“ZUG” Casting Call for Short Film – Paper Room Productions

Now Auditioning for “ZUG”

“Zug,” a short film presented by Paper Room Productions in association with The University of Michigan, is currently casting. “Zug” is a collaboration between University of Michigan alumni and local Detroit talent. Our goal is to create a product worthy of major film festivals, and to contribute to a growing body of creative work dedicated to showcasing a positive image of Detroit.  Shooting will take place in Ann Arbor, MI.

Plot:

Set in Detroit, a city filled with myths and urban legends, Zug is the story of Donovan and Lee — two boys from the outskirts of Detroit forced to straddle the boundary between city and suburbs, “outsider” and “insider” — who, upon a dare from their classmates, resolve to sneak inside the legendary Zug Island.

Available Roles:

  • Donovan: (protagonist) Male, African American, age 15-21 (able to play junior/senior in high school). Having grown up on the outskirts of Detroit, Donovan has straddled the boundary between outsider/insider his entire life. When he is dared to sneak inside the source of several urban legends – Zug Island – Donovan must confront his own uncertainties and suspicions of the city in order to come to grips with what it means to call Detroit “home.”
  • Lee: (supporting) Male, age 15-22 (able to play junior/senior in high school). Donovan’s best friend, Lee joins Donovan for his journey to Zug Island.
  • Claire: (supporting) Female, Caucasian, age 15-22 (able to play junior/senior in high school). Donovan’s suburban classmate – and crush – Claire’s fascination with urban-exploration compels Donovan to visit Zug as a way to “win the girl.”
  • Richard: (supporting) Male, age 15-22 (able to play junior/senior in high school). Donovan’s suburban classmate and antagonist, Richard challenges Donovan to sneak inside Zug Island.

Compensation:

These are not paid roles.

How to Apply:

For more information, or to schedule an audition, please send an email to: ZugShortFilm@gmail.com

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2 Responses to ““ZUG” Casting Call for Short Film – Paper Room Productions”

  1. mike says:

    18 yrs old really interested in one of the 3 male roles

  2. DJP says:

    Will you also be casting for extras? Any need for younger kids?

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