haunts her but is able to disguise it until it becomes too much. 

She used to be a prima ballerina at the renowned “Imperial Academy of Dance”, but a strange accident broke her leg and gave her a fear towards mirrors that she couldn’t shake away. However, she stayed at the Academy climbing the administration ladder all the way to Director, where she found her place. 

The film starts at the moment when Inna is told that her replacement as a director has arrived: a younger man who knows nothing of ballet. At this point, she is tired and annoyed and just wants to get through the day of auditions. 


Inna’s actor will also play a mirror character of herself named Breena. Similar to a black swan/white swan in the “Swan Lake” ballet. 

Inna will not dance Ballet in the film. Just be an instructor. 

Actor should be comfortable being around water (there is no swimming involved)

Character Breakdown - Ada


Age 18-25. 

Ada is an anxious “maiden” who tries hard to do what she is told. She is innocent, stiff, and unsure of herself. She counts steps and doubts every single one. Anxiety attacks are an issue she has to deal with constantly. Somewhere inside of her, she knows she could be great if she just believed and had the courage to be who she is and not who she should be. 

All her life she has been trained to be a prima ballerina. Her father loves ballet because her dead mother used to dance with such a passion that could move an entire theatre. Ada wants to be like her, but she doesn’t remember, so she strives to be whom she is told to be: a delicate and happy little girl.

The film starts when she is auditioning for the Imperial Academy of Dance, the question is can she find the strength inside of her to become who she really is? 


Ada’s actor will also play a mirror character of herself named Barda. Similar to a black swan/white swan in the “Swan Lake” ballet. 

Actor should be comfortable being around water (there is no swimming involved)


See below for rates and estimated hours of each available position.  Ideally we would hire one dancer and one Dancer/Choreographer, but are open to all applicants and encourage Choreographers to apply even if they do not feel they are appropriate for either of the dancer roles.
Dancer = $15/hr for an estimated of 22 hours. 
Choreographer = $25/hr for an estimated 12 hours. 
Dancer/Choreographer = $25/hr for an estimated 28 hours.
Extras= $50 stipend. 

Casting Call Form

Are you ready to submit your audition video package and headshot/resume?
Audition Form
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