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Virginia Beach – Casting for Short Sci-Fi Film – Sept 1-2, 8-9 – Paid


Director: Timothy Puder
Producers: Emily Puder, Hannah Puder
Description: Casting a drama / sci-fi “Emergence,” a thesis student film. When Tamina reunites with a former flame, she rejects his pursuit of extraterrestrial life until she encounters the unimaginable.
Title: Emergence
Genre: Drama / Sci-fi
Shoot dates: October 5-8th
Pay rate: $150 flat rate for leads; $100 flat rate for supporting roles

Audition dates:
September 1st -6pm-9pm
September 2nd -10am-2pm
September 8th- 6pm-9pm
September 9th- 10am-2pm
Callbacks: September 15

Please email brunvil@mail.regent.edu with:

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Acting reel (if applicable)
  • Preferred date/time to audition (actors will be scheduled in 15 minute slots (i.e. 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, etc), and character you’d like to read for.

Location: Regent University Communications Building Room 102
Incentives: This is a pilot for a TV series based around the characters. Director is looking to retain actors from this short for the TV series.
Shooting location: Virginia Beach, VA

Key details: Tamina needs to be comfortable swimming, holding breath underwater.

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  • Tamina (Lead)
    18-24 female, bright eyes, long hair (preferred), 5’3” – 5’7”. Tamina’s fashion style is dressy tank tops, skinny jeans, and Adidas styled shoes. She is impossible not to like as she is outgoing and fun. She uses her fun flirtatious personality to keep things more surface level as a way of guarding herself. Dissatisfaction with life and the lack of healthy coping with her past causes her to reach out to an old childhood friend and sweetheart, Ridley, in an attempt to get away from the noise of the world. While with him, she is surrounded by people chasing aliens. This seems insane until…
  • Ridley (Lead)
    18-24 male, short dark hair (preferred), defined facial features, 5’8” – 6’2”. Ridley’s fashion style is modern, wears a lightweight military style jacket. Ridley is gentle and kind, easy going. He has witnessed something he does not understand, and so he has been living out at a cabin for weeks on end trying to learn more. He and Tamina are childhood friends who became a bit more than “just friends”. For different reasons, they haven’t spoken for over a year. Ridley gets a random call from Tamina asking if she can come out to where he is, though she can tell there is a reason other than just to see him. He realizes that he still has strong feelings for her, and even if seeing her again does not rekindle the flame, he wants to help her out.He not only believes in aliens, but also actively pursues them. He has encountered aliens – an experience he cannot deny.
  • Gilmore (Supporting)
    30’s male, glasses, short hair (preferred). Gilmore is a computer nerd, works for a three lettered government agency, wears khaki colored short sleeve button down shirt with collar, slacks that complement the shirt accordingly. He loves what he does and believes in aliens because of what he has seen, though he has not seen an actual alien for himself. Proof of aliens existence could lead to huge jump in technological advances, perhaps it could unite humanity and be a cause for world peace.
  • Eleanor (Supporting)
    Late 20’s female, 5’3” – 5’7” (preferred) Eleanor (Ella) is accomplished holding a PHD in Cultural Communications and a PHD in Linguistics. She has a kind and quiet voice, focused and engaged, is thoughtful and observant. Recent events have caused Ella to take an interest in aliens as a real possibility. Her theory is that, unlike Hollywood movies, there is not one race of aliens, but many. Not all E.T. life forms have the intelligence to be considered conscious beings, while others do. She believes that some phenomenons such as Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster can be explained by this theory.