D.C.-CASTING CALL “THE BIRTHDAY GIFT”-AUG/SEPT-UNPAID

Casting Call – “The Birthday Gift”

16 July 2017 / 1PM-4PM / LOCATION:  Brookland Artspace Lofts Studio, 3305 8th Street, NE Washington, DC 20017

 

Send Submissions to : pennythollisfilms@gmail.com Please put “The Birthday Gift Casting” in the subject of your email.

Production dates: Late August/early September

Required media: Headshot

Compensation: UNPAID

Please visit www.pennythollisfilms.com for more information on the project.

Synopsis – THE BIRTHDAY GIFT:

The Birthday Gift chronicles a day in the life of Willis, a homeless man haunted by his past and burdened by his failing health. Despite his circumstances, Willis struggles all day to find the perfect birthday present for his wife, overcoming issues of prejudice, hunger and temptations. While attempting to give his wife the present, Willis faces a dark reality causing him to spiral into a deep depression and grapple with the meaning of life.

 

Characters:

JERRY – African American male, middle aged – Willis’ best friend

Characteristics: Homeless, cheerful, and open-minded

 

PAULIE –  Non African American male, middle aged – Willis’ friend

Characteristics: Homeless, alcoholic and entertaining

 

MRS. PAT- African American female, middle aged – Vivian’s coworker and friend

 

VIVIAN – African American female, middle aged – Willis’ wife

Characteristics: Classy and attractive woman

 

EXTRAS

 

FLOWER SHOP OWNER – middle aged male, any race

 

FLOWER SHOP WIFE (NON-SPEAKING ROLE) – middle aged female, any race

 

PEDESTRIAN – Caucasian female

Characteristics: An animal activist

 

GENTLEMAN (NON-SPEAKING ROLE) – African American male

Characteristics: Dressed in business attire – noticeably wealthy

 

MOTHER – African American or Latino female

 

CHILD (NON-SPEAKING ROLE) African American or Latino female (same race as the MOTHER)

 

HOSTESS – Non African American female

 

RESTAURANT WORKER – Non African American and caucasian male. Preferably Asian or Latino

Characteristics: Hostile

 

WOMAN 1 (FLOWER SHOP CUSTOMER) – attractive female, any race

 

WOMAN 2 (FLOWER SHOP CUSTOMER and NON-SPEAKING ROLE) attractive female, any race

 

DRIVER – Any race, male