Casting Call for Feature Film “Tolls” [New York City] #casting

Posted August 11, 2013: additional roles

PROJECT TITLE: Tolls
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: Nyo Schwartz, Jasper Signer
WRITER: Nyo Schwartz
DIRECTOR: Nyo Schwartz
CASTING AGENTS: Nyo Schwartz, Paul Tanner
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Zed Shift Output
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: zedshift.webs.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: November
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: New York City, New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

A trippy dark comedy that explores the nature of transitioning into adulthood through the lenses of twenty-year-old drug pushing Jay, and his mentally ill romantic interest, eighteen-year-old Colette.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

SADIE: MID-20’S, FEMALE, BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN OR BIRACIAL, BETWEEN 5’3” AND 5’6”, DARK EYES. SUPPORTING CHARACTER. Colette has an undiagnosed mental disorder that causes her to see two constant hallucinations, Sadie and Clara. Far from imaginary friends, these two women follow her almost everywhere and second guess her every word and action and are therefore referred to by Colette as “millstones.” Sadie, the crueler of the two, constantly reminds Colette of her imperfections and inability to assimilate into “normal” society. Often impishly playful, Sadie provides a dark form of comic relief.

TED: MID 30’S-MID 40’S, MALE, CAUCASIAN, BETWEEN 5’6″ AND 6’3″. SUPPORTING CHARACTER. Ted is the disgruntled owner of Mack’s Pizzeria who has taken Jay under his wing. He is a stickler for rules and fathers Jay with an iron fist.

JAY: EARLY-MID 20’S, CAUCASIAN, BETWEEN 5’6″ AND 6’3″, COY APPEARANCE, CURLY HAIR IS A PLUS. Jay is a young, quick-witted stoner who recently took over his father-figure’s pizzeria. Jay foresees himself meeting an untimely demise. After a life full of misfortune, his luck is about to change. This character often smokes on screen and the actor portraying this character must be comfortable smoking tobacco.

COMPENSATION: Deferred, Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 8/14/13
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: tollscasting@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: August 14th, August 15th
AUDITION START TIME: 6:00 pm
AUDITION END TIME: 8:00 pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 36th Street Studios: 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor Back Manhattan, New York 10018

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Please prepare comedic and dramatic monologues.

We welcome acting students who believe that they have the drive, skill, and adaptability to play a significant role.

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