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“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.

“Your Guardian Angel” Casting Call for Actors

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Eightoneoh Films Casting for Short Film

Eightoneoh Films is casting two actors for the short film, “Your Guardian Angel”. Shooting is scheduled for August 29 to September 2 in Imlay City, Michigan.

Synopsis:

A young teen, Brie, struggles between her addiction and leading a normal high school life. With her parents constantly absent, she has no one to rely on aside from her only and longest friend, Oliver. It seems not even their seemingly unrequited feelings for one another can get her to kick her habits, and it may cost her the ultimate price.

Available Roles:

  • Brie: A young, slender, brunette. 18 years of age. Has a drug addiction.
  • Oliver: Darker hair, wiry-muscled. 18 years of age. Temperamental, but caring. He is Brie’s “Companion.”

Compensation:

Meals, lodging, and payment for fuel will be provided by the producers.

How to Apply:

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

NOTE: The deadline to apply is February 20th, 2013.

“Papou” Casting Call for Independent Feature Length Film

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Mother and Midwife Pictures Casting

Mother and Midwife Pictures is casting for the independent feature length film, “Papou”. An exact date and location are still be determined for auditions. Shooting is scheduled for July 8th through August 3rd in Southeast Michigan.

Synopsis:

The film’s title, “Papou”, is the Greek word for Grandfather. This is an independent, feature length, family film about the wonderful relationship between a spirited grandpa, Archie, and his equally spirited and highly imaginative grandson, Demetri (age 9). When Archie is diagnosed with cancer, he struggles to explain this to his grandson. The story is about living life and coming to terms with death, all from the perspective of a child.

Audition Roles:

  • Archie: Early 80’s, actor must speak fluent Greek. Thin, youthful-looking, most or all of his hair remains. Archie is a man from the “old country”. He is traditional, strong-willed, and sometimes even bull-headed. However, every ounce of his being he spends on his family and in particular, his grandson Demetri. Archie has the strength and energy of a man half his age; his disbelief that his terminal illness will kill him fades as his once vigorous lifestyle slowly falls by the wayside.
  • Kari: Early 70’s, actress must speak fluent Greek. Archie’s wife. Pretty and full of life even in her old age, Kari’s love for her family is equaled only by Archie. The news of Archie’s illness causes her to go into a state of denial, horror, and depression in a relatively short time. Kari believed she would have Archie around forever but the new development causes her world to crash down upon her with incredible speed.

Compensation:

We are signed with SAG. We will offer the rate according to their agreement, as well as provide on set meals. We will also cover travel and lodging.

How to Apply:

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

Casting for 30 Minute Short Film, “Message”

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lead Actress Casting Call

Casting a lead actress for the 30 minute short film, “Message”. Shoot dates are scheduled for March 8 (evening), March 9 (all day) & March 10 (all day). Shooting will take place in Rochester Hills, MI. Rehearsals to begin in mid-February (on location).

“Message” is part of an ongoing anthology (inspired by The Twilight Zone) that is soon to be released later this year. It will be shown as a stand-alone film on the film festival circuit, as well as part of the new anthology involving the supernatural happenings within the fictional Shaker County. “Kill Me Again” was the first film completed for the anthology, and is currently on the festival circuit.

Plot:

[Dramatic character study with a supernatural undertone]

Eric and Samantha Millar find themselves having to come to terms with the loss of their daughter. Since her passing, they have begun to slowly drift apart from each other, both dealing with the loss in their own way… Eric for the better, Samantha for the worst. Then one day, Samantha receives a message… one that changes everything.

Available Roles:

  • Lead Actress (Samantha ‘Sam’ Millar): Age 30-35. A saddened and distraught house wife dealing with the loss of her daughter and failing marriage. The role is very emotionally demanding.

Compensation:

This is not a paid role.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to producer Skip Erickson at: messageauditions@gmail.com

“Don’t Wait Til Dawn” Casting Call for Feature Film

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Auditions at Sharky’s Sports Bar

Lyon Productions, the motion picture company which produced such feature films as Minor League, Little Creeps, and Monsters on Main Street is holding a casting call for the feature film “Don’t Wait Til Dawn.” The Open casting Call, held in a cold read format, is open to everyone to attend regardless of experience. Principal photography is slated to begin late March here in Michigan.

Synopsis:

When someone is murdered in his town, the local sheriff sets up road blocks and holds everyone passing through overnight for questioning. As everyone is gathered together, it soon becomes evident that one of them may be the killer and as fingers start to point and tension begins to boil over everyone learns that may not be their only problem in a town that’s hiding a secret of its own.

Audition Details:

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10am to 6pm

Sharky’s Sports Bar
4050 S. Center Road
Burton, Michigan 48519

Available Roles:

  • SCOTT: Male, late 20’s to late 30’s, Stocky/Out of Shape, A former Mixed Martial Arts athlete with anger management issues. These issues caused him a career but has he grown out of them or are they just buried and waiting to boil over?
  • VINCENT: Male, 30’s to 40’s, slender, a loner with a secret. He seems focused on his own personal mission, but no one else has a clue what it is.
  • CALVIN: Male, 30’s, African American, well balanced and even tempered, is he a genuine good guy who winds up in the wrong place or does he have a secret?
  • CORA: Female, 20’s to early 30’s, African American, attractive, Calvin’s girlfriend, has a habit of pointing blame on others and believes everything is racially motivated
  • FELIPE: Male, late 20’s to late 30’s, Small/Slender build, an artsy photographer who tries to be someone he’s not.
  • YVETTE: Female, 20’s to mid 30’s, Model, self absorbed and oblivious to life around her.
  • JANUARY: Female, 20’s to mid 30’s, Model, her looks are matched by an honest sweet personality but sometimes halos are held up by horns.
  • JAMIE: Male, 20’s to early 30’s, Athletic/Jock look. Stuck in the past and wears a chip on his shoulder from never being more than what he was in school.
  • AUSTIN: Male, 20’s to early 30’s, Jamie’s sidekick who only can go as far as Jamie lets him.
  • MILA: Female, 20’s to early 30’s, Jamie’s girlfriend who doesn’t always see life the same way as Jamie and hopes he can make better choices.
  • ASHLEY: Female, 20’s to early 30’s, Austin’s girlfriend with a follower’s mentality.
  • SANDY: Female, late 20’s to 40’s, a waitress that wasn’t always from the small town she lives in now and hasn’t got rid of all her southern charms.
  • WALT: Male, 50’s to 60’s, hard and gruff he’s never one to hide what he’s thinking regardless if its appropriate or not.
  • STARLA: Female, 20’s to 30’s, Attractive woman who is trying to become a professional hip hop dancer as a way out of having been a former exotic dancer.
  • SHERIFF CARTER: Male, 40’s to 50’s, Tough, mean, and finds a pleasure in being both. He runs his town with an iron first.
  • DEPUTY DANIELS: Male, 30’s, a new deputy on the force who is trying to get past being to much of a nice guy and forgets he’s an authority figure at times.
  • ELAZABETH: Female – late 20’s to late 30’s, beautiful, sophisticated and elegant, she is the owner of the hotel everyone is forced to stay at. She has a sexual flair to her that is very alluring for everyone, male and female alike.
  • SIMON: Male, 30’s to 50’s, a loyal employee of the hotel whom has served Elazabeth for seemingly more years than she is old.

Compensation:

These are paid roles based on experience.

How to Apply:

For consideration, actors must be in attendance at the audition. You may supply a headshot, full length photo, and resume to: Brad@LyonMotionPictures.com

Casting for Untitled Short Film About US Taxes

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Casting Call for 3 Male Actors

Casting actors for an untitled short film about US taxes. Filming will take place in the Sterling Heights area of Metro Detroit in February/March.

Plot:

The year is 2019 and the federal government of The United States has created a division underneath the IRS to eliminate people who do not pay their taxes. This is a short film that follows a hit-man as he carries out his assignments.

Audition Roles:

  • Intended Targets: Two men in their 20’s or 30’s with a rough look to portray the intended targets.
  • Federal Agent: One man in his 30’s or 40’s to portray federal agent who will meet with the main character to deliver dossier.

Compensation:

These are paid roles.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to Michael at: mscolasa@oakland.edu

Creative Mind (Teaser) Casting Call

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Auditions for Male and Female Actors

Casting actresses and one actor for the short film,”Creative Mind”. Auditions are likely to be held February 10th in the Highland Park, MI area.

Plot:

When Peter, a well-established romance writer gets a group of strange and angry women harassing him at his book signings, he takes little notice. However, when Peter begins writing his new book, a psychological thriller, his writings and his life starts to get a little strange. Are they vivid dreams, or has his life become cursed? Or is he writing his own destiny, for better and for worse?

Audition Roles:

  • 5 Women: (age 18-35) Five women will be needed, one for each point of the inverted pentagram. At least one of the five women cast needs to be comfortable with being on top of the male actor, in the middle of the pentagram. There will be no nudity, it’s only for crossing the ideas of the writer writing his own blessings versus his own curse. No lines of dialogue spoke. Women will be dancing around an inverted pentagram, so if you hold any religious beliefs against what will look like using witchcraft to curse a book/human, please don’t apply. It’s only for the movie.
  • 1 Male: (age 18-35)

Compensation:

No compensation at this time.

How to Apply:

Please send an email with head shot and resume to: burningtorchproductionsllc@gmail.com

NOTE: Also, please tell us why you’re interested in the role. If you’re a female, please indicate if you want the lead role, or one of the other supporting four roles. Again, please note that the lead female needs to be comfortable with being on top of a male for some of the shoot. Crew members are all humble, and all professional, so it will only be in the name of acting, please don’t read too much into it past that.

“Burn Through” Casting Call for Non-Union Short

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Compass College at Cinematic Arts Auditions

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Auditions are being held for the non-union short film “Burn Through”. Looking to cast 1 actor and 1 actress. Shooting is scheduled for March 18, 19 & 20th in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Synopsis:

“Burn Through” is a semi-dark drama following the desperate attempts of a struggling artist (Roger) to get a painting out of his head onto the canvas. What makes this special, is that Roger believes the painting has something to do with the future; and not in a good way. He begins to shut himself off from (Christine), the one person he cares about.

Audition Details:

February 1, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Compass College of Cinematic Arts
45 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Available Roles:

  • Roger: Male, early to mid 20’s. A stereotypical, struggling Artist archetype. Slim. Needs to be able to look distressed. Previous painting experience would be a plus, but not required.
  • Christine: Female, early to mid 20’s. Attractive. A girl pursuing a relationship with a struggling artist.

Compensation:

Leading Roles are paid (based on budget, negotiable) Food will be provided all days of shooting. An excellent way to get another film under your belt and try out a more serious role! Make some friends and have a great time with us. Cast will receive a Digital Copy of the film (DVD upon request).

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, attend the audition and email your headshots and resume to: Jacob.Ransom@compass.edu

NOTE: Please include “Han shoots first” in the subject line of your email. The auditions will be a COLD READ.