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Northern Virginia – Short film seeking 7 actors – April 10-12 – Paid


SAG-AFTRA Short Film “Tyndall Typewriters” seeking 7 Actors – $125/day

Producer/Writer/Director: Theodore A. Adams III
Producer: Victoria Chang
Director of Photography: Kunitaro Ohi
Line Producer: Elizabeth Martins
Casting Associate: Cailynn Birts

Shoot Dates: April 10 – 12, 2020
Shoot Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Rate: $125/shoot day (Negotiable for name actors.)

Union and Non-Union actors are encouraged to submit!

Please select ONE of the following ways to submit.
Option 1 – Submit through the following link: https://forms.gle/k4VHoPJiZSCuqs8Z9
Option 2 – Submit through e-mail to cailynnbirtscasting@gmail.com

If submitting by e-mail include the following information in the subject line:


The body of your email must include the following:
Role(s) you are submitting for:
Your travel distance to Fairfax, Virginia:
Do you have local housing available to you:
Confirm Shooting Dates Availability:

You must also include a HEADSHOT and RESUME.
Please send a reel if you have one.

Thank you in advance for your submission! Submitting does not guarantee an audition: you will be contacted with audition information if selected.

Storyline: Typewriter repairman, Thomas Tyndall (played by Theo Adams IV), uses vintage typewriters to remind people of the good old days when communications, social interactions, and relationships were tactile experiences. He helps a once celebrated chef (played by Courtney Jamison) regain her creativity while servicing her machine. Together they find they are connected through the art of storytelling.


CAPTAIN FARLEY: Caucasian Male, 60s – 70s. A retired naval officer who has seen it all and has no filter, Captain Farley is a lovable grandfather with old school views. He values a person’s character and morals above all else and is convinced that the typewriter repairman would be just perfect for one of his granddaughters…$125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.

JEAN: Open ethnicity Female, 50s – 60s. An antiques dealer who knows how to sell and tell a story. A student of history and a Trekkie, Jean is judgmental and unsympathetic to people who don’t appreciate the items under her care. Beyond her dark humor is a woman who loves and cares for the typewriter repairman, wanting only the best for him…$125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.

THE HOMELESS MAN: Open ethnicity, specifically Caucasian, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Male, 40s – 50s. Non-speaking. The Homeless Man is a former restauranteur who fell on hard times due to not seeing the power of real human face-to-face connection. He arranges food trucks to serve a five-star meal experience in a public park to the woman of his dreams… $125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.

THE KIND WOMAN: Open ethnicity, specifically Caucasian, Latina, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Female, 30s – 40s. Non-speaking. The Kind Woman is a City Hall employee who discreetly loves to help others. Like most of us, she has lost the ability to unplug and enjoy the experience of treating herself to a day in the park. She is urged to put away her phone and allow herself to be treated to romantic lunch that’s been orchestrated by a Homeless secret admirer… $125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.

BETZY: Open ethnicity, specifically Caucasian, Latina, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Female, 30s. An upper-class home chef, Betzy dreams of becoming the wife of a successful professional. She feels she needs to master cooking as a means to prove to her boyfriend that she’s worth his attention. Needy and insecure, Betzy is looking for emotional support in all the wrong places. Looking for a highly comedic actor…$125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.

MRS. DIAMOND: Open ethnicity, specifically Asian/Pacific Islander. Female, 60 +. Mrs. Diamond receives a rare compliment from the typewriter repairman that brightens her day…$125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.

THE CUSTOMER: Open ethnicity Female, 18 – 23. Young and trendy, The Customer is interested in antiques purely as a fashion statement, but fails to appreciate the story behind them…$125/per day. Shoots 1 to 3 days.