Casting, Crew and Location Call for Short Film “Shotgun” [New Orleans, LA] #casting #filmcrew #filmlocation

Posted August 11, 2019

PLOT SUMMARY: A Young man Named Zion when he was young he grew up with a traumatic past with an abusive father that killed his mother in cold blood in front of him, Then in the present that same young man inherits a Shot gun Home from his great Aunt and experiences that same abuse but from another young man who is his neighbor But this time the abuser doesn’t have the last word. (Short thriller about standing up to domestic abusive)
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Casting and Crew Call for Trailer “The Yearbook” [Lake Charles, LA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted March 13, 2019

SYNOPSIS: “The Yearbook” is an independent thriller about a group of teenagers who find themselves locked in their high school one night. Believing that one of their classmates may have dark intentions, they must figure out how to escape alive.
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Crew Call for Television Pilot “Masquerade” [Louisiana] #filmcrew #casting

Posted February 7, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Masquerade
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television, Pilot Episode
DISTRIBUTION: DVD
PRODUCER: LaQuita S. Kay
WRITER: LaQuita S. Kay
DIRECTOR: LaQuita S. Kay
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Xplosiv Starzz Productions, LLC
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February 16 – March 1, 2015
SHOOTING LOCATION: Monroe, LA; Patterson, LA; New Orleans, LA

CREW NEEDED:

DP
Boom Operator
Lights
Props
Wardrobe
Craft Services
PA

COMPENSATION: Deferred, Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: February 10, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Masqueradexsp@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Resume

NOTES:

Please email letter of interest and resume to masqueradexsp@gmail.com.

Crew Call for TV Miniseries “Anthem for Doomed Youth” [Shreveport, LA] #crewcall #casting

Posted October 16, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Anthem for Doomed Youth
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Television, 12-Part TV Miniseries
FORMAT: Super 16mm
DISTRIBUTION: Cable
WRITER: Ladarius McDonald
DIRECTOR: Ladarius McDonald
CASTING AGENT: Ranette McDonald
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Summer 2014 – Spring 2015
SHOOTING LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana

SYNOPSIS:

SHORT PROJECT DESCRIPTION: “Anthem For Doomed Youth” is a riveting and heartbreaking story about love, anger, madness, and murder. Two high school students Mattie Lovejoy and Dillon Holloway are in an unhealthy relationship that’s always chaotic. When a new kid in town named Sean Shaffer enters their lives, things begin to take a more darker turn, especially for Mattie. Inspired by true crime events, The miniseries goes deeply in depth on the minds of teenagers and their severe angst that paints a melancholic picture of being a teenager.

LOG LINE: A volatile Teenager (Played by Ladarius McDonald) and three other Teens commit a murderous crime that shocked the nation.

MAIN PROJECT DESCRIPTION: “Anthem For Doomed Youth” is a 12-part TV Drama Miniseries. The Miniseries is written and directed by newcomer Ladarius McDonald (who also stars in the Miniseries as main Character Matthew “Mattie” Lovejoy). It’s a tragic Coming-Of-Age Story about the troubled life of Matthew “Mattie” Lovejoy (Played by Ladarius McDonald), An angry and disturbed Teenager. Mattie grew up in a abusive home throughout his childhood by his violent and manipulative father and because of the upbringing, Mattie would occasionally act erratic, angry, and depressed. During his summer vacation, Mattie meets Dillon Holloway, who is the new athletic kid in town and also the same age as Mattie and they both quickly fell in love.

Mattie and Dillon were inseparable and couldn’t take their eyes off of each other. Their relationship often hits rock bottom on several occasions when their relationship turns violent because of their involvement of drugs, and many, many craziness, but through most of their hard times they still love each other. Meanwhile, during the events of Mattie and Dillon’s troubled relationship, a subplot of the miniseries focuses on Larry Hackett, who is a 15-year-old Teenager (Ages 16-20 in later episodes) with twice the troubled life than Mattie. Larry grew up in a fundamental family because his father is an abusive Pentecostal and his Mother is very neglectful about the complicated situations around the household. Larry is obsessed over the dark themes of vampirism, satanism, and the occult (which brings out the dark side of his personality). Other subplots includes Larry’s other two Friends Anthony Lawson and Bobby Ripley, who are two 14-year-olds (Ages 15-19 in later episodes) with troubled lives. Anthony grew up in an abusive home throughout his Childhood, which left him severely and emotionally damaged. Bobby also grew up in a abusive home throughout his Childhood and as a result Bobby became very rebellious and narcissistic. All three Friends’ personal lives are viewed through every dark and disturbing details as the episodes of the Miniseries progresses.

While Larry, Anthony, and Bobby’s personal lives are being viewed, Mattie’s relationship with Dillon slowly began to deteriorate due to their constant violent fights and arguments and, although their relationship never officially ended, Dillon meets a 15-year-old Boy named Sean Shaffer (16-years-old in later episodes), who recently moves in with his father Hunter, his step mother, and his step siblings after two years of living with his divorced mother Bethany. Their meeting wasn’t a good one because both of them were in a fight at school and got detention. While in detention, Dillon apologizes to Sean and they both made amends and became Friends. Soon Dillon slowly begins to fall in love with Sean and both of them began to write letters to each other that implied strong affections.

When Dillon courted Sean into a relationship, it caused Sean’s parents to feel uncomfortable about the thought because they would learn later on that Dillon is a troublemaker. During this time, While both lovers are on hiatus, Mattie began dating another boy named Aaron, who is Dillon’s football teammate. The relationship soon faded and Mattie soon focuses more on his attention towards Dillon, even though Mattie was unaware that Dillon was on the verge of breaking up with him to be with Sean. When Mattie found out about Dillon’s thoughts on that,
he made several violent threats towards Sean to stay away from Dillon or else. From that point on, Mattie began to act possessive towards Dillon, Mattie hangs out with him more often with his friends, constantly calling him, and frequently writes him letters to keep Sean away or else Mattie would kill him.

After months and months of numerous threats, harassments, and violent confrontations, Sean severed all ties with Dillon and Dillon never reformed his relationship with Mattie. Dillon’s romantic need for Sean drove Mattie into extreme insanity and anger and he soon enlisted Larry Hackett, whom Mattie met from various friends, and Mattie came up with the idea of murdering Sean so that Dillon could forget about Sean and focuses more on him. Larry also enlisted his two best friends Anthony Lawson and Bobby Ripley into joining him and Mattie’s plan into murdering Sean. Mattie’s disturbing plan of murdering Sean eventually succeeded, but resulted in more than what he had bargained for.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Producers

Executive Producers

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 1/28/2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: ladarius.mcdonald@aol.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume, Demo reel file, Demo reel link
AUDITION DATE: Immediately
AUDITION START TIME: 10/23/2013
AUDITION END TIME: 1/28/2014

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

FOR PRODUCERS ONLY: The auditions are online only. You can email me your demo reels and resumes of your previous and/or current projects.

OTHER NOTES:

At this time, I’m only searching for producers and executive producers of this project because it’s the best step to find finance, funding, and shipping the project to television stations for consideration. The compensation is something that would be discussed during production of the project. We could negotiate on the compensation at any time of production.

Crew and Location Calls for Feature Film “Along the Dirt Road” [Louisiana] #crewcall #locationcall #casting

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Posted August 29, 2013: re-submitted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: Along the Dirt Road Film
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: MotionENT Productions, Terry A O’Neal
WRITER: Terry A O’Neal
DIRECTOR: Shelly Hollis
CASTING AGENT: Michael Luther
PRODUCTION COMPANY: MotionENT Productions
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.MotionENTProductions.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: March 2014 – April 2014
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Lake Charles, LA; Breaux Bridge, LA; Lafayette, LA and surrounding areas

SYNOPSIS:

It’s described as an “influential classic story”—a cross between August Wilson’s “Fences” and Langston Hughes’ “Not Without Laughter.” Along the Dirt Road is a depiction of an African American family that is torn apart by betrayal, abandonment and infidelity living in a small Louisiana town during the 1960s. In the adaptation of Terry a O’Neal’s “Sweet Lavender,” husband and father Raymond Johnston brings home a new born son that is conceived from an adulterous relationship. Shortly after, he vanishes, leaving his wife Angela to raise their daughter Rae and his “love child.” While Rae is faced with the overwhelming reality of growing up without her father, Angela struggles to raise two children on her own during a difficult time of racial tension in the South.
www.AlongtheDirtRoadFilm.com

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Producer

Assistant Director

Second Assistant Director

Unit Production Manager Asst.

Storyboarding

Script Continuity/Supervisor

Cinematographers

Camera Assistant 1

Camera Assistant 2

15 Production Assistants

Set Dressing and Props

Set Designer

Set Decorator

PropMaker

Wardrobe and Make-up

Special Effects Make-up Artist

Craft Services

Music Composition & Sound Effects

Public Relations & Marketing

Lead Grip

Lighting Director

Lighting Assistants

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

Lake Charles, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Lafayette, Louisiana

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October 20, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: crewalongthedirtroad@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume
AUDITION DATE: Immediately
AUDITION START: 08/29/2013
AUDITION END: 11/02/2013

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Our production is in the infancy stages and we are building a full production crew for this film. Minimal compensation may be negotiated for lead crew positions.

Crew and Location Calls for Feature Film “Along the Dirt Road” [Louisiana] #crewcall #locationcall #casting

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Posted August 6, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Along the Dirt Road
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Motion ENT Productions
WRITER: Terry A O’Neal
DIRECTOR: Danny Pearson
CASTING AGENT: Terry A O’Neal
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Motion ENT Productions
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.AlongtheDirtRoadFilm.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: March 2014 (2 Weeks)
SHOOTING LOCATION: Lake Charles, LA & Cecilia, LA

SYNOPSIS:

It’s described as an “influential classic story”—a cross between August Wilson’s “Fences” and Langston Hughes’ “Not Without Laughter.” Along the Dirt Road is a depiction of an African American family that is torn apart by betrayal, abandonment and infidelity living in a small Louisiana town during the 1960s. In the adaptation of Terry a O’Neal’s “Sweet Lavender,” husband and father Raymond Johnston brings home a new born son that is conceived from an adulterous relationship. Shortly after, he vanishes, leaving his wife Angela to raise their daughter Rae and his “love child.” While Rae is faced with the overwhelming reality of growing up without her father, Angela struggles to raise two children on her own during a difficult time of racial tension in the South.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Producer
Assistant Director
Unit Production Manager Asst.
Director of Photography
Storyboarding
Script Continuity/Supervisor
Cinematographers
Camera Assistant
Production Assistants
Set Dressing and Props
Wardrobe and Make-up
Craft Services
Music Composition & Sound Effects
Editing (Green Screen Experience)
Public Relations & Marketing
Lead Grip
Lighting Director

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

Lake Charles, LA
Cecilia, LA

COMPENSATION: Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: October 1, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: CREWalongthedirtroad@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume, Demo reel link

OTHER NOTES:

Lodging will be provided only for key cast and crew. Our production is in the infancy stages and we are building a full production crew for this film.

Casting and Crew Call for Feature Film “Dolly” [New Iberia, LA] #casting #crewcall

Dolly Principal Photograpy June 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Dolly
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Sheree Bandukwala
WRITER: Sheree Bandukwala
DIRECTOR: Sheree Bandukwala
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Rudimentary Images
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.rudimentaryimages.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: June 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: New Iberia, Louisiana

SYNOPSIS:

A paranormal thriller set in southern Louisiana. Nanette, a child bride of the early 20th century is spurned by her husband who takes on her older sister as his lover and mistress of his home. Nanette dies a young, angry, jealous untouched bride. Her unsettled spirit cannot rest and possesses her childhood doll named Dolly. Nanette seeks revenge on the unsuspecting household where Dolly resides.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Allison: Lead role female, age 35-45. Experience great, but not required. Allison is the mother of a 14 year old, married and recently relocated to her husband, Jessie’s dead mother’s home. They live with his mentally disturbed sister, Lisa diagnosed as schizophrenic.

Joseph: Minor speaking role, age 50-80. Experience great, but not required. Joseph is an elderly man that tries to perform an exorcism on the possessed 14 year old daughter.

Please forward headshot (Does not need to be professional) and/or resume to: sheree@rudimentaryimages.com

Checkout our website www.rudimentaryimages.com and our facebook page for more details.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Unit Production Manager Asst.
Director of Photography
DOP Asst.
Storyboarding
Assistant Director 2
Script Continuity/Supervisor
Cinematographers
Camera Assist.
Lead Grip
Lighting Director
Lead Gaffer
Audio Technician
Director Village Technician
Production Assistants
Set Dressing and Props
Wardrobe and Make-up
Craft Services
Music Composition & Sound Effects
Editing
Public Relations & Marketing

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: April 20, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: sheree@rudimentaryimages.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot
SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION: Notification of auditions TBA.
OTHER NOTES: Lodging will be provided in my home and only for key cast and crew.