Casting and Crew Call for Web Series “The Hottest Summer EVER” [West Palm Beach, FL] #casting #filmcrew

Posted March 5, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: A coming of age story about five diverse best friends in their third year of high school, breaking the racial barriers of friendships and stereotypes. These West Palm Beach teens are the Queens of ‘Social Season’. Mai, Brandi, Jasmine, Veronica, and Summer are celebrating the next few months school free! Parties, Friends, New people, Boys, Breaking the law, and Parents, what could go wrong?!

THE
PRODUCTION
TITLE: The Hottest Summer EVER
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Web Series
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Internet

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: KianaKay Productions

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Kiana Russell & TBA
WRITER: Kiana Russell
CASTING: Kiana K

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: June 25th-July 9th, 2016
LOCATION: West Palm Beach, FL

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATES: June 15th-June 22nd, 2016
LOCATION: West Palm Beach, FL

SEEKING TALENT
Lead Characters:

Mai Pho

She is a Vietnamese/Chinese/ or Asian teen (16-18, Must look high school age, ANY SIZE-ANY HEIGHT)
Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Often puts the needs of others above their own needs. Observer with rich inner world of observations about people. Very perceptive of other’s feelings. Private and polite. Timid, socially uncomfortable, modest, not confrontational, easily hurt. Fears drawing attention to self. Easily frightened. Easily offended or hurt. Prone to crying. Lower energy. Follows the rules, dutiful and responsible.

Brandi Childs

She is an African American female. (16-18, ALREADY CASTED!)
Outspoken, Hopeless Romantic, and assertive. Enjoys people and is stimulating company. Outgoing, social, open, attention seeking. Insensitive. Always joking. The life of the party. Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Rule breaker, risk taker, thrill seeker.

Jasmine McRae

She is an African American female. (16-18, ALL SIZES-ALL HEIGHTS)
Friendly. Great people skills. Outgoing, social, group oriented. Does not like to be alone. Open. Likes to be the center of attention. Likes external praise. Likes crowds. Self-confident. Good at getting people to have fun. Adaptable and action-oriented. A doer, focused on immediate results. Disorganized, messy.

Veronica Nevarez

She is a Hispanic American female. (16-18, ALL SIZES, 5”4-5”11)
Quiet, reserved, with loner tendencies. Private and hidden. Has trouble describing feelings, tends to be unemotional. Not very affectionate. Can be insensitive to the misfortunes of others. Isolated and not influenced by others.

Summer Watts

She is a Caucasian/European Female. (16-18, ALL HEIGHTS, ALL SIZES)
Sociable. Group oriented. Attention seeking. Outgoing. Does not like being alone. Practical, traditional and organized. Likely to be athletic. Likes to be in charge. Acts without thinking. Likely to have or want a tattoo. Rule breaker. Easily distracted. Comfortable in unfamiliar situations. Attracted to strange things and counterculture. Non-punctual. Likes to stand out.

Supporting Roles:

Lonnie Tarver

He is a African American Male. (16-18, 5’6-6’6)
Funny, football jock, group oriented, and athletic. Meets Jasmine at a Beach party, tries to show her that he is a “good-guy” throughout the summer but, in reality he wants one thing from her, that she WONT give.

Yanisin Tanner

He is a Native American male, (16-18, 5’5-6’2)
Wild, Romantic, Fit, and has long black hair! He meets Mai at the Beach party and takes interest in her–obsessive interest. He’s over-protective of her and blows her phone up day & night. Mai eventually tries to end things and he won’t like that one bit.

Ren Mori

OPEN ETHNICITY, (16-18, 5’6-6’0)
Blonde/Brown hair and eyes that kill! Very ditsy and goofy, and dim-witted, player. Self-centered and football jock, takes interest in Summer AND Veronica. He makes a bet with his friends (Yaninsin & Lonnie) that he can get Veronica and Summer to date him at the same time, which back-fires.

Parents Of Mai, Veronica, Brandi, Jasmine, and Summer

Caucasian, African American, Asian/Chinese, and Hispanic.
Ages 25-45, ALL SIZES & HEIGHTS, will only appear in a FEW episodes.
Strict, Fun, and Over-protective.
Please state which parent you are of the lead characters.

Extras:

Beach Party-Goers (16-19, Male-Female, Open Ethnicity)
Police Officers (22-55, ALL RACES, ANY GENDER)
Restaurant Owner (Any Age 18+, Any Gender)
Restaurant Staff (17+, Any Gender)
Nail Tech (17+ MUST BE A REAL NAIL TECH!!)
Hair Stylist(s) (16+ MUST BE A REAL STYLIST, ANY GENDER)
REGULAR EXTRAS (ALL AGES, RACES, SIZES)

SEEKING CREW
HD CAMERA CREW, SOUND, LIGHTING! HAIR, MAKE-UP, AND WARDROBE! FREELANCE ONLY!!!

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

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 15, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: kianamindless561@icloud.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay, Reel file, Reel link

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 26, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: kianamindless561@icloud.com
INCLUDE: Reel file, Reel link

CONTACT
Kiana K.
kianamindless561@icloud.com

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