Crew Call for Feature Film “Everything’s Not Lost” [Chicago, IL] #filmcrew #casting

Posted May 15, 2018

PLOT SUMMARY: Rachel and Elaine are two lifelong single best friends since college and both of them are having great times together by knowing each other over these years. But their world come crashing down when Rachel is diagnosed with terminal cancer and Elaine becomes her caregiver by taking care of her. At the very end Rachel dies leaving her family and her friend Elaine behind devastated. There will be no sex, violence and swearing in this film.
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Open Casting Call for Short Film “747 to Union” [Los Angeles, CA] #casting

Posted October 19, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: A romantic drama about a chance encounter between a man and a woman on a metro platform.
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UPDATED Casting and Location Call for Short Film “Fotog” [New York, NY] #casting #filmlocation

Posted May 15, 2017: reposted with updates

PLOT SUMMARY: A suspenseful psychological thriller about a struggling photo journalist who finds the path to self-existence by gruesomely murdering his subjects.
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Casting and Crew Call for Web Series “Asunder The Series” [New York, NY] #casting #filmcrew

Posted April 24, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: ASUNDER THE SERIES is a soap opera web series that follows the affluent, yet dysfunctional Chandler family, who owns Chandler Parfums and Cosmetics Corporation in New York City. CEO and CFO Thomas and Adele Chandler are always trying to stay one step ahead of their arch enemies the Blair family, who own Blair Natural Fragrances Ltd. Thomas and Adele are juggling being head of a fragrance empire, all while trying to train their children to eventually take over the business one day. Their middle son Xavier struggles with his bisexuality, oldest daughter Kamryn and her husband Elijah are dealing with infertility, and their youngest daughter Khloe is hiding her secret relationship with the Blair’s youngest son Dallas. The Chandlers will deal with a series of scandals, lies, and betrayals that will rock the Big Apple to its very core.
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Crew Call for Board Game Video Shoot [New York, NY] #filmcrew #casting

Posted March 16, 2017

We seek a director, DP and video editor to work with us on a very simple project. This is an in-house shoot of a small group of actors playing a board game, which is not for showing. In this test shoot we are examining various shooting ideas and techniques we wish to use in our professionally produced on-line serialized production under development. The shoot will require at least one preproduction and postproduction meeting. The shoot will take two or three hours to complete. There is no script and involves a cast of professional actors playing a board game together for the first time. The actors play themselves throughout. This shoot is also an opportunity to meet and explore future work together.
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Casting Call for Feature Film “I’m Having an Affair With My Wife!” [Cleveland, OH] #casting

Posted February 23, 2017

PLOT SUMMARY: A #blasian couple, fed up with marriage, seek out affairs online— and accidently end up dating each other.
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Crew and Location Call for Short Film “Things I Wish I Told You Before” [Weehawken, NJ] #filmcrew #filmlocation #casting

Posted November 25, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: This short film follows the main character when he makes his decision to commit suicide. It then reflects on the effect that his decision has on his loved ones: the ones that he loved the most and the ones that love him the most. Not a student film.
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UPDATED Casting Call Seeking Pregnant Actress for Feature Film [Philadelphia, PA] #casting

Posted October 31, 2016: reposted with updates
Updated November 2, 2016

Academy Award winning production team is casting for a new film and seeking actresses in the first trimester of their pregnancy. Applicants should be over 18. All races welcome. Prior acting experience not required.
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Extras Casting Call for Feature Film “The Garden Left Behind” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted September 24, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: The Garden Left Behind follows Tina as she navigates her transition, her relationships with her grandmother and her boyfriend, and living and working as an undocumented immigrant in New York City. Over the course of the film, Tina finds a supportive community in her friends from The Royal Washers, a fictional trans-advocacy group that meets in a local laundromat.
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Casting Call for Feature Film “The Garden Left Behind” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted August 23, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: The Garden Left Behind follows Tina as she navigates her transition, her relationships with her grandmother and her boyfriend, and living and working as an undocumented immigrant in New York City. Over the course of the film, Tina finds a supportive community in her friends from The Royal Washers, a fictional trans-advocacy group that meets in a local laundromat.
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Casting and Crew Call for Feature Film [West Hills, CA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted July 10, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: A group of hippies, bikers, rockers, groupies and assorted folks go to a house party. Set in the late 1960s.
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Crew Call for Short Film “Welcome to Granville” [Granville, OH] #filmcrew #casting

Posted June 24, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: Welcome to Grandville is the story of three generations of women coming together after a family suicide.
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Open Casting Call for Feature Film “Assassin Behind The Glass” [Boston, MA] #casting

Posted May 4, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: Assassin Behind The Glass forces one to question whether snitching is a virtue or simply a death sentence.
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UPDATED Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Shots Fired” [Los Angeles, CA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted April 13, 2016: reposted with updates

LOGLINE: Things go majorly wrong at a local bodega when a shoplifting prank takes a wrong turn and a 10 year old boy is shot and killed.

SYNOPSIS: Wes (10), has always looked up to his older brother Dre (13) and has always wanted to be included in his older brother’s group of friends. As a playful prank to try and deter his younger brother from bad influences, Dre tries to coerce Wes into stealing some sodas and snacks at the local bodega not unlike a scene in one of their video games. Without fully understanding the possible consequences, Dre ups the ante by convincing Wes to use a toy gun to hold up the store owner. Wes, not wanting to look like a little kid doesn’t give in and soon both boys find themselves at the bodega. They enter the store as their nerves start to get unhinged. Things turn terribly wrong and the simple prank turns deadly when the bodega owner accidentally shoots and kills Wes thinking that the toy gun was real.
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Open Casting Call for Feature Film “Bunny and Clyde” [Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN] #casting

Posted March 19, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: Bunny and Clyde The Movie is a modern urban hood twist to the original story of Bonnie and Clyde. Clyde is a young black man knee deep in the street life of hustling and drug dealing. Bunny is a young white girl caught up in the life of prostitution. When their paths happen to cross, an unbreakable bond is formed as they began a life of crime together. This film will have action, drama, crime, suspense, comedy, sadness and love all creatively rolled into a masterpiece movie.
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Casting Call for Short Film “The Sunshine War” [Clovis, CA] #casting

Posted February 19, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: When the neighbors’ bull-terrier viciously attacks his dog, the tensions simmering between 9 year-old Dean’s family and his neighbors erupt in a cycle of violence that will change Dean in ways he’ll never understand.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Will at Work” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted February 8, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: William Shakespeare asks two of The Lord Chamberlain’s men to read a scene he’s scriven for “The Chronicles of Henry V.”
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Casting Call for Short Film “Snuff” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted January 1, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: Snuff is a horror comedy about all the intricacies and foibles of a snuff film crew. The crew themselves have killed tons of actresses for the sick pleasure of snuff film viewers, but this time they mistakenly kill the lead actress before they are finished shooting her scenes. The solution to their problem is a simple one: find a replacement actress. But where are they going to find another big boobed, blonde actress who wants to be in a movie? Easily enough they do find a replacement, but they get much more than they bargained for with her. After all, a film set can be a very dangerous place to be.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Hello Erick” [Los Angeles, CA] #casting

Posted November 25, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: When a DEA agent goes away for work, her cheating husband, Eric, has his world threatened when he is blackmailed by the man his wife is after.
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Extras Casting Call for Feature Film “An American in Texas” [Victoria, TX] #casting

Posted November 23, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Based on true events, An American in Texas tells the story of a group of lifelong friends that unite over their passion of punk music and anti-war sentiments. As they reach the cusp of adulthood, they must decide between the hollow values of corporate war mongering and careerism or the narrow way of individualism and freedom. With each decision, they face life-altering consequences.
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Open Casting Call and Crew Call for Short Film “Vengeance” [Los Angeles, CA] #casting #filmcrew

Posted November 2, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: In the Old West, a brother and sister join forces with a U.S. Marshal to avenge the murder of their parents by bandits. But when the brother too is killed, the sister takes the law into her own hands.
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Casting Call for Short Film “Jarl” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted October 12, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: “Jarl” is a dark drama/comedy about a young man trapped in the hustle and bustle of the city who camps in the park to unwind. Embracing the calm of the park, he eventually falls asleep and wakes up in the dark of the night. Alone and happy in the silent park he begins to wander when he comes across an older hermit, who represents everything contrary to the city and everything Jarl realizes he loves.
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Crew Call Seeking Producer for Feature Film “Final Movement” [Atlanta, GA] #filmcrew #casting

Posted October 5, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Ten days before the world come to an end two individuals encounter each other on a lake and are torn between becoming friends and living there last days together or ignoring each others existence to live in peace, alone in their final days.
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Casting and Crew Call for Short Film “Blood Prose” [Stratford, CT] #casting #filmcrew

Posted September 28, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: A modern day actor descends into madness and murder following the plots of Shakespeare’s tragedies.
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Casting and Crew Call for Feature Film “An American in Texas” [Victoria, TX] #casting #filmcrew

Posted September 14, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Based on a true story, and set in late 1990 against the backdrop of the first gulf war, An American in Texas is the story of lifelong friends as they reach the cusp of adulthood and must decide between the hollow values of corporate war mongering and careerism; or the narrow way of individualism and freedom. A story of youth’s desire to carve out a destiny free from the constraints of conformity and marketed patriotism.
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Crew Call for Short Film “Scenes from a Memory” [Los Angeles, CA] #filmcrew #casting

Posted September 8, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Ella re-experiences memories of a cold-blooded murder during her final moments on death row.
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Casting Call for Feature Film “The Garden Left Behind” [New York, NY] #casting

Posted August 6, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: The Garden Left Behind follows Tina as she navigates her transition, her relationships with her grandmother and her boyfriend, and living and working as an undocumented immigrant in New York City. Over the course of the film, Tina finds a supportive community in her friends from The Royal Washers, a fictional trans-advocacy group that meets in a local laundromat.
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Casting Call for Short Film “A Doll’s Eyes” [Los Angeles, CA] #casting

Posted June 28, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Seeing “Jaws” as a child changes a man’s relationship with the ocean forever.
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Seeking Cinematographer for Live Action Feature Film “Little Mermaid” [Dallas, TX] #filmcrew #casting

Posted June 2, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Modern interpretation of the original tale “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen.
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Extras Casting Call for Web Series “Hippy Death Ranch” [Lawrence, KS] #casting

Posted May 27, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Set in 1968, in a small hippy commune of about fifteen in Central California, two KGB spies infiltrate the commune and begin killing them off one by one.
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Crew Call for Feature Film “Demi-Urgus” [Los Angeles, CA] #filmcrew #casting

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Posted February 23, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Demi-Urgus
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Glenn M Harris
WRITERS: Julius Vladimir Francisco, Teddy Francisco
DIRECTOR: Julius Vladimir Francisco
PRODUCTION COMPANY: T.F. Huk Insurgency
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: March 5, 12, 15, 21, [22], 26 and some April dates
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Anaheim, CA; Sun Valley, CA; Big Bear Lake, CA

SYNOPSIS:

What would the power of omniscience mean in our human material reality? The story of the transcension hypothesis unlike anything ever seen before.

CREW NEEDED:

Key Grip, Camera Grip

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 1, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: trjm69@msn.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Resume, Demo reel file

OTHER NOTES:

Preferrable new college graduate. Film major. Lodging provided as well as introduction to the Southern California School of Writers.

Casting, Crew and Location Call for Feature Film “Genius Artists Agency” [Dallas, TX] #casting #filmcrew #filmlocation

Posted January 29, 2015

PROJECT TITLE: Genius Artists Agency (working title)
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
CATEGORY: Feature Film
STATUS: SAG, can have Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Michael Curylo
WRITERS: Michael Curylo and Rachel Curylo
SHOOTING LOCATION: Dallas, TX

SYNOPSIS:

EVI is a working woman in her 20’s or 30’s who is from culture, high society, and is fashionable and beautiful. The story centers around a woman, in a coming of age story involving spirituality and a strong career woman. (Written by Christians, but it is not for a faith based market but for the festival market)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

EVI (option 1) – American, terse, like a lawyer, but beautiful (any race)

EVI (option 2) – European woman, beautiful, (mild to heavy accent) (any race)

EVI (option 3) Very bubbly American, beautiful

EVI is the lead and the key to making this film work and we are looking for someone local to Dallas, TX who can handle being lead in a feature and be leaned on heavily to carry a film. It will be sold and go to festivals.

CREW NEEDED:

DP
1ST AD
2nd AD
Cam Op 1
Cam Op 2

Mixture of Pay Deferral and Ownership

Please note: CREW in the subject line
Also let me know approximate day rate ranges including equipment possibilities and experience.

It would be great to find a talented AD, as, I feel it is key.

LOCATION NEEDED:

If you have a DFW area location that looks high end, we are interested in it. We have several locations in a high end Dallas hi-rise that we have access to, however, we are looking for restaurants, homes, bars, rooftop areas, helicopter, anything visually stimulating with lots of layers, architecture and high-end.

COMPENSATION: Paid, Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: February 10, 2015
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@curylo.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel link
AUDITION DATE: February 20, 2015

Casting Call for Film Production of “King Lear” [Washington, DC] #casting

Posted July 25, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: King Lear
STATUS: Union/Non-Union
DIRECTOR: Alexander Barnett
PRODUCTION COMPANY: King Lear Production Company
SHOOTING LOCATION: Washington, DC

Casting for a new film of King Lear, to be directed by Alexander Barnett. The film will be shot in the Washington DC metro area under a SAG-AFTRA new media contract over 5 weeks with a similar rehearsal period from November 2014-January 2015. All actors must have local housing as transportation and housing costs are not covered. Shakespearean experience is required for major roles. Some background characters (Knights, Soldiers, Servants et al) have dialogue and some background actors will double parts. All actors must be willing to let their hair grow long. This is not being filmed from a stage production.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Goneril: 27-35 One of the most progressive and contemporary women in all of Shakespeare: fiercely independent, ambitious, utterly ruthless and determined, she counts on no one (Edmund the only exception) and asserts herself totally.

Regan: 26 – 34 A reactor, not an initiator. Charming, dependent, ruthless, practical and vindictive. Dominated by Goneril but ultimately rebels.

Cordelia: 22+ Extremely private, independent and implacable. She is highly perceptive, dignified, romantic and vulnerable. She cannot tolerate deceit. Very strong and determined.

Kent: 55+ A warrior with the strength of 2 men and the loyalty, integrity and courage to match. Like Lear’s knights, he is battle-tested and implacable in his admiration and respect for Lear.

Cornwall: 30+ A strong leader. Constructive, egocentric and ruthless. A realist and a man of action.

Albany: 30+ Conciliatory, unassertive and patient. Courageous and bold when finally stirred to action. Highly ethical and intelligent.

Gloucester: 60+ Selfish, self-absorbed, cynical and credulous. He judges everything by appearance. Ultimately, he proves a brave and decent man.

Edgar: 26+ Totally trusting and credulous. Has never been challenged either physically or emotionally and on a conscious level has no awareness of his enormous potential.

Edmund: 26+ Next to Iago, Shakespeare’s greatest actor. Charming, amoral, cold-blooded and totally objective.

Fool: 20+ He represents a pure expression of instinct. Nature domesticated. Driven to say and do what he does. Never cunning or clever by design. Devoted to Lear.

Oswald: 26+ A superbly efficient, cunning and ruthless servant. Everything he does is purposeful and furthers Goneril’s ambitions. Unqualified loyalty.

Burgundy: 28+ Pragmatic and businesslike. Weighs all his options analytically.

France: 26+ Romantic, intelligent, gentlemanly and highly perceptive.

Knights: 26+ Rugged, powerful and fearless warriors. Battle-tested and totally devoted to Lear.

Doctor: 45+ Warm, intelligent, supportive and experienced.

Servant: 60+ Brave, loyal and devoted to Gloucester

Soldiers: 25+ The British are representative of Cornwall and Goneril; the French of Cordelia. Like master, like servant.

Captain: 26+ Unconscionable. Would do the bidding of Attila the Hun.

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

SHAKESPEARE REEL REQUIRED. Please send by mail a P&R indicating the role you are interested in or “as cast”. You may include a reel and/or indicate links to online work. You must send two Shakespearean monologues to learfirst@gmail.com. Auditions by appointment are in August in DC. It may be possible to audition online but callbacks must be live. Final callbacks will be videotaped. Union/Non-union.

Mail to:

Casting
704 26th St S
Arlington, VA 22202

Casting Call for Short Film “Courage” [Kansas] #casting

Posted July 10, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Courage
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Union and non-union acceptable
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Shooting for a contest. Indie distribution a future possibility.
SHOOTING LOCATION: Olathe, KS and Lawrence, KS

LOGLINE:

A young woman struggles with her hidden feelings for her best friend.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Looking for three young women and two gentleman. Nothing specific in regards to look – just want actors willing to work hard. Don’t want any actors uncomfortable with LGBT themes. May hire a few to be extras.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Digital copy, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: savannahrodgers@me.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Phone number
AUDITION DATE: TBD. Must contact me before I set up auditions. I need to know I have enough people interested to hold auditions.

Casting Call for Feature Film “Good Funk” [Brooklyn, NY] #casting

Posted July 5, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Good Funk
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG – **Accepting Union and Non-Union Submissions**
CATEGORY: Feature Film
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
WRITER: Adam Kritzer
DIRECTOR: Adam Kritzer
CASTING AGENT: Devin Shacket
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Approx August 15 thru Sept 3
SHOOTING LOCATION: Red Hook, Brooklyn

LOGLINE:

The film chronicles several families in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and the challenges they face as their lives change due to the changing landscape of their neighborhood.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Seeking actors for 20+ roles. Please send headshot/resume and reel/film clips (if possible) to goodfunkcasting@gmail.com. The casting director will contact you with audition information if you are right for any of the roles in the film.

The following are some of the roles currently casting:

ROLES:

KOLO TRAVEILLE (8)
African American Female
Seeking an actress at least 9 years old. Vivacious and sassy 8-year old girl with lots of personality and a sense of humor. KOLO wants to be mature but is very much a child. At times she is manipulative and exhibits a hard edge, due to her single parent upbringing in Red Hook. At her core she craves love and stability. Co-lead of the film.

BOB/ROBERT/BILL (early 20s – late 40s)
Open Ethnicity Male
Works in a science lab

KEVIN (late 30s – late 40s)
Open Ethnicity Male
Works at McDonalds. A kind man broken down by life. Although life has not been kind to him, but he is not bitter or vengeful. He is very kind. A bit awkward when it comes to dealing with others.

MARTHA STOKELY (late 50s – late 60s)
Caucasian / Fluent French Female
Divorced long ago, but dealing with the death of her ex-husband. Also dealing with the closing of her late ex-husband’s business.

OSCAR MOORE (50s – early 60s)
African American Male
A simple man who keeps whatever is stressing him out to himself. OSCAR is a sensitive man who is deeply affected by the loss of his dog. Recovering heroine addict on the verge of relapse. War veteran.

EVA MOORE (50s)
African American Female
Back-up singer very happy with her job and her life. A true nurturer, motherly and maternal.

JAY (early 20s to early 30s)
Open Ethnicity / Open Gender
A young father or mother who hangs out on the corner

VIC/MO (60s)
Open Ethnicity / Open Gender
Broke army vets begging for money.

OFFICER O’GARVEY/OFFICER GARGENT/OFFICE LOCKE (early 20s – late 50s)
Open Ethnicity / Open Gender
Three aggressive officers who bust local drug dealers and users

TERENCES’ FATHER (VO) (40s-60s)
Haitian Male
Voice over only

HIP WHITE MAN (early 20s to early 40s)
Caucasian Male

MATTHEW (6-8)
Open Ethnicity / Open Gender
Little boy/girl on the Subway. Must have Child Performer Permit and a guardian

SEXY WOMEN (x2) (No lines)
Open Ethnicity Female

MR. DAVICI (late 30s – 70s)
Open Ethnicity Male
Deceptive and manipulative landlord.

POLICE OFFICER (No lines)
Open Age / Open Ethnicity
*Police experience a plus – please indicate on submission

TRUISM (30’s)
Caucasian Male
Smart and buttoned up, a successful music producer at the top of his game.

ART (10-14)
Open Ethnicity
A kid from an upscale family in LA, glued to electronics.

ERNST (late 20s – 30s)
African American / Afro Caribbean
Dances at a club. Dance and/or zouk experience a plus

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Thursday, July 10
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: goodfunkcasting@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay, Demo reel file, Demo reel link

OTHER NOTES:

Seeking union and non-union talent for roles in this indie feature. Compensation is $100 / day. The director’s last project went to SXSW.

Casting Call for Feature Film “Find Your Way” [Pennsylvania] #casting

Posted November 17, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Find Your Way
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Stewart A. Bender
WRITER: Stewart A. Bender
DIRECTOR: Stewart A. Bender
CASTING AGENT: Maureen Okoth-Ogola
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Poverty Row Productions Inc.
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: Povertyrowproductions.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: June 9 – June 24 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Carlisle, PA

LOGLINE:

Viewable on povertyrowproductions.com

CHARACTERS NEEDED:

Downloadable on Povertyrowproductions.com

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Lodging, Transportation
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: info@povertyrowproductions.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel link
AUDITION DATE: Video
AUDITION ADDRESS: Video

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Please thoroughly read all audition guidelines, available on povertyrowproductions.com

Crew and Location Call for Feature Film “The Evil Gene” [Los Angeles] #crewcall #locationcall #casting

Posted October 1, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: The Evil Gene
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
PRODUCERS: Kathryn Taylor, Giulia Prenna
WRITER: Kathryn Taylor
DIRECTOR: Kathryn Taylor
CASTING AGENT: Adrienne Stern
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Evil Gene, LLC; Mind The GAP Productions
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.theevilgenemovie.com
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Dec. 2-21
SHOOTING LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

SYNOPSIS:

A troubled FBI agent is sent to investigate a mysterious death at a prison where the inmates are genetically predisposed to violence. But when the agent begins to think the prison is tormented by a demon, others begin to suspect that the only “demons” are the ones the agent brought with him.

CREW POSITION NEEDED:

Seeking a non-union location scout immediately for 1 to 2 days’ work. We need assistance finding up to three separate locations, further described below.

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

(1) A long hallway with generously-sized offices off of it that is not incongruous in aesthetic with Lincoln Heights Jail. Ideally, this location will look like it is the “administrative wing” of the Lincoln Heights Jail facility.

(2) A small house or townhouse with feminine decor.

(3) Modern office space, including a conference room, executive office and small hallway.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: 10/4/13
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: katie@evilgene.mygbiz.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume
OTHER NOTES: Offering flat fee, $500, plus up to $25 in gas reimbursement.

Casting Call for Feature Film “Under the Blood-Red Sun” [Honolulu, HI] #casting

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Posted July 23, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Under the Blood-Red Sun
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Union and Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: October 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Graham Salisbury.

Torn between his love of all things American and the traditional ways of his parents and grandparents, a young Japanese American boy comes of age during the political upheaval of WWII, in Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

*ACCEPTING VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ONLY FOR LEAD TOMIKAZU “TOMI” NAKAJI – JAPANESE-AMERICAN – 11-12 YRS OLD. SEE http://audition.underthebloodredsun.com/

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER NOTES: More information at www.facebook.com/redsunmovie

Casting Call for Feature Film “The 2nd Life” [Los Angeles] #casting

Posted April 30, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: The 2nd Life
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Feature Film
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Idylwild Pictures
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/IdylwildPictures
SHOOTING LOCATION: Los Angeles

SYNOPSIS:

THE 2ND LIFE is a sci-fi mystery thriller about Naomi Park, a woman who seeks out the person who ruined her life to exact revenge in the most twisted, unorthodox manner.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Please submit all ethnicities for all roles unless otherwise noted. Low budget union Indie Film. Please, contact us by email only, and add reel.

GLENN—40’s Any ethnicity. Good-looking in a non-traditional way. Extremely charismatic and likeable, Glenn is the kind of guy that will buy a stranger drinks and make them feel like they’re the only person in the room. Underneath, he is a twisted, sick person who has molested his two teenage daughters. Glenn has a sick sense of humor and yet he’s also creepily sexy. The audience must love and hate Glenn at the same time. A representation of Naomi’s father in her dreams, the actor playing Glenn has a lot of room for play, and needs to be a solid, confident, experienced actor. Some partial nudity. Lead.

YOUNG NAOMI—(18 or older to play 15) Korean American. Brave, smart, and confident, Young Naomi is unable to escape the lure of her demented father. An avid bookworm and writer, Young Naomi hopes to someday be a detective novelist but her life is destroyed by her father who molests her and her sister when they’re in their teens. Her sister commits suicide, followed by her mother, and Young Naomi eventually becomes so anguished by her past that she goes into a mental institution. Requires a strong actress, some harshly implied sexual scenes, but no nudity. Must be comfortable in a bathing suit and be able to swim. Lead.

RAY—30’s to early 40’s. Any ethnicity. Lonely, shy, and with good intentions, Ray is a working-class guy who lives in the motel room next door to Naomi. He knocks on Naomi’s door one night and is instantly attracted to her. Ray takes Naomi out on a date, not knowing her messed up past. He tries to get close to her but she keeps pushing him away. Sweet but unrelenting, Ray doesn’t give up on Naomi and he lets her know that he’s there for her, even if she is messed up. Some partial nudity. Strong Supporting.

JEFFREY—early to mid thirties. Any ethnicity. The perfect guy you want to marry. Good-looking, fit, smart, kind, funny, understanding. Jeffrey is the guy Naomi fell in love with; the guy she comes to see if she can reconnect with after she is released from the mental institution. She thinks she’s going to have a great happy life with him until she meets his new beautiful wife and daughter. In Naomi’s dreams, we see Jeffrey and Naomi’s relationship when they dated before she was committed in to the mental institution. He genuinely cared for her but was beginning to notice she was not altogether right. Partial nudity. Strong Supporting.

OLDER JEFFREY—60’s. Any ethnicity. Jeffrey thirty-five years later. Lonely, broke and living in a run-down apartment by himself, Jeffrey’s marriage collapsed and his wife and daughter left him many years ago. He has gained probably over eighty pounds or so since his thirties, and he stays at home watching t.v. most of the time due to his health issues and back pain. When Naomi comes to visit him at his apartment, she is shocked to see how much he’s changed and how desperate he’s become. Day Player. One scene.

DREAM JEFFREY—40’s. Any ethnicity,. A figment of Naomi’s dreams, Jeffrey represents the younger, perfect Jeffrey, whom Naomi lost when she went into the mental insitution. When Detective Passenger questions him about his past relationship with Naomi, he recalls the horrible event that happened to them when they were on a date. Day Player. One scene.

STELLA—(18 or older to play 17) Korean American. Wise beyond her years, there is a certain mature sadness about Stella that comes from someone who’s been through too much at such a young age. Stella is protective over her sister Naomi because she knows too well how sick and twisted her father is. Stella tries to protect her sister, but is ultimately trapped herself in her need to receive her father’s love, even if he is her abuser. Stella kills herself by slitting her wrists in the bathtub. Must be comfortable in a swimsuit and be able to swim. Supporting.

ADULT STELLA—(30’s) Korean-American. Stella is a beautiful but damaged spirit. She’s the representation of herself in her thirties in Naomi’s dreams, if she had actually lived that long. In actuality, after being sexually abused by her father in her teens, Stella killed herself by slitting her wrists in the bathtub when she was only eighteen. Always trying to protect her younger sister, Naomi, she ultimately could not handle her own pain and grief, so she took her own life. Two scenes.

NANCY—(40’s to early 50’s). Korean American. Nancy is Naomi and Stella’s mother, who is manic depressive. She has battled with depression her whole life, and to make matters worse, she married a man who sexually abuses their daughters. She is in deep, deep denial about the abuse, and her husband has left her, not willing to care of someone so sick and depressed. He frequently visits the daughters while Nancy stays mostly in bed sleeping, or crying herself to sleep. Naomi tries to help her mother but Stella is more angry at her for allowing her sickness to take precedent over her priorities of being a mother. After Stella commits suicide in the bathtub, Nancy takes her own life by gassing herself in her car in the garage. Supporting.

CHERNOFF—(60’s-70’s) African American male. Chernoff is Dr. Frank’s best friend, who lives with him and cooks for him, and whom he plays card games with. Seemingly quiet and docile, Chernoff has a sly sense of humor and gives Detective Passenger the information he needs to help find Naomi. Supporting.

MRS. JUNGER—(late 40’s, early 50’s) German. Mrs. Junger is a crotchety, mean, high school honors English teacher who accuses Young Naomi for plaigarizing. Conservative, uptight, and cold, Mrs. Junger would frighten any young student. In Naomi’s dreams, she strangles Mrs. Junger by tying a rope around her neck. Must have authentic German accent. Three scenes.

THE REAL MRS. JUNGER—(60’s to 70’s) Any ethnicity. Mrs. Junger in real life is not as mean as she is in Naomi’s dreams. She’s much more warm and affable, even though she is still conservative and probably still strict as a teacher. When she sees Naomi grown up, she starts to remember and remind Naomi of her tragic past. Slight accent of some sort. One scene.

MALE DOCTOR—(40’s to 50’s) Any ethnicity. This psychiatrist interviews Naomi at the mental institution to see if she’s fit for release. Hard-nosed but caring, he ultimately lets Naomi go. One scene.

FRANCIS—(60’s-70’s) African American. The real Dr. Frank. Francis is the mastermind behind the Clonosis experiment. She is a retired geneticist living in the suburbs with her Russian husband, Chernoff. Not an evil woman, but she did questionable things as a scientist for the “greater good.” Naomi confronts Francis about what she did to her, and then Naomi poisons her drink. Chernoff saves her though, and she survives… One very important scene.

NAOMI’S FATHER—(late 60’s, early 70’sKorean American. Naomi’s father, now old and tired, lives in a motel by himself, alone and broke after living a carefree life of drinking, partying, and well…molesting his daughters. He’s a sick and twisted man, selfish and in denial of what he’s done to his family. When his daughter, Naomi confronts him, he only shows remorse for something completely unrelated. He has no sense of self-awareness for the terrible things he’s done. Finally, Naomi attempts to kill him, but instead, she ends up leaving him strapped and gagged to a chair. When the motel manager and police find him, he finally has the look of a broken man full of remorse. Several scenes, with one great monologue.

MOTEL WORKER—(50’s, male, any ethnicty). This somewhat sleazy motel worker works the graveyard shift and rents Naomi a motel room. He questions her not only for business reasons, but also because he has his own personal curiosity. Later, he unlocks the door for the police and finds Naomi’s father bound and gagged to a chair. Three lines, two scenes.

HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE EMPLOYEE—(mid to late 20’s, Female, any ethnicity.) This nice young office worker works at the high school that Naomi went to. She tells Naomi where she can find Mrs. Junger’s room. One scene, five lines.

THE REAL CHERNOFF (70’’s- 80’s) The real Chernoff is a Russian man, educated, quiet, mysterious. He is Dr. Franks (Francis’) husband of fifty years. He takes care of her—cooks, cleans, plays cards with her. When Naomi comes to kill Francis, he tries to stop her, but Naomi is too strong for him. Three scenes, two lines.

COCKTAIL WAITRESS—(20’s). This pretty cocktail waitress lets Detective Passenger know that it’s happy hour at the bar. One scene, two lines.

UNIFORMED COP- (30’s-50’s) This policeman finds Naomi’s father bound and gagged to a chair in his motel room. One scene, one line.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: nevavgv@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel link

Cast/Crew/Location Calls for Short Film “Flesh Computer” [Los Angeles] #casting #crewcall #locationcall

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Posted April 27, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Flesh Computer
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Short Film
DIRECTOR: Ethan Shaftel
PRODUCTION COMPANY: easyAction
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: June 6-9 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: Los Angeles

SYNOPSIS:

We are a team of industry professionals shooting a passion project: a visually stylized and intellectually mind-bending short film, set in a dark future populated by organic machines. Very high production value with award winning production-design team, cinematographer, and visual effects. Already partially cast with some amazing performers, we are seeking a few additional actors to bring the world to life! (Not a huge paycheck but a very high quality cinema piece for your portfolio, and a short shooting schedule)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

SKINNY – MALE, 13-30 years old — Mean, like a mongrel dog is mean. Kicked down his whole life; fed scraps, if at all. Now Skinny is MAD. Looking to kick someone else down for a change. Looking for power, looking for a moment of control. Cruel by nature and stick thin; bad skin, bad teeth, bad hair, BAD EVERYTHING. If this sounds like you, then I’m scared! But if this sounds like a role you could play, then please apply!

CHUNKY – MALE, 13-30 years old — Chunky peers out at life through beady pig-eyes filled with mistrust and suppressed hurt. If he sees a cat get hit by a car, he laughs and snorts with glee, because that animal got what it deserved, what EVERYONE deserves. If a neighbor’s house burns down, Chunky is over the moon, gloating; his black heart joyful. Chunky stuffs his face, picks on the weak, and toadies to his tougher friend Skinny. If this sounds like you, then you are a disgusting human animal, but if this sounds like a role you could play, then PLEASE APPLY!

EMILY — FEMALE, 6-14 years old — Emily is curiosity itself, head craned back to watch the stars one minute, crawling in the dirt the next minute to see what the worms are doing. She’s a true innocent in a dangerous world, observing life she doesn’t understand. Our young actress must be comfortable in contacts, as she will be required to wear a standard colored contact in one eye for visual effects work (In the final film, Emily will appear to have one artificial eye that glows in the dark).

MATTHEW — MALE, 40-60 years old — Matthew is Emily’s father, and though he is a fascinating person while awake, in this film he is only ever seen fast asleep on the couch, snoring loudly and lost in his dreams, and unaware of the drama unfolding around him. Looking for a mature, unique face, years of history, deep lines. A large, solid, heavyset man, a father to depend on.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Production Designer — science fiction experience a plus
Wardrobe/Make up

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

Creepy Basement — large cement area, pipes and ducts a plus
Retro Apartment — living room with couch and TV
Apartment Hallway — drab and non-distinct, slightly industrial

COMPENSATION: Paid, Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 5/16/2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: ethan@fleshcomputer.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay, Demo reel file, Demo reel link

Casting Call for Trailer “Drummer for the Mob” [Pittsburgh, PA] #casting

Posted April 19, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Drummer for the Mob
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Film Trailer
PRODUCERS: Raphael Serebreny, Frank Catazano & Michael Schwartz
WRITERS: Frank Catazano & Raphael Serebreny
DIRECTOR: Debby Schwartz
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Mid August
SHOOTING LOCATION: TBD

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

LOOKING FOR:
MALE Actors between the ages of 26-65
FEMALE Actors between the ages of 30-45
ONE FEMALE Actor between 25 & 30 who can pass for 17

THIS MOVIE TAKES PLACE IN 1973
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MALE ACTORS – AGES 28-35 – need one 30 year old to play keyboard, or can fake it, one to play guitar or fake it, and one to play bass or can fake it. All have to be stereo typical Italians from the 1970’s. One 30 year old trucker.

MALE ACTORS – AGES 35-50 – stereo typical wise guys, FBI Agents, a trucker.

MALE ACTORS – AGES 50-65 – stereo typical mob boss and second in command

FEMALE ACTOR – AGE 30-35 – stereo typical hooker from the 1970’s.

FEMALE ACTOR – AGE 30 looks like she is a teenager – very attractive, 5 ft. 4 to 5 ft. 9, great body, hit woman, no conscience, split personality.

FEMALE ACTOR – AGE 35 – loves power, muscular body to play FBI agent on the take.

MALE ACTOR – AGE 50 – FBI Director who is on the take.

FEMALE ACTOR – needs to be someone who is in her late twenties to early thirties that can play and pass for 17. She is innocent, smart. Very attractive with dark hair and no taller than 5 foot 4 inches.

MALE ACTOR – AGE 26 – must be able to play drums or can fake it. He is no taller than five foot nine inches, nice body, he is sharp, loves danger or so he thinks. Loves partying with the best of them, yet he is on the vulnerable side. Must look Italian, doesn’t have to be stereotypical Italian and has a great sense of humor.

COMPENSATION: Paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Meals, Lodging
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: April 30, 2013
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: filmdirectpassion@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: May 7, 2013
AUDITION START TIME: 10:00 am
AUDITION END TIME: 8:00 pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 3896 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, US

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR TO MAKE AN APOINTMENT TO AUDITION BY CALLING DEBBY SCHWARTZ @ 732 922-0483. YOU MUST ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR AUDITION.

BRING ALONG: – Head shot and resume

READING: – Will be from sides from the movie

SALARY: All roles are paid

UNION and NON-UNION may apply

OTHER NOTES: YOU MUST MAKE A APPOINTMENT! THIS IS NOT A OPEN CALL AUDITION!

Casting Call for Teaser Trailer “The Rhythm of Life” [Los Angeles, CA] #casting

PROJECT TITLE: The Rhythm of Life
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Union
CATEGORY: Teaser trailer proof of concept to guarantee financing
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Mr. Ting Productions
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: April 11, 12, and possibly 13th
SHOOTING LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

SYNOPSIS:

A comedy surrounding a dance contest.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

I am looking for a hispanic or darker male that has dancing abilitites (the movie centers around tap dancing) – CHARACTERS WELCOME but tap dancing a must. LATE 40’s to late 50’s – think Antonio Banderas if he were 15 years older.

HECHTOR RAPHEAL – RAFFI (50’s)- He is a force to be reckoned with, as Raffi has been beaten by life with a stern whip but stands straight in his core and his wrinkles tell stories, war stories. Raffi’s presence is undeniable, just like the energy that surrounds him.

(HOWEVER – if someone is black or of different ethnicity – I will not overlook anyone that fits a character)

COMPENSATION: Paid SAG Ultra Low Budget $100 a day
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: wizardofblahs@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: TBD
AUDITION START TIME: TBD
AUDITION END TIME: TBD
SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION: Provide headshot and resume and a note as to why you would be perfect for this role.

Casting Call for Short Film “Other Cells” [Los Angeles] #casting

KW Films is casting “Other Cells,” a dramatic short about sexual politics in prison. This film is being made by a mix of artists from other mediums and some seasoned film professionals. The subject matter and visuals will be striking and stand out from typical low budget festival fare. It will be challenging and potentially controversial and is not for the squeamish or easily offended.

Rehearsals start in March. Shoots April-June in California.

Seeking–

Two Spirit/Third Sex/Hermaphrodite: male or female, late teens-early 40s to play 25-35, Native American or other ethnicity that can pass for Native American. Beautiful, dark, lean, androgynous, mysterious, dignified, defiant of the law. His/her ambiguous allure disrupts the fragile power balance in a men’s penitentiary; LEAD. Note: Full nudity and simulated sex required.

Sikh: male, 25-45, East Indian or other ethnicity that can pass for East Indian. Tall, muscular, with long beard and mustache, wears turban, intense but reserved, a commanding presence in the prison. Leader of the small group of ethnic minorities that make up a clique of non-Caucasians, African-Americans, and Hispanics.

Auditions will be held by appt only in L.A.

To schedule an audition appt. send pix & résumés to KW Films, 2046 Hillhurst Ave., Box #51, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pay, copy, credit, meals, and travel provided. SAG Low Budget Agreement pending.

Production Designer Needed for Short Film “They’re All Crazy” [Manhattan, NY] #crewcall

PROJECT TITLE: They’re All Crazy
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD 5DII
DISTRIBUTION: Festival Circuit, 2013 Student Academy Awards
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: 11/6 -11/7 for Building Set 11/8 -11/10 For Shooting
SHOOTING LOCATION(S): Brooklyn College, Lower Manhattan

SYNOPSIS:

Log Line: An escaped pscyh-ward patient realizes he’s not as crazy as the “outside” world after all.

CREW POSITION NEEDED:

Production Designer

COMPENSATION: Paid $500
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Fontainefoxworth@gmail.com 347-938-8728
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume
AUDITION ADDRESS: Shetler Studio in Manhattan
OTHER NOTES:

Hello there,

I am shooting my Thesis film at Brooklyn College and I’m in need of a production designer. You will need to be available on November 6th and 7th for the actual installation. Fine Art Students or Recent Graduates are welcomed! You would need to be experienced with installations. The scenes require a re-creation of a psych ward common room with an office window and office door as well as an exiting door with a real lock and key. Think: “One Flew over the Cuckcoo’s Nest” set design. The second scene requires a tiny patient room with a tiny jail-like bed frame built for the set or maybe just a small bed frame that I could purchase. The third scene is the inside of an office, but I’m sure some how this could be cheated with an existing office. Maybe these walls could be interchangeable so that the common room can be doubled as the patient room? Being a film student, I am on a low budget so I am offering $500 compensation. I am ideally looking for some one with contacts to prop houses and production studios. Please send some samples of your work. I am looking forward to meet ASAP! SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY

Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you.

F.F

Extras Open Casting Call for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” Season 2

HBO’s hit series “Boardwalk Empire” is looking for union and non-union extras for its upcoming second season. The extras casting director is holding an open casting call on Monday, February 7, 2011 in New York City.

For more details, visit Alan Baltes’ Open Casting Calls Blog: http://www.open-casting-calls.info/2011/01/hbo-open-casting-call-for-season-2-of.html