Casting Call for Short Film “Lipstick Stains” [Virginia Beach, VA] #casting

Posted November 4, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: A young man discovers who his grandmother was during the final moments of her life.

TITLE: Lipstick Stains
TYPE: Student Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals

DIRECTOR: Josh Jason
WRITER: Josh Jason
PRODUCER: Emma Platek

DATE: November 25 – November 30, 2015
LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

Joel (50s, male)
Owen’s father. The product of hard work. Joel did not come from much, and he is not particularly smart, but he knows people and knows how to outwork his colleagues. He has created a comfortable life for his family by putting in a 9-5 six days a week for the last 25 years. He does not understand his son, Owen, on a fundamental level; Owen is a creative at heart, and does not value the importance of traditional education and career oriented lifestyles. Thus, at a time where his mother is dying, and his son seemingly has not noticed, his temper is hot and he struggles to communicate and interact with Owen.

Danny (80s, male)
Owen’s grandfather. 83 and fit, Danny copes with the inevitable death of his beloved wife, Sylvia Rose. He is tired, worn out, and defeated. He gets relief from his son, Joel, who visits often and lightens his work load. He is very happy Owen shows up to pay his respects before it is too late.

Young Joel/Young Owen (4-6, male)
Dark skinned & dark eyed. A mischievous child. You can see it in his eyes, he is thinking of ways to complicate his parents life. Cheeky, always with a smirk on his face!

Teenage Owen (11-14, male)
Dark skinned & dark eyed. Owen has hit his introverted stage, not wanting to ever be around his family. He loves to practice the guitar, but is too embarrassed for his family, or anyone for that matter, to watch him.

Young Danny (22-28, male)
Physically fit, warm looking man of intention, who knows he loves one, and only one woman. He would do anything for his Sylvia, and he works everyday of his life to make her more comfortable in her own skin.

Waitress (40s-50s, female)
1960’s diner mentality: stern, hard working, efficient. Short curly cut, apron-bearing, “honey”-saying woman who knows how to do her job.

Principal (40s-60s, male or female)
Stern and intimidating. Has never had a good relationship with Owen, and looks forward to the day he graduates and never comes back.

PAY: Non-paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages

SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: November 15, 2015
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
NOTES: Email Emma at to schedule a preliminary phone interview. Please include your headshot and resume.

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