Virginia Beach, VA- Open Casting Call for Student Films- UNPAID


When: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2016, 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Regent University, Communication Building, COMM 102


Directors at Regent University’s MFA program are seeking cast and crew for short films produced this semester. Park in the main visitor parking and use the Communication Building’s eastern entrance (Lot L on campus map). All jobs are non-union and non-paid. You will receive DVD copies of the final work for your reel. Please contact directors or producers ahead of time for sides/appointments. Feel free to bring headshots, resumes, and prepared monologues. Below are brief descriptions of films casting at the event. You are welcome to audition/interview for as many films as you’d like.

Production title: Cyber and Steam

Director: Krista Creighton

Producer: Benton Hammond


Shooting Dates: November 11th-13th, 18th-20th

Log Line:

An old-fashioned con man and an inexperienced cyberpunk discover how much they need each other after ripping off the same criminals.

Casting for:

  • [SEBASTIAN POE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-50] Sebastian is an experienced con artist and showman. His old-fashioned sensibilities occasionally cause him to stand up for the little guy. His life experience, however, has taught him that it’s best to operate cons by himself, for himself. (Knife training a plus)
  • [CY] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20-25] CY is a pro-hacker who, while clever with a computer, has a lot to learn about the streets. He possesses a naive hero-complex.
  • [AIDEN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-40] Aiden is a criminal with posh ideals. He is intimidating, speaks cockney, and wields weapons. (Knife training a plus)
  • [SALVADOR] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-40] Salvador is a criminal of practical ideals. He is intimidating. He doesn’t feel the need to talk or make himself understood. He simply sees what needs to be done and does it. (Knife training a plus)
  • [EXTRAS] [GENDER: ALL] [AGE: ALL] We need extras to go about their business along a street and be pickpocketed by Sebastian.

Crew Needed: On-set help, grips, gaffers, potential camera ops, UM


Production title: The Roommate

Director: Chris Leary


Shooting Dates: November 4th- 6th and 11th-13th

Log Line: Upon meeting, two roommates realize they’re both the opposite sex. Things escalate when the ex-boyfriend shows up.

Casting for:

  • [Taylor McGuire] [Female ] [21-27] Taylor has been living there in the apartment. She left her boyfriend because he was abusive. She has guarded herself from everyone but tried not to show it. She is also a Christian. Terrible Cook.
  • [Taylor (Ty) Gunn] [Male] [21-27] Ty just moved from 10 hours away for grad school. He is tired from his trip and just wants to move in and sleep.
  • [Brad Sim] [Male] [25-29] Brad has an obsession with Taylor, and has been searching for her for over a month.

Crew Needed: Interviewing for all positions


Production title: A Choice

Director: Robert Forgey


Shooting Dates:  November 11th-13th, 18th-20th

Log Line: John and his wife amber a are having a fight about something horrible she did with his best friend. What she did may surprise you.

Casting for:

  • [AMBER] FEMALE] [AGE: LATE 20’s EARLY 30’s]
  • [JOHN] [MALE] [AGE:LATE 20’s EARLY 30’s]

Crew Needed: second camera op


Production title: Wings

Director: Tony Batchler, Jr.


Shooting Dates: November 18th-20th

Log Line:

A young man feeling caged in a broken world learns to fly from his grandfather.

Casting for:



Production title: Mighty Oak

Director: DeLora Lambert


Shooting Dates: Nov 2- 6 and  Nov 30 -Dec 1

Log Line: While waiting to go trick or treating,  kids use their vivid imaginations to create a magnificent world where they overcome challenges, conquer fear and negative circumstances.

Casting for:

  • [SONNY THE ACORN] [MALE: ] [9-11]
  • [BEETLE] [MALE: ] [9-11 ]
  • [EARTHWORM] [FEMALE: ] [AGE 9-11 ]
  • [ANT] [FEMALE: ] [9-11]
  • [BABYSITTER] [FEMALE: ] [AGE:16-21 ]

Crew Needed:

  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Visual Effects Editor
  • Gaffer
  • Boom Operator
  • Camera Operator
  • Director of Photography
  • Makeup person
  • costume designer


Production title: The Dead Floor

Director: Edward Moses


Shooting Dates: Nov 4- 5

Log Line:  Genre: Horror. A Man who hasn’t applied for a Job at the Library gets a mysterious  offer to work there. The Library Head, who is the Cursed Mother, kidnaps young children, curses them, and throws them at a small, locked room in the ‘dead floor’ of the Library. The Man finds out, but succumbs to a trap laid by the Cursed Mother. A short film whose intensity slowly builds.

Casting for:

  • [KEN – MAIN LEAD] [MALE] [AGE: 25-35]
  • [PATRON] [MALE ] [AGE: 40-60 ]
  • [SMALL GIRL] [FEMALE ] [AGE: 5-9]
  • [MOTHER] [FEMALE ] [AGE:25-35]

Crew Needed:

  • Producer
  • Assistant Director
  • Editor
  • Script supervisor
  • Visual Effects Editor
  • Key Grip/ Grip
  • Gaffer
  • Makeup person