Casting Call for Short Film “Rook” [Milwaukee, WI] #casting

Posted April 26, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: The film follows a brother and sister. Rook, a knight, struggles to keep order in his chaotic city. He confronts a pyromancer, his sister who poses a threat to the cities inhabitants. It’s a dark comedic tragedy filled with action and practical effects.

Rook_Casting_CallPRODUCTION
TITLE: Rook
TYPE: Student Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Jake Bissen
WRITERS: Jake Bissen/ Michael Sapieja
PRODUCER: Jake Bissen

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: August 1, 2016
LOCATION: Milwaukee, WI

SEEKING TALENT
[ROOK] [MALE CAUCASIAN] [AGE: LOOKS 28] [HEIGHT/WEIGHT FOR COSTUME: 6’0” – 6’4”. 150-190 Lbs.] Medieval jousting harness. Height and weight are to fit in the fixed steel costume.

Combat experience preferred or willingness to learn choreographed combat
Rook is a blacksmith and a knight. He’s learned to take extreme physical abuse, due to growing up with his father, and his demeanor shows for it. He can be a joker one second, diffusing tense situations or lightening up the moment, but he can also be completely serious in a heartbeat. His kind nature and good intentions are shown through his interactions with his companion dog MALIKEN.

[SERA/PYROMANCER][FEMALE CAUCASIAN][AGE: LOOKS 30][SISTER OF ROOK]
Combat experience preferred or willingness to learn choreographed combat
Sera is a pyromancer. Coming from a troubled childhood, her morals become skewed and her motives dangerous. Delusional and powerful she often releases her built up anger and sorrow on others. She is chaotic by nature and extremely intense.

[EDRICK][MALE CAUCASIAN][AGE: 35-40][FATHER OF SERA AND ROOK]
He’s a hardened blue collar worker. A single father the pressure is too much for him to handle most of the time. He is an angry and abusive father incapable of showing compassion to his children or handling situations properly, often resulting in screaming and physical abuse.

[YOUNG ROOK][MALE CAUCASIAN][AGE: 12][ROOK AS A CHILD]
Often naive and oblivious he’s a good kid living in hard conditions. He may goof around but can recognize the intensity of a situation and act accordingly. Noble he often tries to protect the ones he loves, even if he gets harmed in the process. A builder he loves tinkering and making little gadgets.

[YOUNG SERA][ FEMALE CAUCASIAN][AGE:14][SERA AS A CHILD]
A troubled child. She struggles with the absence of her mother. Often angry and confused she tends to blame others for the difficulties she’s facing, especially her father who abuses her. Showing signs of pyromania, fire helps calm her anxiety and stress. She loves her brother, but is quickly and easily annoyed, combined with her inability to deal with things properly situations often don’t end up well. She isn’t afraid to fight back.

KEY EXTRAS

[STORE CLERK][ANY RACE/ GENDER][AGE 30+]
Just a simple store clerk trying to make a living. Located in the more poverty stricken parts of town crime isn’t uncommon in the area. Impatient and tired of inconveniences he just wants his customers to get what they need and leave.

[CRONIES(THUGS) 3-4][ANY RACE/GENDER][AGES 25+]
Combat experience preferred or willingness to learn choreographed combat
Up to no good they terrorize the neighborhoods. They take what they want when they want. Rather naive they often over estimate their strength and get themselves into bad situations. They are willing to do anything for their leader the pyromancer.

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

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: By Appointment Only
DATE/TIME(1): May 21, 2016 1:00-6:00
DATE/TIME(2): May 22, 2016 1:00-6:00
LOCATION: Milwaukee, WI
BRING: Headshot, Regular photo okay
NOTES: Audition time will be given and fall within time frame on May 21-22. Come prepared to try on a costume to ensure it fits.

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 19, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: jvbissen@uwm.edu
INCLUDE: Headshot

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