Casting Call for Web Series “Pistolera” [Newark, NJ] #casting

Posted November 8, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: A former female member of a Mexican revolutionary group, turns to a new life in America where she raises six adopted girls.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Bus” [Belleville, NJ] #casting

Posted November 2, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: Restaurant manager Ryan falls for his younger busboy.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Bus” [Bloomfield, NJ] #casting

Posted February 11, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: Workaholic Restaurant Manager Ryan thought he only loved his job, until he hired a young, hot, busboy. Now he treads the thin line between fantasy and reality. Can he keep the flirting innocent? Will it lead him to heartbreak or true romance?
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Casting and Crew Call for Short Film [Jersey City, NJ] #casting #filmcrew

Posted January 25, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: A family of 40 at a funeral parlor grieves the life of a young adolescent male.
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Casting, Crew and Location Call for Short Film “LUNCH” [New Jersey / Manhattan NYC] #casting #filmcrew #filmlocation

Posted October 25, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: Meet Maggie, she’s a horror novelist during the week living in a high-rise apartment in downtown Manhattan, NYC. Her only escape is visiting her Grandma in the suburbs of her old neighborhood in New Jersey where she spends one quiet day out of the weekend having lunch with her Grandma. She is stalked by the city’s most wanted homicidal rapist with a victim count of twelve this month and is followed back to her grandma’s for an evening lunch when the killer shows up as a TV Repairman, he is in for the surprise of his death.
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Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Sivvy” [Princeton, NJ] #casting #filmcrew

Posted August 28, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: A troubled girl named Sivvy goes on a trip to find the angel that she believes spoke to her in a dream. What she finds instead is the chaos that is youth: freedom, lust, sex, and drugs. In the most unlikely places, she finds love, friendship, and herself along the way.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Carlos and The Old One” [Pine Barrens, NJ] #casting

Posted June 29, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: Carlos and The Old One, strangers before tonight, traverse through the darkness of the woods in search of a reclusive creature that promises to resurge dilapidated love.
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Casting and Crew Call for Feature Film “Beatrix Potter’s The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends” [Westfield, NJ] #casting #filmcrew

Posted May 28, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: This production is a live-action/animated film based on the beloved stories and characters of Beatrix Potter.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Liking You” [Newark, NJ] #casting

Posted May 21, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: LIKING YOU is a coming of age story about young love and the difficulty we experience sharing and receiving it for the first time.
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Casting Call for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted January 12, 2015: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Public access
PRODUCERS: Walter Henry Storricks
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February 7th – March 7th
SHOOTING LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

LOGLINE:

The alcoholic spawn of a Mafioso attempts to cope with his professional and personal struggles in this coming of age story.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Quentin Reynolds

Ethnicity: African American
Age: 25-30
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Quentin is a drug dealer whose older brother, Jerome, is a cop. He lives with his brother but prefers to have as little contact as possible with him. He considers his best friend, Ray, more of a family member than his own brother.

Personality: Quentin is quiet and modest most of the time, but can be condescending smart ass when he comes across stupidity or when he feels his intelligence is being insulted. Unlike Domenick, he is a leader not a follower. He is the most intellectual and when push comes to shove can be manipulating.

Raymond Muramoto

Ethnicity: Asian American
Age: 25-30
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Ray is a pimp. A trade he took after his grandmother, Anna, retired from being a madam. His grandmother was the only person in his life he actually cared about until he was nine and met his best friend, Quentin Reynolds. Like Quentin, he wants nothing whatsoever to do with his family outside of his grandmother. When it comes to his employees, he does his best to do right by them. When it comes to a romantic relationship with women, he has no trouble whatsoever getting into their pants but doesn’t have (nor wants to have) the emotional concentration to sustain a relationship outside of the simple physical aspects. He would rather have a woman just be his friend or friend with benefits and intensely resists any kind of attempts to change his philosophy of the subject.

Personality: He is intensely sarcastic and blunt with generally everybody he encounters. He mistrusts everybody around him except, Quentin, and Anna. He does not care at all what people think about him and usually says exactly what is on his mind. The two people he does care about he is intensely protective of and will go to extreme lengths to correct whatever has been done wrong to them. Underneath his tough, hard, and manipulating exterior, he is very sentimental and mostly driven by emotion.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Friday, January 23, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: true.vice.2014@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATES: Saturday, January 24th and 31st, 2015
AUDITION START TIME: 1:30pm
AUDITION END TIME: 3:30pm
AUDITION LOCATION: 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028

Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Bird” [Jersey City, NJ] #casting #filmcrew

Posted December 5, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Bird
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit, DVD
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: January 29-Feburary 1
SHOOTING LOCATION: NJCU, Jersey City, New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

Bird is a story about a college-aged woman who has a life changing epiphany after going through a life changing traumatic experience.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Guy 1 – Co-Star / MALE / 19 TO 25
Young minded, nonchalant attitude, doesn’t acknowledge anyone’s feelings or seems to care. You could say he is an a–hole. Was in a relationship with girl 1 but he gives girl 1 the cold shoulder and treats her like he doesn’t know her.

Girl 2 – Co-Star / FEMALE / 19 TO 25
Best friend of girl 1, they’ve known each other since middle school. Beautiful, outgoing, sarcastic. She knows her friend is going through a tough time so she is there to give her advice or a shoulder. Voice of reason.

Friend At Party – Cameo / MALE OR FEMALE / 19 TO 25
Drags girl 1 out to a party to cheer her up. Social, life of the party, knows everyone there, fun and full of life, visibly tipsy but hilarious.

CREW NEEDED:

Production Assistant

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: December 5, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: KElliott1@njcu.edu
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: December 5, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 2:00 PM
AUDITION END TIME: 4:00 PM
AUDITION LOCATION: New Jersey City University, Fries Building in the TV Studio

OTHER NOTES:

I am looking for up and coming serious actors and students to be apart of my student short film at NJCU. NJCU is about 20 mins from NYC on the path train.

Casting Call for Short Film “White Skies” [Glassboro, NJ] #casting

Posted November 6, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: White Skies
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Director reel
PRODUCER: Stephen Lombardo
WRITER: Jordan Bermudez
DIRECTOR: Jordan Bermudez
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Buggaboo Pictures
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: November 14-16 & 21-23 (early morning through late afternoon); December 5-7 (designated for reshoots and pickups)
SHOOTING LOCATION: 135 High Street E Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 (across from the Post Office)

SYNOPSIS:

A man waits at a bus stop, depressed about his mundane existence. He encounters a mysterious woman whose outlook, on life, forever changes his perspective.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

– REVE: (early 20’s) A passive man who is detached from the world. He would much rather live in a self-created fantasy than world surrounding him.

– FANTASY ALICE (early 20’s) A cute, petite, woman who is both bold and playful. She speaks her mind and does whatever she pleases. She has a peculiar obsession with penguins.

– REAL ALICE (early 20’s) A cute, petite, woman as well. She is goofy and has a tendency to ramble. On the brink of breakdown, she needs Reve to help lift her spirits.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Sunday November 9th, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: bermud18@students.rowan.edu
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot
AUDITION DATE: November 10 and 11, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 6:30 PM
AUDITION END TIME: 8:30 PM
AUDITION ADDRESS: 201 Mullica Hill Rd. Glassboro, NJ 08028 (Rowan University) – Bozorth Hall, Studio #1

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

• Script readings will be provided in waiting room however, an advanced copy can be provided by email.

• Several readings

OTHER NOTES:

• Bottled water available in waiting area.

• If you’re not familiar with Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ,) Bozorth Hall is located, between Mullica Hill Rd. & Whitney Ave., next to the baseball field.

• Map and Bozorth (front entrance) Download map image pdf

Casting Call for Short Film “The Queen’s Gambit” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted September 11, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: The Queen’s Gambit
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union (SAG OK)
CATEGORY: Short Film
SHOOTING LOCATION: New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

The Queen’s Gambit is a fast-paced, urban thriller that takes us on a physical and emotional journey into Reals’ world of consequences. A haunting and psychological web of fear, strategy and betrayal, REAL must remain focused to stay one move in front of his friends, enemies… and himself.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

CHRISTOPHER HILL / REAL
African American Male mid to late 20’s, Athletic, Tattoos, Street- Savvy, hip-hop style

ROLONDA
African American Female mid to late 20’s, brown skin, articulate, Chris’s Fiancée

HOLLYWOOD
African American Male, 19-20, 5’10”, dreadlocks, street, wild comedic

NITTI
African American Male, 19-20, low cut hair, street, serious

TC/COUSIN
African American late 20’s, tall athletic

CHYNA
African American/Latina, Early 20’s

AFRICAN AMERICAN DETECTIVE
50+

WHITE /LATINO DETECTIVE
40+

COMPENSATION: Paid
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: NONSTOPFILMMEDIA@GMAIL.COM
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: September 20, 2014

OTHER NOTES:

SHORT FILM/ LOW BUDGET/ PRINCIPLE SCALE NEGOTIABLE

Casting Call for Short Film “Keep It in the Dark” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted July 22, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Keep It in the Dark
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: The Cremer Brothers
WRITER: The Cremer Brothers
DIRECTOR: The Cremer Brothers
PRODUCTION COMPANY: JoeBert Entertainment LLC
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: West Milford, NJ and Oakland, NJ

LOGLINE:

Cat is a High School girl with a dangerously inquisitive mind that leads her to investigate a hometown legend involving a mysterious shed isolated deep in the woods. A shed that may or may not be the home of the New Jersey Devil.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

CAT: Female, age 14-16, an inquisitive, ambitious, aspiring journalist.

ASHLEY: Female, age 17-18, Cat’s older sister; an outgoing prankster.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: August 10, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: joebertentertainment@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Snapshot okay

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Auditions will be done via email submissions.

Casting and Location Call for Short Film “American Nightmare” [New Jersey] #casting #locationcall

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Posted June 28, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: American Nightmare
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
DIRECTOR: Mike Kuper
PRODUCTION COMPANY: KuprezFilms
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.kuprezfilms.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Third week in July 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Flemington, NJ

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Female Gun-Shot Victim (Any Ethnicity 18-35) We are looking for a female actress who
can play a gun-shot victim and have a dramatic, emotional death scene.

Sara (Any Ethnicity 18-25) Sara is the girl next door, very sweet with a hidden mean
streak. Family oriented, very close with her family.

Megan (Any Ethnicity 18-25) Non Speaking role. Megan plays one of the victims.

Female (18-24) Any Ethnicity. Any color hair, brief nudity required. Looking for someone who has a girl next door look and feel to her. Very sweet, innocent looking. Please submit your resume, headshot and acting reel for consideration.

Male (40-50) Any Ethnicity, but will be playing the females father. Any color hair, rougher complex (think smoker, drinker) Must be able to play an emotional role (moments of anger, crying, etc). Please submit your resume, headshot and acting reel for consideration.

SEEKING THESE LOCATIONS:

House
Dirt Road
Field/Farm

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: July 15th, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: mike@kuprezfilms.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel link

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

All auditions will be submitted via email with headshots, demo reel, monologues.

OTHER NOTES:

We are looking to shoot at the end of July next month.

Casting Call for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted May 4, 2014: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: Walter Henry Storricks
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware

LOGLINE:

What do you get when you put the spawn of a mobster, a drug dealer, a pimp, and a dirty cop together?

Pulp Fiction meets The Sopranos.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Quentin Reynolds

Ethnicity: African American
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Quentin is a drug dealer whose older brother, Jerome, is a cop. He lives with his brother but prefers to have as little contact as possible with him. He considers his best friend, Ray, more of a family member than his own brother.

Personality: Quentin is quiet and modest most of the time, but can be condescending smart ass when he comes across stupidity or when he feels his intelligence is being insulted. Unlike Domenick, he is a leader not a follower. He is the most intellectual and when push comes to shove can be manipulating.

Elaine Price

Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 47-53
Height: 5’7 – 5’10

Elaine has been Sal’s mistress for twenty plus years. Sal sees her as everything is ex-wife isn’t and she in turn views him as everything her ex-husband couldn’t be. Although emotional fragile, she has an intense devotion to her overbearing paramour who unlike most women in the series he seems to care genuinely about her.

Personality: Elaine has only had two constant men in her life, Sal and her son, Ridley. Neither of them can stand each other and their strife usually places her in the middle of the controversy. When their fights escalate to physical violence she is unable to bear the clash and sometimes breaks down. She views Ridley more as a little boy than a guy in his mid twenties and that furthermore puts stress on her and her son’s relationship.

Ridley Price

Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’9 – 6’1

Ridley is the son of Sal’s mistress, Elaine. His father walked out on him and his mother when he was seven. An event Sal would constantly rub in Ridley’s face whenever he would try to “discipline” him. To Sal, Ridley is the obstacle that is keeping his relationship with Elaine from being completely perfect and there is a palpable animosity between them whenever they are in a room together. As well, Ridley and Domenick have animosity between them as well.

Personality: Ridley is the anti-Domenick. He has no trouble standing up to Sal and he’s doesn’t need a crutch of some sort. Ridley also has a decent relationship with Quentin and is well-liked by Ray. Ridley views Domenick as being pathetic, but also in the same breath feels sorry for him.

Sylvester Marchesi

Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 24-28
Height: 5’7 – 5’11

Sylvester was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. As far as he could remember he was always an orphan and spent his youth being raised in a variety of shitty foster homes. The difficultly of his childhood hardened him and made him into a survivor first and foremost, regardless of whether it was moral or immoral. At sixteen he ran away from his latest foster home and lived on the streets running hustles until he was taken in by a New York mobster. There his survivalist skills were honed and his new family was impressed by his unflinching ability of just doing what had to be done. After seven years of this, Sylvester decided to branch out on his own a bit and he bought, renovated, and opened his own strip club, The Pink Slipper.

Personality: Though he has friends, Sylvester is a survivor first and foremost. When it comes down to it, he is neither good nor bad. Just whatever that has to be done in either category benefits him in some manner. He has an INTENSE sexual foot fetish and an affinity for hitting on his strippers. He gets along fine with Quentin but when it comes to Ray, personalities

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Friday, May 16th 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: true.vice.2014@gmail.com
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, May 18th 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 1:30pm
AUDITION END TIME: 5:30pm
AUDITION LOCATION: 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Seeking actors and actresses of any race between the ages of 23 and 34 for an independent TV pilot. Looking for thespians that are reliable and take their craft seriously.

Casting Call for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted April 3, 2014: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: Walter Henry Storricks, Brandi
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Late June- Mid July
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware

LOGLINE:

What do you get when you put the spawn of a mobster, a drug dealer, a pimp, and a dirty cop together?

Pulp Fiction meets The Sopranos.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Quentin Reynolds

Ethnicity: African American
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Quentin is a drug dealer whose older brother, Jerome, is a cop. He lives with his brother but prefers to have as little contact as possible with him. He considers his best friend, Ray, more of a family member than his own brother.

Personality: Quentin is quiet and modest most of the time, but can be condescending smart ass when he comes across stupidity or when he feels his intelligence is being insulted. Unlike Domenick, he is a leader not a follower. He is the most intellectual and when push comes to shove can be manipulating.

Vanessa Cortez

Ethnicity: Latino American
Age: 27-33
Height: 5’7 – 5’10

Vanessa is the secretary at Lombardi Bail Bonds. She is in a complicated on again off again relationship with her employer, Domenick Lombardi.

Personality: Vanessa is a very level-headed and stubborn person, but secretly a romantic at heart. She makes it her priority to try to make the right decisions, but occasionally her inner romantic leads her into trouble. Her affair with Domenick is one done out of mere convenience, though she is a few years older than him. Emotionally, she is more mature than him which both irritates and intrigues her.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Friday, April 25th, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: true.vice.2014@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, April 27th, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 1:30pm
AUDITION END TIME: 5:30pm
AUDITION LOCATION: 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Seeking actors and actresses of any race between the ages of 23 and 34 for an independent TV pilot. Looking for thespians that are reliable and take their craft seriously.

Casting Call for Short Film “Keep It in the Dark” [New Jersey] #casting

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Posted November 12, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Keep It in the Dark
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
PRODUCERS: The Cremer Brothers
WRITERS: The Cremer Brothers
DIRECTORS: The Cremer Brothers
CASTING AGENTS: The Cremer Brothers
SHOOTING LOCATION: West Milford, NJ and Oakland, NJ

LOGLINE:

Cat is an aspiring journalist with a dangerously inquisitive mind that leads her to investigate a hometown legend involving a mysterious shed isolated deep in the woods. A shed that may or may not be the home of the New Jersey Devil.

CHARACTERS NEEDED:

CAT – An intelligent and brazen high school student with an inquisitive mind that is full of skepticism which continually leads her to take risks until her curiosity is satisfied.

ASHLEY – Cat’s older sister; a high school senior. She is supportive of her sister despite the fact that she teases her about her curiosity.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: joebertentertainment@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Snapshot okay

Casting Call for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted November 4, 2013: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: 35mm, HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Walter Henry Storricks
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Late November – Early February
SHOOTING LOCATION: South New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

What do you get when you put the spawn of a mobster, a drug dealer, a pimp, and a dirty cop together?

Pulp Fiction meets The Sopranos.

Script Link: https://www.stage32.com/sites/stage32.com/files/assets/screenplay/23215/screenplay_23215.pdf

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

VINCENT LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 47-54
Height: 5’9 – 6’2

Vincent is his Sal’s younger brother and wing man. Generally, he gets verbally and sometimes physically abused by his brother due to his somewhat innocent clueless-ness. He looks up to his brother and does his best to try to please him, even though most of the time he messes it up.

Personality: Vincent is not book smart and oblivious, but enjoys cooking and baking and collecting recipes. Unlike his brother, he has other interests outside the realm of being a gangster.

JEROME REYNOLDS
Ethnicity: African American
Age: 28-33
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Jerome is a detective for the police department is partners with Boyd O’Connor. Him and his younger brother, Quentin’s relationship is practically on the edge of nonexistent even though they live together. Jerome is selfish, has no problem blaming other people for his own mistakes, and when push comes to shove a raging coward. In his brother’s eyes, he is seen as being pitiful and worthless.

Personality: He enjoys being in a position of authority and abusing it to his own advantage. Though he does possess these qualities, he doesn’t have the brains to be able to successfully benefit from it. He thinks too highly of himself and refuses to deal with his own idiocy when confronted.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: ellis.minatee@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION START TIME: Submissions start Monday, November 4th
AUDITION END TIME: Submissions end Wednesday, November 13th

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

IMPORTANT: If you want to be considered for any role, please submit a video audition of a reading from the script or if you prefer monologue.

Seeking actors and actresses of any race between the ages of 23 and 34 for an independent TV pilot. Looking for thespians that are reliable and take their craft seriously.

Casting Call for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting

Posted October 28, 2013: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: 16mm, HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Walter Henry Storricks
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Late November – Early February
SHOOTING LOCATION: South New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

What do you get when you put the spawn of a mobster, a drug dealer, a pimp, and a dirty cop together?

Pulp Fiction meets The Sopranos.

Script Link: https://www.stage32.com/sites/stage32.com/files/assets/screenplay/23215/screenplay_23215.pdf

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

DOMENICK LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Domenick is the son of moderately known mobster, Sal Lombardi. His relationship with his father is mostly about pleasing Sal and doing whatever his father wishes him to do. Sal’s constant strain upon him is the main driving force between Dom’s alcoholism and sexual compulsion.

Personality: Dom is a lost soul. He doesn’t have any aspirations or dreams outside of the fact that he wants to be free of his father’s control over his life. Because of Sal’s dominion over him, he was never allowed to develop his own interests other than women and liquor. His hedonism always goes into overdrive when he feels stressed or suffocated. Sometimes he can be overconfident, which doesn’t do anything but make him look stupid in the end.

QUENTIN REYNOLDS
Ethnicity: African American
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Quentin is a drug dealer whose older brother, Jerome, is a cop. He lives with his brother but prefers to have as little contact as possible with him. He considers his best friend, Ray, more of a family member than his own brother.

Personality: Quentin is quiet and modest most of the time, but can be condescending smart ass when he comes across stupidity or when he feels his intelligence is being insulted. Unlike Domenick, he is a leader not a follower. He is the most intellectual and when push comes to shove can be manipulating.

RAYMOND MURAMOTO
Ethnicity: Asian American
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Ray is a pimp. A trade he took after his grandmother, Anna, retired from being a madam. His grandmother was the only person in his life he actually cared about until he was nine and met his best friend, Quentin Reynolds. Like Quentin, he wants nothing whatsoever to do with his family outside of his grandmother. When it comes to his employees, he does his best to do right by them. When it comes to a romantic relationship with women, he has no trouble whatsoever getting into their pants but doesn’t have (nor wants to have) the emotional concentration to sustain a relationship outside of the simple physical aspects. He would rather have a woman just be his friend or friend with benefits and intensely resists any kind of attempts to change his philosophy of the subject.

Personality: He is intensely sarcastic and blunt with generally everybody he encounters. He mistrusts everybody around him except, Quentin, and Anna. He does not care at all what people think about him and usually says exactly what is on his mind. The two people he does care about he is intensely protective of and will go to extreme lengths to correct whatever has been done wrong to them. Underneath his tough, hard, and manipulating exterior, he is very sentimental and mostly driven by emotion.

ARIANNA LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’7 – 6’0

Arianna is Dom’s wife. She has little respect for her husband and just about as much respect for her marriage vows. Like Dom, she messes around as well and does not nor never cared if her husband does the same. She was forced into marrying Dom and liked him even less when she discovered that he was an alcoholic. She is the only person that can basically stand up to Sal.

Personality: Arianna is very cultured, she loves to read and listens to opera and classical music. She can be very selfish, blasé, and cold and makes it obvious that she is not gonna conform to the stereotypical wifely role that Sal wants her to be for his son.

VINCENT LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 47-54
Height: 5’9 – 6’2

Vincent is his Sal’s younger brother and wing man. Generally, he gets verbally and sometimes physically abused by his brother due to his somewhat innocent clueless-ness. He looks up to his brother and does his best to try to please him, even though most of the time he messes it up.

Personality: Vincent is not book smart and oblivious, but enjoys cooking and baking and collecting recipes. Unlike his brother, he has other interests outside the realm of being a gangster.

JEROME REYNOLDS
Ethnicity: African American
Age: 28-33
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Jerome is a detective for the police department is partners with Boyd O’Connor. Him and his younger brother, Quentin’s relationship is practically on the edge of nonexistent even though they live together. Jerome is selfish, has no problem blaming other people for his own mistakes, and when push comes to shove a raging coward. In his brother’s eyes, he is seen as being pitiful and worthless.

Personality: He enjoys being in a position of authority and abusing it to his own advantage. Though he does possess these qualities, he doesn’t have the brains to be able to successfully benefit from it. He thinks too highly of himself and refuses to deal with his own idiocy when confronted.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Friday, November 1st, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: ellis.minatee@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
AUDITION START: 11am
AUDITION END TIME: 4pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028

OTHER NOTES:

Seeking actors and actresses of any race between the ages of 23 and 34 for an independent TV pilot. Looking for thespians that are reliable and take their craft seriously.

Casting and Location Calls for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting #locationcall

Posted October 13, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television
FORMAT: 35mm, HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Walter Henry Storricks
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Late November – Early February
SHOOTING LOCATION: South New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

What do you get when you put the spawn of a mobster, a drug dealer, a pimp, and a dirty cop together?

Pulp Fiction meets The Sopranos.

Script Link: http://www.stage32.com/sites/stage32.com/files/assets/screenplay/23215/screenplay_23215.pdf

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

DOMENICK LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Domenick is the son of moderately known mobster, Sal Lombardi. His relationship with his father is mostly about pleasing Sal and doing whatever his father wishes him to do. Sal’s constant strain upon him is the main driving force between Dom’s alcoholism and sexual compulsion.

Personality: Dom is a lost soul. He doesn’t have any aspirations or dreams outside of the fact that he wants to be free of his father’s control over his life. Because of Sal’s dominion over him, he was never allowed to develop his own interests other than women and liquor. His hedonism always goes into overdrive when he feels stressed or suffocated. Sometimes he can be overconfident, which doesn’t do anything but make him look stupid in the end.

QUENTIN REYNOLDS
Ethnicity: African American
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Quentin is a drug dealer whose older brother, Jerome, is a cop. He lives with his brother but prefers to have as little contact as possible with him. He considers his best friend, Ray, more of a family member than his own brother.

Personality: Quentin is quiet and modest most of the time, but can be condescending smart ass when he comes across stupidity or when he feels his intelligence is being insulted. Unlike Domenick, he is a leader not a follower. He is the most intellectual and when push comes to shove can be manipulating.

RAYMOND MURAMOTO
Ethnicity: Asian American
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Ray is a pimp. A trade he took after his grandmother, Anna, retired from being a madam. His grandmother was the only person in his life he actually cared about until he was nine and met his best friend, Quentin Reynolds. Like Quentin, he wants nothing whatsoever to do with his family outside of his grandmother. When it comes to his employees, he does his best to do right by them. When it comes to a romantic relationship with women, he has no trouble whatsoever getting into their pants but doesn’t have (nor wants to have) the emotional concentration to sustain a relationship outside of the simple physical aspects. He would rather have a woman just be his friend or friend with benefits and intensely resists any kind of attempts to change his philosophy of the subject.

Personality: He is intensely sarcastic and blunt with generally everybody he encounters. He mistrusts everybody around him except, Quentin, and Anna. He does not care at all what people think about him and usually says exactly what is on his mind. The two people he does care about he is intensely protective of and will go to extreme lengths to correct whatever has been done wrong to them. Underneath his tough, hard, and manipulating exterior, he is very sentimental and mostly driven by emotion.

ARIANNA LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 23-26
Height: 5’7 – 6’0

Arianna is Dom’s wife. She has little respect for her husband and just about as much respect for her marriage vows. Like Dom, she messes around as well and does not nor never cared if her husband does the same. She was forced into marrying Dom and liked him even less when she discovered that he was an alcoholic. She is the only person that can basically stand up to Sal.

Personality: Arianna is very cultured, she loves to read and listens to opera and classical music. She can be very selfish, blasé, and cold and makes it obvious that she is not gonna conform to the stereotypical wifely role that Sal wants her to be for his son.

VINCENT LOMBARDI
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 47-54
Height: 5’9 – 6’2

Vincent is his Sal’s younger brother and wing man. Generally, he gets verbally and sometimes physically abused by his brother due to his somewhat innocent cluelessness. He looks up to his brother and does his best to try to please him, even though most of the time he messes it up.

Personality: Vincent is not book smart and oblivious, but enjoys cooking and baking and collecting recipes. Unlike his brother, he has other interests outside the realm of being a gangster.

BOYD O’CONNOR
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 28-33
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Boyd is a detective for the police department and is working partners with Quentin’s brother, Jerome. He comes from a military background, since his father and uncle were both involved in the Gulf War. He tried joining the military himself, but wasn’t able due to his less than perfect eyesight.

Personality: Boyd has no problem whatsoever saying things that are out of turn. When it comes to his goals he’ll destroy anybody that gets in his way, regardless of whom they are. He gets plenty of women but is still is a bit of misogynist, treating his conquests like trash. An amoral individual, he has no problem doing things that aren’t looked upon favorably just so long as it benefits himself.

JEROME REYNOLDS
Ethnicity: African American
Age: 28-33
Height: 5’11 – 6’3

Jerome is a detective for the police department is partners with Boyd O’Connor. Him and his younger brother, Quentin’s relationship is practically on the edge of nonexistent even though they live together. Jerome is selfish, has no problem blaming other people for his own mistakes, and when push comes to shove a raging coward. In his brother’s eyes, he is seen as being pitiful and worthless.

Personality: He enjoys being in a position of authority and abusing it to his own advantage. Though he does possess these qualities, he doesn’t have the brains to be able to successfully benefit from it. He thinks too highly of himself and refuses to deal with his own idiocy when confronted.

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

DINER

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Friday, October 25th, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: ellis.minatee@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, October 27th, 2013
AUDITION START: 11am
AUDITION END TIME: 4pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028

OTHER NOTES:

Seeking actors and actresses of any race between the ages of 23 and 34 for an independent TV pilot. Looking for thespians that are reliable and take their craft seriously.

Casting Call for Short Film “Kira’s Diary” [Montclair, NJ] #casting

Posted July 8, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Kira’s Diary
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
WRITER: A’layeah Joisanne
DIRECTOR: A’layeah Joisanne
PRODUCTION COMPANY: AnnLeeFilms
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: July-November 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: Montclair, New Jersey

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Michael Washington – Male/ any ethnicity / lead / 40s-50s / : very non-chalant and arrogant guy. He’s a smooth talker and can come off as being very charming to others. He’s abusive and extremely controlling.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: July 14th, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Alayeahjoisanne@gmail.com

Crew Call for Feature Film [Seaside, NJ] #crewcall #casting

Posted June 26, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Crew Call in August at the Jersey Shore for a magical realism indie film
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
WRITER: Maria Giménez Cavallo
DIRECTOR: Maria Giménez Cavallo
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: August 2-14
SHOOTING LOCATION: Seaside, New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

A middle-aged woman leaves her boring, dead-end job in search of adventure. She walks to the beach and learns how to survive with the help of her new-found friends: a little girl who claims to come from a magical land and a grumpy old pirate.

The film is a modern-day “The Little Prince” from a female perspective, in the genre of magical realism.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

AD, DP, lighting, sound, script supervisor

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging, Transportation
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: mng2113@columbia.edu
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume, Demo reel link

Cast and Crew Calls for Feature Film “The Guardian Angel” [Ocean County, NJ] #casting #crewcall

Posted June 8, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: The Guardian Angel
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: 35mm
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Zachary Davis
WRITER: Zachary Davis
DIRECTOR: Zachary Davis
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Two to three weeks this August (specific dates TBA)
SHOOTING LOCATION: Ocean County, NJ. Sound stage in Long Island, NY

SYNOPSIS:

In a small town, amidst all the people there and everything going on, are descendants of the fallen angels. Smitty is a descendant that is a fighter to make money, helps people throughout the town, and develops a relationship with the members of the Rutkowski family. Baron is a descendant that feels it is absurd that he has to answer to people, and that the angels are the ones that should be in charge. Baron decides to start an uprising, and where Smitty has helped others tap into their full potential, the Rutkowskis help Smitty tap into his.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

01. Baron: The antagonist. Descendent of the fallen angels looking start an uprising. Caucasian male between the ages of 35-45.

02. Emily: The daughter/sister. Artistic. Guarded when meeting Smitty (the main character), but she opens up later on. Caucasian female around the age of 18.

03. Nancy: The mother. Police detective. Trying to keep her family together. Caucasian female between the ages of 35-45.

04. Matthew: The son/brother. Was being picked on by bullies, until Smitty (the main character) defended him, and now is inspired to learn karate. Caucasian male. 14 years old.

05. Madelyn: The daughter/sister. Losing her hearing. Caucasian female. 8 years old.

06. Alicia: Police detective. Nancy’s partner. Around the same age as Nancy.

07. Eric: A part of Baron’s gang. In his late 20s/30s.

08. Antonio: Works at the pizza place. Between the ages of 35-45.

09. Dan: The bartender. Between the ages of 35-50.

10. The fight coordinator: Organizes the fights behind the bar. In his 30s.

11. The three bullies: Three males around the age of 16.

12. The two drug dealers: Two males in their 20s.

13. Toddler Smitty: The toddler version of the main character. Caucasian male. Hazel eyes. Brunette.

14. Tween Smitty: The tween version of the main character. Caucasian male. Hazel eyes. Brunette.

15. Smitty’s father: Father of the main character. Caucasian male. Between the ages of 30-40.

16. Smitty’s mother: Mother of the main character. Caucasian female. Between the ages of 30-40.

17. Shelly: Works at the outdoor juice bar. In her 20s.

18. Obnoxious drunk man: Between the ages of 30-40.

19. Blind woman: Between the ages of 30-50.

20. Fighters/Baron’s gang members.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

1. Gaffer (working the lights).

2. Grips (moving the equipment and helping with the lights).

3. Sound mixer.

4. Prop master.

5. Wardrobe person.

6. Make-up person.

7. Editor.

8. Camera operator.

9. Set builder.

COMPENSATION: Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 06/08/13 – 07/19/13
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: FURYus12@aol.com
AUDITION DATE: 06/08/13 – 07/19/13

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

There is not a location for the auditions, so all I ask is that you send a picture and a reel (if you have one), and if you appear to be right for one of the characters, you will be e-mailed a scene, and you will be asked to record yourself acting the scene. Send the recording to FURYus12@aol.com.

Casting Call for Feature Film “An Addiction to Payne” [NJ, NY] #casting

PROJECT TITLE: An Addiction to Payne (working title)
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: DV
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: K.A. Reinfried, Brian Rodriguez
WRITER: Brian Rodriguez
DIRECTOR: K.A. Reinfried
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 9.8 Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Flexible
SHOOTING LOCATION: New Jersey, New York Metro Area

SYNOPSIS:

A young Government desk job worker in Washington D.C. goes home to New Jersey to write a story about an old classmate of his who has fallen off the wagon and has found herself in drug and legal trouble.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Mike- MALE in his Twenties. Lead character. Most speaking lines A desk job worker living in Washington D.C. who comes home to New Jersey to write a story about a former classmate of his.

Jeff- MALE in his Twenties. Raised in the Upper-Middle class suburbs. Currently a heroin user.

Meredith- FEMALE. Upper Class Washington DC woman in her Twenties. She is the girlfriend of Mike. She is emotionally strong, good looking and intellectual.

COMPENSATION: Deferred, Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: January 30th
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Brod1321@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay

Casting Call for Independent Feature Film “10 Kills” [New Jersey]

PROJECT TITLE: 10 Kills
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
PRODUCER: Bobby Guions
DIRECTOR: Bobby Guions
SHOOTING LOCATION: New Jersey

SYNOPSIS:

Special agent Baker wakes up in the secure lair of a deranged killer dubbed “Reaper” because of his unusual methods. Reaper forces Baker to play a dangerous game wherein he must annihilate a selection of killers in mortal combat. If reaches number ten, he will be freed.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

1.
Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Baker: Male, 25-35, patriotic, intelligent, government agent, martial arts expert. Very confident, long for normal life, seeks understand of himself and others. A lose in his life bring heart ache and emptiness

2.
Female / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Karen, 25-35, military trained, harden, sometimes cold blooded, trying to understand herself. She looks for love and redemption. SHe wants love and a second chance.

3.
Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Cyrus, 25-35, domestic terrorist, sociopath, vengeful. given up on life for him and others. A hole in his soul, prevents him from feeling anything, his amusement is giving pain and despair.

4.
Female / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Ashley, 25-35, Baker’s wife, lovely and innocent. Seeks the stable point in life, bringing joy and love to Baker’s life.

5.
Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Michael, 25-35, Young serial killer, innocent wears glasses and clean cut, sociopath. Disarming looks, ruthless and cunning.

6.
Male / 25-30 yrs. / African American. [Others like this]
Clayton, 25-35, fearless, has wife and kid. Boxer trying to get his life back on track, accidental killing haunts him and his career.

7.
Male / 31-40 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Maddox, 30-40, Large muscular, bald, a murder of several people and death row prisoner. Seeks redemption for his past.

8.
Male / 31-40 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Kane, 30-40, Large, cold blooded, serial killer, covers his face with mask. Mistreating and destruction of other gives him satisfaction, he dismembers his victims using a chainsaw and other weapons.

9.
Male / 25-30 yrs. / Asian. [Others like this]
TAN, 25-30, asian gang member, martial artist. live on street all his life, cold and ruthless.

10.
Male / 25-30 yrs. / Asian. [Others like this]
Sel, 25-30, asian gang member, martial artist. live on street all his life, cold and ruthless.

11.
Female / 25-30 yrs. / African American. [Others like this]
Carol, 25-35, Clayton’s wife, a wife and mother, tries to be supportive of him. Deep love for her family.

12.
Male / 31-40 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
Reaper, 30-45, military trained, always in control, intelligent, in charge of organization that kidnaps and forces individuals to fight. He’s ruthless, cold blooded, wants a normal life. But, he wouldn’t tell you. Human condition of killing seems to be joke to him.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: info@bgfilms.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume