Casting and Location Call for Short Film “Hugo” [Miami, FL] #casting #locationcall

Posted October 6, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: HUGO a University of Miami student short film
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Jonathan Villegas
WRITER: Michael Anderson
DIRECTOR: Michael Anderson
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: 10/17/14 – 10/19/14
SHOOTING LOCATION: Miami, FL

SYNOPSIS:

The story follows the struggle of a widowed man whose wife recently passed away. One day he decides to give up on life and attempts to commit suicide. Coincidently his grandson chooses to steal his car that very same night.

The story goes on to follow how Hugo and his grandson manage to heal their wounded past.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Hugo:
Man in his 60s-70s
He lost his wife a year ago and is now all alone looking for something to live for. Has to be able to have real, intimate conversations with his wife’s grave and picture. Doesn’t necessary have to be a quiet man, but he is usually in a somber mood. His wife was his life, and he still talks to her every day as if she’s still here.

Eric:
17-26
Hugo’s grandson. Joined the military after high school (so think buzz cut). Comes back after a tour and gets in with the wrong crowd. Doesn’t yet want to tell his grandpa of his return, but still loves him. Tough kid with a good heart.

Janet:
Woman in her 60s-70s.
She is Hugo’s deceased wife. The woman he could not live without. She has a non-speaking role, but is the center of the main character’s focus. She appears in deem sequence with Hugo and in photos of the past.

Eric’s friends:
Two boys around 17-25.
“Punk types.” Not the kind of kids you want your son to hang out with.

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

Modest house with a garage
Cemetery

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 10/12/14
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: j.villegas1@miami.edu
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: 10/10/14
AUDITION START TIME: 5:00pm
AUDITION END TIME: 7:00pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 5100 Brunson Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Video auditions are accepted.

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