Posted April 21, 2016
PLOT SUMMARY: A reporter goes to investigate the death of rock musician Johnny Starr and a murdered D.A. forty three years ago. He soon finds himself in a tangled web between a crooked Sheriff’s department and local residents.
TITLE: The Johnny Starr Story
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals
COMPANY: 8778 Productions
DIRECTOR: Israel Varela
WRITER: Israel Varela
PRODUCER: Israel Varela, Laura Scott, Dalles Wielenga
CASTING: Israel Varela
PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: June 3-5, 2016
LOCATION: Natchitoches, LA
Barber: Male, 50’s – 60’s, Caucasian – Enjoys engaging in conversation with his customers, easy going but can be firm and tough when pressed. He has been cutting hair all his life in his own barber shop. Has all kinds of stories and knows all the local people in his town. However, there is one secret he seems to be hiding.
Slim: Male, 60’s, African American, tall and slender – A retired airplane mechanic. Worked at the regional airport repairing and maintaining airplanes until he retired. Has a story to tell that he has kept quiet about for many years. Kind of a quiet guy who keeps to himself. Doesn’t get stirred up in the local politics and social groups.
Nancy: Female, 50’s-60’s, Caucasian – Nancy has been in love with Johnny Starr all her life and attended his concert 43 years ago in her hometown. She is from a very well known and respected family. However, she is mentally unstable and is known to break out in emotional outbursts periodically. She is known by all the local residents and is pretty much left alone.
Airplane Pilot – Male, 40’s-50’s, Any ethnicity – Airplane pilot hired to fly Johnny Starr and his band around on their tour.
Taylor – Male, 30’s-40’s, Caucasian – He is the manager for Johnny Starr and his band. Fast paced, quick talking guy.
Grandfather Johnson – Male, 60’s-70’s, Caucasian – Frail and fragile. Speaks with a raspy voice. Stays out of public view and away from people.
D.A. Jack Hawks – Male, 30’s-50’s, Caucasian – District Attorney. Small but pivotal scene. Non-speaking
Young Nancy – Female, 18-20, Caucasian – Blonde or redhead. Small but pivotal scene. Non-speaking.
Sheriff’s Deputies – Male, 20’s-30’s, Caucasian
TYPE: By Appointment Only
DATE/TIME: 4-30-16 / 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Dallas, TX
BRING: Headshot, Resume
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 4/27/16
SEND EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Reel link
NOTES: Only submit if you are available June 3-5 2016 and able to travel to Natchitoches for filming. Auditions will be held in Dallas, TX by appointment only.
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