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‚Äôs 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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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 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