Casting Call for Short Film “Black/White” [Arlington, TX] #casting

Posted February 22, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Black/White
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Sammie Byrd
WRITER: Sammie Byrd
DIRECTOR: Sammie Byrd
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: March 28-29th
SHOOTING LOCATION: Arlington, TX

SYNOPSIS:

Patrolling the racially divided streets of L.A., a young police officer is forced to make a decision that will shape the rest of his career.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

White Officer
Caucasian
A young police officer, in his late 20s, is fresh from a department transfer to the LAPD. He is naïve and unsure in his new surroundings and must quickly learn the way of the streets. He believes in upholding the merits of the law and treating all men as equal.

Black Officer
African-American
An ex-military, late 30s-40s, suffers from hatred towards his race. He believes that all black men deserve to be punished because of the actions of others. An extremely deep character, who struggles with holding back his rage against the black community.

Suspect
Caucasian
His role is very brief, but pivotal for the whole film. Roughly in his mid 20s, the suspect is wrongly racially profiled and meets a violent end. With minimal dialogue, his body will embody the racially divided streets between cop and civilian.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: February 27, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: sbyrd531@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: February 28th, 2015
AUDITION START TIME: 12:00PM
AUDITION END TIME: 2:00PM
AUDITION ADDRESS: UT Arlington Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. Arlington, Texas 76019

AUDITION NOTES:

Once contacted I will provide the exact room number and additional instructions.

Parking is free on the weekend.

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