Casting Lead Roles for Feature Film
WhiteShore Films is casting three main character roles for the upcoming feature film, “Affinity”. The remaining roles will be cast in March or April. This film is going to be a great achievement. It is a steampunk romance film, full of morals and chivalry, faith and forgiveness. We want to try to restore Christian values in our country, but only if it can be done through good story. A good story with believable, relatable characters. We are trying to raise money through Kickstarter for this film. If we raise the money needed by the end of May, then we will go full bore to be ready to shoot in July. All the filming will be done in West Michigan. We are looking for the best actors for the roles, and the best crew members to be behind this project. The number one thing we are looking for is a passion for everything we have explained about the project so far. We are extremely excited about this film, and we hope you are too.
Shoot Dates & Location:
Block #1: July 1-6
Block #2: July 15-20
Block #3: July 29-Aug 3
Block #4: August 12-17
West Michigan, near Manistee/Whitehall/Ludington/Shelby
NOTE: This does not mean every actor will be here every day. We are going to schedule the shoot to be as convenient as possible for everyone.
Matthew and Desmond are the most brilliant inventors of the 19th Century, making them priority targets for Napoleon Bonaparte, who hopes to capture them and force them to make great inventions in order for him to win the Napoleonic War. When Andre and three of his men, agents of Napoleon, come to abduct Matthew and Desmond, they destroy their inventions, including a time machine that they never got to work. As the bomb goes off to obliterate them, it creates a wormhole with the help of the time machine, and Matthew and Desmond are sucked through and into modern day.
We jump to a year later, where we find Matthew and Desmond, living separately. After the life-changing incident involving the time machine, they are no longer on speaking terms. They are both mentally disturbed, and very depressed. Desmond struggles even more so than Matthew, having been torn apart from his dear love, Sarah. Now, he spends much of his time in bars and fist fighting. Both of them are in the care of James, a councilor who has given them places to stay and has tried to help them.
We meet Ellie, a rather odd girl, and her sister, Candice. They were in the woods, taking a pleasant walk, picking leeks, when they suddenly got lost. They wandered until they stumbled on Matthew’s little home, out in the middle of the countryside. He helps them find their way back to the city, but not before having tea-time with them, where the two curious sisters discovers he is a brilliant inventor.
The next day, Ellie finds out she left her phone back at Matthew’s. After work, she returns to Matthew’s place and retrieves her phone. Matthew offers to walk her back, to which she agrees. As they walk back, Matthew and Ellie grow in their attraction to each other, even if they try to withstand it. Ellie asks Matthew if he would like to come to her church dance, and Matthew promises he will come.
When Matthew returns to his house, he finds James there. He warns Matthew that Andre and his men are looking for him and Desmond. Matthew realizes they must have been drawn through the portal when he and Desmond were. Knowing Desmond is in trouble, Matthew goes out to find his old friend and bring him back to his place. He finds Desmond on the streets, and there are not too many kind words between them. They both know they want to return to their old life, so they agree to work together to build a time machine to return home, despite the bitterness between them.
Matthew and Desmond, with the help of James, begin to build the time machine. He leaves in the middle of it, to try to get to Ellie’s dance, but he was pursued by Andre and his men, stopping him from reaching the dance. Feeling quite shattered, Ellie ends up dancing with a rather ridiculous and immature man, instead of intriguing Matthew.
The two inventors work hard on their invention, but Matthew’s thoughts return constantly to Ellie. He finds out about another dance at the church, and this time he is determined to go, no matter what, much to the anger of Desmond. Matthew goes to the dance, and finds Ellie there. After apologizing for not coming to the previous one, the two dance every dance together. As they dance, Matthew, in order to satisfy Ellie’s burning curiosity, tells her about the time machine, and his and Desmond’s determination to return home. Ellie asks if she may see the time machine.
After she sees the time machine, Matthew walks her home. On the way home, Ellie tells Matthew that she doesn’t want him to go.
Matthew returns to continue working on the invention with Desmond, and tells his friend that he is not going to go back to the 1800s. Desmond asks Matthew to help him finish it so that he may return home to Sarah. Matthew agrees.
The next day, Matthew tells Ellie that he is not going to go back.
Ellie and him end up courting, and Matthew continues to help Desmond build the time machine. Desmond himself repents of his bitterness and renews his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
One day, Andre, Napoleon’s agent, discovers that Ellie know where Matthew and Desmond are. He and his men capture her, and have her take them to Matthew and Desmond. There is a fight, in which Matthew almost dies. But he and Desmond manage to stop the Frenchmen, tie them up, and keep each other and Ellie safe.
Matthew and Desmond put their final touches to the time machine, then Desmond gives his final farewell to his friends. He returns back to the 1800s, and Matthew and Ellie continue to grow their relationship.
- MATTHEW: 22 years old, slim, dark unkempt hair. He is brilliant, creative, and caring for others. He isn’t as rough around the edges as Desmond is. He’s very primp and proper, although he has a spark of playfulness in himself. He grew up in a very wealthy and respectable family, so for the most part, this still comes through. After being transported, he struggles with his grief, but keeps most of it inside of himself. He prefers solitude, and–to put it bluntly–moping in the darkness of his house. He still makes some inventions, but they aren’t made with the same ambition as they were before the transportation. As the film progresses, and he seems to be putting things back together, he regains his cheerful attitude.
- DESMOND: 22 years old, quite brawny, a little bigger than Matthew, but not stocky or anything. He has a little shorter hair than Matthew. He is also brilliant, and can be caring for certain people. Unlike Matthew, he’s a little rough around the edges. Since he came off of living on the streets, he still has this survivor instinct in him, and a little bit of an aggressive side to him. He handles things differently when he and Matthew are transported. He is more extrovert with his grief than Matthew is, particularly after losing Sarah. He takes to drinking, fighting, and very little self-care. Basically, he goes a little bit back to his old ways of fighting and stealing. He barely messes with inventions AT ALL after the transportation. As the film progresses, he repents of his bitterness and anger, and tries to restore the relationship between him and Matthew.
- ELLIE: 20 years old, dark blonde hair (with a single braid, kind of similar to Anakin and Obi-Wan from Star Wars), and slender. She is almost the perfect example of a free-spirit person. She doesn’t have much cares for tomorrow, living day by day. She likes fun, has a burning curiosity, is brave, and loves God’s creation. Even though it’s never strictly mentioned in the story, she had a bad experience with a young man when she was a little younger, and this has left a scar on her heart. She is very dubious with men. When she meets Matthew, who’s a good man and a gentleman, she actually becomes slightly attracted to him. Especially with his air of mysteriousness. She is somewhat odd, in an awesome way, and tries to figure Matthew out as she gradually falls in love with him.
Food/Gas/Lodging is all taken care of, and will be stated in our contracts. We also offer another compensation, which we will explain once we are contacted for the roles. Feel free to ask about this other compensation.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org