Casting and Location Call for Web Series “Happy Normal People” [Grand Rapids, MI] #casting #locationcall

Posted September 11, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Happy Normal People
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Web
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Public access
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Shooting schedule will be made once casting has been completed
SHOOTING LOCATION: Grand Rapids, MI area

SYNOPSIS:

Casting call for first season comedy-drama web series. Revolving around seven main characters, the ten episode first season focuses on the gritty and real life situations they encounter. Episodes will range between 3 – 8 minutes.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

– MALE 1: Main role – mid 20s to mid 30s. Bisexual, bearded, very easy-going, light-hearted, enjoys the company of his friends. In a relationship with Female 1.

– FEMALE 1: Main role – mid 20s to mid 30s. Gentle natured, and knows what she wants but tends to let others decide for her. She’s honest to a fault and wants what’s best for everyone in her close circle of friends. Sisters with Female 3, in a relationship with Male 1.

– MALE 2: Main role – mid 20s to late 30s. The voice of reason in the group. His smile is contagious. Very loving and laid back. Ready to take on the world. Married to Female 2.

– FEMALE 2: Main role – mid 20s to late 30s. Loving towards her husband (Male 2) but likes to get out with her girl friends. Sociable, can keep the conversation going. Likes to make people laugh.

– FEMALE 3: Main role – Mid 20s to mid 30s. Lesbian. Just came out. Unsure of where her new life is taking her. Introverted, but comfortable around her group of friends. Close with her Sister (Female 1).

– MALE 3: Main role – mid 20s – 30s. Gay, bearded, adorable. A little shy, but goes for what he wants. Newest member to the group. Dating Male 4 (already cast).

– PARKER: Guest spot in episode 9 – mid 20s to late 30s. Female 3’s ex.

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

A portion of filming will be outside in a backyard for a bonfire. The show is dependent on the cast because we would have to be allowed to shoot inside their own home. Shoots will mostly be in the living room/kitchen areas, but some scenes involve the bedroom and/or bathroom.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: happynormalpeople@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay, Demo reel link

OTHER NOTES:

If any of the characters sound appealing to you or you know someone who would be interested, please pass along the information. The website is http://happynormalpeople.wordpress.com.

Casting and Location Calls for Feature Film “Futility” [Farmington Hills, MI] #casting #locationcall

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Posted May 14, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Futility
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
WRITER: Garrick Givens
DIRECTOR: Garrick Givens
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Last week of June thru July. Re-shoots in August.
SHOOTING LOCATION: Farmington Hills, Metro-Detroit, MI

SYNOPSIS:

Have or ever had a job you loath? It’s another summer for a nameless manager of a swim club in upper middle class suburbia. The movie begins with this person getting called into work on their day off (Smith, “Clerks” ). The manager encounters lazy employees, nasty children, and a multitude of other rambunctious characters. Throughout the movie the manager notices people over look and not fully appreciate what they have. The manager meanders through life curiously upbeat minus the occasional rant reminiscent of a Holden Caulfield (Sallinger. “The Catcher and the Rye”). And despite being indifferent to many aspects of classic hollywood style productions the manager begins drafting a narrative to reach the public on such issues. The manager attempts to rid the work of authorship and profit as an “independent film” but quickly learns as to the difficulty of the task at hand.

*NOTE: I WILL NOT BE ACTING IN MY FILM.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

OPEN ROLES: (Age range not absolute)

McTeague – young man, distinct attitude and confidence. (18-24)

Jennifer – self centered high school girl, one big bitch. (16-18)

Father – (35-50)

Mother – (35-50)

Adrian – Adventurous, excitable, fun loving. (16-18)

Joe – the buddy (16-18)

Margie – bad communication skills, awkward, lingerer. (14-16)

The women – Stereotypical female model type, sharp. (18-24)

Girl – curious, respectful. (12-14)

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

A train car

House (ranch)

COMPENSATION: Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Ggivens1@binghamton.edu
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: Saturday, May 18th
AUDITION START TIME: 2 pm
AUDITION END TIME: 4 pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: William Costick Activities Center (Belfast room) (28600 W 11 Mile Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48336)

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

(SHOOTING THIS SUMMER IN FARMINGTON HILLS)

PREPARE A MINUTE LONG MONOLOGUE AND BE READY TO COLD READ.
QUESTIONS? Call or email me: (248) 425-8442, Ggivens1@binghamton.edu

(PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED THAT DAY)

OTHER NOTES:

*NOTE: I WILL NOT BE ACTING IN MY FILM.