Casting Call

Every once in a while we get a request to post a casting call that is geared towards members of the community.  The following is one that just came in to BME HQ the other day.

ARE YOU A BODY MORTIFICATION ARTIST THAT CARRIES OUT SUBDERMAL IMPLANTS OR TONGUE SPLITTING? PERHAPS YOU ARE A PIERCING ARTIST THAT SPECIALIZES IN UNIQUE PIERCINGS? OR MAYBE YOU PRACTICE BODY SUSPENSION?

If this sounds like you and you are based in New York, San Francisco or LA then Talkback Thames, a London based television production company, want to hear from you! Talkback Thames are making a series for Discovery Channel exploring the world of “squeamish” – they are interested in the body mortification world, particularly things that would appear unusual or or different to the norm to the majority of people!

If you are interested Emma Jones would love to talk to you. Please e-mail her at emma.jones@talkbackthames.tv


14 thoughts on “Casting Call

  1. this idea is better than just stealing pictures and videos from the Internets and stitching it all together at least.

    saying that though, loads of people got filmed at APP in 2008 for the discovery channel and nothing ever came of it. – mortifying

  2. this sounds kind of like this show on either the science channel or nat geo channel called ‘taboo’.

    lol @ body mortification.

  3. as a funeral director/mortician the whole mortification thing caught be off guard for a quick second. i was like um piercings dead people? o wait just a typo.

  4. yes people being interviewed will be better than pictures and articles off the internet, but i bet they will manipulate the interviews into what they want it to portray. I’m glad I’m not the only one slightly offended by the “mortification artist.” If you think it is “mortifying” then why do a t.v. show about it?

  5. I bet whoever wrote “mortification” was an American on the telephone with someone with a thick British accent and misunderstood “modification”… Either that or someone misspelled “modification” and the computer auto-corrected it to “mortification”.

  6. @ 10

    how thick do you think a ‘british’ accent is? hmmm lol….funny because I didnt think we ‘british’ have an accent….english, scottish, welsh, irish yes…..british? hmmmm…haha anyways…

    what worrys me though is the line..

    “Talkback Thames are making a series for Discovery Channel exploring the world of “squeamish”…

    the world of squeamish? why do I have visions that this will portray the modification world again in a kind of bad and ‘ghoulish’ kind of light…yet again…every time I see something to do with our community on TV its always glorifying it in the worst kinda way…be it either “TATTOOS ARE THE DEVILS WORK AND CAUSE UNEMPLOYMENT AND CRIME” or just the plain “EWWWW TATTOOS” etc or something with who ever is narrating or hosting the show subtly mocking the modified on it..

    lets hope this ISN’T that kind of show..

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