I was told when you write a script and you are developing characters to be as specific as possible when you describe them, I did this with the two female Asian girls in the script In the ad I have many listed as "Caucasian" and while that wasn't my intent I see the problem with that so I have changed the ad to reflect that anyone who physically fits the description can audition for any role they see fit during auditions.
I am a person who sees past skin color because I'm looking for talent not skin color and this is something that came up during the preproduction of Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis we had an all white cast and this wasn't done on purpose we simply didn't have any ins in the industry at that time to be able to post ads on newendlandfilm.com or any other indie film sites like we do now, having the first film under our belt has opened many doors for Wicked Carnival Productions .
The doors that have been opened for us this time around are due to use having the first movie out and some what successful and we now have the opportunity to be more selective in casting for Sins of Man II : Vengeance and be able to show diversity in our casting selections .
Yes I have two Asian girls in the story as well as a black cop specifically in mind but these are in the interest of promoting diversity in the horror genre. These characters may LIVE or the may DIE, you'll have to see the movie to find out .
As a horror fan you have to understand that writers might not be looking at the color of a characters skin they are simply looking at body count and making the death scenes as brutal, gory and bloody as possible for your enjoyment and this is true in my case when writing Sins of Man II : Vengeance I look at Sean S. Cunningham's model for Friday The 13th a fresh pair of breast or a kill every 7 - 10 minutes, this means a character has to die in this time frame no matter who the character is or what they look like . While I disagree with the idea in some ways I also agree with it based on the success of the Friday The 13th series.
While working on Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis in early stages of writing I wanted to have the stereotypical characters in the Wallflower, the Nerd, The Jock, The Slut and the Best Friend but as far as who played those roles I was completely open to anyone playing them, when I placed the ad on craigslist (the only place I could think to put it where it would be seen by many people) only Caucasian people replied and we didn't hold auditions we took who ever applied and we cast them in a role that they fit into.
I know now that we have the tools to make a diverse film and my hope is that we can do so with a mix of actors and actresses to show that Wicked Carnival Productions wants to change the way horror movies are made in 2016 and for many years to come.
I encourage anyone who wants to apply to audition for Sins of Man II : Vengeance to do so because if we can fit you into a character we will do so and together we will make an amazing movie together .