Cast/Crew/Location Call for Independent Short Film “Awake” [New York City, NY]

13 Feb

PROJECT TITLE: Awake
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: SAG
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: late March to early April
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: New York City, New York

SYNOPSIS:

AWAKE: A disillusioned, post-grad intern, gets an unexpected invitation, which triggers his disintegration. Is he losing touch with reality, or reality losing touch with him? As everything starts to slip away, he must ask himself what it means; to interact with your surroundings, to be close to another person, and to be fully- present in every moment.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

- Intern: 18-25. Caucasian, skinny. Post-graduate hipster. Intelligent but completely detached from the world around him. Life = home, bus, work, bus, home. Repeat ad infintum.

- Roommate: 18-25, any ethnicity. Young, fun-loving, easy-going. Almost the complete opposite of Intern but despite that he still loves the guy. Feels as if he needs to look out for him.

- Mortician: 60-80, any ethnicity. Very mysterious figure, who seems to speak in only riddles. Skinny, looks like a human ventriloquist dummy

- Mother: 45-60, Caucasian. Very emotional. Going through every mother’s nightmare: losing a son.

Email applications for time and location of audition. Only applications with both a headshot and resume will be considered.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Director of Photography – must have a Sony EX-1 or Canon dSLR with follow focus rig. Must submit reel or work sample for consideration.

Production Designer – must have prior on-set experience, and experience working with a budget. please detail all previous experience and work samples.

Assistant Director – must have prior on-set experience, please detail all previous experience.

Script Supervisor – must have prior on-set experience, please detail all previous experience.

Location Scout – possible compensation for usable locations.

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

-Funeral home

-Tiny and cheap apartment

-Office space

COMPENSATION: Deferred, Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: March 15, 2012
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: castingbeitadb@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: March 3, 2012 and later dates TBA
AUDITION START TIME: 11 AM
AUDITION END TIME: 3 PM
AUDITION ADDRESS: Email for address and to schedule an appointment
SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION: Email for address and to schedule an appointment
OTHER NOTES: This a very low-budget short film and patience and flexibility will be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!

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