Tokyo-based AV producer 夢精スタジオ is planning a second round of auditions in Singapore to recruit male talent, after the first round held in September 2015 failed to draw many suitable applicants. “We had hoped many Singaporean men would attend,” revealed Katsuo Ayumu, a JAV industry source who has had a long and well-endowed career as a producer of adult movies. “Unfortunately we only had a small handful of actors’ come.”
Despite the disappointing results of the first audition, the studio remains positive on the prospects for recruiting male actors from Singapore. “We will be holding the second round of auditions in March,” revealed Mr Ayumu. “Our domestic market in Japan is eager for new male talent, and up to 25 current male stars will retire this year, so we have many holes to fill.” The venue for the second round of auditions has yet to be confirmed, but Mr Ayumu noted his studio was in discussions with the owner of a warehouse in the Tuas District. “We always conduct our auditions in industrial areas, because we’ve found this attracts more blue-collar workers,” said Mr Ayumu, who went on to explain that “we find them much better equipped to deal with the hard work & stressful positions that the life of a JAV actor involves”
When asked to share tips for aspiring actors, Mr Ayumu offered some useful advice. “It’s good to do some light exercise on the morning of the audition to settle the nerves and also improve blood circulation,” he said, also mentioning that candidates should attend the audition wearing comfortable, loose clothing. “At the last audition we had one man attend wearing a full business suit, which is great if you’re applying for a job at a bank but not so suitable for a role as a male JAV actor.” Finally, he added “One of the most important things is to eat a large serve of pineapple at least 24 hours prior to the audition; this will ensure the female co-star will enjoy the audition as much as you.”
Mr Ayumu mentioned that applications for the next round of auditions will be open in late Feb through the 夢精スタジオ Facebook page, with the audition date scheduled for March 25.