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Richmond – Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema casting 4 short student films – March of 2021 – $150-200/shoot da

RVA – Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 10 Local to RVA actors for 4 short student films shooting March of 2021 Rate: $150-200/shoot day – Final authorization for engagement of services is dependent upon university budget approval.

COVID-19 University & Production Protocol Will Be Followed

Due to COVID-19 Travel Concerns this is a Local Production using Actors Local to Richmond, Virginia only, meaning:

DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student films

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

 

ABERNATHY – Shoots 2 days, March 13th & 14th, 2021

VIII – Shoots 2 days, March 13th & 14th, 2021

BALLAD OF DALE AND TERRY – Shoots 2 days, March 20th & 21st, 2021

UNEARTH EMILY – Shoots 2 days, March 20th & 21st, 2021

 

Shoots take place out of doors – Rain dates if needed – April 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 2021

 

First Round Auditions via Self-tape – Submitting does not guarantee an audition, you will be contacted with a self-tape invite if selected.

Callbacks – Virtual – Feb 26th – March 5th, 2021

 

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Submitting thru Breakdown Express or Actors Access preferred, breakdown available via Breakdown Express & Actors Access Mon, Feb. 22nd, 2021.  

 

If that is not available to you, we still very much want to hear from you, in that case please

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

 

vcucasting@gmail.com

 

Include the following information in the SUBJECT LINE: 

Your Name, NAME OF FILM & ROLE submitting for & confirm you are LOCAL TO RICHMOND, meaning within a 75 mile driving radius.

In the body of the e-mail:

NAME:

CONFIRM YOU ARE AWARE THESE ARE NON-UNION FILMS:

CONFIRM ONCE AGAIN THAT YOU ARE LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:

PHONE #:

E-MAIL:

Don’t forget to attach your headshot/resume and reel (if available). Please use easily downloadable formats.

 

ABERNATHY

Director: Andrea Batista

Producer: Foster Mellot

Writer: Maya Baskin

Casting Associate: Jesslyn McCartney

Shoots 2 days, March 13th & 14th, 2021

 

STORYLINE: After feeling abandoned for what feels like decades, a young man has a thirst for revenge and begins stalking a girl.

 

SEEKING:

[GREGORY ABERNATHY] 40s, Male. Gregory has recently lost his wife and is now even less available for his daughter Penelope than when her mother was alive. He is a weasel full of secrets and affairs including an unacknowledged son he fathered years ago while cheating on his wife. The successful coverup of his son’s existence is threatened after this now adult son finds him via a DNA search. This is no happy reunion for Gregory or his son Simon who is looking for his mother, answers and revenge. Gregory is scared shitless and ill equipped on every level. He lives in a constant state of chaos and dishevelment. He miscalculates the wrath Simon feels from his abandonment.

Shoots 1 day – $150/day – March 13th & 14th, 2021

Must be comfortable smoking. From the exterior we see Gregory alone in his car, due to Covid-19 protocols, please note if you might be willing and able to provide your own car for this scene.

 

[SIMON] Early 20s, Male. An abandoned son who’s thirsty for revenge. Simon’s slight build belies his ability to be a physical threat. Having aged out of the foster care system Simon is on his own, feeling lost and unloved. Simon is determined to find out who his mother is by having an encounter with his father who he recently found and met. Simon exudes a creepy vibe. He is a loner by circumstance, this rejection leaves him broken inside and thinking irrationally. Simon begins a viscous new hobby: Stalking. Filled with rage and anger, he sets out to do the unexplainable.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – March 13th & 14th, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

Must be comfortable holding a prop switchblade. Must be comfortable with lots of speed walking/running.

 

[PENELOPE] Early 20s, Female. Penelope has recently lost her mother whom she was much closer to than her irresponsible ne’er do well father. Sadness consumes her as she visits her mother’s grave for her birthday. Penelope’s mother always saw to it that she was well taken care of including a posthumous trust fund. Fashionable and well presented, Penelope is still hoping to make her mother proud. Penelope does not realize she is part of a gothic family drama, terrified by the person she senses is following her at the cemetery she taps her inner survival strength and takes her destiny in her own hands.

Shoots 1 day – $150/day – March 13th & 14th, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

Must be comfortable wearing and walking quickly in heels/wedges.

 

VIII

Director: Trisha Nguyen

Producer: Alyna Draper

Writer: Brendan Donahue

Casting Associate: Ashley Dean

 

STORYLINE: Older Cora is determined to end the futile cycle of time travel attempts by her younger self who is desperate to go back and save her mother’s life.

 

SEEKING:

[YOUNGER CORA] 18-20yrs. Asian-American, POC, Ethnically ambiguous. Cora is grieving the loss of her mother who died from cancer. She struggles to figure out a way to cope. Cora’s life was perfect until this loss. She is well taken care of and trusted by her close knit remaining family. They think she is coping well but at heart she is still a child who has been putting on a facade and is in desperate need of an outlet for her emotional burdens.  All other ambitions and talents are clouded by her grief and stubbornness. She carries herself confidently but deep down is insecure, naive and lonely. A go-getter who doesn’t give up easily, she is bold in her determination to get her mother back at any cost and is willing to spend the rest of her life doing so.

Shoots 2 days $150/day – March 13th & 14th, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

[OLDER CORA] 28-38yrs. Asian-American, POC, Ethnically ambiguous. Since finding the time tube and becoming fully aware of the destruction it brings, Older Cora has been committed to stopping her younger self from making this repeated mistake in the first place. She gains wisdom and insight from her younger self, witnessing her weaknesses, strengths, and ambitions through the years and realizes what she must do with this final attempt to make things right. Her stubbornness is a lingering personality trait of her younger self but she ultimately knows that coming to terms with the past further will push her forward into her own future.

Shoots 2 days – $150/day – March 13th & 14th, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

THE BALLAD OF DALE AND TERRY

Director: Emily Wilson-Quayle

Producer: Georgia Shore

Writer: Lillian Price

Casting Associates: Georgia Shore & Alexa Lushetsky

 

STORYLINE:

What secrets lurk in Dale’s suburban neighbor’s home? Only those that are created by Dale’s delusional need to find them.

 

SEEKING:

[DALE] Late 30s, Male. Always been a little out-there, Dale finds it hard to make friends or maintain a romantic relationship. Geeky, nerdy, dorky, frankly Dale’s a bit of a loser. He left his successful IT job to pursue his dream of writing for a newspaper, instead…four years after getting his foot in the door at the paper as a paid intern, he is still the intern. Thinks he is way better at everything than he actually is, but he’s only confident when alone. Having always had an active imagination Dale is not aware this epic “imagination’ has progressed to a state of delusions and hallucinations. Physically he would never be capable of being the gumshoe report he thinks himself to be. A personality only a mother could love.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – March 20th & 21st, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

[TERRY] Mid 40s, White Male. Lanky and incredibly awkward with perpetually stained clothes. Terry is a stay-at-home accountant and father. He doing his best to raise his 17yr old feisty daughter. He always looks apologetic, nervous, and like he just touched something really gross. The kind of guy who would apologize to a mannequin if he bumped it. Pathetic in an endearing way. Doesn’t have many friends, but that only bothers him sometimes. He is super supportive of his soon to be ex-wife Lynn, they will always be friends and good co-parents of Sidney. Terry really tries to find the best in people, even his very odd next door neighbor Dale. He is polite and sweet with a wonderfully slight southern accent.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – March 20th & 21st, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

[SIDNEY] 18+ to play 17yrs. White or Mixed Race. Sidney is going through an edgy, rebellious phase. An only child in every sense, a bit of a diva and a drama queen, and doesn’t take no for an answer. She tires her hardest to come across as a tough mean spirited girl. She is in the middle of one of her many teenage phases, this time it’s modern grunge. She thinks the world revolves around her and Terry treats her that way. Her parents’ divorce is really hard on her, but she would never admit that. She is very creeped out by her weirdo neighbor Dale and thinks he’s a peeper.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – March 20th & 21st, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

UNEARTH EMILY

Director: Autumn Brain

Producer: Hanna Kivlighan

Writer: Nicole Corwin

Casting Associates: Jesslyn McCartney & Naomi Bertha

 

STORYLINE: Alice unleashes more than expected when clumsily conjuring her recently dead girlfriend Emily from her grave.

 

SEEKING:

[ALICE] 21yrs, Female. Alice is an amazing free spirit who is in deep mourning for her girlfriend EMILY who was recently killed in an automobile accident. Alice is constantly replaying the argument with Emily that turned out to be their last conversation. Alice, a crystal loving, Stardew Valley playing, talented knitter, with a stick and poke on her ankle has become Pagan curious as a means to cast a spell to bring her girlfriend back from the dead. Alice is not prepared for the half-dead Emily she conjures up with a fragmented spell and realizes she must end the unearthly nightmare she brought about. We are particularly keen to receive submissions from actors who identify as queer.

Shoots 2 days – $150/day – March 20th & 21st, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

[EMILY] 21yrs Female, In life Emily was a witchy gothic queen, in death her chakras are completely blocked, is creepy and quite dangerous. She is pissed off, unbalanced physically and metaphorically and does not understand what is happening. She barely recognizing Alice and is mostly unaware of her former life, but seems to remember Alice had something to do with her death. She has gone from an outgoing and creative palm and tarot card reader looking forward to a lifetime with her soulmate to an unwieldy, suspicious spirit creature who thinks violent retribution is what Alice deserves. We are particularly keen to receive submissions from actors who identify as queer.

Shoots 2 days – $150/day – March 20th & 21st, 2021 – All scenes will be shot outdoors.

 

 

Final authorization for engagement of services is dependent upon university budget approval.

Very Interested in Friends who have been isolating/podding together – if this is the case for you, make a note of the name of the other actor in your pod that is submitting for the same project in your submission!

 

ONCE AGAIN:

DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

Submitting thru Breakdown Express or Actors Access are the preferred methods.

If that is not available to you, we still very much want to hear from you, in that case see above for submission email address.

 

 

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

COVID-19 Protocols include temperature checks, regular disinfection of handled/touched items, 6ft social distancing, shooting will be outdoors, crew are required to wear masks as will actors between takes.  Crews will be limited to essential personnel not to exceed 6 crew members.  

Every submission is thoughtfully considered.  Specific requirements to each role are indicted above.  Anne Chapman Casting is a safe space where all voices are equal regardless of age, sex, racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, cultural or national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.