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RICHMOND – Casting Call for Three VCU Student Films – June/July 2022 – PAID

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema seeking 10 actors for 3  short student film shooting June/July, 2022

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

 

Come Back Tomorrow

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Kevin Gallagher & Ruben Rios

Producer: Lillian Sisti

Director: Nico Yanakiev

Screenwriter: Kyle Duncan

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky, Rachel Christina

Shoot Dates: June 27th & 28th, 2022

Rate: $125.00/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Virtual Audition: Tuesday late afternoon, June 21st, 2022

 

COME BACK TOMORROW  – STORYLINE: College student Kenneth finds himself isolated and alone minutes before closing time in a local coffee shop. He forms an unlikely companionship with the reluctant barista, forced to stay late upon her manager’s request.

 

SEEKING:

[LORRAINE] 23 to 29 years old, all ethnicities female. Introverted, Lorraine keeps her social circle as small as possible. She’s never been interested in obtaining a traditional education, but what she lacks in degrees she makes up for in a gritty understanding of how the real world works. She is not one to make conversation, especially with strangers. Barista experience a plus but not required.

Shoots Two (2) days @ $125/day – June 27th & 28th, 2022.

 

[KENNETH] 18 to 23 years old, all ethnicities male. Kenneth is a studious and has found the routine of college to be very natural. He has had to work hard for what he wants, but has never experienced anything as catastrophic as the car crash his mother was just involved in.

Shoots Two (2) days @ $125/day – June 27th & 28th, 2022.

 

[OBADIAH] 40 to 59 years old, all ethnicities male. A hard-working father of four and owner of the café. Obadiah very much enjoys his job, and believes in having a good working relationship with his employees, doing his best to be interested in their lives without being too invasive. Lorraine reminds him of his oldest daughter.

Shoots 1 day @ $125/day – June 27th or 28th, 2022

 

(The F***Ked Up Thing that Happened to) Ruth Ermingild

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Kevin Gallagher & Danny Caproaletti

Producer: Jesse Knowles

Director: Nia Frazier

Screenwriter: Alex Bagoly

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje, Kayla Eslin

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky

Shoot Dates: June 30th, July 1st & July 2nd, 2022

Rate: $150.00/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Virtual Audition: Wednesday late afternoon, June 22nd, 2022

RUTH ERMINGILD – STORYLINE: Sadie arrives for a sleepover with her recently more withdrawn best friend Ruth, bearing witness to the mysterious relationship between Ruth, Ruth’s mother, and Ruth’s grandmother.

 

SEEKING:

[SADIE MACINTYRE] 18 to 22 years old to play 16, female. Sadie is a high school girl looking to reinvent her high school image. She has recently grown distant from her best friend Ruth. She is sensitive, perceptive and empathetic and wants to rekindle her relationship with Ruth.
Shoots Three (3) days @ $150/day – June 30th, July 1st & July 2nd, 2022.

[RUTH ERMINGILD] 18 to 22 years old to play 16, female. Ruth is a high schooler who is forced to mature before she’s ready due to her family’s gruesome tradition of caring for their elderly matriarchs. She has recently grown distant from her best friend Sadie. She harbors a slight resentment toward Sadie’s popularity, but wants badly to reconnect.
Shoots Three (3) days @ $150/day – June 30th, July 1st & July 2nd, 2022 – Must be comfortable with fake blood.

[MRS. ERMINGILD] 40 to 49 years old, female. Mrs. Ermingild is the friendly mother of Ruth, and daughter of Grandma Ermingild. Unashamedly a helicopter mom and devoted daughter. She maintains the order in her ideal household. Her kind and friendly demeanor is only surface level, it’s a coping mechanism to deal with a terrible family tradition.
Shoots Two (2) days @ $150/day – Between June 30th & July 2nd, 2022.

[GRANDMA ERMINGILD] 60 to 79 years old, female. Elderly, bedridden mother and grandmother. She is the recipient of the Ermingild’s traditional end-of-life care from her granddaughter Ruth under her daughter’s supervision; a dark procedure involving the transfer of blood from old to young. Must be comfortable with fake blood and have the ability to scream and wail.
Shoots One (1) day @ $150/day – Between June 30th – July 2nd, 2022 – Must be comfortable wailing, screaming and with fake blood.

 

You or A Friend

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Kevin Gallagher & Vivan Owen

Producer: Camden Walent

Director: Kristina Flansburg

Screenwriter: Lindsey Paulette

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje & Emily Dunn

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky

Shoot Dates: July 6th, 7th & 8th, 2022

Rate: $150.00/day & $300/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

First Round: via self-tape

Virtual Callback: June 26th, 2022

 

YOU OR A FRIEND – STORYLINE: The evening of two friends takes a turn when a fortune cookie predicting marriage has them fighting over who will be the first of the two to get engaged.

 

SEEKING:

[MARIE] 23 to 29 years old, all ethnicities female. Marie is passionate and stubborn. Dianna’s roommate. She wishes for love and success and is willing to bulldoze through anything in her way to get what she wants. Her aspirations can come across very dramatic, but she means well and loves deeply.
MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH RUNNING INDOORS
Shoots: Three (3) days – $300/day – July 6-8, 2022

[DIANNA] 23 to 29 years old, all ethnicities female. Dianna is roommates with her college best friend, Marie. She is able to manage Marie’s dramatic antics. She has a softer demeanor and has always had a deep love towards Marie that may extend past “friendship”. She’s the one to neutralize moments of high emotion and acts as the mom-friend between the two.
MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH RUNNING INDOORS
Shoots: Three (3) days – $300/day – July 6-8, 2022

[AMBER] 23 to 29 years old, all ethnicities female. Amber is self centered and attention seeking. She presents herself as living a luxurious life . She’s a typical Instagram girly who is interested in the flashy and superficial. All of her relationships are shallow and for show because she cannot entertain the selfless idea of true friendship. She’s in a situational, long term friendship with Marie and Dianna.
Shoots 1/2 day – $150/day – July 6, 7, or 8, 2022

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

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please do not submit again if you have already submitted via Actors Access.

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

vcucasting@gmail.com

 

Please do not submit again if you have already submitted via Actors Access.

 

Include the following information in the SUBJECT LINE:

Your Name, NAME OF FILM & ROLE submitting for & confirm your location and travel distance to Richmond, Virginia

 

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Thank you in advance for your submission!