Greetings! Attention local actors. Another chance to pad your resume and participate in a locally-made film. Please subscribe to these pages to have this info emailed directly into your life for the low, low price of free. Thank you!
CASTING CALL: SHORT FILM-“RIVER BLUES”: PAID ROLES
This short film showcases the slow destruction of a small business through the eyes of some of its citizens. Script runs approx. 20 minutes. Scenes are quiet, dramatic looks/appearance driven, minimal dialogue but extensive use of character, costume and settings.
MARK: 50’s-60’s: son who inherited small-town drug store now on its last legs.
MILDRED: 60’s-70’s: sits and watches cars go by outside her seldom-visited hair dressing shop in the basement of her home.
JIM: 30’s-40’s: former athlete who blew out his knee but still manages to deliver mail and recall the good old days.
HENRY: 50’s-70’s: town drunk, biker, too big to ride his hog which stands rusted out outside the bar.
BILLY: 20’s: lawyer looking to set up practice.
JEANIE: 20’S: works night shift at “blues bar”.
HARRY: 20’s-40’s: bartender.
MAGGIE: 40’s: divorced owner of bar.
MUD: 20’s: town clown; runs gas station.
JERSEY: 30’s-50’s: flamboyant owner of antiques store.
RUFF: poodle who never goes outside.
FILMING: two weekends in November and/or early December. Look will be cold, lifeless. Overnight shoot on a Monday or Tuesday in mid-November. No shooting over Thanksgiving. Most roles need only 2 days of shooting but it may require different weekends. Outdoor shooting required–warm-up tents, proper facilities and food available. Immediate reimbursement for gas to and from location, Small stipend: $50 per day.
Send headshot, resume of applicable experience, links to any clips and times available between noon-9 p.m. for appointment only auditions–Oct. 10-12. Please do not apply if unavailable on weekend days an/or unwilling to make short trip to Hastings, MN, area.
CONTACT: [email protected]
Please share this info with everyone you know who is interested in developing their character acting skills. Any experience is good experience. If you, family or friends have a poodle with aspirations to cinematic greatness, please submit headshot on the animal’s behalf. Good luck to all who apply.
As always, seeya at the movies…