Casting Call for Short Film “Tia” [Clemson, SC] #casting

Posted February 26, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: Tia and her brother Michael are attempting to escape a criminal organization to find their paternal parents. However, no amount of preparation can prepare Tia for the bind they she finds herself in. After accidently killing an undercover cop, she is forced on the run from not only deadly criminals but also the law. Michael, who is working behind bars to help his sister, is questioned by Detective Josiah Noble. Noble is obsessed with finding the proper evidence to put Michael, Tia, and the criminal organization away forever.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Tia
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals, Theatrical Premiere

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Tiger Scratch Productions
WEBSITE: horacepriester.com

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Horace Priester
WRITER: Horace Priester & Aleksandar Kapetanovic

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: March 16-25, 2018 (exact date depends on character)
LOCATION: Clemson, SC; Atlanta, GA

SEEKING TALENT
TIA PARKS LEAD: 19-25 Y/O FEMALE, ANY ETHNICITY. SHE IS THE ULTIMATE ANTIHERO. SHE HAS A COMPLICATED HISTORY, ISN’T SCARED TO KICK SOME ASS, AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT SHE THINKS IS RIGHT. TIA GETS INVOLVED IN A VAST REACHING GANG IN ORDER TO FUND HER MOVE TO PARIS, WHERE SHE HOPES TO FIND HER PATERNAL PARENTS. WHEN HER ORIGINAL PLAN GOES SOUTH, TIA MUST IMPROVISE TO TRY TO ESCAPE FROM BOTH THE COPS AND THE GANG.

JOSIAH NOBLE LEAD: 40-60 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. NOBLE IS A ROUGH LOOKING DETECTIVE WHO IS OBSESSIVE OVER HIS WORK. AFTER HIS PARTNER, ROBBY WARD, IS KILLED UNDERCOVER, HE WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO BRING JUSTICE TO THE CASE. DRINKS JUST LITTLE ENOUGH TO NOT BE CONSIDERED AN ALCOHOLIC AND LIKES TO BE IN CHARGE OF SITUATIONS.

TOMMY BATES SUPPORTING: MID 30 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. BATES IS LOWER RANKING DETECTIVE. HE STILL HAS A YOUTHFUL SIDE TO HIM AND CONTRASTS THE PERSONALITY OF NOBLE. HE HELPS NOBLE TRY TO CRACK THE CASE ON TIA AND EVENTUALLY DISCOVERS A CRUCIAL CLUE THAT COULD AID IN HER CAPTURE.

FATHER LESLIE SUPPORTING: LATE 50 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. FATHER LESLIE IS A KIND PRIEST THAT HAS CARED FOR BOTH MICHAEL AND TIA SINCE THEY WERE LITTLE. WHILE HE WASN’T THE ONE WHO ADOPTED THEM, HE WAS MORE OF A FATHER TO THEM THAN THEIR FOSTER PARENTS. WHILE HE KNOWS ABOUT MICHAELS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE GANG, HE DOESN’T KNOW TIA IS PARTICIPATING.

MICHAEL PARKS SUPPORTING: 30 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. MICHAEL IS TIA’S OLDER BROTHER. HE ONCE RAN WITH “THE OMENS” UNTIL GETTING LOCKED UP ONE YEAR AGO BY OFFICER NOBLE. MICHAEL HAS A SERIOUS DEMEANOR YET ACTS SARCASTIC AND TEASES THE POLICE. HE IS WORKING WITH TIA FROM BEHIND BARS TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAM OF MEETING THEIR REAL PARENTS.

KINGSLEY SUPPORTING: 19-25 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. KINGSLEY IS A HARDCORE GAMER/COMPUTER NERD AND IS SLIGHTLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE DARK WEB. HE LIVES AT HOME WITH HIS MOM AND WORKS WITH TIA AT A LOCAL VIDEO STORE. WHILE INITIALLY RELUCTANT, HE COMES AROUND AND DECIDES TO HELP HIS TIA, BY OFFERING IS EXPERTISE.

MAX BARTLEY : MID 30 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. MAX IS PART OF THE OMENS ORGANIZATION. HE IS WORKING A JOB ALONG WITH TIA AND ROBBIE WARD. THIS IS HIS FIRST INTERACTION WITH TIA. WHILE HE KNEW HER BROTHER, MAX ISN’T THE BIGGEST FAN OF TIA JUST COMING IN ON THE JOB AND HAVING THE CUT BE SPLIT FAIRLY WITH HER.

ROBBIE WARD : MID 30 Y/O MALE, ANY ETHNICITY. WARD HAS BEEN UNDER COVER WITH THE OMENS FOR ABOUT A YEAR. HE IS KILLED WHILE WORKING A JOB ALONG WITH TIA AND MAX. BEING A CLOSE COLLEAGUE TO NOBLE, HIS DEATH INSPIRES NOBLE’S OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOR TO FIND TIA AND SHUT DOWN THE OMENS FOR GOOD.

MRS. PHILLIPS SPEAKING :LATE 40 Y/O FEMALE, ANY ETHNICITY. MRS. PHILLIPS IS KINGSLEY’S MOM. SHE IS A HAPPY, SUPER POSITIVE, SUPER SUPPORTIVE. SHE IS EXCITED WHEN TIA PAYS A SURPRISE VISIT TO THE PHILIPS HOUSEHOLD.

COMPENSATION
PAY: Non-paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: Talent will also receive IMDB credit.

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 3, 2018
SEND EMAIL TO: tiathefilm@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
NOTES: Send headshot and resume to tiathefilm@gmail.com. Someone will be in contact shortly and will reply with audition sides and procedures. If you would like to audition for a specific character please include that in the submission email.

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