Casting Call for Lead Actor in Short Film “Persistence of Memory” [Seattle, WA] #casting

Posted November 9, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Persistence of Memory
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD DSLR
PRODUCER: L. Willis
WRITER: L. Willis
DIRECTOR: P. Spawn
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Tentatively shoots Nov 12 – 19, 2014 (3 days To Be Determined)
SHOOTING LOCATION: Seattle

LOGLINE:

A man’s repressed memory creates a doppelganger that threatens his life and all those close to him.

GENRE: Psychological horror

SYNOPSIS:

The “Persistence of Memory” short is a scene adapted from a larger feature film screenplay of the same name. The scene is a chase sequence on foot between the central character (Armando) and the doppelganger that haunts his thoughts.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Armando – Central character. Late 30s to early 40s. Armando is handsome but he is not “a pretty boy”. He is handsome in a rugged kind of way with some weathered features, well-built, and perhaps a bit of scruff to the appearance.

The character has a cultural background of Latino and Native American, but he may or may not have an accent; additionally, casting is open to all ethnicities. Armando was a child prodigy; he was gifted as a painter and a Mensa member. His “psychological break with reality” marked the beginnings of his de-evolution and he struggles everyday to fight the voices in his head and visions that have invaded his life.

Mental state

It is important for the actor to grasp the mental state of this character, and to be able to portray real emotions on camera. The actor in the role of Armando is playing a man haunted by a force that may or may not be real, in terms of how he perceives what is happening to him. Think Carl Jung’s psychology of the Shadow that comprises the darkness and the unknown.

COMPENSATION: Paid $50 stipend
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Lunch provided
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Sunday, November 9, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: la-tonia.willis@go.shoreline.edu
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE-

Step 1: Please send an email to la-tonia.willis@go.shoreline.edu with “Armando” in the subject line, stating your interest in the role in the body of the email. Please ATTACH a Headshot and Resume to the email.

Step 2: You will receive SIDES from a longer dialogue scene that is in the original feature film script. Please make a short video of your read using whatever devices available (iPhone/Smart Phone, Video camera, etc.) Please slate with your name, the role, and the film title in your video submission.

Step 3: You will receive a Dropbox link to upload your video submission.

OTHER NOTES:

Submissions are open until Sunday, Nov 9. We ask that the actor have a great deal of flexibility during the rest of the month of November, as final production schedules are still underway. We also ask that the actor be committed to the project to the finish.

Thank you all in advance!

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