ALEXANDRIA – 522 Productions Seeking Art Director

522 Productions is looking for someone to work with their Directors to develop the look, style and feel for their client’s videos and to guide their Motionographers through each project’s motion graphics elements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee art direction for company projects, incorporating client’s branding guidelines into creative development
  • Enhance 522’s visual identity
  • Develop Story/Mood boards for clients
  • Present ideas both internally & externally
  • Concept multiple ideas from a creative brief
  • Efficiently manage multiple projects and work within a budget
  • Continually advance design skills

 

Requirements

  • 4-6 years experience in the creative field with a strong design track record
  • Reference Material – such as a Demo Reel
  • A background in Art-Direction and/or Design
  • Mastery of design programs such as Illustrator and After Effects. Experience with Cinema 4D a bonus.
  • Minimum Salary requirements
  • Willingness to break the rules, but smarts to know when not to.
  • Ability to adapt to a client’s expectations while pursuing the most creative option.

If you’re interested, please fill out the form on their Website 

http://www.522productions.com/about-us/careers

        

WASHINGTON, DC – Casting Call for Vietnamese, Chinese, or Korean Speakers (Male)

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for UNION AND NON-UNION talent for a SAG CAT 1 Industrial shoot. Auditions will be held sometime between April 23 and May 1, 2015. Shoot will be sometime the week of May 4 or May 11, 2015.

They are looking for the following types:

Asian Males, 25-45. Vietnamese male, Chinese Male, and a Korean Male. All must be fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, or Korean respectively. Being bilingual in English is a plus, but being fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, or Korean is most important.

If you have any questions or for consideration, please email jen@carlyndaviscasting.com with your headshot. Please put “Asian Male Casting” in the subject of your email. In the body of the email, please list any unions you are affiliated with (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AGMA, etc.) if applicable.

Please make sure you include a contact phone number in the email. If you do not have a local VA/MD/DC phone number please indicate where you are currently located. For Chinese speakers, please specify if you speak Mandarin or Cantonese.

They are looking for Washington, DC locals at this time. Please DO NOT submit if you do not fit the breakdown above.

        

RICHMOND – One-Day Diversity Film Festival Coming to Richmond – April 25th

“Set for April 25 at Movieland’s Criterion Cinemas, the Richmond Diversity Film Festival aims to highlight stories about people of varying ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic status. Spokeswomen Leslie Valenza says that screenings will include feature-length and short films, student films and documentaries.”

Read more here!

        

CHESTERFIELD – Crew Call for Short Film – April 26, May 2-3 – PAID

A short film is seeking to fill the following crew positions for “She’s Home”, shooting April 26 and May 2-3 in Chesterfield, Va.

  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • 2nd AC/DIT
  • Camera Operator (experience with a Sony A7S or like is preferable)

This suspense/thriller follows Hank as he is seduced by his employee, Sofia, a young marketing professional, after an informal weekend work session. But will Sofia regret the encounter?

Crew will be paid a nominal fee. Credit, copy and meals will be provided.

Please email contact information and resume to Michael Ivey, director, at  shes.home.casting@gmail.com

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE- Open Call for Actors for a Short Student Film, April 23rd – Unpaid

A short student film is looking for actors for two roles:

Connie Baldwin (50s), a stressed and practical mother and wife who wants her family’s vacation to be relaxing, no matter what.

Milford Baldwin (50s-60s) is an amateur ghost hunter who obsessively updates his blog and always drags his family into his goofy shenanigans.

Send an audition video to: amanda@lighthouse.org or contact to set up a time to audition in person between 5:30-7:00 on Thursday, April 23.

        

“Christine at the Crossroads” Wins Best Feature Romantic Drama

Virginia Beach Filmmakers won Best Feature Romantic Drama for their film “Christine at the Crossroads” at the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival in Oklahoma. This is the second award for the film, shot in Hampton Roads last Spring.

The next local showing of the film will be at the American Theater in Hampton on June 18th.

http://www.afterellen.com/movies/417309-christine-crossroads-tells-tale-secrets-sex-desire

        

Northern Va_ Promotional Screening: The Road Within_Screen May 6, Ticket Deadline April 29

Promotional Screening for The Road Within, a coming of age comedy starring Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Dev Patel, Kyra Sedgwick and Robert Patrick.

Screening Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 7:30pm at the AMC Tyson’s Corner 16.

Unlike traditional movie showings, this screening will only happen if 101 tickets are reserved before the deadline on April 29, so the help of the community is needed in order to make this event take place.

Tickets and Reservations are $12.00 and must be purchased online here by April 29th.

Synopsis:

After the passing of his mother, Vincent (Robert Sheehan), a young man with Tourette’s, finds himself at a center for those dealing with similar psychological disorders. Soon, he finds company in Marie (Zoe? Kravitz), a young woman at the center for her anorexia, and Alex (Dev Patel), his OCD-stricken roommate. These unlikely companions, with clashing personalities, find themselves on a three-day journey, making for hilarious antics and unexpected new friendships. With Dr. Rose (Kyra Sedgwick), the head of the center, and Vincent’s father (Robert Patrick) in pursuit, Vincent, Marie and Alex find they’re perfectly capable of living their lives according to their own rules, while breaking some others in the meantime in this coming of age road comedy.

        

Liquid Talent Casting Call – Short Play and Film – YORKTOWN

LIQUID TALENT is now casting for a new short-play about James Armistead Lafayette, an enslaved man who became a spy for General Lafayette during the American Revolution. The play combines dramatic video scenes with live stage performance.

The following roles are available:
Live performance role - 
JAMES ARMISTEAD LAFAYETTE – black male- portray adult 30-50. Must have strong stage presence! Mid-May rehearsals. 
Performances on June 5 & 6 (Friday/Saturday) at Yorktown Victory Center.

Video roles available:
Production date will be in early May. 
• JENNY – black female- portray age range 30s
• BETTY- black female- portray adult under 50
• THOMAS – black male- portray adult under 50
• LAFAYETTE – white male- portray mid 20s- French accent required
• CORNWALLIS – white male- portray mid 40s- British accent required
• WILLIAM ARMISTEAD – white male- portray adult under 50

YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO AUDITION. 
To book your audition and receive audition sides, please email bias@liquidtalentgroup.com and if you meet the breakdown, your request for appointment will be sent to the production.

        

RICHMOND – Session Singer Needed – PAID

“A woman goes out for her morning jog, only to find that, if she stops running, she will die…”

RUN, an independent feature film shot in Richmond and starring Rebecca Turner and Richard Spencer, is looking for session singers for the soundtrack.  Please respond to this e-mail with “THEME SINGER” in the subject line to get past spam filters and include a link to your demo reel (as many links as you like), your location, your contact info, and your rate for work-for-hire.

www.runbyjjmcmoon.com

 

        

NORTHERN VIRGINIA/D.C. – Voice Over Talent, Southern Accent – Demo due today

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for Voice Over talent for a voice over project. They are looking for the following voices:

Male or female, approx 35-45, southern accent. MUST actually be from the south/have a true southern accent.

This will record in the DC Metro Area sometime this week – Between April 14-17, 2015.

For consideration, please email suzanne@carlyndaviscasting.com with your voice over demo reflecting your southern accent. It doesn’t have to be a professional voice over demo. A small sample recorded from your laptop or phone would suffice. Please put “Union Voice Over Casting” in the subject of the email.

In the body of the email, please list where from the south you are originally from and be sure to also list a contact phone number. If you do not have a local VA/MD/DC phone number please indicate where you are currently located.

 All submission are due no later than 4 pm TODAY – Monday, April 13, 2015.

Union and non-union talent are welcome to submit. They are considering Washington, DC LOCAL TALENT ONLY at this time.

        

BLACKSBURG- Progeny Film Festival Seeking Submissions, No Fee – Deadline April 20th

Every year, Virginia Tech hosts the Progeny Film Festival, and they’re currently accepting submissions for this year’s event. Progeny’s mission is to foster and showcase short, thoughtful, independent-minded, DIY-spirited, artful films by filmmakers from Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas. They will be accepting submissions until April 20th, 2015 and there are no submission fees.

Additional details can be found on our electronic submission page: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ProgenyFilmFestival

Please contact Dien Vo (dienvo@vt.edu) with any questions.

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Reclaim The Film – Event – April 23 – $10 Suggested Donation

Come and support Reclaim: Freedom Beyond Rescue, listen to amazing music by the composer of the film’s score (Tucker MacDonald), and browse the local art scene, all the while enjoying great food and drinks! Open to the public.

$8 Advance Ticket Purchase (tinyurl.com/reclaimthefilm)
$10 Suggest Donation at the Door

April 23rd 7-9PM

Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/964697913562579/

Reclaim: Freedom Beyond Rescue is an in-depth look at survivors of sex-trafficking and their hopes and challenges post-rescue.

The filmmakers believe storytelling is a powerful medium to educate and increase awareness of the realities survivors face on a daily basis. Survivors want a brighter future, but face significant barriers and challenges along the way. Their goal is to expand on current knowledge of survivor care and to spark greater understanding, support, and love for survivors of sex trafficking.

        

HAMPTON ROADS- Open Casting Call for Thesis Film 4/18 and 4/25 – Unpaid

Casting Call- Fragments

Producer- Aaron Lachman

Director- Ray Ma

Unpaid, Non-Union

Audition dates- April 18 and April 25, 4-9 PM

Shoot Dates- June 4, 5, 6 (Subject to change)

SYNOPSIS- A man wakes up with no recollection of his past in a world he doesn’t recognize, a world where memory has become currency. He finds himself hunted by a mysterious woman for a tragedy he doesn’t remember. As he unravels the events leading to his amnesia, he confronts the dark secret that led him onto this path.

Lead Roles-

Sylar- Male, Early 30s- Mid 20s- A broken man who desperately seeks to understand his shattered past while avoiding the deadly Miriam. Determined and driven to find and understand the truth.

Miriam- Female, Early 20s- A young woman seeking revenge on Sylar for an unknown tragedy in her past. Shadowy, calculating, and strangely sympathetic. She’s a woman not easily forgotten

Little Girl- 5-14 years old..- A mysterious child who helps Sylar in discovering his secret.

 

Send headshot, resume, and reel if applicable to fragmentmovie@gmail.com