Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “The Weekend” [Frisco, TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted February 5, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: A young woman takes the weekend to reignite the passion she once had for life, participating in a series of events in efforts to find her story. This film is about a young girl who is given the weekend to write a short story for her english class. The teacher gave her class a single piece of advice: To write what they know. She takes this advice literally and goes on a journey with her friends in attempt to find something interesting to write about.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: The Weekend
TYPE: Student Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Internet

KEY POSITIONS
PRODUCER: Julia Cruz

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: Mid March
LOCATION: Frisco, TX

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATES: Feb. 29th & March 7th, 2016
LOCATION: Dallas, TX

SEEKING TALENT
Alex: 18-25
Clearly pretty. Openly cynical and secretly optimistic. Usually outgoing and charismatic, she’s recently put her guard up due to recent events and is growing more and more antisocial. Going through the motions of life with no passion or excitement, she feels herself losing purpose. The story follows her journey to reignite a fire within her that she once had and the consequences of the reignition.

Requirements: The character has sexual tension between a male and female character. Actor needs to be comfortable with a kissing scene and hand holding.

Ashton: 18-25
Best friends with Alex for several years. They have an unspoken language and have an incredibly strong bond. Ashton is a strong, reckless, outspoken character with good intentions. She is worried about Alex’s antisocial behavior but knows that she will come around on her own terms. When Alex finally does come around, Ashton is ecstatic and wants to to make the most of it to help pull her out of the mud.

Requirements: Actor needs to have a car and be comfortable driving.

Ike: 18-25
Handsome, tall, and charismatic. He is your parent’s worst nightmare. He doesn’t try hard, in fact, he does not care at all. He is a bit erratic and doesn’t speak much. To catch his attention is incredibly rare and to keep it is practically impossible. Volatile and too smart for his own good. Ike and Alex have a past; Ike has seemingly broken her heart. He still cares for her, and genuinely regrets hurting her. He uses the weekend to try to mend the relationship.

Requirements: Actor needs to be comfortable with a kissing scene and hand holding.

Charley: 18-25
She is enigmatic and incredibly beautiful. Something definitely went down between her and Alex in the past and the sexual tension between them can be cut with a knife. She is charismatic, confident, and oozes sex appeal. She is the most volatile and reckless in the group. She loathes anything emotional or corny. Her brick wall is built so high there is really no way of getting around it.

Requirements: Actor needs to be comfortable with portraying sexual tension with a female.

Nick: 18-25
He is the Horatio of the story. Being Ike’s best friend, he remains loyal and calm throughout most of the film. He is emotionally sailing smooth and knows how to handle and process situations in healthy ways.

Extra Feature- Teacher: 22-50
Assigns Ashton’s class a short story for the weekend and urges the class to write what they know.

SEEKING CREW
Director of Photography
Camera Operator
Audio Mixer

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

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: By Appointment Only
DATE/TIME: Feb. 9th & 10th 4:00PM-8:00PM
LOCATION: Frisco, TX

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: February 8, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: thew33k3ndfilm@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay
NOTES: Resume recommended but not required.

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 5, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: thew33k3ndfilm@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Resume, Reel file

CONTACT
Julia Cruz
thew33k3ndfilm@gmail.com

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