Casting Call for Short Film Series “Normativity” [Boston, MA] #casting

Posted June 22, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: Casting lead and supporting roles in “Normativity,” a short film series made up of four episodes and an epilogue about the differences that make us unique and the similarities that make us all the same.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Normativity
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film Series
UNION STATUS: SAG Pending

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Aberdeen Row/TEGMENTAL
WEBSITE: www.normativityshortseries.com

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Katie Scardino
WRITER: Katie Scardino
PRODUCER: Mike Levinson

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: July 7th-9th; July 26th-28th; +2-3 more TBD (2017)
LOCATION: Boston, MA

SEEKING TALENT
Olivia (Lead): Female, 25-35, African American
witty and sarcastic, Olivia is a confident and successful businesswoman interviewing for a new job; she experiences various microaggressions during the interview, which then carry into the evening at dinner with her friends; has natural hair. Appears in three episodes and the epilogue.

Sam (Lead): Female, 25-35, all ethnicities
a very successful businesswoman who triumphs despite living with bipolar disorder. Seeking an actress with fantastic range who is able to show a wide range of emotions with little dialogue. Must be comfortable running on a treadmill and playing half of a same-gender couple. Has an athletic build and is more masculine in manner. Short hair is a plus. Appears in three episodes and the epilogue.

Kim (Supporting): Female, 35-50, all ethnicities
a bit rigid and stuck in her corporate ways, Kim is the head of her department at a high-flying marketing firm; she is not very personable and is deeply rooted in her subconscious, negative connotations of those different from herself. Appears in two episodes and possibly the epilogue.

Jayden (Supporting): Male, 25-40, African American
loving and supportive husband of Olivia. British accent is a plus. Appears in one episode and possibly the epilogue.

Boutique Attendant (Supporting): Female, 35-50, all ethnicities
owner of a small bridal boutique; proper and very well-dressed with expensive jewelry; she means well, but makes an assumption about one of the women who comes into her store. Appears in one episode and possibly the epilogue.

College Bros (Supporting): Male, 18-22, all ethnicities
three drunk and immature college guys who throw Islamophobic slurs at Rashida. Appear in one episode.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

COMPENSATION
PAY: Paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: July 28, 2017
SEND EMAIL TO: normativityseries@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Reel link
NOTES: Please submit your headshot, resume, and reel if you have one. If we think you are a good fit, we will reach out to you to arrange a first audition/video submission

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