Casting Call for Feature Film “True Freshman” [Fayetteville, AR] #casting

Posted April 25, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: True Freshman is the story of Jimmy Edwards, a small town football star who thinks he knows exactly where his future is going. When Jimmy makes a mistake that costs him his chance to play college football he realizes how much he has to learn about God’s plan for his life.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: True Freshman
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Feature Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Faith Walk Pictures

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Josh Irwin
WRITER: Josh Irwin
PRODUCER: Josh Irwin, Robert Babcock, Michael Morrison
CASTING: Victoria Fox

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: June 16-24 (2018)
LOCATION: Fayetteville, AR

SEEKING TALENT
[JIMMY EDWARDS]
18 to 22 years old, Black/African American male. The superstar running back of a small town high school football team. Cocky and proud, when he gets caught taking a bribe during college recruitment, Jimmy discovers he has a lot to learn about life, love, and faith. Must have actual experience playing football. LEAD

[CLAYTON EDWARDS]
45 to 55 years old, Black/African American male. Jimmy’s father. A man of quiet strength and deep faith, humbled by current circumstances but determined to keep his family afloat.

[TAMARA EDWARDS]
45 to 55 years old, Black/African American female. Jimmy’s mother, mechanic at the local car dealership. A beautiful but no nonsense woman who works hard and doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty under the hood of a car. She loves her family deeply, even when she is disappointed by Jimmy’s mistakes.

[LOUIS TURNER]
18 to 22 years old, Black/African American male. Quarterback and Jimmy’s best friend. Louis expects great things for himself but is easily led astray by anger and disappointments. Must have actual experience playing football.

[CAMERON LAW]
35 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Head Coach of the high school football team. Undeniably “cool” and still in great physical shape, he rides a Harley and looks like a bad boy rock star but his surface obscures a family man of strong integrity.

[JAMES MORGAN]
50 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Owner of the local car dealership where Jimmy’s mom works as a mechanic. James is a man totally in control of his world and everyone in it. The biggest booster of the high school football team, church elder, and prominent “pillar of the community”, he seems like an ideal mentor for Jimmy but appearances are deceiving.

[MARY MORGAN]
40 to 50 years old, Caucasian female. A beautiful and intelligent woman devoted to maintaining the appearance of her picture perfect life and family while also juggling her own career as a lawyer. She knew exactly what she was getting when she married James.

[CAPTAIN RICHARD OWENS]
35 to 40 years old, male. Police Captain. A man who loves his donuts and isn’t worried about the jokes. Also loves his job and his town but doesn’t care about football.

[DEVON CLARK]
20 to 25 years old, male. Police Officer. Played for the Pirates himself in high school and is still a rabid fan of his old team. He resents Jimmy and gives him a hard time before accepting him. A bit hot tempered and sarcastic.

[MALLORY ROBINSON]
25 to 30 years old, Caucasian female. Recruiter for Crimson College. A redhead Southern beauty with smoldering pageant queen looks and a dominating presence. The proverbial femme fatale who leads good men into bad decisions.

[BAG MAN]
45 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. A man whose face bears the evidence of years of ugly work and bad conscience. A dead eyed shark in a slick suit.

[SEAN FRIEDMAN]
25 to 35 years old, male. More muscles than brains. Covered in tattoos and attitude but without much to back it up. A small time thug who turns out to be the key to uncovering a much bigger problem.

[TABATHA PALMER]
50 to 55 years old, female. Small town Police Chief. Mother of Officer Leslie Palmer and widow of former sheriff Ronald Palmer. A woman with a passion for justice and the strength to carry the burdens of a hard job and a profound loss.

[RONALD PALMER]
45 to 55 years old, male. Tabatha’s husband and Leslie’s father. County Sheriff until his murder during a routine traffic stop. He is the inspiration for Leslie joining the police force.

[LESLIE PALMER]
20 to 25 years old, female. Youngest officer on the force and still trying to prove herself. Doesn’t look like the law enforcement “type” but is proud to wear the uniform and follow in her parents’ footsteps. She is a guiding light in Jimmy’s darkest hour but she carries a deep pain and anger underneath her sunny attitude. LEAD

[AMY]
20 to 25 years old, female. Young, reckless, and desperate. She tries to rob the local diner with her boyfriend but they are stopped by Jimmy. “Alternative” and interesting types encouraged!

[JEREMY]
20 to 25 years old, male. Young, reckless, and desperate. He tries to rob the local diner with his girlfriend but they are stopped by Jimmy. “Alternative” and interesting types encouraged!

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

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 5, 2018
SEND EMAIL TO: fox.vlj@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Reel link

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