UPDATED Casting and Location Call for Short Film “Rook” [Milwaukee, WI] #casting #filmlocation

Posted June 22, 2016: reposted with updates

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.

Casting call round 2PRODUCTION
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 7, 2016
LOCATION: Milwaukee, WI

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATE: July 9, 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. 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.

[CRONIES(THUGS) 2][ANY RACE/GENDER][AGES 25+]
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.

[YOUNG SERA][FEMALE CAUCASIAN][AGE: 14-16]
[SISTER OF ROOK][YOUNGER SERA APPEARS IN A FLASHBACK]
CHILD ACTOR SHOULD LOOK CLOSE TO THE APPEARENCE OF THE ACTRESS PLAYING OLDER SERA TO THE LEFT.
As a child Sera is often calm but struggles with her temper and self control. Her Grandfather is abusive and they’re encounters often result in screaming and violence. She loves her brother Rook, but often fights with him, and pushes him away at any moment he tries to help her.

Older 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.

SEEKING LOCATION
Seeking a large old industrial warehouse, empty or at least a large open area, in Milwaukee, WI.

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

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: July 8, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: jvbissen@uwm.edu
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay

LOCATION SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: ASAP
SEND EMAIL TO: jvbissen@uwm.edu
INCLUDE: Photo

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