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RICHMOND – Casting Call for Student Short Film – July 12th-14th – PAID

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 4 actors for a SAG short student film shooting JULY 12th, 13th & 14th, 2022 in Richmond, VA.

COVID-19 University & Film Production Protocol (including a negative COVID-19 test 24 hours prior to arriving on set) will be followed.



Submit current photo (a selfie is fine!) & any acting experience to:




Include the following information in the subject line:

Your Name, NAME OF THE ROLE submitting for and your distance from Richmond.

In the body of the e-mail:




Photo(s) & Resume/Any acting experience.


(If you have a Breakdown Express/Actors Access account please submit to the breakdown there.)



VCUarts Cinema SAG Short Student Films

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Danny Caporaletti

Producers: Chris Debo

Directors: Terre Nguyen

Writers: Galen Hogan-Barden

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje, Veronica Lee

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky, Amani Hagmagid

Shoot Dates: July 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2022

Rate: $175 – $250/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Virtual Audition Date: July 6th


MA: Ma is a story about a Japanese family forced to live in an incarceration camp during WWII in 1944. This drama follows Haruki, Taira, and their son George as they navigate being a family burdened with the trauma of war.

[TAIRA] Late 20’s, male, Japanese. Dapper, and up beat, with an adventurous spirit, Taira was a photographer before he and his family were imprisoned in the incarceration camps, but always finds a chance to continue with his art. Tries to keep up the light, hope, and joy for his family in such a dark place. Knowledge and love of baseball would be great. Shoots Three (3) days – $250.00 per day – July 12th, 13th &14th, 2022

[HARUKI] Late 20’s, female, Japanese. Sensitive, graceful, and stoic with a hidden humor. Haruki is an artist who uses flower arranging to express herself while being imprisoned in the incarceration camp. She’s protective of her family, and also knows they are being wronged and isn’t afraid to make others realize that. Knowledge of/experience with Ikebana/Kado would be great. Shoots Three (3) days – $250.00 per day – July 12th, 13th &14th, 2022

[GEORGE] 8-12 years old, male, Japanese. George is energetic, curious, and determined, with a mischievous streak. He has inherited his father’s love of baseball.  A familiarity with baseball is helpful. Shoots Three (3) days – $175.00 per day – July 12th, 13th & 14th, 2022

[PFC William Harlow] 18 to 22 years old, white male. Respectful, but young and clueless about how he makes the others feel – and how he could be in the wrong. Speaks with a Southern drawl. Handles a prop firearm. SUPPORTING

Shoots Two (2) days – $250/day – between July 12th, 13th & 14th, 2022.


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

Submitting does not guarantee an audition, you will be contacted if selected to self-tape or audition virtually.