“The Lost Backpack” Casting Call for Internation Film (Detroit, MI)

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"The Lost Backpack" Casting Call

Filmmaking duo Marty Shea and Ian Bonner are now looking for actors for the Detroit segment of a multi-director film called “The Lost Backpack.” 25 directors in 14 countries including South Africa, China, England, Brazil and the US have co-written a script and are each filming a segment in their own city.

The feature follows a backpack that gets sent all over the world in search of its owner. In the Detroit segment (a comedy called “Cinema Evangelist”) the bag ends up in the hands of a street preacher who spends his days shouting about the evils of modern movies.

“Cinema Evangelist” will be shot over a 2 day period sometime in October, under the SAG Short Film Agreement.

Available Roles:

We are now seeking actors to play the following roles. Both union and non-union may apply.

  • The Evangelist: A grizzled, charismatic, confrontational man over 60 (though younger will be considered).
  • The Convert: A weathered drifter. Bearded, long hair, distinctive physical features (i.e. scars) are a plus. 20-50 years old. Open to any ethnicity. Must be willing to travel; will appear in both the Detroit and New York segments of the feature.
  • Detroit Passersby: Several speaking roles for all ages and types. Regular people who get in arguments with the Evangelist.

Extras Casting:

  • Extras: Passersby and people waiting for the bus.


Low or deferred payment for both leads. Modest travel expenses covered for The Convert. All other roles are unpaid.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please send your headshot, acting resume and any links to video of your acting work to: casting@collabfeature.com

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One Response to ““The Lost Backpack” Casting Call for Internation Film (Detroit, MI)”

  1. Walter Lee says:

    hi this is Walter i like to try out for this role please call me 586 468 4726 and 586 464 7894

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