Casting Call for Short Film “Veins” [Chicago, IL] #casting

Posted June 18, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: “Veins” is a powerful Chicago story that deals with marginalized citizens and abuse of power. During a typical rideshare experience, the driver discovers his passenger is a transgender acquaintance from high school who is trying to escape from the dark world of prostitution. Later, he is threatened by her pimp, a crooked cop, into betraying her location resulting in a difficult choice for the driver.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Veins [working title]
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: FCHC Productions

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Peter Bowse
PRODUCER: Brian Alderman

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: September 2016 (TBD)
LOCATION: Chicago, IL

SEEKING TALENT
Roger – African-American, male, age 31-35 – A native Chicagoan Uber driver, Roger is quiet, stoic, cynical and isolated, but has a sense of humor that surfaces only when he lets his guard down. Must possess valid driver’s license.

Kim – Latina, transgender identifies female, age 28-32 – A survivor who is struggling to get out of prostitution, where she finds herself after a series of negative decisions. Brash, confident, and worldly, but not so much that she can’t be traumatized.

Cop – White, male, age 51-55 – A corrupt cop who moonlights as a pimp. A natural born storyteller who hides a slithery, treacherous interior behind an almost Midwestern persona. He exudes violence, but uses it as little as possible, as though he’s above such tactics.

COMPENSATION
PAY: Paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The shoot is expected to last 4-5 days plus 2 rehearsal days.

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: By Appointment Only
DATE: July 13-14, 2016
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
BRING: Resume, Regular photo okay
NOTES: Details will be provided via email if invited to audition.

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: July 12, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: fchcproductions@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Producers are very flexible on all biographical details listed above; these are provided as initial suggestions only given the dramatic needs of the film. FCHC Productions, in accordance with the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, age (over 40), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, military discharge status and source of income.

CONTACT
fchcproductions@gmail.com

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