“Entertaining Angels” Casting Call for Short Film (Detroit, MI)

Casting for WSU Student Film

Casting for a short film entitled “Entertaining Angels”. The film is a gritty, yet often tragically humorous portrayal of addiction, loss, and redemption. This is a great chance for aspiring actors/actresses to be possibly featured in many film festivals. the casting call will be held on October 1st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. We are looking to start rehearsals in the middle of October and start shooting the film at the beginning of November 2011. We will be shooting in Westland.

Casting Details:

Saturday, October 1st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Wayne State University (Old Main Building, Room 4130)
Detroit, MI 48202

Available Roles:

  • JIMMY EAGAN: A rugged, handsome twenty something Caucasian male. Jimmy is smart, intense, and always thinks two moves ahead. Jimmy, an extremely efficient mob enforcer loses his long time girlfriend to a heroin overdose. Suddenly, Jimmy is forced to take over his boss’s drug dealing operation…A task that brings him face to face once again with the pain and loss he desperately tires to avoid. Jimmy is initially hard and unsympathetic, however, he slowly begins to discover a deep seeded empathy and compassion for others.
  • JAMIE: Jamie is an attractive, streetwise, twenty something Caucasian female. Jamie is a prostitute and a drug addict and quickly gains Jimmy’s attention one day during a drug transaction. Jamie has an inner strength that allows her to do things her own way yet she retains enough humanity and compassion to truly feel for others. She is strong yet subtly vulnerable at the same time.
  • ALISSA: Jimmy’s girlfriend…An attractive, twenty something heroin addict. This is essentially a non-speaking part…Alissa suffers from an overdose in the beginning of the film. This role will require the actress to briefly, realistically portray a person high on heroin. In addition, this role will require the actress to realistically perform a death scene. (The scene begins with Alissa having already passed away from an overdose)
  • ALETHA: Aletha is a thirty something, African American drug addict. Aletha is brash, indignant, and abrasive. The purpose of her role is to provide a dose of comic relief as she attempts to negotiate the price of crack cocaine.
  • THUG: A thirty something Caucasian male. Bulky/muscular is preferred. This role will require a simulated fight scene where the thug beats another drug addict.

Compensation:

These are not paid roles.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please email your headshot and resume to: omasad@live.com

NOTE: Please include the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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