“Bridging the Gap” Casting Actors & Actresses (Detroit, MI)

WSU Student Film Casting

I am an advanced media arts/film major at Wayne State University and I am in the process of making a film called “Bridging the Gap”. My crew and I are planning on filming for a duration of 3-4 days in June at several locations.

“Bridging the Gap” details an almost broken relationship between a retired semi-professional basketball player and divorced father and his high school athlete son. His inability to connect with his son has put them at odds with one another. Being a former basketball player, he feel that his only means of getting through to his son is through a game of basketball (3-on-3 pick-up).

We are looking for the actors for the following characters:

Stanley Cooper Sr. – the story’s protagonist. He is a 45 year old male. 5’10-6’2 in height, average built. He is the father of Stan Cooper Jr., a.k.a. “Junior”. He is divorced and has a strained relationship with his ex-wife who has custody of their son. He wants to spend some quality time with his son during his break, but his son’s irresponsible actions prevents him from doing so. Stan also consumes alcohol as a means of escaping the harsh realities of his doomed relationship with his son.

  • African American male (age 35-50)
  • Average build – Somewhat athletic
  • A background in basketball or sports in general (not required, but recommended)
  • Height 5’10-6’5 (if anywhere close to either, we can work around it)

Wade Cook – A 42 year old former basketball player. He has a minor but very supportive role. He is Stan’s former teammate and best friend. He is very old school. He is bitter at today’s generation and feel that today’s youth lack respect for those who came before them. He is very supportive of Stan.

  • African American male (age 35-50)
  • Size: Any
  • A knowledge in the basics of basketball
  • Height: Any

Carol – She is a very angry middle-aged woman. She is the ex-wife of Stan, and mother of Junior Cooper. She isn’t afraid to show her displeasure with Stan because of his relationship with their son.

  • African American female (age 35-50, possibly slightly older)

It’s not required, but a background in basketball is recommended.

This is a non-paying gig, but you will be fully credited and provided with a copy of the finished product.

If interested, please email the following:

  • Your name
  • Resume
  • Phone number and email address
  • Headshot/Photo (not required, but preferred)
  • YouTube page w/ demo reel (not required, but may be useful)
  • And most importantly, Availability times (throughout June ONLY)

Email: jwashington1984@yahoo.com

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3 Responses to ““Bridging the Gap” Casting Actors & Actresses (Detroit, MI)”

  1. Paris Heard says:

    Paris D. Heard
    Chesterfield, MI 48051

  2. Michael Lee says:

    I am interested in auditioning for the role of Stanley Cooper, Sr. However, I don’t see an e-mail address that I can send the requested information to.

    Thank you

  3. admin says:


    We have updated the post to include the email contact. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    The email to send your information is: jwashington1984@yahoo.com.

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