“Projection” Final Auditions & Casting for Short Film

Casting Call for Male Actors:

Projection Film

An independent study is casting principal and featured actors for the 35-minute short film “Projection.” Actors will be needed on various dates between May 14 and May 28 in Southeast Michigan.


This dark, multi-layered psychological thriller tells the story of a young woman (Abigail Cooper) who has long struggled to conceal a past traumatic event from her loved ones, but must relive it when the movie she attends violently comes to life, recreating the past and teaching her an important lesson. While the film’s main theme is overcoming fears, it also deals with the universal emotions of loneliness and learning one’s self-worth.

Audition Details:

Friday, February 24th from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Modern Languages Building, Room #2001 – ISS Media Center Demo Room
812 East Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Available Roles:

  • TONY DOMINIC: Will play Abigail’s boyfriend, aged 21-30. As described in the script, he carries himself with “Dorian Grey charm: a suave exterior and a touch of detached, paternal contempt in his voice.” Obsessed with outward appearances, his three-year relationship with Abigail has dissolved into condescension.
  • FRANK LAMBERT: Will play the nerdy, lonely projectionist at the movie theater. Aged 19-30, Frank wanted to pursue a career in photography, but a fear of failure held him back. Instead, he hides in the projection room to escape from the world and its disappointments.
  • GUNMAN 1: Will play the suave, career-oriented gunman who’s been hired by a crime organization to interrogate Abigail about her past. Aged 40-60, his obsession with professional excellence is accentuated in his advanced vocabulary and educated philosophies.
  • GUNMAN 2: Will play the novice accomplice of Gunman 1. Aged 30-40, his inexperience and lack of emotional detachment cause a great deal of insecurity and internal conflict as to whether he wants to pursue the lifestyle of a hitman.


While these are not paid positions, expect to have a great experience with a talented crew that is motivated to tell a compelling story. The film will be shown at many venues, especially film festivals. Also, all actors involved in the project will get DVDs of the film and an on-screen credit, of course.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in applying for one of these roles, please e-mail ahead to confirm a date/time and include resumes and headshots. Sides will be provided with a response. Send all to: projectionshortfilm@gmail.com

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