Norfolk – Casting Call for Student Short Film – ASAP – PAID

Company

Old Dominion University

Dominique Pierce, prod.; Candice Barnes, 1st AD; Justice Howard, casting dir.

 

Production Description

“The Beat,” a short student film about a teenage boy using his passion for music to deal with a sudden down turn in his life.

 

Roles

Aaron (Lead): Male, 17-19

a teenage boy whose passion is music; hates school; friends with his X; the neighborhood drug dealer; has complicated relationship with his father, Rob.

Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

 

Rob (Lead): Male, 30-50

Aaron’s father; finds trouble finding a job; caring father; recently became hooked drugs again.

Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

 

(Supporting): Male, 17-21

friends with Aaron; sells drugs; street wise; confident.

Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

 

Miss Yolanda: (Supporting): Female, 30-50

high school guidance counselor; cares about Aaron’s well-being.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

 

Sheila (Supporting): Female, 30-50

Aaron’s mother.

Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

 

D (Day Player): Male, 30-45

head drug dealer; X’s boss; intimidating; dangerous; street wise.

Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

 

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses TBD weekdays and/or weekends leading up to shoot dates (flexible, but mandatory); shoots Apr. 7-9 in the Norfolk, VA area.

 

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $125/day for all roles.

 

To audition, please review casting notice here