“Red Handle” Auditions for Short Student Film

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

We are casting for a short action pack drama called “Red Handle” written by Elizabeth Kauffman. Director Mike Ludema. This production is going through Compass College of Cinematic Arts. This short is volunteered based. Shooting dates are March 15, 16, 17.

Plot:

When two brothers in the secret service are pursued by enemy agents must fight to keep possession of a red handled briefcase that their authorities deem to be of utmost importance. But as the opposing forces close in, both brothers must come to grips with their own answer to the question: “Is duty worth the price of your own life?”

Audition Details:

February 1, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Compass College of Cinematic Arts
45 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Available Roles:

  • Samuel Sheene: Male. Mid-20ʼs. A responsible and stoic type. Works undercover for the secret service. Working as a team with his brother Joseph, he keeps the both of them on track and out of trouble.
  • Joseph Sheene: Male. Early to mid 20ʼs. Also works undercover for the secret service as a team with his brother Samuel. He provides the braun and spontaneity of the team. He questions whether what they do is really worth it.
  • Agent 1: Male or Female. Late 20ʼs to mid 30ʼs. Works undercover for the other side. A firm and honorable leader for the agents under him.
  • Agent 2: Male or Female. Late 20ʼs to mid 30ʼs. Works undercover for the other side as Agent 1ʼs right hand man.
  • Agent 3: Male or Female. Late 20ʼs to mid 30ʼs. Works undercover for the other side. Follows up the business of Agent 1 and 2 to make sure their orders are carried out.
  • Agent 4-7: Male or Female. Between early 20ʻs to early 40ʻs. Agents working undercover for the other side.
  • Little Girl: Male or Female. 4 to 6 years old. A friendly girl out for a trip with her parents aboard the train. Carries a prized red balloon that her parents just bought her.
  • Waitress: Male or Female. Early to late 20ʼs. A pretty young woman working as a waitress in the train dining car.
  • Bartender: Male or Female. Middle aged. Works as a bartender on the train.
  • Security Guard: Male or Female. Late 20ʼs. A brave security guard on the train who confronts the attacking agents.
  • Man: Male or Female. Mid-20ʻs to mid 30ʼs. A man working undercover for the secret service. He passes the red handled briefcase off to Samuel and Joseph.
  • Porter: Middle aged. Works as a porter for the train.
  • Older Man (with camera): Mid-60ʼs to 80ʼs. A tourist riding the train with his wife.
  • Older Manʼs Wife: Mid-60ʼs to 80ʼs. Wife of the older man with the camera.
  • Mother: Mid-20ʼs to late 30ʼs. Mother of the little girl.
  • Father: Mid-20ʼs to late 30ʼs. Father of the little girl.
  • Elderly Man: Gets shot in the head by the agents.
  • Security Guard 2: Middle aged. Tries to get the agents to stop but is killed.
  • Extras: Passengers (10-20) – People at train station (5-10)

Compensation:

No pay. Travel expenses and accommodations will NOT be provided, but will receive good food on-set, great experience to put on your reel & resume. DVD’s will be given upon request.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, attend the audition and email your resume & headshots to Stephanie Norton at: redhandleshortfilm@gmail.com

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