has commissioned me for a large-scale project that will be a distant departure from most of my work. This project, which we estimate will be around 40,000 words total, will be a character-driven action/drama centered around his characters Wildfire and Cindy as they undergo a mission for the British Special Reconnaissance Regiment over the course of four days.
The setting is modern day military. There will be action and likely some blood/violence and firearms use.
What we need are four volunteers to be a part of this mission.
Co-Star Role 1 - NCO Operative with SRR, OR-1 or OR-2 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF Co-Star Role 2 - NCO Operative with SRR, OR-1 or OR-2 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF Co-Star Role 3 - NCO Operative with SRR, OR-1 or OR-2 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF Minor Role 1 - Comms Specialist @ HQ, OR-4 rank equivalent in the BA, RM, RN, or RAF Cameo Role 1 - Commanding Officer with SRR, OF-2 or OF-3 rank equivalent in any NATO force
The "Co-Stars" will be the NCO privates/seamen on the actual mission with Wildfire and Cindy. These characters will have a leading role in the story and be featured across all 4 days. These are soldiers with special operative / anti-terrorism training. Please choose one or two specializations from the list below and be prepared to embellish character history if you want to apply for one of these roles. Ages for these roles would be 18-23 or so.
Specializations: Grenadier, Suppressive Fire, Medic, Demolitions, Electronics, Communications, Assault Engineer, Infiltration, Sniper, Science or Engineering, Civilian Operations, other (specify).
The "Minor Role" will be an NCO stationed at HQ. This will be the talking head the team gets their orders from. This is a minor role that will only be seen during comms scenes but is likely to have a service history with one or more of the stars or co-stars. Age: 23-28
The "Cameo Role" is very minor and will possibly not be seen at all, except to be mentioned in passing. As stated, this is an officer who can be with any NATO force. This is the commanding officer who sent the team on the given mission. Age: 26-35
As sonic71 is generously sponsoring this project, these slots are free. He and I will hand pick from the entrants who we think best fits the needs of the story. To put your name in the hat, please comment below using the following format.
Character Name: Branch of Service: Rank: Callsign: Race: Gender: Age: Preferred Role: Specialization(s): Two Sentence Bio:
Entry will be open until next Monday at noon, Central and selectees posted shortly thereafter.