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Richmond-Seeking 7 actors local to RVA-October-PAID

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 7 Local to RVA actors for 3 short student films shooting October, 2020 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, DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA


Shoot Dates:

  • The Brothers: 
    • Saturday, October 3rd, Sunday, 4th & Monday, 5th, 2020
  • The One About Florence:
    • October 17th & 18th, 2020
  • The Scarecrow:
    • October 31st & November 1st, 2020

Shoot Location: Hanover, VA


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 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
  • confirm you are LOCAL TO RICHMOND, meaning within a 75 mile driving radius.

In the body of the e-mail:

  • NAME:
  • CONFIRM YOU ARE AWARE THESE ARE NON-UNION FILMS:
  • CONFIRM YOU ARE LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:
  • PHONE #:
  • E-MAIL:

THE BROTHERS – EPISODE I

STORYLINE: ​After he returns home to help his brother with the farm, a Catholic priest comes to find that the reason for their failing crops is something sinister.

SEEKING:

[FATHER TOBIAS SMITHSON] 20s, Male. A Catholic priest whose calling allowed him to escape the family farm. Years later full of self doubt and a deepening crisis of faith TOBIAS reluctantly returns to help his brother on their failing farm. Healing the corn crop and the relationship with his brother are complicated by an otherworldly presence on the farm. Tobias must find the strength and faith to confront everything that frightens him.

Must be comfortable out of doors, working with corn/scythe and with dogs. Previous prop gun experience a plus.

Shoots 3 days – $200/day – Saturday, October 3rd, Sunday, October 4th and Monday, October 5th, 2020

[JONAH SMITHSON] Early 30s, Male. The sole farmer on the family farm after TOBIAS left for seminary. Protective of the farmland yet resentful its success has all fallen to him alone. The embodiment of toxic masculinity. Farming takes a physical and mental toll on him yet the daily work provides a physical outlet for his deep rooted anger. JONAH never thought he had the potential to be anything other than a farmer, never considering another way of life. Survival of the farm is the only option for him.

Must be comfortable out of doors working with corn/scythe and with dogs. Previous prop gun experience a plus.

Shoots 3 days – $200/day – Saturday, October 3rd, Sunday, October 4th and Monday, October 5th, 2020


THE ONE ABOUT FLORENCE – EPISODE ll

STORYLINE: While mourning the tragic death of her lover, a young woman’s sense of reality becomes skewed when a strange spirit from her nightmares starts to manifest in real life.

SEEKING:

[FLORENCE] Late 20s, Female.​ FLORENCE is grieving the unexplained and sudden drowning of her lover SUZANNE. Full of self blame due to their recent row, her guilt and emptiness have taken control of her life on the farm. Recently there are many strange occurrences on her land. FLORENCE is constantly and completely alone.

As there is very minimal dialogue, emotion must be expressed through physical performance.

Must be comfortable out of doors and with dogs. Some scenes will take place around a bon fire.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – Saturday, October 17th & Sunday, October 18th, 2020.

[SUZANNE] Late 20s, Female. SUZANNE is FLORENCE’s dead girlfriend. In spite of a tumultuous relationship SUZANNE is hopelessly in love with FLORENCE and can express this with a simple look of bliss while in FLORENCE’s company. Her presence can be calm or an equally nightmarish version created by FLORENCE’s heavy guilt. SUZANNE no longer exists in this realm.

As there is very minimal dialogue, emotion must be expressed through physical performance.

Must be comfortable out of doors. Some scenes will take place around a bon fire.

Must be comfortable being drenched in water, no swimming is necessary.

Possibility of breast nudity.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – Saturday, October 17th & Sunday, October 18th, 2020.


THE SCARECROW – EPISODE lll

STORYLINE: A haunted scarecrow obsessed with a futile mission to provide for his mother is visited by a mysterious spirit that forces him to confront the nature of his existence.

SEEKING:

[THE SCARECROW] Late 20s, Male. A tall, slightly lanky ghost who forces himself to harvest the family farms corn crop beyond the grave to help his mother. However, his loving mission is futile because she can never receive the crop. This finds him worrisome, exhausted and drowning in despair. SCARECROW is covered head to toe and must convey these emotions entirely through physical performance. His body is slowly falling apart, his right arm is completely limp.

MOS. Strong dance or movement experience is essential. Some scenes will take place around a bon fire.

Must be comfortable out of doors, and with dogs. Not afraid to get dirty.

THE SCARECROW’s reflection in a mirror is his own human one, the actors face is seen in these shots.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st, 2020

[MOTHER] Female. THE SCARECROW’s elderly mother. Her son’s ghost attempts to help provide for her by harvesting corn, but she is unaware/unable to receive it. Despite being alive, she almost haunts THE SCARECROW and is only ever seen through a window or from a distance. Minimal dialogue.

Shoots 2 days – $200/day – Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st, 2020


Entire Anthology, All Episodes 

THE BROTHERS, THE ONE ABOUT FLORENCE & THE SCARECROW

SEEKING:

[THE SPIRIT] Late 20s-Early 30s. An androgynous entity of the afterlife that responds to those who are close to death, violence or grief. An all knowing guide rather than an active participant in these conflicts.

They are elegant, poised and mysterious. Very powerful presence. Must be able to convey emotion through movement.

MOS. Dance or movement experience is a plus. Some scenes will take place around a bon fire.

Shoots 4-5 days – $200/day – Possible shoot dates, Saturday, October 3rd, Sunday, October 4th, Monday, October 5th, Saturday, October 17th, Sunday, October 18th, Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st, 2020.

For all roles: Final authorization for engagement of services is dependent upon university budget approval.

Very interested in friends who have been isolating/podding together – if this is the case for you, make a note of the name of the other actor in your pod that is submitting for the same project in your submission!

ONCE AGAIN: DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Submitting through 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 see above for submission email address.

Thank you in advance for your submission!  Submitting does not guarantee an audition; you will be contacted with an audition time and location if selected.