“The Sad State of Magic” Open Auditions & Casting (GVSU)

Casting Call for Student Film

Open Auditions are being held for “The Sad State of Magic” at Grand Valley State University. This is a senior thesis film written and directed by Scott Jamnik. “The Sad State of Magic” is a dark comedy scheduled to shoot in the Grand Rapids and Allendale areas from October 22nd – 24th.

Logline:

A divorced, alcoholic party magician seeks revenge on a man who has taken everything from him.

Auditions

Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

  • Thursday, Oct. 14th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Kirkhoff Center Room #2264
  • Friday, Oct. 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Kirkhoff Center Room #2201

Available Roles:

  • Rob Martino: A forty-five year old party magician. Rob was once a celebrated illusionist, but once his wife left him for his apprentice, he succumbed to alcoholism. His career took a dive, and now Rob lives in bitter hatred for anything that reminds him of his past.
  • Harry Arnold: Rob’s agent. Harry is around fifty years old, balding, and has an ever-expanding beer gut. Harry is Rob’s anchor; he supports him when no one else will by finding him work at children’s birthday parties and the likes. He is a businessman who has always had trouble separating work from personal affairs.
  • Riff Serra Phym: Rob’s former apprentice. Riff is now a world famous illusionist, and an infamous womanizer. He is around thirty years old, physically fit, and extremely good-looking. After Rob’s wife left him for Riff, Riff moved to Europe and began his career. He is returning to America for state side tour.
  • Tishawnda: A seven year old, African American girl. Rob performs at her birthday party. She is clever and always questioning authority.

Compensation:

Compensation for all roles is unpaid credit, but meals will be provided on set.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and headshot prior to auditioning, or bring copies with you on the date of your audition (if available). To request a copy of the script, to schedule a different audition time, or for further information, please e-mail: jamniks@mail.gvsu.edu

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