Thursday, 12 January 2012

UK Auditions to Find a Lead Role for Claire Merle's The Glimpse

FABER & FABER HAVE JUST LAUNCHED ONLINE AUDITIONS TO FIND A TEENAGE GIRL TO PLAY THE LEAD ROLE IN A SPECIAL SERIES OF FICTIONAL VIDEO DIARIES. The video diaries will prequel debut author Claire Merle's unputdownable dystopian thriller ‘The Glimpse’. They will feature one of the characters from the book, 16-year-old Tamsin Strike, and will be shot by an award-winning director.

Interested in auditioning? Go NOW to: (Please note, you must live in the UK to enter.)

For those of you who aren’t eligible to audition, join in the fun and help promote this amazing opportunity for one young actress! Claire is running a dystopian giveaway on her facebook page for anyone who helps spread the word. Check out the giveaway on Claire’s facebook wall:!/pages/Claire-Merle-Author/195817850451377

Watch a video about the competition:

So what’s the STORY behind the video diaries?

Throughout the UK people are now divided into Pures and Crazies according to the results of a DNA test, with the Pures living in small Communities cut off from the madness of society, and the Crazies living outside the walls in the squalor and mayhem of the City.
16-year-old Pure-girl Tamsin Strike is an outsider among the girls of her Community. Her parents come from a poor background and work endless hours in their shop in the hope that one day she'll Join with a rich Pure boy and have a safe, assured future. A non-conformist, Tamsin dreams of becoming an actress. She detests the idea of being Joined and pregnant by the time she's eighteen, and she questions the separation of the Pures from the majority of the population. Unlike other Pure girls, she isn't afraid of the City beyond their guarded walls and willingly accompanies her father to the markets to buy goods for their shop. When her father allows her to go to the cinema on her own, Tamsin meets a guy who changes everything. But nothing is what it seems. Least of all, Brian. If Tamsin doesn't work out the truth from the lies fast, becoming a baby-maker for future Pure generations, might be preferable to where she could end up.

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