“You Rascal You” Casting Notice for Full Length Musical Film

Grand Valley State University Auditions

“You Rascal You” is a Grand Valley State University sponsored full length musical film, written by Christina and Stephanie Choriatis. Looking for actors/actresses available for production during the months of January, early February, and early April 2013 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Plot:

The story is about a young boy Aiden who aspires to become a jazz trumpet player, and ends up learning lessons from a local jazz club musician, Bud. The tale involves their friendship and how the two of them overcome their internal problems of the past through love of music.

Audition Details:

October 30th, 6pm-9pm. Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center Room 2270
November 2nd, 5:30pm- 9pm. Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center Room 2259
November 3rd, 12pm-3pm. Grand Valley State University Pew Campus, Devos Center Room 302E

Available Roles:

  • Aiden: (male, Caucasian, ages 9-11): Lead role. A young boy wise beyond his years dreams to be a jazz trumpet player in order to connect with his absent mother. Develops strong friendship with local jazz musician (Bud).
  • Bud: (Male, African-American, mid 20’s-40): Lead role. Local jazz trumpet player who struggles to overcome the death of his younger brother. By mentoring and befriending Aiden, he overcomes a lifetime of sorrow. Sweet, charming, and has a million dollar smile.
  • Calvin: (Male, Caucasian, late 30’s-early 40s): Supporting role. Aiden’s father who prevents his son from achieving his dreams. Can be controlling but mostly still in suffers from his wife leaving.
  • Loretta: (Female, African-American, mid 20s—early 30s): Supporting role. Talented jazz singer who works with Bud at the club. Romantic interest with Bud and sang with Aiden’s mother in the past. Smart, beautiful, and sweet.
  • Scott: (Male, Caucasian, 30’s-50s): Small role. Jazz musician at club where Bud and Loretta work. Jolly and likes to know everyone’s business.
  • Noelle: (Female, Caucasian, mid 20s-30s): Aiden’s free spirited mother. Jazz singer. (This is not a role, only need model for record covers, photographs, posters, etc.)
  • Extras: Extras needed for Gospel choir, church members, jazz band members, jazz club attendees.

Compensation:

No compensation for project, may offer gas reimbursement depending on location. Food and drinks will be provided on set for talent.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in auditioning, please email your headshot and resume to: JazzMusicalFilm@gmail.com

NOTE: Please include the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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