Casting Call for Short Film “A Walk in the Park” [New York, NY] #casting

PROJECT TITLE: A Walk in the Park
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Jake Moore
WRITERS: Jake Moore, Glenis Hunter, Ricardo Carrion
DIRECTOR: Jake Moore
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: 1 Day for Rehearsal, 1 Day to Shoot
SHOOTING LOCATION: New York, NY

SYNOPSIS:

A Walk in the Park – A dialogue driven short film set in a NYC park. Two young female friends hanging out in the park spot an old acquaintance from high school picking through the trash. One friend, despite her friend’s warnings, decides to help out and she strikes up a conversation. The conversation doesn’t go quite as well as she planned and delves deeper than she was prepared for.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Looking for the role of Luther, the lead male character.

Luther is in his mid-twenties. In high school he was a straight A student, but found himself caught up with drugs in college. He ended up in a downward spiral and found crystal meth to be his drug of choice. At the point of the scene he lives on the streets and survives how he can. In the scene he is searching through the trash for food, which is nothing new to him, just part of his day. His appearance is gaunt, he has unkempt facial hair, and clothes that were once nice, but are now tattered and dirty. On one level he is still himself and has a capacity for social interactions, but at the same time he is jittery, on edge, short tempered, slightly schizophrenic and emotionally disjointed. He is approached and enters conversation with a girl he went to high school with and while he feels like she is judging him and treating him like a charity case, he also enjoys her company.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, Meals, Transportation
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THIS DATE: Friday, January 25th
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: deans117@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot, Snapshot okay
AUDITION DATE: Satuday, January 26th
AUDITION START TIME: 9am
AUDITION END TIME: 5pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: TBD (Manhattan)
OTHER NOTES: Please send me a little about yourself and a picture. If you have a reel, that would certainly be helpful, but not necessary. If you are interested, we have several other projects that are in the works and we will continue to create new concepts and hopefully paid work down the road, so this could potentially turn into a good working relationship.

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