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Is acting your passion? Do you dream of becoming a film star? Breaking into the film industry is no easy task; sometimes it seems impossible. Audition after audition, rejection after rejection; you wonder if you'll ever make it.

The best way to start out is with small productions because the big guys won't want to know you unless you're already well established. By going for low/no-budget projects, you stand a much better chance of getting picked; it may not be your shining glory, but it will put you on the ladder and get you a few gigs under your belt.

You have an even better chance if you try out for roles, where directors are actively seeking out performers. One such director is Robert Rodriguez. The Texan filmmaker is best well known for his thriller films such as Sin City and From Dusk till Dawn, but he has also directed the popular children's film series, Spy Kids.

Right now he is working with Blackberry on a project called Keep Moving: Green Screen. It is the opportunity for budding actors to get their chance to star in his new short film, Two Scoops.

Twins, Lola and Lucia sell ice cream for a living, but in their spare time, they are monster hunters. When people around town start going missing, they go on a quest to discover the truth about these mysterious disappearances.

To Rodriguez, it does not matter if you are an experienced thespian or a complete newbie; as long as you can act, you're in with a chance. To audition, all you have to do is read Act 1 of the script, act out the scene on camera, and then upload your performance to Youtube, and share it on the website. You have until the 3rd April to complete this task, after which, phase two will begin; this will involve tweeting your ideas on how to fill in the plot gaps. In the final phase, you will put your drawing skills to work, with illustrations to complete the story.

If you like the idea of appearing on film, but are not up to an all out audition, you still have the chance to be an extra on the show. Simply upload your photo to the website before 17th April and you could be chosen as one of the faces for Rodriguez's missing persons posters.

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When: Deadlines 3rd & 17th April
Cost: Free
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