Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Empty Room” [Buffalo, NY] #casting #crewcall

Posted April 11, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Empty Room
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film, Drama & Experimental
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: May 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Buffalo, NY

LOGLINE:

Empty Room is a film about a Chinese semi-professional astrologist who procrastinates writing an antinovel. She goes on a “serendipitous fantastical” adventure. The film questions the self-identification, personality with performance, and the procrastinating nature of human beings.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

[Moning][Female][21-30yrs][Asian][Vintage Style]
She is an intelligent, adventurous, existentialist, and a master procrastinator. Once a semi-professional horoscope blogger, she quits her job and dreams of writing an antinovel in a US city. However, her spontaneous nature makes it difficult for her to follow this plan.

[Mario] [Male] [21-40yrs] [Hispanic or Black + White Mix]
He is an attractive, well-read, loquacious, narcissistic homosexual. He is a Linguistics Ph.D who has procrastinated his thesis for five years. He always finds excellent excuses for his procrastination.

[Simon] [Male] [18-30yrs] [White or Mix Race] [Skinny/Vintage Style] He is bisexual introverted neo-Marxist, a philosophy major dropout, a poet, and a musician. Sensitive and idealistic, his utopic vision involves people with a more direct communication to each other. He sees a better world without isolation through mass media and technology. He spends inordinate amount of time on social media like Facebook and Twitter.

[Leslie][Female][21-30yrs][White Blondie]
She is shy, professional, well educated, but a good-mannered lesbian. She is looking for a new career and a new girlfriend. Another part of her is a devil princess heterosexual.

[Yuki] [Female] [18-25yrs][Asian]
Playful, outgoing, and innocent, she is a college student born from a rich family. Her major is business, but she would rather do photography or be social with friends all day.

[Ray][Male][18-25yrs][Hispanic, Mix Race, or White] [Hippie Style]
He is optimistic, energetic, and a hyper (ADHD) extrovert. He is interested in foreign culture and experiences this by dating girls from various cultures. Life is a never-ending party. He has no time to procrastinate.

[Naomi][Female][21-35yrs][White or Mix Race]
She is a perfectionist, a dancer, highly self-conscious, and nervous about relationships. She worries about her procrastination and she has been diagnosed with ADD.

[Frankie][Male][25-40yrs][White or Mix Race]
He is a bizarre and funky multimedia artist. Laid-back, free spirited, and spontaneous, he is proud of his procrastination. In his opinion, people should slow down their steps to fully enjoy life. He has been put off his own multimedia project for many years.

[Pema][Female][30-60yrs][Asian]
She is a Buddhist, a florist and Moning’s landlord. She came to the US to pursue her dream after a divorce. After years of a tough life, she lives alone free from unnecessary desire.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Producer
DP
Art Director
Art Department Assistant

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: April 26, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: iloveprocrastination@yahoo.com
AUDITION DATES: April 12, 2014 4-7pm, April 16, 2014 5-8pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 700 Main St, Fl.6, Buffalo, NY; RM278, Center for the Arts, UB, Buffalo, NY

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 4-7pm at 700 Main St, Fl.6, Buffalo, NY
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5-8pm at RM278, Center for the Arts, UB, Buffalo, NY

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