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RICHMOND – Anne Chapman Casting/VCUarts Cinema 35mm Short Student Film PLAYING THE DUKE Auditions – 6/6/16 & 6/7/16 – PAID

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 2 actors for PLAYING THE DUKE, a 35mm short student film.


Production Company: VCUarts Cinema
Executive Producer:  Art Eng & Kirk Kjeldsen
Director:  Salem Daniels
Producer:  Zoe Ferebee
Writer:  Colin Earner
Casting Director:  Anne Chapman
Casting Associates:  Sewell Brewer & Jeremy Brown
Shoot Dates: Monday, June 13th, Tuesday, June 14th & Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Shoot Location: In and around Richmond, Virginia
Period: 1970s – Jackson Ward / Richmond, VA
Audition Dates: Monday, June 6th & Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Audition Location: Richmond, Virginia
Rate: $100 -$150 per shoot day, depending upon role, see below.

Each actor will receive a copy of the film upon completion.

Please send headshot and resume to:


Please indicate role you are submitting for in the subject line.  

Include shoot date availability and your travel distance to Richmond.  


SUBMIT current headshot and resume to:


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Role you are submitting for in the subject line

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(Depending upon role, lodging might be provided.)

Seeking the following roles:

CHARLIE – African American. Male, 60s-70s. A charming trickster.  Bit of a ladies man in his day. Deeply lonely and physically hungry. He has a Charlie Chaplin like bravado that makes it easy for him to recover after getting knocked down. A well thought of jazz musician in Jackson Ward in the 1950s who has fallen on hard times. Ultimately he’s a performer, willing to put on different masks to get what he needs. Can be extremely warm to others. Flamboyant. Though thread bare, still stylish. Proud, in spite of his homelessness.  Shoots 3 days, Mon., June 13th, Tues., June 14th and Wed., June 15th.  Lodging provided if needed.  $150/shoot day.

OWNER OF THE HOT DOG STAND – African American, Male, 20-30s.  Hip guy, entrepreneurial minded. Willing to do hard work.  Not empathetic or sympathetic. Wrapped up in his own world, usually has his nose buried in the business section of the newspaper, but loves the sports page as well.   Doesn’t care unless you can pay. Has seen Charlie’s type before, the hungry homeless man is a common specimen to his stand and he knows how to deal with them.  He is not cruel, it’s just business. This hot dog stand is just the first step on his plan for success.  Shoots 1 day, actual date TBD.  $100/shoot day.

Please send headshot and resume to:


Thank you in advance for your submission!

Submitting does not guarantee an audition; you will be contacted with the audition time and place if selected.