Jigsaw Casting is seeking professional Musicians or Singers ACROSS CANADA to send a song to Self-Isolating Canadians during COVID-19!
Let’s brighten the spirits of people across Canada who could use a lift, by performing VIRTUAL solos just for them, from your own home, in accordance with physical distancing. Open to any talented professional musician or singer who can accompany themselves with a guitar, violin, bagpipes, cello, fiddle, keyboards, recorded bed track, or another instrument. If you have the ability to record yourself dedicating and playing an original song to someone who really needs it, let’s team up to give Canadians a musical boost! Each musical artist will be required to dedicate and perform a different song or piece for 2-3 different people.
Musicians can perform an original song that they have the copyright to or play classical pieces that are in the public domain. In order to qualify, you will need to have lost your job as a musician or lost gigs due to COVID-19 and currently be physically distancing. All recorded dedications must be done from the interior or exterior of your own home.
Musicians will be compensated $900.00. per track performed. Selected musicians will be required to do 2 – 3 songs/videos. Chosen musicians could also receive significant national exposure. Musicians must be members of CFM (Canadian Federation of Musicians) or ACTRA (or willing to join CFM at own expense) They must also be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents to apply. No previous acting experience is required.
To apply, please make a video. Here are the instructions:
1. Please introduce yourself, giving your name and your location.
2. Tell us why you think it’s important to give Canadians a musical boost during COVID-19.
3. In keeping with your own musical style, sing/play an original or public domain song for us, accompanying yourself on an instrument if required.
4. Lastly, give us a quick video tour of your indoor and outdoor space(s) where you could record yourself dedicating and performing your musical solos.
You can film this on your cell phone. Please keep it under 3 minutes long, then apply online with your video to: https://musicians2.castingcrane.com/
To be considered for this campaign. You must meet and be available for the following dates:
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: May 20, 2020 at 9am.
SHOOT: May 22 to June 15, 2020 (filming yourself from home).