Casting and Crew Call for Television Series “The Rainmakers” [Brooklyn NY; Austin TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted June 9, 2019

PLOT SUMMARY: “The Rainmakers” (sci-fi) A six part mini-series. 85 years in the future, set against the backdrop of nuclear terrorism and the secession of Texas, a team of unlikely heroes revives the last Space Shuttle in a desperate bid to save Earth from drought and famine. Starring Anfernee Oliver, Laz Rivero. Story by Michael Littlejohn, Directed by Tak Namuta.
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Casting and Crew Call for Web Series “Doctor Who – The Doctor & Her TARDIS” [Austin, TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted March 31, 2016

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Open Casting Call and Crew Call for Short Film “Welcome to My World” [Austin, TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted October 15, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: A quirky young man with an odd obsession with soda is about to have his everyday routine shaken up when a mysterious stranger and pesky little kid enter his life – Will he struggle or succeed to find balance?
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Casting and Crew Call for Scene from “Whiplash” (2014) [Austin, TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted February 9, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Whiplash (2014) Scene Production
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Student Scene Project
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Public access
WRITER: Damien Chazelle
DIRECTOR: Zachary Purcell
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: http://vimeo.com/zacharypurcell
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February 20–March 1
SHOOTING LOCATION: Austin, Texas

SYNOPSIS:

An in-depth filmed performance of one scene from the movie Whiplash (2014). It’s a great opportunity to flesh out the characters of the script in a thorough manner–taking the focus away from creating and planning an entire production and narrowing in on an in-depth performance of one scene. It’s a powerful moment in the movie and resonates emotionally even as a stand alone piece.

NOTE: This is not an attempt to remake the movie scene as closely as possible–rather an attempt accurately and emotionally bring the characters of the script to life. Preferably you have not seen the movie or even the trailer–we want to approach this with a fresh mindset!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

[ ANDREW ][ MALE ][ AGE: 18-25 ]
Andrew is an eager and determined music student at Shaffer Music Conservatory in New York–one of the best in the world. He is willing to do whatever it takes to become the best Jazz drummer of his generation.

[ FLETCHER ][ MALE ][ AGE: 40-60 ]
An alpha male if there ever was one. Fletcher is a dominant and imposing character–unapologetic to anyone he offends on his quest to mentor the next great musician.

CREW NEEDED:

DP

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Monday February 16, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: smith.purcell@utexas.edu
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel file
AUDITION DATES: Weekend of February 13-15
AUDITION START TIME: Friday: 5pm Saturday: 10am Sunday 5pm
AUDITION END TIME: Friday: 8:30pm Saturday: 12pm Sunday 7pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: CMB UT BUILDING 2504 Whitis Avenue Austin, Texas 78705

AUDITION NOTES:

*Email if none of these times work for you*

Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Run Home Jack” [Austin, TX] #casting #filmcrew

RHJ poster

Posted October 30, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Run Home Jack
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Lascelles McCarthy III
WRITER: Mathew Ruybal
DIRECTOR: Mathew Ruybal
CASTING AGENT: Enligh10 Media
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Enligh10 Media
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/enligh10media
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: 3 days – End of December
SHOOTING LOCATION: Austin, Texas

SYNOPSIS:

A man on a new life path is called back to a shady life to redeem a favor. Jack has to decide to stay his path or conceded to his old life.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

ALL ROLES WILL HAVE A REQUIRED STUNT TRAINING WITH STUNT COORDINATOR LASCELLES McCARTHY III. Production dates are scheduled for the last two weeks of December 2014. Will not interfere with Christmas or New Years.

Jack (Lead) – 20’s – 30’s – this is a labor intensive role. Must be a strong actor and stunt player.

Benji (supporting) – 20’s – 30’s – Lead henchman, speaking role, no physical requirements. He thinks he is the most cleaver person around. Tries often to be witty, but not one laughs at what he says. Playful, but can be stern once she is embarrassed

Dobson (supporting) – 30’s – 40’s – Boss of all henchmen (including Benji).speaking role. Clean cut, yet tough appeal, is actually witty, but gets to his point real quick. Pretty forward.

Mr. Clean (supporting) – 20’s – 30’s – speaking role. Right hand of Dobson. Physical role. Monotone, emotionless demeanor. A flat personality. Must have strong stunt player/fighter background

Chainz – (Co-Lead) – 20’s – 30’s – Old partner to Jack. Gangster urban type, very sarcastic even in serious times. Similar to the character of Simon Phoenix from “Demolition Man” (1996).

Goons/Gangsters – any age – non speaking. must have strong stunt player background.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Production Asst x 5

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: November 17, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: enligh10media@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot
AUDITION DATE: November 25, 2014

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

This will be a two part audition. One part cold read. Followed by a group stunt training session to assess your physical abilities. So please bring a workout set of clothes.

OTHER NOTES:

SUBMISSIONS: Subject line should read “RHJ, your name, character submitting for”

Casting and Location Call for Short Film “Eddy” [Austin, TX] #casting #locationcall

Posted April 20, 2014: reposted with updates

PROJECT TITLE: Eddy
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Alex Phillips
WRITER: Cody Graham
DIRECTOR: Cody Graham
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: 4 days in summer 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Austin, TX

LOGLINE:

After a deal gone wrong, young wannabe gang member Eddy must survive the most harrowing night of his life to claim his money. Soon after seeking refuge with an old friend, Eddy is confronted by and must escape Vince, a mysterious man determined to catch him. Eddy is a thrilling tale of guilt, choice and consequence.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Eddy:
Eddy is an aspiring gangster in his early twenties. He is selfish, impulsive and often reckless. His desires are often superficial, consisting of new cars, clothes, women and money. He is a troubled youth lost in a world of crime and violence.

Vince:
Vince is a blue-collar man in his late-forties to early fifties. Vince is a sturdy, short-tempered individual who uses his overbearing presence to dominate those who cross him. He is a man haunted by demons and driven by guilt.

Trish:
Trish is a young woman in her early twenties and long-time acquaintance of Eddy. Having been a part of the gang lifestyle, Trish tries to make a better life not only for herself, but also for her infant daughter. She has experienced and done things that will live with her forever, things she hopes her daughter will neither learn of nor have to do herself.

Michael:
Michael is dead.

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

-Secluded creek
-Small, old house

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: eddyshortfilm@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Please send resume and headshot to be considered for an audition.

Crew Call for Short Film “Chop Squad” [Austin, TX] #crewcall #casting

Posted March 19, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Chop Squad
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Nick Taylor
WRITER: Nick Taylor
DIRECTOR: Nick Taylor
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: April 10th-17th
SHOOTING LOCATION: Austin, Texas

LOGLINE: A raunchy dark comedy about 3 of the best hit men in the city that are being easily eluded and verbally abused by a bumbling and foul mouthed foreign mobster.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

DP, sound, lighting

COMPENSATION: Paid, Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: April 7th, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: maxamillioneight@hotmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Demo reel link

Casting and Crew Calls for Short Film “Tempora” [Austin, TX] #casting #crewcall

Posted March 2, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Tempora
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Daniel Hunt
WRITERS: Adriana Montenegro & Daniel Hunt
DIRECTOR: Adriana Montenegro
CASTING AGENTS: Adriana Montenegro, Daniel Hunt
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Blackmountain/Hunt Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Late April. Exact date will be coordinated depending on the cast’s availability
SHOOTING LOCATION: Star, Texas

LOGLINE:

A couple drives out to the middle of nowhere for a peaceful trip away from the city when something unexpected happens to one of them. With no one around to help them, they are thrust into a descending spiral of survival.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

MICHAEL (24-28) grew up in the country, but now lives in a big
city. His father owns a ranch but no longer lives
there and asks his son to go check on something
locked in a shed. He brings his girlfriend with
him to make it a more romantic trip.

SARAH (23-26) is Michael’s girlfriend. She is a city girl, but is an
outdoors type of girl. She agrees to go on this
trip with him, but doesn’t realize how much of a
nightmare it is going to be. It is a
psychologically demanding role, as well as
physical. She should be at least able to physically
drag a body across 50 yards. We will be stopping
every few minutes, so there will be plenty of
pauses and rests in between the 50 yards.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

SOUND TECHNICIAN with equipment if possible, if not we can figure
it out ahead of time.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging, Transportation
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: adrianamontenegro888@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel file
AUDITION DATE: March 25, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 10:30 A.M.
AUDITION END TIME: 2:30 P.M.
AUDITION ADDRESS: 5518 Joe Sayers Ave, Austin, TX 78756

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move. Bring your resume, headshot (if you have one). The audition will be held outdoors in a fenced area, there are seats. Improvisation is encouraged.

OTHER NOTES:

A demo reel would be greatly appreciated, but is not necessary for consideration.

The film is essentially dramatic, but there is a hint of absurdity and the bittersweet. So we welcome any creativity on the part of the actors.

Casting & Crew Call for Feature Film “Forward Reverse” [Austin, TX] #casting #crewcall

PROJECT TITLE: Forward Reverse
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: DV
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
DIRECTOR: Ann Wilson
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February- Mid March
SHOOTING LOCATION: Austin, TX

SYNOPSIS:

The non-linear story of a couple as they head through marriage, breakups, babies and life’s other complications.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Annie – in her early to late 20’s, an attractive job hopper who can rarely commit to anything but a bad relationship. She is confident on the outside but a bit of a mess in reality.

Jonathan – in his early 30’s, he is a professional that has found success as an entrepreneur in an odd nook of business. He is an attractive, nerdy, loveable, driven person who only quits when it comes to bad relationships.

Beth – in her late 20’s, she is the quirky best friend who is always hopeful for love. She may be quirky in life but she keeps Annie grounded, and is always open to the possibility of love.

Dr. Turner– in his early 30’s, completes the love triangle. He is the handsome college jock type that poses a threat to the relationship of the main couple. He does have a sensitive side.

Mike – is in his early 30’s, he is Jon’s best friend that is a super nerd and loner, but he tries to put up a cool guy front.

Mark – in his mid to late 30’s, he is a very macho, swanky, worldly man who sweeps Beth off her feet. He is very charming, but non-committal.

Abby – in her early to late 20’s, she is a pretty awkward girl on the outside, but completely confident with herself. She is very funny, and blunt.

Workout Guy – Very hunky, tan, 23-37. He’s a personal trainer/ infomercial type. There is a lot of room to play with character here.

Ryan – in his early 20’s he is very shy, quiet, and handsome. He is Jon’s younger brother.

Food Network Girl – She is anywhere from her 30’s– 60’s. She is very bubbly and southern.

2 Bartenders – Older gentlemen, who have heard it all.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Production Assistants

COMPENSATION: Deferred, Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: 1/31
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: shelby_omega@yahoo.com
SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION: Everyone is welcome to try! Novices and professionals alike! Resumes and headshots are wonderful, but if not just send me some info on yourself and any work or academic experience you feel is relevant.