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Richmond – Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts seeking 2 actors for short film – March 8-10 – Paid

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts are seeking 2 actors for HERE LIES BEATRICE, a non-union short student film.



VCUarts Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts via an Undergraduate Grant

Executive Producer:  Virginia Bertholet

Director: Sam Labella

Producer:  Kat Docalovich

Writer:  Sam Labella

Casting Director:  Anne Chapman

Casting Associate: Tracia Austin

Casting Assistants: Carter Amos, William Schultz & Chelsea Lofland

Shoot Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday,  March 8th, 9th & 10th, 2019

Shoot Location: Greater Richmond, Virginia

Audition Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 2019

Audition Location: Richmond, Virginia


Rate: $200 per shoot day

Actor will receive a copy of the film upon completion.



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*Please note, there is a very limited budget for travel and/or accommodation for this student films.  Make a note if you have accommodation in Richmond and are available to get yourself to Richmond.


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.


Here Lies Beatrice


Rural Virginia, 1956, Here Lies Beatrice is the story of a mother’s ‘assumed’ last day alive, in which she prepares for her death, trying to hide the truth from her daughter.




BEATRICE WILLARD: Caucasian, female, 50-60. Guarded yet loving mother. Owns and runs a laundry service out of her rural home. Uses humor to shield bottled up emotions. Not afraid of hard, physical work, embodying a ‘get on with it’ spirit. When confronted with a possible fatal illness, she desires to keep her daughter from worrying. Confusion surrounds, as her illness and menopause have graphic, overlapping symptoms. Must be comfortable hanging laundry on a line and using a shovel to dig a ditch.

Shoots 3 days @ $200/per day.


ELAINE WILLARD: Caucasian, female, early 20’s. Humble, nurturing, and responsible. Happily lives and works with her mother, but also has a part time job at the local doctor’s clinic. A people watcher. Wants to use her strong sense of empathy to forge a deeper connection with her emotionally distant mother.

Shoots 3 days @ $200/per day.


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