Casting Call for Short Film “Trimmers” [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted October 6, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Trimmers
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film; Will be formatted to look like a trailer to a feature-length
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Trailer
DIRECTOR: Tim Kearney
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Another View Films
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: October 24-27, 2013
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: San Francisco, CA and Russian River

SYNOPSIS:

After being overworked at her thankless cubicle job in SF, 26 year old Emily decides to break away from the big city rat race to work on a northern California pot farm. However, her rejuvenating adventure soon spirals dangerously out of control and Emily must dig deep to overcome unforeseen drama.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

1. EMILY (LEAD), FEMALE, CAUCASIAN, AGE 23-30
She has always lived life by the rules but that has gotten her into debt, lonely, and tied to a tech startup job where she works ungodly hours. She’s beaten down and lacks a bit of self-confidence. Working on a pot farm gives her the chance to break free and experience life, all while earning cash that will help her afford grad school. But she’s got to dig deep to overcome the other challenges that present themselves in her time up north.

2. HANNAH, FEMALE, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, AGE 24-32
She’s friends with Emily. They met at an urban farm. She’s a bit of a free spirit but sometimes makes self-destructive decisions. She challenges Emily to step out of her shell but also relies on Emily’s stability.

3. JASON, MALE, CAUCASIAN, AGE 27-37
Jason is an independent-minded good guy who thinks before he speaks. He’s equally comfortable chopping wood and doing math. He’s instantly attracted to Emily.

4. CANYON, MALE, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, AGE 40-52
Mendocino native. Is strong, lean and self-reliant. Looks like he’s worked outdoors for a number of years. He’s got a keen eye for things yet is getting over a personal tragedy that happened only a few years ago.

5. COLE, MALE, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, AGE 34-42
Outwardly-friendly owner of a North Bay winery with dark secrets and intentions. He imagines himself a suave lady-killer but has a weakness for seemingly innocent women (like Emily).

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October 8, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: anotherviewfilms@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay, Demo reel file, Demo reel link
AUDITION DATE: Targeting October 12, 2013

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