“Death Be Not Proud” Auditions for World War II Film

Casting Call for Actors

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Greeting actors, we are in need of a few talented people for our upcoming film. The film is titled “Death Be Not Proud”. Auditions will be held on May 29th and 30th in Grand Rapids, MI. Shooting is scheduled for June 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th.


The story is set during the tail end of World War II. Klaus & Ellie, a young Nazi officer and a Jewish prisoner, attempt to escape the evil clutches of Klaus’s father, General Edzerd Adawolf.

Audition Details:

Tuesday, May 29th, from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, May 30th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, May 31st from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Compass College of Cinematic Arts
41 Sheldon Blvd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Available Roles:

  • Edzerd Adawolf: Caucasian male, age 40-47. He’s the colonel of a concentration camp. He is prideful, powerful and does not tolerate anyone who is against the greater Germany. He is obsessed with legacy, the war and Hitler. He expects his son to be as great a man as he is and to make the Adawolf name something to remember.

  • Klaus Adawolf: He is the son of Edzerd. Caucasian male, age 21-25. Not proud or prideful like his father. He is against the war and does not share his fathers views. He won’t be a soldier, but rather is trying to escape Germany.
  • Ellie: Caucasian female, age 19-24. She’s Jewish and is in love with Klaus, who shares the same feelings. She’s sweet, tender, brave and hopeful.

  • SS Captain: Caucasian Male, age 29-36. He’s tough, mean and dangerous.

  • SS Private: Caucasian Male, age 21-28.

  • SS Private #2: Caucasian Male, age 21-28.


These are not paid roles. There will be food provided on set and gas compensation if driving long distances. Also you will receive a dvd copy of the finished film.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to: ben.baker@compass.edu

NOTE: Sides are available upon request.

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