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Richmond – Casting Call – July 5-7 – PAID

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 3 Local to RVA actors for a short student film shooting July 5th, 6th & 7th, 2021.

Rate: $200/shoot day – Final authorization for engagement of services is dependent upon university budget approval.

COVID-19 Production Protocol Will Be Followed. Due to COVID-19 Travel Concerns this is a Local Production using Actors Local to Richmond, Virginia. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

LOST CAT

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Films

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Yossera Bouchtia & Bunt Young

Producers: Maya Baskin

Directors: Jake Burno

Writers: Sophia Schrock

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associate: Lucas Behrends, Max Gilmore

 

Audition Date: Wednesday, June 30th

Audition Location: Auditions will be virtual.

Shoot Dates: Monday, July 5th, Tuesday, July 6th & Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Shoot Location: Richmond, Virginia

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submitting through Breakdown Express or Actors Access are the preferred methods.

If that is not available to you, they still very much want to hear from you. In that case, submit current headshot/resume and reel (if available) to: vcucasting@gmail.com

 

Include the following information in the subject line: 

Your Name, NAME OF FILM & ROLE submitting for & confirming you are LOCAL TO RICHMOND, meaning within a 75 mile driving radius.

In the body of the e-mail:

NAME:

CONFIRM YOU ARE AWARE THIS IS A NON-UNION PRODUCTION:

PHONE #:

EMAIL:

ATTACH HEADSHOT/RESUME & REEL (if available).

 

STORYLINE

LOST CAT: Margot & Stevie are a young couple going through a rough patch. While searching for Stevie’s cat Salem (who appears to Margot as a monster), Margot realizes their relationship needs to come to an end.

 

SEEKING:

[MARGOT] 21yrs old, Female. Stevie’s long term girlfriend. Margot feels neglected and jealous of the attention Stevie gives Salem, and wishes that Stevie would consider her own feelings more. Margot can lash out in anger or sarcasm at perceived slights and jabs. She is convinced that Stevie’s cat, Salem, is out to get her and has an evil agenda in mind. Margot feels her relationship with Stevie is crumbling and projects these fears onto Salem, blaming him and turning him into a “monster”. Margot puts on a tough face, but feels alone and ignored in her relationship.

Actor must be comfortable with minor stunts to include choreographed trip/fall.

Shoots 3 days – $200/day – Monday July 5th, Tuesday July 6th, and Wednesday July 7th 2021

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

 

[STEVIE] 21yrs old, Female. Margot’s long term girlfriend. As Salem’s owner, she is a dedicated cat owner who constantly dotes on her pet. Stevie prioritizes Salem over Margot’s feelings, believing Margot to be purposely sabotaging attempts to find Salem. Stevie is often antagonistic towards Margot, using humor and passive aggressive sarcasm to spite her or belittle and dismiss her feelings.

They are considering the possibility of the roles of STEVIE and SALEM being played by the same actor. If this interests you please make a note of that in your submission.

Shoots 3 days – $200/day – Monday July 5th, Tuesday July 6th, and Wednesday July 7th 2021

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

 

SALEM – Any age, gender, or ethnicity. Stevie’s black cat. In his “monster” form he is a shadowy figure who is difficult to make out, with creepy but graceful, catlike movements. Salem does typical cat things in this form, such as killing small animals and giving them to Margot. He is playful and spoiled by his owner, Stevie. Margot believes he is spiteful and manipulative but he is just a relatively normal cat who can act on his own.

Background in dance preferred. They are open to this role being played by the same actor playing STEVIE.

Shoots 1 day – $200/day – Between 5th and 7th specific date TBD

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

Thank you in advance for your submission! 

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

 

Every submission is thoughtfully considered.  Specific requirements to each role are indicated above.  Anne Chapman Casting is a safe space where all voices are equal regardless of age, sex, racial, tribal, religious, linguistic, cultural or national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.