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RICHMOND – Casting Calls for Three VCU Student Short Films – June 2022 – Paid

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema seeking 9 actors for 3 Non-Union short student film shooting June, 2022

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

 

 I’ll Be Here

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Kevin Gallagher & Vivian Owen

Producer: Brock Cooper

Director: Hannah Cantrell

Screenwriter: Finch Benton

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje & Alyssa Neal

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky

Shoot Dates: June 18th & 19th, 2022

Rate: $150.00/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

First Round: via self-tape

Virtual Callback: Monday evening, June 13th, 2022

 

I’LL BE HERE – STORYLINE: When it appears that the afterlife is nothing more than a continuation of his dull, meaningless existence, Ellery is able to find a bit of hope in an unexpected visitor at his grave.

 

SEEKING:

[ALISTAIR] –  Early to mid 40s, white male. Cynical, slouchy, selfish, and sly. Alistair is a ghost living in the cemetery who befriends Ellery. A broker who dropped dead of a heart attack in the late 1940’s. Almost 80 years later his greedy nature and bad habits are still ever present while he wanders the cemetery looking for excitement. Please note, Alistair holds a cigarette, but ultimately does not light or smoke it, he simply throws it to the ground.

Shoots Two (2)  days @ $150/day – June 18th and June 19th, 2022. All scenes will be shot outdoors. 

[ELLERY] –  Mid to late 20s, male, any ethnicity. A lanky diamond in the rough. Ellery is reserved, misunderstood, sarcastic and…a ghost. Never made much of an effort in life due to undiagnosed depression and a lack of social energy. Ellery wouldn’t start a conversation, but he can hold one. On a good day he is sly, funny and even flirty. A pessimist by nature and distant in all of his relationships in life, he is working to change this in death. He had a crush on his coworker Prue and regrets never acting on it, boy is he pleased and surprised to see her at his funeral. Maybe it’s not too late. Shoots Two (2)  days @ $150/day – June 18th and June 19th, 2022. All scenes will be shot outdoors. 

[PRUE] –  Mid to late 20s, female, any ethnicity. Quiet, shy, and optimistic. Prue’s plain appearance belies a natural beauty. Even though she doesn’t make much effort to stand out she is always prepared, well put together and is progressing in her career. She knew Ellery at her previous office job. She had a crush on him, but assumed it was one sided due to their awkward interactions. After seeing his death in the newspaper, she was drawn to the funeral having no expectation to connect with him again. Shoots Two (2) days @ $150/day – June 18th and June 19th, 2022. All scenes will be shot outdoors. 

 

Devil’s Triangle

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Film

Executive Producers: Kevin Gallagher & Ruben Rios

Producer: Remington Curren

Director: Phillip Marter

Screenwriter: Abbie Strebe

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje, Joshua Arroyo & Gigi Jacobsen

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky

Shoot Dates: June 21st & 22nd, 2022

Rate: $200.00/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

First Round: via self-tape

Virtual Callback: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

 

DEVIL’S TRIANGLE – STORYLINE: A young man is approached by two seemingly unrelated undercover agents regarding the academic work of his estranged father.

 

SEEKING:

[CARTER BROOKS] – Mid 20s, male, any ethnicity. Has an innocent, intelligent look about him. He lives a life of skepticism and keeps his guard up – something he learned to do after his adventure seeking father abandoned him.

Shoots Two (2) Days @ $200/day, June 21st & 22nd, 2022

 

[QUINN] – Mid 20s, male or female, any ethnicity. A person of the shadows, Quinn is an asshole plain and simple. They are witty, a little too confident, and determined to win over Carter’s trust. Carter’s father was their Ancient Civ. professor.

Shoots Two (2) Days @ $200/day, June 21st & 22nd, 2022

 

[WAITRESS] – Mid 40s-Mid 50s, female, any ethnicity. Southern, sneaky and unassuming, she’s worked at this diner for 3 years now, but only as a cover for her real job as a secret agent. She’s been around the block a few times and can read anyone like a book. Southern accent preferred.

Shoots One (1) Day @ $200/day, June 21st or 22nd, 2022

 

Memory Box

VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producers: Kevin Gallagher & Dorie Barton

Producer: Abbie Strebe

Director: Maddy Wade

Screenwriter: Hannah Cantrell

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associates: Isabella Thietje & Leilani Curran

Casting Assistant: Alexa Lushetsky

Shoot Dates: June 24th & 25th, 2022

Rate: $125.00/day & $200/day

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

Location: Richmond, Virginia

First Round: via self-tape

Virtual Callback: Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

 

MEMORY BOX – STORYLINE: Two women relive their late daughter’s sixth birthday with the help of memory-enhancing technology.

 

SEEKING:

[PAULA] – Mid 50s-Mid 60s, female, any ethnicity. A natural worn beauty, Paula is a stoic woman who appreciates the long life she has lived and the experiences she has had. She has been with Ruby for 25 loving years. The couple are deeply in love, but the grief she experiences over the loss of their daughter causes deep pain that she has been suppressing until now. Please note: Must be able to forcefully throw an objet into a lake. May involve sticking a latex adhesive to temples of forehead, conscious of latex allergy.

Shoots Two (2) Days @ $200/day, June 24th & 25th, 2022.

 

[RUBY] – Mid 50s – Mid 60s, female, any ethnicity. Ruby is young at heart. She is Paula’s rock and knows just how to care for her and keep a smile as she manages Paula’s moods. As much as her appreciation for life motivates her, she greatly misses their daughter and longs to relive the time they spent together. Please note; May involve sticking a latex adhesive to temples of forehead, conscious of latex allergy.

Shoots Two (2) Days @ $200/day, June 24th & 25th, 2022.

 

[ELISE] – 5-8 years to play 6, female, any ethnicity. Forever six years old, Elise is a sweet, playful child with a kind innocence about her. Elise exists only in digitized memories, but these memories bring peace to both Paula and Ruby, but only for a fleeting moment. No adult themes, parent/guardian welcome on set.

Shoots One (1) Day @ $125/day, June 24th & 25th, 2022.

 

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

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

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

If that is not available to you, we still very much want to hear from you, in that case please

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 & confirm your location and travel distance to Richmond, Virginia

 

In the body of the e-mail:

NAME:

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

CONFIRM your location & if you are local to RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:

PHONE #:

E-MAIL:

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

 

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.