Posted May 8, 2015
PLOT SUMMARY: “STIFFS” is a fast-action thriller exploring the daily lives of two mafia hit-men. Carmine and Frank go about their daily routine, collecting money and “taking out the trash”, until they discover hits from their past coming back to bite them…literally.
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals
COMPANY: BC3 Productions & Murkywater Films
DIRECTORS: Chris Faupel & Stephen Smith
WRITERS: Stephen Smith, Chris Faupel, and John Calhoun
PRODUCERS: Chris Faupel & Stephen Smith
CASTING DIRECTORS: Chris Faupel & Stephen Smith
PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: June 20, 2015 (Target)
LOCATION: Tallahassee, Florida
[CARMINE] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: Late 20s to early 30s]
Carmine is a hit-man who loves his work. He’s also a family man trying desperately to walk that every thinning line between his two lives. He’s a cousin in the Zeffirelli family, his father fought to his death to keep his boy out of the family business, but in the end Carmine knew what he wanted to do with his life. His Capo (Frank) knows about his family life, and allows his secret since Carmine is his best man. But this double life keeps Frank from giving Carmine “the big jobs”. Carmine hates this, and argues every day with Frank for the chance at something bigger.
[FRANK] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: Late 20s to early 30s]
Frank is the Capo for the Zeffirelli family, and the son of the under boss (Sal). He’s typically the biggest person in any situation, but will never lift a finger to help. He’s a spoiled man, never having a need to dirty his hands in any situation. He became a made-man simply for being Sal’s son. He’s loud, curses way too much, and cares little for anyone else in the world. The only people that put Frank in his place are his father (Sal), and his grandfather (Mr. Zeffirelli – the boss).
[SOPHIA] – [Gender: Female] – [Age: Late 20s to early 30s]
Sophia is Carmine’s wife. She’s a professional working mother that cares for her family deeply. She is supportive of Carmine in everything he does, and is aware of what he does all day. She and Carmine both know that the day will come when they must run from the family, and their plan B is always waiting for them at the drop of a hat.
[HENRY] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: 30s to 40s]
Henry is the parts store owner Frank and Carmine visit early on in their daily routine of collecting money and taking out the trash. Henry is a working man that relies on the Zeffirelli family to protect his business. Business isn’t booming right now and he’s hoping that Carmine and Frank understand…
[SAL] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: 40s to early 50s]
Sal is the underboss for the Zeffirelli family, and Mr. Zeffirelli’s son. He fixes events and takes sure bets for the family, while overseeing the other daily collections from all the Capos. He’s a hot headed little man that demands his image be kept sound at all cost. He does all his business from the back of a dive bar where people don’t ask questions and stay out of his way.
[TONY] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: Late 20s to early 30s]
Tony is Sal’s right hand man. He’s a cousin to the Zeffirelli family (not in Carmine’s direct family) and does everything Sal needs him to do. He’s a cold blooded killer with a loud mouth, and a slight chip on his shoulder.
[MR. ZEFFIRELLI] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: 60s to early 70s]
Mr. Zeffirelli is the boss. He’s a no-nonsense man that puts the familys business before anything else. He loves the family, and will do anything for it, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the business’ bottom line. He’s an imposing man that commands your attention and respect. To cross him would be the last thing you will ever find yourself doing.
[EARL] – [Gender: Male] – [Age: 20s]
Earl is the ranch hand at the pine-tree farm where Carmine and Frank drop their “trash”. He’s not the smartest man in the world, but he’s as strong as a bull and don’t ask no questions.
OTHER: Film Credit, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: Also transportation to sets (if desired), clips for your promo reel (by request), and exposure at major film festivals around the world.
TYPE: Open Casting Call
DATE/TIME: May 16, 2015 – 3:00 to 5:00
DATE TIME: May 17, 2015 & May 24, 2015 – 11:00 to 3:00
ADDRESS: 444 Appleyard Dr. (Tallahassee Community College) Computer Technology Building CT-108, Tallahassee, Florida
NOTES: Sides provided day of auditions. Come ready to read for any of the roles you see above.
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