“SINGULARITY” Open Casting Call for Principal and Supporting Roles

Casting Actors for Short Film February 21 & 22

Casting principal and supporting roles for “Singularity”, a 15-minute film, to be shot on Super 16 mm color film in the Screen Arts and Cultures program at the University of Michigan shooting dates are all weekends in March 2012.

Casting Call Details:

Tuesday, February 21st from 7:30pm to 11:00pm

North Quadrangle, Room 1105
105 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Wednesday, February 22nd from 7:30pm to 11:00pm

North Quadrangle, Room 1175
105 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


AELITA, a computer parts scavenger is down and out; the dregs of post-modern culture. A hardened life on the streets and her leaching boyfriend, OREN, makes her feel more apathetic with each passing day. Breaking into a newly abandoned apartment building, she discovers the means by which to enter into the Cybernet via the enigmatic and mysterious computer-entity, ZOLA. A series of rash decisions makes Aelita enemies with local dealer and hot-headed lunatic, PREZ, who won’t settle for less than to see Aelita and Oren dead on the ground. As Oren races to find Aelita and escape the city, Zola preaches to Aelita of his own newly-founded computer religion bent on mass (computer) suicide and transcendence to the Cybernetic Ether. But when Prez comes to call, Aelita is forced to confront her own existence and make a case for her own agency.

Principal Roles:

  • AELITA THURMINE: (21, Female), is strong willed, beautiful, broken but strong, and carries herself with sarcastic maturity.
  • OREN BASQUE: (24, Male), is brash and rowdy, but deep down he wants what is best for himself, and then after that–his loved ones.
  • PREZ: (20’s, Male) is quick witted, insane, and thrifty. Some may call him slimey, but to him– he’s just doing business.


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 are interested in applying for one of these roles, please e-mail ahead to confirm a date/time and include resumes and headshots. Send all to: plano-convex@umich.edu

NOTE:Actors will be auditioned in pairs (assigned according to desired-role) and asked to perform a short scene. R.S.V.P. to reserve a time-slot, and to obtain sides in advance of the audition. Applicants who R.S.V.P. will be given first priority, but walk-ins are welcome. Plan to spend 30 to 45 minutes at the audition.

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