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Richmond- Casting Call for Short Film- August 1st-3rd- Paid


First weekend of August – 2/3 days

Richmond Virginia

RATE:$100-$150/shoot day

COVID-19 protocols will be followed

Travel not covered, and they prefer submissions from Richmond locals due to COVID-19

Executive Producer: Nikita Moyer Director/Writer: Leanne Burke


1) Send current headshot/resume/reel to: maddifilm@gmail.com

• Include your name and the role you are submitting for in the subject line In the body of the email…

• Name

• Confirm that you are aware that this is a non-union film

• Please state if you are local, within 80 miles of Richmond

• Phone #

• Email

2) If selected for an audition, you will be contacted to submit a self-tape

3) Callbacks will most likely be virtual, but they will contact you and let you know the process


A woman on a day pass from a mental institution struggles to reconnect with her childhood friend that put her there.


[MADDI] 31, Female. Any Ethnicity. Maddi is a mother of two little girls who has been in a mental institution for the past year. She struggles with feelings of abandonment, and loneliness. She feels small and anxious, though she is much stronger than she realizes. She has lived a chaotic, unstable life, and is coming to terms with the way life is now. She knows Sarah, her childhood friend, is always there for her, she just has to get over her own pride to accept it. Deep worries, quick temper, the weight of the world on her shoulders.

Shoots 2-3 days-$150/day

[SARAH] 32, Female. Any Ethnicity. Sarah is a single mother of two, who recently put herself through college and works long hours in minimum wage jobs. She’s a people pleaser, and always wanting to help others, though it can be heavy handed and unwanted at times. She’s come to visit her friend, and hopefully reconnect after a year of her being institutionalized. A big heart, an average student, and believes there is good in everyone.

Shoots 2-3 days-$150/day

[YOUNG MADDI] 7, Female. Any Ethnicity. Clearly the younger version of Maddi, who just likes hanging out with her friend. A free spirit and impulsive. Shoots 1 day-$100/day

[YOUNG SARAH] 8, Female. Any Ethnicity. Clearly the younger version of Sarah, who just likes hanging out with her friend. Sheltered and thoughtful. Shoots 1 day-$100/day

Primary Contact: Leanne Burke

Primary Contact Phone: (540) 810-4716

Primary Contact Email: L_Burke@outlook.com