Casting Call for Short Film “Sleep and His Half-Brother Death” [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted October 17, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: The god of sleep, Sylvan, and the god of death, Tanya, work within the modern society, unseen and unnoticed. Their practice of taking care of sleep and death meets to an end and face a new chapter when they realize humans no longer need god. San Francisco Art Institute MFA Short Film
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Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “In the Night We Dance” [San Francisco, CA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted September 4, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: A group of young muslim friends coming from conservative families sneak out and gather every night to go to the beach and dance. One night ends up unexpected.
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Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Just Like That” [San Francisco, CA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted August 3, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: LGBT coming of age short film. Brad and Kevin have been best friends since junior high school. Brad, the star athlete, and Kevin, the shy quiet type, have graduated high school, and are getting ready to head off to different colleges. Before they go, they spend one last celebratory weekend at the family cabin. Kevin hopes he can come up with the courage to share his secret with Brad before the weekend is over.
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Casting, Crew and Location Call for Web Series “The Underwoods of Napa Valley” [San Francisco, CA] #casting #filmcrew #filmlocation

Posted January 20, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: Winery owner, Kenton Underwood needs money. He wants to expand his winery by adding white wines to his label. Peter Keller of Eagle’s Nest Winery prevents Kenton’s plan. Unemployed Chef, Briana Rutledge wants to turn her grandmother’s cottage into her dream restaurant. Kenton’s ex-girlfriend and her father plot to destroy Briana’s dream.
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Casting Call for Short Film “MISSING” [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted November 30, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: “Missing” is a student short fiction film (San Francisco State University). It’s a coming-of-age story of a boy, who tries to replace a missing bowl so his parents don’t get mad. As his childish quest continues, he ends up discovering that something much more important is shattered and missing in his family.
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UPDATED Casting Call for Short Film [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted April 14, 2016: reposted with updates
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Casting Call for Short Film [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted April 6, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: What seemed to be a simple night out between two friends, will soon become news headlines after one wrong turn.
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Casting Call for Social Media App Commercial [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted June 5, 2015
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Casting Call for Feature Film “Smile Again, Jenny Lee” [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted September 2, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Smile Again, Jenny Lee
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Theatrical
PRODUCER: Carlo Caldana
WRITER: Carlo Caldana
DIRECTOR: Carlo Caldana
CASTING AGENT: Sharon Matsumoto
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Marguery Films
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: http://www.smileagainjennylee.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: April and May 2015
SHOOTING LOCATION: San Francisco, California

LOGLINE:

Jenny Lee is a rising, yet unpopular star in the professional tennis world. After a mysterious accident brings her career to a halt, Jenny learns that her agent ran away with her money. Penniless and forgotten by her sport, Jenny tries to restart her career. Desperate to find financial support, she searches for her father who abandoned her when she was a child. She soon tracks down a man with a shady past who left a trail of family secrets. Her search for the truth about her father eventually leads her to uncover the mystery of her accident.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Jenny Lee (lead, Asian, 20 to 30 years old). A tennis all-star, Jenny is well known for her acerbic wit and temper. A career-ending injury sends her life spiraling down. (Tennis skills not required.) Filming schedule for this role will be 5 weeks, 6-day/week.

Emily Lee (supporting, Asian, 45 to 65 years old). Emily is Jenny’s mother. A renown classical pianist and defender of traditional values, she disapproves of Jenny’s lifestyle and passion for her sport. Filming schedule for this role will be 4 consecutive days.

Alan Park (supporting, Asian, 30 to 40 years old). Alan is Jenny’s former manager. Behind his charming and educated front, Alan hides a cold and calculating personality. He will stop at nothing to make Jenny his partner in life and business. Filming schedule for this role will be 10 days over 6 weeks (some consecutive days).

Gerald Park (supporting, Asian, 55 to 65 years old). Gerald is Alan’s father, a sensitive man who lives with the pain of having lost a son. Filming schedule for this role will be 1 day.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: sharon.matsumoto@att.net
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel file

Cast and Crew Calls for Untitled Action Teaser Trailer [San Francisco, CA] #casting #crewcall

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Posted January 2, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Untitled Action Teaser Trailer
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Teaser Trailer
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Trailer
PRODUCER: Anesti Vega
DIRECTOR: Anesti Vega
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Maluco Studios
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.malucostudios.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February/March 2014 TBD
SHOOTING LOCATION: San Francisco, CA (and surrounding)

Maluco Studios has just recently relocated to The Bay from Florida and is looking for quality actors for a teaser trailer concept for a feature length film. It will be produced and directed by Anesti Vega, an award-winning director, cinematographer and choreographer who specializes in the martial arts and action genre and this trailer will be action packed! Here are a few roles needed for the trailer and some roles will require some martial arts and/or gymnastic experience. Please send your information (resumes, headshots, video reels, websites) to malucostudios@gmail.com.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Lead Female 25-35yrs Native/Xicana
A strong and bold character with leadership ability. Is the leader of a local rebel group that is helping to overthrow a corrupt and illegitimate government. Some martial arts and/or gymnastic experience is required and willing to go through some stage combat training specific to the choreography. ***Needs to be and identify as Native and/or Xicana, not pass as one***

Major Supporting Male 35-45yrs African American
Needs to command attention with his voice and presence. A military general-like character that consults and assists in operations. Will give a bold speech as part of the trailer. No martial arts background required, but tall (6ft.+) with a stocky/muscular frame is ideal.

Supporting Male 55-70yrs Asian
A wise mentor and father figure to the lead female character. Is also the spiritual guide to the rebel group. Will have some philosophical dialogue as a teacher, sitting in a circle of children. No martial arts experience required.

Supporting Child(ren) 8-12yrs Open Ethnicities
Multiple children needed for an open discussion setting. One child will be selected to have a line of dialogue in the trailer. Children with martial arts training is also ideal.

Martial Artists/Freerunners/Former Military All Ages All Ethnicities
Needed for the action montage of the trailer. Demo reels of experience is preferred. Martial arts needs to be visually dynamic (i.e. Capoeira, Taekwondo, Filipino Martial Arts.. Aikido/Judo, etc.). Former military/Infantry personnel is preferred for some tactical scenes. People with Rappel, skydiving, scuba certification/experience is also ideal.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Various Crew Positions

Now that we are relocated, we are looking to establish new relationships with creative crew members to assist with this project, as well as many others in the pipeline. We need everything from location scouts, wardrobe and makeup/hair to lighting, sound/audio, production assistants and editors/colorists. If you have experience or are motivated to learn skills in the art of filmmaking, please send your contact info and links to anything you’ve worked on!

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 30, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: malucostudios@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay

OTHER NOTES:

This project is to promote a feature length script that has been written, but only a teaser trailer will be shot at this time. We will shoot at various locations around the Bay and looking to start shooting around the end of February. The final edit of the trailer will be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo and used to shop for funding for the feature to major studios and investors, as well as showcase the skill and talent of everyone involved in the project. There is no pay for participation, but those who have been cast for this project will ideally be cast in their same roles for the feature when funding is secured for production. We are a socially conscious company that likes to have fun making exciting and visually dynamic films that also have a message that promotes freedom, justice and equality. Feel free to check out www.anestivega.com and www.malucostudios.com for more information!

Casting Call for Short Film “Trimmers” [San Francisco, CA] #casting

Posted October 6, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Trimmers
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film; Will be formatted to look like a trailer to a feature-length
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Trailer
DIRECTOR: Tim Kearney
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Another View Films
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: October 24-27, 2013
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: San Francisco, CA and Russian River

SYNOPSIS:

After being overworked at her thankless cubicle job in SF, 26 year old Emily decides to break away from the big city rat race to work on a northern California pot farm. However, her rejuvenating adventure soon spirals dangerously out of control and Emily must dig deep to overcome unforeseen drama.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

1. EMILY (LEAD), FEMALE, CAUCASIAN, AGE 23-30
She has always lived life by the rules but that has gotten her into debt, lonely, and tied to a tech startup job where she works ungodly hours. She’s beaten down and lacks a bit of self-confidence. Working on a pot farm gives her the chance to break free and experience life, all while earning cash that will help her afford grad school. But she’s got to dig deep to overcome the other challenges that present themselves in her time up north.

2. HANNAH, FEMALE, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, AGE 24-32
She’s friends with Emily. They met at an urban farm. She’s a bit of a free spirit but sometimes makes self-destructive decisions. She challenges Emily to step out of her shell but also relies on Emily’s stability.

3. JASON, MALE, CAUCASIAN, AGE 27-37
Jason is an independent-minded good guy who thinks before he speaks. He’s equally comfortable chopping wood and doing math. He’s instantly attracted to Emily.

4. CANYON, MALE, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, AGE 40-52
Mendocino native. Is strong, lean and self-reliant. Looks like he’s worked outdoors for a number of years. He’s got a keen eye for things yet is getting over a personal tragedy that happened only a few years ago.

5. COLE, MALE, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, AGE 34-42
Outwardly-friendly owner of a North Bay winery with dark secrets and intentions. He imagines himself a suave lady-killer but has a weakness for seemingly innocent women (like Emily).

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October 8, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: anotherviewfilms@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay, Demo reel file, Demo reel link
AUDITION DATE: Targeting October 12, 2013

Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “The Tree” [San Francisco, CA] #casting #crewcall

Posted April 29, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: The Tree
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: DVD
PRODUCER: Qi Luo
WRITER: Keyu Huang
DIRECTOR: Keyu Huang
CASTING AGENT: Qi Luo
PRODUCTION COMPANY: San Francisco Art Institute
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: May 10- May 13
SHOOTING LOCATION: San Francisco

SYNOPSIS:

The story is about a young man who gets a flower from his sister one day and starts to have nightmares every night from that day on. When he realizes that seven years ago as a kid he killed his mother, he needs to make a choice: to sacrifice himself to stop killing or to release his inner psychopath.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Teenage Hasting
Gender: Male
Age: 13-18
Ethnic Appearance: Caucasian, Native American, Pacific Islander
Description: Teenage Hasting, who killed his mother in shock.

Caliana
Gender: Female
Age: 28-35
Ethnic Appearance: Caucasian, Native American, Pacific Islander
Description: Hasting’s stepmother who is a housewife, taking care of the whole family.

Emily
Gender: Female
Age: 30-45
Ethnic Appearance: Caucasian, Native American, Pacific Islander
Description: A mother in her 30’s who’s been killed ten years ago, but appears in her son’s nightmares a lot.

CREW POSITION NEEDED:

Sound Designer
Responsibilities: Sound recording on set, sound edit and design afterwards, with own equipment preferred, able to compose music preferred

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 4th
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: luoqi7788@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: May 5th
AUDITION START TIME: 1:00 pm
AUDITION END TIME: 5:00 pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 271 Silver Ave
SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION: please be on time