Casting Call for Short Film “Crush” [Evanston, IL] #casting

Posted January 11, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: A high school boy attempts to a woo a girl that he has fallen for but struggles to understand her world.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Crush
TYPE: Student Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals, Premiere at Northwestern University

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Studio 22 Northwestern University
WEBSITE: http://www.studio22nu.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/studio22nu/

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Mega Dafiaghor
WRITER: Mega Dafiaghor
PRODUCER: Meezahn Senbetta
CASTING: Sarah Evans

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: February 2-4, Febuary 9-11 (2018)
LOCATION: Evanston, Illinois

SEEKING TALENT
ZIANA: female, black, mixed, 16-22, lead, dancing skills
Ziana appears as a shy, studious, and somewhat meek dancer at first, under a lot of pressure from her parents and school and reveals her darker feelings of loneliness and frustration in a later monologue

FOSTER: male, white, 16-22, lead
Foster is a lovestruck teen, romanticizing Ziana from a distance while also acting totally oblivious to the flaws of his actions, even though he has positive intentions

EDEN: female, black, mixed, 16-22, supporting
Eden is Ziana’s confident, supportive best friend who encourages Ziana to have fun her senior year, especially with Foster

LACLAIRE: female, black, 16-22, supporting
LaClaire is Ziana’s other good friend, a little less confident and more awkward then Eden but still funny and supportive to her friends

MOTHER: female, black, 40s, supporting
Mother to Ziana lacks any understanding and sympathy towards her daughter’s feelings, instead emphasizing test scores and school work as the main priority in their relationship

FATHER: male, white, 40s, supporting
Ziana’s father engages with similar tiger-parenting, disagreeing with Ziana’s choice to attend a party and emphasizing the importance of her test scores in agreement with his wife

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

TALENT AUDITION
TYPE: Video Audition

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: January 17, 2018
SEND EMAIL TO: sarahevans2020@u.northwestern.edu
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Reel link
NOTES: Email video to and request sides from sarahevans2020@u.northwestern.edu

CONTACT
Sarah Evans
sarahevans2020@u.northwestern.edu
818-424-0831

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