Casting and Location Calls for Feature Film “Futility” [Farmington Hills, MI] #casting #locationcall

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Posted May 14, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Futility
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
WRITER: Garrick Givens
DIRECTOR: Garrick Givens
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Last week of June thru July. Re-shoots in August.
SHOOTING LOCATION: Farmington Hills, Metro-Detroit, MI

SYNOPSIS:

Have or ever had a job you loath? It’s another summer for a nameless manager of a swim club in upper middle class suburbia. The movie begins with this person getting called into work on their day off (Smith, “Clerks” ). The manager encounters lazy employees, nasty children, and a multitude of other rambunctious characters. Throughout the movie the manager notices people over look and not fully appreciate what they have. The manager meanders through life curiously upbeat minus the occasional rant reminiscent of a Holden Caulfield (Sallinger. “The Catcher and the Rye”). And despite being indifferent to many aspects of classic hollywood style productions the manager begins drafting a narrative to reach the public on such issues. The manager attempts to rid the work of authorship and profit as an “independent film” but quickly learns as to the difficulty of the task at hand.

*NOTE: I WILL NOT BE ACTING IN MY FILM.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

OPEN ROLES: (Age range not absolute)

McTeague – young man, distinct attitude and confidence. (18-24)

Jennifer – self centered high school girl, one big bitch. (16-18)

Father – (35-50)

Mother – (35-50)

Adrian – Adventurous, excitable, fun loving. (16-18)

Joe – the buddy (16-18)

Margie – bad communication skills, awkward, lingerer. (14-16)

The women – Stereotypical female model type, sharp. (18-24)

Girl – curious, respectful. (12-14)

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

A train car

House (ranch)

COMPENSATION: Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Ggivens1@binghamton.edu
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: Saturday, May 18th
AUDITION START TIME: 2 pm
AUDITION END TIME: 4 pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: William Costick Activities Center (Belfast room) (28600 W 11 Mile Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48336)

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

(SHOOTING THIS SUMMER IN FARMINGTON HILLS)

PREPARE A MINUTE LONG MONOLOGUE AND BE READY TO COLD READ.
QUESTIONS? Call or email me: (248) 425-8442, Ggivens1@binghamton.edu

(PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED THAT DAY)

OTHER NOTES:

*NOTE: I WILL NOT BE ACTING IN MY FILM.

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