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Richmond – University of Richmond Film Students seeking actors for 7 short films- April 3- unpaid

FILM 1

For their final project, University of Richmond Student is seeking 2 actors. Unpaid but link to the film will be provided.

Title: BAD RECEPTION

Logline: Two hyper-intelligent phones are faced with the realization of their meaningless existence. Shooting dates: Between APRIL 5th till April 23rd

Characters:

Henry-The artificial intelligence inside a phone who belongs to a very well put together college student. He is naïve about what his purpose is in life, but does his best to appease his owner.

Kat-The self-centered, artificial intelligence of a phone who belongs to a college student who is messy and disrespectful. Kat questions her existence, and does not want to just be a mind inside a phone who responds to her owner’s requests.

Director: Jonas Fryer (jonas.fryer@richmond.edu)

Project Specifications:

This is an experimental film (an undergraduate short film for the Intermediate Film Production class at the University of Richmond) consisting of two phones conversing with each other through their AI’s. It will be filmed on a Sony a7s, (1920×1080 HD, color), with a running time of about 3-5 minutes.

Although a non-union and non-paying project, snacks will be provided and you will receive credit as an actor and a link to the final copy. The project will shoot between 1-2 days between April 5th and April 23rd on or near the University of Richmond campus.

If you are Interested:

If interested, please send a 30 second recording of your voice to producer Jeff Kreisler at jeffrey.kreisler@richmond.edu 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call director Jonas Fryer at 781-264-5811.

 

FILM 2

Title:   GIMME SOME – WEAVEL (Temporary)

Story: Shayne enters a journey of self-realization after acknowledging a void existing within herself.

Shooting dates: Between APRIL 5th till April 23rd

Characters:

Shayne- Early 20s, female, brunette, striking features, has a harshness. Should be okay with partial nudity.  Uses sexually intimacy to compensate for emptiness in her life.

Blue– Female, early 20s. Blue is confident yet reserved. As Shayne’s alter ego, she is trying to help her reconnect with herself.

Extras: 10-15 males. Should be okay with shooting in undergarments.

Director:

Laura Peterson, an undergrad film student at the University of Richmond.

Project Specifications (nature of the project, film format, camera used, and running time)

This is an experimental undergrad short film production, with a running time under 5 minutes.  Film will be shot with a Sony A7S (1920×1080 HD, color). This is a non­‐union project. It is a non­‐paying project, but copy, and credit will be provided.  This project will shoot 2 days max of principal photography: dates TBD. Shooting locations will be Canal Street and the University of Richmond campus.There is no dialogue in the movie, and people auditioning for Shayne or the male extras should be okay with partial nudity.

Audition Schedule and location:

Auditions will be held by appointment at University of Richmond in Weinstein Hall 420. To make an appointment, email Armaan Imam at armaan.imam@richmond.edu or call at (804)937-6118

Directions and a printable campus map can be found at: https://www.richmond.edu/visit/maps/print/campus.pdf

Visitor parking can be found along Richmond Way by buildings #8, #51, and #15 as found on the campus map.

Headshot submissions: please submit your headshots to Armaan Imam at armaan.imam@richmond.edu. If you have any difficulty or questions, don’t hesitate to call Armaan Imam at (804)937-6118.

 

FILM 3

Title:   ONE OF THEM

Story: A sorority initiation forces Jenn to relive her past trauma, causing her to face an ethical dilemma.

Shooting dates: Between APRIL 5th till April 23rd

Character Breakdowns:

Jenn: (18-24), female, member of the sorority. Her shyness and insecurity impede her from
speaking up for the safety of others. She wars with feeling a sense of belongingness and doing the right thing.

Amy: (18-27), female. The leader of the sorority. She has power over the other girls in the sorority and values the status of the sorority over the members.

Claire: (18-23), female. A pledge of the sorority. She is naive and eager to join the sorority. Unsuspecting yet enthusiastic.

10 EXTRAS (18-28), female Sorority girls

Director: Eliz Akin

Project Specifications (nature of the project, film format, camera used, and running time)

This is an undergraduate project for an Intermediate Film Production course at the University of Richmond. The film will be under 5 minutes and shot with the Sony A7S camera (1920 X 1080, HD, Color). This project will be nonpaid/non-union, but food will be served during shooting. Actors will be credited in the film and given a DVD and/or link to the film. It will be shot on the University of Richmond campus (28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173).

Audition Schedule and location:

Auditions will be held by appointment at University of Richmond in Weinstein 420. You can request an audition by emailing producer TJ Spicer at tjspicey@gmail.com or by calling him at 732-984-0875No acting experience is required. Auditions are welcome to anyone.

Directions and a printable campus map can be found at:  https://www.richmond.edu/visit/maps/print/campus.pdf

Visitor Parking closest to Weinstein Hall can be found on Richmond Way near the Boatwright Library (#5 on the map; Visitor Parking is labeled with a “V”)

Headshot submissions: please submit your headshots to the producer TJ Spicer at (tjspicey@gmail.com). If you have any difficulty or questions, don’t hesitate to call/text TJ at 732-984-0875.

 

 

FILM 4

For their final project, University of Richmond Student is seeking 2 actors. Unpaid but link to the film will be provided.

Title: NIGHTHAWKS

Logline: Newlyweds Jane and Scott encounter a strange man with a mysterious past in the local bar.

Shooting dates: Between APRIL 5th till April 23rd

Characters:

Rod: A rough-looking man in his 60’s. Rod is somber to a point of being menacing. There is something tragic about his aura.

Jane: A 21 year old woman. Jane is bubbling with happiness to a point of being sickening. She is very proud of her new husband, Scott.

Scott: A 21 year old man. Scott is preppy and also disgustingly happy new husband. He is overly protective of his new wife, Jane.

Rich: A 30 year old bartender, positive and energetic. His favorite part of his job is talking to his customers and sharing in their joys.

Director: Jeff Kreisler

Project Specifications: This is an undergraduate film for the Intermediate Film Production class at the University of Richmond. This is a 5-minute sync sound film shot on a Sony a7s (1920×1080 HD, color). This is a non-union and non-paying project, but snacks will be provided.

In addition, you will receive credit as an actor and a link to the final copy. The project will shoot 1 day of principal photography between April 20th and April 22th on the University of Richmond campus.

If you are Interested:

If you are interested, please contact producer Hayden Hilbert at (678)772-1170 or hayden.hilbert@richmond.edu.

Headshot submissions: please submit your headshots to PRODUCER at hayden.hilbert@richmond.edu

Audition Schedule and location: Auditions will be held by appointment on April 5th (or later if you are not available on that date) at University of Richmond in Weinstein 420.

Directions can be found at: https://www.richmond.edu/visit/directions.html
A campus map can be found at: https://www.richmond.edu/visit/maps/print/campus.pdf.

 

FILM 5

Title: TBD

Story:

A string of unsolved murders has shaken a college town and the killer is the last person anyone would expect.

Character Breakdowns:

Beth: 20-22, female. Beth is a typical college student, unassuming and sweet. In reality, it is a front carefully crafted by an intelligent sociopath.

Carrie: 22-25, female. Carrie, now graduated, is Beth’s old friend from school. She either chooses to ignore her friend’s sometimes odd behavior, or is too naive to notice.

Directors:

This is a collective project for Intro to Film Production (FMST 202)

Crew:

Mitchell Garvey: mitchellgarvey12@gmail.com

Kaori Tachibana: kaori.tachibana@richmond.edu

Jennie Trejo: jennifer.trejo@richmond.edu

Eibhlin Villalta: eibhlin.villalta@richmond.edu

Project Specifications:

This is a student-made short film made for Intro to Film Production at the University of Richmond. This is a 3-4 minute sync sound film shot on a Canon T7i (1920×1080 HD, color). This is a non­‐union project. It is a non­‐paying project, but meals, copy, and credit will be provided.

Audition Schedule and location:

Auditions will be held by appointment at the University of Richmond on Tuesday (4/03) from 6 to 9pm. If you are interested, please submit your headshots to Eibhlin Villalta at eibhlin.villalta@richmond.edu and ask for an appointment. If you have any difficulty or questions, don’t hesitate to contact any of the crew.

Directions and a printable campus map can be found at:

https://www.richmond.edu/visit/maps/print/campus.pdf

https://www.richmond.edu/visit/directions.html

Compensation:

Food, credit, and link to film

 

 

FILM 6

Title: Earworm

Story:

A heroin addict gets called into a clinical trial that promises to ease his addiction through technology.

Character Breakdowns:

Nathan – Main character. Visibility addicted to heroin. Male, tall, lanky.

Doctor – Stereotypically intelligent looking. Deeper voice with slow timbre.

Director:

This is a collective project for Introduction to Film Production (FMST 201)

Crew names and phones number:

Christian Bruce – (781) 507-4091

Joe Boyce – (914) 707-1018

Maurice Jackson – (215) 966-9871

Elias Sturim – (802) 999-3932

Project Specifications:

Short film (3-5 minutes) for a University of Richmond class. Will be filmed in 4K on a Panasonic G7 camera.

Audition Schedule and location: 

CASTING DAY: 04/03 from 6 to 9pm (but you can also call if you cannot make it on that day).

Auditions will be held by appointment at the University of Richmond. If you are interested, please submit your headshots to Elias Sturim at elias.sturim@gmail.com for an appointment. If you have any difficulty or questions, don’t hesitate to call.

Directions and a printable campus map can be found at https://www.richmond.edu/visit/maps/print/campus.pdf

Compensation:

Credit, film usable in portfolios.

 

FILM 7

Title: Lawrence

Story: A snapshot of Lawrence’s daily life in his neighborhood, with a dark twist.

Character Breakdowns:

Lawrence: 25-30, male. Lawrence is for better or worse a well known figure in his neighborhood. He approaches even the most troubling situations with a smile, but his neighbors find his unceasing positivity troubling.

Freda: 25-40, female. Freda, is the loving mother of a young daughter who has recently gone missing. The loss of her daughter has hardened Freda; the once warm kindhearted woman is now gruff and unfeeling.

Jessie: 16-20, female. A young woman who feels more or less indifference toward Lawrence.

Joseph: 20-40, male. The neighborhood mailman, a generally friendly guy unless you give him reason not to be.

Director: This is a collective project for Introduction to Film Production (FMST 201)

Crew names and phones number: 
Jajsani RoaneP: (804) 938-8396
E: jajsani.roane@richmond.edu
Graiden BergerP:(203) 979-8892
E: graiden.berger@richmond.edu 
Jack DuP:(626) 425-8136
E: jiayi.du@richmond.edu
Jack Tunnell E:jack.tunnell@richmond.edu

Project SpecificationsThis is a collective project for FMST 201 at University of Richmond. The film will be 4 minutes in length shot on a Canon T5i. (1920×1080 HD, color). This is a non –union project. It is a non –paying project, but meals, copy, and credit will be provided.

Audition Schedule and location:MRC Auditorium in Boatwright Memorial Library CASTING DAY: 04/03 from 6 to 9pm.

Auditions will be held by appointment at the University of Richmond. If you are interested, please submit your headshots to Jajsani Roane at (jajsanj.roane@richmond.edu) and call for an appointment. If you have any difficulty or questions, don’t hesitate to call.

Directions and a printable campus map can be found at: https://www.richmond.edu/visit/maps/print/campus.pd

The Boatwright Memorial Library is #5 on the Campus Map in Sector D3 Call if you have trouble with directions. MRC Auditorium is on the Second Floor of the Boatwright Memorial Library

Compensation: Actors will be provided food, credit and a link or dvd copy of the film.