Producer Alex D'Lerma Partners with Clapit in Nationwide Open Call Auditions for Film "Mortal Coil"

Producer Alex D'Lerma will choose two actors for roles in his film Mortal Coil from the top voted, eligible video audition entries submitted through the Clapit social media app, a new talent discovery platform. The winners will be flown (all expenses paid) to Los Angeles to film on location.
By: Clapit
LOS ANGELES - Oct. 17, 2017 - PRLog -- Award-winning producer Alex D'Lerma announced today a nationwide open call for actors to submit auditions for two roles in his new film "Mortal Coil" via the social media app Clapit, an increasingly popular and innovative talent discovery app that partners with film and television productions to discover aspiring actors. "Mortal Coil" will be shot in Los Angeles in January 2018. All audition videos must be submitted through Clapit in accordance with Clapit's competition rules, terms and guidelines. For information on the Open Call, which is sponsored by Actors Connection, please visit

Alex D'Lerma is best known for his work as writer and director on the feature film "Fear, Love and Agoraphobia," starring Lori Petty and Linda Burzynski. The film has won a total of 17 film festival awards to date and is scheduled to compete in the 2017 Santa Cruz and Ojai film festivals.

D'Lerma has continuously worked as a director, actor, screenwriter and editor in film, TV, theater and radio for more than two decades. He has trained numerous actors and directors over the past ten years at his Cinema Gym "On Camera" workshops at University of California, Los Angeles.

"Mortal Coil", D'Lerma's latest project, is a film about a man named Ash who is in a coma. Though Ash's body is in a hospital room, his life energy is in a limbo-type dimension. He is able to watch his loved ones visit his body, yet he is not able to communicate with them or have contact in any way. Ash is tortured by not being with them and is unwilling to let his spirit move on to the next stage of the afterlife.

To support the open call for "Mortal Coil", D'Lerma has partnered with the social media entertainment app Clapit, where emerging actors can be discovered via an innovative, community-driven audition process from their mobile devices.

Actors can apply for a role by uploading a twenty second video audition to Clapit, showcasing their acting talent in accordance with the character breakdowns posted on the app. The most clapped audition videos, ranked by the Clapit community, will be showcased on Clapit's "Best" feed. D'Lerma will select one male winner from the top five most clapped male auditions and one female winner from the top five most clapped female auditions – a democratic crowd-sourced voting system to provide two actors with their first big breaks.

Entrants download Clapit for free from the iTunes App Store, shoot and upload their videos, hashtag their entries #alexdlerma, and then spread the word by asking friends to download Clapit and "clap" (vote) for them. All entries are subject to eligibility requirements and the official contest rule. The open call wraps on October 29, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

"Clapit is an innovative new casting tool for film and television, and it's an honor to work with their up-and-coming actors that have so much talent," said D'Lerma. "By teaming with Clapit, we are able to expand our search for the best of the best, and with such ease."

​"We are thrilled to partner with Alex D'Lerma," said Clapit CEO and co-founder Mary Jane Bulseco. "The opportunity an open call for a film role provides to aspiring actors is incredibly rewarding. We are thankful that Alex has partnered with us so we can provide this opportunity to cast two unknown actors straight into roles in Alex's film."

Actors Connection is a proud sponsor of Clapit's #alexdlerma initiative. With over 200 seminars, classes and special events each month, Actors Connection has been connecting actors with leading talent agents, casting directors and personal managers since 1991.

For more information on Clapit's open calls, rules and prizes, visit To enter the open call or to follow the competition, download Clapit here today!


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