Casting and Crew Call for Web Series “The Rejects” [Atlanta, GA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted September 24, 2018

XYO Productions is now casting for main and supporting recurring character roles for a new web show titled “The Rejects”. This comedy series follows high schoolers of Pinbrow High, discovering themselves, building friendships, and dealing with teenage issues. No experience is required, but we would prefer that you have been in at least one production. This is a Non-Union project.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: The Rejects
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Web Series
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Internet

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: XYO Productions
WEBSITE: http://xyoproductions.blogspot.com
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/xyoproductions

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Tamaiya Alexia Anderson
WRITER: Tamaiya Alexia Anderson
PRODUCER: Tamaiya Alexia Anderson, Melissa H., Mykayla P.
CASTING: Tamaiya Alexia Anderson

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: Summer 2019; June to July (could flow into August)
LOCATION: Metro Atlanta (Georgia)

SEEKING TALENT
Character Name: Hannah Price
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: European Jewish (actress does not have to be European Jewish)
Description: Apart of the school newspaper under the alias “Not Your Average Jewish Girl”. She has honey blonde or brown hair, and struggles not looking like the stereotypical Jewish girl. Finds herself in embarassing situations. Hannah is a closeted lesbian, with a crush on a Junior. She’s kind of quirky, and panics very easily.

Character Name: Beatrice Michael
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: Organized, bubbly, and sometimes violent. Wears her hair in tight pin curls, and always dresses preppy. She’s asexual, and always wanting to help people. Her father is a multi-millionaire, and pressures her to be her best. Deals with a lot.

Character Name: Claire Hutchinson***
Gender: Non-binary/Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Description: Monotone. Keeps her feelings inside, and it’s hard for her to open up to people. Adopted, birth mother had parental rights taken away. Uses humor to heal the heart. Not used to smiling. Curly brown/black hair.

Character Name: Grant Stone
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 16
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: Can be a jerk at times. Hannah’s stepbrother. Usually understanding. Trying to have a better outlook on life.

Character Name: Robert Ortega
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 14
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino
Description: Very intelligent. He skipped a grade, and his mom always puts him on priority. He’s caring about his friends, and has a special talent for humor. He’s cautious and doesn’t like taking unforeseeable risks.

Character Name: Tony Ortega
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 16
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino
Description: Tries to be nice to everyone, kind of gullible. Older cousin of Robert. Speaks his mind. Has some secrets.

Character Name: Caroline Sunshine
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: A catty popular girl who gets what she wants. Tells people what they want to hear. Bullies anyone who gets in her “way”. Has self-esteem issues. Medium length hair. Can be any color, but preferably blonde.

Character Name: Rebekah England
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Description: Recently moved to the U.S., not accustomed to American ways. Muslim. Very kind, and wants to spread postivity. Sensitive in a good way. Smiles a lot.
Requirements: Must be able to speak in an English accent.

Character Name: Samantha Lopez
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 16
Race/Ethnicity: White Latina
Description: Star Soccer Player. Team Captain. Tries to get everyone involved in school spirit. Long, wavy black/brown hair.

Character Name: William Iglesias
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 17
Race/Ethnicity: White Latino
Description: Rude. Head of school newspaper. Justifies bad things happening to people with “Life’s Not Fair”.

Character Name: Kerry Pak (Park)
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: Asian (Korean)
Description: Loves thrifting. Very artistic and loves to draw 24/7. Loud. Paralyzed legs due to West Nile Virus, stuck in wheelchair for the rest of her life, but she jokes about it to lessen the struggle.
Requirements: Must be actually disabled or owns a wheelchair or is able to portray a disabled character correctly.

Character Name: Angel Lewis
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Description: On newspaper team. Intelligent and has major goals in life. Proudly sports an Afro.

Character Name: Alexandra Davis
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: Student Body President. Stressed. Tries to be positive.

Character Name: Desha Ortega
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 35-45
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino
Description: Supportive mother and aunt of Robert and Tony. Works hard to make ends meet.

Character Name: Clarence Michael
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 45-60
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: Rich. Doesn’t have much time for his daughter Beatrice, and pushes her to the side.

Character Name: Mariela Hutchinson
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 35-50
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Description: Recovering addict. Claire’s birth mother.

Character Name: Lynn Barber
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 50-60
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: Claire’s adoptive mom. Helpful and sincere.

Character Name: Denzel Barber
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 50-60
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Description: Claire’s adoptive dad. Gives words of advice.

Character Name: Natalie Price
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 35-40
Race/Ethnicity: White
Description: Silly and kind. Hannah’s stepmother and Grant’s mom.

Character Name: David Price
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 40-45
Race/Ethnicity: European Jewish (actor does not have to be European Jewish)
Description: Firm, but open-minded. Hannah’s dad and Grant’s stepfather.

Character Name: Mr. Greene
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 20-30
Race/Ethnicity: Ambigious/Mixed
Description: Fresh out of college and got right into teaching. Takes everything literally. Somehow teaches all subjects.

Character Name: Principal Man
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 25-35
Race/Ethnicity: Any
Description: Extremely condescending. No help whatsoever. Cuts his staff’s salaries to fund his yearly trip to Aruba.

Character Name: Extras (Students)
Gender: Any
Playing Age: 13-20
Race/Ethnicity: Any
Description: Some extras will have minor speaking parts. Will be used in party and school scenes.

SEEKING CREW
Cinematographer (must be able to color grade efficiently, owns good software, able to lead crew, etc.)
Cameramen (must be able to use a camera, owns a good camera model, has a good eye for angles, etc.)
Microphone & Lights Crew (must be able to properly handle equipment, work with cameramen to get proper exposure, and keeps the mics out of the lense, etc.)
Head Director (must know how to direct actors well, charisma, and respectful to cast and crew)
Editor (must be able to work hand in hand with the cinematographer, own good software, and know how to cut scenes well, etc.)

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

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 11th, 2019 for roles; May 18th, 2019 for extras
SEND EMAIL TO: xyocasting@aol.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Regular photo okay, Reel file, Reel link
NOTES: A résumé (can be a link or file) that includes stage name, stats (height and weight), current headshot, past work (if you have past work), any special skills, date of birth, training (if any), hair color, eye color, and agent and/or manager (if any). Send this info to us via e-mail, along with your video reel (extras do not need video reel), contact info (prefer to be e-mail), with the subject line “REJECTS” to: xyocasting@aol.com
Thank you for your interest in our production.

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: April 22nd, 2019
SEND EMAIL TO: xyocasting@aol.com
INCLUDE: Resume, Reel file, Reel link
NOTES: A résumé (can be a link or file) that includes stage name, past work, any special skills, and training (if any). Send this info to us via e-mail, along with your video reel, contact info (prefer to be e-mail), with the subject line “REJECTS CREW” to: xyocasting@aol.com
Thank you for your interest in our production.

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