Richmond – Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema Seeking Actors For Student Shorts – June 26 – July 1 & July 5 – July 8 – PAID

RVA – Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 6 actors for 2 short 35mm student films:

 

IT’S QUIET IN SPACE

VCUarts Cinema Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Arthur Eng & Kirk Kjeldsen

Producer: Leanne Burke

Director: Zoe Ferebee

Writer: Mary Conklin

Shoot Dates: 3 Days the Week of June 26th – July 1st, exact dates TBD

Shoot Location: Richmond, VA

Audition Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Audition Location: Richmond, VA

Storyline: A young girl learns to cope with conflict, tension and anxiety by creating the calm, quiet expanse of outer space within her own mind.

SEEKING:

SALLY – Any Ethnicity, any gender (female preferred), 7-12 year old prepubescent.  Smart, well-behaved old soul with a vivid imagination. Constantly has her nose in a book.   Not particular about self image, dressed for comfort.  About to finish the 5th grade.  Sally is an iceberg unto herself, detached from any role-model or hero figure (adult or peer).  Likes things to be quiet, calm and collected.  When overwhelmed by her parents constant arguing, seeks the silence of space as a means of escape.

Shoots 3 days. $100/day – Week of June 26th – July 1st. Exact dates TBD

MAGGIE – Any Ethnicity, female, mid 20s.  Headstrong, colorful and expressive.  Loud with a need to be in charge, MAGGIE, a hardworking nurse is having to play superwoman to meet her family’s needs.  Motherhood at 18 wasn’t her plan and MAGGIE has burned the candle at both ends ever since.   Struggling to motivate her husband, of 10 years, EVAN, to share in some of the responsibility.  She loves EVAN, but his recent layoff and their financial pinch is creating great tension.  EVAN has never been a responsible parent, now more than ever MAGGIE feels like she is having to do it all.

Shoots 3 days. $100/day – Week of June 26th – July 1st. Exact dates TBD

EVAN – Any Ethnicity, male, late 20s.  A husband and a father, recently downsized from the only job he has ever had.  EVAN’s B-type personality doesn’t live up to the expectations of his type-A wife, who has lost patience with his immature, laid-back, slacker tendencies.  Has a romanticized and impractical expectation of marriage, and is blindsided by his wife’s anger.  Loves his daughter, SALLY, but, in all honesty, would make a better uncle than father.  When his team is playing all responsibilities go out the window.  Shares his daughter’s introverted personality.

Shoots 3 days. $100/day – Week of June 26th – July 1st. Exact dates TBD

 

NATE LOVES SARAH

VCUarts Cinema Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Nikita Moyer & Rob Tregenza

Producer: Ellen Rank

Director: Kyle Brady

Writer: Will James

Shoot Dates: 3 Days the week of July 5th – July 8th, exact dates TBD

Shoot Location: Richmond, VA

Audition Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Audition Location: Richmond, VA

Storyline: When a longstanding unrequited romance is threatened, a conniving young man schemes to make his feelings known to the woman he “loves”, pushing all boundaries.

NATE – Caucasian Male, mid 20s.  Sweet, affable yet awkward.  Recent art school grad making his own way in the world having lost both his parents early.  Well groomed, a conservative dresser, who does not want to stand out in a crowd.  Very talented street photographer whose favorite subject is SARAH.  NATE has been in love with her since high school and is growing increasingly desperate to escape the friend zone she keeps him in. Well meaning and unaware when he is crossing the line. His devotion to her is ever hopeful.  The tragic romantic inclination of Romeo, with no Juliet.

Shoots 3 days. $100/day  Week of July 5th – July 8th. Exact dates TBD

SARAH – Any Ethnicity Female, mid 20s.  Naturally talented theatre actress.  An ingenue in every sense, who always sees the best in people.  Her local theatrical success is starting to make SARAH’s dream of moving to NYC a possibility.  Loves her fans and their attention with a vain naivety.   NATE, her high school classmate, attends all of her performances without fail.  She finds it sweet, until she realizes, almost too late, just how obsessed he is.   A deadly peanut allergy causes her to be ever vigilant

Shoots 3 days. $100/day  Week of July 5th – July 8th. Exact dates TBD

TRENT – Any Ethnicity Male, late 20s.  Local boy made good, or so he would have everyone back home believe.   Very confident actor. Humble is not in his vocabulary.  Mesmerizes SARAH with stories of his success in NYC.  Dangles the possibility of helping her with her career.  A self aggrandizing jerk. Although well trained and talented, he is not the next Daniel Day Lewis.

Shoots 3 days. $100/day  Week of July 5th – July 8th. Exact dates TBD

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit current headshot/resume and reel (if available) to:

vcucasting@gmail.com

 

Include the following information in the subject line:

NAME, NAME OF FILM & ROLE(s) submitting for & your location

 

In the body of the e-mail:

NAME:

UNION STATUS:

PHONE #:

E-MAIL:

TRAVEL DISTANCE TO RVA:

There is a limited student budget available. Possibility of travel and accommodations if needed.

Thank you in advance for your submission!  Submitting does not guarantee an audition; you will be contacted with a time and location if selected.