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Richmond – Open call for short film – Feb 23, April 18-22 – Paid

Cardinal is an upcoming short film shooting in April 2019 in Richmond, VA. Come join an experienced, professional, fun team and help bring this independent thriller to life!


Production title: Cardinal

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union

Director: Todd Densmore

Producer: Brittany Gray

Audition Location: 1401 E Cary St #400, Richmond, VA 23219 Shooting Location: Richmond, VA

Email: cardinalmovie@gmail.com

Compensation: Negotiable


Key Dates:

Auditions: February 23, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (All auditions will be given a specific time within this window) Shooting Starts: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Shooting Ends: Monday, April 22, 2019



Peter, haunted by visions of his recently deceased mother, believes she has sent him a message from beyond–awakening violent urges within him.


Character Bios:

Peter Earl Redding — 30-40 — Unassuming appearance, quiet with sad tellful eyes


Florence Abigail Redding — 60-75 — White or gray hair, slim/gaunt features, sickly


Claire Turner — 25-35 — Modest, yet well put together, dark features preferred


Charlie — 20s — Faded dye job, club girl, unpredictable


Jeff — 25-35 — Handsomely confident, young professional.


Laura — 20-35 — Athletic build, outdoorsy


Nose Ring — 20-30 — Lanky, unthreatening, think punk-kid


Dr. Forrester — 50s-70s — Scholarly therapist, fatherly


Ben — 20s — Boyish college student, innocently ‘frat-like’


We are also casting for roughly 30 extras and various non-speaking parts.


Interested parties please email our team at cardinalmovie@gmail.com to set up a time for an audition on February 23rd. Please include in the submission your headshot, resume, and reel (if available).