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Casting Call for Short Film “Life @ 11″ [North Carolina] #casting

15 Feb

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Posted February 15, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Life @ 11
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
PRODUCER: Konise Millender
WRITER: Nicolas Chavalria
DIRECTOR: Dominica Ruelas
CASTING DIRECTOR: Chris West-LUX Productions, Valeria Levan
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cinema NorthEast
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: http://vimeo.com/user9069538
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: Febuary 28-March 3, 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Winston-Salem / Charlotte / Greensboro

LOGLINE:

A writer struggling with writer’s block finds help for his story as well as himself when he goes to a park.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Lead characters:

THE WRITER- (Age 25-35)

He’s our protagonist struggling with major writer’s block. He’s reminiscent of Joel Barish from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; more of thinker than a speaker. However, once you mention something he likes, it’s tough to shut him up. The writer is very pessimistic towards himself. This is often why he has trouble with writing. It’s a safe guess that he’s never really believed in himself.

THE BOY- (Age 9-13)

A boy who helps the writer with his writer’s block. The boy is very easy to talk to because he’s usually the one starting conversations.

Other roles, minor and extra will be cast
Extra roles include a couple and a middle aged man.

COMPENSATION: Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 2/20/14
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: nesalifeat11@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay, Demo reel file, Demo reel link

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

NESA Cinema, a college preparatory School located in San Antonio, Texas is currently casting for our latest project we will be shooting in the Winston-Salem area for a short film entitled “Life @ 11.” Meals and copies of the film will be provided if cast. This is a non-union film, but SAG actors may apply and still work for meals and copies of the film as well.

NESA’s Cinema program offers a comprehensive hands-on experience for students on the art and science of this collaborative art. Students learn about the history and function of cinema and animation, film production techniques, film scripting and composition. Our filmmakers produce works for presentation in national-level competitions. Advanced students research, write, direct and edit documentaries, fiction films, and animation pieces.

Our films have been featured in film festivals such as Sundance, Austin Film Festival, SXSW, New Vistas in Media, Gong Shorts, Josiah Film Festival and many more.

Casting Call for Short Film “Oneiric” [North Carolina] #casting

7 Feb

Posted February 7, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Oneiric
CLASSIFICATION: Student
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
CASTING DIRECTOR: Kiran Rice
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cinema North East / Cabello Films
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: February 27 – March 3 2014
SHOOTING LOCATION: Winston-Salem / Charlotte / Greensboro

LOGLINE:

Ava Weston is a seemingly normal high school aged teen. But Ava is cursed. Ava dreams vividly. She dreams the future. The near and the far future. Over the course of some time, Ava has been haunted by a serial killer lurking her town, whom she lost her father to. She continues to vividly see the killer in her dreams and is bound to break this chain of murder through his next victim, Armin Leiker.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Characters – Male:
ARMIN LEIKER (major role) – Caucasian, slender or athletic build, defined features, 5’8-6’ft, AGE 17-19
KILLER (minor role)- Male, thicker build, has noticeable aging features, 5’8-6’2, AGE 55-65

Characters – Female:
AVA’S MOTHER (minor role)-Caucasian, healthy build, 5’6-5’8ft, AGE 35-45
AVA WESTON (major role)- Caucasian, slender build, naturally beautiful, 5’2-5’5ft, AGE 17-19

EXTRAS- All ages, male or female.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Oneiricfilm@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Demo reel file

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:

Please send a headshot, resume, audition video file, and any personal message to Kiran Rice with the subject “ Casting ” to Oneiricfilm@gmail.com

OTHER NOTES:

Hello, my name is Kiran Rice. I am a student representing the North East School of the Arts; located in San Antonio, Texas. We are a film studies program currently looking for male and female (Non Sag-Aftra ) actors of all ages and builds, for our short film, Oneiric.

Not only will being a part of this production benefit you, but your time will be greatly appreciated from us as filmmakers. You will receive credit and the opportunity to add work to your resume. You will also acquire; a copy of the finished product, updates on where the film goes pertaining to film festivals, and finally a daily meal for time spent on set.

We are looking for actors who can deliver strong performances, as well as the ability to improvise, and work remarkably compatible with other actors. Not only that, but also have the ability to build relationships with other cast and crew members that work in the national and local industry.

Cinema North East films have been regularly featured in multiple film festivals such as; Sundance, Austin Film Festival, SXSW, New Vistas in Media, Gong Shorts, Josiah Film Festival and many more, since the creation of the magnet-school program nearly seventeen years ago.

Cast/Crew/Location Call for Feature Film “Law of the Land” [Winston-Salem, NC] #casting #crewcall #locationcall

14 Jun

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Posted June 14, 2013

PROJECT TITLE: Law of the Land
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Feature Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Gabrielle Lui
WRITER: Edward Varnie
DIRECTOR: Edward Varnie
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Dragon Eye Films
PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE: www.dragoneyefilms.com or facebook.com/dragoneyefilms
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: August 5-24
SHOOTING LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC

SYNOPSIS:

While the drug epidemic grips national and local news waves, local dealers and traffickers double cross one another for a piece of pie. The perfect hitman, Ash, is hired to restore order by the drug kingpin. Αsh’s code is put to the test when he is double-crossed and forces him to choose between his code of discipline and his private life.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

RENAE BILLUPS – Female/African American/fair/light skin complexion/LEAD/20-30/: an attractive, approachable woman caught between emotion and reason. A encounter with Ash creates a complicated dynamic within her life. That ultimately makes reexamine her relationship with her brother Charles. MUST BE OKAY WITH NUDITY.

The role of Renae is a good opportunity to establish one’s on-screen presence and capacity. She is in emotionally charged scenes opposite the male lead of film and is allowed to showcase a broad range of emotions. It will be intense and exacting, demanding much concentration and preparation.

CHARLES “CHUCK” BILLUPS – Male/African American/LEAD/20-30: Renae’s brother and Sarge’s nephew and a lieutenant in his drug dealing organization. He was mainly responsible for leading the corner boys in their street dealings and coordinating their earnings and enforcing. He was the main connection between the upper levels of the crew and the street kids that were selling the product. He struggles with his desire to rise in the organization while remaining loyal to his cousin.

MARCO SCOTT – Male/African American/ Supporting/20-30: is a loyal drug dealer for the Billups organization and partner to Chuck, who has served brief prison time for various crimes.

BOOKER “Sarge” BILLUPS – Male/African-American/supporting/24-32: is the head of the Billups organization. He comes from the projects, operates within the projects and plans to expand outside of the projects.

MITCH RATLIFF: Male/African American/Supporting/22 – 32: Mitch is Sarge’s second-in- command, closest friend, advisor and the main strategist behind coordinating their street dealing organization which he does as the main contact for all business, while he runs various legit businesses. He maintains an aspiration to a clean businessman. Together, they operate out of a Barbershop which is a front for money laundering owned and licensed under a clean member of their gang.

TREVOR RILEY: Male/Caucasian/Supporting/26-35: Trevor is a smart methodical veteran detective who makes major contributions to the Billups organization by serving has informant to Mitch in exchange for major arrests leads.

BERNARD GRIER: Male/African American/Supporting/24-32: Bernard is a reckless street level stick-up thief, Bernard is unanimously disliked and feared by drug dealers and criminals throughout the city as his heists hit them hard, while his loyalty code keeps him good standing with the likes Chuck and Marco.

FELICIA BRIGGS: Female/African American/Supporting/24-20: Felicia is Bernards partner and close friend. She’s almost always included on all of Bernards major decisions. Athletic build preferable.

SHANA SWANIER: Female/African American/Supporting/20-27: Shana is the love interest of Benard and best friend to Renae. MUST BE OKAY WITH NUDITY.

MANNY MONTOYA: Male/Hispanic/Supporting/ age unspecified: Manny is a mid level gun dealer and former enforcer. He works from time to time with Ash and his handler McNeil. Manny is one of the few people that actually knows Ash’s name.

MCNEIL: Male/Caucasian/Supporting/mid to late 40’s: Mcneil is a mobster who brokers various deals for known criminals in and around the city. He serves as a mentor and handler to Ash. Often handling his finances and screening the contracts Ash is offered.

DENNIS WORLEY: Male/African American/Supporting/20-24: Dennis works as a dealer and muscle for Bernard.

FEATURED ROLES – all have lines

ANTWAN BIGGS: Male/African American/Supporting/24-32: Antwan works for Bernard as muscle and a dealer.

STICKS: Male/African American/Supporting/24-32: Sticks works for Bernard, he is a friend and advisor who gives Bernard money when he is in need.

BRIELLE BIGGS: Female/African American/Featured/7-10: Brielle is Antwan’s little sister who sees a violent act that scares her half to death.

LENNY: Male/African American/Featured/17-20: Lenny is a young hungry dealer. MARVIN: Male/Hispanic-Latino/Featured/17-20: Marvin is a young bright-eyed boy who lives next door to Ash. He admires Ash a lot, like a hero.

ANDREA: Female/Any Race/Featured/18-22: Andrea is an attractive hip young woman. She is as sassy as she is smart. She works as a merchant at the flea market that is attracted to Ash.

DEALER #1: Male/African American/Featured/Mid to late 20’s: Type cast if possible- tattoos/braids

DEALER #2: Male/African American/Featured/Mid to late 20’s: Type cast if possible- tattoos/braids

FEATURED ROLES: No lines, but will have definite screen time since they are in multiple scenes and have specific actions.

ROB SEANGER: Male/Caucasian/Featured/20 to 30: Rob owes Sarge money and has gotten himself into some trouble.

ROB’S GIRLFRIEND: Female/Any Race/Featured/mid 20’s: She is Rob Seanger’s girlfriend.

SARGE’S BODYGUARD: Male/African American/Featured/late 20s: He is in almost every single scene that Sarge is in. Muscular build, stocky.

DEALER(S) – 3: Male/African American/Featured/20’s: tattoos, cornrows, typecast, etc.

CREW POSITIONS NEEDED:

Make-Up Artist
Costume Designer

If you are applying for a crew position please email lawofthelandfilm@gmail.com

LOCATIONS NEEDED:

Upscale Loft/Apartment
3 Motels
Barber Shop
2 Seedy Apartments
Hookah Bar
Coffee Shop

COMPENSATION: Deferred
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Meals, Snacks/beverages, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: 6/28/13
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: lawofthelandcasting@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: TBD

OTHER NOTES:

If you are applying for a crew position please email lawofthelandfilm@gmail.com

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