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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.

“AFFINITY” Casting Actors for Additional Roles

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Casting Call for Feature Film

WhiteShore Films

WhiteShore Films is casting additional character roles for their upcoming feature film, “Affinity”. This film is going to be a great achievement. It is a steampunk romance film, full of morals and chivalry, faith and forgiveness. We want to try to restore Christian values in our country, but only if it can be done through good story. A good story with believable, relatable characters. We are trying to raise money through Kickstarter for this film. If we raise the money needed by the end of May, then we will go full bore to be ready to shoot in July. All the filming will be done in West Michigan. We are looking for the best actors for the roles, and the best crew members to be behind this project. The number one thing we are looking for is a passion for everything we have explained about the project so far. We are extremely excited about this film, and we hope you are too.

Shoot Dates & Location:

Block #1: July 1-6
Block #2: July 15-20
Block #3: July 29-Aug 3
Block #4: August 12-17

West Michigan, near Manistee/Whitehall/Ludington/Shelby

NOTE: This does not mean every actor will be here every day. We are going to schedule the shoot to be as convenient as possible for everyone.

Synopsis:

Matthew and Desmond are the most brilliant inventors of the 19th Century, making them priority targets for Napoleon Bonaparte, who hopes to capture them and force them to make great inventions in order for him to win the Napoleonic War. When Andre and three of his men, agents of Napoleon, come to abduct Matthew and Desmond, they destroy their inventions, including a time machine that they never got to work. As the bomb goes off to obliterate them, it creates a wormhole with the help of the time machine, and Matthew and Desmond are sucked through and into modern day.

We jump to a year later, where we find Matthew and Desmond, living separately. After the life-changing incident involving the time machine, they are no longer on speaking terms. They are both mentally disturbed, and very depressed. Desmond struggles even more so than Matthew, having been torn apart from his dear love, Sarah. Now, he spends much of his time in bars and fist fighting. Both of them are in the care of James, a councilor who has given them places to stay and has tried to help them.

We meet Ellie, a rather odd girl, and her sister, Candice. They were in the woods, taking a pleasant walk, picking leeks, when they suddenly got lost. They wandered until they stumbled on Matthew’s little home, out in the middle of the countryside. He helps them find their way back to the city, but not before having tea-time with them, where the two curious sisters discovers he is a brilliant inventor.

The next day, Ellie finds out she left her phone back at Matthew’s. After work, she returns to Matthew’s place and retrieves her phone. Matthew offers to walk her back, to which she agrees. As they walk back, Matthew and Ellie grow in their attraction to each other, even if they try to withstand it. Ellie asks Matthew if he would like to come to her church dance, and Matthew promises he will come.

When Matthew returns to his house, he finds James there. He warns Matthew that Andre and his men are looking for him and Desmond. Matthew realizes they must have been drawn through the portal when he and Desmond were. Knowing Desmond is in trouble, Matthew goes out to find his old friend and bring him back to his place. He finds Desmond on the streets, and there are not too many kind words between them. They both know they want to return to their old life, so they agree to work together to build a time machine to return home, despite the bitterness between them.

Matthew and Desmond, with the help of James, begin to build the time machine. He leaves in the middle of it, to try to get to Ellie’s dance, but he was pursued by Andre and his men, stopping him from reaching the dance. Feeling quite shattered, Ellie ends up dancing with a rather ridiculous and immature man, instead of intriguing Matthew.

The two inventors work hard on their invention, but Matthew’s thoughts return constantly to Ellie. He finds out about another dance at the church, and this time he is determined to go, no matter what, much to the anger of Desmond. Matthew goes to the dance, and finds Ellie there. After apologizing for not coming to the previous one, the two dance every dance together. As they dance, Matthew, in order to satisfy Ellie’s burning curiosity, tells her about the time machine, and his and Desmond’s determination to return home. Ellie asks if she may see the time machine.

After she sees the time machine, Matthew walks her home. On the way home, Ellie tells Matthew that she doesn’t want him to go.

Matthew returns to continue working on the invention with Desmond, and tells his friend that he is not going to go back to the 1800s. Desmond asks Matthew to help him finish it so that he may return home to Sarah. Matthew agrees.

The next day, Matthew tells Ellie that he is not going to go back.

Ellie and him end up courting, and Matthew continues to help Desmond build the time machine. Desmond himself repents of his bitterness and renews his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

One day, Andre, Napoleon’s agent, discovers that Ellie know where Matthew and Desmond are. He and his men capture her, and have her take them to Matthew and Desmond. There is a fight, in which Matthew almost dies. But he and Desmond manage to stop the Frenchmen, tie them up, and keep each other and Ellie safe.

Matthew and Desmond put their final touches to the time machine, then Desmond gives his final farewell to his friends. He returns back to the 1800s, and Matthew and Ellie continue to grow their relationship.

Available Roles:

  • JAMES: 38 years old, African-American, glasses, and a little overweight. He is a psychiatrist, and fatefully he runs into Matthew and Desmond. He might’ve once failed to help someone with their psychological problem, so when Matt and Des come along, he feels like this is his chance to redeem himself. He helps them a LOT, giving them places to stay, buying them food and clothing, and other stuff they need. Sometimes, he can be a little over-the-top with the psychological stuff sometimes, but for the most part, he’s very brave. He’s married, and has kids.
  • CANDICE: 24 years old, light brown hair, average build. She’s Ellie’s older sister. She feels somewhat responsible for Ellie, especially since their father isn’t really that great at being a father. She’s quite protective. She isn’t quite as odd as Ellie. In fact, she’s definitely very different in this way. She doesn’t think “outside of the box” so much.
  • BILL: 18 years old, skinny, glasses, looks very nerdy. He wants to become a writer. He is laughed at and picked on a lot in school. He wants respect for who he wants to be. When he discovers Matthew and Desmond, he just knows there’s a story involved with these two men. He’s determined to figure it out.
  • ANDRE: 30 years old, tall, lithe, and clean-shaven. Even though he is very roguish and brutal, he still dresses very nicely. He’s a violent man with a sophisticated look. There is a very cold look in his eyes. He’s extremely dedicated to Bonaparte, but more than this, he shares in Napoleon’s vision of what Matthew and Desmond could build for them: destructive war machines and advanced weapons and contraptions to cast the rest of the world in ruin and establish France as the world’s super-empire.
  • SARAH: Desmond’s love. She is struck with grief when Desmond, she thinks, is destroyed in an explosion. She is in the movie for one scene only, but is talked about a lot in the film.
  • FRENCH MAN #1: An agent of Andre. Sword-fighting skills preferred.
  • FRENCH MAN #2: Another brutal agent of Andre. Sword-fighting skills preferred.

Compensation:

Food/Gas/Lodging is all taken care of, and will be stated in our contracts. We also offer another compensation, which we will explain once we are contacted for the roles. Feel free to ask about this other compensation.

How to Apply:

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

Casting Call for Character-Based Short Film

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Casting Male and Female Monster Roles!

This is a character-based short film shooting over the course of two weekends, last two weekends of February, or first two weekends in March in metro Detroit. This project will be shot on RED Epic and/or Scarlet. Both crews are professional and hard-working. Both shoots promise to be fun!

Synopsis:

When a vampire named Von Pyer is fired from his normal retail job, the house no longer has income. Von relies on the help of his friend/roommate Frank Endstein, and his pet Zombie (named Cuddles) to set up a lemonade stand to generate an income so they can maintain their standard of living. Since Von can’t be outside in daylight, he leaves the task to his dumb Frankenstein friend, which creates problems in itself.

Available Roles:

  • Von: A pot-smoking vampire that gets fired from his retail job.
  • Frank: A dumb oaf of a Frankenstein monster, but critical to the houses’s income after Von loses his job.
  • Cuddles: No dialogue, just a funny pet zombie.
  • Store Manager Anthony: He’s a jerk, and he’s the person who fires Von.
  • Customer Woman: only one line of dialogue
  • Clerk: featured extra
  • Lotto Ticket Winner: featured extra
  • Convenience Store Clerk: featured extra

NOTE: Males and Females are encouraged to apply for any of the monster roles, being that it’s featuring monsters, gender is irrelevant. If you’re perfect for the role, you’re perfect for the role. End of story.

Compensation:

No pay, but the Producers and involved crew are well-known people in Michigan’s film industry, definitely good people to be networked with. Also, the project will be a lot of fun!

How to Apply:

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

NOTE: Please indicate which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. All auditions will be video auditions, sent through email/youtube.

“Solemnly Swear” Feature Film Casting Call

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Casting Actors for Speaking and Non Speaking Roles

This is a casting call for a feature film entitled Solemnly Swear. Filming will begin in the summer. We are looking for experienced actors/actresses. Auditions will be held in Wixom, MI at the Community Center, at a date that will be provided a little later. Thanks for viewing and best of wishes to you all. And even if you don’t get picked for a speaking role, we have over 50 none speaking roles.

Plot:

Sex, drugs, and murder captivate a young lawyer’s world, when he gets involved with a powerful Colombian drug lord, causing his all American life to spiral downward. Think Wall Street meets Blow.

Available Roles:

  • Chris Gallagher: Lead Role, [Caucasian] late 20s- early 30s. Very clean cut, well groomed man. Must be well spoken.
  • Rachel Gallagher: [Caucasian] Chris’s wife, late 20s- early 30s. Attractive, petite woman, no taller than 5’8.
  • Sergio Cadnea: [Latino] mid-late 20s. Clean Cut, well groomed man.
  • Carlos: [Latino] mid-late 20s. Clean Cut, well groomed man.
  • Alexander: [Latino] mid-late 20s. Clean Cut, well groomed man.
  • Hernandez: [Latino] mid-late 20s. Clean Cut, well groomed man, a little on the heavy side.
  • Johnny: [Caucasian] late 20s- early 30s. Rough, look and image of a construction worker.
  • Jamie Watkins: [Caucasian] late 30s.Attractive, petite woman, must be well spoken.
  • Xavier: [African American] early 30s. Rough, street guy image.
  • Xavier’s Associates (3): [African American] early 20s. Rough, street guy image.
  • Johnny’s Wife: [Caucasian] late 20s- early 30s. Attractive, nice figure, rough on the edges.
  • Detective Kingley: [African American] Late 40s. Large build, well spoken man.
  • Detective Garrett: [Africa American] Late 40s. Large build, well spoken man.
  • Agent McDaniel: [Caucasian] Late 40s. Old man body, a little gray hair, rough image.
  • Agent Hartley: [Caucasian] Late 30s, Muscular build, well spoken.
  • Bernard: [African American] Early 20s, young, nerd image, well spoken.

Compensation:

After completion of film, we will begin looking for distribution deals. All will be paid on a preferred basis, and must sign contracts before filming starts.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please submit your resume, headshot and a demo reel to: premieremgt@gmail.com

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