Casting Call for Student Film “Jackie” [Evanston, IL] #casting

Posted January 25, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: Two boys attempt to navigate adolescence by finding solace in each other.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Jackie
TYPE: Student Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Public Access

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Northwestern Senior Directing

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Danielle Harris
WRITER: Danielle Harris
PRODUCERS: Sarah Evans and Eliza Levy
CASTING: Mega Dafiaghor and Matt Lens

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12 (2017)
LOCATION: Evanston, Illinois

SEEKING TALENT
Jackie (10-14 years old, male, black) (paid role if on the autism spectrum) Jackie is a young boy who is ostracized by his fellow classmates for his odd mannerisms. But when the new boy Ray joins his class, an unlikely friendship is formed.

Ray (10-14 years old, male, black) Ray is the new kid in class from Queens, New York and has the accent to match. He makes friends easily but is surprised by how his classmates treat Jackie.

Anthony (10-14 years old, male, of color) Best friends with Dante. Dislikes Jackie. Disses East Coast rappers.

Dante (10-14 years old, male, of color) Best friends with Anthony. Dislikes Jackie. Along with Anthony, they quickly pull Ray into their friend group.

Teacher (Extra)

Students (~10 students) (Extras) (10-14 years old)

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

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: By Appointment Only
DATE/TIME: 1/26 (6-7:30pm) 1/27 (3-5pm) [2017]
LOCATION: Evanston, IL
BRING: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: January 27, 2017
SEND EMAIL TO: megadafiaghor@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Resume, Regular photo okay
NOTES: Email me for sides as well as the link to the sign up

CONTACT
Mega Dafiaghor
jackiethefilm@gmail.com

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