Casting Call for Short Film “Shallow Means, Deep Ends” [Chicago, IL] #casting

Posted February 22, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Shallow Means, Deep Ends (working title)
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film (15-20m)
FORMAT: HD DV
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bluejay Circle Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Weekly rehearsal for 3-4 weeks, will work to fit all schedules involved. 3 to 4 day shoot at end of March.
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

SYNOPSIS:

A young man’s monotonous, isolated life is upended when he mistakenly receives his neighbor’s mail. Although he is resistant to interfere, he becomes increasingly drawn into their tumultuous relationship.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Paul – Lead; male; 20-30;

A directionless millennial with a white-collar job; has fallen into the post-college rut of working long hours, leaving little to no time for life. Generally introverted, he can also be funny and personable.

Amber – Support; female; 20 – 35;

Pretty, petite blonde in her late 20’s who was a party girl in college. Although she has a job in HR, she’s mostly biding her time until she can get married, have kids, and leave the workforce.

Ryan – Support; male; 25 – 35;

Alpha-male, former college athlete who has never struggled in life. Well off, successful trader. Getting to the age where he realizes he is expected to settle down, despite not being sure he truly wants that.

COMPENSATION: Lead role will receive $200 upon completion. Supporting roles will each receive $100.
OTHER COMPENSATION: Meals and refreshments will be provided on days of shoot. Drinks and snacks at rehearsal.
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: sjlanus@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: February 28th, 2015
AUDITION LOCATION: Chicago, IL

AUDITION NOTES:

Please send headshot and cover letter to sjlanus@gmail.com. Include any relevant experience.

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