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Sassy Women Auditon Call

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Will Shoot for Credit Program

Will Shoot for Credit

Local filmmaker based out of the Lansing/Jackson area is directing a film through Spring Arbor University’s Will Shoot For Credit program. They have produced a number of award-winning short films through this program. The film is titled Sassy Women and will be shooting April 1st in Jackson, MI.

Ellen is a wealthy and refined older woman who lives in her inherited grand-daddy’s large farm-style house. Callie is a wild, bartender girl in her late twenties who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She rents a room from Ellen. Both are southern, opinionated, and above all – sassy.

Available Roles:

  • Ellen Arrington – Age 55+, African American Woman
    Ellen is southern, so try a southern accent. She is wealthy and accomplished and does the right thing. She sees that Callie is a very talented woman and wants to give her a chance in life. She also knows that Callie is too scared to take a chance when she sees one. She sees the similarities between the two of them more than Callie does. Finally, Ellen never misses a trick; she is smart, sarcastic, and can keep up with Callie’s witticisms.

Compensation:

We are a student-led group so cannot provide monetary compensation. However, we take good care of our actors; we respect their time and make sure they are fed and hydrated. We will provide for allergen needs if a food allergy is a concern. We can compensate for gas expenditures.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please send submissions to Emma Parker at: emmaparkerfilmmaker@gmail.com

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Sports Injury Rehabilitation Videos Casting Call 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Casting Models and Actors

Seeking to hire athletic models or actresses to work 1-2 days in April and early May 2017 in Sports Injury Rehabilitation Videos. Applicants should be in good athletic physical condition with the ability to perform several stretching and strengthening exercise under the direction of rehab staff and physical therapist.

The position is good for models or actresses with a sports background or those into fitness. There will be some speaking, but there is no script.

This position will be filming in April in Detroit/Troy and early May in Grand Rapids and is paid at $325 for 2 full days. Although no exact date is set, this will likely be filmed on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning when the injury rehab facilities being used for the shoot are closed.

Age is 18-35. Beginners are OK. Ex or current athletes are encouraged to apply.

Compensation:

Pay will be $325 for 2 full days.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please contact Michelle Wheeler at casting@wheelerfilms.com for more information and job requirements. Accepting links or headshot via email.

MPI Open Auditions Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

CALLING ALL ACTORS!

MPI Open Auditions 1-14-17

Major casting call at Motion Picture Institute on SATURDAY, JANUARY 14th from Noon to 3pm. Over 50 film projects are being cast for film festival bound student film projects. These auditions are open to ALL AGES, RACES, TYPES AND GENDERS.

DOORS OPEN at NOON. Please bring a head shot or photo with your contact information and/or resume in the back. We will provide the sides (scripts). All auditions are COLD READS but you will have time to rehearse. Each audition will be filmed.

Bring:

1 head shot, 1 resume

Children:

There are parts available for children (ages 6-10).

How to Apply:

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 from Noon- 3pm
2040 Crooks Rd, Suite B
Troy, MI 48084

NOTE: We will keep your head shot and resume on file for up to one year, allowing students to cast you in projects throughout the year.

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Now Casting SAG Roles in W. Michigan Film

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Casting Call for Two Principal Roles

JR Galactic Casting Call

JR Galactic is currently casting two principal roles for a SAG movie filming in Grand Rapids and Manistee, MI. Non-union actors will be Taft Hartleyed. Auditions are on going until we find the right actor for the roles below. Only submit if you are a solid actor who fits the character breakdown below. SAG and non-union actors welcome to apply.

Available Roles:

  • Derek: African American, male, athletic, 18 – 25. Shy Heisman Trophy candidate who speaks from the heart. Looking for a solid actor who can deliver emotions on camera.
  • Roberta: African American, female, late 50’s. Rock of the family, “Big Momma” Type, faithful wife of Salvation Army Officer.

Compensation:

These are paid roles.

How to Apply:

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

NOTE: Please include “Family Christmas” in the subject line of your email.

“Three Little Bears” Short Film Casting Call

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Capstan Films and Fall Entertainment Auditions

Three Little Bears

Midland-based Capstan Films and Fall Entertainment are holding auditions for the non-union short dramatic film, “Three Little Bears”. Casting two actors and two actresses. Shooting is scheduled early/mid August 2013 in Midland, MI. Exact dates are TBD.

Synopsis:

“Three Little Bears” tells the story of Shane Buttons whose already threadbare life unravels after he steals money from his grandmother to buy a birthday present for his deceased mother.

Audition Details:

April 27, 2013 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Delta College (Room S-105)
1961 Delta Rd.
University Center, MI 48710

Available Roles:

  • Shane: Male, 13 years old. Shane looks younger than his age. He is socially awkward and emotionally stunted by the loss of his mother.
  • Tori: Female, 18 years old. Tori is a sociopath in the making. Cocky and rebellious to her own disadvantage, she’s been living on her own since the age of 16.
  • Betty: Female, late 50s/early 60s. Grandmother to Shane and Tori, Betty is worn physically and emotionally. The string of unfortunate events that mark her life has taken a toll on her. Betty is a smoker.
  • Theo: Male, early 50s. Betty’s slightly overbearing neighbor, Theo has been a hard working man his whole life.

Compensation:

These are non-paying roles. Cast will be compensated with screen credit and a digital copy/DVD of the finished film. The film will be submitted to festivals. Travel expenses will not be paid, but food will be provided on all days of shooting.

How to Apply:

Those interested in applying, please e-mail headshot and resume to Tim Kenyon at: threelittlebearsfilm@gmail.com

NOTE: Audition will be a cold reading from the script.

Auditions in Oakland County for “Dirty Old Town”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Casting Call for Short Film

Casting actors for the short film, “Dirty Old Town”. This is a short film for a large screening event in May and the festival circuit. Shooting in Oakland, Wayne and/or Macomb counties weekends and possibly some nights, through March 2013. Auditions will be held in Oakland county.

Synopsis:

Murder strikes a Detroit, high-rise apartment building in this found footage murder mystery.

About the Director:

Director/Producer, Andy Blockno is an award-winning filmmaker. One of his latest films, “Overflow” won audience choice in the 2012 48-hour Go Green Film Competition. Another project, “Wool” won runner up best film in the 2011 Detroit 48-hour film project. “Wool” also screened at several film festivals including The Mitten Movie Project, Ferndale Film Festival at which it won Best Drama Short and the Made In Michigan Film Festival.

Available Roles:

  • Patrick: (Late 20s – Early 30s, Male) Someone who everyone wants to kill, but he walks around like he holds all the cards because, in his eyes, he does. This leads to him coming off as conceited, cocky, and a complete a$$hole.
  • Mr. Parks: (40s – 50s, Male) The building manager whose great care is for an ill daughter he is paying to have treated for cancer. This leads him to take up dealing drugs on the side in order to keep a steady cash flow for both his living expenses and his daughters therapy. Patrick finds this out/is a client of his and threatens to expose Mr. Parks instead of paying him the money he owes (which is a great deal.) Coming off as a meek man who is easily bullied, Mr. Parks uses this emotional handicap to his advantage. We even end up seeing, through his encounter with the Repair Man in the elevator, that Mr. Parks is quite calculating.
  • Charles Brady: (Mid to late 30s, Male) More or less, a good man – but he does have a temper under his facade of high society. He is also untrustworthy of anyone he can’t buy and that includes his wife. Though Edith leads us to believe there is the capacity for forgiveness in his heart, she is stunned to find out by the end that there is not.
  • Edith Baxter-Brady: (Late 20s – Early 30s, Female) Though she comes from money, all the capital she has now is courtesy of her husband, Charles. She is, however, still not frugal with it and feels she can get away with anything. Patrick, however, has brought that world crashing down with his blackmail of her. Edith now appears to be a shaken woman waiting for the other shoe to drop who possesses and underlying anger toward her antagonist. Above all else, she values the Baxter name because it is all that is left of her illustrious family.
  • Repair Man: (30s, Male) An aggressive ex con who is quick to anger, as evidenced by his encounter with Mr. Parks in the elevator. It is quite obvious he is angry with Patrick by the end of the scene. We get the impression that he is also uneducated, which I’ll make evident by the way he talks.
  • The Investigator – Mr. Rouge: (30s – 40s, Male) The most enigmatic of the characters and the one responsible for us seeing and hearing everything. Employed by Charles to find out about what Edith has been doing and who with, he is given “carte blanche” to deal with the problem. “I won’t harm a woman” is how he responds, showing valor and chivalry. When Charles asks if he’ll harm a man, however, the investigator leaves it hanging in the air.

Compensation:

This is a no-budget film. Compensation will be in the form of exposure on IMDB and hopefully the film festival circuit.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshots and resume to Andy at: ablockno@att.net

Casting Actors and Script Supervisor for “Him”

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Casting & Crew Call for Short Film

Looking for male actors and a script supervisor for the short film “Him”. Shooting is scheduled for June 8-12, 2013 in Metro Detroit.

Plot:

After seeing her abusive father killed by her abused mother, a 50 year old Mary dedicates her life to the destruction of the confident/ aggressive male (psyche). In every man, she tries to break, until she meets her match in an unemployed drunk.

Available Roles:

  • Actors: Men ages 18-25, open ethnicity

Available Crew Positions:

  • Script Supervisor: (Hiring ASAP)

Compensation:

This is a paying gig. Details will be provided upon being cast for the role or position.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and headshot (for talent) to: genineingram1982@yahoo.com

“TRIANGLE” – Promotional Pilot Casting & Crew Call

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Infinite Frames Entertainment Casting

Infinite Frames Entertainment is casting 2 lead and 3 supporting roles for a 10 minute promotional pilot of an Indian feature film ‘Triangle’, intended to be made in multiple Indian languages. They are specifically looking for Actors with South Asian (Indian/Pakistan/ Sri Lanka) roots and looks. They are also looking for crew members. Auditions will be held in February 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Shooting is scheduled for two days in April 2013. Exact locations are still being determined.

Synopsis:

AISHWARYA and KARAN (Female and Male Protagonists) meet for the first time. A meeting which had been organized by their respective families with an intention of marriage. Although both protagonists are averse to marriage, they discover during their first interaction that there is an instant connection. This unexpected realization of a strange bond, an amazing sense of comfort like they had never experienced with any other person, brings out the best in both of them.

Available Roles:

  • Male Lead (Age: 28-30yrs): KARAN is the MD of his dad’s vast enterprise. He appeared to everyone as being happy and settled. However, in truth he still mourned the loss of his love and was content to live the rest of his life in her memories.
  • Female Lead (Age: 25-27yrs): AISHWARYA is an immensely talented dancer and a well-trained singer. Since the last couple of years she has been trying to cope with her fiancée’s tragic death.
  • Supporting Character #1: Male (Age: 55-60yrs): KARAN’s dad.
  • Supporting Character #2: Female (Age: 38-40yrs): AISHWARYA’s maternal aunt.
  • Supporting Character #3: Female (Age: 18-20yrs): AISHWARYA’s niece.

Available Crew Positions:

  • Cinematographer
  • Production Designer
  • Art Director
  • Sound Recordist
  • Make-up and Hair Stylist
  • Gaffer and Key Grip
  • Prop Master
  • Production Assistants (2)

Compensation:

These are paid roles and positions. You will also receive a DVD copy of the promotional pilot and potential to be part of the cast and crew of the feature film (may not be in the same capacity). Meals, lodging and transportation are also provided.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot, resume and any demo
reel link to: mohan@infiniteframesent.com

Additional Requirements: Non-disclosure agreements etc.

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

“The Writer’s Journey” Casting for Indie Student Film

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Cornerstone University Media Student Film

Cornerstone University Casting Calls

Casting actors a Cornerstone University Media short student film (10-12 minutes). “The Writer’s Journey” is a non-union independent film directed by Matthew Miller and produced by Bryce Thompson. Auditions will be held in March in Grand Rapids, MI. Shooting starts March 11, 2013 and ends on March 24, 2013.

Synopsis:

A struggling writer looking to make a name for himself in Hollywood finds himself in a difficult situation as he has to learn to respect the value of those he would least expect.

Auditions Details:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013

NOTE:  All auditions will be given a specific time within this window and will be held at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. An exact location will be provided upon submission.

Available Roles:

  • [DEREK] [GENDER: MALE] A twenty-something screenplay writer that loves to tell stories and isn’t lacking in the pretentious. Having loved watching and writing stories since he was just a kid, Derek thinks he knows best when it comes to crafting the perfect story.
  • [FRAN] [GENDER: FEMALE] A fifty-something diner waitress who’s true joy in life is serving and listening to her patron’s life stories. Having worked the same job for nearly 25 years, Fran’s true joy comes from creating relationships and helping those she waits on.
  • [PRODUCER] [GENDER: MALE] A late forty-something film Executive Producer who is most certainly the voice of reckoning at Nalon Pictures. The Producer knows what he wants, when he wants it, and why, and he isn’t afraid to be totally blunt.
  • [JASON] [GENDER: MALE] A late thirty-something actor from Nova Scotia who just wants a shot at his next big part. Having gotten his first real taste of stardom, Jason is anxious to audition for his next role, leading to some very surprising turn of events for this character.
  • [JACKSON] [GENDER: MALE] A forty-something crash-and-grab robber who isn’t afraid to bully people into getting what he wants. Jackson is interested in only two things in life: 1. where the next job is going down and 2. where he can grab another bit to eat.
  • [SERGENT JACK] [GENDER: MALE] A forty-something retired Navy Seal who wants to keep his men safe, finds his patience strained when one of his lead detectives goes rouge.
  • [Derek] [GENDER: MALE] A twenty-something screenplay writer that loves to tell stories and isn’t lacking in the pretentious. Having loved watching and writing stories since he was just a kid, Derek thinks he knows best when it comes to crafting the perfect story.

EXTRAS NEEDED:

  • [JENKINS] Police officer who dies in the line of duty.
  • [MOBSTERS] 2-3
  • [POLICE OFFICERS] 5-7
  • [COOK]
  • [DINER PATRONS] 10-20
  • [FUNERAL MOURNERS] 5-10

Compensation:

Credit, Experience, Meals on longer shoots, Copy of final product, Possible monetary compensation based on experience and budget.

How to Apply:

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

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

“Pox on Peace” Extras Casting Call

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Extras Needed for a World War 1 Film

Cinema Star Productions is looking to cast extras for the short WWI film, “Pox on Peace”. The Shoot will take place on February 23-24, 2013 with a possible second weekend of filming the weekend March 2-3, 2013. Filming will be in Fairgrove, Michigan, about 2 hours north of Detroit.

Plot:

World War 1 film. A British Sergeant and a German Sergeant whom were friends before the war, meet again on the battlefield during the Christmas truce of 1914.

Available Roles:

  • EXTRAS: (Caucasian males, ages 18-45) Extras needed as soldiers to fill the trenches and for background in ‘No man’s land’. As this is a small budgeted film costumes are limited. The extra will need to have a long, wool great coat in colors either Brown (British soldier) or Greenish Gray (German soldier). If you have a WW1 soldier’s costume, even better.

Compensation:

These are paid roles. Talent will be paid $60 a day.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshots and resume to: ssorfj@aol.com

NOTE: Please include “WWI Film” in the subject line of your email. Please send picture in the great coat if possible.