Casting Call for Short Film “Cabin of 1861” [Atlanta, GA] #casting

Posted December 10, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: A group of amateur treasure hunters stumble upon an old slave cabin and aren’t prepared to deal with the consequences of awakening old spirits.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Cabin of 1861
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals, Internet
GENRE: Thriller

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: DTA Photography
WEBSITE: http://www.dtaphotography.com/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cabinof1861/

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Dontez Akins; Assistant- Lauren Phillips
WRITER: Dontez Akins
CASTING: Lauren Phillips

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: March/April 2017
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATES: February 2017
LOCATION: Doraville, Georgia

SEEKING TALENT
Cabin of 1861 is now casting for lead and supporting roles.The film will be shot in March or April of 2017 in Douglasville, GA. Cabin of 1861 is a short thriller written and directed by Dontez Akins. To audition for a role in Cabin of 1861, please review casting call details below. Compensation will be based on the role you are chosen for.

Main Characters
Anna May (Oldest)
Seeking Dark skin female with athletic build of African descent, at least 5’7- 5’11. Mid 20s (or can pass as 25-29). Think Lupita Nyong’o, Young Danai Gurira, Wunmi Mosaku
Compensation: Photoshoot (2 looks) and Headshots (1 look)
Subject line: Anna May

Daniel (Middle Brother)
Seeking Dark Skin male with athletic build, at least 6’3 and of African descent. Age early 20s (or can pass as 21-24). Think John Boyega, David Oyelowo
Compensation: Photoshoot (2 looks) and Headshots (1 look)
Subject line: Daniel

Jeremiah (Youngest Brother)
Seeking Dark skin male, athletic build, at least 6 feet and of African descent. Age 17-20 (or can pass as 17-20). Think Dayo Okeniyi, Daniel Kaluuya, Tongayi Chirisa
Compensation: Photoshoot (2 looks) and Headshots (1 look)
Subject line: Jeremiah

Tamela
Seeking light skin to brown skin female, athletic to medium build, 5’3- 5’6. Age 21-25 (or can pass as 21-25). Open to all ethnicities.
Compensation: Photoshoot (2 looks) and Headshots (1 look)
Subject Line: Tamela

Matt
Seeking clean-cut, White Male with athletic to medium build, 5’8-6’0 age 21-25 (or can pass as 21-25). Think Dave Franco, Alex Pettyfer, Robbie Amell, Chris Hemsworth
Compensation: Photoshoot (2 looks) and Headshots (1 look)
Subject Line: Matt

Supporting Characters
Thomas
Seeking brown to dark skin male athletic to medium build, 5’8-6’1 age 21-25 (or can pass as 21-25) Think Bryshere Y. Gray, Sherman Brathwaite, Tidiou M’Baye,
Compensation: Headshots (1 look)
Subject Line: Thomas

Kate
Seeking white ginger female (preferably with freckles and glasses), athletic to medium build, 5’5-5’8 age 21-25 (or can pass as 21-25). Think Karen Gillan, Deborah Ann Woll, Emma Stone
Compensation: Headshots (1 look)
Subject Line: Kate

Jason
Seeking white, Hispanic, or Indian (with American/British accent), male athletic to medium build, 5’5-5’10 age 21-25 (or can pass as 21-25). Think Zayn Malik, Tyler Posey, Young Jay Hernandez, Miguel, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Young Naveen Andrews, Young Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Compensation: Headshots (1 look)
Subject Line: Jason

COMPENSATION
PAY: Non-paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: Lead Roles will be compensated a Photoshoot (2 looks) and Headshots (1 look), valued at $550+. Supporting roles will be compensated Headshots (1 look), valued at $125.

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: Video Audition
DATE: Ends January 31, 2017

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SEND EMAIL TO: CabinOf1861Casting@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay, Reel link
NOTES: To submit, please send us two clear, well-lit recent photos of yourself along with your name, age, height, weight and current phone number. The photos should be a full body shot (shirtless for men, fitness attire for women), and a medium close up (make-up free). Also include the two 30 second- 1 minute monologues listed here: (http://cabinof1861casting.wixsite.com/cabinof1861casting) via Youtube, Vimeo is preferable; be sure to include the link.

Make sure to use the correct subject line(s) when applying. You must be over the age of 18 for all roles listed above. Submissions will be ignored if basic requirements are not met. Submissions do NOT guarantee a role.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To view Dontez Akins’ work, visit: http://www.dtaphotography.com/
Visit: http://cabinof1861casting.wixsite.com/cabinof1861casting for further information

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