Casting and Location Call for Short Film “Dirty Dishes” [Falls Church, VA] #casting #filmlocation

Posted May 22, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: A dispirited 1950’s housewife who desires a life outside of her home must first confront her sink full of dirty dishes.
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Casting, Crew and Location Call for Scene “Revenge Takes A Stand” [Seattle, WA] #casting #filmcrew #filmlocation

Posted July 1, 2016

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Casting Call for Web Series “SCKITZO” [Tacoma, WA] #casting

Posted April 21, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: In the not-too-distant future, superhuman fugitive Olivia has hidden deep within the shadows. But when rogue solider Riley digs too deep, their worlds descend into chaos.
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Casting Call for Feature Film “Game On” [Tacoma, WA] #casting

Posted January 21, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Game On
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film (120 minutes)
PRODUCERS: Phillip Sebal, Mary E Sekela
DIRECTORS: Shariya Lynn, Phillip Sebal
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Last Minute Studios
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Feb 23 – Mar 22, 2015
SHOOTING LOCATION: Tacoma, WA

SYNOPSIS:

Game On is a coming-of-age stoner comedy about a group of young adults struggling to understand what it means to “grow up” in the early 21st century. The story follows gamers (and “marijuana enthusiasts”) Regina, Mac, and Warren as they struggle to find a way to save the game store they operate, or else find themselves forced to abandon their alternative lifestyle and join the “real” world.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

REGINA HALLOWAY (GENDER: FEMALE) (AGE: 26)

Headstrong and independent, Regina has been friends with co-workers Warren and Mac since high school and is the only one of the three with ambition for anything other than gaming and smoking weed. She is smart, but a bit pretentious and argumentative. Still, her organization, management skills, and true love of the store are the only things keeping the doors of Game On open. Suffering a pseudo “quarter-life crisis,” she struggles with what her life has become and what it “could have been” if only she applied herself – her friendship with Ava serves as a constant reminder of her “failures.” Though her heart is always in the right place, she frequently goes on angry rants about her life and society as a whole, often taking her misplaced frustration out on virtual zombies and any noobs that dare challenge her.

*African-American actresses only. Must be able to play mid to late twenties.

WARREN BAILEY (GENDER: MALE) (AGE: 25)

The younger of two children and the only boy, Warren grew up spoiled and relatively neglected by his wealthy, workaholic parents. Refusing to go to college and get a “real job,” he convinced his businessman father to bankroll Game On so that he wouldn’t have to change his lifestyle. Always on the prowl for hot chicks, he smokes more weed than Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg combined and spends the majority of his free time on FPS’s like Halo, Call of Duty, and Destiny – he considers his skills in these games his greatest accomplishments. He has no ambitions beyond smoking and gaming, content living off his trust fund for the rest of his life despite being capable of greater things.

*Caucasian actors only. Must be able to play mid to late twenties.

AVA NG (GENDER: FEMALE) (AGE: 26)

Ava is a driven, intellectual, and beautiful Asian American. She is an image of carefully constructed perfection, prone to internalizing problems for the sake of appearances. She has been told her entire life that she is “destined for success,” but she is a natural people pleaser and struggles with standing up to those she considers more important than herself. She has been attempting to work her way up the ranks of the New York fashion industry, but has become disillusioned by corporate assistant work. She recently suffered a serious panic attack, but hides this from her friends. She is the marketing strategist and an essential member of the Game On team, but not a habitual gamer or stoner. She is much more soft-spoken patient than her best friend Regina, but can hold her own when push comes to shove.

*Actresses of Asian decent only. Must be able to play mid to late 20s.

CORDELLE LEE (GENDER: MALE) (AGE: 30)

Burdened with taking care of his little sisters after his parents’ death, Cordelle supplements his meager freelance graphic designer income with selling weed on the side – his best clients are Mac and Warren, but his favorite client is Regina. Though a gay man with a white boyfriend, he is the epitome of masculine black “swagger,” always dressed to the nines and known for keeping his place immaculately decorated and clean. When he’s not playing doting father to his siblings, he can be found on sports games – Madden, Tiger Woods, FIFA, and the like – dominating whenever his hands touch a controller. When his favorite game store comes under threat of closing, he combines the graphic design skills from his “real world job” with his business knowhow and joins the Game On crew to help them shine.

*African-American actors only. Must be able to play late twenties/early thirties.

MR. BAILEY (GENDER: MALE) (AGE: 50s)

Warren Bailey Sr. is Warren’s hardworking and disapproving father. The founder of a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Bailey pulled himself up by his bootstraps at an early age and rose quickly to the top. He loves his son and has been willingly supporting him since birth, but is now tired of throwing money away on what he considers a bad investment. He believes that video games are for children and that Warren can do “better” if he puts his mind to it. He has a stony demeanor that hides a soft heart within, and genuinely wants what is best for his son and his friends.

*Caucasian actors only. Must be able to play 50s.

RODGER (GENDER: MALE) (AGE: 30)

A thirty-pushing-forty-year-old Gamestop store manager, Rodger is what many people would call “lame,” but he wears it well. He is a Guitar Hero junkie, the ultimate Star Wars fanboy, and unabashedly proud of both. He meets Regina at her birthday party, and isn’t shy about telling her that Game On could use some improvements.

*Any ethnicity may apply. Must be able to play early 30s.

BANK MANAGER (GENDER: FEMALE) (AGE: 40s)

The severe and unimpressed manager of the local bank where Warren, Mac, and Regina go seeking a loan to buy the Game On retail space. She disdains the trio and acts as the ultimate “evil” adult figure when she refuses to assist them with their financial difficulties, adding insult to injury by pointing out their obvious cluelessness.

*Any ethnicity may apply. Must be able to play 40s.

COMPENSATION: Low/Deferred (Not guaranteed)
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: February 9, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: gameonmoviecasting@gmail.com

AUDITION NOTES:

We are seeking male and female talent to play a variety of roles in our comedic, coming-of-age feature film.

Please read the character descriptions thoroughly. Once you have submitted your name indicating the role for which you would like to audition, we will send you the character sides we would like you to read.

Please submit your video audition to gameonmoviecasting@gmail.com no later than February 9th, 2015. You MUST slate your audition. Auditions without slates (face camera, state your FULL NAME, turn left, turn right, face camera) will not be reviewed. Please state clearly in your video the role for which you are auditioning.

Please send your audition through WeTransfer / Hightail / Google Drive.

Include with your video audition 1) your measurements, 2) a headshot, and 3) your acting resume.

Please note that you may audition even if you are without acting experience. In this case, you may submit your working resume. UNKNOWNS WELCOME!

Call backs will be conducted in person in Tacoma, Washington the week of February 16th. ONLY ACTORS LOCAL TO THE TACOMA OR SEATTLE AREAS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Rehearsals will be limited depending on when key roles are filled, so be prepared to jump in with both feet!

All actors must be available in Tacoma, Washington February 16th through March 23rd. Flexible schedules are required – we will do what we can to accommodate your schedule, and expect the same in return.

Actors auditioning for principal roles (Regina Halloway, Warren Bailey) must be available on all shoot days.

OTHER NOTES:

Last Minute Studios is a Los Angeles-based independent production studio helmed by Phillip Sebal, Shariya Lynn, and Mary E Sekela.

Phillip Sebal has worked on several professional productions, including a feature starring Sharon Gless (Burn Notice, Cagney & Lacey) and a documentary entitled Futures Past directed by Jordan Melamed (Manic, Twelve). He has also worked on several Mofilm commercials for major brands, contributing on set as a Producer, DIT, Shooter, and Sound Operator. He now works as VP of Production at Legend Group Studios, where he recently finished editing a documentary with former Atlantic Records President Jerry Greenberg.

Shariya Lynn moved to Los Angeles in 2009, where she began working as an assistant to a literary agent, on several productions, and as a freelance writer. Her sci-fi screenplay Grey Matter placed in the 2010 Nicholl Fellowship and her horror screenplay The Monster Project is slated for production in mid 2015. Her sitcom Papercuts has Penny Marshal (A League of Their Own) attached to direct, and her first novel, Ambrose, is being shopped. She currently works as Director of Development at Legend Group Studios.

Mary E Sekela works as Director of Development at Legend Group Studios, where she has developed multiple titles from feature films (Drunktown’s Finest, The Monster Project) to documentaries (Jimmy Rodgers) to sitcoms (Paper Cuts) to hour dramas (King of Paper Chasin’, Day by Day Armageddon). She has functioned as a writer, editor, producer, and director, as well as a 2nd AD and production coordinator on several music video and documentary shoots. Her feature film adaptation of author Joanna Parypinski’s horror novel Pandora was recently optioned and is slated for production in 2015.

Casting Call for Lead Actor in Short Film “Persistence of Memory” [Seattle, WA] #casting

Posted November 9, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Persistence of Memory
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD DSLR
PRODUCER: L. Willis
WRITER: L. Willis
DIRECTOR: P. Spawn
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Tentatively shoots Nov 12 – 19, 2014 (3 days To Be Determined)
SHOOTING LOCATION: Seattle

LOGLINE:

A man’s repressed memory creates a doppelganger that threatens his life and all those close to him.

GENRE: Psychological horror

SYNOPSIS:

The “Persistence of Memory” short is a scene adapted from a larger feature film screenplay of the same name. The scene is a chase sequence on foot between the central character (Armando) and the doppelganger that haunts his thoughts.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Armando – Central character. Late 30s to early 40s. Armando is handsome but he is not “a pretty boy”. He is handsome in a rugged kind of way with some weathered features, well-built, and perhaps a bit of scruff to the appearance.

The character has a cultural background of Latino and Native American, but he may or may not have an accent; additionally, casting is open to all ethnicities. Armando was a child prodigy; he was gifted as a painter and a Mensa member. His “psychological break with reality” marked the beginnings of his de-evolution and he struggles everyday to fight the voices in his head and visions that have invaded his life.

Mental state

It is important for the actor to grasp the mental state of this character, and to be able to portray real emotions on camera. The actor in the role of Armando is playing a man haunted by a force that may or may not be real, in terms of how he perceives what is happening to him. Think Carl Jung’s psychology of the Shadow that comprises the darkness and the unknown.

COMPENSATION: Paid $50 stipend
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Lunch provided
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Sunday, November 9, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: la-tonia.willis@go.shoreline.edu
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE-

Step 1: Please send an email to la-tonia.willis@go.shoreline.edu with “Armando” in the subject line, stating your interest in the role in the body of the email. Please ATTACH a Headshot and Resume to the email.

Step 2: You will receive SIDES from a longer dialogue scene that is in the original feature film script. Please make a short video of your read using whatever devices available (iPhone/Smart Phone, Video camera, etc.) Please slate with your name, the role, and the film title in your video submission.

Step 3: You will receive a Dropbox link to upload your video submission.

OTHER NOTES:

Submissions are open until Sunday, Nov 9. We ask that the actor have a great deal of flexibility during the rest of the month of November, as final production schedules are still underway. We also ask that the actor be committed to the project to the finish.

Thank you all in advance!

Casting Call for Short Film “Carnus” [Washington] #casting

Posted October 19, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Carnus
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Direct-to-video
PRODUCER: James Phillips
WRITER: James Phillips
DIRECTOR: James Phillips
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Chimps with Typewriters
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: November 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd
SHOOTING LOCATION: Lynnwood, WA

SYNOPSIS:

A police detective fights back against a corporation who runs the private prisons system with high tech modern equipment. Carnus.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Lucas: A police detective who is trying to show his partner a better way to conduct police investigations.

O’Bannon: A specialist for the corporation and only care for his work and reputation.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October 24, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: phillips7551@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: October 26, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 1:00PM
AUDITION END TIME: 3:00PM
AUDITION ADDRESS: 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

The auditions will be held at The Art Institute of Seattle. The building is across the street from the Art House Apartments on Elliott. We will have signs at the security post informing you where the auditions will be at.

Casting Call for Short Film “The Woods” [Seattle, WA] #casting

PROJECT TITLE: The Woods
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Griffin Coxen
WRITER: Griffin Coxen
DIRECTOR: Griffin Coxen
SHOOTING LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

SYNOPSIS:

A boy and his dad go on a hunting trip in the woods and realize that they aren’t they only ones out there.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

SAM: AGE: 13-15
CHARACTERISTICS: shorter, argumentative, fast.

DAVID: AGE: 30-45
CHARACTERISTICS: serious facial features, well built body, very serious, controlling.

MAN: AGE: 20-30
CHARACTERISTICS: slender, tall, scruffy, strong.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: coxengriffin@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel file