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Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 3 actors for Farewell to Pageantry, a non-union 35mm short student film.


VCUarts Cinema

Non-Union Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts

Executive Producer: Sherre Chen, Art Eng

Director: Sam Labella

Producer: Katie Kemp

Writer: Brandon Miller

Casting Director:  Anne Chapman

Casting Associate: William Schultz

Casting Assistants: Cailynn Birts, Laura Bowen, Jaxon Lessler, Destiny Fauntleroy, Daniel Kobulnicky

Shoot Dates: Tuesday June 25th, Wednesday June 26th, Thursday June 27th

Shoot Location: Richmond, Virginia

Audition Date: Monday June 10th

Audition Location: Richmond, Virginia


Rate: $150/ day

Actor will receive a copy of the film upon completion.


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Submitting does not guarantee an audition: you will be contacted with an audition time and location if selected.


Farewell to Pageantry


Storyline: During the moody after hours at a roadside motel, Jemima, a timid receptionist who yearns for adventure becomes an unwitting accomplice in the aftermath of a murder.




JEMIMA: Any Ethnicity Female. Mid to late twenties. Small in stature, mousey and unmemorable, yet always willing to help. JEMIMA is the front desk receptionist of a rural Nebraska motel, with a secret passion. Financially strapped with no higher education, Jemima lacks the resources to better her circumstances. She does have the resources however to create a vivid fantasy world. By entering the guests’ rooms while they are away and trying on their lives, JEMIMA has found a way to escape her mundane existence. She wears their clothes, goes through their personal effects, reads their books, and imagines what their lives are like.

Shoots 3 days

Rate: $150/ day


ROBIN: Any Ethnicity Female. Late thirties to early forties. Striking, stoic, calm and unforgettable. ROBIN is a murderess for hire, often posing as high class sex worker. A very successful lawyer, who tired of representing horrible people, guilty of terrible crimes. Vengefully, Robin has taken her beloved justice system into her own hands, ridding the world permanently of men she feels deserves to be killed, including those with death/murder fantasies. Unsettlingly confident, believing she is morally justified in carrying out her deeds and clever enough to get away with it. A mysterious enigma.

Shoots 2 days

Rate: $150/ day


WARREN WALCOTT: Caucasian Male. 50s. Barrel chested and bombastic with a sweaty brow, whose power trip is eating him alive. The CEO of Walcott Entertainment, Inc. WARREN is arrogantly confident, with an abrasive personality. Having lied and cheated his way to the top, tearing down many people along the way, his guilt and self doubt are becoming unmanageable. Having grown despondent, and wanting to end things on his own terms before his empire crumbles, WARREN has a secret wish to be murdered by a beautiful woman.

Shoots 2 days

Rate: $150/ day


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