Casting Lead Actress for Independent Short Film “The Tunnel” [York, PA]

PROJECT TITLE: The Tunnel
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival Circuit
PRODUCER: Andrew Karasik
WRITERS: Cory & Rick Blasdell
DIRECTOR: Cory Reed Blasdell
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Syrn Studios
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.syrnstudios.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: May 18-20, 2012 (tentative)
SHOOTING LOCATION: York, PA

SYNOPSIS:

A mysterious tunnel is about to turn Gale’s quiet morning jog into a nightmare she can’t escape.

This is an independently produced short film (less than 15 min.) that will be submitted to various U.S. and international Film Festivals.

The Tunnel is an atmospheric psychological thriller that will combine elements of a classic Twilight Zone episode with a dash of European cinematic flare. The digital film will be shot on location in York County using historic locations by a small, but talented, local crew.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN(S):

Lead Actress
Gale Middleton, Gender: Female, Age: from 30 to 42, Height: from 5′ 4″ to 5′ 11″, Ethnicity: Caucasian, Body Type: Medium.
Physically fit and modestly attractive but not a fashion model. Gale is on her daily morning jog along an abandoned railway line, before going to her job. She is driven to succeed at her job and to stay competitive with much younger coworkers and rivals. She has begun to doubt her own abilities and she wonders if she can still compete with younger women. So far this has not prevented her from trying to keep up. But, her doubts have led her to question everything in her life. She isn’t certain anymore that her life has meaning. What happens during her jog will threaten everything she knows even her own existence.

2 Female Joggers
College age, slender, fit, energetic and pretty. These are minor speaking parts. Some light jogging will be required. These are small but crucial supporting character roles. They provide a counterpoint to the main character.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: April 19, 2012
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: rblasdell@me.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: April 20 & 21, 2012
AUDITION START TIME: To be determined
AUDITION END TIME: To be determined
AUDITION ADDRESS: Mountville, PA
SPECIAL NOTES: Auditions will be videotaped.

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