Casting Call for Feature Film “Release” [Atlanta, GA] #casting

Posted October 31, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Release
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: Alexa Reass, Graham Waldrop & Edward Varnie
DIRECTOR: Edward Varnie
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February 16th-28th, 2015
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Atlanta, GA with possibly one day in Charlotte, NC

SYNOPSIS:

Estranged sisters, Ariana and Rosalinda, are reunited when Ariana helps save her younger sister from her abusive husband. With Rosalinda readjusting to the world and Ariana dealing with a rough divorce, they must help each other rebuild their lives and their relationship with each other after years of no contact.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Jared (Major Role): Male, Caucasian, mid to late 30’s, tall with a medium build. Comes from a strong southern Baptist upbringing. Father was a snake handler and traveling evangelist. Think Daniel Plainview meets Joel Olsteen.

Riley (Supporting Role): Caucasian, medium build, handsome, late 40s. He’s moderately tailored and in recovery treatment for Anxiety meds. There’s both compassion and distance to him. He struggles to stay in the moment because of an inability to forgive himself for the past.

Bethany (Supporting Role): Female, mid to late 20’s, petite with short hair. She is headstrong and independent. She assists Burnett in his activities.

Marcus (Supporting Role): Male, African American, mid to late 30’s. Stocky and confident, clean and presentable like he deals on Wall Street. He is well informed, calm, patient and plans everything out with great detail.

Ryan (Minor Role): Male, Caucasian, late 20s, lean and good-looking. He’s Ariana’s husband and while he loves her, he is struggling with her distance and his own insecurities regarding raising children that he’s never spoken of.

Detective (Minor Role): Male, African American, pushing 50. A former New York beat cop Litigator. Always wrapped a little too tight into his work. Likes to come down hard on wife beaters.

Bradly (Minor Role): Male, No specific race, late 20’s, medium build. He talks fast and slick. He’s the kind of guy who is good at getting hard to find things quickly.

Bryan (Minor Role): Male, no specific race. Mid to late 30’s, tall and stocky. Restaurant manager, very detail orientated, but has a kind heart.

Robert (Minor Role): Male, no specific race. Mid 20s, he’s well dressed young professional. Good looking and he knows it.

Waitress (Minor Role): Female, Caucasian, late 20’s, not too thin and tall, tattoos and long hair.

Dealer (Minor Role): Female, Caucasian, late 20’s, short hair and piercings.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: November 7, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: releasethemovie2015@gmail.com
AUDITION DATE: November 8, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 1:00 PM
AUDITION END TIME: 5:00 PM
AUDITION ADDRESS: 1630 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

– Auditions will also include a separate taped scene to be done and submitted before you come in- this will be given to you shortly after you submit.

-Auditions will be taped.

-Please bring a copy of your headshot, resume, and demo reel to your audition if you have one.

-Video audition submissions are accepted if you cannot make it in person.

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