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Richmond, Virginia – Physical actors needed for short film – July 6th – July 9th – paid

 

Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts are seeking 3 actors for a non-union 35mm short student film shooting in Richmond, VA

 

THIS IS FOR HORSES

VCUarts Non-Union 35mm Short Student Film

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema

Executive Producer: Rob Tregenza, Nikita Moyers, P.J. Norton & Art Eng

Director: Andrew Pickup

Producer: Rob Davis

Writer: Michael Spaziani

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Casting Associate: Laura Bowen

Casting Assistants: William Schultz, Cailynn Birts, Jaxon Lessler, Destiny Fauntleroy, Daniel Kobulnicky

Shoot Dates: Saturday July 6th, Sunday July 7th, Monday July 8th (Rain date – Tuesday July 9th)

Shoot Location: Richmond, Virginia

Audition Date: Saturday June 22nd, 2019

Audition Location: Richmond, Virginia

NON-UNION

Rate: $175/shoot day HAYNES & IVERS, $200/shoot day MUSTANG

Actor will receive a copy of the film upon completion.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Include the following information in the SUBJECT LINE:

YOUR NAME, ROLE SUBMITTING FOR & YOUR LOCATION

 

SUBMIT current headshot and resume (and reel if you have one) to:

 

vcucasting@gmail.com

 

Include the following information in the body of the email:

Role you are submitting for:

Name:

Contact Information:

Phone:

E-mail:

Please confirm you are aware this is a non-union project:

Confirm you are comfortable with physical action and include any stunt experience:

Include your travel distance to Richmond*:

Do you have local housing available to you*:

Confirm Audition Date Availability:

Confirm Shooting Dates Availability:

 

*Please note, there is a very limited budget for travel and/or accommodation for these student films.

Make a note if you have accommodations in Richmond and are available to get yourself to Richmond.

 

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.

 

STORYLINE: Two Animal Control Officers respond to an “injured horse” call, only to find no trace of the horse and an unconscious stableman.  Upon regaining consciousness the stableman is seemly more horse than human.

 

NOTE:

PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ROLES REQUIRE ATHLETICISM & PHYSICAL NIMBLENESS.  ACTORS WILL NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE RUNNING, GALLOPING, STUMBLING, ROLLING & CRAWLING.  IF CALLED TO AUDITION, AN IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTION WILL BE SENT ALONG WITH THE SCRIPT AND SIDES.

 

SEEKING:

 

IVERS: Any Ethnicity, Male, early 20s. First day on the job as a junior animal control officer. Bright-eyed, physically fit, loves animals and the outdoors.  Loaded with common sense, excellent training and a can do attitude – IVERS is eager to please his new boss and jump into what he thinks is his dream job. There is no way to prepare for the mayhem that his first day brings, including his boss’ unappealing milk drenched mustache, an accidental tranquilization, and macabre rituals.

Stunt and physical theatre experience a plus!

Shoots 3 days $175/shoot day

 

HAYNES: Any Ethnicity, Male, mid 40s. Habitual milk drinker with an impressive mustache.  Once in top shape, Senior Office Haynes enjoys his animal control work a little too much, having seen and killed it all.  Usually making snap judgments in favor of putting any animal in question down. Wise yet misguided, better at reading animals than humans. On this first day with his newbie partner, HAYNES is feeling the need to teach him a thing or two.

Beer belly a plus. Stunt and physical theatre experience a plus!

Shoots 3 days $175/shoot day

 

MUSTANG: Any Ethnicity, Male, 20 to 53 in human years or 4 to 17 in horse years.  Mane like hair, with a full beard. Mustang has spent his whole life on his family’s farm, mostly in the stables and prefers it that way. With no one left on the farm except himself and the horses, he has become as wild-spirited as the animals that surround him.  Has recently discovered that horse tranquilizers allow him to fully embody his horse alter ego.

Ability to gallop, neigh, nicker, and graze a plus!

Must be comfortable in chaps that expose the backside only, i.e. assless chaps.

Stunt and physical theatre experience a plus!

Shoots 3 days $200/shoot 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