Casting Call for TV Pilot “True Vice” [New Jersey] #casting
Posted May 4, 2014: reposted with updates
PROJECT TITLE: True Vice
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCERS: Walter Henry Storricks
WRITER: Ellis Minatee
DIRECTOR: Ellis Minatee
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Everitt Productions
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
What do you get when you put the spawn of a mobster, a drug dealer, a pimp, and a dirty cop together?
Pulp Fiction meets The Sopranos.
CASTING THESE ROLES:
Ethnicity: African American
Height: 5’11 – 6’3
Quentin is a drug dealer whose older brother, Jerome, is a cop. He lives with his brother but prefers to have as little contact as possible with him. He considers his best friend, Ray, more of a family member than his own brother.
Personality: Quentin is quiet and modest most of the time, but can be condescending smart ass when he comes across stupidity or when he feels his intelligence is being insulted. Unlike Domenick, he is a leader not a follower. He is the most intellectual and when push comes to shove can be manipulating.
Height: 5’7 – 5’10
Elaine has been Sal’s mistress for twenty plus years. Sal sees her as everything is ex-wife isn’t and she in turn views him as everything her ex-husband couldn’t be. Although emotional fragile, she has an intense devotion to her overbearing paramour who unlike most women in the series he seems to care genuinely about her.
Personality: Elaine has only had two constant men in her life, Sal and her son, Ridley. Neither of them can stand each other and their strife usually places her in the middle of the controversy. When their fights escalate to physical violence she is unable to bear the clash and sometimes breaks down. She views Ridley more as a little boy than a guy in his mid twenties and that furthermore puts stress on her and her son’s relationship.
Height: 5’9 – 6’1
Ridley is the son of Sal’s mistress, Elaine. His father walked out on him and his mother when he was seven. An event Sal would constantly rub in Ridley’s face whenever he would try to “discipline” him. To Sal, Ridley is the obstacle that is keeping his relationship with Elaine from being completely perfect and there is a palpable animosity between them whenever they are in a room together. As well, Ridley and Domenick have animosity between them as well.
Personality: Ridley is the anti-Domenick. He has no trouble standing up to Sal and he’s doesn’t need a crutch of some sort. Ridley also has a decent relationship with Quentin and is well-liked by Ray. Ridley views Domenick as being pathetic, but also in the same breath feels sorry for him.
Height: 5’7 – 5’11
Sylvester was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. As far as he could remember he was always an orphan and spent his youth being raised in a variety of shitty foster homes. The difficultly of his childhood hardened him and made him into a survivor first and foremost, regardless of whether it was moral or immoral. At sixteen he ran away from his latest foster home and lived on the streets running hustles until he was taken in by a New York mobster. There his survivalist skills were honed and his new family was impressed by his unflinching ability of just doing what had to be done. After seven years of this, Sylvester decided to branch out on his own a bit and he bought, renovated, and opened his own strip club, The Pink Slipper.
Personality: Though he has friends, Sylvester is a survivor first and foremost. When it comes down to it, he is neither good nor bad. Just whatever that has to be done in either category benefits him in some manner. He has an INTENSE sexual foot fetish and an affinity for hitting on his strippers. He gets along fine with Quentin but when it comes to Ray, personalities
OTHER COMPENSATION: Film credit, DVD copy, Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: Friday, May 16th 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: email@example.com
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, May 18th 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 1:30pm
AUDITION END TIME: 5:30pm
AUDITION LOCATION: 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028
SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITION:
Seeking actors and actresses of any race between the ages of 23 and 34 for an independent TV pilot. Looking for thespians that are reliable and take their craft seriously.